History CombatPragmatist / VideoGames

18th May '16 9:59:12 AM PixelKnight
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* The final boss of a Genocide run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], whom you've given ''very'' good reasons to resort to this trope. Unlike every other enemy, they get to take the first turn, and they take full advantage of it by throwing you right into facemelting blitz of attacks. If you try to fight them, they'll just [[NonchalantDodge casually sidestep]] your attack ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "What? You think I'm just going to stand there and take it?"]]), blatantly defying the rules of turn-based [=RPGs=]. Later on, they'll even attack you [[InterfaceScrew while you're in the menu between turns]]. At the end of the battle, they top it all off by [[spoiler:doing nothing during their turn so it'll last forever, so that you'll be forced to give up and quit the game. Unfortunately for them, this strategy doesn't work out.]]

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* The final boss of a Genocide run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], whom you've given ''very'' good reasons to resort to this trope. Unlike every other enemy, they get to take the first turn, and they take full advantage of it by throwing you right into facemelting blitz of attacks. If you try to fight them, they'll just [[NonchalantDodge casually sidestep]] your attack ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "What? You think I'm just going to stand there and take it?"]]), [[SNKBoss blatantly defying the rules of turn-based [=RPGs=]. RPGs.]] Later on, they'll even attack you [[InterfaceScrew while you're in the menu between turns]]. At the end of the battle, they top it all off by [[spoiler:doing nothing during their turn so it'll last forever, so that you'll be forced to give up and quit the game. Unfortunately for them, this strategy doesn't work out.]]
17th May '16 2:13:30 PM Willbyr
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* Sora in KingdomHearts is this; he's somewhat lacking in true swordsmanship, so he uses his Keyblade as a club. The second game, in particular, gives him numerous Action Commands that depict him disarming opponents and attacking from behind.

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* Sora in KingdomHearts Franchise/KingdomHearts is this; he's somewhat lacking in true swordsmanship, so he uses his Keyblade as a club. The second game, in particular, gives him numerous Action Commands that depict him disarming opponents and attacking from behind.
3rd Apr '16 11:35:09 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The final boss of a Genocide run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]]. Unlike every other enemy, they get to take the first turn, and they take full advantage of it by throwing you right into facemelting blitz of attacks. If you try to fight them, they'll just [[NonchalantDodge casually sidestep]] your attack ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "What? You think I'm just going to stand there and take it?"]]), blatantly defying the rules of turn-based [=RPGs=]. Later on, they'll even attack you [[InterfaceScrew while you're in the menu between turns]]. At the end of the battle, they top it all off by [[spoiler:doing nothing during their turn so it'll last forever, so that you'll be forced to give up and quit the game. Unfortunately for them, this strategy doesn't work out.]]

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* The final boss of a Genocide run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]].skeleton]], whom you've given ''very'' good reasons to resort to this trope. Unlike every other enemy, they get to take the first turn, and they take full advantage of it by throwing you right into facemelting blitz of attacks. If you try to fight them, they'll just [[NonchalantDodge casually sidestep]] your attack ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "What? You think I'm just going to stand there and take it?"]]), blatantly defying the rules of turn-based [=RPGs=]. Later on, they'll even attack you [[InterfaceScrew while you're in the menu between turns]]. At the end of the battle, they top it all off by [[spoiler:doing nothing during their turn so it'll last forever, so that you'll be forced to give up and quit the game. Unfortunately for them, this strategy doesn't work out.]]
23rd Mar '16 2:05:05 AM thatmadork
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** Erron Black from ''X'' is a gunslinger who doesn't really have a problem with shooting someone in the face at point-blank range. One of his Brutalities is him tackling the opponent to the floor and then [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill emptying every shot in his two revolvers into the poor sod's mug]].
1st Mar '16 11:07:23 PM erforce
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* The protagonists in SpecOpsTheLine become increasingly pragmatic as the game progresses, using brutal takedowns and burying enemies under hundreds of kilos of sand.
* There is a reason why the ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' series has been called a bumfight simulator. 2x4s, pipes, axes, shovels and bricks can be used in both games.

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* The protagonists in SpecOpsTheLine ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine become increasingly pragmatic as the game progresses, using brutal takedowns and burying enemies under hundreds of kilos of sand.
* There is a reason why the ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' series has ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' have been called a bumfight simulator.simulators. 2x4s, pipes, axes, shovels and bricks can be used in both games.
16th Feb '16 8:33:52 PM KillerClowns
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* Wrestling skill in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', aside from the obvious locks, throws and chokeholds, lets you do such interesting things as gouging out eyes, twisting your weapon in the wound, and tearing off parts of the other guy's face. The AI doesn't make very efficient use of it, while [[Community/DwarfFortress]] has distilled the most efficient techniques into a FantasticFightingStyle.

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* Wrestling skill in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', aside from the obvious locks, throws and chokeholds, lets you do such interesting things as gouging out eyes, twisting your weapon in the wound, and tearing off parts of the other guy's face. The AI doesn't make very efficient use of it, while [[Community/DwarfFortress]] [[Community/DwarfFortress the community]] has distilled the most efficient techniques into a FantasticFightingStyle.
29th Jan '16 3:48:10 PM KillerClowns
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* Wrestling skill in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', aside from the obvious locks, throws and chokeholds, lets you do such interesting things as gouging out eyes, twisting your weapon in the wound, and tearing off parts of the other guy's face. Sadly, the AI doesn't make very efficient use of it.

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* Wrestling skill in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', aside from the obvious locks, throws and chokeholds, lets you do such interesting things as gouging out eyes, twisting your weapon in the wound, and tearing off parts of the other guy's face. Sadly, the The AI doesn't make very efficient use of it.it, while [[Community/DwarfFortress]] has distilled the most efficient techniques into a FantasticFightingStyle.
8th Jan '16 6:58:47 AM Folamh3
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* Trane in ''VideoGame/MarcEcko'sGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'' isn't above hitting enemies when they're down, lighting them on fire with spray cans or just [[GroinAttack punching them in the goulies]].

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* Trane in ''VideoGame/MarcEcko'sGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'' ''VideoGame/MarcEckosGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'' isn't above hitting enemies when they're down, lighting them on fire with spray cans or just [[GroinAttack punching them in the goulies]].
8th Jan '16 6:58:30 AM Folamh3
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* Trane in ''VideoGame/MarcEcko'sGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'' isn't above hitting enemies when they're down, lighting them on fire with spray cans or just [[GroinAttack punching them in the goulies]].
2nd Jan '16 4:08:32 AM porkyThegrumpiest
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** Medics forced to kill someone themselves ''never'' fight fair, they abuse their HealingFactor, superior speed, and their favorite weapon, the Blutsaugr has LifeDrain to boot, they basically shoot you, get out with half health, heal up, repeat, until you're dead.

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** Medics forced to kill someone themselves ''never'' fight fair, they abuse their HealingFactor, superior speed, and their favorite weapon, the Blutsaugr Blutsauger has LifeDrain to boot, they basically shoot you, get out with half health, heal up, repeat, until you're dead.
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