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  • SqueakyBabyDuck - April 6, 2014 8:51 p.m.

    The reason the vita camber worked on JAck is because he's Andrew Ryans' son.
  • beardybot - April 4, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    To be fair, Raven (Vesperia) absolutely would be taking bets on who drops first. It's not hard to imagine Rita solving complex equations and Karol daydreaming about guilds (phew, nearly spoilered there), and Repede's a dog. He can just lay there. Or smoke his pipe. Or something.
  • sinkheadhxc - April 4, 2014 4:44 a.m.

    wtf are you talking about? i always just assumed the character blacks out in shame/disbelief. you know, like how people faint....? is that seriously questionable? they faint because, dramatically, they can't believe it happened.
  • john-kemery - April 4, 2014 1:53 a.m.

    As far as Halo is concerned, ONI was researching Cov tech and using it in UNSC. The Chiefs Shield is a better version of the Elites. In the expanded Universe the Human's can go toe to toe with Cov forces on the ground, but the Cov always outmatched the space fleet, unless larger numbers were used. Its not until Halo 4 timeline do we see the UNSC match and even go above the Cov in space, but is only because, humans were given some breathing room to rebuild and apply new tech.
  • g1rldraco7 - April 3, 2014 9:09 p.m.

    Questions without answer just like what is the sound of one hand clapping?
  • Sinosaur - April 4, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    Of course there's an answer, it sounds like this *claps fingers against palm*
  • g1rldraco7 - April 4, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    There's also a masturbation answer to the riddle fapfapfapfapfap!!
  • Sinosaur - April 4, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    Whoa, be careful, nobody wants to get the clap.
  • g1rldraco7 - April 4, 2014 5:19 p.m.

    You are one of a kind sir.
  • Sinosaur - April 4, 2014 5:23 p.m.

    Not if my cloning machine actually works.
  • Lurkero - April 3, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    One thing that people forget is that anything that doesn't happen in a cutscene is not cannon. What the player does outside of cutscenes is not what the story actually says. For example, in first person shooters with regenerating health, the player is not really getting shot. The regenerating health is a mechanic that allows the developer to add challenge, but in the reality of the world, as long as the player makes it to the next point, none of that other stuff actually happened the way it did to the player.
  • homestar99 - April 3, 2014 6:50 p.m.

    Not to mention every single GTA game ever made, especially number 4. Niko Belic: nice caring man who just occasionally pulls out a gun, kills several civilians and cops, and then goes out for lunch with his fat cousin. What?!
  • gilgamesh310 - April 4, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    There are a few exceptions to this, like in the Souls games, where dying and other mechanics are tied into the game's story. Mostly there is extreme ludo narrative dissonance in games though.
  • taokaka - April 3, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    I can answer the god of war question, at the start of god of war 2 kratos poured his godly powers into the blade of olympus so that he'd have a weapon powerful enough to defeat the colossus of rhodes. It doesn't make much sense but the writers needed some excuse to have Kratos start from scratch again and collect a bunch of new powers.
  • Trollkitten - April 3, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    In the indie RPG I'm planning, I hope to include a few "town-building" areas where the player can design a few "home bases" so that the characters not currently in their party can have a place to live and be productive in other ways, such as doing research, growing crops, making supplies... pretty much a Farmville that runs itself and doesn't always beg you for microtransactions. (Oh, and I just thought of another idea -- if the other party members are going on quests while you're gone, then when you get back, they might have new loot and a few good stories to tell... or they might have not come back yet and need to be rescued. Plot twist!)
  • Shyplay - April 9, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    Maybe you can have it where they don't need to be rescued sometimes, even though you can embark on a rescue mission and you could have some of the ego-driven characters say stuff like "I had it handled already!" Or "I didn't need your help!" When you help them in such a situation. For some of the most ego-driven, like a rival of some sort (See Gary Oak or Shadow the Hedgehog) maybe they will say stuff like that even when the rescue mission was needed.
  • Trollkitten - April 9, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    That. Just made my day. GREAT idea there!
  • Satchurated - April 3, 2014 3:30 p.m.

    When I saw the picture of the halo slide, I though you were going to discuss how in the hell people magically lunge within a certain proximity with the energy sword. That makes no sense. When you get within a certain range you can just instantly kill a guy even if you're like a couple meters away.
  • SnakeinmyBoot - April 3, 2014 2:25 p.m.

    Pokemon- Your ego is so great that losing causes a Heroic BSOD. Halo- Maybe it's a pride thing. Halo 2s manual stated that the Covenant would rather fight unarmed the use human tech most of the time. "The Covenant troops would rather die than use our weapons if they had no other choice? We won't use their crap, either!" Also, the books said the Mjolinr's shield tech was reverse engineered from a jackal's wrist shield. That still doesn't explain why they didn't start making better Naval weapons when Cortana analyzed and optimized a highjacked Covenant ship's weapon and hyper drive systems in between Halo 1 and 2. Though time might not have been on their side. Half-Life- The HEV suit pops up a particle shield when Gordon puts it on. It's just invisible to the player and in promo art. That suit is tiny for the fact it's body armor, heals wounds, applies anti-venom, and provides radiation protection(it's gotta have a self-contained breathing apparatus for that). It wouldn't hurt to say it has a helmet deflector shield, too. Maybe the G-Man made it if it's too advanced for Black Mesa to come up with. God of War- My memory is shaky, but didn't Kratos get some power from the box when fight Ares? The nasty stuff in it went mostly to Zeus and made him extra paranoid which causes GoW 2 and 3. Kratos didn't know he had the power he had. Hope is what let him know he had the strength to defeat Zeus. A better God of War question is: Why does Kratos die when he falls off a ledge or another environment hazard gets him in Ghost of Sparta? Sure Thanatos' soldiers and monsters might have extra power over death, but Big K should be able to survive all but maybe the gold touch with no harm. Tales(or any other RPG)- I don't know about it when the party is traveling together. Maybe they're engaged in other battles while your main party is also fighting? Or, they're just jerks that love watching those Draco Zombies have their way with your main party while they play Go Fish? Chrono Trigger had a good reason until you get the Epoch and had a three seat time machine along with the other time travel method that DID have a three person limit. FF4 and FF9 had the story separate extra party member just in time to keep the total under the limit... Until close to the end where 4 had the extras stay behind for various (mostly) stupid reasons, and 9 had them stay on the ship until you wanted to switch members(again playing "let's stare at the wall not caring about the looming global destruction." I guess it's mandatory in a JRPG Bioshock 1- Maybe Ryan secretly set up the Vita chambers to always recognize his DNA? Bioshock 2- That's a blatant plot hole. Phoenix Downs- Galuf used up his last ounce of strength after being KO'ed by ExDeath. He was too far gone. You had to fight a Jenova battle before getting to Aeris, and General Leo too, I think. Maybe whoever had the bag of Phoenix Down wasn't happy with Queen Brayne's rampant destruction and wasn't gonna pull a handful out unless asked by Garnet who was a little distracted by her dying mother's last apology in 9. It was too late for anyone who needed a revive story wise. Hooray plot convenience! There's my theories. That'll be $10.

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