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4th Jan '16 2:08:10 PM Redmess
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I think its safe to say this practice is as dead as disco
Most of these examples are basically just poor design, where the manual or in-game instructions just fail to elaborate on some things. There were also some more sinister versions where the developers ''wanted'' you to spend money by calling their hotline or buying their hintbook or [[Magazine/NintendoPower Magazine]]. Now that GameFAQs and {{walkthrough}}s are more common, this practice has pretty much stopped.
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Most of these examples are basically just poor design, where the manual or in-game instructions just fail to elaborate on some things. There were also some more sinister versions where the developers ''wanted'' you to spend money by calling their hotline or buying their hintbook or [[Magazine/NintendoPower Magazine]]. Now that GameFAQs GameFAQs,{{walkthrough}}s, forums, and {{walkthrough}}s even dedicated wikis are more common, ubiquitous and easily accessible, this practice has pretty much stopped.died out.
4th Jan '16 2:03:15 PM Redmess
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Probably this for ESP? Please don't use obscure abbreviations.
Inventory decisions must be made with ESP? - Check.
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Inventory decisions must be made with ESP? extrasensory perception? - Check.
12th Dec '15 10:18:42 PM ironcommando
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Most of these examples are basically just poor design, where the manual or in-game instructions just fail to elaborate on some things. There were also some more sinister versions where the developers ''wanted'' you to spend money by calling their hotline or buying their hintbook or [[Magazine/NintendoPower Magazine]]. Now that GameFAQs is more common, this practice has pretty much stopped.
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Most of these examples are basically just poor design, where the manual or in-game instructions just fail to elaborate on some things. There were also some more sinister versions where the developers ''wanted'' you to spend money by calling their hotline or buying their hintbook or [[Magazine/NintendoPower Magazine]]. Now that GameFAQs is and {{walkthrough}}s are more common, this practice has pretty much stopped.
2nd Jun '15 2:19:25 PM eroock
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Added space after dash, see Trope Entry Template for details on how to construct quotes
-->--'''Rex''', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''
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-->--'''Rex''', -->-- '''Rex''', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''
4th May '15 4:36:43 PM rjd1922
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** GuideDangIt/TheLegendOfZelda
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** GuideDangIt/TheLegendOfZelda''GuideDangIt/TheLegendOfZelda''
12th Apr '15 6:00:59 PM carlhummus
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Instead of doing something within the actual game, [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player themself]] [[InterfaceScrew has to mess around with the game interface?]] - Check plus.
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Instead of doing something things within the actual game, [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player themself]] player]] [[InterfaceScrew has to mess around with the game interface?]] interface itself?]] - Check plus.
12th Apr '15 6:00:02 PM carlhummus
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Cryptic puzzles that [[MoonLogicPuzzle betray common sense]], like resetting the game to move on when normal logic would dictate that doing so means losing all your progress? - Check. Similarly, out-of-the-box puzzles that require you to think beyond the confines of what you can do inside the game and may involve [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player personally]] [[InterfaceScrew messing around with the game interface itself when such was never an integral part of the game?]] - Check plus.
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Cryptic puzzles that [[MoonLogicPuzzle betray common sense]], [[DamnYouMuscleMemory what you've learned to expect]], like resetting the game to move on when normal logic would dictate that doing so means losing all your progress? - Check. Similarly, out-of-the-box puzzles that require you to think beyond Instead of doing something within the confines of what you can do inside the game and may involve actual game, [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player personally]] themself]] [[InterfaceScrew messing has to mess around with the game interface itself when such was never an integral part of the game?]] interface?]] - Check plus.
12th Apr '15 5:57:00 PM carlhummus
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After you get used to seeing a menu or message pop up as part of the game, [[PoisonMushroom a deceptively phony version of it pops up to catch you off guard]] and [[FissionMailedand you might overlook it?]] - Check plus plus.
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After you get used to seeing a menu or message pop up as part of the game, [[PoisonMushroom a deceptively phony version of it pops up to catch you off guard]] and [[FissionMailedand [[FissionMailed and you might overlook it?]] it, causing a disastrous outcome?]] - Check plus plus.
12th Apr '15 5:55:54 PM carlhummus
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TalkToEveryone and TryEverything 3 times or you will miss crucial stuff? - Check.
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TalkToEveryone and TryEverything 3 times or you will miss crucial stuff? - Check. Check.

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TalkToEveryone Cryptic puzzles that [[MoonLogicPuzzle betray common sense]], like resetting the game to move on when normal logic would dictate that doing so means losing all your progress? - Check. Similarly, out-of-the-box puzzles that require you to think beyond the confines of what you can do inside the game and TryEverything 3 times or may involve [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player personally]] [[InterfaceScrew messing around with the game interface itself when such was never an integral part of the game?]] - Check plus. After you will miss crucial stuff? get used to seeing a menu or message pop up as part of the game, [[PoisonMushroom a deceptively phony version of it pops up to catch you off guard]] and [[FissionMailedand you might overlook it?]] - Check. Check plus plus.
11th Apr '15 7:17:34 AM johnnyfog
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->''"[[DeadpanSnarker It's not that hard.]] You just have to use abilities they won't discuss and techniques they haven't entirely taught you via controls they never quite explain."'' -->--'''[[WebComic/PennyArcade Tycho]]''', ''[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/05/25/ Penny Arcade]]''
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->''"[[DeadpanSnarker ->''They make it so you can't defeat Zurg unless you buy this book! It's not that hard.]] You just have to use abilities they won't discuss and techniques they haven't entirely taught you via controls they never quite explain."'' -->--'''[[WebComic/PennyArcade Tycho]]''', ''[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/05/25/ Penny Arcade]]'' ''extortion'', that's what it is!'' -->--'''Rex''', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''
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