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Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
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.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Air moving with a considerable force from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Used in games to slow things down, speed them up, or make them hover.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
The form a character takes when they have undergone a fundamental physical or psychological change. This is usually the result of training, magic, or a specific event.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
When platform companies got the idea of selling their product in a colorful box they have included artwork and screenshots of various games that can be played on the platform.
Neglectful and/or abusive parents and parental figures.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
The Bangsian Fantasy is a fantasy trope where famous historical or literary individuals interact within the after-life. It was named after John Kendrick Bangs who often wrote in said manner.
Mythological creatures who bring destruction with their screams. Most commonly take the form of a woman.
A term for a humanoid creature with animalistic features which can comprehend everything from slightly feral humans to savage monsters with trace amounts of anthropomorphism.
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.
The concept of moving blocks around to certain areas such as highlighted squares, or switches, or in order to get past a maze.
The ability to stop or reduce the damage from an oncoming attack.
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.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
A distinct and predictable pattern of attacks or movement a boss takes. This can be based in reaction to a player's actions or simply a stringent script the boss adheres to.
A boss battle seen from the bosses point of view.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
Some creatures don't need guns or swords to hurt you. Instead they pack a punch with some kind of deadly breath attack, be it flaming, poisonous, radioactive, or just plain bad!
Centaurs have the upper half of a man, and the lower half of a horse. Typically they are hunters.
The dreaded Chimera was a terrifying beast that consisted of several animals combined into one.
The distinct animal features were that of a lion, a goat and a serpent, though other variations exist.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Limited editions of games that include extra "perks" like Making of DVDs and a nice and shiny tin with extra box art
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