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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Often referred to as Hentai, Eroge is a video game genre which has (usually manga-style) pornographic content and artwork.
Many video game villains oftentimes laugh in evil ways, be it a vicious cackle, a sneering chuckle, or a booming laugh. Common evil laughs often include "Bwa-ha-ha", "Mwa-ha-ha", or "Ho ho ho".
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
Games that feature an antagonist--someone who opposes the game's protagonist--that is a woman.
A game based on an anime.
Harem is a term used to describe Japanese works wherein a single average male character is surrounded by numerous attractive females, most of whom are romantically interested in the main character.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
A love triangle is when three (or more) people are in some kind of romantic relationship with each other. They can become messy and complicated. It may or may not be competitive.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
A weapon that has been forged and/or imbued with mystical energy, magic, or some other supernatural force. It is often required to solve a specific puzzle, or vanquish an impossible foe.
A device by which a character's motivations or expectations are influenced by a suspiciously absent family member.
Nudity is qualified as either exposed buttocks, breasts, or genitalia or general lack of clothing. Video game nudity is largely a rarity outside of the PC market.
A narrative that takes an unexpected turn. Commonly, plot twists come in the form of revealing that the player character is not actually who they thought.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
Romance in video games can either be interactive, in which the player attempts to woo another character, or an unchangeable part of the story of a given game.
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.
An intimate physical activity between two or more individuals.
Female video game characters are often designed with impossible figures and proportions, outfits that are unrealistic, or end up in completely over-the-top poses designed to show off their bodies. Famous examples include Ivy from Soul Calibur series, and the entire female cast of Dead or Alive.
A succubus is a demoness with the appearance of a beautiful woman that seduces men to steal their energy during sexual encounters.
An aesthetic sub-genre of fantasy, focusing on brutal barbarians and arcane wizardly magic.
Witches are women who can perform magic. There can be good witches and bad witches.
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