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An abomination is either the result of a demon possessing a living human or elf,
or a undead flesh construct made from corpses sewn together.
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.
Grabbing the attention of a nearby enemy NPC. Usually leads to them attacking.
Animals that follow you or help you on your journey.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
The inverse of an anti-hero. An anti-villain is a villain that portrays him/herself as someone who is just and altruistic while is secretly working towards an otherwise nefarious and villainous goal. Common archetypes of anti-villains are politicians and religious figures who craft a wholesome and good-natured image to hide their evil intentions; this may even sometimes include doing good deeds, but only as a temporary measure to potentially further their true ambitions.
The absence of belief in the existence of gods.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
"A fool trusts his eyes. A wise man fears every rock is a deepstalker." --Dwarven saying
Preferring to bargain rather than battle, Desire Demons play on the hearts of men to possess them.
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.
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.
A subscription service from EA for the Xbox One. Users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles published by EA along with additional incentives.
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.
Slightly above Alphas in rank, Emissaries use Blood Magic to support the darkspawn horde in battle.
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.
Women in Refrigerators (or "Fridging" for short) is an unfortunately popular plot device in storytelling where female characters are killed off or brutally harmed for the sole purpose of having an impact on a male character. The term was coined by comic book writer Gail Simone.
A Game of the Year Edition is any video game that has been repackaged and advertised as having earned either one or many Game of the Year awards from any number of recognized publications or websites, often times with a discounted price and additional content.
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.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A humanoid construct given life through magic. The materials used to create a golem vary greatly.
The halla are a type of horned stag that pull the Dalish landships through the Brecillian Forest.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
Hurlocks are a breed of darkspawn both taller and more muscular than genlocks and often form the strongest part of darkspawn armies.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
Mabari are magically bred dogs, often used in Ferelden as war hounds. A Mabari War Hound can join the Warden's Party in Dragon Age: Origins, and can be summoned as a temporary party member in Dragon Age 2.
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.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
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