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When unlocking an Achievement/Trophy, the game you are playing slows down, freezes or "hitches up" for a few seconds after the Achievement/Trophy is awarded.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Present in most action games, where people can say cheesy stuff and get away with it. Usually spoken by the hero, before or after wasting a dude.
Games with stories that involve aliens invading the main character's home planet.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Alternative blood is blood other than the usual red variety.
This concept occurs in many RPGs and Sci-Fi games. The Ancient Advanced Civilization Technology is often a giant weapon (Halo Rings, Giant of Babil, etc.) that becomes a major plot focus in the stories of these games.
In these games, there is an actual number or meter on-screen that shows how much armor the player has. Rather than being treated like equipment or a power-up, this armor serves more as a secondary health pool.
The protagonist arrives by a helicopter, a plane, or similar; the vehicle is subsequently shot down, stranding the protagonist on unknown soil. This can occur either at the beginning of a game or to start off a level.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Biological mechanisms grown in Mental's bio-tanks.
They are adjusted to attack without thinking.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
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.
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.
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.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Games involving any form of vehicular crash landing or emergency landing.
A special device or game mechanic that summarizes and categorizes newly discovered creatures.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
An optical effect formed by beams of light contrasting against areas of shadow in the atmosphere. They are often simulated in video games through volumetric lighting.
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.
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.
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