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Strategy games which encourage users to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.
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 semi-real-time) battle systems of traditional RPGs.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
Games that are divided into daily (or nightly) chapters.
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.
When a song is played over the end-credits, often by a famous artist.
A plot device where the story appears to be heading to a conclusion, but in reality there's still more to the story. For example, just when you think you've saved the world, the true final threat reveals itself. Often appears in Japanese RPG and visual novel titles.
These are endings that aren't just good, but they give you everything you could want. The world is saved, the hero gets the girl, friendships are made that will last forever, everyone is safe, the villain is gone for good, and all loose ends are wrapped up forever.... unless a sequel is made.
A school of game design often associated with Looking Glass Studios, in which the player is free to act as they choose in a richly simulated world. The term was coined by Warren Spector in his Deus Ex post-mortem.
Group of persona-users that are trying to solve the mysterious murders occurring in the rural town of Inaba. It can be classified as the equivalent of SEES in Persona 3.
Game endings that are meant to be absurd and that fly in the face of a dramatic storyline. Joke endings are often included as bonuses that require the player to beat the game a certain way in order to be seen.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
Moral dilemmas presented to the player that often have a significant effect on the story or other characters.
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
Games that feature more than one storyline, each often paired with a different protagonist. The storylines may intersect, or they may be completely independent of one another.
A mode that allows a game to be replayed after a first completion, carrying over items, experience, weapons, and other elements from the first playthrough.
A game created for the female demographic which puts the player in control of a female protagonist who tries to win the hearts of attractive men. Also called GxB (Girl x Boy) games by some Western fans.
A cutscene or conversation that appears after, or during, the credits -- usually as a means to deliver a cliffhanger and/or plot twist.
A route shorter than the usual one.
A gameplay mechanic where the player must make narrative decisions or dialogue choices in real-time, within a certain time limit, with their choice (or lack thereof) affecting the plot. Timed decisions are essentially a form of QTEs (quick-time events), but differ in the sense that they affect the narrative outcome.
Many games feature storylines about wide, sweeping combat between three radically different factions.
A sub-genre of adventure games, visual novels are a form of interactive fiction that usually have very little in terms of gameplay but often focus more on extensive storytelling, character interactions, decision-making and branching narratives.
War is a series of organized conflicts carried on by force of arms between two or more nations or groups. Whether it never changes or has already changed is up for debate.
The big bad is defeated, the world is saved, and any last minute moral decisions are made, but what happens to all your favourite characters after the credits roll? Some games leave that thread hanging, while others use slideshows, cutscenes, or text to explain what life had in store for them.
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