History IdiotPlot / VideoGames

27th Nov '16 4:08:35 PM PastryPerson
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* 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, two of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant and a ghoul, both of whom are immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if either 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 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, two three of the possible companions in the game are a super mutant and mutant, a ghoul, and a robot, both of whom are immune to radiation. The characters could send one of them in (if either 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.
4th Nov '16 8:00:00 PM immortalfrieza
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*** Somehow even Shadow HIMSELF has on numerous occasions stated that he and Sonic look alike, despite the two in actuality barely resembling each other. In particular, Heroes has an amnesiac Shadow saying that Sonic "looks like (his) twin."
4th Nov '16 4:16:44 PM PurpleAlert
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* ''VudeiGane/StellaGlow'' is built on this. The excuse is that [[spoiler: Hilda]] had tried to explain what was going on in the past, it's just that no one believed her. The problem is that not only does she never try to explain it to the heroes until after the shit hits the fan, even though she has a corroborating witness who is held in high regard in the Lambert royal court, she also has no problem with her subordinates gleefully reveling in violence. You know you have this trope when someone is shocked to hear that a village-destroying spell called ''the Song of Ruin'' might be misconstrued as a bad thing.
23rd Oct '16 10:49:03 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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*** 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.

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*** 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.build (itself a laughably stupid assertion treated as some kind of hard fact). 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.
14th Oct '16 4:00:30 AM Trueman001
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* ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly''. Why didn't Willy just fire Maria, then hire a new housekeeper when fresh from a good night's sleep?
10th Sep '16 1:33:08 AM jroggs
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', the citizens of the DC universe become self-aware enough to realize that Arkham Asylum has a terrible track record of keeping its inmates penned up. So they solve the problem by sectioning off a huge swathe of Gotham into a walled prison ghetto and outsourcing the guard duty to shady mercenaries. This program would have obviously turned thousands of the city's people into refugees, closed hundreds of businesses, and cost a disgusting amount of money to finance, while only giving criminals even more freedom and turning the most dangerous ones into powerful warlords. But hey, now Batman has a large urban environment to zip around in and beat up almost anyone he sees.


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* During the first act of ''VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones'', Ethan (the new lord of House Forrester) must choose a new Sentinel to see to the defense of Ironrath Castle. The position is prestigious and conveys a little extra authority. The two men suited for the position, however, are both high-ranking servants of the house who were already doing their utmost to preserve Ironrath. Whoever Ethan chooses appreciates the gesture, while the other feels extremely slighted [[spoiler: and ultimately turns traitor]]. It ultimately feels like the only purpose in naming a Sentinel is to stir up jealousy and divisiveness.
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.
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