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Some rooms or items have twisted contortions, unnatural laws of gravity, or a generally confusing (yet working) architecture.
A theme used very often in fantasy and sci-fi settings is that of a brutal, totalitarian empire or kingdom whose armies oppress the common people. Evil Empires appear under many names in various game worlds, including simply "The Empire".
An evil organization is a group of super-villans who are hell bent on world domination or something of a similar nature. Usually defeated by a single Spy/Superhero/Average Joe/small child.
The inclusion of skateboarding, snowboarding, or other X-Games fare as a diversion. Popular in the 2000s during the height of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
Somewhat of a cross between Amnesia and Insanity, this is where a character replaces their own real original identity with a new false identity (i.e. a false reality/persona/memories), usually caused by either internal psychological trauma or external brainwashing.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
An unofficial translation of a video game, created by people not associated with the original development team.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
Literally meaning "black film," film noir is a term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. This unique style of storytelling and cinematography is often incorporated into video games.
The fixed camera was made famous by games such as the Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid franchises. Depending on the camera set, up could be down and left could be right. Even in the later generation of consoles, games like the God of War franchise still use this technique.
These games were popular enough to warrant an anime, whether it was a full television series, an OVA (original video animation), or a feature-length movie.
Gamescom 2012 was held in Cologne, Germany, from August 15th to 19th.
Genocide refers to killing on massive scale, often systematic and for political or religous reasons.
Gouraud shading is a method of making polygonal objects appear much smoother by applying a gradient to each individual polygon, effectively blending them. Named after Henri Gouraud.
Description of an healing spell that works over time, that is it brings small chunks of health repeatedly within a certain time-frame.
Non-player characters in video games will often submit to hero worship of the player's character in order for the game to make the player feel truly important. It is commonly-used in the Fable and Mass Effect franchises.
Special or stronger units than standard ones, usually found in strategy games. This is not necessarily the same thing as a superhero or a game's protagonist.
Hidden characters appear only when certain conditions are met. Finding them usually requires great skill.
A plot device where innocent characters are killed. Sometimes players forced to watch it happen and can do nothing to prevent it.
The ability of a player to interact with items or geometry in the game world, whether for story or gameplay reasons or simply for immersion.
Quest givers that task the player with killing an enemy or specific number of enemies.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
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.
Game within a game. Can either have no effect on other portions of the primary game or have drastic impacts. In order to qualify as a meta game it must be outside the normal experience and have seperate rules that govern it.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
CD or DVD based games that are shipped in a single package with 2 or more discs due to limited storage capacity.
This page is about the concept of Multiple Personalities, also known as Split Personalities. This is the concept of a single physical body being host to many separate identities. Isn't that right, Zach?
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
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