The process of engaging in repetitive activity in order to access more of a game’s content. Grinding usually involves using the same strategy over and over again, or is indifferent to other available strategies. It is most often seen in RPGS (especially Japanese-style) and in MMOs.

“While the core shooting mechanics are delightful, Destiny’s obsession with surrounding amazing firefights with a depressingly interminable grind will sour the experience for many.”