Created By: lemonlimeAugust 27, 2012 Last Edited By: lemonlimeAugust 29, 2012

Unavoidable Tutorial

In which, in a video game, you are given the option to say no to a tutorial, but get given one anyways.

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This almost certainly Needs A Better Title.

Sometimes, video games give the player a choice about whether or not they would like a tutorial, in case the player has already played the game. The only problem is, newcomers might accidentally select "no". And so some games simply decide to provide a tutorial either way. This may be in the form of an NPC asking if you'd like to know how to do X, getting a no, and saying "Oh, of course, silly me. Of course you already knew that to do X, you have to press Y", or something along those lines. Or it may be as simple as saying "yes" or "no" having no impact whatsoever.

Examples:

  • In Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal, your mother asks you "By the way, do you know how to use the phone?" Even if you say YES, she will explain. Every game also always seem to have one for catching wild Pokemon.
  • Kirby Superstar starts with the prompt "Is this your first time playing?" Regardless of your answer, it then asks "shall we explain 'copy'?" Regardless of your answer, it then explains "copy".
  • In The Legendof Zelda Skyward Sword, Fi does his when you first learn how to dowse.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • August 27, 2012
    billybobfred
  • August 27, 2012
    lemonlime
    Hmm, could be. Still, I'm pretty sure I've seen it multiple times (as I recall, I think Fi from Zelda: Skyawrd Sword did this at least once, though I can't remember the context)
  • August 27, 2012
    abk0100
    It was when you first get dowsing. She offers to explain it, and ignores you if you tell her not to.
  • August 27, 2012
    lemonlime
    Ah, thanks.
  • August 28, 2012
    Stratadrake
    Agree with comment #1, I think this isn't distinct enough from Forced Tutorial.
  • August 28, 2012
    lemonlime
    Perhaps this cculd be considered a sub-trope of the two mentioned in comment #1.
  • August 29, 2012
    MorganWick
    The Same But More Specific discourages X Meets Y tropes unless there's something interesting about the intersection.

    Also, if this was distinct I would actually want to switch names between this and Forced Tutorial.

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