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17th Feb '17 3:18:05 PM rva98014
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* Meta-example: The animators at Disney are constantly pushing the limits of animation and CGI through these. Two of their most recent films were created to give them practice animating things considered insanely difficult to do: hair (''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') and snow/ice (''Disney/{{Frozen}}''). [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome They succeeded magnificently.]] They later extend this to fur (''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''), and the results are no less stellar.

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* Meta-example: The animators at Disney are constantly pushing the limits of animation and CGI through these. Two of their CGI. Their most recent films were created to give them practice are showcases of animating things either considered insanely difficult to do: do or with a complexity not previously seen before: hair (''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') and (''Disney/{{Tangled}}''), snow/ice (''Disney/{{Frozen}}'').(''Disney/{{Frozen}}''), cityscapes (''Disney/{{BigHero6}}''), fur (''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''), and water/ocean (''Disney/{{Moana}}''). [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome They succeeded magnificently.]] They later extend this to fur (''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''), and the results are no less stellar.
9th Feb '17 9:37:12 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' has [[FanNickname 4-20 mode]], where one goes to the Custom night and sets ''all four'' animatronics to level 20, the hardest difficulty, and tries to make it through the night. It's ''insanely'' difficult and only beatable by really skilled power management, reflexes, and a lot of luck. Thus far, only twenty-seven people have been able to win (and prove it). Not even the ''creator'' of FNAF has been able to do it.
** ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' ups the ante with 10-20 mode, with both the old and new animatronics [[spoiler:(including Golden Freddy and BB)]] set at 20. Only ''nine'' people have managed to win.

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* The last night of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' has [[FanNickname 4-20 mode]], is [[LevelEditor Custom Night]], where one goes can adjust how difficult each animatronic is. It can be used to make them super easy and give you a relatively relaxed night... or you can crank the Custom night and sets ''all four'' AI up to make it harder for yourself. The most difficult is '[[FanNickname 4/20]] [[HarderThanHard Mode]]', where you set the AI of all four animatronics to level 20, which is the hardest difficulty, and tries to make it through the night. maximum. It's ''insanely'' difficult and only beatable by really skilled power management, reflexes, and a lot of luck.luck and [[TheDeterminator perseverance]]. Thus far, only twenty-seven people have been able to win (and prove it). Not even the ''creator'' of FNAF has been able to do it.
** ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' ups the ante with 10-20 mode, with both the old and new animatronics [[spoiler:(including Golden Freddy and BB)]] set at 20. Only ''nine'' people have managed to prove a win.
8th Feb '17 2:50:38 PM LordBlackdeath
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*''VideoGame/{{Warlight}}'' is a Risk-like free multiplayer indie game, yet players often create diplomatic games, called diplos, that run on previously agreed upon mechanics to start scenarios. The restrictions range from simple (declare war before attacking) to very complex (a whole ruleset with predefined characters/countries designed for roleplaying).
7th Feb '17 4:52:06 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' are [[NintendoHard hard enough on their own]], but the NewGamePlus kicks things up a notch, and players who are patient enough to [[MemeticMutation "get gud"]] love to find ways to make things even more difficult.

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* The games of the ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' series are [[NintendoHard hard enough on their own]], but the NewGamePlus kicks things up a notch, and players who are patient enough to [[MemeticMutation "get "git gud"]] love to find ways to make things even more difficult.
2nd Feb '17 10:26:53 AM StFan
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** There's also DwarfFortress/DrunkFortress, where the challenge is from AlcoholInducedStupidity instead of in-game.

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** There's also DwarfFortress/DrunkFortress, "LetsPlay/DrunkFortress", where the challenge is from AlcoholInducedStupidity instead of in-game.



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24th Jan '17 6:35:13 AM DaibhidC
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24th Jan '17 6:34:52 AM DaibhidC
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* In universe example with the Magpie, a GentlemanThief in the ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' setting, who has teleportation powers but mostly doesn't use them, because where's the challenge in that?
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20th Jan '17 11:48:26 AM SgtFrog1
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' actually acknowledges the player doing certain challenge runs - you get a special message if you manage to complete the game under a certain restriction. These are: no saving, no using healing items, finish the game wearing the Bandage (the weakest armour, which turns into a healing item when removed, meaning you can't re-equip it), finishing the game at level 1 (easier than it sounds, as killing enemies to gain EXP is actively discouraged in this game) and finishing the game with a Snowman Piece in your inventory (a healing item that you can get early in the game that heals 45 HP, in a game where if you play "normally" (i.e. as you would a standard RPG) you'd have about 35 HP by the time you fight the pre-final boss). You can turn it UpToEleven by doing many or all of them at once; Doing "No Healing Items", "Bandage", and "Level 1" all at once even gets its own message saying [[LampshadeHanging "You really like to challenge yourself, huh?"]]
** There are also many "no-hit runs" on YouTube, where players defeat bosses without taking any damage. No-Hit [[spoiler:Sans]] and No-Hit [[spoiler:Photoshop Flowey]] are particularly popular. Note that toby fox, the creator, actually didn't think the latter was possible.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' actually acknowledges the player doing certain challenge runs - you get a special message if you manage to complete the game under a certain restriction. These are: no saving, no using healing items, finish the game wearing the Bandage (the weakest armour, which turns into a healing item when removed, meaning you can't re-equip it), finishing the game at level 1 (easier than it sounds, as killing enemies to gain EXP is actively discouraged in this game) game for spoiler-intensive reasons) and finishing the game with a Snowman Piece in your inventory (a healing item that you can get early in the game that heals 45 HP, in a game where if you play "normally" (i.e. as you would a standard RPG) you'd have about 35 HP by the time you fight the pre-final boss). You can turn it UpToEleven by doing many or all of them at once; Doing "No Healing Items", "Bandage", and "Level 1" all at once even gets its own message saying [[LampshadeHanging "You really like to challenge yourself, huh?"]]
** There are also many "no-hit runs" on YouTube, where players defeat bosses without taking any damage. No-Hit [[spoiler:Sans]] and No-Hit [[spoiler:Photoshop Flowey]] are particularly popular. Note that toby fox, Toby Fox, the creator, actually didn't think the latter was possible.even ''possible''.
20th Jan '17 11:45:48 AM SgtFrog1
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*** True Poke-maniacs can take even that UpToEleven with the "Living Shinydex" challenge, which is the same as above, only with the ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon. This includes one-time-only Legendaries. Have fun soft-resetting the game 1,000+ times until you get that Shiny starter Pokemon!

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*** True Poke-maniacs can take even that UpToEleven with the "Living Shinydex" challenge, which is the same as above, only with the ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon. This includes one-time-only Legendaries. Have fun spending literal days soft-resetting the game 1,000+ times until you get that Shiny starter Pokemon!
20th Jan '17 11:45:14 AM SgtFrog1
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*** True Poke-maniacs can take even that UpToEleven with the "Living Shinydex" challenge, which is the same as above, only with the ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon. This includes one-time-only Legendaries. Have fun soft-resetting the game 1,000+ times until you get that Shiny starter Pokemon!
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