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Games That Cheat To Allow Retadred Players To Succeed/Proceed To The Next Level?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by JackOfOwls, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    Well, I suppose it could have been a bug but what happened occurred in the major gladiatorial race during a main quest event required to progress. I failed about 6 consecutive times and was just about to fail on the 7th when the screen faded to black and transitioned to the cut scene where the big baddie told me I won but not to get too excited about it 'cos the worst was yet to come <insert mad maniacal laughter here>. I was playing AssCreed 4: Black Flag a few months ago and I also experienced a sudden inexplicable resolution in a major quest where I did NOTHING, but I'm pretty sure it was the friend-turned-foe AI (voiced by Ralph Ineson with that sexy beast of a bass voice) accidentally blowing himself up above me on the ledge with his dynamite.
     
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  2. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    I think you can turn those hints off in the main menu. Never tested it myself.
     
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  3. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    Dying Light. On the road to the last mission if you keep failing it just skips you ahead. A good decision though, since if you start it at night one of the sections is practically impossible or extremely difficult since Volatiles will get you while you are trying to open a sewer gate that takes about 10 or 15 seconds, and one hit will cancel the animation. As far as I know it doesn't skip you ahead elsewhere, before or after.
    GTA V does as well, if you keep failing it will just show a skip button eventually. I believe that's the case on almost everything.
     
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  4. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    Heh, I just finished the original campaign for Dying Light tonight in fact (also started The Following) but didn't experience that myself, but I think I might have an aptitude for parkouring or running and gunning in games whilst doing the balance beam thing so I didn't fall much, or at least not too much. One thing I am starting to appreciate more is save points (something I once hated) as QoL enhancements. On that last wild run you speak of I did fall a few times with that harrowing "greatest hits" of all the games previous horrors chasing my ass and the game always reloaded from a very reasonable point not too far away. No greater sin in modern gaming AFAIC than developers who make you start from the beginning of a level/area with respawned enemies (but no ammo replenishment) when you get fucked up by a boss. This was a problem I had with the Grim Dawn expansion(s) which ultimately forced me to rage-quit. It's pure tedium.
     
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  5. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    That wasn't a parkour zone. I was talking about this area right here. Now that I think about it, I might have been able to do it with flares to keep the Volatile away, but flares are a little wonky and there's been times where they have hit me while I am standing in the middle of them.
     
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  6. G.O.D Arcane Patron

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    I remember playing some of the newer Mortal Kombat games some time ago and losing some fights a few times in a row. A couple of attempts later the fight would be a piece of cake.
    Surely the game scales the difficulty down after the player loses some fights.

    In the old days I played MKII, getting rekt by Kintaro\Shao Kahn, and practice was the only solution.

    It was really disappointing to experience that mechanic, and it kind of takes away your motivation to get better because you know you'll win the fight anyway in the end.
     
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  7. Tito Anic Arcane Shitposter

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    Like all current AAA games.
     
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  8. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    I was playing more of the Dying Light: The Following expansion today and there's a quest where you have to make your way through a long underwater passage in a cave to kill some kind of monster that's stealing food from villages. It was enjoyable since you have to manage your air, follow a rope and lights, and could easily get turned around and drown if careless. I found the monster (one of those creepy baby-things) and it killed me. Then the quest mysteriously got tagged as finished. Too bad since i was looking forward to going back in there and finishing it off. I hate when you get robbed of completing an interesting quest due to a bug or by design.
     
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  9. rohand Arbiter

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    I only saw it by myself twice, after a lost fight in Injustice the enemy became stupidly easier.
    In Sonic Lost World (LOL) when you die too many times a wing little power up appears that let you skip the section.
     
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  10. AdamReith Magister Patron

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    Deponia asks you if you want to skip its non-adventure game puzzles. Which is a great tempting feature because they go to another level of moon logic even compared to the main game.

    Still I have no respect for anyone who skips them as they are often super interesting. For example having an autist that only makes three different grunts sequentially which are then interpreted by a third party as different instructions; so you need to make sure you ask her the right question at the right time, excellent gameplay.
     
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  11. FuckLiefeldGiveMeChew Educated

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    Kid Icarus: Uprising had the worst difficulty system ever: You could pay to increase the difficulty, but as soon as you died, it lowered the difficulty.
     
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    Uncharted plays itself & Tomb Raider Lara is so floaty like a butterfly you will hard pressed to fail any platforming challenges. Not to mention most of them don't even have the possibility to fail.
     
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