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22nd Sep '17 5:34:00 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A minor example shows up in the Flash game ''[[http://fishy-flash-game.com/ Fishy]]'', in which you play as a fish in a pond who must eat smaller fish in order to grow larger, while avoiding bigger fish that can eat you. Eventually, you will grow to become the largest fish in the pond, capable of eating everything else -- and you don't stop growing from there. Once your fish is big enough that it stretches from one side of the screen to the other, you get the message that "you ate everything and completely destroyed the pond eco-system", all while [[GaiasLament what's left of the pond is littered with the scattered bones of all the fish you ate]].
17th Sep '17 7:44:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* While every Law and Chaos path in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' can and will make you feel like a terrible person for betraying half of your friends and leaving humanity to the mercy of a iron-fist theocracy or AsskickingEqualsAuthority anarchism, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is rather awful about this trope. In both non-Neutral routes, you have to [[spoiler:kill your former commander who was looked up to by the crew and now deems you a threat to humanity, and then witness Arthur's personality matrix shutting down for good]]. Then, Law leads to [[spoiler:Zelenin working her MindRape song on the crew to turn them into unquestioning worshippers of God and the same is later applied to the entire earth]], while in Chaos [[spoiler:Jimenez spreads the Delphinus Paraside to the crew to turn them into completely uncivilized savages and all of humanity ends up becoming the same way]]. Still feel like aligning with either side after [[spoiler:watching the crew get their minds rewritten]]?
17th Sep '17 7:44:39 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* While every Law and Chaos path in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' can and will make you feel like a terrible person for betraying half of your friends and leaving humanity to the mercy of a iron-fist theocracy or AsskickingEqualsAuthority anarchism, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is rather awful about this trope. In both non-Neutral routes, you have to [[spoiler:kill your former commander who was looked up to by the crew and now deems you a threat to humanity, and then witness Arthur's personality matrix shutting down for good]]. Then, Law leads to [[spoiler:Zelenin working her MindRape song on the crew to turn them into unquestioning worshippers of God and the same is later applied to the entire earth]], while in Chaos [[spoiler:Jimenez spreads the Delphinus Paraside to the crew to turn them into completely uncivilized savages and all of humanity ends up becoming the same way]].

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* While every Law and Chaos path in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' can and will make you feel like a terrible person for betraying half of your friends and leaving humanity to the mercy of a iron-fist theocracy or AsskickingEqualsAuthority anarchism, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is rather awful about this trope. In both non-Neutral routes, you have to [[spoiler:kill your former commander who was looked up to by the crew and now deems you a threat to humanity, and then witness Arthur's personality matrix shutting down for good]]. Then, Law leads to [[spoiler:Zelenin working her MindRape song on the crew to turn them into unquestioning worshippers of God and the same is later applied to the entire earth]], while in Chaos [[spoiler:Jimenez spreads the Delphinus Paraside to the crew to turn them into completely uncivilized savages and all of humanity ends up becoming the same way]]. Still feel like aligning with either side after [[spoiler:watching the crew get their minds rewritten]]?
17th Sep '17 7:42:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* While every Law and Chaos path in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' can and will make you feel like a terrible person for betraying half of your friends and leaving humanity to the mercy of a iron-fist theocracy or AsskickingEqualsAuthority anarchism, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is rather awful about this trope. In both non-Neutral routes, you have to [[spoiler:kill your former commander who was looked up to by the crew and now deems you a threat to humanity, and then witness Arthur's personality matrix shutting down for good]]. Then, Law leads to [[spoiler:Zelenin working her MindRape song on the crew to turn them into unquestioning worshippers of God and the same is later applied to the entire earth]], while in Chaos [[spoiler:Jimenez spreads the Delphinus Paraside to the crew to turn them into completely uncivilized savages and all of humanity ends up becoming the same way]].
26th Aug '17 1:36:57 AM NanoMoose
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->''"But I guess calling it 'Hunter / Gatherer of Innocent Young Dinosaurs Pathetically Mewling Their Last as the Memory of Their Mother's Warmth Drifts Away to Be Replaced by the Unforgiving Coldness Of...' oh, fuck it; let's just call it 'You Bastard.'"''

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->''"But I guess calling it 'Hunter / Gatherer 'Hunter[=/=]Gatherer of Innocent Young Dinosaurs Pathetically Mewling Their Last as the Memory of Their Mother's Warmth Drifts Away to Be Replaced by the Unforgiving Coldness Of...' oh, fuck it; let's just call it 'You Bastard.'"''



* Mocked in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the Morningstar sniper rifle, a gun awarded to you by the MegaCorp Hyperion. A gun for "murderers... like you!" It has a high-pitched, shrill voice whines at you for killing psychopaths, robbers, pirates, and vicious creatures by [[WhatMeasureIsAMook saying that they could have had a bad day or that they just wanted to feed their family,]] and that [[HitlerAteSugar serial killers thought THEY were good people, too!]]

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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the Morningstar sniper rifle, a gun awarded to you by the MegaCorp Hyperion. A gun for "murderers... like you!" It has a high-pitched, shrill voice that whines at you for killing psychopaths, robbers, pirates, and vicious creatures by [[WhatMeasureIsAMook saying that they could have had a bad day or that they just wanted to feed their family,]] and that [[HitlerAteSugar serial killers thought THEY were good people, too!]]



---> ''"I wasn't kidding when I said pay! Now, '''you'll pay the ultimate price!'''"''

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---> ''"I I wasn't kidding when I said pay! Now, '''you'll ''you'll pay the ultimate price!'''"''price!''



** [=GLaDOS=] implies it with the subtly angry line "You're not a good person, you know that right? ''Good people don't end up here.''"

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** [=GLaDOS=] implies it with the subtly angry line "You're not a good person, you person. You know that that, right? ''Good Good people don't end up here.''""



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', some characters react strongly if the player chooses a more morally ambiguous option, or just one that character disagrees with ("Do you ''enjoy'' committing genocide, Commander?!"). The Turian Councillor is especially notable for having these dialogue options no matter ''what'' option the player chooses. Though, it's implied the reason for this is due to him bearing FantasticRacism against humans.
* ''Mass Effect 3'' has it's fair share, but probably the worst case is if [[spoiler: Wrex is still alive and you faked the genophage cure, leading to a confrontation on the Citadel. Wrex will even go as far as to call Shepard a hypocrite, and the encounter inevitably ends with Wrex's death. If you killed the Virmire survivor during the Citadel invasion, Wrex will call you out on that too]].

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', some characters react strongly if the player chooses a more morally ambiguous option, or just one that character disagrees with ("Do you ''enjoy'' committing genocide, Commander?!"). The Turian Councillor is especially notable for having these dialogue options no matter ''what'' option the player chooses. Though, it's implied the reason for this is due to him bearing FantasticRacism against humans.
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* ''Mass Effect 3'' has it's its fair share, but probably the worst case is if [[spoiler: Wrex is still alive and you faked the genophage cure, leading to a confrontation on the Citadel. Wrex will even go as far as to call Shepard a hypocrite, and the encounter inevitably ends with Wrex's his death. If you killed the Virmire survivor during the Citadel invasion, invasion (which can only happen if you didn't visit them while they were in hospital), Wrex will call you out on that too]].



** You can also overhear two characters by Lake Calenhad, having a very fourth-wall-breaking conversation about how they might just be "characters in a play" and how their world might be all a game for somebody else's enjoyment. They follow up by wondering what kind of sick freak would enjoy seeing them suffer so much, and one of them wonders why on Thedas these "superior beings" would enjoy giving him such painful warts.

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** You can also overhear two characters by Lake Calenhad, Calenhad having a very fourth-wall-breaking conversation about how they might just be "characters in a play" and how their world might be all a game for somebody else's enjoyment. They follow up by wondering what kind of sick freak would enjoy seeing them suffer so much, and one of them wonders why on Thedas these "superior beings" would enjoy giving him such painful warts.
26th Aug '17 1:28:53 AM NanoMoose
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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the Morningstar sniper rifle, a gun awarded to you by the MegaCorp Hyperion. A gun for "murderers... like you!" It's basically ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine: The Gun'', as a high-pitched, shrill voice whines at you for killing psychopaths, robbers, pirates, and vicious creatures by [[WhatMeasureIsAMook saying that they could have had a bad day or that they just wanted to feed their family,]] and that [[HitlerAteSugar serial killers thought THEY were good people, too!]]

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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the Morningstar sniper rifle, a gun awarded to you by the MegaCorp Hyperion. A gun for "murderers... like you!" It's basically ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine: The Gun'', as It has a high-pitched, shrill voice whines at you for killing psychopaths, robbers, pirates, and vicious creatures by [[WhatMeasureIsAMook saying that they could have had a bad day or that they just wanted to feed their family,]] and that [[HitlerAteSugar serial killers thought THEY were good people, too!]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', the StoryArc with the NPC "Atlas" adapts this to game play itself. From the game characters' point of view if not [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption yours]], you go around killing children just because some NPC contact asked you to. Where is your sense of agency? If you will not exert free will, [[spoiler:[[CutScene maybe it should be]] [[MindControl taken from you]]..]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', the StoryArc with the NPC "Atlas" adapts this to game play itself. From the game characters' point of view if not [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption yours]], you go around killing children just because some NPC contact asked you to. Where is your sense of agency? If you will not exert free will, [[spoiler:[[CutScene [[spoiler:[[{{Cutscene}} maybe it should be]] [[MindControl taken from you]]..]].you]]]].



** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' pulls one too when, after [[spoiler: killing Mr. House]] you receive a message chastising you for your action. At first it looks like the game itself is berating you, but scrolling down reveals it's just the victim having a posthumous go at you.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' pulls one too when, after [[spoiler: killing Mr. House]] you receive a message chastising you for your action. At first it looks like the game itself is berating you, but scrolling down reveals it's just the victim having a posthumous go at you.wrote his own obituary.



** [[spoiler: Oddly averted with Dan, who will always stand by whatever decision you make be it pacifism or genocide.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'', [[spoiler: you find the body of Yorda frozen as stone with shadow creatures standing around her that run as you approach. The shadow creatures do not attack you, some approach you curiously, others run while still others fly or run around in circles as if they're confused. To proceed you have to kill them, and as you kill them you realize that they are the souls/spirits/essence/etc of the other horned boys, innocent victims who were sacrificed like you were intended to be]].

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** [[spoiler: Oddly averted with Dan, who will always stand by whatever decision you make be it pacifism or genocide.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'', [[spoiler: you find the body of Yorda frozen as stone with shadow creatures standing around her that run as you approach. The shadow creatures do not attack you, you; some approach you curiously, others run run, while still others fly or run around in circles as if they're confused. To proceed you have to kill them, and as you kill them you realize that they are the souls/spirits/essence/etc of the other horned boys, innocent victims who were sacrificed like you were intended to be]].



** After killing a wounded soldier, Alistair asks: ''"Does the word "insane" mean anything to you?"' The Warden can respond with ''"[[ShutUpKirk I prefer the term '"ruthless'"]]"''
** You can also overhear two characters, by lake Calenhad, having a very fourth-wall-breaking conversation about how they might just be "characters in a play" and how their world might be all a game for somebody else's enjoyment. They follow up by wondering what kind of sick freak would enjoy seeing them suffer so much, and one of them wonders why on Thedas these "superior beings" would enjoy giving him such painful warts.

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** After killing a wounded soldier, Alistair asks: ''"Does "Does the word "insane" 'insane' mean anything to you?"' you?" The Warden can respond with ''"[[ShutUpKirk "[[ShutUpKirk I prefer the term '"ruthless'"]]"''
'ruthless'."
** You can also overhear two characters, characters by lake Lake Calenhad, having a very fourth-wall-breaking conversation about how they might just be "characters in a play" and how their world might be all a game for somebody else's enjoyment. They follow up by wondering what kind of sick freak would enjoy seeing them suffer so much, and one of them wonders why on Thedas these "superior beings" would enjoy giving him such painful warts.



** Some of the more compassionate behaviours exhibited by enemies had a similar effect. Shooting a guy who is shooting at you? No problem. After all, that's just self defence, at least to some degree. But shooting a guy who is trying to drag his wounded mate to safety? Not fun. The effect is magnified when you can hear him constantly reassuring the wounded fellow that everything will be alright.

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** Some of the more compassionate behaviours exhibited by enemies had a similar effect. Shooting a guy who is shooting at you? No problem. After all, that's just self defence, at least to some degree. But shooting a guy who is trying to drag his wounded mate to safety? Not fun. The effect is magnified when you can hear him constantly reassuring the wounded fellow that everything will be alright.all right.



* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', to a ridiculous degree. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, the Judge calls [[BreakingTheFourthWall you, the player]] out for helping the Batter [[PureIsNotGood turn the world into a barren wasteland]], then kill his wife and ''[[WouldHurtAChild infant son]]'']]. One of the endings then lets you play TheAtoner by [[spoiler:switching sides and taking control of the Judge to fight the Batter]].
** The Batter and the Queen [[spoiler: were actually created by Hugo. So while he is a child, he isn't Batter's child, though it's speculated that he created them to be his adoptive parents]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', to a ridiculous degree. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, the Judge calls [[BreakingTheFourthWall you, the player]] out for helping the Batter [[PureIsNotGood turn the world into a barren wasteland]], then kill his wife and ''[[WouldHurtAChild infant son]]'']]. an ''infant child'']]. One of the endings then lets you play TheAtoner by [[spoiler:switching sides and taking control of the Judge to fight the Batter]].
** The Batter and the Queen [[spoiler: were actually created by Hugo. So while he is a child, he isn't Batter's child, though it's speculated that he created them to be his adoptive parents]].
Batter]].



--> "I see... as I heard that his signal disappeared near you, you saw his last moment... didn't you?"

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--> "I I see... as I heard that his signal disappeared near you, you saw his last moment... didn't you?"you?



--> '''Burroughs:''' "...Of course. Sorry. There's no way you would be doing this if you didn't understand the consequences." \\
'''Burroughs:''' "Congratulations...on completing your objective." ([[spoiler:These are her [[FamousLastWords last words]], by the way.]])
* ''Borderlands 2'' writer Anthony Burch, whose social views are well-known as extremely left-leaning, ended up writing an article for Destructoid essentially saying that the recent trend of "this violent video game is about how you're a terrible person for playing violent video games" was rapidly becoming {{Anvilicious}} as well as more than a little pretentious and silly.

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--> '''Burroughs:''' "...'''Burroughs:''' ...Of course. Sorry. There's no way you would be doing this if you didn't understand the consequences." \\
'''Burroughs:''' "Congratulations...Congratulations...on completing your objective." ([[spoiler:These
** These
are her [[FamousLastWords last words]], by the way.]])
* ''Borderlands 2'' writer Anthony Burch, whose social views are well-known as extremely left-leaning, ended up writing an article for Destructoid essentially saying that the recent trend of "this violent video game is about how you're a terrible person for playing violent video games" was rapidly becoming {{Anvilicious}} as well as more than a little pretentious and silly.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' (known in North America as ''The Final Fantasy Legend''). [[spoiler:The FinalBoss turns out to be God / Creator, who created the demon Ashura to wreak havoc on the world just for the sake of an interesting story. He even kept a record of all the adventurers who tried and failed to ascend the tower as a perverse "High Score" table. The adventuring party is understandably pissed and kills him to free the world of his control. This is one of the rare examples of the bastardry being pinned on the creator of the game rather than the player.]]

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' (known in North America as ''The Final Fantasy Legend''). [[spoiler:The FinalBoss turns out to be God / Creator, God[=/=]Creator, who created the demon Ashura to wreak havoc on the world just for the sake of an interesting story. He even kept a record of all the adventurers who tried and failed to ascend the tower as a perverse "High Score" table. The adventuring party is understandably pissed and kills him to free the world of his control. This is one of the rare examples of the bastardry being pinned on the creator of the game rather than the player.]]



* Mocked in ''[[http://tinysubversions.com/videogamemoralityplay/ Video Game Morality Play]]'', which was largely a response to ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and video games that [[http://mendelpalace.tumblr.com/post/56314288277/mammon-machine-systemic-violence indulge in this trope]]. Eventually, the "game" forces you to kill innocents, and you have to go through with it to proceed. After the deed, the game calls you a monster and asks if you enjoy this. If you respond that you don't enjoy shooting civilians in real life, [[RailRoading the game forces you]] to either say you're a souless person for trying to escape your droll, boring, worthless life (as declared by the game makers) by wasting your time via saccharine "fun" that just forced you to shoot civilians in the face (which is completely your fault, the game tries to convince you so), [[DirtyCommunists or say you're an evil materialistic shit for buying corporate entertainment that lines the pockets of evil fat cats.]] You have to "admit" you are a evil bastard, and you're awarded with [[FauxlosophicNarration "We deserve every bullet we make"]]. Picking [[SarcasmMode FUCK YEAH OBVIOUSLY]] has you go on about your life after rating the game a 7/10 or 6/10 (it's an okay shooter), and you go do some volunteer work, where you decidedly don't appreciate killing civilians.
-->CONGRADULATIONS [sic] YOU CONTINUE TO BE A PERSON



* ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/568481 Shitty Fucking Art Game]]'' has a segment that parodies Spec Ops' brand of player guilttripping by taking a page from the Webcomic/{{XKCD}} webcomic about making an FPS mod that randomly assigns pseudo-poignant snippets of life that get more and more ridiculous to the squares you kill, as well as indie games about war with a segment where you lazily sign documents on behalf of the Illuminati.

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* ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/568481 Shitty Fucking Art Game]]'' has a segment that parodies Spec Ops' brand of player guilttripping guilt-tripping by taking a page from the Webcomic/{{XKCD}} webcomic about making an FPS mod that randomly assigns pseudo-poignant snippets of life that get more and more ridiculous to the squares you kill, as well as indie games about war with a segment where you lazily sign documents on behalf of the Illuminati.
16th Jul '17 3:28:32 PM Twiddler
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This trope is when the ''work'' calls out the audience. See YouMonster for when this line is used on a character. For video games, it can overlap with VideoGameCrueltyPotential and/or VideoGameCrueltyPunishment.

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This trope is when the ''work'' calls out the audience. See YouMonster for when this line is used on a character. For video games, it can overlap with VideoGameCrueltyPotential and/or VideoGameCrueltyPunishment.
VideoGameCrueltyPunishment. See WhatTheHellPlayer.
1st Jul '17 12:41:39 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' (known in North America as ''The Final Fantasy Legend''). [[spoiler:The FinalBoss turns out to be God / Creator, who created the demon Ashura to wreak havoc on the world just for the sake of an interesting story. He even kept a record of all the adventurers who tried and failed to ascend the tower as a perverse "High Score" table. The adventuring party is understandably pissed and kills him to free the world of his control. This is one of the rare examples of the bastardry being pinned on the creator of the game rather than the player.]]
17th Jun '17 5:26:33 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The home viewer game "Spot The Looney" concludes with the historical adaptation of "Ivanhoe" determining that the looney was the writer, Sir Walter Scott. Cut to Scott:
-->'''Scott:''' I didn't write that...sounds more like Dickens. (''cut to Dickens'')\\
'''Dickens:''' You bastard!
1st Jun '17 9:59:22 AM Piterpicher
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** When Mr. Garrison(who has become an {{Expy}} of Creator/DonaldTrump) is elected president, Randy shouts "What have you done!? You maniacs!!" at the screen.

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** When Mr. Garrison(who has become an {{Expy}} of Creator/DonaldTrump) UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) is elected president, Randy shouts "What have you done!? You maniacs!!" at the screen.
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