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Crowd control is the art of whittling down large groups of attacking enemies via the constant reassessment of the greatest threat to the player; achieved by constant player movement, and adjusting the aim to the closest threat, then quickly moving on to the next greatest threat, and so forth.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Missions during which players are tasked with protecting a non-playable character or object from harm until a certain goal is met.
The feudal period of Japanese history, which was dominated by powerful regional families holding large areas of land (daimyo) and military warlords (shogun), between 1185 and 1603 AD.
A system of social and economic organisation which focused on a hierarchical organisation of society. Decentralization of political authority and military power were common in feudalistic societies. Japan and Europe in the medieval period were heavily feudalistic in their organisation.
A term that can be used to refer to RPGs that focus more on the action, or brawler action games which focus on hack & slash gameplay.
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
Horse riding is mostly used in games to get around from one place to another quicker than you could on foot. They can also sometimes be used in combat or racing.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
A game where you eventually receive a map of an area. Like in Metroid Prime you have map download stations to get a map outline of the area. This is the same concept in the exploring Castlevania games.
The mental and emotional condition (confidence, doubt) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand.
Combat based on organic (or similarly functioning) mounts. This can include melee or ranged attacks from horseback.
A type of character-specific special attack seen in all variants of Koei's Musou franchise.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
Objectives that aren't required in order to win a scenario or mission. Completing optional objectives may, however, grant the player benefits such as items, shortcuts or additional assistance.
Porting is a term used when a game designed to run on one platform is converted to run on a different platform. Quality varies, though some titles are packaged with extras.
Samurai, or Bushi (literally, "warriors") were a social class in feudal Japan, equivalent to Western aristocracy, knights.
The military dictators of Japan for nearly 700 years, until the great "opening" and Westernization of the country in 1868. Famous shogun include Minamoto no Yoritomo (the first true shogun) and Tokugawa Ieyasu, whose ascension marked the end of the Sengoku (Warring States) Period.
No point in gathering coins, gold, gil, money, or whatever if you can't buy anything with it.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
Also known as the Sengoku Era, the Warring States Era was an extended period of civil war between Japanese warlords.
Games that feature musical instruments as weapons, whether that be by smashing them over an enemy's head or by firing projectiles via a quick jam session.
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