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on 20 May 2011 06:51

 
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Games that taught me to spell good.

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1. Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation
Behemoth n. - Any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.
The Behemoth is a generic, higher-level enemy in the game

Gigas n. - The Greek word for 'giant'.
Gigas is a generic, higher-level enemy in the game

Bandersnatch n. - An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
Bandersnatch is a generic mid-high level enemy in the game

Adamantine a. - Utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion.
Adamantaimai is a mid-level enemy in the game, from which the Adaman Bangle can be stolen.

Midgard n. - In Norse mythology, the dwelling place of mankind.
The major city in the game is named Midgar. There is also a notorious enemy named the Midgar Zolom.

Cornucopia n. - A horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply.
Cornucopia is an item which cures 'Mini' status.

Trine n. - A set of three.
Trine is an enemy skill, learnt from one of the hardest bosses in the game!

Circlet n. - A ring-shaped ornament, especially for the head.
The Circlet is an accessory.

Parasol n. - A lightweight umbrella.
The Parasol is an elusive weapon for Aeris.
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2. Deus Ex (Game of the Year Edition) - PC Games
Ethereal a. - Light, airy, heavenly or celestial.
Inputting any type of Godmode or noclip cheat would cause the words 'You feel ethereal' to appear on screen to confirm it had worked.

Plutocracy n. - A government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
Leo Gold: "Don’t believe me? It’s all in the numbers. For a hundred years, there’s been a conspiracy of plutocrats against ordinary people..."

Rhetoric n. - The undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast.
Isaac: "Rhetoric - and you believe it!"
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3. Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation
Ragnarok n. - The destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.
Ragnarok is the name of the Airship used to travel the globe.
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4. Final Fantasy X - PlayStation 2
Cloister n. - A covered walk, especially in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade usually opening onto a courtyard.
In a bunch of temples, you must beat the Cloister of Trials in order to gain Summons.

Sigil n. - A sign or image supposedly having magical power.
Each character must have a matching crest and sigil in order to find their ultimate weapons.

Longinus n. - The Roman Soldier said to have pierced Jesus in his side with a lance whilst he was on the Cross.
The Longinus is one of the ultimate weapons, fittingly, a spear.
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5. Final Fantasy XII - PlayStation 2
Carapace n. - A bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle.
As you are perpetually poor in this game, I used to try and harvest Iron Carapaces in order to sell for slightly-above-pittance pay.
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6. Medieval: Total War - PC Games
Halberd n. - A shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Some of England's finest troops!

Hospitaller n. - A member of the religious and military order originating about the time of the first Crusade and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
Knights Hospitaller are some of the most bad-ass units in the game.

Arbalest n. - A powerful medieval crossbow with a steel bow, used to shoot stones, metal balls, arrows, etc.
A basic ranged weapon in the game.

Pavise n. - A large oblong shield of the late 14th through the early 16th centuries, often covering the entire body and used especially by archers and soldiers of the infantry.
Something for the cowardly arbalesters to hide behind whilst reloading.
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7. Shogun: Total War - PC Games
Daimyo n. - One of the great feudal lords who were vassals of the shogun.
You are a Daimyo, and it's your job to wipe out the rest.

Koku n. - A unit of dry weight, historically defined as enough rice to feed one person for one year. One Koku of rice weights 150kg.
Koku is the currency in the game

Ronin n. - A lordless samurai, esp one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory

Wakizashi n. - A traditional Japanese sword with a blade between 30 and 60 centimetres.
Just another piece of gleaming steel used by your boys to bring death to all comers.

Arquebus n. - Any of several small-caliber long guns operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400.
The first (and most useless) firearms to arrive in Japan during the game.
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8. Fallout: New Vegas - PC Games
Omerta n. - Secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence.
One of the major families are named The Omertas.
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A list of words that I learnt from playing computer games. Who said gaming couldn't be educational?

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at May 25 16:25
AHH great list, I loved majority of these games
so many hours spent, personally I loved the cloister of trials from final fantasy x, was one of my favourite parts about the game
:D
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Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at May 25 19:01
this is extremely interesting to read, especially comparing the definitions with how the word relates to the game. i hope you plan on adding more down the road.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jun 5 18:20
Nice list. A lot of these especially from FF were taken from Greek mythology.

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