Full game = 'nuff said
Seasonal = All sports games, UT2X... full games that have consistent annual/bi-annual release dates. Seasonal games usually recycle the core engine with updates to data, stats, graphics, and in some cases controls, and UI.
Sequels = HL/HL2, HALO/HALO2/HALO3... continues the story. New or used engine is irrelevant.
Episodic = HL2:E1, SIN: E1... a form of sequel whose story arc is told in small snippets.
Expansion = EQ: Prophecy of Ro, AO: Shadowlands WOW: Burning Crusade... major additions to existing games. Generically expansions contain small story additions but usually are limited to lots of extras.
Equating this to television and film...
Full game = Star Trek: TNG (whole series)
Seasonal = ST: TNG, season 4 (whole season)
Episodic = ST: TNG, season 4, episode 175 (Best Both Worlds 2)
Sequels = Star Trek: Wrath of KKKAAAHHHNNN! (different than ST: Motion Picture, thank god!)
Expansions = Star Trek Online (not even a show or film... something different that will add to the Trek franchise)
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