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Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract (turn-based or semi-real-time) battle systems of traditional RPGs.
Amiibo is Nintendo's NFC figurine and card program that works across multiple games. Amiibo work natively with the Nintendo Wii U via the NFC reader in the Wii U GamePad and the New Nintendo 3DS. In 2015, Nintendo will release an accessory for the original Nintendo 3DS that lets players use Amiibo on it as well.
Launched by Blizzard in 1997, this service provides a solid online foundation to Blizzard's franchises such as the Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft series. As a constantly evolving service, a new version, Battle.net 2.0, was released in 2010 with the release of Starcraft 2.
Not all bosses can handle the player by themselves. Many use waves of lesser enemies to fight for them while they rest, and some even let these minions do all the work.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
Cults don't necessarily have to be evil or out to destroy the world, but in video games it's usually safe to assume so.
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.
Carefully exploring a large, labyrinthine area full of enemies (i.e., a dungeon) in the hopes of finding treasure, leveling up, or completing a specific task. Having their roots in tabletop games, video game dungeon crawls are found almost exclusively in RPGs.
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
A term that can be used to refer to RPGs that focus more on the action, or brawler action games which focus on hack & slash gameplay.
In many role-playing games, especially Western action-RPGs and roguelikes, items can be found that are unidentified - the player can see limited info about the type of item it is, but not specific stats. Usually a scroll or spell is needed to identify loot.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
The maximum capacity for leveling up something in-game (usually a character).
A MacGuffin is a plot device, having little importance itself, which exists purely in order to motivate characters and/or advance the story.
Mercenaries, Soldiers for Hire, have been found fighting in conflicts since the dawn of human warfare. These hired guns show a desire to turn their talent in the art of death to a more profitable profession.
Never Ending Games is a self-explanatory concept in which a game is unbeatable and never ends, due either to the game having no true ending or because the game is not saved (or truly continued) after the last section of the game.
Content such as modes, characters, maps, ect. that are exclusive to a single platform in a multiplatform game.
Video game combat in which combat actions are performed in real-time, rather than through a turn-based structure.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
A rune is normally an ancient letter or symbol, often carved into a stone or gem, infused with mystical power. In many games they confer new abilities on a character, or add effects to an item.
Worship of the devil or devil-like deities such as Diablo. Satanism is often associated with the sybol known as the pentagram and arcane rituals.
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.
For some reason, some games are named after the opposing person. Sometimes it's because the bad guy is cooler than the good guy.
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