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16th Apr '17 12:52:43 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'' example below, ''SpaceInvaders Infinity Gene'' can generate different stages based on whatever song you selected for your [=iPhone=], leading to stages that are easier or harder than they look.

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* Similar to the ''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'' example below, ''SpaceInvaders ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Infinity Gene'' can generate different stages based on whatever song you selected for your [=iPhone=], leading to stages that are easier or harder than they look.
8th Apr '17 9:29:39 PM nombretomado
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** Also some songs in ''RockBand'' are much tougher then they're genre would suggest, take "Can't Be Tamed" for example. "What's that you say? A Miley Cyrus song in "Nightmare" tier?" "Must be a mistake, oh well, [[TemptingFate at least it should be easy to be]]... [[OhCrap is that a solo section?]] [[BigNo oh dear god NOOOOOOOOOO!]]

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** Also some songs in ''RockBand'' ''VideoGame/RockBand'' are much tougher then they're genre would suggest, take "Can't Be Tamed" for example. "What's that you say? A Miley Cyrus song in "Nightmare" tier?" "Must be a mistake, oh well, [[TemptingFate at least it should be easy to be]]... [[OhCrap is that a solo section?]] [[BigNo oh dear god NOOOOOOOOOO!]]
5th Apr '17 1:57:07 AM Bat178
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blinx}}'': Cutesy main character? Yep. Charming fantasy worlds to explore? Yep. Is this deceptive at all? YES. If some of the later levels weren't difficult enough, there's also the eighty hidden cat medals (some of which are deviously hidden) to collect, and the Nintendo Hard final boss, who is an absolute nightmare to defeat.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blinx}}'': ''VideoGame/BlinxTheTimeSweeper'': Cutesy main character? Yep. Charming fantasy worlds to explore? Yep. Is this deceptive at all? YES. If some of the later levels weren't difficult enough, there's also the eighty hidden cat medals (some of which are deviously hidden) to collect, and the Nintendo Hard final boss, who is an absolute nightmare to defeat.
30th Mar '17 1:03:13 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' looks like a simple adventure game set in the city, with a cheerful character and humorous premise. It quickly becomes apparent that almost nothing you do in this game makes sense in real life, and you have to try many ridiculous items to find something that works. If you don't pick up something before going somewhere it will be LostForever and you won't be able to progress when you need it. Not only that, but on occasion you're going against an (unseen) time limit which will send you back to earlier in the game if you don't succeed, and you can be trapped or killed quite easily...which means you have to load the game.

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* ''VideoGame/ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' looks like a simple adventure game set in the city, with a cheerful character and humorous premise. It quickly becomes apparent that almost nothing you do in this game makes sense in real life, and you have to try many ridiculous items to find something that works. If you don't pick up something before going somewhere it will be LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]] and you won't be able to progress when you need it. Not only that, but on occasion you're going against an (unseen) time limit which will send you back to earlier in the game if you don't succeed, and you can be trapped or killed quite easily...which means you have to load the game.
27th Mar '17 12:09:43 PM mario0987
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' ups the difficulty by removing some of the ways you could become overpowered in ''X And Y'' and nerfing the ones it keeps. The addition of the new SOS system means wild Pokémon battles can become two on one battles at any time. The game also removes gyms and replaces the leaders with Totem Pokémon; they have a StatusBuff added at the start of the battle which generally increase whatever their most prominent stat is, or all of them. They can also use the SOS system and the Pokémon they summon allow them to use double battle strategies against you [[ArtificialBrilliance and they are not afraid to use them.]]
24th Mar '17 10:26:35 AM case
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* ''VideoGame/TrashPanic'' is a cartoonish game where you smash garbage off of other garbage to break it up so the bin doesn't fill up. Simple right? The demo's time limit (which doesn't do the game justice, btw) also makes it appear easy. However, actually finishing the levels is brutally hard; the garbage just keeps coming. You can burn garbage (bad for your Eco score), but if you burn or otherwise destroy valuable trash, your bin will overflow with penalty garbage. Not to mention the boss garbage, but even the Sweets (beginner) course which doesn't feature it is still pretty hard, even though the game has no limit on continues.

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* ''VideoGame/TrashPanic'' is a cartoonish game where you smash garbage off of other garbage to break it up so the bin doesn't fill up. Simple right? The demo's game's own demo has a time limit (which doesn't do that obscures how tough the game justice, btw) also makes it appear easy. is by ending the run early. However, actually finishing the levels of the full version is brutally hard; the garbage just keeps coming. You can burn garbage (bad for your Eco score), but if you burn or otherwise destroy valuable trash, your bin will overflow with penalty garbage. Not to mention the boss garbage, but even the Sweets (beginner) course which doesn't feature it is still pretty hard, even though the game has no limit on continues.
18th Mar '17 6:16:29 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Neopets}}'' RPG, ''VideoGame/NeoQuest''. You really wouldn't expect an [=RPG=] based on cute animals to be so difficult, especially since the first dungeon is so dissarmingly easy.

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* The ''{{Neopets}}'' ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' RPG, ''VideoGame/NeoQuest''. You really wouldn't expect an [=RPG=] based on cute animals to be so difficult, especially since the first dungeon is so dissarmingly disarmingly easy.
11th Mar '17 4:41:41 PM nombretomado
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** Same goes for ''VideoGame/RockBand'' you expect songs like [[Music/JudasPriest ''Painkiller'']] to be difficult, but you probably won't be expecting to get your ass kicked by songs like [[MileyCyrus "Can't Be Tamed"]] or [[{{Orianthi}} "According to You"]].

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** Same goes for ''VideoGame/RockBand'' you expect songs like [[Music/JudasPriest ''Painkiller'']] to be difficult, but you probably won't be expecting to get your ass kicked by songs like [[MileyCyrus [[Music/MileyCyrus "Can't Be Tamed"]] or [[{{Orianthi}} "According to You"]].
11th Mar '17 4:41:01 PM SecretStrategist
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** The ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' series, a game where the eponymous characters are a {{Chibi}} {{Miko}} and a raccoon dog, is one of the few to be localized in North America.

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** The ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' ''VideoGame/KikiKaiKai'' series, a game where the eponymous characters are a {{Chibi}} {{Miko}} and a raccoon dog, is one of the few to be localized in North America.America under the MarketBasedTitle of ''Pocky & Rocky''.
10th Mar '17 10:00:48 AM lalalei2001
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** The ''PockyAndRocky'' series, a game where the eponymous characters are a {{Chibi}} {{Miko}} and a raccoon dog, is one of the few to be localized in North America.

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** The ''PockyAndRocky'' ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' series, a game where the eponymous characters are a {{Chibi}} {{Miko}} and a raccoon dog, is one of the few to be localized in North America.
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