History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / VideoGames

28th Jun '16 6:22:12 PM Adept
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* QuestForGloryII: Played hilariously straight. Your caravan is accosted by hundreds of brigands and looks to be overwhelmed. Following an intermission, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax you find yourself on top of a mountain of corpses, the brigands vanquished]].

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* QuestForGloryII: VideoGame/QuestForGloryII: Played hilariously straight. Your caravan is accosted by hundreds of brigands and looks to be overwhelmed. Following an intermission, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax you find yourself on top of a mountain of corpses, the brigands vanquished]].
30th May '16 10:13:38 PM billybobfred
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* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.

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* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.subordinate.
* Can occur in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. At the end of each match, the game awards "Play of the Game", and shows a replay of it. The problem is, the replay is from the ''player'''s perspective, even if they're someone like Torbjörn with indirect attacks. In that case, it won't show the actual Play of the Game, but what you coincidentally happened to be doing at the time, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ-s4T16M sliding off a cliff while dead]], or [[http://chipers.tumblr.com/post/145171697428 ogling a teammate]].
24th Apr '16 12:56:02 AM kazokuhouou
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* One of the most iconic events in the ''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.

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* One of the most iconic events in the ''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.cutscene.
* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.
9th Apr '16 4:27:15 PM Steven
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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise is portrayed as the evil MegaCorp that caused the zombie outbreak throughout multiple games. The endings of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' imply that the protagonists are going to take on Umbrella directly, but the closest they ever gotten was Claire storming Umbrella's headquarters at the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' and then getting captured quickly. By the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Umbrella gets into trouble with the government and they fall into bankruptcy. To rub the salt further into the wound, Jill and Chris in a flashback during ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' are shown to be hunting down the man behind Umbrella, but Wesker intervenes and cuts their plan short. A shame that the player never gets to take Umbrella down themselves directly. [[spoiler: Spencer, the guy behind Umberlla, is shown to be an extremely frail and old man confined to a wheelchair and is killed off by Wesker in a cut scene.]]

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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise is portrayed as the evil MegaCorp that caused the zombie outbreak throughout multiple games. The endings of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' imply that the protagonists are going to take on Umbrella directly, but the closest they ever gotten was Claire storming Umbrella's headquarters at the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' and then getting captured quickly. By the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Umbrella gets into trouble with the government and they fall into bankruptcy. To rub the salt further into the wound, Jill and Chris in a flashback during ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' are shown to be hunting down the man behind Umbrella, but Wesker intervenes and cuts their plan short. A shame that the player never gets to take Umbrella down themselves directly. [[spoiler: Spencer, the guy behind Umberlla, is shown to be an extremely frail and old man confined to a wheelchair and is killed off by Wesker in a cut scene. It is also stated that Wesker was the one who had leaked information to the government about Umbrella's experiments and also testified against them in court.]]
17th Feb '16 2:08:46 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a moment where [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin]] has to [[DragonRider ride a dragon]] to reach their final destination. ''"Hold on, Dovahkiin! Prepare to see Skyrim as you never have before!"''. As soon as they rise into the air and the choir kicks in, the player is skipped directly towards the destination. They adressed this later with the "Dovahkiin" DownloadableContent, which adds the ability to travel Skyrim by riding dragons.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a moment where [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin]] has to [[DragonRider ride a dragon]] to reach their final destination. ''"Hold on, Dovahkiin! Prepare to see Skyrim as you never have before!"''. As soon as they rise into the air and the choir kicks in, the player is skipped directly towards the destination. They adressed this later with the "Dovahkiin" "Dragonborn" DownloadableContent, which adds the ability to travel Skyrim by riding dragons.
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]].
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