Created By: jacktheriffer on July 3, 2011 Last Edited By: Arivne on November 21, 2015

Lots and Lots of Secrets

A Video Game specific trope, where there are secrets hidden in levels

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You are playing your favorite First-Person Shooter, goofing around: jumping in circles, teabagging dead enemies, and shooting randomly. You then decide to experiment with the use key, pressing it in every direction, just be—huh? The wall moved, revealing a secret passage? Filled with ammo and power-ups?

That's right, you've just found a secret, which many old school FPSes are fond of (i.e. Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood).


Examples

Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • July 6, 2011
    Arivne
    Deleted.
  • November 18, 2015
    henke37
    Is this supposed to be objective or subjective? Is it an audience reaction?
  • November 18, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    ^^Zero Context Examples, we need a little description at least.

    This trope description needs some serious work...
  • November 18, 2015
    DAN004
    This is super old. And super underdeveloped.

    Someone wanna grab this?
  • November 18, 2015
    DAN004
    I dunno how we define "a lot" here, though.
  • November 18, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    ^If there are more than one or two in a level or area it's at least above average, isn't it?
  • November 18, 2015
    DAN004
    And what should count as "secrets"? If it's something we're supposed to collect, even if they're put into intricate places, they're not "secrets", right?
  • November 18, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    I think if it's unlockable outside the main game, like in side-quests and whatnot, or if accessing it isn't obvious, like it's not just easily stumbled upon, you kind of have to know it's there or be looking for it.
  • November 20, 2015
    henke37
    I think something like Developers Foresight, but for secrets instead of general behavior?
  • November 20, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    ^I don't see the connection. Also, eh? Why was that trope renamed?
  • November 20, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ Because "thinks of everything" tends to be misinterpreted as "thinks for everything". Get what I mean?
  • November 20, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    ^Not at all. "Thinks for everything" makes no sense. I don't even know what that is supposed to mean.
  • November 20, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ Pretty sure you know what Developers Foresight's previous name, don't you.
  • November 20, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    The Dev Team Thinks of Everything.
  • November 21, 2015
    DAN004
    ^ Ah, I see the problem: I was supposed to type "of" when I typed "for". How in the hell did I end up doing that?

    Well, retyping it: Because "thinks of everything" tends to be misinterpreted as "thinks of everything".
  • November 21, 2015
    Arivne
    • Blue Linked (FP Ses).
    • Examples section
      • Added a line separating the Description and Examples sections.
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