History SchmuckBait / VideoGames

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.]]
18th Jun '17 1:15:12 PM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' a sci-fi 4X Grand Strategy Game has a quest where you are able to reach into a psychic realm, and one option you can get is to make a pact with an entity who promises you vast power, in the form of a long-term amount of huge bonuses to your empire. At a price. The game tooltip says in bright red letters "DO NOT DO THIS". [[spoiler: After the 50 years of bonuses are up, the entity annihilates your entire empire's population, destroys any ring worlds & orbital habitats you have built, and renders every planet uninhabitable, except for one planet with a handful of people on it. It also spawns a near invincible avatar of destruction to devour the entire galaxy. [[ControllableHelplessness The player's pitiful exile colony is left for last]].]] Fittingly, Alexis Kennedy, one of the main writers for both ''Fallen London'' and ''Sunless Sea'' above, was involved in this particular option, which should tell you all you need to know.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' a sci-fi 4X Grand Strategy Game has a quest where you are able to reach into a psychic realm, and one option you can get is to make a pact with an entity who promises you vast power, in the form of a long-term amount of huge bonuses to your empire. At a price. The game tooltip says in bright red letters "DO NOT DO THIS". [[spoiler: After the 50 years of bonuses are up, the entity annihilates your entire empire's population, destroys any ring worlds & orbital habitats you have built, and renders every planet uninhabitable, except for one planet with a handful of people on it. It also spawns a near invincible avatar of destruction to devour the entire galaxy. [[ControllableHelplessness The player's pitiful exile colony is left for last]].]] Fittingly, It is widely ([[UrbanLegendOfZelda but incorrectly]]) assumed that Alexis Kennedy, one of the main writers for both ''Fallen London'' and ''Sunless Sea'' above, as well as the [[CosmicHorrorStory Horizon Signal]] event chain in ''Stellaris'', was involved in this particular option, which should tell you all you need to know.option. He wasn't, but his influence was clear.
17th Jun '17 9:06:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''EpicBattleFantasy'': "Hey! Let's prod this chained demon we found with the business end of our weapons! What could ''possibly'' go wrong?!"

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* ''EpicBattleFantasy'': ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'': "Hey! Let's prod this chained demon we found with the business end of our weapons! What could ''possibly'' go wrong?!"
30th May '17 4:22:52 PM JohnnyHuang
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* From the ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' series:
** Many ghosts in the series would just stand, or sit there, doing nothing, and never disappear. But get close to them or take a picture of them and they'll re-appear right in your face.[[note]]The Hair Brushing Woman does this to Kei in III[[/note]].
** If it is a shiny blue object, then it is a valuable item that is ready for pick-up. But in IV, Deep Crimson Butterfly, and V, [[FloatingLimbs some pale hand]] may grab your arm as you grab the item.
29th May '17 9:03:45 PM nombretomado
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* Many {{Sierra}} [[AdventureGame adventure games]], particularly ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''. It was something of a malicious joy for them.

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* Many {{Sierra}} {{Creator/Sierra}} [[AdventureGame adventure games]], particularly ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''. It was something of a malicious joy for them.
21st May '17 9:00:57 AM Steven
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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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