8 Video Game Mistakes You Should Make
Some video games generate nervous tension and unrest when the stakes are high, and a great game can immerse you in the action. This nervousness caused...
Some video games generate nervous tension and unrest when the stakes are high, and a great game can immerse you in the action. This nervousness caused by video games can often lead to mistakes when a decision appears on the screen or when a quick-time event is missed.
Now you have made an irreversible mistake and have no choice but to play the game with the consequences of your actions. Sometimes there are moments that make you believe you made a mistake, but in reality, you are playing right into the narrative of the story. Here are some examples of such moments in video games.
Spoiler warning for major choices in these games.
8 Interacting With Ramsay Snow In Game Of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series
Telltale Games are among the best episodic video games with a strong story, where you have the opportunity to influence the plot through a series of choices that directly affect the outcome of the game. When the Telltale game Game of Thrones was first released, featuring popular characters from the TV series portrayed by the same actors, it immediately became a hit among fans of the series and this genre of gaming.
In one of the episodes, the young Ethan Forrester has to receive Ramsay Snow, a prominent antagonist from the series. You decide how Ethan interacts with Ramsay, and when Ramsay threatens one of his siblings, there is an opportunity to stand up for them in defense. However, this decision results in Ethan being killed, and you might think that you made a mistake and lost one of your characters. But that is not the case. This mistake is meant to drive the game's storyline forward, as Ethan is destined to not survive his encounter with Ramsay Snow regardless of your decision.
7 Listening To Roman Or Kate In GTA 4
GTA 4 is one of the most popular games in the GTA series and, in fact, one of the most successful games in its genre to this day. It is set in the fictional city of Liberty City and follows Niko Bellic, a foreign mobster who arrives in the city to meet his cousin Roman and seek a better life. Towards the end of the game, when it comes to the final adversary, Niko receives two different pieces of advice from Roman and Kate. Therefore, follow Roman's advice and choose peace.
You will experience a happy ending sequence where Niko is seen at Roman's wedding. However, the festivities quickly take a bitter turn when an assassin hired by the enemy you spared storms the wedding and attempts to take Niko's life but fails, instead fatally injuring Roman. Upon replaying the game, you will discover that choosing Kate's advice will ultimately lead to her death, so every choice you make is a mistake that you were destined to make.
6 The Golden Butterfly Case In L.A Noire
L.A. Noire is a decision-based adventure and mystery game where you step into the role of a detective to solve cases and bring perpetrators to justice. In one of the missions, you have to unravel who is behind the brutal murder of a woman.
The two main suspects are her husband, Moller, and the former convict, Rooney. There is sufficient evidence to convict one of the two men, but it can only be one of them. Whichever man you convict will be innocent, and the true murderer will be revealed later in the game. This wrongful conviction is intended to happen and has been built into the game to advance the storyline.
5 Saving Chloe And Dooming Arcadia Bay In Life Is Strange
Life is Strange is an episodic game where decisions play a role. You take on the role of Maxine Caulfield, a teenager who discovers she can manipulate time. She must use this ability to solve a mystery in her small town of Arcadia Bay, together with her best friend Chloe.
In one of the episodes, Chloe is killed, and you are given the choice to travel back in time and save her, which you would naturally do. However, at the end of the game, it is revealed that saving Chloe is a mistake that could lead to the destruction of the town unless you travel back in time and let her die. This mistake was intended from the beginning, as it unfolds in the most significant decision of the game: save Chloe or sacrifice her for the entire town.
4 Infamous 2 Endgame
Infamous 2 follows the protagonist Cole MacGrath, a conduit, as he tries to enhance his abilities to confront the main antagonist of the game, the Beast. During the final mission, you learn shocking information about the Beast, which presents two choices before you. After discovering who the Beast is and the motives behind its actions, Cole must make a decision.
Suppose you decide to sacrifice Cole's life and save humanity. However, this will lead to the death of all his fellow conduits, which may seem like a mistake. However, if you go back and replay the choice, you will discover that the alternative option results in the death of an unspecified number of people. Both decisions have serious consequences that drive the plot of the story forward.
3 Choosing A Side In Far Cry 4
The Far Cry series is a popular and highly acclaimed video game franchise with stories that often put you in challenging decision-based situations that shape the course of the narrative. In Far Cry 4, you are thrown into a rebel group led by two generals, fighting against the tyrannical rule of the king.
During the game, you are presented with various opportunities to decide which of the rebel leaders will receive your full support and take control of the nation after the war's end. No matter which choice you make, it will feel like you have made a mistake, as both rebel leaders have hidden intentions of becoming some form of dictator in the nation. If you go back and choose the other option, you will realize that there are no good options. There is only the plot.
2 The Whispering Hillock Mission In The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
The Witcher game series is popular and has achieved considerable success since the release of the first game. While playing the third installment, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you will encounter a mission with a unique choice. You must decide whether to free a spirit trapped in a tree or destroy it.
If you choose to destroy the spirit, it will lead to the unfortunate death of some missing children and make you believe that your choice was a mistake. However, if you go back and choose the other option, you will discover that it unleashes a different tragedy. Regardless of your choice, the story will progress in the face of an inevitable tragedy.
1 Handling Lee's Bite Wound In Telltale's The Walking Dead
Telltale's The Walking Dead is one of the most popular choice-based games of all time. It follows the story of Lee and Clementine, an unlikely duo who come together after the outbreak of the walker virus and form a strong father-daughter bond. In the final act of the game, Lee is separated from Clementine and, while searching for her, gets bitten on the hand by a walker.
The game then offers you the option to cut off Lee's hand to slow down or stop the spread of the virus. If you choose to remove the infected arm, the outcome will be the same, and Lee will inevitably die. However, cutting off the arm is a mistake you are meant to make, as it makes the endgame more challenging and unlocks additional dialogues.