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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
The game detects a player's achievement progress and shows some form of progress indicator on-screen.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
The value that determines how many events can take place in a character's turn in pure turn based combat as well as in the modern Fallout franchise.
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.
A compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
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.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
In games, the player is usually the ambushee, not the ambusher, but certain multiplayer and open-world games give players a chance to try this sneaky tactic themselves.
Any being that is humanoid in appearance, with amphibian-like features. This covers frogs, toads, salamanders and newts (caecilians look too much like worms).
Anarchism is the rejection of all government authority.
Animals that follow you or help you on your journey.
In many games the player is given the power to harm and or kill creatures. Many games have been brought to spotlight by groups like the rather militant PETA.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
Ants are small insects that live in nests and work together for a queen. Can be gene-modified to grow huge.
Usually refers to the end of the world.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
Audio logs are short voice recordings that a player comes across within a game that helps inform the player of the game's story and characters.
Characters that are described and interact with the character primarily or only via audio (most often through dialogue, but usually also using some audio effects). As opposed to cutscenes which often emulate film, the way aural characters are presented in games often more closely parallels radio dramas and other audio-exclusive media.
Backtracking is the act of navigating through previously explored areas, usually for the purpose of progressing in an objective-based adventure game. Players who are lost may also backtrack to reorient themselves.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
Games that have been banned, or refused a rating for one reason or another.
Short one-line audio clips spoken by the NPCs that populate the game world. Can be random or in reaction to the player or events.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Bloatfly are an enemy creature in the Fallout series.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
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