We have lots of tropes that are games only. Take Regenerating Health
. People can regenerate health in movies, but Regenerating Health
is for the gameplay mechanic by which the player regains health over time.
No Plot? No Problem!
is Gameplay Without Story
, like Pac-Man
or FPS multiplayer maps. That doesn't translate to to non-gaming media. You can't have a movie where there's no plot - if you're tempted to say "there's no plot," you really mean "there's barely any plot" or "there's not much plot progression" but there can't be no
plot. Unless it's some bizarre statement against plot in general such as a whole movie of someone eating a sandwich in silence. Even two people sitting and talking is a plot.
An exception is porn. There can be zero dialog or plot but just people screwing each other for literally no stated reason and that's fine because that's all you're here to see. Porn Without Plot
Now that I look through the wicks of No Plot? No Problem!
, I see that there's hardly any misuse - people correctly use it exclusively for games.