History IdiotPlot / VideoGames

6th Aug '16 5:04:17 AM Xlsfd
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*** And where does [=SciLab=] put said Sealed Evil? They put it ''on the internet'' instead of, say, on an isolated computer hidden deep in a military base and protected 24/7 by armed personnel.
29th Jul '16 3:29:54 AM PurpleAlert
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. At least during chapter one, Gary was giving Jimmy a couple good reasons to trust him and didn't openly stab him in the back until the end of Chapter one. However; had Jimmy simply looked for Gary to get revenge instead of trying to get the other cliques to respect him in chapter two, he could have avoided most of the game. Worse, Pete repeatedly tries to point this very thing out to Jimmy but Jimmy brushes it off.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. At least during chapter one, Gary was giving Jimmy a couple good reasons to trust him and didn't openly stab him in the back until the end of Chapter one. However; had Jimmy simply looked for Gary to get revenge instead of trying to get the other cliques to respect him in chapter two, he could have avoided most of the game. Worse, Pete repeatedly tries to point this very thing out to Jimmy but Jimmy brushes it off. The player can attempt to subvert this by looking for Gary themselves, [[ButThouMust but there's not a lot of point in it]] since he never spawns after that point.
21st Jul '16 1:06:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Of course, even worse is the fact that Mario ''wasn't even on the island when the crimes he's accused of were committed'', and there were ''numerous witnesses '''right there''' who could attest to that''. Considering that during the trial, you see a movie with Shadow Mario committing numerous crimes which ''proves'' he looks ''nothing'' like the regular Mario, and this whole scenario hits TheyJustDidntCare territory.

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** Of course, even worse is the fact that Mario ''wasn't even on the island when the crimes he's accused of were committed'', and there were ''numerous witnesses '''right there''' who could attest to that''. Considering that during During the trial, you see a movie with Shadow Mario committing numerous crimes which ''proves'' he looks ''nothing'' like the regular Mario, and this whole scenario hits TheyJustDidntCare territory.Mario.
3rd Jul '16 4:06:55 PM Joseph315
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** Also the majority of Knuckles the Echidna's appearances after his debut in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' count for this considering that he learned that [[spoiler: Eggman only befriended Knuckles initially so he would fight Sonic, while Eggman stole the Master Emerald]], and yet Eggman manages to trick Knuckles in almost every other game to fight or somehow slow down Sonic due to Knuckles being so gullible. His friends has to stage an intervention in [[Anime/SonicX the anime]]. The only reason Knuckles isn't fooled that time is because Eggman just took advantage of them being busy arguing about not repeating this mistake yet another time.

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** Also the majority of Knuckles the Echidna's appearances after his debut in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' count for this considering that he learned that [[spoiler: Eggman only befriended Knuckles initially so he would fight Sonic, while Eggman stole the Master Emerald]], and yet Eggman manages to trick Knuckles in almost every other game to fight or somehow slow down Sonic due to Knuckles being so gullible. His friends has have to stage an intervention in [[Anime/SonicX the anime]]. The only reason Knuckles isn't fooled that time is because Eggman just took advantage of them being busy arguing about not repeating this mistake yet another time.
28th Jun '16 8:31:00 AM mario0987
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** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'':
*** There is a case where the protagonist must figure out how a magic trick is performed, not because it has any relevance to the case but simply because ''the judge wants to know''. Despite the fact that everyone else in the courtroom has figured it out, including your client and your assistant, no-one will help because "[[SeriousBusiness you can't tell a magician's trick]]". One of the witnesses, at least, had the excuse that she was under contract to keep the trick a secret, along with hiding the fact that [[spoiler:she was blind.]] One would think that her employers would make an exception for her standing witness for a ''murder trial'', but apparently not.
*** The case of the prosecution rests on the idea that a frail, fourteen-year-old pianist with no firearms training could fire a 45-caliber pistol without injury, ''despite'' the fact that it is constantly stated that the recoil would be enough to dislocate the arm of a grown man of average build. (This is given a minor HandWave early on; the ''only'' reason such a flimsy case is going on trial is because the Borginian Embassy is pressing for a swift resolution to the case--an in-universe case of ExecutiveMeddling. Likely someone in the Borginian government knew about [[spoiler:the cocoon smuggling going on, and that the murder victim, Romein [=LeTouse=], was investigating it]].) The player also doesn't get to question how his client was supposed to move the body of a much larger man all the way from the dressing room to the stage.

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** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'':
The defendant of Case 2-1 is implicated because the victim apparently wrote her name in the sand. The problem is that a) her name is spelled wrong, despite the fact the two were lovers (this is the contradiction you point out) and no one investigating notices this despite the fact that the two were both police officers and their relationship was well known around the station and b) the victim died from a broken neck sustained in a fall so should not have been able to write the name in the first place.
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' Case 3:
*** There is a case where the The protagonist must figure out how a magic trick is performed, not because it has any relevance to the case but simply because ''the judge wants to know''. Despite the fact that everyone else in the courtroom has figured it out, including your client and your assistant, no-one will help because "[[SeriousBusiness you can't tell a magician's trick]]". One of the witnesses, at least, had the excuse that she was under contract to keep the trick a secret, along with hiding the fact that [[spoiler:she was blind.]] One would think that her employers would make an exception for her standing witness for a ''murder trial'', but apparently not.
*** The eyewitness who saw the crime would have saved everyone a lot of trouble if she had explained that [[spoiler: she heard the crime take place earlier than everyone thought it was committed and at a time when the defendant had an ironclad alibi.]]
*** The case of the prosecution rests on the idea that a frail, fourteen-year-old pianist with no firearms training could fire a 45-caliber pistol without injury, ''despite'' the fact that it is constantly stated that the recoil would be enough to dislocate the arm of a grown man of average build. Even worse, this fact comes up as a plot point latter to uncover the real killer. (This is given a minor HandWave early on; the ''only'' reason such a flimsy case is going on trial is because the Borginian Embassy is pressing for a swift resolution to the case--an in-universe case of ExecutiveMeddling. Likely someone in the Borginian government knew about [[spoiler:the cocoon smuggling going on, and that the murder victim, Romein [=LeTouse=], was investigating it]].) The player also doesn't get to question how his client was supposed to move the body of a much larger man all the way from the dressing room to the stage.
22nd Jun '16 7:09:08 PM MsDevin92
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** Also, just about everyone believes that the main character is [[SerialKiller the Origami Killer]] (even the main character himself, by way of suspecting a split personality)...despite the fact that he was previously in a several-months-long coma, during which most of the murders occurred. His ex-wife and therapist, two of the people who should immediately be able to point this out, are even the ones who tell the police they think he's suspicious!

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** Also, just about everyone believes that the main character is [[SerialKiller the Origami Killer]] (even the main character himself, by way of suspecting a split personality)...despite the fact that he was previously in a several-months-long coma, during which coma when most of the murders occurred. His ex-wife and therapist, two of the people who should immediately be able to point this out, are even the ones who tell the police they think he's suspicious!
22nd Jun '16 7:07:19 PM MsDevin92
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** Also, just about everyone believes that the main character is [[SerialKiller the Origami Killer]] (even the main character himself, by way of suspecting a split personality)...despite the fact that he was previously in a several-months-long coma, during which most of the murders occurred. His ex-wife and therapist, two of the people who should immediately be able to point this out, are even the ones who tell the police they think he's suspicious!
6th Jun '16 3:47:43 AM ZorotheGallade
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*** Eventually, Vanille comes to the conclusion that since the BigBad's plan involves someone in their group, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the best thing to do is to do nothing at all]]. Even after generally agreeing with her, they still charge on like nothing.

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*** Eventually, Vanille comes to the conclusion that since the BigBad's plan involves someone in their group, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the best thing to do is to do nothing at all]]. Even after generally agreeing with her, they still charge on like nothing. Despite Cid telling them the exact same thing literally seconds later.
6th Jun '16 3:43:21 AM ZorotheGallade
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*** Eventually, Vanille comes to the conclusion that since the BigBad's plan involves someone in their group, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the best thing to do is to do nothing at all]]. Even after generally agreeing with her, they still charge on like nothing.
19th May '16 4:23:09 PM thatsnumberwang
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** Leon and Claire splitting up after they meet up in the police station in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' produces one of these as there is no realistic in-game reason for it that doesn't double as a VoodooShark. Their lives are made significantly harder by this decision, not just in a survival sense, but also in an economical sense; one good example being the fact that Leon and Claire end up on two separate quests to find two separate exits into the exact same sewer.

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** * Leon and Claire splitting up after they meet up in the police station in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' produces one of these as there is no realistic in-game reason for it that doesn't double as a VoodooShark. Their lives are made significantly harder by this decision, not just in a survival sense, but also in an economical sense; one good example being the fact that Leon and Claire end up on two separate quests to find two separate exits into the exact same sewer.
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