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08-04-2016, 05:10 PM
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ill start. today something amazing happened in pokemon red.(virtual console)
I was fighting gym leader koga and i was getting decked by his last pokemon, weezing which was 10 levels higher. then he did something unexpected. apparently the weezing knew self destruct. I won due to having  still having multiple pokemon left...
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08-04-2016, 10:23 PM
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I was playing Batman Arkham Origins and i started to glide with Batsy. Eventually i dove into the ground knowing that he'll stop but he didn't and went straight down the pavement not even detecting any collisions just to appear in a nearby water body.

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08-05-2016, 05:54 PM
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theres a somewhat similar glitch in arkham city, but that one lets you glide around gotham instead
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08-05-2016, 10:18 PM
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I still remember when I got punished for teamkilling in America's Army. (In case you haven't heard, it's a free competitive multiplayer FPS, kinda like Counter-Strike.)

Anyhoo, my friend was watching me play one time, and he convinced me to shoot one of my teammates. Literally a second after, I got disconnected from the server and transported to this new map I'd never even seen before. A large fenced enclosure in the middle of the desert; nothing but rolling sand dunes as far as the eye could see.

Upon reading a plaque on the wall, I learned that I'd landed in the Army's prison for people who do that sorta stuff in real life. Kinda cool, I guess. My only complaint is that they didn't even have the courtesy to tell me how long I was in for.

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08-07-2016, 05:05 PM
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I once bought this motorbike racing game and while being cool, you could race backwards and forward again to complete a lap. I can't remember it's name thought.

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08-08-2016, 12:06 PM
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I accidentally skipped saffron and got the cinnabar island badge before going to saffron...
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08-08-2016, 12:08 PM
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i won a game of competitive overwatch.

A DARK NOTE DRIPS

FROM THE DREAMERS LIPS,

A HONEYED MELODY.

WE STAND, WE FALL

ON HIS BECK AND CALL,

FOR IN HIS DREAM WE'RE FREE.
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08-10-2016, 01:23 PM
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In a URL race in Need For Speed Underground 2. It's the last lap, I'm in first place. A few seconds later I look at the leaderboard again, 2nd place, lap 3/4, and the car that was ~4s behind me teleported ~4s ahead of me.

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08-10-2016, 11:28 PM
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Very early on in Skyrim some merchant in Whiterun tasked me with fetching a mammoth tusk for her. I was just leaving the city and thinking about how much of a pain in the ass it was going to be get my hands on one when a mammoth plummeted from the sky and died just a few acres from where I was walking. I just shurgged my shoulders and looted the thing. Who am I to question providence?

 
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03-01-2018, 12:59 AM
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Just today I decided to act a bit goofy in Deus Ex and carry around an NSF corpse with me. Accidentally discovered that it aggros NPCs; UNATCO soldiers pull out their guns and start frantically running around while civilians just cower in terror.

 
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Saints Row series is well known for the extreme levels of absurdity, including the DLC's.

1. In the first game only, you better not screw up your character's life, because each time you die, they'll take away one-fifth of all your money.
2. You can do all kinds of crazy stuff that GTA or other Rockstar games can't pull off, such as doing the boduken hijack by running towards most vehicles, beating people up with your weapon, take on various diversions and hire bikini-clad all the way up to guardsmen for your gang.
3. NPC traffic is so stupid they will instantly turn around for no reason, or if something is in the way, no more casual driving for you.
4. In 3 onwards, no matter how minor your crime is, even if a gang/police car hits you, accidental bumping, or taunting, they would just shoot you.
5. When you're being chased by gangs or police, their driving skill is so good that if you're not moving fast enough to get away, they'll use shortcuts after you and keep you in fender bender range.
6. You can't lose your wanted level if you're in a boat, helicopter, or plane.
7. In 3 onwards, you can survive a single vehicular explosion if you have maxed out health so long as there isn't an adjacent vehicle or gasoline pump nearby. You will lose about half of your health from the resulting impact if you don't bail.
8. Zombies in Arapice Island can run much faster than you can. As soon as you stop running or turn around the wrong way, they'll hit you very hard and force you into a QTE.
9. If you try to hit a Brute whilst in a vehicle with a high Syndicate notoriety, they'll plant their foot on the ground in an attempt to eject you.
10. In 4, your health won't regenerate if you have two bars or higher wanted level, that's where health pickups comes in and if you beat their Warden with all six bars, it automatically clears it for you since you're in the Simulation. Also, you can't fly any higher than the Mothership due to a height barrier.
11. Beware of Mr. Genki when you see the giant pink cat with giant green eyes mascot, he can be very hard to kill and will take you out easily if unprepared. He is the only NPC in 3 who can melee you in the same way you can melee NPC's. You will get a one-time huge lump sum of cash once he is dead though. By the time of 4, he gets superpowers, too, so use extra caution.
12. Don't even try to hijack a Crusader, you will be fried, or any SWAT vehicle because then you will be riddled with a torrent of bullets from its turret.
13. It is possible to destroy a hovering heli or plane without having to use an RPG on foot, but it requires a lot of skill to do that.
14. Falling damage is realistic, even a very small drop can hurt you a lot unless you maxed out resistance to it. In 4 though, you don't take any fall damage since you inherit Alex's Flight capabilities.
15. You can become godlike to some degree by maxing out your level.
16. Play Whored Mode and see if you can handle 30+ waves of insanity.
17. If your co-op friend accidentally or intentionally kills you and doesn't revive you in time, you can do the Cat-and-Mouse mini-game to get your revenge.
18. Adding more days to the second month of the calendar year is just a joke on Adult Swim radio station.
19. The number 31 is a common gag.
20. You can play as a zombie just for laughs, but that does not make you immune to detection by zombie NPCs.

There may be some more absurd things to come, but I only list 20 of the many absurdities I know.

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(03-15-2018, 04:07 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Saints Row series is well known for the extreme levels of absurdity, including the DLC's.

1. In the first game only, you better not screw up your character's life, because each time you die, they'll take away one-fifth of all your money.
2. You can do all kinds of crazy stuff that GTA or other Rockstar games can't pull off, such as doing the boduken hijack by running towards most vehicles, beating people up with your weapon, take on various diversions and hire bikini-clad all the way up to guardsmen for your gang.
3. NPC traffic is so stupid they will instantly turn around for no reason, or if something is in the way, no more casual driving for you.
4. In 3 onwards, no matter how minor your crime is, even if a gang/police car hits you, accidental bumping, or taunting, they would just shoot you.
5. When you're being chased by gangs or police, their driving skill is so good that if you're not moving fast enough to get away, they'll use shortcuts after you and keep you in fender bender range.
6. You can't lose your wanted level if you're in a boat, helicopter, or plane.
7. In 3 onwards, you can survive a single vehicular explosion if you have maxed out health so long as there isn't an adjacent vehicle or gasoline pump nearby. You will lose about half of your health from the resulting impact if you don't bail.
8. Zombies in Arapice Island can run much faster than you can. As soon as you stop running or turn around the wrong way, they'll hit you very hard and force you into a QTE.
9. If you try to hit a Brute whilst in a vehicle with a high Syndicate notoriety, they'll plant their foot on the ground in an attempt to eject you.
10. In 4, your health won't regenerate if you have two bars or higher wanted level, that's where health pickups comes in and if you beat their Warden with all six bars, it automatically clears it for you since you're in the Simulation. Also, you can't fly any higher than the Mothership due to a height barrier.
11. Beware of Mr. Genki when you see the giant pink cat with giant green eyes mascot, he can be very hard to kill and will take you out easily if unprepared. He is the only NPC in 3 who can melee you in the same way you can melee NPC's. You will get a one-time huge lump sum of cash once he is dead though. By the time of 4, he gets superpowers, too, so use extra caution.
12. Don't even try to hijack a Crusader, you will be fried, or any SWAT vehicle because then you will be riddled with a torrent of bullets from its turret.
13. It is possible to destroy a hovering heli or plane without having to use an RPG on foot, but it requires a lot of skill to do that.
14. Falling damage is realistic, even a very small drop can hurt you a lot unless you maxed out resistance to it. In 4 though, you don't take any fall damage since you inherit Alex's Flight capabilities.
15. You can become godlike to some degree by maxing out your level.
16. Play Whored Mode and see if you can handle 30+ waves of insanity.
17. If your co-op friend accidentally or intentionally kills you and doesn't revive you in time, you can do the Cat-and-Mouse mini-game to get your revenge.
18. Adding more days to the second month of the calendar year is just a joke on Adult Swim radio station.
19. The number 31 is a common gag.
20. You can play as a zombie just for laughs, but that does not make you immune to detection by zombie NPCs.

There may be some more absurd things to come, but I only list 20 of the many absurdities I know.

I think you left out the bit in 2 where props get stuck on actors during cutscenes. 3 got a little dull for me when I made the mistake of buying all the super-buffs and became practically invincible but it was still always fun to start a street fight and have it escalate into a full on gang war or military crackdown to see how I long I could last.

 
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So I'm playing a game of RS2: Vietnam last night, right? North Vietnamese Army. And the American commander calls in a napalm strike just as we're about to storm the last point. We all hunker down, individually pray to God it ain't aimed at us, till suddenly the ticker explodes with enemy teamkills and we hear dozens of screaming Americans the next block over.

We all had a pretty good laugh about it as we mopped up the survivors. Especially when they fragged their own commander half a minute later. :D

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Last night, with just one objective away from achieving 100%, after saving as normal in the very first base (Ganton) during riot mode, as soon as I step out, 1-3 random lower-class peds almost immediately start going for me even though I attacked no one. Then I get to see everyone else in my vicinity going for the ones after me only to break line of sight and randomly pick each other instead. The police on the streets (normally they do not spawn anywhere in Ganton) did not help me at all, they only shoot and go on chases when someone else shoots at somebody and respond according to my wanted level as usual. I have a long, full health bar and extra armor at that time.

Even my gang members cannot be trusted regardless of my Rep meter, sometimes they retreat like flies, and other times they will do their best to stay within their ranks and shoot anyone that shoots too. Five minutes in, some random hot chick or two decided to go for me like hey, let’s waste this poor fool over there. I let them have it, because I do not care, I love being attacked by them as they say nice things, hehe. Nine minutes in, some dealers and street jackers want to join in too, but most likely, they will have a shootout with each other to the death before they come within range, and I was left with barely 20% health. Finally, after about 13 minutes, I am wasted, but thanks to Katie's ability, I get to keep my inventory. :)

Second attempt, I get to see how long I can last with use of the PS2 controller against rioters and police around the cul-de-sac. Roughly 3 minutes in, I got a one-star, and since the police was already there patrolling around, bikes and cars attempt to pull over right next to my position much quicker than before. Strangely, the heli that supposedly arrive to shoot you down at 3 stars didn't arrive until I am already entrenched at six-stars 10 minutes in. No SWAT or FBI vehicles even show up, either because I am not fully out on the open or they are just too busy catching up. I shoot them up like crazy to preserve my health until eventually at 12 minutes, the heli came and with me at barely less than 5% health, I tried to get out of there but got ran over by a fleeing, burning vehicle.

Third attempt, I get in a vehicle (Broadway) and see how long it will take before getting blown up, and the game doesn't want to blow my vehicle because I own it and I am inside the car. Plus, rioters already engaged with each other can't go near my vehicle unless I was on foot prior to getting in said vehicle, save for enemy gang members. After driving around for barely even a minute, a very bad RNG moment occurred with a nearby random vehicle already about to explode, I sped past it hoping I can make it and suddenly bam, along with me less than 2 seconds afterwards before I even got out. Then I went like whaa?

Fourth attempt, this time I speedily head over to my vehicle and drive around the city and park it right in the middle of the contention (as many as 15 people the game can spawn at any one moment clustered around) and step out. The entire horde almost right away want to beat me up real good only to break line of sight because of another ped hitting another, with a half-dozen going one way before resuming attack mode on the closest ped. By nightfall, I head over to the other side of the square and I see a half-dozen horde of random hot chicks swinging by and start fistfighting/shooting at the fleeing peds before turning their attention to each other and finally me. I run around like nuts just to see where they are going to attack a ped and so forth, then duck and weave in cover as soon as the ped decides it wants to attack me.

Eventually, I had enough, so I went out on a limb and start luring one or two into some back alley, and let them end me with whatever they got. I got lucky somehow; the lured ped with a pistol give up (glitched) on the last bullet and raise it up in the air after a few clips, as if surrendering. It is possible to witness a ped with a one-handed weapon glitching out the reload animation more often at some Ammu-Nation places due to being scripted to fire at the targets consistently, and by random chance in any gunfight, assuming you still have health. A nearby police officer came around right then and shot the injured chick, then was killed by another nearby healthy chick just spawned out for revenge almost immediately before striding towards me and wastes me.

Fifth and last attempt, and just to add more fun briefly since there's already a riot taken place, I placed a few cheats to make them really go after me, and within seconds, I ended up wasted on the spot very fast.

Spoiler

GTA San Andreas

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