Tiny insignificant details in games that really impressed you

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If you hold down the Fire Missile button in most Ace Combat games (including 7, the most commonly owned on this forum), the camera will follow the missile until it hits its target or you let go of the button. This also works for special weapons like air-to-ground bombs. You won't be able to get away with this all the time, since you still have to avoid enemy attacks and crashing into the terrain, but it's really cool to watch when you're in a stable enough position to.
Curious, but can you still independently control your fighter while in the missle cam? I'm guessing it doesn't disable all the other inputs, it's just moving the POV to a different location yes?
 

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Something that I liked in an old game from...I think PS2 days. Vagrant Story.

It's a huge spoiler for...well the entire plot of the game, so I'll blur it.

The fact that the badguy at the end, is actually not a "Bad Guy", but is basically the vessel for a very dark power, and he's trying to get rid of it, as he's grown weary of wielding it. So the entire game, his cliche supervillain "Join me! and you will know power unimaginable!!" was a ruse, a test, because he didn't want to give it to someone who would be a monster with it. So the fact that you were constantly defying him, resisting his temptations, and staying virtuous, made you the PERFECT person he was looking for. So in the end, you defeat him, and take on the mantle of the dark power, confident that you will show restraint in using it. It's very much like that Heath Ledger film The Order, as far as motivation of the antagonist.

I just really enjoyed it.
 

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Curious, but can you still independently control your fighter while in the missle cam? I'm guessing it doesn't disable all the other inputs, it's just moving the POV to a different location yes?
You can still control your plane as normal, I believe, but it's difficult to do well when you can't see your plane or where it's going, so normally it's only safe to use the weapon tracking cam when you're able to fly straight and level, which isn't very often.
 
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Dark Souls 3.

It's a Dark Souls, so there's a lot of details implicitly put into the game. One thing I kinda dug in the first real area of the game, the High Wall of Lothric. In some areas, you can find dead dudes(Lothric Knights?) in armor lying on the ground or propped up against a wall. Not particularly interesting until you(or something else) hits the armor and it promptly falls apart like it's empty.

For me, that was cool because while it's clear Lothric is a post-collapse shitshow, the fact the corpses have been there so long as to have decayed enough to have either reduced to dust or completely fallen apart. This is doubly impressive because Lothric is a land where the dead walk and presumably few die permanently, so they've presumably died or it's been that long so much that they stayed dead and then turned to dust/ash. So yeah, Lothric has apparently been collapsing/collapsed for a LONG, LONG time by the time you show up.
 
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In the fifth case of Danganronpa 2, for the first time in the series, you have to vote for the killer yourself once the trial is concluded, just to make it hurt even more. Rather than simply watching them get convicted like usual, you have to convict them yourself - and the game won't move on until you do.

Also the music from their execution is used in a minigame in Danganronpa V3, so that's kinda cool too.
 

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Dark Souls 3.

It's a Dark Souls, so there's a lot of details implicitly put into the game. One thing I kinda dug in the first real area of the game, the High Wall of Lothric. In some areas, you can find dead dudes(Lothric Knights?) in armor lying on the ground or propped up against a wall. Not particularly interesting until you(or something else) hits the armor and it promptly falls apart like it's empty.

For me, that was cool because while it's clear Lothric is a post-collapse shitshow, the fact the corpses have been there so long as to have decayed enough to have either reduced to dust or completely fallen apart. This is doubtly impressive because Lotrhic is a land where the dead walk and presumably few die permenatly, so they've presumably died or it's been that long so much that they stayed dead and then turned to dust/ash. So yeah, Lotrhic has apparently been collapsing/collapsed for a LONG, LONG time by the time you show up.
Yeah the light is barely lit in Soulsland by the third game, to the point it’s a wonder anyone’s still around. As one might expect, this death and decay theme really sinks in with the culmination of the Ringed City leading up to the final boss, and it does so beautifully.
This video has a ton of details I totally missed, but there is spoilery stuff so perhaps bookmark it for when you’re done.

In other news, it’s been years since I played it but apparently Undead Nightmare has some historical flare -

Seeing as how you’ve more recently finished the game, maybe it’s still fresh enough to recall some of these details better.
 
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Yeah the light is barely lit in Soulsland by the third game, to the point it’s a wonder anyone’s still around. As one might expect, this death and decay theme really sinks in with the culmination of the Ringed City leading up to the final boss, and it does so beautifully.
This video has a ton of details I totally missed, but there is spoilery stuff so perhaps bookmark it for when you’re done.

In other news, it’s been years since I played it but apparently Undead Nightmare has some historical flare -

Seeing as how you’ve more recently finished the game, maybe it’s still fresh enough to recall some of these details better.
The red dead video is pretty spot on. I didn't bother so much with the horses but I did enjoy the Bigfoot mission.

"You eat babies!"
"WE EAT BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS!"
 

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Dear ol’ Arthur wouldn’t stand a chance playing Mileena in a game of Five Finger Fillet -



Also, in a somewhat morbid jab at Sis Kitana’s throne intro -

 

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Who would’ve thought the mask one would end up being so relevant.

Also, if you’ve ever run into the preacher and dismissed him as yet another tropey lunatic -

 
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So I'm playing trails of cold steel 4 and like with every classic turn based Jrpg there's a winpose fanfare after each fight.

Well, in this game you have certain team moves you can do, and if you score the winning hit with such a move the participating duo of characters will have a unique winpose dialogue snippet during the winpose fanfare screen.

Now, it might be a minor thing, but when the game spans 9 Jrpgs worth of characters (we're at around 30 characters give or take a couple that each has had tens of hours of character development, some were old enemies, some were kids who grew up and joined the fight later, one of em is a cat, tons of stuff!), and brings them all together in an epic conclusion for the tetralogy that is Cold Steel, and EACH combination of two people has an individualized winpose fanfare dialoge....and when those dialogues CHANGE over time as the chars' bonds and relationships change based on the plot...what starts unwinding from a minor system that you pay no attention to initially, it is a pretty hefty storytelling device. I find myself using varied party member combinations to just explore all those winpose dialogues. It even affects my strategy because I end up planning out my fights to have specific teams score the killing hit.

And at the same time, compared to every other thing in the game and how very fleshed out everything in the game is, it still is only but a minor thing.
 
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