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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 menu-based battle systems.
Grabbing the attention of a nearby enemy NPC. Usually leads to them attacking.
A term for a humanoid creature with animalistic features which can comprehend everything from slightly feral humans to savage monsters with trace amounts of anthropomorphism.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
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.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
The ability to combine different schools of magic or spells to create a new or enhanced effect. Sometimes this can be done with a partner.
An attack that does more damage than usual, usually affected by random chance and some sort of modifier.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
The concept of using two weapons at once, often for more damage at the cost of accuracy, the use of a shield, grenades, or other similar accessories.
Carefully exploring a large, labyrinthine area full of enemies (i.e., a dungeon) in the hopes of finding treasure, leveling up, or completing a specific task. Having their roots in tabletop games, video game dungeon crawls are found almost exclusively in RPGs.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
This tag is for all games and characters that deal in the concept of gods, demigods, half-gods and the like.
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.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
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
When an enemy drops an item that it had no business carrying, whether it's a robot with a sandwich or a dog with ammunition.
Any object that holds health, ammo, equipment, money, etc. The container must be opened or destroyed in order to procure the items within.
Games that fill up the player's health upon leveling up.
A process by which one player/creature's health points are transferred to another, particularly via a spell, technique or item.
Collecting objects in a game such as weapons, armor, items, and currency. Loot is often associated with MMOs and games with RPG elements.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
Many games such as Shin Megami Tensei, God of War, or Too Human base their story off of or utilize elements from the order of the cosmos as perceived by humans both ancient and modern.
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