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Games that want you to press A to start.
Puzzle games that also feature some kind of narrative.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
Games where players are given material to read; this includes books, newspapers, and emails.
Games that feature this concept require the player to wait for a certain amount of real time.
The player never really dies, but is revived or respawned with little to no penalty.
Secret achievements are achievements that have a hidden title, requirement and score. This is usually to refrain from spoiling some aspect of the game.
A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object.
Whether it's to restore your health, save your game, just for the hell of it, or all of the above, sleeping in games has numerous uses.
A cloud of fine particles.
Using stealth often requires the player to accomplish their objective without being detected by enemies. Methods of detection can vary from game to game, and can be based on an enemy's line of sight, how quiet the player is, or even how the player interacts with the environment.
Subtitled Silence is when a character remains silent in a section of dialogue and a subtitle box appears usually having an ellipsis (...) or nothing at all. Most common in J-RPGs and dating sims. The character can also make a small moan or grunt.
The ability to move from one area to another instantaneously - typically through some sort of special power or device.
Sometimes when players beat a game, the credits sequence will end with the phrase similar to, "Thank you for playing!".
It's the designer's go-to guy. If they want to steer a player in a given direction they'll lock an in game door and force the player to find a way to either unlock it or find an alternate route.
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
A game mechanic that lets players pause and rewind the action in order to correct a mistake or change a path.
Cutscenes that cannot be interrupted or bypassed through player interaction.
If the protagonist is standing on an unstable platform for a certain amount of time, it will eventually drop. Usually there is a pit below, or some other hazardous danger.
An Unwinnable State occurs either due to a glitch or by designer choice, when the player's actions make it so that the game can no longer be completed. However, the game continues as though it is still possible to finish and win.
An audio signal that contains noise at the same level at all frequencies. Appears on TV screens and video transmissions as static "snow".
A subscription service from Microsoft on Xbox One and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles.
Xelu's Buttons are a set of public domain controller button prompts that have been used in a wide range of titles across multiple platforms.
Pressing a button to zoom-in. For example: in a flight combat game or a shooter without iron sights.
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