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Abilitease is an aspect of game design wherein a game will provide a glimpse of your full skill-set at or near the start, only to remove most of these skills, stats, and abilities soon after.
Abstergo Industries is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation worth billions of dollars. Secretly, they are the modern public face of the conspiracy started hundreds of years ago by the Knights Templar, and seek to enslave all of humanity.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
The practice in which a character blends seamlessly with crowds in order to maintain a low profile while on the move
Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
The absence of belief in the existence of gods.
Backstab is a skill utilized most commonly by rogues. By attacking from behind an opponent, backstabs significantly increase the damage dealt. Sometimes a backstab can mean a one hit kill.
A beggar is a pauper who resorts to begging. Some nobles are known to grow weary of their antics.
Begging various NPCs can sometimes earn the beggar a few pieces of silver, but other times it will simply draw the ire of the NPC.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
The Brotherhood of Assassins is a secret society that has existed for almost a thousand years, and which fights from the shadows against the Templar Order to protect mankind's free will.
Some game characters just cannot swim. This usually means automatic death as soon as they hit the water.
When the protagonist is pursuing someone or something in an effort to kill or capture.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
One of the age-old narrative structures in literature, in which a young protagonist faces conflict that transforms him or her into a mature adult. This is an especially common device in RPGs.
Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
The ability to counter a move.
Characters that do not speak the localized language within the context of the game. An example being everyone in Persona speaking English while the story states that they are speaking Japanese.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
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