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29th Apr '16 7:58:42 AM Peridonyx
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** Ness's PSI Magnet ever since the original game (and similar moves (such as the Mii Gunner's Absorbing Vortex) in later games). Absolutely no effect on an opponent, nor any special maneuverability advantage for yourself. However, if you need to heal, yet don't have access to any such items, then this move suddenly becomes your best friend. And immunity to projectiles while doing it certainly doesn't hurt, either.
27th Apr '16 2:06:15 AM thatmadork
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** Similarly, mortar teams tend to get scoffed at by novices, while other players know they're invaluable for stopping a [[ZergRush large infantry push]] dead.
4th Apr '16 4:23:55 PM Peridonyx
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*** Also, you have many kinds of AwesomeButImpractical and SimpleYetAwesome vehicles to choose from. Or you can just take a taxi to get where you need to go -- it's very cheap, it's much safer than risking arrest or death by trying to steal a car in traffic, the AI cabbie drives for you decently enough, and you can call one in from almost anywhere.

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*** Also, you have many kinds of AwesomeButImpractical and SimpleYetAwesome vehicles to choose from. Or you can just take a taxi Taxi to get where you need to go -- it's very cheap, it's much safer than risking arrest getting Busted or death Wasted by trying to steal a car vehicle in the middle of traffic, the AI cabbie drives for you decently enough, and you can call one in from almost anywhere.
7th Mar '16 11:10:01 PM Karxrida
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'': The Fire spell is less powerful than Fira and Firaga, but it has long range and homes in on targets.
7th Mar '16 6:50:38 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMLongWar'', a mod of VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown, adds a few examples:
** The new Infantry class, derived from the Assault class, has no special powers, fancy flanking maneuevres, or flashy explosives. They do, however, get to shoot twice in a turn provided they didn't move. Combined with good Aim and a battle rifle, Infantry can pump out more damage than any other class.
** The new [[TheMedic Medic]] class. They can only equip [=SMGs=] and so have mediocre firepower at all ranges except close, but they ''will'' save your soldiers' lives.
** Flashbangs. Take an equipment slot, does no damage, but cripples the stats of affected aliens and ''very few'' are immune.
3rd Mar '16 10:59:37 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Mar '16 10:58:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TotalAnnihilation'' has a tiny scout unit called a flea, with the weakest weapon and fewest hitpoints of any. Because it's small and fast, though, and the game allows for huge numbers of units, the Flea Bowl AI was created, which builds ''only'' fleas (and supporting resources), yet is surprisingly hard to beat.

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* ''TotalAnnihilation'' ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'' has a tiny scout unit called a flea, with the weakest weapon and fewest hitpoints of any. Because it's small and fast, though, and the game allows for huge numbers of units, the Flea Bowl AI was created, which builds ''only'' fleas (and supporting resources), yet is surprisingly hard to beat.
25th Feb '16 1:43:34 PM LentilSandEater
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* As of this writing, tiers are still in the air for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', however, current thought is that one character absolutely ''dominates'' the game as the absolute best. Who is this character? Dante, with a billion and one moves? Amaterasu, the PhysicalGod who can switch fighting styles on the fly and is said to have no weaknesses? Or Phoenix, who can die and be resurrected as the GodModeSue SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Phoenix? None of the above. For now, the single best character in the game is... ''{{Wolverine}}'', who possesses enough raw speed AND power to turn one confirmed attack into an instant death combo against 90% of the entire cast! He has no fireballs, no grapples, and no devastating assists. He simply beats your ass until you can't get up.

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* As of this writing, tiers are still in the air for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', however, current thought is that In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' one character absolutely ''dominates'' the game as the absolute best. Who is this character? Dante, with a billion and one moves? Amaterasu, the PhysicalGod who can switch fighting styles on the fly and is said to have no weaknesses? Or Phoenix, who can die and be resurrected as the GodModeSue SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Phoenix? None of the above. For now, the single best character in the game is... ''{{Wolverine}}'', who possesses enough raw speed AND power to turn one confirmed attack into an instant death combo against 90% of the entire cast! He has no fireballs, no grapples, and no devastating assists. He simply beats your ass until you can't get up.
23rd Feb '16 3:49:23 AM thatmadork
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** Medium anti-tank guns are ungainly, fragile and can be carted off by the enemy if the crew is killed. However, they are ''by far'' the most economical and effective means for dealing with enemy vehicles in the mid-game, and they ''will'' save your bacon.
** The Kangaroo carrier available for the UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships is not very well-armed, very fast, or even very pretty. However, it's a tank chassis with the turret removed and the interior filled with seating. [[StoneWall It is, therefore, tough]]. ''[[MadeOfIron Really tough]]''. It has the highest carrying capacity of any troop transport - 15 men in four squads - and it allows four men to fire their weapons out of the top without being targeted themselves. It's generally considered to be far more powerful than the Cromwell medium tank it replaces and it covers many of the weakness of the British force, namely their general lack of mobility and inability to counter snipers and flamethrowers.
17th Feb '16 9:54:46 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The [[FanNickname "Man with Two Moves"]], Guile, has a moveset considered to be this in every StreetFighter game. He's been using the same two specials, Sonic Boom and Flash Kick (along with super versions of each) since his debut. And it's still a pain to get past them.

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** The [[FanNickname "Man with Two Moves"]], Guile, has a moveset considered to be this in every StreetFighter ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' game. He's been using the same two specials, Sonic Boom and Flash Kick (along with super versions of each) since his debut. And it's still a pain to get past them.them.
** Canonically speaking, Ryu is a living example, as his fighting style eschews the fancy legwork of Ken's form and instead focuses inward, giving him solid fundamental martial arts and a strong connection with his ki. Appropriately, this leads to GameplayAndStoryIntegration as Ryu has an answer for everything, even though it could be as simple as throwing a ball of ki or jumping into the air with a rising uppercut (instead of torpedoing himself across the arena or doing a fancy sommersault kick). World champion ''Street Fighter'' player Daigo Umehara is often seen playing as Ryu and he's made Ryu's simple three-move arsenal work wonders, even though he doesn't have the more exciting-albeit-bombastic moves of an El Fuerte or Rufus.
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