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A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
A map that is updated in real-time as you play a level. Usually seen in FPSs.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
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 level that is focused entirely on a boss encounter.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
A highly acrobatic hip-hop inspired dance style.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
These big'uns would love to smash you into a pulp by charging full-speed in a perfectly straight line, but if you take two steps to the right you'll be safe and sound ... for a few seconds at least.
A person serving time in prison or an escaped criminal on the run from the law.
A shooter game where the player often is funneled through a more or less narrow path. Not leaving the player much choice in how he will get from A to B.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
Crafting allows players to create their own items with the correct ingredients. It is used mainly in MMOs and RPGs.
An attack that does more damage than usual, usually affected by random chance and some sort of modifier.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
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.
Deadly Gas is used in many games as an obstacle and usually causes the player's health to degenerate over time.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Any object or illusion used to draw an enemy's attention, in order to lure the enemy or distract from the user's activities elsewhere. Both players and enemies have been able to create decoys in many games.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
The concept of using two weapons at once, often for more damage at the cost of accuracy, the use of a shield, grenades, or other similar accessories.
Durability refers to the condition of the currently equipped weapons and armor, among other things. Overusing the said item without repair generally results in it breaking or otherwise becoming non-functional. Many games with role-playing elements incorporate this feature.
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
Eggs or cocoons that give way to enemies.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps you calculate the current health of your opponent.
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
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