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An often used plot device where the main character wakes up and has lost all their memories. The game usually centers around getting your memory back or uncovering the events that lead to your confusion.
Attributes are a numerical representation of a character's abilities who have their roots in RPGs. Today, attributes have spilled over to a wide range of game genres.
An Auction House is a place where people can go to buy or sell items they have found or crafted.
A mechanic used mainly in Japanese RPGs of both the action and turn-based variety.
In many RPGs, especially those made in Japan, magic is categorized as black or white. Black magic spells deal damage or inflict negative effects.
Blindness is an affliction that robs a person of their sight. In games it usually causes physical attacks/projectiles to miss, but magical spells aren't as widely affected.
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
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 Concept mostly in MMORPGs. A Buff allows the player to increase their stats for a short period of time.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
DoT effects are most commonly found in Role Playing Games, and it describes the effects of a gameplay mechanic (often a magic spell) that causes incremental damage over a period of time such as a fire spell leaving someone to continually burn.
One or more events from someone's past that negatively affected them. Plenty of video game characters have such pasts.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
Women in Refrigerators (or "Fridging" for short) is an unfortunately popular plot device in storytelling where female characters are killed off or brutally harmed for the sole purpose of having an impact on a male character. The term was coined by comic book writer Gail Simone.
Description of an healing spell that works over time, that is it brings small chunks of health repeatedly within a certain time-frame.
Whether a character never ages or is invincible, immortality represents the inability to die. Sometimes this is a blessing, sometimes it is a curse. Either way it usually makes for an interesting game mechanic.
An in-engine cinematic is a type of cutscene that is rendered in real time using the game's graphics engine.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
Short for mana points or magic points, the resource required to use spells or other special skills in many role-playing games.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
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?
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
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