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10th Dec '17 4:58:17 AM Arcorann
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* Exaggerated in the free Japanese RPG ''[[https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/9198 Inflation Quest 2]]''. The third town has three weapons shops. One of them (the one which matches your levels when you first reach the town) sells weapons with costs in the millions and attack power in the hundreds of thousands. The second sells weapons with costs in the billions. The third sells weapons with costs and attack power in the ''hundreds of sextillions'' (which is roughly final boss tier; it's called Inflation Quest for a reason).
14th Nov '17 9:01:44 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' - The first time you arrive at Medina, the shopkeepers sell weapons three tiers above what you'll currently be using, for 10 times the gold you'd expect. Justified in that the fiends of the village hate humans after losing a war 400 years ago. [[spoiler: After you've changed history to make fiends no longer hate humans, the prices become more reasonable, but by then, the gear is outclassed.]]
** Another example occurs at the very beginning of the game. The [[spoiler: Guru]] Melchior is visiting the Millennial Fair and has a Silver Sword for sale. Unless you farm money for a long time, you won't be able to afford it until you've progressed through at least one more dungeon, at which point he leaves the fair.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' - The first time you arrive at Medina, the shopkeepers sell weapons three tiers above what you'll currently be using, for 10 times the gold you'd expect. Justified in that the fiends of the village hate humans after losing a war 400 years ago. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After you've changed history to make fiends no longer hate humans, the prices become more reasonable, but by then, the gear is outclassed.]]
** Another example occurs at the very beginning of the game. The [[spoiler: Guru]] [[spoiler:Guru]] Melchior is visiting the Millennial Fair and has a Silver Sword for sale. Unless you farm money for a long time, you won't be able to afford it until you've progressed through at least one more dungeon, at which point he leaves the fair.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' has a shop in early in the game that sells bombs for more money than Link can actually carry. You can acquire these bombs for free later on when [[spoiler: the pirates rob the store]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' has a shop in early in the game that sells bombs for more money than Link can actually carry. You can acquire these bombs for free later on when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the pirates rob the store]].store]], and afterwards the shopkeeper begins to sell bombs at a more reasonable price.



* RealLife also plays this straight with expensive cars, houses, jewelry, and other big-ticket items. Fortunately, a lot of this stuff falls into BraggingRightsReward.



* In the early RatchetAndClank games, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O.]] was almost always introduced on a relatively early planet, and always costed an obscene amount of [[UniversalCurrency bolts]]. Later games averted this entirely.

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* In the early RatchetAndClank games, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', the [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O.]] was almost always (II) is introduced on a relatively early planet, planet (Rilgar in the first, Barlow in the second), and always costed costs an obscene amount of [[UniversalCurrency bolts]]. Later games averted avert this entirely.
entirely by either introducing the weapon extremely late in the game, or requiring you to collect a certain number of out-of-the-way collectibles but then giving it to you for free afterwards.
* RealLife also plays this straight with expensive cars, houses, jewelry, and other big-ticket items. Fortunately, a lot of this stuff falls into BraggingRightsReward.
28th Jul '17 10:23:28 PM Abodos
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** Happens a lot near the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where some shops have items whose price exceeds what you can even store in your wallet.



** Happens a lot near the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where some shops have items whose price exceeds what you can even store in your wallet.

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** Happens a lot near Early on in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', where some shops have items whose price exceeds what Wild]]'', you can find an armor shop in almost every settlement in Hyrule. But even store the least expensive piece from an armor set can cost several hundred rupees at a point when you'll be lucky to find red 20 rupee gems. Even in your wallet.the mid- to late-game, when these armor sets are more affordable, the Ancient Armor set and various Ancient weapons sold at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab can be this, as they not only cost lots of rupees but also require you to have components dropped by [[DemonicSpiders Guardians]].
25th May '17 2:36:10 PM jtierney50
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' does this with the Cryolater in Vault 111, although the high lockpicking skill required to open the case it's in, not an exorbitant price, that causes this. [[note]]You can break the game by going out of the vault, finding Dogmeat, returning to the Vault with him, and having him fetch an item while in the room with the Cryolater, which will cause him to get the gun for you. However, this was clearly not intended by the developers, so it still applies.[[/note]]
28th Mar '17 9:46:36 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]]

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]] [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]]].



* There seems to be an example in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever they don't sell them anymore]].

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* There seems to be an example in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent they don't sell them anymore]].
23rd Mar '17 11:40:23 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', being the only game in [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls the series]] to date without some form of LevelScaling, has this in play. Many shops have a piece or two of late-game level equipment no matter how early you visit them, but you'll almost certainly be unable to afford it at that point. Two good examples in Balmora, likely the [[HubCity second town you'll visit]] if following the main quest, are Ra'Virr's Demon/Devil weapons (steel weapons enchanted to allow you to temporarily summon much better Daedric weapons) and Meldor's Dreugh Cuirass and Shield (extremely good medium armor).
5th Mar '17 5:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* The first DungeonSiege has some powerful items in shops literally marked "PRICELESS".

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* The first DungeonSiege ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'' has some powerful items in shops literally marked "PRICELESS".



* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', one of the game's most powerful spells and the best shield can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time[[note]]Which turns the Death spell into a GameBreaker for half the game[[/note]], or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).

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* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', ''{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}}'', one of the game's most powerful spells and the best shield can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time[[note]]Which turns the Death spell into a GameBreaker for half the game[[/note]], or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).
1st Mar '17 5:14:43 PM HeroicJay
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' - The shop at Castle Town sells bombs, arrows, and other mundane items for thousands of rupees - the exact same gear can be bought elsewhere for 1% of the cost, or found on monsters roaming town, with the exception of a unique set of Magic Armor that costs '''a hundred thousand'''. The absolute maximum number of rupees Link can carry at all is 1,000. Once you give enough money to Malo (which doesn't even come close to the amount needed to buy one pack of bombs from the Castle Town shop -- [[FridgeLogic go figure]]), he buys out the shop, which reduces the cost of items immensely.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' - The shop at Castle Town sells bombs, arrows, and other mundane items for thousands of rupees - the rupees. The exact same gear can be bought elsewhere for 1% of the cost, or found on monsters roaming town, with the exception of a unique set of Magic Armor that costs '''a hundred thousand'''. The HD remake, which increases Link's Rupee carrying capacity, also increases the prices in the store to ''tens'' of thousands of Rupees per item, making the Magic Armor '''400,000'''. The absolute maximum number of rupees Link can carry at all is 1,000.1,000 (9,999 in the HD version). Once you give enough money to Malo (which doesn't even come close to the amount needed to buy one pack of bombs from the Castle Town shop -- [[FridgeLogic go figure]]), he buys out the shop, which reduces the cost of items immensely.
30th Nov '16 1:33:42 AM bowserbros
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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the T-Rex's Bat at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.

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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the The T-Rex's Bat is priced at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.
30th Nov '16 1:32:58 AM bowserbros
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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', when guiding Jeff out of Winters to join Ness's party, you'll notice that the store outside of the Snow Wood Boarding School sells the T-Rex's Bat, Non-Stick Frying Pan, and Coin of Silence at insanely high prices, yet you don't have access to the ATM (since Jeff doesn't own an ATM card). These items are the T-Rex's Bat at $698, the Non-Stick Frying Pan at $1490, and the Coin of Silence at $2800. Granted, it ''is'' possible to grind money by selling the food items dropped from enemies outside the store, but the selling prices for them are abysmally low, only going up to $6 at most.
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