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23rd Nov '16 4:32:13 AM Ulrik54
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* Another film example: thanks to the fairy tale book he read at the beginning, [[{{Film/Shrek}} Shrek]] is GenreSavvy enough to realize that the tallest tower is where his [[DamselInDistress objective]] most likely is. Fortunately for him, the dragon guarding said tower [[FastballSpecial saves him the effort of having to climb the stairs]].

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* Another film example: thanks to the fairy tale book he read at the beginning, [[{{Film/Shrek}} Shrek]] is GenreSavvy enough to realize that the tallest tower is where his [[DamselInDistress objective]] most likely is. Fortunately for him, the dragon guarding said tower [[FastballSpecial saves him the effort of having to climb the stairs]].¨
* In ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'', Noah sees [[FourEyesZeroSoul The Observer]] at the top of the observation tower, and runs after him. After walking up the stairs for five minutes, he realizes that [[AlienGeometries they go on forever in an impossible loop]]. A few steps down, and [[MindScrew he is at the bottom again]].
** And when he finally makes it to the top, The Observer is at the bottom of the tower running by, and now Noah is unable to get ''down''.
29th Oct '16 1:56:26 PM nombretomado
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* GuildWars subverts this. The game is ''full'' of towers, some of which look incredibly inviting: from the mysterious floating castle in Kessex Peak, to Kaineng City's many sardine-can flats, to the beautiful architecture of Vabbi... but you can't enter a single one of them.

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* GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' subverts this. The game is ''full'' of towers, some of which look incredibly inviting: from the mysterious floating castle in Kessex Peak, to Kaineng City's many sardine-can flats, to the beautiful architecture of Vabbi... but you can't enter a single one of them.
24th Sep '16 10:02:06 AM nombretomado
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* Film example: BruceLee's [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished last film]] ''GameOfDeath'' has him fighting kung fu masters on each floor of a multi-story Buddhist temple.

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* Film example: BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished last film]] ''GameOfDeath'' has him fighting kung fu masters on each floor of a multi-story Buddhist temple.
6th Sep '16 2:56:07 PM margdean56
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True, [[EvilTowerOfOminousness towers]] make for great defenses in times of war. However, one can easily see that the purpose that it exists is solely to make the player traverse not only far, but up in order to accomplish the goal. More often than not, the tower will either be three-quarters of the way through the game or will consist of the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon final dungeon]] itself. If the tower is not the final dungeon, then you can guarantee that when you finally do reach the top and fight the boss you're in for some pretty dialogue-heavy [[{{Cutscene}} plot sections]] usually involving some kind of twist that changes the direction of the protagonist's mission.

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True, [[EvilTowerOfOminousness towers]] make for great defenses in times of war. However, one can easily see that the purpose that reason it exists is solely to make the player traverse not only far, but up in order to accomplish the goal. More often than not, the tower will either be three-quarters of the way through the game or will consist of the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon final dungeon]] itself. If the tower is not the final dungeon, then you can guarantee that when you finally do reach the top and fight the boss you're in for some pretty dialogue-heavy [[{{Cutscene}} plot sections]] usually involving some kind of twist that changes the direction of the protagonist's mission.
2nd Aug '16 10:09:13 AM Willbyr
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* ''MapleStory'' has two in Ludibrium, both 100 floors and if you're not smart, no way to get back up once you've gone down. This only applies to Eos (western) Tower, which has about 60-odd floors since you climb down the outside in several sections. The eastern tower (Helios Tower) has about five floors and a lift for the resulting 95, presumably because they couldn't be bothered to make another 70 maps. There's also the 30-floored Orbis tower, which takes you from a flying fairy kingdom, through a frozen village and ends underwater.

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* ''MapleStory'' ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has two in Ludibrium, both 100 floors and if you're not smart, no way to get back up once you've gone down. This only applies to Eos (western) Tower, which has about 60-odd floors since you climb down the outside in several sections. The eastern tower (Helios Tower) has about five floors and a lift for the resulting 95, presumably because they couldn't be bothered to make another 70 maps. There's also the 30-floored Orbis tower, which takes you from a flying fairy kingdom, through a frozen village and ends underwater.
16th Jul '16 12:16:24 PM nombretomado
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** This is a big part of ''{{Catherine}}''. Vincent's {{Nightmare Sequence}}s involve him attempting to climb a series of hazardous towers to escape to "freedom". Falling or dying by any other means will [[YourMindMakesItReal kill him in the real world]]. The story making it a spin-off of Persona, doesn't make it much of a surprise.

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** This is a big part of ''{{Catherine}}''.''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. Vincent's {{Nightmare Sequence}}s involve him attempting to climb a series of hazardous towers to escape to "freedom". Falling or dying by any other means will [[YourMindMakesItReal kill him in the real world]]. The story making it a spin-off of Persona, doesn't make it much of a surprise.
5th Jul '16 4:26:11 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': [[spoiler:The "Free Will" ending. The "Messenger" ending starts out like this, but the elevator's sixth and final level is actually a basement]].
21st Jun '16 11:27:05 AM BlackBaroness
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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', the Hotlands is an upward climb to the final level in the game, New Home. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the (primary) goal of the game is to escape the Underground.

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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the Hotlands is an upward climb to the final level in the game, New Home. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the (primary) goal of the game is to escape the Underground.
15th Jun '16 8:25:49 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'' for the GameBoy has the Tower as the ninth and final world.
* K. Rool's Keep from [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country (and Land)]] 2 has K. Rool's Keep, the sixth (or fifth) world. It's home to [[ThatOneLevel Toxic]] [[RiseToTheChallenge Tower]], a level where you must outrun toxic waste that's dangerous to the touch.

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* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong''
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''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'' for the GameBoy has the Tower as the ninth and final world.
* ** K. Rool's Keep from [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Donkey Kong Country 2]]'' (and Land)]] 2 ''Donkey Kong Land 2'') has K. Rool's Keep, the sixth (or fifth) world. It's home to [[ThatOneLevel Toxic]] [[RiseToTheChallenge Tower]], a level where you must outrun toxic waste that's dangerous to the touch.
13th Jun '16 12:34:06 AM jormis29
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* The final section of ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' involves climbing up the kilometres-tall tower connecting the surface of a spherical, planetoid-sized spaceship to its centre. A good portion of the climbing is done via shuttlecraft, but the game still ‘cheats’ by using teleportation portals to make the climb manageable.

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* The final section of ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' ''VideoGame/Prey2006'' involves climbing up the kilometres-tall tower connecting the surface of a spherical, planetoid-sized spaceship to its centre. A good portion of the climbing is done via shuttlecraft, but the game still ‘cheats’ by using teleportation portals to make the climb manageable.
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