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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.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Commonly seen in brawlers, typically with the word "go" next to it, this is an indicator in side-scrolling games of which way to go, and usually an indicator that all of the enemies in an area have been defeated.
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
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Used in fighting games, projectiles are objects that a fighter can launch at another fighter to attack from a distance. While they can be used to simply inflict damage, projectiles are often used to maneuver opponents into disadvantageous positions.
Reptilian humanoids are a common motif in mythology, folklore and fantasy. As a race, they are sometimes cited to be extremely old, even older than men and elves.
Examples: Lizalfos (Zelda), Lizardmen (Warhammer) & Argonians (The Elder Scrolls)
They generally walk upright like any other humanoid and sport some kind of tail.
Souls are the spiritual essence of living things.
An aesthetic sub-genre of fantasy, focusing on brutal barbarians and arcane wizardly magic.
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
The Undead is an umbrella term describing creatures that do not exhibit the key fundamental attributes that are associated with life, such as respiration, and blood circulation. They are divided into two main categories: Ethereal and Corporeal, depending on whether or not they have a body.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
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