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10th Feb '16 10:58:15 PM JMQwilleran
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* The majority of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'''s [[IrrelevantSidequest plot irrelevant sidequests]] are these. Many require to fetch multiple items over various points in the game, or craft them, which requires you to fetch multiple items needed to craft them. Occasionally you can just buy the items, but you can't count on that.
6th Feb '16 4:12:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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Troper Tense Trouble. And those Traveling Merchants ARE Gorons
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' became infamous for Fetch Quests, though most of them were confined to the large and frustrating Kafei/Anju sidequest that, thanks to the game's GroundhogDayLoop element, had to be repeated at least twice ([[GuideDangIt for those who knew exactly where to be]]) and as many as four times (for those who didn't), to collect every item available from it.
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** Several sidequests in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' became have become infamous for Fetch Quests, though most of them were are confined to the large and frustrating Kafei/Anju sidequest that, thanks to the game's GroundhogDayLoop element, had has to be repeated at least twice ([[GuideDangIt for those who knew know exactly where to be]]) and as many as four times (for those who didn't), dodn't), to collect every item available from it.it. There's also the Gibdo Well in Ikana, where several Gibdos ask Link for different items, not all of which are available there; and that's a ''main'' quest objective.

*** To get the Magic Armor, you have to trade items around between three suspiciously Goronesque Traveling Merchants and pay their fees to get a new item to trade. This will supply Zunari's shop with the new item. The last item also gets you a Piece of Heart. *** The Triforce Hunt. A piece of the Triforce has broken into shards. You need to salvage all of them to progress to the endgame. How do you know where to salvage? You have to find the chart for each one, but you can't read them yourself, so you have to take them to Tingle and pay 398 Rupees for each one to be interpreted before you can use it. The Ballad of Gales makes it more tolerable. The WiiU remake makes it easier by only three charts being required to decipher, as all other fragments of the Triforce are found directly.
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*** To get the Magic Armor, you have to trade items around between three suspiciously Goronesque Goron Traveling Merchants and pay their fees to get a new item to trade. This will supply Zunari's shop with the new item. The last item also gets you a Piece of Heart. *** The Triforce Hunt. A piece of the Triforce has broken into shards. You need to salvage all of them to progress to the endgame. How do you know where to salvage? You have to find the chart for each one, but you can't read them yourself, so you have to take them to Tingle and pay 398 Rupees for each one to be interpreted before you can use it. The Ballad of Gales makes it more tolerable. The WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU remake makes it easier by only three charts being required to decipher, as all other fragments of the Triforce are found directly.

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* Some of the ship parts in ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' can only be collected after tackling difficult fetch quests. One of them, for example, requires the main characters to find a pair of earplugs in a level that is otherwise unrelated to the one where they're requested. Another piece is earned after ''all Tribals'' in the galaxy are rescued.

* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' games are often criticized for the fetch quests they use (Chozo Artifacts, Sky Temple Keys, Energy Cells, Octoliths) to increase play time before the final boss, although it's only particularly annoying in ''Prime 2'' (where you can't get most of these PlotCoupons until the very moment right before the final battle). ''Prime 3'' takes a more accessible approach as getting the cells is almost mandatory to finish certain tasks, so you'll only have to backtrack once or twice instead of nine or twelve times. WordOfGod says that the reason for the fetch quests was to allow you to have more time with the fully upgraded Samus, though probably padding too.
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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' games are often criticized for the fetch quests they use (Chozo (respectively, Chozo Artifacts, Sky Temple Keys, Energy Cells, Cells and Octoliths) to increase play time before the final boss, although it's only particularly annoying in ''Prime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' (where you can't get most of these PlotCoupons until the very moment right before the final battle). ''Prime 3'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' takes a more accessible approach as getting the cells is almost mandatory to finish certain tasks, so you'll only have to backtrack once or twice instead of nine or twelve times. WordOfGod says that the reason for the fetch quests was to allow you to have more time with the fully upgraded Samus, though probably padding too.

* Taken to great lengths in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. At one point you need to recover cogs to get a bridge to work. Most items in the game are held over Fox's head as he stares at it in awe (likely a reference, mocking or otherwise, to the 3D ''Zelda'' games), and the bridge cogs are no exception. ''Each'' bridge cog, as you collect them. ** Lampshaded by ''[[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/09/27 Penny Arcade]]''.
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* Taken to great lengths in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. At one point you need to recover cogs to get a bridge to work. Most items in the game are held over Fox's head as he stares at it in awe (likely a reference, mocking or otherwise, to (a trait borrowed from the 3D ''Zelda'' games), and the bridge cogs are no exception. ''Each'' bridge cog, as you collect them. ** Lampshaded them. There's also the retrieval and proper placement of the Krazoa Spirits, as even after Fox retrieves all Spellstones he still needs to find the remaining Spirits to save Dinosaur Planet, and this indeed lasts until the very last part of the game when the TrueFinalBoss is revealed. The trope in this game is lampshaded by ''[[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/09/27 Penny Arcade]]''.

** ''VideoGame/Fallout 4''
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** ''VideoGame/Fallout 4''''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''
6th Feb '16 3:59:57 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The Courier is scouring the Mojave and New Vegas looking for a Platinum Chip. This i not meant to pad the game out at all (that's what the rest of the content is for) being that it's a main quest plot thing. Straighter than this is the Sunset Sarsaparilla Star Bottlecaps, the snow globes for Mr. House, and your companions. ** During the quest "Come Fly With Me", once you've gained access to the basement, Haversam will send you to find the thrust controls and an ignition source. He will actually attempt to give you only one task at a time, so you'll have to go out, find the item, bring it back, then go out again for the other. However you can accept the first task, then tell him you want to do the other instead, then go out and find both things at the same time. Likewise, the quest to kill the three Fiend bosses tries to send you on only one hit at a time, but you can take them out in one swoop if you want. ** ''New Vegas'' also allows the Courier to bypass some fetch quests by passing skill checks instead. For example, at one point a Mess Seargent asks you to repair an industrial food processor for the [=NCR=]'s army - this requires a whole page worth of parts which are all VendorTrash otherwise. Alternatively, if you have 80+ Repair skill, you can jury-rig the food processor to work again using "a couple of bobby pins".
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** *** The Courier is scouring the Mojave and New Vegas looking for a Platinum Chip. This i not meant to pad the game out at all (that's what the rest of the content is for) being that it's a main quest plot thing. Straighter than this is the Sunset Sarsaparilla Star Bottlecaps, the snow globes for Mr. House, and your companions. ** *** During the quest "Come Fly With Me", once you've gained access to the basement, Haversam will send you to find the thrust controls and an ignition source. He will actually attempt to give you only one task at a time, so you'll have to go out, find the item, bring it back, then go out again for the other. However you can accept the first task, then tell him you want to do the other instead, then go out and find both things at the same time. Likewise, the quest to kill the three Fiend bosses tries to send you on only one hit at a time, but you can take them out in one swoop if you want. ** *** ''New Vegas'' also allows the Courier to bypass some fetch quests by passing skill checks instead. For example, at one point a Mess Seargent asks you to repair an industrial food processor for the [=NCR=]'s army - this requires a whole page worth of parts which are all VendorTrash otherwise. Alternatively, if you have 80+ Repair skill, you can jury-rig the food processor to work again using "a couple of bobby pins".

** One quest is named "Vault 81", where a voice on the intercom tasks the Lone Survivor with finding three fusion cores to gain entry into the vault of the same name. ** Another quest is named "The Gilded Grasshopper", where the Lone Survivor has to go into a Super Mutant den to find the gilded grasshopper. ** Randomly while listening to Freedom Radio, sends you on a quest where you must rescue a kidnapped settler from a random group (Super Mutants, Raiders, Gunners) who is holding them for ransom, you can bypass the quest by paying the ransom to the person asking for help.
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** *** One quest is named "Vault 81", where a voice on the intercom tasks the Lone Survivor with finding three fusion cores to gain entry into the vault of the same name. ** *** Another quest is named "The Gilded Grasshopper", where the Lone Survivor has to go into a Super Mutant den to find the gilded grasshopper. ** *** Randomly while listening to Freedom Radio, sends you on a quest where you must rescue a kidnapped settler from a random group (Super Mutants, Raiders, Gunners) who is holding them for ransom, you can bypass the quest by paying the ransom to the person asking for help.
6th Feb '16 3:20:26 PM Dayknight
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''VideoGame/Fallout 4''
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** ''VideoGame/Fallout 4''
6th Feb '16 3:19:01 PM Dayknight
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** ''Fallout 4'' has a several fetch quest some important and some not so important. One quest is named "Vault 81", where a voice on the intercom tasks the Lone Survivor with finding three fusion cores to gain entry into the vault of the same name. Another quest is named "The Gilded Grasshopper", where the Lone Survivor has to go into a Super Mutant den to find the gilded grasshopper.
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''VideoGame/Fallout 4'' ** ''Fallout 4'' has a several fetch quest some important and some not so important. One quest is named "Vault 81", where a voice on the intercom tasks the Lone Survivor with finding three fusion cores to gain entry into the vault of the same name. Another name. **Another quest is named "The Gilded Grasshopper", where the Lone Survivor has to go into a Super Mutant den to find the gilded grasshopper.grasshopper. ** Randomly while listening to Freedom Radio, sends you on a quest where you must rescue a kidnapped settler from a random group (Super Mutants, Raiders, Gunners) who is holding them for ransom, you can bypass the quest by paying the ransom to the person asking for help.
6th Feb '16 3:07:38 PM Dayknight
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** ''Fallout 4'' has a several fetch quest some important and some not so important. One quest is named "Vault 81", where a voice on the intercom tasks the Lone Survivor with finding three fusion cores to gain entry into the vault of the same name. Another quest is named "The Gilded Grasshopper", where the Lone Survivor has to go into a Super Mutant den to find the gilded grasshopper.
31st Dec '15 4:02:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* There are a few in ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a {{Prequel}} video game to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. They include helping the Clown with the Tear-Away Face get his face back and retrieving the ingredients of the Mayor's lunch [[spoiler:that turn out to be different body parts of the Melting Man.]]
30th Dec '15 3:45:37 AM Aardvark123
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* Quite a few can be given at random in ''VideoGame/PlanetExplorers''.
3rd Dec '15 9:40:14 AM Nohbody
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* Both ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''Franchise/BioShock'', feature many of these. Your very *first* objective in ''[=SS2=]'' is: 'Find the guy who has the key to this section of the ship, which contains this other guy who has the code you need to go down a level, where you can fix the elevator so you can go ''up'' a level...' Naturally it only gains more layers of complications as you progress. ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' actually gets ''less'' complicated as you progress. In fact, once you reach the sixth deck of the Von Braun, your objectives basically boil down to "Get in the escape shuttle, kill shit." ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' provides the player the opportunity to learn more about events before their arrival in Rapture by collecting recordings they encounter as they progress through each Fetch Quest. Collecting all of them nets you an achievement.
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* Both ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''Franchise/BioShock'', ''VideoGame/BioShock'', feature many of these. Your very *first* objective in ''[=SS2=]'' is: 'Find the guy who has the key to this section of the ship, which contains this other guy who has the code you need to go down a level, where you can fix the elevator so you can go ''up'' a level...' Naturally it only gains more layers of complications as you progress. ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' actually gets ''less'' complicated as you progress. In fact, once you reach the sixth deck of the Von Braun, your objectives basically boil down to "Get in the escape shuttle, kill shit." ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' provides the player the opportunity to learn more about events before their arrival in Rapture by collecting recordings they encounter as they progress through each Fetch Quest. Collecting all of them nets you an achievement.
19th Nov '15 5:03:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''RuneFactory 2 and [[RuneFactory3 3]]'' have request boards, most of which can be completed immediately. Some requests double as Heart Events for [[DatingSim the eligible bachelorettes]].
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* ''RuneFactory 2 ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'' and [[RuneFactory3 ''[[VideoGame/RuneFactory3 3]]'' have request boards, most of which can be completed immediately. Some requests double as Heart Events for [[DatingSim the eligible bachelorettes]].
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