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15th Aug '17 1:36:49 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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See also TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, MoonLogicPuzzle (where the answers are there, but the logic isn't), and ManualMisprint. For a similar trope in other media, see UnreliableNarrator.

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See also TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, MoonLogicPuzzle (where the answers are there, but the logic isn't), and ManualMisprint.ManualMisprint (for when the faulty information is in the instruction manual or strategy guide). For a similar trope in other media, see UnreliableNarrator.
15th Aug '17 1:35:24 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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See also TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, MoonLogicPuzzle (where the answers are there, but the logic isn't). For a similar trope in other media, see UnreliableNarrator.

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See also TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, MoonLogicPuzzle (where the answers are there, but the logic isn't).isn't), and ManualMisprint. For a similar trope in other media, see UnreliableNarrator.
30th Jul '17 9:07:19 PM Bismuth83
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* The PSP adaptation of Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy (which is basically Professor Layton with a license on it) contains a minigame that's supposedly a rhythm game (completing it will even earn you an achievement titled after rhythm). It's actually more akin to Simon. This is made even more confusing by the fact that there's an ACTUAL rhythm game (with ''VideoGame/VibRibbon'' type moving beats) that isn't classified as such. Did the developers not know what a rhythm game was?

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* The PSP adaptation of Geronimo Stilton: ''Literature/GeronimoStilton : The Kingdom of Fantasy Fantasy'' (which is basically Professor Layton ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' with a license on it) contains a minigame that's supposedly a rhythm game (completing it will even earn you an achievement titled after rhythm). It's actually more akin to Simon. This is made even more confusing by the fact that there's an ACTUAL rhythm game (with ''VideoGame/VibRibbon'' type moving beats) that isn't classified as such. Did the developers not know what a rhythm game was?
30th Jul '17 9:04:35 PM Bismuth83
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* The PSP adaptation of Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy (which is basically Professor Layton with a license on it) contains a minigame that's supposedly a rhythm game (completing it will even earn you an achievement titled after rhythm). It's actually more akin to Simon. This is made even more confusing by the fact that there's an ACTUAL rhythm game (with ''VideoGame/VibRibbon'' type moving beats) that isn't classified as such. Did the developers not know what a rhythm game was?
11th Jul '17 2:03:40 PM pinkdalek
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', first-time players could find the first boss to be difficult as hell, because Cloud's message "Attack while its tail's up [and] it'll counterattack with its laser!" was split into two dialogue boxes with "and" omitted because the in-battle boxes have fairly limited space. This meant that players saw "Attack while its tail's up" [[CueCardPause for several seconds before seeing]] "it'll counterattack with its laser!". Since they already had "attack while tail is up" in their minds, many people interpreted it as "attack while its tail's up ''or else'' it'll counterattack with its laser", the exact opposite of the intended message, or just saw "Attack while its tail's up!" and attacked straight away.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', first-time **''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
***First-time
players could find the first boss to be difficult as hell, because Cloud's message "Attack while its tail's up [and] it'll counterattack with its laser!" was split into two dialogue boxes with "and" omitted because the in-battle boxes have fairly limited space. This meant that players saw "Attack while its tail's up" [[CueCardPause for several seconds before seeing]] "it'll counterattack with its laser!". Since they already had "attack while tail is up" in their minds, many people interpreted it as "attack while its tail's up ''or else'' it'll counterattack with its laser", the exact opposite of the intended message, or just saw "Attack while its tail's up!" and attacked straight away.away.
*** Getting a good score on the Junon parade minigame is also extremely annoying, because the [=NPCs=] tell you to sneak in from the back. Doing this is impossible and will result in Cloud getting bounced back while the ratings drop; instead, you need to run in from the ''front'' of the back row.
17th Jun '17 9:06:56 AM nombretomado
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* When fighting the giant squid boss in ''EpicBattleFantasy 3'', the characters suggest killing [[CognizantLimbs the tentacles]]. Problem: The boss can regenerate the tentacles to full health. Whenever it feels like. As a free action. Suffice to say, killing the tentacles first [[note]](The way the battle system is coded you'll have to kill the tentacles at the end to finish the fight. No, it doesn't make sense.)[[/note]] is borderline impossible at the level the characters are likely to be at, and not worth attempting regardless of level.

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* When fighting the giant squid boss in ''EpicBattleFantasy ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy 3'', the characters suggest killing [[CognizantLimbs the tentacles]]. Problem: The boss can regenerate the tentacles to full health. Whenever it feels like. As a free action. Suffice to say, killing the tentacles first [[note]](The way the battle system is coded you'll have to kill the tentacles at the end to finish the fight. No, it doesn't make sense.)[[/note]] is borderline impossible at the level the characters are likely to be at, and not worth attempting regardless of level.
23rd May '17 7:11:49 AM MugenKagemaru
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*** That said, the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles PSP re-release]] fixes this error, and it even helps if you played ''VideoGame/Castlevania64'' as well.
8th May '17 1:29:55 PM MarsJenkar
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* ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' InteractiveFiction game. As [[WordOfGod DNA himself puts it]], this is "the first game to move beyond being 'user friendly'"... "It's actually 'user insulting' and because it lies to you as well it's also 'user mendacious.'" In one notable instance, when you first arrive on the bridge of the ''Heart of Gold'', the computer will repeatedly tell you there's ''nothing to see''. If you type "look" a ''third'' time, it will admit "Oh, all right, there's a few things..."

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* ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' InteractiveFiction game. As [[WordOfGod DNA himself puts it]], this is "the first game to move beyond being 'user friendly'"... "It's actually 'user insulting' and because it lies to you as well it's also 'user mendacious.'" In one notable instance, when you first arrive on in the bridge engine room of the ''Heart of Gold'', the computer will repeatedly tell you there's ''nothing to see''. If you type "look" a ''third'' time, it will admit "Oh, all right, there's a few things..."
22nd Feb '17 12:26:15 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': "Higher willpower allows you to defend against magical attacks."

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* ** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': "Higher willpower allows you to defend against magical attacks."
22nd Feb '17 12:26:01 PM BeerBaron
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* Quite a few quest givers in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' gave [[GuideDamnIt wrong compass directions]]. Add this to the vague directions "Go east until you see the funny looking rock then turn north," and you're going to struggle.

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* Quite ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': There are
a few cases where the directions given by NPC quest givers are flat out wrong, or are given correctly, but recorded in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' gave [[GuideDamnIt wrong compass directions]]. Add the journal incorrectly. Combine this to the with often vague directions like "Go east until you see the funny looking rock then turn north," and you're going to struggle.you can find yourself in a number of GuideDangIt situations.
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