History VideoGameCrueltyPotential / PuzzleGames

25th Aug '15 12:39:01 AM Vir
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* [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Harry Potter]]: Years 1-4'' and ''Years 5-7'' have this in a larger volume than other LEGO games, letting you buy charms to perform silly actions on teammates and [=NPCs=]. You can later play as dark wizards, who can kill with the Cruciatus and Avada Kedavra curses, and victims don't respawn until you restart.
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* [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Harry Potter]]: Years 1-4'' and ''Years 5-7'' have this in a larger volume than other LEGO games, letting you buy charms to perform silly actions on teammates and [=NPCs=]. You can later play as dark wizards, who can kill with the Cruciatus and Avada Kedavra curses, and victims don't respawn until you restart.
25th Aug '15 12:38:52 AM Vir
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* To balance out its [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''VideoGame/LegoHarryPotter: Years 1-4'' allows the player to earn or purchase charms that have a humorous effect when used on most [=NPCs=] (i.e., freezing them, forcing them to dance, making them laugh, making them throw up a slug akin to Ron's backfired spell in Chamber of Secrets, etc.). The real cruelty is when you find and purchase a dark wizard character, whom can cast two exclusive spells that can outright kill teammates and [=NPCs=]: one is the Cruciatus Curse, (overlaps with Wingardium Leviosa) which kills [=NPCs=] if you don't cancel it out (even though the curse in the books and films could not actually kill), though you normally need to use it on teammates 4 times to kill them. The other is the Avada Kedavra Curse, which kills most characters (including teammates) on hit. And when you use them to kill [=NPCs=] in Hogwarts [[ParanoiaFuel they don't regenerate when you leave the room...]] * ''TheIncredibleMachine'' games allow the player to dream up countless ways to inflict terror and pain on Mel and the assorted fauna - it is possible to trap the immortal Curie Cat in a never-stopping [[RobinsonGoldbergContraption intricately crafted contraption]] of agony, for example. * In ''{{Catherine}}'', you can shove the sheep trying to climb the block tower with you to their deaths, lead them over spike blocks that cause them to explode in a spray of blood, or even squash them with heavy blocks. And remember, all of them are innocent victims of the nightmare, ''just like you''.
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* To balance out its [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''VideoGame/LegoHarryPotter: ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Harry Potter]]: Years 1-4'' allows the player to earn or purchase and ''Years 5-7'' have this in a larger volume than other LEGO games, letting you buy charms that have a humorous effect when used to perform silly actions on most [=NPCs=] (i.e., freezing them, forcing them to dance, making them laugh, making them throw up a slug akin to Ron's backfired spell in Chamber of Secrets, etc.). The real cruelty is when you find and purchase a dark wizard character, whom can cast two exclusive spells that can outright kill teammates and [=NPCs=]: one is [=NPCs=]. You can later play as dark wizards, who can kill with the Cruciatus Curse, (overlaps with Wingardium Leviosa) which kills [=NPCs=] if you don't cancel it out (even though the curse in the books and films could not actually kill), though you normally need to use it on teammates 4 times to kill them. The other is the Avada Kedavra Curse, which kills most characters (including teammates) on hit. And when you use them to kill [=NPCs=] in Hogwarts [[ParanoiaFuel they curses, and victims don't regenerate when respawn until you leave the room...]] restart. * ''TheIncredibleMachine'' ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleMachine'' games allow the player to dream up countless ways to inflict terror and pain on Mel and the assorted fauna - it is possible to trap the immortal Curie Cat in a never-stopping [[RobinsonGoldbergContraption intricately crafted contraption]] of agony, for example. * In ''{{Catherine}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', you can shove the sheep trying to climb the block tower with you to their deaths, lead them over spike blocks that cause them to explode in a spray of blood, or even squash them with heavy blocks. And remember, all of them are innocent victims of the nightmare, ''just like you''.

* ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist ]]for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and [[TeleFrag detonating the latter in a shower of gore...
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist ]]for scientist]] for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and [[TeleFrag detonating the latter in a shower of gore...gore]]...

** In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'', Wheatley tells you to jump in a pit so you die. [[ShmuckBait If you do it,]] you get an achievement.
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** In ''Videogame/{{Portal ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', Wheatley tells you to jump in a pit so you die. [[ShmuckBait If you do it,]] you get an achievement.
4th Aug '15 5:55:28 AM StFan
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* To balance out its [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego]] Literature/HarryPotter: Years 1-4'' allows the player to earn or purchase charms that have a humorous effect when used on most [=NPCs=] (i.e., freezing them, forcing them to dance, making them laugh, making them throw up a slug akin to Ron's backfired spell in Chamber of Secrets, etc.). The real cruelty is when you find and purchase a dark wizard character, whom can cast two exclusive spells that can outright kill teammates and [=NPCs=]: one is the Cruciatus Curse, (overlaps with Wingardium Leviosa) which kills [=NPCs=] if you don't cancel it out (even though the curse in the books and films could not actually kill), though you normally need to use it on teammates 4 times to kill them. The other is the Avada Kedavra Curse, which kills most characters (including teammates) on hit. And when you use them to kill [=NPCs=] in Hogwarts [[ParanoiaFuel they don't regenerate when you leave the room...]]
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* To balance out its [[VideoGameCaringPotential Caring Potential]] ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego]] Literature/HarryPotter: ''VideoGame/LegoHarryPotter: Years 1-4'' allows the player to earn or purchase charms that have a humorous effect when used on most [=NPCs=] (i.e., freezing them, forcing them to dance, making them laugh, making them throw up a slug akin to Ron's backfired spell in Chamber of Secrets, etc.). The real cruelty is when you find and purchase a dark wizard character, whom can cast two exclusive spells that can outright kill teammates and [=NPCs=]: one is the Cruciatus Curse, (overlaps with Wingardium Leviosa) which kills [=NPCs=] if you don't cancel it out (even though the curse in the books and films could not actually kill), though you normally need to use it on teammates 4 times to kill them. The other is the Avada Kedavra Curse, which kills most characters (including teammates) on hit. And when you use them to kill [=NPCs=] in Hogwarts [[ParanoiaFuel they don't regenerate when you leave the room...]]
12th Jul '15 6:50:11 PM Luigifan
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and detonating the latter in a shower of gore...
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist for ]]for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and [[TeleFrag detonating the latter in a shower of gore...

** There is nothing that will prevent you from actively killing your teammate in the coop mode, at certain points GLaDOS will try to convince the players to betray each other or that their partner is doing this do them. Their are even arbitrary "science collaboration points" handed out for various reasons to try to make it a competition. Lampshaded by many of GLaDOS's and Cave Johnson's quotes, which state that humans cannot collaborate and will betray each other. *** Crush your partner once with moving blocks and GLaDOS will give you points for teaching a lesson in trust, do it a second time and she takes it away as you had already taught the lesson. Do it a third time and she gives you bonus points for being blatantly cruel.
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** There is nothing that will prevent you from actively killing your teammate in the coop mode, at certain points GLaDOS will try to convince the players to betray each other or that their partner is doing this do them. Their There are even arbitrary "science collaboration points" handed out for various reasons to try to make it a competition. Lampshaded by many of GLaDOS's and Cave Johnson's quotes, which state that humans cannot collaborate and will betray each other. *** Crush your partner once with moving blocks and GLaDOS will give you points for teaching a lesson in trust, do it a second time and she takes it away as you had already taught the lesson. Do it a third time time, and she gives you bonus points for being blatantly cruel.

* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' is ripe for opportunities to be needlessly cruel. Quest-wise there are many situations that can be solved with perfectly sensible means, but that you can solve just as well with a flamethrower or a minigun; however, the game's open nature also allows you to be cruel just for the hell of it.
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* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' is ripe for opportunities to be needlessly cruel. Quest-wise Quest-wise, there are many situations that can be solved with perfectly sensible means, but that you can solve just as well with a flamethrower or a minigun; however, the game's open nature also allows you to be cruel just for the hell of it.

** Want to spawn a dozen babies, toss them in a hole and then drop anvils on them? Sure, why not?
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** Want to spawn a dozen babies, toss them in a hole hole, and then drop anvils on them? Sure, why not?
6th Apr '15 1:19:29 AM Chris116
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* In ''[[VideoGame/BugBunnyAndTazTimeBusters Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters]]'', you are perfectly free to kill the other player/character. Taz can bite, spin, or toss Bugs off a cliff. Bugs can kick, snipe, or throw bombs at Taz. And if you're playing solo, you can make the other character do absolutely anything for a laugh: whether that be standing in position to get crushed by Gruesome Gorilla, distract some mooks, or jump into lava!
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* In ''[[VideoGame/BugBunnyAndTazTimeBusters ''[[VideoGame/BugsBunnyAndTazTimeBusters Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters]]'', you are perfectly free to kill the other player/character. Taz can bite, spin, or toss Bugs off a cliff. Bugs can kick, snipe, or throw bombs at Taz. And if you're playing solo, you can make the other character do absolutely anything for a laugh: whether that be standing in position to get crushed by Gruesome Gorilla, distract some mooks, or jump into lava!
6th Apr '15 1:19:01 AM Chris116
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** Even the normally straight-faced ESRB got in on the act: part of the game's infamous rating description includes the beautiful phrase "steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions".
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** Even the normally straight-faced ESRB got in on the act: part of the game's infamous rating description includes the beautiful phrase "steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions".lions". * In ''[[VideoGame/BugBunnyAndTazTimeBusters Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters]]'', you are perfectly free to kill the other player/character. Taz can bite, spin, or toss Bugs off a cliff. Bugs can kick, snipe, or throw bombs at Taz. And if you're playing solo, you can make the other character do absolutely anything for a laugh: whether that be standing in position to get crushed by Gruesome Gorilla, distract some mooks, or jump into lava!
2nd Jul '14 5:07:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and detonating the latter in a shower of gore...
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* ''{{Warp}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}'' has plenty of potential body horror allowed by its teleportation mechanics. Possess a human and detonate them from the inside, trick a guard or turret into firing on humans by drawing their fire with a echo-decoy, traumatise a scientist for life by possessing him and then switching locations with another human, thus teleporting him ''into'' another human and detonating the latter in a shower of gore...
2nd Mar '14 1:58:32 PM Dallenson
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*** Crush your partner once with moving blocks and GLaDOS will give you points for teaching a lesson in trust, do it a second time and she takes it away as you had already taught the lesson. Do it a third time and she gives you bonus points for being blatantly cruel.
28th Jan '14 9:46:29 AM Midna
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** Even the normally straight-faced ESRB got in on the act: part of the game's infamous rating description includes the beautiful phrase "steaks can be attached to a baby to attract lions".
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** Even the normally straight-faced ESRB got in on the act: part of the game's infamous rating description includes the beautiful phrase "steaks "steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions".
28th Jan '14 9:45:13 AM Midna
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** Want to spawn a dozen babies, toss them in a hole and then drop anvils on them? Sure, why not?
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** Want to spawn a dozen babies, toss them in a hole and then drop anvils on them? Sure, why not?not? ** Even the normally straight-faced ESRB got in on the act: part of the game's infamous rating description includes the beautiful phrase "steaks can be attached to a baby to attract lions".
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