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20th Mar '17 10:26:23 PM Shadoboy
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* In the Frozen Throne expansion of ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', if you discover certian secret during a level, you get to enter a secret episode called "The Crossing" where your objective is to build different towers among a row to kill the waves of enemies trying to blow up a portal. It may be just one level, but you're likely to replay it over and over trying to survive the whole gauntlet of enemies.
28th Feb '17 2:09:06 PM AuraXtreme
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*** It doesn't help that they give you very good incentive: the top two rounds (in the original) give out the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity +1 Key]] and the most powerful Shotlocks in the game -- including ''[[ThatOneAttack Lingering Will's Ultima Cannon!]]'' That in itself wouldn't be too bad... unless you're a Billy-no-blokes, because the Mirage Arena is designed for multiplayer. The Shotlocks are guarded by the third and fourth forms of the evolving SNKBoss.

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*** It doesn't help that they give you very good incentive: the top two rounds (in the original) give out the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity +1 Key]] and the most powerful Shotlocks in the game -- including ''[[ThatOneAttack Lingering Will's Ultima Cannon!]]'' That in itself wouldn't be too bad... unless you're a Billy-no-blokes, because the Mirage Arena is designed for multiplayer. The Shotlocks are guarded by the third and fourth forms of the evolving SNKBoss. [[note]]For better or worse, the [[UpdatedRerelease HD ReMIX]] dropped the difficulty on the Mirage Arena to accomodate the lack of multiplayer, so even the Billies-no-blokes are going to be blowing their hours[[/note]].
26th Feb '17 10:19:00 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is easily the worst offender of all Fallout and TESO games combined , not only it has a ton of sidequests like the other Fallout games, but with its settlement building feature you can spend hours or even days polishing a single settlement and even more hours to gather building materials and almost every DLC added increase the things you can build. ''Automatron'''s robots are highly customizable too and you can spend hours building your dream robot (or turning Codsworth into a monstrous killing machine).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is easily the worst offender of all Fallout and TESO games combined , not only it has a ton combined.
** Like other games in the series, there are tons
of sidequests like the other Fallout games, but with its settlement building feature you to pursue.
** The settlement-building mechanics
can spend easily take up hours or even days polishing a single settlement of your time as you work to make your settlements the perfect little homesteads in the wasteland. Even more, if you take into account time spent searching for resources to use to build your settlements.
** Weapons
and even more hours to gather building materials and almost every DLC added increase the things you can build. ''Automatron'''s robots armor (power armor included) are highly customizable too similarly customizable, and you can expect to spend hours a decent chunk of time working on making the perfect killing implements.
** If you like minigames, you can collect holotapes that feature {{Expy}} games of ''VideoGame/MissileCommand'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', or even a full-fledged RPG. You can play these games on any computer terminal you have access to (including any terminals you build and set up in your settlements).
** The ''Automatron'' DLC adds the ability to create robotic companions. Expect to invest a lot of time
building your dream the perfect robots, if not a full-blown robot (or turning Codsworth into a monstrous killing machine). army!
25th Feb '17 6:00:04 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' restores the battles on the world map, plus has the "Reeking Boxes" that allow the player to summon [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Risen]] to the map itself. ''HELLO GRINDING FOR GOLD, SUPPORTS, LEVEL-UPS AND SKILLS''.



*** Plus, the ''Birthright'' and ''Revelations'' paths also have random battles on the world map. ''HELLO, GRINDING FOR SUPPORTS AND LEVEL-UPS AND SKILLS''.

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*** Plus, the ''Birthright'' and ''Revelations'' paths also have the random battles on and the world map. ''HELLO, chance to use gold to find more enmies. Again, ''HELLO GRINDING FOR SUPPORTS AND GOLD, SUPPORTS, LEVEL-UPS AND SKILLS''.
25th Feb '17 5:57:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' had the Tower of Valni, the Lagdou Ruins, and random battles on the world map. In order to unlock them, one did have to play part of the way into the main game (in the Tower's case, you unlocked a floor every few chapters; in the Ruin's case, you were nearly ''done'' with the game by the time the place became available), but after that you could go through them as many times as you wanted. It helps that the ruins and tower both had rare treasure in them and that certain random battles could be used to steal items from enemies with a glitch.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' had the Tower of Valni, the Lagdou Ruins, and random battles on the world map. In order to unlock them, one did have to play part of the way into the main game (in the Tower's case, you the player unlocked a floor every few chapters; in the Ruin's case, you were one was nearly ''done'' with the game by the time the place became available), but after that you the players could go through them as many times as you wanted. It helps that the ruins and tower both had rare treasure in them and that certain random battles could be used to steal items from enemies with a glitch.glitch.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' it's very easy to get caught up in visiting other people's castles to see how they've set up their layouts, collect ore and food that the player might not have, and place their bets in the arena to collect even more resources.
*** Plus, the ''Birthright'' and ''Revelations'' paths also have random battles on the world map. ''HELLO, GRINDING FOR SUPPORTS AND LEVEL-UPS AND SKILLS''.
11th Feb '17 3:17:10 AM OmarManuRod
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has shooting galleries halfaway in the castle section that are hard to resist to play untill completion just to get the juicy rewards. It also has the Mercenaries minigame after finishing the game, which could be cosidered a game on it's own.
11th Feb '17 2:41:57 AM OmarManuRod
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*** The trope is played straight when you lock Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge on Sonic & Knuckles'. You get a full version of Blue Spheres minigame, with a total of 134,217,728 levels! It also will sidetrack players from playing ''both'' games attached.
29th Jan '17 12:55:26 PM Sadsharks
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* davidr64yt of ''LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.

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* davidr64yt of ''LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft'' ''[[LetsPlay/XsAdventuresInMinecraft X's Adventures In Minecraft]]'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.
29th Jan '17 12:54:50 PM Sadsharks
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* davidr64yt of ''[[LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft]]'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.

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* davidr64yt of ''[[LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft]]'' ''LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.
29th Jan '17 12:54:10 PM Sadsharks
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* davidr64yt of ''X's Adventures in VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.

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* davidr64yt of ''X's Adventures in VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' ''[[LetsPlay/XsAdventuresinMinecraft]]'' has a similar problem. Every time he sets out with a specific goal in mind ("I will kill cows and collect enough leather to create a full suit of armor") he will inevitably get sidetracked into doing something entirely different, such as, in the given example, building a boat and wandering the high seas, ending up in a terrible battle to the death with a spider.
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