Questions tagged [video-games]

For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements. Questions about playing the game or the mechanics are off-topic here, but may be on topic at Arqade (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/). Use to either identify the media on a [story-identification] question or disambiguate works where the tag covers the game and its form in other media.

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Early 80s computer game, possibly called "Hobbit"

I can tell you straight away, it's NOT the 1982 illustrated text adventure "The Hobbit". This was out before that. It may even have been late 70s. What I remember: I played on a friend's computer. I ...
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PC game about a boy that uses a magic book while exploring different planets

I played this game when I was a kid so I probably misremember some of the details. What I do remember is that this boy wakes up and gets this enchanted book as a gift or something and throughout the ...
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Canon destiny of Fox father in the original SNES era games

Notice: this question is about the original Star Fox saga started in the SNES era. The recent Wii-U reboot seem to have changed some of the original plot - including the elements I am asking about. ...
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What is the REAL story behind the presence or absence of the spider level in different versions of The Immortal?

Continuing my series of hard-to-answer video game questions... One of my favorite fantasy video games when I was young was The Immortal. Wikipedia describes it as "an isometric action-adventure ...
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2000s-2010s RPG Maker zombie survival game (not combat-oriented)

I downloaded this three-part zombie RPG somewhere in 2015 or 2016. No idea how old it could have been. It was in 2D, probably made with RPG Maker, and I think I downloaded it on itch.io, so likely an ...
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Old PS2 or O.G. Xbox video game where a sorcerer takes control of armor

PS2 or O.G. Xbox game: Sorcerer has to take control of knight's armor that is on display to use to get across a bridge. The first mission starts off in a battle; you play as knight then though the ...
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PC game involving a dungeon, deadly traps, and a clockwork/robot girl

Somewhere around 8-10 years ago (around 2008-2010), I downloaded a number of Japanese games and tried to get them working on my machine. One of them, which came to mind recently, I never got working, ...
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How was Cortana going to detonate In Amber Clad's reactor?

In the beginning of the High Charity level of Halo 2: Cortana: "That structure, at the center of the city... it's a Forerunner Ship! And Truth is heading straight for it! If he leads the ...
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Early 2000s pc game identification: Killing alien in a town

I'm looking for a game which I played in the early 2000s. I only remember few things about the gameplay. It's a first person shooter, 3D, PC game where you have to kill aliens (not an alien game or a ...
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1996-2006 Point and Click Website with Arcimboldo Painting Puzzle

Platform: Web Genre: Puzzle/Point and Click Original Release: Yes Estimated year of release: 1996 to 2006 Audience: All. No nudity nor gore. Puzzles were solvable by kids but difficult. Locale: Text ...
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Early-to-mid 2000s PC game about a monster hunter with a strange staff

Some time time ago, probably in the early- to mid-2000s, I played a demo of a video game. It was on PC, in a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective with what was probably pretty good 3D graphics ...
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Early 00s maybe late 90s show about a boy that was to go into a videogame and meet with purple creature

I remeber watching this show about a kid that was able to get into a video game through a secret portal behind it, inside he would turn animated and had a purple dragon-ish looking friend, I also ...
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2D platformer PC game with time travel, portals and Ben 10-like animation

I need the name of a 2D platformer PC video game which was probably released between 2000-2010. The main characters are a teenage boy and a girl which I am sure of. It's an action/adventure themed ...
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What are Pajama Man's Superpowers?

In the video game "Pajama Sam", Pajama Sam idolizes a superhero named "Pajama Man". Other than that he's a superhero who wears pajamas, I don't recall any specific powers attributed to him. Do we ...
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Why doesn't Sarif discredit Picus?

We're shown that everything Adam sees and hears is, or at least can be recorded various times in the story. Well, Adam saw some pretty incriminating stuff in Picus' secret offices; even if we assume ...
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How did Conduits end up imprisoned after Infamous 2?

Infamous: Second Son takes place seven years after the events of Infamous 2, and during those years the United States formed a Department of Unified Protection (DUP) in order to imprison Conduits (who ...
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3D PC game where you could build a vehicle to collect containers (and parts) that would allow you to access more difficult areas

About 2010 (maybe earlier) I played a 3D PC game where you needed to navigate around a series of interconnected indoor areas with a range of platforms (at a wide variety of heights), long spindly ...
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Canonicity of "Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch" and "Return to Ringworld"

Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch and Return to Ringworld are two adventure games set in Known Space, published by Tsunami Media in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Broadly, they concern events some 20 ...
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Web game where a boy invents a device that lets him see tiny creatures made of electricity

I remember being a fan of these promotional animations for a web game which I can't find. The plot was that a boy invents a device for reading electricity but instead it allows him to see tiny ...
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Were we successful in Styx: Master of Shadows?

In the end of Styx: Master of Shadows we succeed in but it seems we are unsuccessful on many levels It seems like we failed our task, at least when it comes to the Is this what the plot is ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 Game involving managing a set of shops in a fantasy world

I have, unfortunately, forgotten a lot of these details, but somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s (we got the computer in mid elementary school, and I'm pretty sure this was before high ...
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Do my eyes deceive me, or is this the basis for the train station in Vigrid (from Bayonetta)?

Today I came across an image of the train station in Antwerp, Belgium. I then looked for a zoomed-out photo. Both very strongly remind me of the one in Vigrid visited by Bayonetta in the game of the ...
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Cartoon/puzzle mini games where the objective was to blow up a tower, kill someone etc

I found this franchise when it was around 2002-2006. It just keep stuck in my head until now. These are some points that I am sure of: I am sure it was not anime. It is more of like cartoon-style ...
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How did D&D-specific fantasy elements end up in Capcom's "The King of Dragons"?

This is a question about the fantasy background of a video game. In the 1990s, Capcom produced a large number of side-scrolling beat-em-up video games. Many of these had science fiction or fantasy ...
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In Half-Life 2, how many people would fit in an Combine APC?

In Half-Life 2 (original game or episodes), how many people would fit in an Combine APC? (Or, in other words, if the lore doesn't say anything, how many CP's or soldiers had been near an APC at most ...
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Does The Dig (1995) take place in the Star Wars universe?

In The Dig there is that alien lobster-monster. When discussing the evolution on the alien planet, a sentient alien says that "that one didn't evolve; it was made." (Or something like that. I don't ...
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Why would Sevestapol have a lot of panels that need to be cut open in an emergency?

The game Alien Isolation frequently uses control panels and sometimes ducts that need to be cut open with a plasma torch. Always painted on these panels is "Cut open in case of emergency" or some such ...
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Why did Hawkins destroy the Atlantis?

In "Unreal II: The Awakening", the destruction of the Atlantis is the opener to the plot twist, introducing However, if he tried to convince John Dalton (or the protagonist) to join his side (as ...
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Does anybody remember a Facebook game about a floating island and goblins?

I used to play this game around 2014-15 on Facebook but I neither remember the name nor its main goal. What I do remember is that you appeared on a floating island where a big goblin is standing doing ...
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Underworld layer in Heroes of Might and Magic III

Might and Magic has a great lore and HMM 2, MM6, HMM3, and MM7 follow a great story line (Kreegans, Ancients etc.). I wanted to ask about underground layers in Heroes of Might and Magic III. Is ...
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Short-story about a boy's obsession with a video game about war

I have been searching for so long now for the title of a short-story I read in the late 1990s, I think. Possibly early 2000s. The plot goes along something like this. There is a boy, I think he may ...
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What was Aken Bosch's actual objective?

In Freespace 2, Admiral Aken Bosch, leader of the rebel NTF, leads a crusade culminating in him seemingly joining with the Shivans. While the various cut-scenes make it sound like Bosch's motives were ...
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What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron?

What is the out-of-universe reason Bumblebee lost his voice in Fall of Cybertron? (It's his starting state: not an event that occurs mid-story.) I was originally curious what the in-universe reason ...
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In Rayman 2: The Great Escape, why doesn't the Fourth Mask of Polokus have a Guardian?

When I say the Fourth Mask of Polokus does not have a guardian, I mean the non-PlayStation 2 versions (in Rayman Revolution, there is a guardian: Grolem 13) (Rayman Revolution on the PS2 is ...
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Why didn't Kratos teleport himself and Titans directly on top of Mount Olympus?

In the end of God of War 2 video game, Kratos got the power to control time and space after he killed Sisters of Fate. And then, he used this power to teleport all Titans to his time at the bottom of ...
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Were the video games Renegade and Final Fight inspired by the film The Warriors?

I recently found out that the 1979 film The Warriors (which, while not a really great film, has had an enduring cult following) had a beat-'em-up video game based on it. In retrospect, the existence ...