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This big year-two expansion irons out most of Destiny 2's wrinkles and offers some of the most mysterious, enjoyable content the series has seen so far.
Odyssey takes Origins' formula and expands it to the point of nearly breaking.
Forza Horizon 4's connected world and seasonal weather help make what's otherwise a very familiar-feeling experience feel fresh one more time.
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.
The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
Games that feature stages in which the player is forced to continually progress, chased by a relentless and lethal threat that covers the entire height/width of the screen.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
A special remake, re-release, collection, or installment of a series that celebrates a milestone.
The study of and search for remains of human culture and history (or that of other civilizations).
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
A mode in which a game will play a gameplay demonstration video as a means to entice players into playing the game.
Auto-aiming (or Auto-targeting) allows for a character to attack or interact with an object or enemy that's very near to the player or within their field of vision.
A deadly flow of snow down a mountainside.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
An ability with which a person can uphold exceptional equilibrioception. In other words, not falling over.
These elongated, fearsome, saltwater fish have 27 different species.
Bats are small flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A large ape-like creature that lives in the North-American Wilderness.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
The concept of moving blocks around to certain areas such as highlighted squares, or switches, or in order to get past a maze.
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.
Games whose menus feature a book-like motif. Often this is featured in games with a fairy tale—style narrative.
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.
Boulders that one has to escape are often implemented in games as a homage to Indiana Jones.
Glass that can be broken and destroyed in real-time.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
This shows you how long you have until you start wishing you had gills. When your breath runs out, you may take damage, or you may expire right there, depending on how sadistic the game designers were!
Bruisers are characters who depend on their fist and realize that most of life's problems can be solved with a punch. Typically bruisers don't fight with any real style or technique, instead they tend to simply rely on raw strength.
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