Author Topic: Unwritten Gaming Rules  (Read 1337 times)

Sin Agog

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Unwritten Gaming Rules
« on: June 16, 2020, 02:05:51 AM »
Things like always hit up NPCs twice for a chat, but never a third time unless you want them to loop 'If only I had that Purple Twig...'  (You can have my purple twig if you like).  Also controller stuff like the left button/square/B in platformers almost always letting you run...and practically never taking your finger off it the whole game.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 02:08:58 AM »
Don't trust whitey.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 04:11:43 AM »
For a while every FPS weapon selection went 1- Melee weapon, 2- Handgun, 3- Shotgun, 4- Machine gun, 5- Rocket launcher, 6 onwards- ever more outré selection of weird weapons.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 05:14:23 AM »
Red means explosive health kit. Green is toxic health. Blue, electrocuting shield.
"R" for "reload" seems like such a happy coincidence when you realise that the word "inventory" starts with the letter "I".

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 08:38:17 AM »
Always check left for secrets.

If there are two ways to go, pick one, if it goes on for too long, you're on the Main Path and should go back immediately for whatever you missed. Sometimes the other path is actually even longer and it turns out that that's the main path and the other route was the dead-end/treasure you wanted, it was just deceptively long.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 08:44:05 AM »
Waist height walls means an obvious boss encounter or multiple opponents are going to come pouring in.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 09:16:31 AM »
Waist height walls means an obvious boss encounter or multiple opponents are going to come pouring in.

Ditto for any time you go through a network of corridors and suddenly find yourself in a big open space.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 09:19:08 AM »
If you shoot at a red barrel or gas cylinder it will explode. It may be very dangerous to have lots of these things lying about the place but you will still come across them conveniently often.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 09:43:04 AM »
If the shopkeeper's an alien, pay with credits. If it's an elf, pay with gold

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 09:50:16 AM »
^ Amazing post/av combo.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 11:27:34 AM »
A save point in front of a door, in an area you have been fighting continuous enemies in an JRPG, means did you grind enough bitch?

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2020, 11:28:11 AM »
Waist height walls means an obvious boss encounter or multiple opponents are going to come pouring in.
Ditto for any time you go through a network of corridors and suddenly find yourself in a big open space.

Of course, you've always collected a bunch of conspicuous ammo and health kits before this.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2020, 11:50:33 AM »
Killed the final boss did you? Surprise! He has a final form for you to battle! And it's inexplicably easier and shitter than what came before.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2020, 12:49:27 PM »
Any British NPC has to say "bloody", "bugger" or "bollocks" so you will definitely know they're British.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2020, 01:13:44 PM »
The more gaudy, cheap and crap a piece of equipment looks, the better its stats will be.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2020, 01:31:19 PM »
Never use strong items until the final bosses, even if you die a lot as a result.

Reload after shooting only a few bullets.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2020, 01:43:39 PM »
If you find a weapon that deteriorates in condition or needs maintenance, expect it to be about as robust as if it was made out of cheese.

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2020, 01:51:00 PM »
if you walk in from the corner line and pass the ball to someone behind the goalkeeper, you'll basically always score (I'm sure modern football games have gotten better at this...)

if the weapon shop in the new town only sells bizarre shit weapons, get ready for a bizarre shit dungeon

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2020, 01:55:06 PM »
'Right, don't press anything, let's get this multiplayer game of Bomberman set up - WHO'S PRESSING START?'

Repeat for 5 sorry minutes until you start jettisoning friends from your life

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
If you say "okay everyone be careful on lap 1" in chat at the start of a race, you will be right at the epicentre of a massive turn 1 accident.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2020, 11:33:42 PM »
Any British NPC has to say "bloody", "bugger" or "bollocks" so you will definitely know they're British.

Or, if it has an English accent, add "so he did", "so it is", "so I am" or something similar after random sentences even though no cunt in England says that, and probably never did.

Kryton

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2020, 11:46:14 PM »
Obligatory and absolutely patronising tutorial level.

'Okay so I want you to look around the room. Nod your head. Ok good.... Now go over and press that button. GREAT!
You're doing fine. Okay try and open that door. GREAT.
Next it's weapons training. In a moment I want you to pick up that gun and aim for those moving targets.
You're doing good recruit, I can see why they chose you'

Because in 2020 nobody knows how to use a joypad or keyboard and mouse. FFS.

(I realise this is more of a gripe, but whatever).

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2020, 12:04:47 AM »
Stealth games baddies can't see you if you stick your entire head out of cover. However, every single one in a ten miles radius will murder the shit out of you if you dare to run for a single step.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2020, 12:07:19 AM »
Obligatory and absolutely patronising tutorial level.

'Okay so I want you to look around the room. Nod your head. Ok good.... Now go over and press that button. GREAT!
You're doing fine. Okay try and open that door. GREAT.
Next it's weapons training. In a moment I want you to pick up that gun and aim for those moving targets.
You're doing good recruit, I can see why they chose you'

Because in 2020 nobody knows how to use a joypad or keyboard and mouse. FFS.

(I realise this is more of a gripe, but whatever).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0AdWBmiQY

Stealth games baddies can't see you if you stick your entire head out of cover. However, every single one in a ten miles radius will murder the shit out of you if you dare to run for a single step.

They also can't hear or detect you scuttling around 10cm behind them as long as you're crouched.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2020, 12:18:50 AM »
Always

Be

Crouching

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2020, 12:30:53 AM »
"L" is the default key to look around. Use it to marvel at the polygons and textures and you might be able to spot an easter egg!

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2020, 12:39:47 AM »
Press F to pay respects

Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2020, 01:13:03 AM »
Weapons may be easily upgraded through modular kits. Nae fucker in the universe has thought to try this before the player character.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2020, 01:36:10 AM »
I only know of two universal rules for games - red barrels explode (as previously noted), and check under the stairs if you go down a few flights of them and they run out. There’s (usually) stuff under there.

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Re: Unwritten Gaming Rules
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2020, 03:52:58 AM »
If nothing is trying to kill you, you're probably going the wrong way.

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