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A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
Going barefoot is to go without the assistance of any type of footwear including shoes, boots, socks, wraps, etc.
In computer games - especially rpg - they're a great source of booze and often information.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Games that are depicted with a predominantly black-and-white appearance, with sequences to this effect, or optional color filters.
Blindness is an affliction that robs a person of their sight. In games it usually causes physical attacks/projectiles to miss, but magical spells aren't as widely affected.
Games whose menus feature a book-like motif. Often this is featured in games with a fairy tale—style narrative.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
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.
Crabs in all forms and sizes, not just the giant enemy variety.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
An optical effect formed by beams of light contrasting against areas of shadow in the atmosphere. They are often simulated in video games through volumetric lighting.
When characters shed tears - often due to extreme sadness.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Don't you just love it when a game lets you view all the cutscenes without having to play it all over again? Every game should have this feature.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
A post-processing blurring effect used mostly by modern action games, particularly modern first-person shooters. Used to blur foreground or background elements to simulate a lens focus.
It's all in the family.
Dialogue trees are a feature through which the player selects responses from a list of choices, eliciting reactions from NPCs and determining the path of the conversation and story.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
One of the smartest mammals on the planet and star of the Ecco the Dolphin games, dolphins live in the ocean and can perform a variety of tricks. Dolphins also have a particular fondness for fish.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
A puzzle where you have to use your surroundings, i.e. "environment" in order to progress.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
A scripted sequence or even an entire level where the player character is falling from a great height. Gameplay typically includes avoiding debris or battling enemies (or sometimes both).
A device used in many games with vast open worlds, to travel instantaneously from one place to another. It sometime appears in the form of an item or skill.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
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