History SchmuckBait / VideoGames

18th Apr '17 5:09:56 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'':
** One of the possible title messages says: Press alt-f4. (Alt-f4 is used in Windows to close a window.)
** Occasionally while traveling underground, you can find a large ore vein with a PlungerDetonator which will set off Explosives that will mine all the surrounding ore...and also blow up anyone unknowing enough to have activated it.
** While going underground you may encounter a Lost Girl which looks and acts as the characters you can rescue to invite them to your town...until you approach her and she turns into a Nymph which can rip you to shreds.
9th Apr '17 11:41:09 AM 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 empires population, destroys any ring worlds & orbital habitats you have built, 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.]]

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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 empires 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]].]]
9th Apr '17 8:33:52 AM mack
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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 empires population, destroys any ring worlds & orbital habitats you have built, 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.]]
8th Apr '17 2:37:09 AM Psyclone
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* ''Bioshock Infinite'', "Dewitt, stop. Do not alert Comstock to your presence, stop. Whatever you do, do not pick number 77, stop. Lutece."

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* ''Bioshock Infinite'', ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', "Dewitt, stop. Do not alert Comstock to your presence, stop. Whatever you do, do not pick number 77, stop. Lutece."". Granted, [[ButThouMust the game forces you to pick #77]].
6th Apr '17 9:20:13 AM DoubleEdgedSword
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** In the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]'' on the NES, there are several caves where you can choose between a red potion or a Heart Container. A red potion can be bought for a paltry 68 rupees, heart containers cannot. There is no reason to choose the red potion over a Heart Container.
23rd Mar '17 10:30:03 PM Argon2
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** The reboot has a level ("Chance of Reckoning") that drops the player right in front of the BigBad, who is holding the MacGuffin between her giant fangs...which are wide open ''just'' enough that a stupid player might be tempted to dart between them and grab the MacGuffin. Don't.
22nd Mar '17 5:09:27 AM jimi13
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* ''Videogame/DawnOfWar'': There are two ways to get into the enemy base during the ''Dark Crusade'' imperial guard stronghold mission. The first is a long brutal slug across the entire map through several forward bases, while the later is an seemingly lightly guarded trench which leads straight into the heart of said base. You do wanna take the former though. (unless you want to have your entire forces annihilated by the [[WaveMotionGun hellstorm cannon]] at the base of the trench that is.)
20th Mar '17 11:26:35 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has two cases of Schmuck Bait. The first one is Dive Rock, the highest point on the map with [[SceneryPorn an incredible view of the game world]] and a very long drop. Yes, you can indeed dive off Dive Rock, achieving nothing but a messy you-shaped splatter on the ground below. Naturally. The other is attacking Sheogorath, [[PhysicalGod Daedric Prince]] [[MadGod of Madness]], which goes as well as you may think - it even has similar results to the previous example.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** Bard's Leap is an outcropping of rock channelling a stream a looooong way down into a pool of water. Jumping down the waterfall and surviving nets you a speechcraft level from a bard's ghost, a man who also took the bait but ''didn't'' survive.
** There's also the Riverwood Chicken. At the very beginning of the game, just after you escape from captivity and learn how to fight, you come across your first village. The first thing you see is a chicken sitting right in the entrance gate. Do not, under any circumstances, attack that chicken. You will get a bounty for property damage and everyone in the village will pull out their weapons and proceed to wafflestomp you into the ground. You ''can'' pay off your bounty, but this requires you to travel to the ''next'' town and get arrested there because any nearby guards will unhelpfully cheer on your attackers instead of letting you surrender and pay the 40 gold.
** Additionally, when you enter the minidungeon Rannveig's Fast and progress into the main hall, it's largely empty, save for a Word Wall and a large treasure chest. The path to said chect features a large panel which turns out to be a trapdoor, and, if you fall in, you'll land in a cell with corpses at the bottom, revealing that a necromancer uses it to trap foolish adventurers and thieves for magical experimentation. Of course, it's pretty easy to jump up onto the ledges next to the trapdoor to bypass it, though the chest itself is empty.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Daedric shrines typically have a large statue of the Daedric Prince they are dedicated to at the center. Usually, one can find all sorts of offerings at the foot of these statues, ranging from a few gold to gemstones to even weapons and armor. However, one item is almost always trapped so that when you pick it up, it summons a Dremora behind you who will immediately attack. That's what you get for stealing from the Daedric Prince of Destruction or Domination or Madness...
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''
has two cases of Schmuck Bait. The first one is Dive Rock, the highest point on the map with [[SceneryPorn an incredible view of the game world]] and a very long drop. Yes, you can indeed dive off Dive Rock, achieving nothing but a messy you-shaped splatter on the ground below. Naturally. The other is attacking Sheogorath, [[PhysicalGod Daedric Prince]] [[MadGod of Madness]], which goes as well as you may think - it even has similar results to the previous example.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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Bard's Leap is an outcropping of rock channelling a stream a looooong way down into a pool of water. Jumping down the waterfall and surviving nets you a speechcraft level from a bard's ghost, a man who also took the bait but ''didn't'' survive.
** *** There's also the Riverwood Chicken. At the very beginning of the game, just after you escape from captivity and learn how to fight, you come across your first village. The first thing you see is a chicken sitting right in the entrance gate. Do not, under any circumstances, attack that chicken. You will get a bounty for property damage and everyone in the village will pull out their weapons and proceed to wafflestomp you into the ground. You ''can'' pay off your bounty, but this requires you to travel to the ''next'' town and get arrested there because any nearby guards will unhelpfully cheer on your attackers instead of letting you surrender and pay the 40 gold.
** *** Additionally, when you enter the minidungeon Rannveig's Fast and progress into the main hall, it's largely empty, save for a Word Wall and a large treasure chest. The path to said chect features a large panel which turns out to be a trapdoor, and, if you fall in, you'll land in a cell with corpses at the bottom, revealing that a necromancer uses it to trap foolish adventurers and thieves for magical experimentation. Of course, it's pretty easy to jump up onto the ledges next to the trapdoor to bypass it, though the chest itself is empty.
7th Mar '17 7:03:45 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''[[http://www.rrrrthats5rs.com/games/dont-shoot-the-puppy/ Don't Shoot the Puppy]]''. The whole thing.

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* ''[[http://www.rrrrthats5rs.com/games/dont-shoot-the-puppy/ Don't Shoot the Puppy]]''. The whole thing.Every level is a new kind of Schmuck Bait designed to get you to fire that gun by mistake.
7th Mar '17 7:02:32 PM GoblinCipher
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** [[VideoGame/BlueSphere Only Sonic 2 and 3 work with Sonic & Knuckles. Really. Locking on anything else does squat. Even Sonic 1 will do nothing because Knuckles' palette wouldn't work. Even if you press all the buttons, nothing happens.]]
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