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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
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.
The physical and mental turmoil that a person may encounter as a result of a traumatic or otherwise extremely stressful situation.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
When a conscious character perceives something that either does not exist or is a contorted reality manifested by the character's unstable psyche.
A plot device where innocent characters are killed. Sometimes players forced to watch it happen and can do nothing to prevent it.
A game that takes place between the events of two previously-released entries in a series, whether those be games or other media like films.
Horror games influenced predominantly by the look, feel, and themes of Japanese horror cinema, or non-horror games that allude to the cultural horror aesthetic. J-Horror, or psychological horror, is sometimes classified as a sub-genre of survival horror.
The act of killing a child is considered taboo in most games. There are, however, some games that allow this breed of tomfoolery.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
A game which does not force the player to play through the story in a particular order, chronological or otherwise. Some games offer the option of skipping whole chapters entirely.
This is when the events of a story are not in chronological order. Often, the end comes at the beginning, and the remaining story explains how things came to be the way they are.
The PlayStation TV is a media streaming device based on the PS Vita. It can play many (though not all) Vita game cards, as well as supporting some PSN games and PS4 Remote Play.
Therapy is treatment for people with either psychological or psychiatric problems who seek help.
A game that is both a remake of a previous game and a sequel to it.
The proprietary game engine(s) used by the indie games designed using the RPG Maker series of game development software.
Scary Children in scary games. Some speak, some don't but they all stare.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
Popularized by franchises such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, these games typically involve a strong implication of danger, vulnerable protagonists, and disturbing monsters.
A sub-genre of adventure games, visual novels are a form of interactive fiction that usually have very little in terms of gameplay but often focus more on extensive storytelling, character interactions, decision-making and branching narratives.
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