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22nd Nov '16 6:48:43 PM BiffJr
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** And then there's the Arachnos Fliers (huge transport gunships) in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' that, to this day, ''still'' use the creaking wooden door sound for its access hatches.

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** And then there's the Arachnos Fliers (huge transport gunships) in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' that, to this day, ''still'' use the last, used the creaking wooden door sound for its access hatches.
22nd Nov '16 6:47:45 PM BiffJr
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' does this to varying degrees- regardless of whether you're hitting a zombie or a giant robot, you get the same sound effect for your attack. What's more noticeable (because it's limited) is the sound of walking. While there are several different sounds (metal, carpet, and a generic hard surface) these appear to be less granular than the floor detail: you can find yourself suddenly running across a linoleum floor to the muted thuds of carpet, or dashing through a particularly large planter while listening to hardwood flooring.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' does did this to varying degrees- regardless of whether you're hitting a zombie or a giant robot, you get got the same sound effect for your attack. What's What was more noticeable (because it's limited) is was the sound of walking. While there are were several different sounds (metal, [[note]]metal, carpet, and a generic hard surface) surface [[/note]] these appear appeared to be less granular than the floor detail: you can could find yourself suddenly running across a linoleum floor to the muted thuds of carpet, or dashing through a particularly large planter while listening to hardwood flooring.



*** And let's not mention ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', in its remarkable attempt to differentiate itself from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' actually using the exact same sound library for many of its effects. It's rather jarring to be play both games and hear the same sound effects across different powers.
21st Nov '16 8:16:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''LittleBigAdventure'' (1994) and its sequel (1997), created mostly by the same people as ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992'' (under a different label), similarly use a variety of sounds for walking on different surfaces.

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** ''LittleBigAdventure'' ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure'' (1994) and its sequel (1997), created mostly by the same people as ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992'' (under a different label), similarly use a variety of sounds for walking on different surfaces.
19th Nov '16 5:34:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue, due to the software limitations of the day, two sets of two Pokémon had identical cries - Charizard and Ryhorn as well as Poliwag and Ditto. Even more Pokémon had cries that were just sped-up or slowed-down version of the other's - Caterpie and Poliwag/Ditto, Fearow and Cloyster, Jynx and Exeggutor, etc. However, this was changed from [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gen II]] onward, so now no two Pokémon have the same cry.

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* In VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue, due to the software limitations of the day, two sets of two Pokémon had identical cries - Charizard and Ryhorn as well as Poliwag and Ditto. Even more Pokémon had cries that were just sped-up or slowed-down version of the other's - Caterpie and Poliwag/Ditto, Fearow and Cloyster, Jynx and Exeggutor, etc. However, this was changed from [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gen II]] onward, so now no two Pokémon have the same cry.cry.

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19th Nov '16 5:26:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** The studio did the same thing again on ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' 35 years later, using a similar small portion of the Hanna-Barbera sound effect library repeated over and over; most of the others were the studio's own effects created in-house (including many recorded just for the show.)

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** The studio did the same thing again on ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' 35 years later, using a similar small portion of the Hanna-Barbera sound effect library repeated over and over; most of the others were the studio's own effects created in-house (including many recorded just for the show.)
17th Jun '16 5:00:14 PM R1ck
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Pretty much [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it sounds like]]. In videogames, both the constraints of space and simple practicality mean that there's a limited number of sound effects available, and this number is less than the number of actions a player can perform. So one sound effect will often be triggered by multiple actions. At its best, this is barely noticeable. Sure, the sound isn't exactly right, but it's close enough. Sometimes, though, this can get a little blatant.

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Pretty much [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it sounds like]]. In videogames, both the constraints of space and simple practicality mean that there's a limited number of sound effects available, and this number is less than the number of actions a player can perform. So one sound effect will often be triggered by multiple actions. At its best, this is barely noticeable. Sure, the sound isn't exactly right, but it's close enough. Sometimes, though, this can get a little blatant.
9th Jun '16 5:45:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* If you think recycled sound effects within a single game are bad, imagine sound effects being re-used across multiple games. This is exactly the case with ''ActRaiser'', ''SoulBlazer'', and ''IllusionOfGaia''. Enix re-used numerous sound effects in two or more of those games, such as taking damage, dealing damage, projectiles being fired, thunder, life bars being refilled, menu selection confirmations, cursor movements, and probably more.

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* If you think recycled sound effects within a single game are bad, imagine sound effects being re-used across multiple games. This is exactly the case with ''ActRaiser'', ''VideoGame/ActRaiser'', ''SoulBlazer'', and ''IllusionOfGaia''. Enix re-used numerous sound effects in two or more of those games, such as taking damage, dealing damage, projectiles being fired, thunder, life bars being refilled, menu selection confirmations, cursor movements, and probably more.
4th Jun '16 4:31:20 PM nombretomado
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** In the PS2 version (not present or since then patched in the PC version) of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' if you try to smash bullet proof glass with your crowbar you will hear a bullet ricochet sound.

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** In the PS2 [=PS2=] version (not present or since then patched in the PC version) of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' if you try to smash bullet proof glass with your crowbar you will hear a bullet ricochet sound.
20th Feb '16 11:17:21 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''OneMustFall 2097'' punching or kicking another mecha causes a clanging metal sound. Burn it with your [[PlayingWithFire Pyros]], and you hear the same CLANGG.
** This a bit jarring when you realize that custom hit sounds were implemented for various stages, as well as some of the other robot's special attacks.
* Flying units in the Amiga version of ''Lords of Chaos'' make the same clip-clop sound as walking units when they move. This kind of stands out when it's otherwise more complex than the Commodore 64 version, which has different sounds for walking and flying.

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* In ''OneMustFall ''VideoGame/OneMustFall 2097'' punching or kicking another mecha causes a clanging metal sound. Burn it with your [[PlayingWithFire Pyros]], and you hear the same CLANGG.
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CLANGG. This a bit jarring when you realize that custom hit sounds were implemented for various stages, as well as some of the other robot's special attacks.
* Flying units in the Amiga UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} version of ''Lords of Chaos'' make the same clip-clop sound as walking units when they move. This kind of stands out when it's otherwise more complex than the Commodore 64 UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} version, which has different sounds for walking and flying.




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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Glider}} Glider Pro]]'' has only one sound effect for collecting {{Power Up}}s, even though ''Glider 4.0'' had distinctive sounds for picking up [[NitroBoost batteries]], rubber bands and [[OneUp papers]]. Also, when a trigger destroys a prize, it plays the same sound heard whenever your glider crashes.
28th Nov '15 1:42:15 PM nombretomado
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** And the other one voiced by [[SeanBean Boromir]].

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** And the other one voiced by [[SeanBean [[Creator/SeanBean Boromir]].
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