History IdiotPlot / VideoGames

19th May '17 8:40:46 PM CerotechOmega
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]]}}.

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]]}}.release]]]].
19th May '17 12:30:20 PM Yalsaris63
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]].

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]].release]]}}.
19th May '17 12:29:59 PM Yalsaris63
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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the ''VideoGame/{X}'' games as we know today.
* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]].

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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the ''VideoGame/{X}'' ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' games as we know today.
* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]].
19th May '17 12:29:12 PM Yalsaris63
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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the ''VideoGame/{X}-Universe'' games as we know today.

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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the ''VideoGame/{X}-Universe'' ''VideoGame/{X}'' games as we know today.
19th May '17 12:28:40 PM Yalsaris63
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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the X-Universe games as we know today.

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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the X-Universe ''VideoGame/{X}-Universe'' games as we know today.
11th May '17 8:37:43 PM MATT_SUNSTON
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** Another example appears in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. The first of two trials in the game's fifth and final case pits Apollo and Athena against Phoenix in a civil trial. Phoenix appears quite out-of-character until near the very end, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:his client is holding Maya hostage to force his cooperation in the case. This plot is in itself a RecycledScript of the second game's final case, which placed Phoenix in the same scenario.]] The first time, it was only after he convinced himself to inform others of what had happened and accept their help that he was able to avert the crisis. In the civil trial, however, [[spoiler:Phoenix simply behaves as if he didn't learn a single thing from the first time this happened, which to the audience causes him to appear as if he is acting completely out-of-character and causing an entirely unnecessary conflict between himself and his employees.]] In addition, Athena suffers from the same problem. Despite [[spoiler:learning about Maya's kidnapping offscreen between court sessions, Athena simply [[BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible decides to keep her mouth shut and leave Apollo -- and by extension the player -- completely in the dark.]]]]

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** Another example appears in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. The first of two trials in the game's fifth and final case pits Apollo and Athena against Phoenix in a civil trial. Phoenix appears quite out-of-character until near the very end, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:his client is holding Maya hostage to force his cooperation in the case. This plot is in itself a RecycledScript of the second game's final case, which placed Phoenix in the same scenario.]] The first time, it was only after he convinced himself to inform others of what had happened and accept their help that he was able to avert the crisis. In the civil trial, however, [[spoiler:Phoenix simply behaves as if he didn't learn a single thing from the first time this happened, which to the audience causes him to appear as if he is acting completely out-of-character and causing an entirely unnecessary conflict between himself and his employees.]] In addition, Athena suffers from the same problem. Despite [[spoiler:learning about Maya's kidnapping offscreen between court sessions, Athena simply [[BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible decides to keep her mouth shut and leave Apollo -- and by extension the player -- completely in the dark.]]]]]] And then there's the fact that Dhurke, who ''knows'' better than ''anyone'' that Maya is in fact quite safe, refuses to let Phoenix in on it.]]
7th May '17 5:42:38 AM BSonirachi
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** The plot of ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''. Eggman manages to successfully break into Sonic's house and...merely slows him down by replacing his sneakers with fake slow-down shoes rather than simply [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim killing him in his one moment of weakness]].


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* The plot of ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is driven by Kirby trying to get his stolen strawberry shortcake back, and it gets more ridiculous when Meta Knight takes a chest from the Squeaks and Kirby believes it has his cake inside. Meta Knight could have completely shut down the last portion of the game if he had spent a couple of minutes to explain things to Kirby, but nope! He chooses to make off with the chest, and Kirby chases after him, leading to {{spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Dark Nebula's release]].
7th May '17 2:40:30 AM Kadorhal
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* One has to wonder about the ''{{Pokemon}}'' world.
** Very rarely does anyone find the teams suspicious, even when they're clearly stealing things (like Teams Magma and Aqua, who are [[ObviouslyEvil so obvious that it's almost painful]]). It's never explained why few people other than some ten-year-old Pokémon trainer ever bother to do anything in a world that is full of people who have been using Pokémon for much longer. It's understandable that apparently said ten-year-old is apparently a prodigy (since all other Champions are at least five years older), but someone other than Lance, Cynthia, Looker, and Steven should have at least ''noticed''.
*** This reaches new levels of stupidity in ''VideoGame/PokemonXandY'' when the BigBad announces to the world that he's going to [[OmnicidalManiac murder everyone]]. This is a good time for the authorities or [[InterpolSpecialAgent Looker]] [[note]] the guy who since [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Gen IV]] is always hunting down the current BigBad [[/note]] to arrive right? Nope he doesn't arrive until after you beat the BigBad, even then he's pretty useless. And no police, nor officials, or really anyone cares enough to stand up to this publicly announced genocide.
** The Forbidden Land of [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Or]][[VideoGame/PokeminXDGaleOfDarkness re]] is a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, [[PoliceAreUseless the police are bloody failures]], but Cipher heeds the First Rule of Warfare - "don't let the enemy know what you don't want them to know". The only way the player character (a rogue Snagem goon in the first game, a prodigal agent in the second) can learn anything is to engage Cipher firsthand, and everyone else is left in the dark. As one troper said, a Plasma Grunt said that Teams Rocket and Galactic failed because they were too overt; Cipher would be a dream team for them.
** In the first games, a house was robbed, footprints and destroyed furniture are everywhere and there is a human-sized hole in the wall. At least 3 officers are in- or outside the house. But guess what? The ObviouslyEvil thief is less than 10 meters away from the house, rummaging through his stuff and only a 10 year old kid notices.

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* One has to wonder about the ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world.
** Very rarely does anyone find the teams suspicious, even when they're clearly stealing things (like Teams Magma and Aqua, who are [[ObviouslyEvil so obvious that it's almost painful]]). It's never explained why few people other than some ten-year-old Pokémon trainer ever bother to do anything in a world that is full of people who have been using Pokémon for much longer. It's understandable that apparently said ten-year-old is apparently a prodigy (since all other Champions are at least five years older), but someone other than Lance, Cynthia, Looker, and Steven should have at least ''noticed''.
*** This reaches new levels of stupidity in ''VideoGame/PokemonXandY'' when the BigBad announces to the world that he's going to [[OmnicidalManiac murder everyone]]. This is a good time for the authorities or [[InterpolSpecialAgent Looker]] [[note]] the Looker]][[note]]the guy who since [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Gen IV]] is always hunting down the current BigBad [[/note]] BigBad[[/note]] to arrive arrive, right? Nope Nope, he doesn't arrive until after ''after'' you beat the BigBad, big bad, and even then he's pretty useless. And no police, nor officials, or really anyone cares enough to stand up to this publicly announced publicly-announced genocide.
** The Forbidden Land of [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Or]][[VideoGame/PokeminXDGaleOfDarkness Or]][[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness re]] is a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, [[PoliceAreUseless the police are bloody failures]], but Cipher heeds the First Rule of Warfare - "don't let the enemy know what you don't want them to know". The only way the player character (a rogue Snagem goon in the first game, a prodigal agent in the second) can learn anything is to engage Cipher firsthand, and everyone else is left in the dark. As one troper said, This is highlighted in ''Black & White'' when a Plasma Grunt said grunt notes that Teams Rocket and Galactic failed because they were too overt; Cipher would be a dream team for them.
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** In the first games, a house was robbed, footprints and destroyed furniture are everywhere and there is a human-sized hole in the wall. At least 3 officers are in- in or outside the house. But guess what? The ObviouslyEvil thief is less than 10 meters away from the house, rummaging through his stuff new finds, and only a 10 year old kid notices.



* The ending of ''Video game/{{Fallout 3}}'' potentially has a whole group of people making a really dumb decision. [[spoiler: The Lone Wanderer is forced to either make a HeroicSacrifice or make another human character do it (depending on the player's chosen place on the KarmaMeter). Either way, someone has to get doused with a lethal amount of radiation. However, three of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant, a ghoul, and a robot, who are all immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if any one is present) with no loss of life.]] Yet they both state something along the lines of "This is something you must do" in the base game.

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* The ending of ''Video game/{{Fallout ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' potentially has a whole group of people making a really dumb decision. [[spoiler: The Lone Wanderer is forced to either make a HeroicSacrifice or make another human character do it (depending on the player's chosen place on the KarmaMeter). Either way, someone has to get doused with a lethal amount of radiation. However, three of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant, a ghoul, and a robot, who are all immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if any one is present) with no loss of life.]] Yet they both state something along the lines of "This is something you must do" in the base game.



* In ''Video game/XenobladeChroniclesX'':

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* In ''Video game/XenobladeChroniclesX'':''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':
2nd May '17 11:23:55 PM MATT_SUNSTON
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** Another example appears in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. The first of two trials in the game's fifth and final case pits Apollo and Athena against Phoenix in a civil trial. Phoenix appears quite out-of-character until near the very end, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:his client is holding Maya hostage to force his cooperation in the case. This plot is in itself a RecycledScript of the second game's final case, which placed Phoenix in the same scenario.]] The first time, it was only after he convinced himself to inform others of what had happened and accept their help that he was able to avert the crisis. In the civil trial, however, [[spoiler:Phoenix simply behaves as if he didn't learn a single thing from the first time this happened, which to the audience causes him to appear as if he is acting completely out-of-character and causing an entirely unnecessary conflict between himself and his employees.]] In addition, Athena suffers from the same problem. Despite [[spoiler:learning about Maya's kidnapping offscreen between court sessions, Athena simply [[BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible decides to keep her mouth shut and leave Apollo -- and by extension the player -- completely in the dark.]]]]



* The ending of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 3}}'' potentially has a whole group of people making a really dumb decision. [[spoiler: The Lone Wanderer is forced to either make a HeroicSacrifice or make another human character do it (depending on the player's chosen place on the KarmaMeter). Either way, someone has to get doused with a lethal amount of radiation. However, three of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant, a ghoul, and a robot, who are all immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if any one is present) with no loss of life.]] Yet they both state something along the lines of "This is something you must do" in the base game.

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* The ending of ''Videogame/{{Fallout ''Video game/{{Fallout 3}}'' potentially has a whole group of people making a really dumb decision. [[spoiler: The Lone Wanderer is forced to either make a HeroicSacrifice or make another human character do it (depending on the player's chosen place on the KarmaMeter). Either way, someone has to get doused with a lethal amount of radiation. However, three of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant, a ghoul, and a robot, who are all immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if any one is present) with no loss of life.]] Yet they both state something along the lines of "This is something you must do" in the base game.



* In ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':

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11th Apr '17 4:23:20 PM Yalsaris63
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* The ''VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' game as well as the ''X3'' trilogy and ''X: Rebirth'' sequels (''X2: The Threat'' is a completely different story altogether) would have never happened in the first place had the developers not written [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]] that made responsible the existence of an IdiotPlot. Had the Terrans had the common sense to take their time to meticulously and thoroughly fix that one buggy software update meant for the Terraformers, there would be no rampant genocidal self-replicating robots out there to menace the galaxy, if not, the universe, and there also would not have been made possible the birth of an offshoot faction of the Terrans who would end up becoming a LostColony and then get locked into a GuiltFreeExterminationWar with their parent faction over seven centuries later because of paranoiac xenophobia of Artificial General Intelligence ships. It's not like there was some sort of deadline to test it out on the Terraformers or something (although we may never know if there was a something like that). However, [[HumansAreMorons since the virtue of patience isn't found on the Terrans]], [[AIIsACrapshoot we all knew what happened next]]. It seems the developers decided to make an IdiotPlot [[EnforcedTrope the driving force]] of the X-Universe games as we know today.
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