Needs Help: Copy Protection get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 21st Sep 2012 11:59:00 PM
- Copy Protection Puzzle: A point in a game where the player is forced to look up something from the Paratext to continue playing. This can be anything from an outright prompt for information to a maze which to walk through unguided is like playing iterated Russian Roulette. This is a Dead Horse Trope (though, contrary to what the page says, it didn't always involve Feelies).
- Copy Protection Failure Mode: When the game continues after failing a Copy Protection Puzzle or any other kind of copy protection check, but makes it deliberately unplayable, whether by spawning invincible ultra-powerful enemies or giving you a silly Non-Standard Game Over after a while.
- Copy Protection: All the various methods, from disk-based to Internet-based. I first thought this should be a Useful Note instead of a trope, but now I think it should be a trivia page instead.
edited 15th Jul '12 7:10:21 AM by DarkConfidant
edited 18th Sep '12 9:52:10 AM by Stratadrake
You need to Get Known to get one of those.