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15th Aug '17 5:44:26 AM Malady
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* The {{Roguelike}} ''{{Elona}}'' grants the ability to the player to do various escort quests, which are also {{Timed Mission}}s. Most of the time this is no problem, as most escortees are solid enough to survive while you kill the various random encounters that appear on the world map, and sometimes even hep you do so. However there is a special case: the RandomNumberGod can sometimes decide that the person you need to escort is a 'Kamikaze Samurai', an ally whose only attack was to charge and blow himself up on an enemy. Good luck on not getting any random encounter!

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* The {{Roguelike}} ''{{Elona}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' grants the ability to the player to do various escort quests, which are also {{Timed Mission}}s. Most of the time this is no problem, as most escortees are solid enough to survive while you kill the various random encounters that appear on the world map, and sometimes even hep you do so. However there is a special case: the RandomNumberGod can sometimes decide that the person you need to escort is a 'Kamikaze Samurai', an ally whose only attack was to charge and blow himself up on an enemy. Good luck on not getting any random encounter!
9th Aug '17 6:19:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Freelancer}}'', at least two missions are openly presented as Escort Missions, and your unarmed sidekicks always manage to get caught in your fights, usually against entire wings of fighters. Fortunately, the AI is competent enough to let them have a chance.

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* In ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', at least two missions are openly presented as Escort Missions, and your unarmed sidekicks always manage to get caught in your fights, usually against entire wings of fighters. Fortunately, the AI is competent enough to let them have a chance.
7th Aug '17 4:12:25 PM Camwood
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Notably, this trope is slowly becoming [[DiscreditedTrope Discredited]] and vanishing from modern games, after dev teams realized many people dislike these sorts of missions, due to the above reasons people dislike them.
30th Jun '17 3:31:50 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Escort game mode, which works similarily to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Payload mode: one team must escort target vehicle to enemy base before time runs out, while the second tries to stop them. Vehicle is invincible and heals nearby attackers, but only moves if at least one of them is nearby and there are no defenders in range. There's also Hybrid mode, which combines this with Assault mode - instead of starting right next to attackers, payload starts at certain distance from them and must be captured before it can be pushed.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Escort game mode, which works similarily similarly to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Payload mode: one team must escort the target vehicle to the enemy base before time runs out, while the second tries to stop them. Vehicle The vehicle is invincible and heals nearby attackers, but only moves if at least one of them is nearby and there are no defenders in range. There's also Hybrid mode, which combines this with Assault mode - instead of starting right next to attackers, the payload starts at certain distance from them and must be captured before it can be pushed.



* In ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', the Unidentified Cruiser unlock quest requires you to find a damaged statis pod, deliver it to a random-event crew study event to revive the pod's occupant, then bring the occupant to a very specific sector so that they can activate a beacon to take you to a secret sector, where they must then be taken to a final Quest beacon to end the quest and unlock the cruiser.

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* In ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', the Unidentified Cruiser unlock quest requires you to find a damaged statis stasis pod, deliver it to a random-event crew study event to revive the pod's occupant, then bring the occupant to a very specific sector so that they can activate a beacon to take you to a secret sector, where they must then be taken to a final Quest beacon to end the quest and unlock the cruiser.
8th Jun '17 8:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DungeonFighterOnline'' your character must escort an old man (GSD) through a tower of darkness. The catch? This old man is probably the most badass character in the game that is more capable of wrecking the enemy's shit than you are. Note that GSD is not only 40 levels higher than all of the monsters in the stage, but has all the skills that a level capped Asura would have, but also with no cooldown.

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* In ''DungeonFighterOnline'' ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' your character must escort an old man (GSD) through a tower of darkness. The catch? This old man is probably the most badass character in the game that is more capable of wrecking the enemy's shit than you are. Note that GSD is not only 40 levels higher than all of the monsters in the stage, but has all the skills that a level capped Asura would have, but also with no cooldown.
29th May '17 11:55:00 AM nombretomado
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** A most annoying example is Nobutada Oda in WarriorsOrochi's ''Samurai Warriors'' campaign, mission seven. The mission has a huge map, a metric ton of {{Mook}}s and [[EliteMooks Officers]], and contains ''three'' powerful bosses -- Keiji Maeda, Masamune Date, and Da Ji. You must protect Nobutada, but, instead of staying inside your base where he can be protected easily, he idiotically rushes out of it, usually leading to his untimely demise at the hands of some {{Mook}}. Even worse if you're trying to get a thousand kills in order to unlock the final gaiden chapter, since you have to babysit him as well as doing that.

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** A most annoying example is Nobutada Oda in WarriorsOrochi's VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi's ''Samurai Warriors'' campaign, mission seven. The mission has a huge map, a metric ton of {{Mook}}s and [[EliteMooks Officers]], and contains ''three'' powerful bosses -- Keiji Maeda, Masamune Date, and Da Ji. You must protect Nobutada, but, instead of staying inside your base where he can be protected easily, he idiotically rushes out of it, usually leading to his untimely demise at the hands of some {{Mook}}. Even worse if you're trying to get a thousand kills in order to unlock the final gaiden chapter, since you have to babysit him as well as doing that.
20th May '17 2:10:19 PM Amneiger
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\n* The escort missions in ''VideoGame/{{GearHead}}'' have you using your mecha to protect a transport truck from raiders as it drives along a short road. Unfortunately, as you progress in the game, all your opponents become stronger, greatly increasing the range, accuracy and power of their attacks. As a result, the defenseless truck will generally be targeted with a barrage of powerful, expensive, area-affecting missiles before you can even spot the raiders' mecha, inevitably being destroyed by the first hit. Luckily, these missions are all optional.




* The escort missions in ''VideoGame/GearHead'' have you using your mecha to protect a transport truck from raiders as it drives along a short road. Unfortunately, as you progress in the game, all your opponents become stronger, greatly increasing the range, accuracy and power of their attacks. As a result, the defenseless truck will generally be targeted with a barrage of powerful, expensive, area-affecting missiles before you can even spot the raiders' mecha, inevitably being destroyed by the first hit. Luckily, these missions are all optional.
21st Apr '17 6:06:07 PM CosmicFerret
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* The LegoAdaptationGame have parts where one character can't climb a cliff or the terrain is dangerous for a character and the others have to clear out paths and puzzles to bring another character to that spot.

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* The LegoAdaptationGame VideoGame/{{Lego Adaptation Game}}s have parts where one character can't climb a cliff or the terrain is dangerous for a character and the others have to clear out paths and puzzles to bring another character to that spot.
7th Apr '17 4:40:57 PM nombretomado
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* One of the most famous and best-known examples worldwide of an escort mission isn't in a video game at all - it's on, of all things, ''ThePriceIsRight''. The goal of the Cliff Hangar pricing game is to prevent a hiker from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin falling off a cliff]] - the disparity between the actual price and the contestant's guess inches the poor guy that much closer to doom.

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* One of the most famous and best-known examples worldwide of an escort mission isn't in a video game at all - it's on, of all things, ''ThePriceIsRight''.''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. The goal of the Cliff Hangar pricing game is to prevent a hiker from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin falling off a cliff]] - the disparity between the actual price and the contestant's guess inches the poor guy that much closer to doom.
27th Mar '17 4:53:53 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Seems like the makers of ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena'' has had bad experiences with Escort Missions in the past, since the Protect [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate with Vita]] mission, the one Escort Mission in the [[ExpansionPack Lyrical Pack]], isn't the hair-pullingly frustrating kind. Sure, Hayate is a sitting duck here, but she can take a lot of hits and her attackers are just three easy to kill {{Joke Character}}s who are quick to choose you over Hayate as their target. Essentially, the Escort Mission's only hard if you're bad at using Vita.

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* Seems like the makers of ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena'' has had bad experiences with Escort Missions in the past, since the Protect [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Hayate with Vita]] mission, the one Escort Mission in the [[ExpansionPack Lyrical Pack]], isn't the hair-pullingly frustrating kind. Sure, Hayate is a sitting duck here, but she can take a lot of hits and her attackers are just three easy to kill {{Joke Character}}s who are quick to choose you over Hayate as their target. Essentially, the Escort Mission's only hard if you're bad at using Vita.
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