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5th Jun '18 6:04:08 AM Anderling
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* Early on, the hero of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' cannot reach his wallet, which has ended up under his sofa, so you have to get his pet rat to retrieve it.

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* Early on, the hero of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' cannot reach his wallet, which has ended up under his sofa, so you have to get his pet rat to retrieve it. Fair enough, in a SolveTheSoupCans kind of way, except for the fact that despite heroic attempts by the actor to convince you otherwise, he can quite clearly reach the wallet himself.
1st Mar '18 3:45:02 PM FGHIK
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This trope can overlap with MoonLogicPuzzle, SolveTheSoupCans, and AlphabetSoupCans, where a player cannot advance until a particular puzzle is solved. There is no [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]]. The player must solve the problem as the developers intended or simply go somewhere else.

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This trope can overlap with MoonLogicPuzzle, SolveTheSoupCans, and AlphabetSoupCans, where a player cannot advance until a particular puzzle is solved. Compare YouCantGetYeFlask for the text based equivalent. There is no [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]]. The player must solve the problem as the developers intended or simply go somewhere else.
20th Feb '18 2:36:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Gobliiins}}'' game series:

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* ''{{Gobliiins}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gobliiins}}'' game series:
1st Oct '17 1:23:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WoodruffAndTheSchnibbleOfAzimuth'', the main character (Woodruff) has to go past an acid liquid river but is barefoot. If he has one boot (which is acid-resistant), he says that he can cross it by hopping on one leg. But not being the sharpest pencil in the drawer, he hops in the acid with his bare foot and is forced to go back. He could simply try again and hop on the booted foot this time, learning from his mistake (even an idiot can think this), but no, he will repeat the same mistake again and again. The player is meant to find another boot so he can cross the river full-booted every time. But then, Woodruff is an IdiotHero.

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* In ''WoodruffAndTheSchnibbleOfAzimuth'', ''VideoGame/TheBizarreAdventuresOfWoodruffAndTheSchnibble'', the main character (Woodruff) has to go past an acid liquid river but is barefoot. If he has one boot (which is acid-resistant), he says that he can cross it by hopping on one leg. But not being the sharpest pencil in the drawer, he hops in the acid with his bare foot and is forced to go back. He could simply try again and hop on the booted foot this time, learning from his mistake (even an idiot can think this), but no, he will repeat the same mistake again and again. The player is meant to find another boot so he can cross the river full-booted every time. But then, Woodruff is an IdiotHero.
8th Apr '17 10:01:07 AM nombretomado
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* In ''QuestForGloryIV'', the Thief can find a mug in one of the houses he can rob, but the game won't let you steal it because 1) it's the ugliest mug you've ever seen, and 2) there's nothing you can do with it anyway.

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* In ''QuestForGloryIV'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', the Thief can find a mug in one of the houses he can rob, but the game won't let you steal it because 1) it's the ugliest mug you've ever seen, and 2) there's nothing you can do with it anyway.
7th Jan '17 10:04:44 AM nombretomado
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* In ''LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest'', Laura cannot reach the rope that rings a bell inside a belltower. Instead of just jumping, she is supposed to use a cane to do it. That fire poker that could serve the same purpose with its hard curved tip? Nope. Ain't gonna do it.

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* In ''LauraBow: ''VideoGame/LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest'', Laura cannot reach the rope that rings a bell inside a belltower. Instead of just jumping, she is supposed to use a cane to do it. That fire poker that could serve the same purpose with its hard curved tip? Nope. Ain't gonna do it.
12th Dec '16 1:05:09 PM StFan
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[[quoteright:312:[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cant_reach_it.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:312:[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII [[quoteright:312:[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cant_reach_it.jpg]]]]


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10th Dec '16 4:28:49 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:312:[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cant_reach_it.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:312:"Blast! I can't reach it!"]]
2nd Aug '16 11:44:10 PM Gingerkitteh
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** Used brilliantly, there is one item in the game, which this could be considered an Easter Egg. If you direct Sam to pick it up he says "I can't pick that up" do it again "Really, I can't pick that up" again... "I would like to pick that up, but I cannot pick that up" do it over and over he eventually breaks down sobbing. In which Max threatens the player "If I was real and not just a lovable computer game character I would totally come out of the monitor and rip your lungs out!" going it any more, Sam simply whimpers with Max saying "Don't worry Sam, maybe they'll go away"

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** Used brilliantly, there is one item in the game, which this could be considered an Easter Egg. If you direct Sam to pick it up he says "I can't pick that up" do it again "Really, I can't pick that up" again... "I would like to pick that up, but I cannot pick that up" do it over and over he eventually breaks down sobbing. In which Max threatens the player "If I was real and not just a lovable computer game character I would totally come out of the monitor and rip your lungs out!" going out!". If you do it any more, Sam simply whimpers with Max saying "Don't worry Sam, maybe they'll go away"
25th Jan '16 11:29:49 AM mickey96
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* VideoGame/ManiacMansionMania: If any of Bernard's family is main character and the episode is set in the home, that character will refuse to enter the store room, claiming that there is nothing useful.
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