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26th Apr '16 5:22:54 PM FrenchDude
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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'': [[spoiler:Porky]] became immortal because of his travels in time and the battle against him finishes when [[spoiler: he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]] But you have to deal him a certain amount of damage[[note]]6569, to be precise[[/note]] before [[spoiler:he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'': ''VideoGame/Mother3'': [[spoiler:Porky]] became immortal because of his travels in time and the battle against him finishes when [[spoiler: he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]] But you have to deal him a certain amount of damage[[note]]6569, to be precise[[/note]] before [[spoiler:he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]]
26th Apr '16 5:19:04 PM FrenchDude
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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'': [[spoiler:Porky]] became immortal because of his travels in time and the battle against him finishes when [[spoiler: he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]] But you have to deal him a certain amount of damage[[note]]6569, to be precise[[/note]] before [[spoiler:he enters the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]]
21st Apr '16 2:12:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''ElseHeartBreak'' triggers a lot of trouble by giving the player the ability to "hack" anything in the game or even parts of the actual game mechanics - and having this ability be ''in-character'', so that there are other hackers around:

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* ''ElseHeartBreak'' ''VideoGame/ElseHeartBreak'' triggers a lot of trouble by giving the player the ability to "hack" anything in the game or even parts of the actual game mechanics - and having this ability be ''in-character'', so that there are other hackers around:
16th Apr '16 10:26:51 AM Steven
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*** CJ's attributes (weight, certain skills, etc) are mostly for the player's benefit and have no impact on the cutscenes, so you can get something like a morbidly obese CJ trying to get away from enemies or jumping over a fence with no issue. However, CJ's physical strengths/weaknesses come into play for two specific missions that won't let you start them if you don't meet the requirements; one mission requires a lot of swimming and diving and if your swimming skills are not high enough, CJ tells his contact that he doesn't know how to swim. In the other mission, you're required to use a jetpack to sneak into a military base and if CJ is too fat, the contact for the mission won't let you start it until you lose weight because the belt strap wouldn't fit around CJ's gut. These two missions are the only times where CJ's stats are taken into account for the gameplay and story instead of making them separate.
16th Apr '16 6:44:38 AM FoolsEditAccount
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* In ''VideoGame/UncommonTime'', [[TheMedic Saki]] has the second-best HP growth in the game, despite repeated claims that [[IllGirl he's extremely frail and sickly]]. This is mechanically necessary since it would be inconvenient for the healer to always go down first, but it's still quite glaring.
14th Apr '16 4:03:15 PM Baconfry
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** Pokémon whose natures increase their Special Defense stat prefer Poffins or Pokéblocks with a bitter flavor. However, using herbal medicine on such Pokémon will still lower their friendship "due to the bitter taste".


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** Any Pokémon can have any nature, regardless of how its species is described in the Pokédex. Piplup can be Modest. Loudred can be Quiet. Exeggcute can be Lonely. Misdreavus can be Serious...
9th Apr '16 12:53:58 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', this is avoided as much as possible. At one point, Machias and Jusis' [[spoiler:and later Laura and Fie's]] inability to get along even leads to the Tactical Link system ''breaking''. Rean and Alisa's dispute doesn't break the Link system because they get over their issues before they end up in the same party. That said, there are some issues...
** The story makes a huge deal about how important and battle-changing combat links are but they hardly even make a difference during actual gameplay battles, especially during early and mid game.
** The story also makes a big deal about how much more powerful Laura and Fie are compare the rest but in gameplay, (barring overpowered skills like Rean's Arc Slash) they aren't too different from any of the other physical-based characters.
*** This is most exemplified during the battle where you play as Fie and Laura vs Rean and Machias, which is arguably one of the hardest, if not the hardest, battle in the game, especially on the higher difficulties.
*** Perhaps as to try to make this more consistent, both Laura and Fie are the only ones to start the game with an S-Craft.
*** To make the hard fight more believable, it was placed after Laura and Fie exhausted their energy in duel.
*** Although you can switch in and out party members in a fight, you're only required to fight with four. Regardless, everyone gains EXP as if they had all participated in the battle. Furthermore, characters will sometimes compliment another character's fighting after the battle and how much they helped out, even if they weren't part of your chosen battle team.
25th Mar '16 2:55:53 PM Opheliac
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Kirkwall is a city on the verge of becoming even more of a WretchedHive because of the paranoia of the [[AntiMagicalFaction Templars]]. The Templars can even arrest TheHero's mage sister Bethany. However, you can walk 3 mages, robes and staffs in plain sight, past a crowd of Templars outside the Templar headquarters without anyone batting an eye. Hilariously, at one point, Cullen might tell a mage Hawke that "mages aren't people like you and me". Right after having seen Hawke use magic. One has to wonder how they train Kirkwall's Templars.
9th Mar '16 11:30:38 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Videogame/LegoDimensions'' has an inversion of "a whole group is travelling together in the cutscenes, but there's just one playable character and the others disappear in the gameplay". No matter how many minifigs you load the toypad with, the storyline just has [[Film/TheLegoMovie Wildstyle]], [[Videogame/LegoBatman Batman]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Particularly obvious if one of your characters is also an NPC, so for example, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] explains he can't join you because he'd be crossing his timeline, and then does so anyway. (Similarly, the DLC for the Level Pack minifigs assume ''those'' characters are on their own, but you can't actually play it like that because you need the basic three's special abilities.)

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* ''Videogame/LegoDimensions'' has an inversion of "a whole group is travelling together in the cutscenes, but there's just one playable character and the others disappear in the gameplay". No matter how many minifigs you load the toypad with, the storyline just has [[Film/TheLegoMovie Wildstyle]], Wyldstyle]], [[Videogame/LegoBatman Batman]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Particularly obvious if one of your characters is also an NPC, so for example, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] explains he can't join you because he'd be crossing his timeline, and then does so anyway. (Similarly, the DLC for the Level Pack minifigs assume ''those'' characters are on their own, but you can't actually play it like that because you need the basic three's special abilities.)
9th Mar '16 7:43:06 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Videogame/LegoDimensions'' has an inversion of "a whole group is travelling together in the cutscenes, but there's just one playable character and the others disappear in the gameplay". No matter how many minifigs you load the toypad with, the storyline just has [[Film/TheLegoMovie Wildstyle]], [[Videogame/LegoBatman Batman]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Particularly obvious if one of your characters is also an NPC, so for example, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] explains he can't join you because he'd be crossing his timeline, and then does so anyway. (Similarly, the DLC for the Level Pack minifigs assume ''those'' characters are on their own, but the only reason to play it like that is for the SelfImposedChallenge.)

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* ''Videogame/LegoDimensions'' has an inversion of "a whole group is travelling together in the cutscenes, but there's just one playable character and the others disappear in the gameplay". No matter how many minifigs you load the toypad with, the storyline just has [[Film/TheLegoMovie Wildstyle]], [[Videogame/LegoBatman Batman]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Particularly obvious if one of your characters is also an NPC, so for example, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] explains he can't join you because he'd be crossing his timeline, and then does so anyway. (Similarly, the DLC for the Level Pack minifigs assume ''those'' characters are on their own, but the only reason to you can't actually play it like that is for because you need the SelfImposedChallenge.basic three's special abilities.)
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