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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 menu-based battle systems.
The absence of belief in the existence of gods.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
The evil horde of twisted beings that, under the leadership of an Archdemon, threaten all of Thedas once every few hundred years, in the form of a Blight. They are essentially generic fantasy orcs, goblins, and trolls, lumped together as one race and given different names.
Preferring to bargain rather than battle, Desire Demons play on the hearts of men to possess them.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
Dwarves are a short, stout race that appear in any number of fantasy games and stories. They are almost always depicted as short with bushy beards similar to vikings. They can also be identified by their love for ale and gold.
Elves are a race found in a lot of games based on a fantasy setting. They are recognizable by their elongated ears and often live much longer than humans. Some are even immortal. There are many variations of Elves.
The accent of someone traditionally from England. Not to be confused with Welsh or Scottish, which are totally different despite being sometimes referred to as simply "British" accent.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
Genlocks are the most numerous breed of darkspawn.
A framing device for storytelling in which the main character is recounting the events of the game's plot (the actual gameplay) to someone as a flashback while they are being interrogated.
The action of inverting the controls for looking and aiming (i.e., instead of pushing up on the analog stick to look up, you push down.)
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
A way for players to level their characters, generally from a RPG game, where they select nodes on a grid to raise the stats of their 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.
When an achievement is only attainable at a single point in a game, it is considered a missable achievement. If a player has missed such an achievement, then he must replay the entire game in order to get it.
Start doesn't mean "A". Start means "start", son. Kids these days...
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
A digital distribution platform owned and operated by EA.
A subscription service from EA for the PC. Similar to EA Access, users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles published with additional incentives.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
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