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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.
Grabbing the attention of a nearby enemy NPC. Usually leads to them attacking.
Alternative blood is blood other than the usual red variety.
Usually refers to the end of the world.
Attributes are a numerical representation of a character's abilities who have their roots in RPGs. Today, attributes have spilled over to a wide range of game genres.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Belt scrolling is a 2D perspective, side-scrolling action with downward camera angle. The character is able to move not only sideways, but also vertically within a limited area, giving pseudo-3D depth. Mostly used by beat 'em up brawlers, this term is mainly used in Japan and comes from the conveyor belt like viewpoint.
An option that makes the physical character models in the game have enormous heads, and occasionally equally oversized arms. Usually accessed through a cheat code.
Games that are depicted with a predominantly black-and-white appearance, with sequences to this effect, or optional color filters.
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.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Often used as a catch-all term for any game's main story-driven mode of play, campaign mode usually refers to a linear sequence of levels with a continuous story and a definite conclusion, playable single-player and sometimes co-operatively.
Game mechanic that allows a player to respawn as long as at least one teammate is alive.
A person serving time in prison or an escaped criminal on the run from the law.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
An attack that does more damage than usual, usually affected by random chance and some sort of modifier.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
DoT effects are most commonly found in Role Playing Games, and it describes the effects of a gameplay mechanic (often a magic spell) that causes incremental damage over a period of time such as a fire spell leaving someone to continually burn.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
An achievement that is unlocked for completing a game on a certain difficulty level, sometimes granting the achievements for all lower difficulties, and sometimes not.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
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.
Need a sword the burns your foes or a gun that zaps them with lightning? Then Elemental Weapons are the ones for you.
When the player's actions cause enemies to say specific lines of dialog, such as "He's here!" or "Who turned out the lights?"
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
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