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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract (turn-based or semi-real-time) battle systems of traditional RPGs.
Grabbing the attention of a nearby enemy NPC. Usually leads to them attacking.
An innate ability to control the behavior and direction of the air. This ability can also be used to create and control bursts of wind.
In game terms alchemy is typically an item creation system. Centuries ago it was the pursuit of changing normal metals into gold, unsuccessfully.
A fat ghoul-like creature that likes to prepare its own meals.
An often used plot device where the main character wakes up and has lost all their memories. The game usually centers around getting your memory back or uncovering the events that lead to your confusion.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
A plant-like creature in The Witcher which usually appears in spots where a serious crime has been committed.
An armored hound is a heavily armored, dog-like creature. They are generally mutated, either on purpose or by accident.
Astral projection (or astral travel) is an out-of-body experience, where the spirit of a being detaches itself from the physical plane and is able to circumvent some or all physical limitations.
The absence of belief in the existence of gods.
The spiritual successor to the Infinity Engine. This 3D engine made its appearance in the Neverwinter Nights series, and provided a toolset along with multiplayer where players could be Dungeon Masters and make their own stories and play them out with friends.
Backtracking is the act of navigating through previously explored areas, usually for the purpose of progressing in an objective-based adventure game. Players who are lost may also backtrack to reorient themselves.
Poet and scholar, singer and narrator. A lover of wine, women and song, the bard is the iconic minstrel of the medieval world.
Barghest is a legendary, monstrous dog that makes an appearance in several RPGs.
Whether you're trying to stay alive for a certain time period or just trying to gain the upper hand in a fight, being able to make a barricade is crucial to your survival.
Basilisks are small serpentine creatures that can kill adventurers with a single glance or turn them into stone. It is classically referred to as the "king of all snakes" and its name literally means "little king".
Most video game characters, even men, have no hair below their necks. Here are games where prominent characters DO have body hair.
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.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
Sometimes when accepting a quest or mission of killing someone a request is made for evidence that the target (or targets) is dead in the form of the objectives head being brought back to the quest giver.
Some game characters just cannot swim. This usually means automatic death as soon as they hit the water.
Videogames with extreme or controversial content will often be altered for release in certain countries, usually to comply with local laws or prevent cultural misunderstandings.
A cockatrice is a legendary creature, resembling a large rooster with a lizard-like tail.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
When a character is killed, the fallen body's ragdoll physics will fail and the corpse will start to flip about spasmodically. This oOften occurs in open world/sand-box games.
Cows are four-legged ruminant mammals, bred for milk, meat, or leather.
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