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Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
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.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract turn-based or menu-based battle systems.
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.
Ability to play as a non-human or extraterrestrial character.
Any being that is humanoid in appearance, with amphibian-like features. This covers frogs, toads, salamanders and newts (caecilians look too much like worms).
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.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
One of the original founders of the Citadel Council, the Asari are natural biotics who are among the smartest and most diplomatic species in the galaxy.
Characters that have an Australian accent.
Autism describes a loose collective of neurodevelopmental conditions, the most common of which tend to be difficulty socializing, repetitive behavior, and sensory sensitivity.
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.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
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.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Biotics is a technology in the Mass Effect universe that describes an individual's ability to manipulate dark energy fields. It is highly valuable in combat due to its various applications such as protective shields, telekinesis, and gravity manipulation.
Bipedal Digitigrades stand, walk or run with its toes touching the ground and the rest of its foot lifted, creating a the legs to bow backwards and then forwards, while also standing upright like a human being would. This is popularly seen in anthropomorphic animal characters, aliens or monsters, Werewolves being a prime example. Unguligrades are similar but instead of toes, they have hooves.
Consisting of Krogan and Vorcha, Blood Pack is one of three rival mercenary groups in Mass Effect 2.
A mercenary organization found in the Mass Effect universe. They play a large role in Mass Effect 2.
A clone is a being created as a perfect genetic duplicate of another being, right down to the DNA.
These games have an official mobile app that integrates or communicates with a main game.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
A common puzzle in video games set in urban or modern settings.
When characters shed tears - often due to extreme sadness.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Dancing is the movement of a body, usually rhythmic and to some kind of music. A lot of times, it happens between two people and may be romantic.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
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