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* '''Defied''': People make cheat codes to make the game less impossible.

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* '''Defied''': People make cheat codes to make The player character forces the game less impossible.CPU character to fight fair.


* '''Straight''': In the hit FightingGame ''Troper Wars'', the CPU always manages to kick your ass due to the fact that its character has projectiles. When that character is human controlled, it doesn't have a projectile attack.

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* '''Straight''': In the hit FightingGame ''Troper Wars'', the CPU always manages to kick your ass due to the fact that because its character has projectiles. [[SecretAIMoves When that character is human controlled, it doesn't have a projectile attack.attack]].



** The CPU always has better equipments and the like, which the human only could get at a later point in the game.

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** The CPU always has better equipments equipment and the like, which the human only could get at a later point in the game.



** [[UnwinnableByDesign The development team wanted to make the most difficult game ever.]]
** The computer prioritizes wrong things. In ''Troper Kingdom'', your goal is to defeat the army of the enemy. Bob, the A.I. commander, is seen to always prepare attacks against your camps, even if there is no reason to, and never sends any units on resource gathering trips. Because of this, the A.I. automatically gains material even when they logically shouldn't. Due to the A.I. this makes the game fair rather than unbalancing it.

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** [[UnwinnableByDesign The development team wanted to make the most difficult game ever.]]
** The computer prioritizes wrong things. In ''Troper Kingdom'', your goal is to defeat the army of the enemy. Bob, the A.I. commander, is seen to always prepare attacks against your camps, even if there is no reason to, and never sends any units on resource gathering trips. Because of this, the A.I. automatically gains material even when they logically shouldn't. Due to the A.I. , this makes the game fair rather than unbalancing it.



* The player starts off with vast advantages to compensate for the computer's [[ComputersAreFast sheer speed and coordination]]. In character it is a RobotWar where humanity must use their superior resources against small but very dangerous upstarts.

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* ** The player starts off with vast advantages to compensate for the computer's [[ComputersAreFast sheer speed and coordination]]. In character In-character, it is a RobotWar where humanity must use their superior resources against small but very dangerous upstarts.



* '''Defied''':
** (During development) "Okay team, make sure the CPU fights fair. If it doesn't, well, it could hurt sales a ''lot''."
** People make cheat codes to make the game less impossible.
* '''Discussed''': "Did you ever play ''Troper Wars''? Is there a glitch or something that lets only the CPU throw projectiles?"
* '''Conversed''': In a movie about video game characters as AnimatedActors, the player character's avatar asks how the BigBad learned to pull off some super-powerful techniques.

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* '''Defied''':
** (During development) "Okay team, make sure the CPU fights fair. If it doesn't, well, it could hurt sales a ''lot''."
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'''Defied''': People make cheat codes to make the game less impossible.
* '''Discussed''': "Did you ever play ''Troper Wars''? Is there a glitch or something that lets only the CPU throw projectiles?"
* '''Conversed''':
In a movie about video game characters as AnimatedActors, the player character's avatar asks how the BigBad learned to pull off some super-powerful techniques.techniques.
* '''Conversed''': "Did you ever play ''Troper Wars''? Is there a glitch or something that lets only the CPU throw projectiles?"



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The CPU is so freaking cheap that the poor saps who bought it rally together and boycott the company that made it, who then lose millions.
** The CPU cheats so blatantly that players start using exploits, glitches, and generally act like a {{Munchkin}} to gain an edge.
* '''Reconstructed''': There are large rewards for beating the cheap-ass AI, encouraging the gamers to rally together and find a way to win.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': There are several points where it seems that you would be able to get some of these bonuses that a computer has, such as a projectile or free supplies, but they are always yanked away at the last second all the time.

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* %%* '''Deconstructed''':
** The CPU is so freaking cheap that the poor saps who bought it rally together and boycott the company that made it, who then lose millions.
** The CPU cheats so blatantly that players start using exploits, glitches, and generally act like a {{Munchkin}} to gain an edge.
* '''Reconstructed''': There are large rewards for beating the cheap-ass AI, encouraging the gamers to rally together and find a way to win.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': There are several points where it seems that you would be able to get some of these bonuses that a computer has, such as a projectile or free supplies, but they are always yanked away at the last second all the time.
%%* '''Reconstructed''':


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* '''Played for Horror''': The game emphasizes that the player characters are in serious danger because the [=NPCs=] are willing to fight dirty to kill them.


** The computer prioritizes wrong things. in ''Troper Kingdom'', your goal is to defeat the army of the enemy. Bob, the A.I. commander, is seen to always prepare attacks against your camps, even if there is no reason to, and never sends any units on resource gathering trips. Because of this, the A.I. automatically gains material even when they logically shouldn't. Due to the A.I. this makes the game fair rather than unbalancing it.

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** The computer prioritizes wrong things. in In ''Troper Kingdom'', your goal is to defeat the army of the enemy. Bob, the A.I. commander, is seen to always prepare attacks against your camps, even if there is no reason to, and never sends any units on resource gathering trips. Because of this, the A.I. automatically gains material even when they logically shouldn't. Due to the A.I. this makes the game fair rather than unbalancing it.



* The player starts off with vast advantages to compensate for the fact that [[ComputersAreFast sheer speed and coordination]]. In character it is a RobotWar where humanity must use their superior resources against small but very dangerous upstarts.

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* The player starts off with vast advantages to compensate for the fact that computer's [[ComputersAreFast sheer speed and coordination]]. In character it is a RobotWar where humanity must use their superior resources against small but very dangerous upstarts.

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** The CPU uses the same moves but they don't have the delay for a move slightly faster than the minimum charge time.


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* The player starts off with vast advantages to compensate for the fact that [[ComputersAreFast sheer speed and coordination]]. In character it is a RobotWar where humanity must use their superior resources against small but very dangerous upstarts.


Now, go back to TheComputerIsACheatingBastard before it destroys you!

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Now, go back return to TheComputerIsACheatingBastard before it destroys you!


* '''Straight''': In the hit FightingGame ''Troper Wars'', the CPU always manages to kick your ass due to the fact that his character has projectiles. When that character is human controlled, it doesn't have a projectile attack.

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* '''Straight''': In the hit FightingGame ''Troper Wars'', the CPU always manages to kick your ass due to the fact that his its character has projectiles. When that character is human controlled, it doesn't have a projectile attack.



Back to TheComputerIsACheatingBastard

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Back Now, go back to TheComputerIsACheatingBastardTheComputerIsACheatingBastard before it destroys you!


* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': There are several points where it seems that you would be able to get some of these bonus that a computer has, such as a projectile or free supplies, but they are always yanked away at the last second all the time.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': There are several points where it seems that you would be able to get some of these bonus bonuses that a computer has, such as a projectile or free supplies, but they are always yanked away at the last second all the time.


** The CPU can dodge attacks. ''You can't''. And it uses it's unblockable, unavoidable, OneHitKill move in the first seconds.

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** The CPU can dodge attacks. ''You can't''. And it uses it's its unblockable, unavoidable, OneHitKill move in the first seconds.



** [[UnwinnableByDesign The dev team wanted to make the most difficult game ever.]]

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** [[UnwinnableByDesign The dev development team wanted to make the most difficult game ever.]]


* '''Inverted''': The computer cheats to give the player an advantage.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The computer cheats to give the player an advantage.


** The computer starts using abilities or mechanics that were previously restricted to the player. By definition, this isn't cheating, but it does ramp up the difficulty significantly now that the player [[HoistByHisOwnPetard has to contend with being on the receiving end of those abilities]].

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** The computer starts using abilities or mechanics that were [[AIBreaker previously restricted to the player. player]]. By definition, this isn't cheating, but it does ramp up the difficulty significantly now that because the player [[HoistByHisOwnPetard no longer has to contend with being on that advantage over the receiving end of those abilities]].AI.

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** The computer starts using abilities or mechanics that were previously restricted to the player. By definition, this isn't cheating, but it does ramp up the difficulty significantly now that the player [[HoistByHisOwnPetard has to contend with being on the receiving end of those abilities]].


** [[StoryAndGameplayIntegration The PC-controlled hero knight puts importance in his honor and chivalry. The NPC villain does not hesitate to fight dirty.]]

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** [[StoryAndGameplayIntegration [[SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration The PC-controlled hero knight puts importance in his honor and chivalry. The NPC villain does not hesitate to fight dirty.]]

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** [[StoryAndGameplayIntegration The PC-controlled hero knight puts importance in his honor and chivalry. The NPC villain does not hesitate to fight dirty.]]


** The CPU can dodge attacks. ''You can't''.

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** The CPU can dodge attacks. ''You can't''. And it uses it's unblockable, unavoidable, OneHitKill move in the first seconds.


* '''Downplayed''': A CPU player's numerical stats are slightly higher than for a human player, but the A.I.'s simplistic behavior is easy enough to exploit for experienced players.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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A CPU player's numerical stats are slightly higher than for a human player, but the A.I.'s simplistic behavior is easy enough to exploit for experienced players.players.
** The CPU always has better equipments and the like, which the human only could get at a later point in the game.

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