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Alert is a state a game may enter after the player has been overtly detected by enemies, and often brings increased enemy opposition (in numbers, aggression, etc.) while a cooldown timer or meter appears by which the player can gauge the expiration of Alert.
Anarchism is the rejection of all government authority.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Neglectful and/or abusive parents and parental figures.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
Body armor in games acts as additional protection. In most cases, when a player takes damage that would completely affect their health, their body armor reduces the damage taken or takes the damage instead.
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 long, usually ominous hallway leading into a boss fight.
A condition in which two male characters are socially close, but not sexually or romantically, and are often partners.
In some situations, the default camera quickly switches to a different angle for a specific action. An example of this is when a first-person game shifts to third-person view for a rolling maneuver.
The 3rd stage after being spotted in the Metal Gear Series.
A clone is a being created as a perfect genetic duplicate of another being, right down to the DNA.
CQC and CQB are close range combat techniques.
Codec is the communication system used by Snake in the Metal Gear series of games.
Communism is an economic and political ideology which seeks to eventually achieve a classless society that promotes equality in racial, social and religious terms.
Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
Crawling is a form of locomotion in which a person lies down and uses the hands and knees to move around, or by dragging the body along the ground.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Some games portray cutscenes as portraits of characters talking to each other.
Any game that represents a society noticeably worse or less desirable compared to those in the present. This can relate to kinds of political and economic organisation, excessive human suffering, social problems caused by technology, or as a result of an apocalyptic event.
A peaceful elevator ride to the next part of the level or to a boss fight that becomes a non-stop barrage of enemies to fight.
Long elevator rides meant to hide the game loading.
Hostile marksmen who shoot people from a concealed place. Tactics and quick reflexes are often necessary in order to defeat them.
When a character appears to have died a horrible death, but is then eventually revealed to have somehow survived or was never really dead to begin with, often serving as a plot-twist.
Some people will do anything for their families. They will fight, steal and kill to keep those close safe and alive.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
The fixed camera was made famous by games such as the Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid franchises. Depending on the camera set, up could be down and left could be right. Even in the later generation of consoles, games like the God of War franchise still use this technique.
FOXDIE is an engineered retrovirus that targets the DNA and nanomachines of specific personal, and kills by stimulating a heart attack. Solid Snake is the only known host.
The special operations group from Metal Gear Solid that serve as that game's bosses.
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