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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
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.
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 game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
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.
On some box art, the main character is facing away.
A game where cards are used to fight your enemies, or one where you make a "deck" with different abilites. Some examples are Culdcept Saga, Yggdra Union, and Phantom Dust.
Many games have had collectible cards as a part of the gameplay.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A special challenge mode offered by some games in which players test themselves against a predetermined scenario, which changes each day.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps you calculate the current health of your opponent.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
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.
These achievements are not official Xbox or Steam Achievements, nor PlayStation Trophies; however, they are designed to encourage the player in the same manner.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
Many games allow you to buy stuff, these are the dudes who help sell it to you. Typically they also engage in light conversation.
A boss fight in which the player must not only battle the actual boss, but must also defeat or defend against auxiliary enemies.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Games that can be played with one hand, typically using only half of a standard controller or only the mouse/keyboard.
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