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Released Oct 05, 1988
8-bit can be a reference to actual computing power, or it can be a retro look for videogames that want to recall a bygone era.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
When developers and publishers can't resist putting themselves in their games, either in the title or actually within the game itself.
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.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Grid-based movement limits players, and other entities in a game, to moving through the game world in increments of whole squares on a grid. It has been a common staple of turn-based strategy games since the earliest board games of antiquity. It was also used by early RPGs.
Constantly killing creatures without doing official quests or objectives, to advance in rank or level.
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
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
Ghostly lights that can sometimes be seen near swamps.
This phenomena has been attributed to ghosts, fairies, and biogas.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
A digital distribution platform owned and operated by EA.
A subscription service from EA for the PC. Similar to EA Access, users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles published with additional incentives.
An overworld is a simplified view of the game world that allows players to freely move to different locations or levels.
A system in which the player is allowed to control multiple characters. Most commonly seen in role playing games. Can also be used to describe party systems in the MMORPG genre, which brings a group of players together to accomplish various tasks.
Console games that derive from a past PC exclusive release, either due to popular demand or poor sales.
Developers can't seem to resist filling video game graveyards with interactive tombstones full of witty sayings and inside jokes, particularly in fantasy RPGs.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
A story-telling technique whereby additional story information is written in a fictional alphabet or language that can be deciphered by following in-game clues.
An aesthetic sub-genre of fantasy, focusing on brutal barbarians and arcane wizardly magic.
Enemies and NPCs are only able to move or attack when the player character moves; otherwise, they stay still. Most often this is seen in roguelikes and games with grid-based movement.
Turn-based games divide game actions into distinct parts, called turns. This gives the player time to strategically choose actions as the battle or events unfold.
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