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25th Sep '16 11:39:39 PM Kazmahu
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** ''2'' also has many combo weapons that require hard-to-gather components, multiple combination steps, an awkward deployment method, or all three. However, this is [[InvokedTrope nearly the point]], the awesomeness is usually there and the right ones do offer a large infusion of PP.
17th Sep '16 6:52:56 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** The Ice Arrows and the Skulltula Family's renewable 200 Rupee reward also count. Having a source of infinite money is nice, but collecting all the Gold Skulltulas to get it takes almost the entire game to complete, at which point money really isn't an issue. And the Ice Arrows look cool and cause double the damage of a normal arrow when the freezing effect works, but enemies that ''can'' be frozen generally are not the ones that ''need'' to be frozen, thus making the difficult sidequest needed to obtain them into something of a fool's errand. Their one saving grace is that they're an instant kill on like-likes.

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** The Ice Arrows and the Skulltula Family's renewable 200 Rupee reward also count. Having a source of infinite money is nice, but collecting all the Gold Skulltulas to get it takes almost the entire game to complete, at which point money really isn't an issue. And the Ice Arrows look cool and cause double the damage of a normal arrow when the freezing effect works, but enemies that ''can'' be frozen generally are not the ones that ''need'' to be frozen, thus making the difficult sidequest needed to obtain them into something of a fool's errand. Their one saving grace is that they're an instant kill on like-likes.like-likes and the fact that they work on Armoses greatly simplifies an otherwise very annoying puzzle in the Spirit Temple.
11th Aug '16 6:05:29 PM Lopiny
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ingress}}'' has pretty portal animations...that also reduce your mobile device to the speed of molasses. It's to the point where an illegal third-party client offers the option to turn the animations off.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ingress}}'' has pretty portal animations...that also reduce your mobile device to the speed of molasses.molasses and suck its battery dry. It's to the point where an illegal third-party client offers the option to turn the animations off.
3rd Aug '16 4:30:35 PM MrUnderhill
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* Any Arms Fortress in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore: For Answer'', but two stick out:

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* Any Arms Fortress in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore: For Answer'', but two three stick out:


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** "Stigro" is a speedboat the size of a city block, and [[MultiTrackDrifting can move incredibly fast with its hydrofoil]]... but only in water. Also, it's PointDefenseless, so if you can land on it while it's charging around, you can take it out with just a hit or two from your [[LaserBlade energy blade]] with no resistance.
27th Jul '16 9:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Volaticus glyph in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''. It's not a super jump like the Griffin Wing or Gravity Boots from ''Ecclesia''[='=]s predecessors; rather, it allows Shanoa to freely fly around. But you get it so late in the game, in the Final Approach area of Dracula's Castle, and to add insult to injury, the only two areas that cannot be reached without it are a shortcut back to the Library and Dracula's quarters (which requires this glyph due to the stairs being broken). And if you try to use it when fighting Dracula (which would otherwise be a good idea), he'll [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy swat you out of the air]] with an attack he would otherwise never use. [[ExploitedTrope ...Which you can use to cancel his normal attacks, as it's easy to dodge and he always goes back to his first attack after it.]]

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* The Volaticus glyph in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''. It's not a super jump like the Griffin Wing or Gravity Boots from ''Ecclesia''[='=]s predecessors; rather, it allows Shanoa to freely fly around. But you get it so late in the game, in the Final Approach area of Dracula's Castle, and to add insult to injury, the only two areas that cannot be reached without it are a shortcut back to the Library and Dracula's quarters (which requires this glyph due to the stairs being broken). And if you try to use it when fighting Dracula (which would otherwise be a good idea), he'll [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy swat you out of the air]] air with an attack he would otherwise never use. [[ExploitedTrope ...Which you can use to cancel his normal attacks, as it's easy to dodge and he always goes back to his first attack after it.]]
19th Jul '16 11:24:51 AM AnotherGamer
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*** There is also the Magic Cape. It turns you invisible and untouchable by certain things, but that doesn't extend to enemies. The only time it's necessary for anything is to get one piece of heart. It becomes more useful when the magic meter is doubled, but it still drains quickly.
8th Jul '16 2:09:55 PM ThePocket
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** TNT falls under a similar problem. For general use, TNT is good to destroy a wall or the like if you are mining, but the explosion radius is quite large and items caught in the center of the explosion are destroyed so if you are not careful, you can wind up destroying the rare diamonds or the even rarer emeralds.

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** TNT falls under a similar problem. For general use, TNT is good to destroy a wall or the like if you are mining, like, but the explosion radius is quite large and items caught in the center only a quarter of the explosion are destroyed blocks it destroys get dropped as items, on average, so if you are not careful, you can wind up destroying the rare diamonds or the even rarer emeralds.it's a pretty terrible idea to use it when mining for valuable ore.
30th Jun '16 6:21:30 AM RickTommy
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 5'' and ''6'', the Bullet Bill Capsule/Orb lets you steal 30/20 coins from any opponent you pass, as well as pass roadblocks without triggering them. However, you cannot buy Stars, choose your direction at junctions, or experience other board events.
4th Jun '16 5:49:39 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': The dual pistols. They fire much faster than the regular pistol and [[CaptainObvious allow you to shoot two bullets at the same time]], but the bullets don't go in a straight line, requiring you to keep it for groups of enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': The dual pistols. They fire much faster than the regular pistol and [[CaptainObvious allow you to shoot two bullets at the same time]], but the bullets don't go in a straight line, requiring you to keep it for groups of enemies.
13th May '16 5:48:18 PM Someoneman
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* The advanced professions in ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}''. Sure, being a Special Ops soldier, a martial arts blackbelt, or a cybernetic assassin might seem preferable for taking on the ZombieApocalypse compared to being a hobo, chain smoker, or clown, but given that ''Cataclysm'' is an EndlessGame, it is preferable to spend your character points on stats or traits that are permanently fixed once the game starts rather than on a profession whose starting skills and items may be obtained by any character with enough time and luck.
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