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26th Jun '16 8:05:39 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' ''loves'' this trope. You kill them in the boss battle? They're still alive afterwards. It gets to the point where it's just silly if you used explosives.
** Especially with [[RasputinianDeath Mr. Sunshine]].
* In the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' games, Snake or Raiden will almost always be using their WeaponOfChoice [=SOCOM=] pistol in cutscenes, regardless of the actual weapon the player had equipped beforehand. This is most jarring at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' [[spoiler:when Snake and Raiden rambo their way through Arsenal Gear]]. Most players have one of the assault rifles equipped during that segment, yet the following cutscenes will always show Raiden using his dinky pistol.
** Particularly groan-inducing is the fact that you can equip the BDU, body armor, or any wigs, and cutscenes will reflect it, but his gun is ''always'' the pistol. If Raiden is shown firing at people with it in the cutscene, the gunshots will still be loud, even if you have the suppressor equipped. One notably silly example is equipping the M9 (a tranquilizer gun that always has a suppressor equipped ''and'' normally has to have its slide pulled back after every shot) before the fight with Vamp.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' ''loves'' this trope. You kill them in the boss battle? They're still alive afterwards. It gets to the point where it's just silly if you used explosives.
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explosives. Especially with [[RasputinianDeath Mr. Sunshine]].
* In the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' games, Snake or Raiden will almost always be using their WeaponOfChoice [=SOCOM=] SOCOM pistol in cutscenes, regardless of the actual weapon the player had equipped beforehand. This is most jarring at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' [[spoiler:when Snake and Raiden rambo their way through Arsenal Gear]]. Most players have one of the assault rifles equipped during that segment, yet the following cutscenes will always show Raiden using his dinky pistol.
** Particularly groan-inducing is the fact that you can equip the BDU, body armor, or any wigs, and cutscenes will reflect it, but his gun is ''always'' the pistol.pistol, with the only way to get him to use something else is by equipping the M9 - your ''other'' pistol - before entering the cutscene. If Raiden is shown firing at people with it in the cutscene, the gunshots will still be loud, even if you have the suppressor equipped. One notably silly example is equipping the M9 (a tranquilizer gun that always has a suppressor equipped ''and'' normally has to have its slide pulled back after every shot) before the fight with Vamp.



** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Big Boss is almost always carrying either an assault rifle or an RPG in cutscenes. Completely forgivable since the cutscenes are hand-drawn.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' suffers the same problem as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Lara always uses her pistols in cutscenes, no matter what other weapons the player has, because obviously the designers have no idea which guns you have and if you have ammo left in them.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Big Boss is almost always carrying either an assault rifle or an RPG in cutscenes. Completely forgivable since almost all of the cutscenes are hand-drawn.
hand-drawn. However, even the short in-game cutscenes before a boss battle with a vehicle will have Snake (and his partners in co-op) using an M16, regardless of whether you took one with you.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' suffers the same problem as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': ''Metal Gear Solid'': Lara always uses her pistols in cutscenes, no matter what other weapons the player has, because obviously the designers have no idea which guns you have and if you have ammo left in them.
28th May '16 8:31:13 PM nombretomado
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** Among the multiple drinking games for MGS, one for the original PlayStation[=/=]PC version involved taking a shot when the SOCOM was silenced, or unsilenced, or silenced, with absolutely no consideration given to whether you had even picked up the silencer at the beginning of the game. ''The Twin Snakes'' "fixed" this by having the SOCOM always appear without the silencer, regardless of whether you had it.

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** Among the multiple drinking games for MGS, one for the original PlayStation[=/=]PC UsefulNotes/PlayStation[=/=]PC version involved taking a shot when the SOCOM was silenced, or unsilenced, or silenced, with absolutely no consideration given to whether you had even picked up the silencer at the beginning of the game. ''The Twin Snakes'' "fixed" this by having the SOCOM always appear without the silencer, regardless of whether you had it.
27th May '16 11:28:31 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': If Isaac (the only one allowed to participate) loses the InevitableTournament in Tolbi, you wake up in the infirmary and are told you must have dreamed the whole thing, including the part where you could see your friends look over the obstacle courses and choose the best place to cheer Isaac from (cheat with Psynergy). And once you win, you... wake up in the infirmary anyway thanks to PostVictoryCollapse. Amusingly, the fact that some Adepts are able to see the future is a minor subplot... but only Jupiter Adepts can do that.
11th May '16 4:16:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' does this a few times. Whatever path you're on, Chapter 4 contains an escort mission where you have to rescue certain characters, and each have a cutscene showing, [[spoiler:despite your efforts, your charges are dead]].

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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' does this a few times. Whatever path you're on, Chapter 4 contains an escort mission where you have to rescue certain characters, and each have a cutscene showing, [[spoiler:despite your efforts, your charges are dead]].
24th Apr '16 2:41:27 PM Sikon
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*** For story reasons, the fight with Lich King in Icecrown Citadel ends with [[FissionMailed apparent failure]] with him instantly killing all the players, who are then resurrected by an ally in a scripted scene, allowing them to finish him. However, the ability he uses to kill the raid actually just does a large amount of damage, far more than was survivable at level 80, for which the raid was designed. At level 90 and above, players can actually survive this damage, but the scripted scene continues as if they died anyway — and the Lich King cannot be killed until it plays out fully, staying at 1 HP.

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*** For story reasons, the fight with the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel ends with [[FissionMailed apparent failure]] with him instantly killing all the players, who are then resurrected by an ally in a scripted scene, allowing them to finish him. However, the ability he uses to kill the raid actually just does a large amount of damage, far more than was survivable at level 80, for which the raid was designed. At level 90 and above, players can actually survive this damage, but the scripted scene continues as if they died anyway — and the Lich King cannot be killed until it plays out fully, staying at 1 HP.
24th Apr '16 2:41:10 PM Sikon
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*** For story reasons, the fight with Lich King in Icecrown Citadel ends with [[FissionMailed apparent failure]] with him instantly killing all the players, who are then resurrected by an ally in a scripted scene, allowing them to finish him. However, the ability he uses to kill the raid actually just does a large amount of damage, far more than was survivable at level 80, for which the raid was designed. At level 90 and above, players can actually survive this damage, but the scripted scene continues as if they died anyway — and the Lich King cannot be killed until it plays out fully, staying at 1 HP.
9th Mar '16 8:46:24 AM Sammettik
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', there's an early cut-scene where, based on your actions in the previous section, Snake will say one of three responses depending on whether you managed to sneak past the guards, alert but evade them, or killed any. The way he describes the third option makes it sound like he slaughtered the whole base in a bloody battle, even if you silently killed one just guy and disposed of his corpse via throwing it off a cliff.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', there's an early cut-scene where, based on your actions in the previous section, Snake will say one of three responses depending on whether you managed to sneak past the guards, alert but evade them, or killed any. The way he describes the third option makes it sound like he slaughtered the whole base in a bloody battle, even if you silently killed one just one guy and disposed of his corpse via throwing it off a cliff.
8th Mar '16 11:32:27 PM Sammettik
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* SaintsRow2 ''loves'' this trope. You kill them in the boss battle? They're still alive afterwards. It gets to the point where it's just silly if you used explosives.

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* SaintsRow2 ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' ''loves'' this trope. You kill them in the boss battle? They're still alive afterwards. It gets to the point where it's just silly if you used explosives.
8th Mar '16 11:32:03 PM Sammettik
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', there's a cut-scene where, based on your actions in the previous section, Snake will either say "I had to kill them all" or "No one spotted me", which has some very odd ways of discriminating between the two. For instance, if you tranquilize one guard and knock another unconscious, you ''still'' get "I had to kill them all". Even though you ''didn't''.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', there's a an early cut-scene where, based on your actions in the previous section, Snake will either say "I had to kill them all" or "No one spotted me", which has some very odd ways of discriminating between three responses depending on whether you managed to sneak past the two. For instance, guards, alert but evade them, or killed any. The way he describes the third option makes it sound like he slaughtered the whole base in a bloody battle, even if you tranquilize silently killed one guard just guy and knock another unconscious, you ''still'' get "I had to kill them all". Even though you ''didn't''.disposed of his corpse via throwing it off a cliff.
30th Jan '16 9:15:44 AM Kayube
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a few interactive segments, where you can collect items and such. However, there couldn't possibly be a separate branch of the comic for every configuration of items, so some of the player's actions will likely not end up being canon. Occasionally, the comic will follow up an interactive segment with a non-interactive panel summarizing what was supposed to happen.
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