Follow TV Tropes

Following

Video game lessons learned the hard way

Go To

Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Jan 27th 2011 at 6:48:39 PM

I still don't see how you can learn that the hard way because failure does not instill any kind of lesson.

OmegaKross Finally Updated His Avatar from Nameless Dark Oblivion Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Finally Updated His Avatar
Jan 27th 2011 at 7:31:13 PM

Agreed, but he's right about that fucking barrel.

Resonance Of Fate: Dont spam hero action all the time, or you'll run out of bezels and die. Spam it in moderation. Also 5 scopes and 3 barrels is not enough gun.

Borderlands: Despite what the random item generator thinks, shotguns do not double as sniper rifles just because they have a 4X zoom.

Final Fantasy XIII: Behemoth King's are not Fake Ultimate Mook s.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Mooks with shotguns are a very bad thing.

Resident Evil 2: DONT OPEN THE DOOR IN THE OUTHOUSE.

Can't think of anything witty, so have this instead...
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Jan 27th 2011 at 7:33:14 PM

[up]I'm a girl[lol]

AC:NL Dream Address: 5200-2582-5967
OmegaKross Finally Updated His Avatar from Nameless Dark Oblivion Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Finally Updated His Avatar
OmegaKross Finally Updated His Avatar from Nameless Dark Oblivion Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
ABRICK Hiding a box of scraps from IN A CAVE!
Hiding a box of scraps
Jan 28th 2011 at 10:32:11 AM

Super Mario Bros.: Man, I keep dying at that one pit! If only I could jump further... Wait, whadda mean there's a run button?!?

A good writer puts in a lot of details in there story. But a great one gets a story from a single detail.
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 28th 2011 at 10:49:13 AM

Chrono Trigger: Do not hit the Double Golem. Do not cast any sort of spell on the Double Golem unless you are wearing gear that halves the effect or turns damage of that element into health for you. Or you will die. Very fast. Even on the easy first time through.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:02:28 AM

I agree with the Borderlands scope thing. Gotta look at the accuracy rating, too. High accuracy and you might have a decent mid-ranged gun. If it's like the six-shot boomstick from whatshisface with an accuracy rating of zero, then simply sell it for money.

Or use indoors. Good for clearing a corridor if you can land a few hits.

Borderlands: Lilith - it is advisable to put points into boosting phase powers, mostly the defensive ones like cooldown, duration and healing. She's not very durable and it's nice to have Phasewalking ready to go if a situation gets out of hand.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:03:01 AM

Touhou: Even if the things attacking you don't fire, move in a straight line, and die in one hit while you're already at a large amount of firepower, they can still kill you if you're stupid. Even if you have homing shots.

edited 28th Jan '11 11:42:45 AM by Pykrete

Ryan914 from ?????
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:19:12 AM

  • Super Robot Wars:
    • If you have a character that has the Mercy Seishin, never neglect them.
    • If you send someone to persuade another character, make sure that you send allies to be an escort.

edited 28th Jan '11 11:19:29 AM by Ryan914

OmegaKross Finally Updated His Avatar from Nameless Dark Oblivion Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Finally Updated His Avatar
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:20:47 AM

Dead Rising 2: Dont get into a fist fight with the last psychopath, as he is a cheating fuck. Bring three LMG's and just shoot the bastard.

Digital Devil Saga 2: Vritra absorbs ice.

Far Cry 2: ALWAYS wait til its dark. Enemies all have ridiculous vision and will spot you from several miles away, even if to a casual observer you appear as a hedge with a gun sticking out.

Tomb Raider (PS 1): Standing still in front of a T-Rex will result in being eaten by said T-Rex. Jurassic Park was wrong.

Final Fantasy IX: Never cast Doomsday if you cant absorb shadow.

edited 28th Jan '11 11:23:03 AM by OmegaKross

Can't think of anything witty, so have this instead...
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:24:41 AM

^ Works in Fallout also. Sneaking and darkness are your best friend. Sneaking aroudn in broad daylight is a great way to be spotted, second only to runing around half-naked with your Pipboy flashlight on.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
OmegaKross Finally Updated His Avatar from Nameless Dark Oblivion Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Finally Updated His Avatar
Jan 28th 2011 at 11:26:37 AM

Yeah, but in Fallout, all you need is a stealth skill of around 80 and everyone is suddenly blind.

Can't think of anything witty, so have this instead...
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Jan 28th 2011 at 12:03:48 PM

Not always, no. I've been in the stealth suit and a guy I was sneaking up on turned around and spotted me. Whhaaaa, no critical hit with the shock sword for me. In NV, Nightkin seem to spot me more. Guess they're used to spotting things out of the norm, as they have to avoid bumping into each other or something, iunno.

But Raiders? Yeah, they're blind. And stupid. They don't even have the common courtesy to drop decent loot, either.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Marioguy128 Geomancer from various galaxies
Geomancer
Jan 28th 2011 at 12:35:14 PM

Ghost Trick: Always examine what the objects can do. Or you will have to start over needlessly.

You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Jan 28th 2011 at 12:35:43 PM

Chrono Trigger: even if you find Lucca horrible, try to get her some occasional action so by the time you reach double Golemn you won't be screwed.

  • Don't fight Rust Tyranno without ruby armor(or vest for you impatient types)
  • Haste does not make waste.

Blazblue Calamity Trigger: Don't let Jin, Litchi, Ragna or Nu corner you.

  • Do not try to beat Inferno Divider, because chances are you won't.
  • Don't get caught between Carl and Nirvana
  • Unlimited George is the true enemy. Avoid him at all cost.
  • Score attack Unlimted Ragna will wreck your shit.

edited 28th Jan '11 12:36:20 PM by Vertigo_High

ssfsx17 crazy and proud of it
crazy and proud of it
Jan 28th 2011 at 1:21:03 PM

MetalGear — You are not supposed to let the enemy see you.

X-COM — You are supposed to give your troops armor, lots of ammunition, and guns that can actually kill things. Going full-auto with a laser pistol at point blank does not work.

Street Fighter II — Hold back to block.

nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Jan 28th 2011 at 1:27:44 PM

[up]I agree with the Street Fighter one.

[down]And that one.

edited 28th Jan '11 1:40:19 PM by nekoalexa

AC:NL Dream Address: 5200-2582-5967
nomuru2d Gamer-turning-maker from Port Saint Lucie, FL Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
Jan 28th 2011 at 1:38:44 PM

Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Do NOT rely on the Wiimote control schemes. Come proper tournament play of any kind, you WILL get pulverized.

Long live Cinematech. FC:0259-0435-4987
Jan 28th 2011 at 1:46:36 PM

Killing floor

  • Flesh pounds will screw you over. they should only be approached with Heavy weaponry or a lot of grenades.
  • Never get surrounded
  • Melee is terrible due to several enemies having AOE attacks that will destroy you at point blank
  • Everything is a Goddamned bat or a Demonic Spider EVERYTHING

edited 28th Jan '11 1:52:48 PM by stevebat

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
Jan 29th 2011 at 11:50:35 AM

  • Pokemon: Don't just never bother to switch the first 'mon in your party (your starter) except when it faints.

Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Jan 29th 2011 at 12:22:36 PM

Pokemon: If you try switching to a defensive advantage, most competent opponents will laugh and then get an extra turn to bypass it and pound the crap out of you.

Crewe Li'l Punk from Gravity Falls, Oregon
Li'l Punk
Jan 29th 2011 at 12:35:04 PM

Pokemon:

  • Type advantages matter. Learn them.
  • Teaching 4 H Ms to a mon you intend to battle with is a bad idea.
  • Grinding is a good thing to do, especially before the Elite Four.
  • Chimchar < Cranidos

Victory! Honor! Destiny! Mutton!
ssfsx17 crazy and proud of it
crazy and proud of it
Jan 29th 2011 at 12:38:05 PM

Doom — If you move to the side and aim with the mouse, you live longer.

Neo_Crimson Your army sucks. from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Jan 29th 2011 at 12:50:11 PM

Mass Effect 2: Is not Mass Effect 1, standing out in the open for any length of time will get you killed. And the Vanguard class is no longer indestructible, watch your shit.

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!

Top