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Strategy games which encourage users to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.
Gameplay system where choices in actions and dialogue affect the alignment of the protagonist on a spectrum toward opposite poles. Changes in alignment often modify the course of the narrative, player abilities, and gameplay options.
A bribe is the act of offering money or gifts to a person to gain influence or alter a decision.
The Cold War is the period of tension between the USA and the Soviet Union that dominated world politics from the 1950s all the way up to the start of the 90s.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A common element in the Shin Megami Tensei series and many of its spin-offs. In order to recruit new demons, the player must enter negotiations during battle and appease them so that they feel inclined to join.
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.
If not certain demands or conditions are met, demanding workers/citizens may revolt, demonstrate, switch sides, saboteur or stop working altogether. Does mostly occur in real-time strategy games and business simulators.
When you have the ability to trick two opposing factions into attacking each other.
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
Enemy Capture is a game mechanic that enables the player to capture or charm enemies. The capture mechanics and the ways enemies are used are myriad, but the effects are always beneficial to the player.
One of the three dominant Great Houses in Morrowind. House Hlaalu is known for it's involvement in business and trade. It's willingness to deal openly with foreigners has made it one of the most successful Great Houses since Morrowind's integration into the Empire.
In real time strategy games, Macromanagement or "macro" is a loose term used to describe the ability to produce units.
The mental and emotional condition (confidence, doubt) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand.
The political thriller is a story, often action-oriented, that tends to revolve around two or more nations struggling to gain power. Outcomes are usually found through military confrontations, covert wars, and back alley negotiating.
Many games allow you to add characters to your playable group upon fulfilling certain conditions. This is a central mechanic of many RPG franchises, including Fire Emblem and Suikoden. These can be NPCs or even enemy characters that the player persuades to join their cause, through sidequests or dialogue options.
The act of hiring qualified people for a job or enlisting them for warfare purposes.
How non-playable characters or factions perceive the player character based on their actions or choices in the game world.
A government that restricts the flow of information, or willingly subjugates it's people.
The Treaty of Coruscant was a peace arrangement between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire.
War is a series of organized conflicts carried on by force of arms between two or more nations or groups. Whether it never changes or has already changed is up for debate.
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