History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / VideoGames

31st Jan '16 12:35:50 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* In ''NoMoreHeroes2'', Henry does Travis a favor by killing ranks 6 and 5, but the player doesn't get to control him (Despite the fact they just fought a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere in Henry's dream as Henry himself). In [[{{NoFourthWall}} true ''No More Heroes'' fashion]], the game then proceeds to call players out on their disappointment, and Henry sends Travis pictures of him posing with their corpses to "Hold you over".
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* In ''NoMoreHeroes2'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', Henry does Travis a favor by killing ranks 6 and 5, but the player doesn't get to control him (Despite the fact they just fought a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere in Henry's dream as Henry himself). In [[{{NoFourthWall}} [[NoFourthWall true ''No No More Heroes'' Heroes fashion]], the game then proceeds to call players out on their disappointment, and Henry sends Travis pictures of him posing with their corpses to "Hold you over".
12th Jan '16 6:39:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Postal}} 2: Apocalypse Weekend'', there is a segment where the Postal Dude is asked to help "relocate pigeons," and he is handed a rocket launcher. The game immediately cuts to a video of Running With Scissors' CEO complaining over the phone that they don't have the money to make such a level. When the game cuts back to the Dude, he's standing in a massive pool of blood and feathers.
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* In ''{{Postal}} ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2: Apocalypse Weekend'', there is a segment where the Postal Dude is asked to help "relocate pigeons," and he is handed a rocket launcher. The game immediately cuts to a video of Running With Scissors' CEO complaining over the phone that they don't have the money to make such a level. When the game cuts back to the Dude, he's standing in a massive pool of blood and feathers.

* ''{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called King of the Dwarves. Here's the rundown: the BigBad is speaking to a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad is the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents to keep Hreidmar from taking over while you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking a troll warlord into doing it for you. And what does this epic battle look like? The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.
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* ''{{Runescape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called King of the Dwarves. Here's the rundown: the BigBad is speaking to a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad is the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents to keep Hreidmar from taking over while you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking a troll warlord into doing it for you. And what does this epic battle look like? The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.
29th Sep '15 9:02:13 AM erforce
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* One of the most iconic events in the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is Dracula's KilledOffForReal moment in 1999, in which Julius Belmont sealed off Dracula's castle, cutting off Dracula from his source of power, and ''then'' killed Dracula. The catch? This climatic battle has never been depicted in any ''Castlevania'' media; the closest we get is retellings of it in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' duology, not even a cutscene.
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* One of the most iconic events in the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is Dracula's KilledOffForReal moment in 1999, in which Julius Belmont sealed off Dracula's castle, cutting off Dracula from his source of power, and ''then'' killed Dracula. The catch? This climatic battle has never been depicted in any ''Castlevania'' media; the closest we get is retellings of it in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' duology, not even a cutscene.
6th Sep '15 6:14:09 AM Vir
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* Many Companion quests in StarWarsTheOldRepublic involve some of these (as companions after the first accomplish most of their personal goals off screen to save development time. Jaessa Wilsaam [[spoiler: kills a sith lord in single combat, despite only being an apprentice herself]], Lt. Pierce [[spoiler: manages to take one of the most fortified stations in history with only a small team of black ops troopers and a small detachment of soldiers]], while M1-4X's entire storyline involves ever increasingly awesome deeds of patriotic fervor, starting with capturing an Imperial propaganda specialist through [[GeniusBruiser incredibly precise timing]], a flimsy window, and a passing speeder, and ending with [[spoiler: Capturing an Imperial scientist... with only basic motor functions intact.]] * The ''CostumeQuest'' kids get down from the Ferris wheel with a brilliant plan. [[GilliganCut Immediate cut to]] the kids on the ground.
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* Many Companion quests in StarWarsTheOldRepublic ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' involve some of these (as companions after the first accomplish most of their personal goals off screen to save development time. Jaessa Wilsaam [[spoiler: kills a sith lord in single combat, despite only being an apprentice herself]], Lt. Pierce [[spoiler: manages to take one of the most fortified stations in history with only a small team of black ops troopers and a small detachment of soldiers]], while M1-4X's entire storyline involves ever increasingly awesome deeds of patriotic fervor, starting with capturing an Imperial propaganda specialist through [[GeniusBruiser incredibly precise timing]], a flimsy window, and a passing speeder, and ending with [[spoiler: Capturing an Imperial scientist... with only basic motor functions intact.]] * The ''CostumeQuest'' ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'' kids get down from the Ferris wheel with a brilliant plan. [[GilliganCut Immediate cut to]] the kids on the ground.
13th Aug '15 3:31:45 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter Ashley/Kaidan]] had an offscreen OneManArmy moment at about the game's halfway point.
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** [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter Ashley/Kaidan]] had an offscreen OneManArmy moment at about the game's halfway point.point [[spoiler:when Cerberus launched a coup on the Citadel]].
13th Aug '15 3:29:18 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter Ashley/Kaidan]] had an offscreen OneManArmy moment at about the game's halfway point.
24th Jul '15 5:50:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''MetalGearSolid2'': The Big Shell falls apart as Arsenal Gear breaks free. Then a few hours later Arsenal Gear crashes into New York, causing even more destruction. But the master discs were burned on [[TooSoon September 12, 2001]] so it all happened [[TakeOurWordForIt off-screen]], making the ending [[MindScrew even more disjointed.]]
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* ''MetalGearSolid2'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'': The Big Shell falls apart as Arsenal Gear breaks free. Then a few hours later Arsenal Gear crashes into New York, causing even more destruction. But the master discs were burned on [[TooSoon September 12, 2001]] so it all happened [[TakeOurWordForIt off-screen]], making the ending [[MindScrew even more disjointed.]]
30th Jun '15 11:18:31 PM Sammettik
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* In VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice, Sam [[HowWeGotHere sums up the events]] that lead them to be trapped by [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Jurgen.]] When Sam and Max confront him, the flashback ends the second they're about to start fighting.
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* In VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice, ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Sam [[HowWeGotHere sums up the events]] that lead them to be trapped by [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Jurgen.]] When Sam and Max confront him, the flashback ends the second they're about to start fighting.

* PokemonBlackAndWhite has N defeating the Elite Four before you can, and by the time you reach the Champion, N has already defeated him.
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* PokemonBlackAndWhite ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has N defeating the Elite Four before you can, and by the time you reach the Champion, N has already defeated him.
5th Jun '15 2:16:36 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' DLC case notably ends ''just'' before the new aquarium show is about to start. There's no cinematic for it or even dialogue. The ending cinematic to "Turnabout Academy" has this to a lesser extent, as it shows the start of the rescheduled concert, but ends before Juniper starts to sing.
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* The ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' DLC case notably ends ''just'' before the new aquarium show is about to start. There's no cinematic for it or even dialogue. The ending cinematic to "Turnabout Academy" has this to a lesser extent, as it shows the start of the rescheduled concert, but ends before Juniper starts to sing.sing. * One of the most iconic events in the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is Dracula's KilledOffForReal moment in 1999, in which Julius Belmont sealed off Dracula's castle, cutting off Dracula from his source of power, and ''then'' killed Dracula. The catch? This climatic battle has never been depicted in any ''Castlevania'' media; the closest we get is retellings of it in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' duology, not even a cutscene.
25th May '15 10:21:51 AM MechWarrior
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** Considering Xenogears had some ''nightmarish'' dungeons, especially Nortune's [[DownTheDrain Goddamn Sewer]], that's something of a blessing.
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** Considering Xenogears had some ''nightmarish'' '''nightmarish''' dungeons, especially Nortune's [[DownTheDrain Goddamn Sewer]], that's something of a blessing.
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