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Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
Quick Time Events show up in all sorts of games as an attempt to make cutscenes interactive. Press the buttons displayed on-screen before time runs out, or else.
Cutscenes involving real actors on a set or in front of a chroma key screen.
Point and click is an interface featured in a specific kind of adventure game, where players click on objects and characters to interact with them.
The national investigative arm of the American government, the FBI (as commonly abbreviated) is tasked with upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States, and to providing leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
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.
Games based on TV shows, which includes live-action and cartoons.
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.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
Videogames that, for better or for worse, are based on an existing non-videogame franchise. Usually drawn from movies, tie-in games have also been made about TV shows, novels, and even one-hit wonder pop bands.
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