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3D Platformers are games where movement, traversal and mainly jumping is the core of the gameplay. They are a tridimensional equivalent of 2D platformer one of the most popular video game genres in the third and fourth generation of video game consoles.
The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
A person leading a double life. This character has more than one way in which they present themselves to the world.
This concept occurs in many RPGs and Sci-Fi games. The Ancient Advanced Civilization Technology is often a giant weapon (Halo Rings, Giant of Babil, etc.) that becomes a major plot focus in the stories of these games.
Baditude is being "edgy" in an obviously forced or fake manner. Games with baditude often feature excessive swearing, gratuitous violence, and content meant to shock or offend.
When a character said, "This isn't a game", Jak & Daxter both look at the camera in confuse.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
The new badass way to look, as seen on 90% of hit video game covers.
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.
A style of game that has platforming elements, but with more emphasis placed on fighting enemies than precise maneuvering through the level and its obstacles. Notable examples include Ratchet & Clank and early Ninja Gaiden games.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
In a franchise, it entails the second game that takes on a gritty and dark tone to distinguish it from the first.
It's all in the family.
A double jump is the ability to jump while already in mid-air to get some extra lift. In reality, double jumps are not possible and violate fundamental laws of physics.
Duality discusses the conflict between two opposite forces and their struggle. Those two forces may also complement each other or are the two sides of a scale and must be balanced.
Eco is the fuel that powers many of Jak's abilities in Jak and Daxter. In the later Jak games, dark eco fuels all of the machines and vehicles and is a source of conflict in the world.
Long elevator rides meant to hide the game loading.
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
A group formed after Kor's defeat. It consisted of Krimzon Guard survivors and members of the Underground.
When a developer begs and pleads and offers to do laundry for even a tiny guest appearance, sometimes those famous characters will still flake on them. At least they still have their laundry.
A gunslinger is to guns what a swordmaster is to swords.
HD collections are multiple games in a franchise that have been remastered to comform to HD standards and then put on a single disc.
An Iconic concept of video games is the use of an idle animation for the players character, when during gameplay there's no control given. It's an example of emergent game design, and is used as a way to add depth to action characters.
A concept in a game where the playable character can't run out of ammo, and doesn't need to pick up/buy ammo. In some cases, you still have to reload your weapon, but you will still have an endless amount of magazines.
Games in which the two main protagonists are of different species.
The jumping jack is the technique of carjacking a moving vehicle from another moving vehicle.
The ability to control the direction and/or behavior of lightning; this may also be connected with the ability to generate lightning. Many games involve characters with lightning element attacks. These are unique because of their potency with water.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
A mascot is an iconic character heavily used in the advertising and marketing of a product, franchise, business, or company. Notable mascots include Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ulala, Mickey Mouse, and the Big Daddies.
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