Vernacula-X

I've resurrected this old area of the site for two reasons. It's mostly a small glossary of various video game terms. The second reason is that I have a bad habit of using unfamiliar slang including a few that I just made up myself. This area is still under construction and I apologize in advance for spelling errors, mistakes and just out-and-out stupidity. This is meant only as a quick 'oh, THAT'S what that means!' resource. Links to much better sites (many of which are referenced for the more technical bits here) are included at the bottom.


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Action RPG (Full page here.) - These are action games with a lot of elements (character stats, item management, puzzles, world maps, etc.) borrowed from tabletop role-playing games, computer text adventures and early RPG computer games. Examples include Adventure, Tower of Druaga, Gauntlet and The Legend of Zelda. Another variation of these games play just like an RPG, but then switch to an action game engine during enemy encounters (like Actraiser). Other Action RPGs include Golden Axe Warrior, Cadash and Beyond Oasis. The whole genre is often described incorrectly as Zelda Clone, though there are enough true Zelda Clones to be a true genre.

area (Full page here.) - One of the many terms used to describe a section of game play. Many times, area is used as a sub-section of a level or stage (like Level 1 Area 2 or Level 1-2), but some games use the term just like level or Section. Area is often used to describe places on maps as well.


External Info sources and references:
CPS-2 Shock
System 16
Vidgame.net

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