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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.

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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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Many things can go wrong even with a masterpiece game that keeps me coming back to play it, particularly in the last strand of missions.

Spoiler

GTA San Andreas
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Bahaha, this was rich. So apparently the madlads behind the Road to 56 mod for Hearts of Iron IV wanted a custom portait for the leader of Tannu Tuva aside from the generic one. Disregarding the fact that the generic Asian portait is an actual photo of their leader, they just decided to 'shop in a palette-swap of the Nuke General from C&C Generals and call it a day.

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(04-29-2018, 07:52 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Many things can go wrong even with a masterpiece game that keeps me coming back to play it, particularly in the last strand of missions.

Spoiler

GTA San Andreas

Those riots were wild, man. Most fun I ever had in that game, aside from hangin' with Woozie.

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11-30-2018, 04:32 AM
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The first round of this match. Thank god for quick frame pokes at the end.

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When I am trying to complete one of my seven routes and realize that if I do not get the chance to propose and marry the one I want within even just the first week in game, the game smacks in a random romantic interest/boyfriend or even worse fiance stage townie she may not even know to her list. I am glad I just done three of seven already, including Yuuma. I found her quite easily but by the time I secured her, I am forced into a two-timing escapee where I have to hide her and keep away from RNG's newest partner, the Swains for a good while and hope that she gets a Clean Slate reward for 25,000 XP just to clear her bad rep and a clean pass!

I made sure Yuuma ignores calls from them until she is cleared because if she goes to their parties, or get too close to the alleged original partner (about the radius of an entire lot), they will know that I stole her from them and will try to pounce me. I even made sure that the game does not force her to use a particular social that makes her admit that she is a cheater even though she didn’t actually met the Swains due to her "Good" trait, which would then cause me to retry the whole route. I hope I will remember this quick enough for future routes, especially the ones with romance-related traits and try to increase my Social and Romance sub-branch options. A similar thing happened to Hitarashi while I was romancing; the game suddenly punishes me with no notice, only an update on the sim's simology for not romancing my waifu quickly enough with a random townie, possibly an "inappropriate" nerdy schmuck.

I then fought said schmuck twice for attempting to steal my girl by decreasing the relationship in front of her, and then I leave him be and take the waifu back to safety a while later for storytelling purposes. He didn't swore revenge on me for the rest of the route because I gave him a life lesson. Eventually she stopped being a tsundere after about the fifth time during her route and she let me have her as a true wife. Had I left Hitarashi to her own devices for too long, she would eventually have someone else and fail the route, forcing me to retry.
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03-11-2019, 08:21 PM
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My brother's paying an old PS2 racing game, and either because of disk read errors or a multinational cast, the game seems to cycle between languages every time they trade taints. First in English, then Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and even Russian. Fancy that, amirite?

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03-19-2019, 02:41 PM
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i married the harvest goddess in harvest moon hero of leaf valley
how many people get to marry a goddess?

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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 really miss saints row, 2 and 3 were the best but it went downhill in 4, i really wish they release a new game someday, sillier than SR2 but more serious than SR3, kind of SR2.5

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All my human units died or were knocked out while I was raiding a UFO in Xenonauts, leaving me with only a single armoured car equipped with pulse lasers. And I couldn't get to the second floor where the last two aliens were curled up, because support vehicles can't climb stairs.
So I stormed the UFO with the car and started shooting the roof of the ground floor blindly, hoping to catch them in at least one of the blasts.

and it worked
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05-24-2019, 07:16 AM
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I see floating items in the air, some of which end up having glitched textures that can stretch for miles in one direction, objects like wheelbarrows that react violently to the laws of physics if you bump into them, and sometimes a dead enemy of huge size almost crushed me and have to get out of the way. Such is the way of vanilla Skyrim.

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05-24-2019, 12:21 PM
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Was playing AC 4 and a body ofa british soldier went flying off. After then played State of Decay 2 I hit a pole and my car went flying off

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