cardinal sin

Greek translation: θανάσιμο αμάρτημα

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00:54 Aug 3, 2020
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Tech/Engineering - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Additional field(s): Computers: Software, Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers (general)
English term or phrase: cardinal sin
Definition from What Games Are:
A cardinal sin is a fuzzy term to describe a grievous mistake in game design which sinks a game completely.

Example sentence(s):
  • While we're sure many people will consider the game's shortness a cardinal sin, we'd still recommend you give it a try if you're a fan of '80s and '90s gaming, appreciate lush 2D artwork and desire an experience which firmly lodges itself in your consciousness – even if it doesn't last all that long. NintendoLife
  • And, while this is dangerously close to a gaming cardinal sin, it's also something that is understandable. When you can play through a beautiful experience, why would you slog through something that makes your eyes hurt after and hour and has bugs that could ruin your save? WhatCulture
  • Wasting space is not always a cardinal sin. It really depends on the menu being displayed. However, maps and quests, encyclopedias, books, statistics, and inventories generally need the full screen to be useful. Sapphire Nation
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Greek translation:θανάσιμο αμάρτημα
σφάλμα, παράπτωμα κτλ. που είναι πολύ σοβαρό, ασυγχώρητο
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θανάσιμο αμάρτημα

Definition from ΜΗΛΝΕΓ:
σφάλμα, παράπτωμα κτλ. που είναι πολύ σοβαρό, ασυγχώρητο

Example sentence(s):
  • O creative director του παιχνιδιού, Thomas Grip, μίλησε για τη σημασία της απουσίας επανάληψης στο είδος των παιχνιδιών τρόμου, καθώς είναι “θανάσιμο αμάρτημα”, όπως το χαρακτήρισε. “Χρειάζεται να κρατάμε τους παίκτες σε εγρήγορση καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια. Χρειάζεται να ανατρέψουμε τις προσδοκίες, να διαμορφώσουμε παλιότερες λειτουργίες και να ανεβάσουμε τον πήχη σε σχέση με όλα έχετε δει ως τώρα από εμάς.”, ανέφερε ο δημιουργός. -  
  • το Vice City έγινε ένα από τα παιχνίδια με τις μεγαλύτερες πωλήσεις και επιρροή της τελευταίας εικοσαετίας. Το πιο εξόφθαλμο θανάσιμο αμάρτημά του –μια σειρά αποστολών όπου πρέπει να δολοφονήσεις, επιλεκτικά, μέλη συμμοριών από την Αϊτή, κάτι που ακόμη και η Rockstar συμφώνησε να αφαιρέσει από επόμενες εκδόσεις– δεν επηρέασε το κασέ του. -  

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Yes  Vicky Papaprodromou
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Yes  Vasiliki Nikolaidou
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