History SchmuckBait / VideoGames

13th Nov '17 12:01:03 AM FGHIK
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** Parodied in a mod, in which the player is led by several signs to a large button marked "Do Not Press". [[DeadEndRoom Leaving the room is impossible]] [[ButThouMust until the button is pressed.]] Played straight in the main ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' game. Early on, after the resonance cascade, you reach an elevator with a large warning sign next to it -- "In Case Of Fire Do Not Use Elevators" -- should you press the button, an elevator full of scientists will fall screaming to their doom. (The developer who thought this up said that it worked both as a game element and as a message to other developers -- "Enough with the [[FetchQuest damn button puzzles]] already.") The elevator still falls even if you don't press the button. Though most people probably do anyway.

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** Parodied in a mod, in which the player is led by several signs to a large button marked "Do Not Press". [[DeadEndRoom Leaving the room is impossible]] [[ButThouMust [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption until the button is pressed.]] Played straight in the main ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' game. Early on, after the resonance cascade, you reach an elevator with a large warning sign next to it -- "In Case Of Fire Do Not Use Elevators" -- should you press the button, an elevator full of scientists will fall screaming to their doom. (The developer who thought this up said that it worked both as a game element and as a message to other developers -- "Enough with the [[FetchQuest damn button puzzles]] already.") The elevator still falls even if you don't press the button. Though most people probably do anyway.
6th Nov '17 2:39:53 PM BobRiddle
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'', Sonic's arch-enemy Dr. Eggman appears on a gigantic TV screen and says he's holding a competition where entrants must give him their Chaos Emeralds. [[IdiotBall Sonic decides to enter and gives Eggman the Chaos Emerald he just found]].

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* ** In ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'', Sonic's arch-enemy Dr. Eggman appears on a gigantic TV screen and says he's holding a competition where entrants must give him their Chaos Emeralds. [[IdiotBall Sonic decides to enter and gives Eggman the Chaos Emerald he just found]].


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** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' has a similar example to ''Sonic 3'''s above: Hold B where spirits endlessly spawn. They will run into your spinning whip for free experience points.
1st Oct '17 1:17:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Vay}}'', you'll run into an NPC guarding a treasure chest, warning you against opening it. If you [[KleptomaniacHero give in to your natural RPG instincts and try to open it anyway]], the chest will unleash what the WorkingDesigns localization crew affectionately calls the "Gold Vortex", which gobbles up '''''all''''' of your hard-earned gold.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Vay}}'', you'll run into an NPC guarding a treasure chest, warning you against opening it. If you [[KleptomaniacHero give in to your natural RPG instincts and try to open it anyway]], the chest will unleash what the WorkingDesigns Creator/WorkingDesigns localization crew affectionately calls the "Gold Vortex", which gobbles up '''''all''''' of your hard-earned gold.
27th Sep '17 9:00:57 PM Materioptikon
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** ''All'' Megaten games feature this to some extent. Many, in fact, are inventively nasty, such as tricking you into healing bosses, fighting them under major disadvantages, powering them up, willingly walking into traps, and many, ''many'' more.
3rd Sep '17 4:20:33 AM Gadjiltron
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* ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' uses this with Secrets. Sometimes, though, it combines this with TrapIsTheOnlyOption as there is almost no way to make progress towards victory without tripping that one Secret, at which point the objective becomes minimizing the impact of triggering it. Knowing what Secrets are available, how each possible Secret can trigger, and under what context a possible Secret could be used is vital to playing around them.
2nd Aug '17 9:00:25 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', a herd of enemies called [[MixAndMatchCritters Cattlesnakes]] roam peacefully about a field, making no attempt to fight you, but a nearby sign warns you not to try to battle them. [[spoiler: You can battle them, but they're very hard enemies with very high offense, and when you first go to the area where you can find them, they will almost certainly steamroll you.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Mother3'', a herd of enemies called [[MixAndMatchCritters Cattlesnakes]] roam peacefully about a field, making no attempt to fight you, but a nearby sign warns you not to try to battle them. [[spoiler: You can battle them, but they're very hard enemies with very high offense, and when you first go to the area where you can find them, they will almost certainly steamroll you.]]



* In ''VideoGame/LayersOfFear'', there's a moment where an ominous message warns you not to look behind you and you'll hear the sound of a woman sobbing. If you ignore it and turn around anyway, you'll get a JumpScare death.

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* In ''VideoGame/LayersOfFear'', there's a moment where an ominous message warns you not to look behind you and you'll hear the sound of a woman sobbing. If you ignore it and turn around anyway, you'll get a JumpScare death.JumpScare.
2nd Aug '17 8:32:40 PM Vir
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** Late in the game, [[spoiler:the rebels ask you to assassinate a key target while one of them provides a distraction. Regardless of whether you use the non-lethal tranquilizer rifle or the deadly sniper rifle, shooting the target will result in your arrest. {{Subverted}}, because you are told you will likely be arrested if you carry out the assassination, and the rebels will ensure your family's safety.]]

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** Late in the game, [[spoiler:the rebels ask you to assassinate a key target while one of them provides a distraction. Regardless of whether you use the non-lethal tranquilizer rifle or the deadly sniper rifle, shooting the target will result in your arrest. {{Subverted}}, {{Subverted|Trope}}, because you are told you will likely be arrested if you carry out the assassination, and the rebels will ensure your family's safety.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/LayersOfFear'', there's a moment where an ominous message warns you not to look behind you and you'll hear the sound of a woman sobbing. If you ignore it and turn around anyway, you'll get a JumpScare death.
27th Jun '17 9:33:16 AM superkeijikun
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** Early in the game, you receive a hefty 1000 credit bribe. [[spoiler:Accepting it will cause you to be ratted out by neighbors, thus costing you the money you took plus your savings. If you burn the 1000 credit bribe, but accept the second bribe which is double that amount, you get a NonstandardGameOver. Accepting the first bribe is fine if you need cash to get through the day, just so long as you let an EZIC agent in the next day to clear your name.]]
26th Jun '17 4:24:26 PM superkeijikun
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** At one point, the rebel group will give you a little envelope with poisonous powder inside, which you are to apply to the passport of a person the rebels want out of the picture. The envelop has "DO NOT TOUCH POWDER". Three guesses as to what happens if you touch the powder, [[PressXToDie and the]] [[NonstandardGameOver first two]] [[TooDumbToLive don't count]].

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** At one point, the rebel group will give you a little envelope with poisonous powder inside, which you are to apply to the passport of a person the rebels want out of the picture. The envelop has "DO NOT TOUCH POWDER".POWDER" written inside. Three guesses as to what happens if you touch the powder, [[PressXToDie and the]] [[NonstandardGameOver first two]] [[TooDumbToLive don't count]].
26th Jun '17 4:23:50 PM superkeijikun
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* Throughout ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'', your job as a border inspector is to keep out anyone who is not allowed in your country or turn people away if their papers are not in order. At a few points, you're given papers by a rebel group aiming to overthrow your government and they walk away after giving you their messages. Later on, the head inspector visits you and tells you about the rebels while also requesting that if you have any information about them, you should tell him ASAP. Most players playing for the first time would very likely give the rebels' papers to the man thinking they are doing the right thing. Nope! Giving your boss those papers will have him suspect you of being an affiliate with the rebels and [[NonStandardGameOver you're arrested for being associated with terrorists]]. Even the achievement for this mocks you for being too honest.

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* ''VideoGame/PapersPlease''
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Throughout ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'', the game, your job as a border inspector is to keep out anyone who is not allowed in your country or turn people away if their papers are not in order. At a few points, you're given papers by a rebel group aiming to overthrow your government and they walk away after giving you their messages. Later on, the head inspector visits you and tells you about the rebels while also requesting that if you have any information about them, you should tell him ASAP. Most players playing for the first time would very likely give the rebels' papers to the man thinking they are doing the right thing. Nope! Giving your boss those papers will have him suspect you of being an affiliate with the rebels and [[NonStandardGameOver you're arrested for being associated with terrorists]]. Even the achievement for this mocks you for being too honest.honest.
** At one point, the rebel group will give you a little envelope with poisonous powder inside, which you are to apply to the passport of a person the rebels want out of the picture. The envelop has "DO NOT TOUCH POWDER". Three guesses as to what happens if you touch the powder, [[PressXToDie and the]] [[NonstandardGameOver first two]] [[TooDumbToLive don't count]].
** Late in the game, [[spoiler:the rebels ask you to assassinate a key target while one of them provides a distraction. Regardless of whether you use the non-lethal tranquilizer rifle or the deadly sniper rifle, shooting the target will result in your arrest. {{Subverted}}, because you are told you will likely be arrested if you carry out the assassination, and the rebels will ensure your family's safety.]]
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