The Most Dumbest Things In Modern Video Games
Coincidence, a developer’s get-out-of-jail-free card. When something needs to happen that can’t be explained naturally and told through plausible scenarios, out comes coincidence. Why does that happen? Why does a certain character appear at a certain time in a certain place?
Meagan Foster’s Sudden Appearance – Dishonored 2
Picture the scene: The palace is under attack by a foreign enemy, the city overrun with traitors and a magical claimant to the throne has cast you out into the world. The world has turned against you and you need to use all your skills and abilities to escape the city of your home and get to relative safety…
Nope, there just so happens to a boat waiting for you, with a key ally who arrived at the exact same time everything went wrong.
I can’t be the only one who loaded up Dishonored 2 and was immediately suspicious of how Meagan Foster arrived just in time to save you. It’s bizarre that she arrives exactly when she did, and the unlikeliness of the situation had me waiting on the edge of my seat for a betrayal.
But no, it was all just a coincidence – one that could’ve been fixed remarkably easily. Just have the main character hide away for a day or two in Dunwall, before receiving word of a ship captain who is looking for you; similar to the start of the first game where Corvo was in prison to allow the loyalist conspiracy to take form.
But hey, as long as we get to stab a line of nameless necks, they can go about making whatever narrative choices they make. Just as long as they don’t do something really stupid, like give Corvo the opportunity to betray his daughter – the only person he ever loved and cared about, and the person he kill
Historical Figures – Assassin’s Creed
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