In this thread "Game mechanics and stuff you didn't knew about until several playthroughs"
>Snake will do a combo In MGS4 if you press the R1 repeatedly, pressing the button with more pressure after the second hit will make Snake hit the guard with his knee.
Not really something I found through multiple playthroughs but back when DMC3 was released I played it at least 2 hours every day when I got in from school for 2-3 years without knowing that jump cancelling was even a concept until YouTube told me.
I was like 10 when I got it.
I didn't knew how to get past the spiderweb in the Deku Tree until I played it on the Gamecube.
I didn't knew that putting on a different facecamo in Act 3 of MGS4 allows you to walk past the guards without raising suspicion
Shaking your PS3 controller gets rid of the currently used texture of Octocamo.
This also works during cutscenes.
Holy shit, seriously? I've put like 200 hours into those fucking games and never knew about this.
That was a cool feature. I found out about it when I mashed the use button in panic to heal before I get hit.
Of course, this was probably only later in-game when it actually wasn't a waste to drink twice in one go.
I thought scouts were a useless gimmik in Hyperdimension Neptunia V.
I've spent hours randomly grinding while trying to fing the quest objectives.
I've tried them once, they didn't do anything useful so I stopped.
I am retarded sometimes. I grinded to level 30 in chapter 2 because "USE THE FUCKING SCOUTS, DON'T FUCKING TRY TO FIGHT THE METAL DOGOOS YOU FAGGOT" apparently wasn't clear enough.
In Mario Galaxy you can spin while crouching, and Mario will sweep his foot out in front of him. You can also spin just before a ground-pound, and he will home in on an enemy and slam them with his feet.
Are you kidding me right now? I wasted so much time drinking in that game.
It's more on part of my dumbassness
>I never really knew how to CQC or hold people in MGS3, I was taken aback by the fact that unlike MGS2 where I think you could grab people into a chokehold with just fists, you needed something that had CQC.
>I never really used anything like radars in MGS3, I never knew I had them on my first playthrough in MGS3
>I died so many times at The Fear before realizing I could use heat vision goggles and hide behind a tree.
In Total Annihilation:Kingdoms, the Tarosian monarch Lokken can make himself invisible. Though this ability is not represented in the UI (since his three spell slots are filled with the usual monarch spells), pressing 'n' will turn Lokken invisible, just as with the assassins of Aramon.
Yeah I did, want to fight about it?
I don't regret it at all. At that time I'd always go crazy with the console and ruin the game in a flurry of god mode fuckery. I'm glad I was limited to glitches like escaping as a baby and hopping through rubble to get into the citadel immediately, and also the searching corpses through walls trick with the camera focus.
You seem upset, faggot. It's not my fault that fags play games without mods.
Also in TA:Kingdoms. the Aramon monarch Elsin can raise dead units (including enemy builders), while the Dark Priests of Taros can only transform corpses into ghouls. In the Iron Plague expansion pack, the Creonite Chief Engineers can turn corpses into automatons.
In Metal Gear Solid 1, holding Square + X while running allows you to shoot the SOCOM while moving. The game doesn't hint at this even once, except for a tiny demonstration bit (if you complete all the VR Missions).
Also, remember when Miller told you about moving over grated surfaces? He was actually telling you to press a direction in the d-pad repeatedly, instead of holding it. It works.
I don't understand this. Did you people skip the tutorial?
Even then, did you somehow not press attack towards an enemy and wonder GEE I WONDER WHY RAIDEN IS GOING INTO A PARRY STANCE
Graphics enthusiast is not the same as a video game enthusiast.
As an idort I can safely say
Its a god damn video game man.
In Ace Combat Zero, you actually have to wait until the word SHOOT appears on your HUD to fire a missile with 100% accuracy. If you only go by the Lock-On sounds and lights, you'll miss a lot.
I've gone up to stage 18 without knowing it. I wasted an average of 50 missile every stage. After realizing that, I didn't waste even 1.
>you can fast travel in Xenoblade on the classic controller by pressing -
>you can just press spacebar to do nothing for a turn in civ
>you can hold b in kirby returns to dreamland to block
>if you crouch and flick the wii mote in SMG mario does a kick and if he's a bee he has honey come out when he spins
Some people don't read manuals, or play the tutorials, or read the tips shoved down your throat all the way up to Bladewolf. Some people are natural retards.
The first time I played VTMB, I played as a Malkavian, and on top of it I'm not a native english speaker, so I didn't even notice that there was a tutorial.
I made my way through most of the first hub just by feeding and sneaking
If you don't want to be raped you have to go back to the last dungeon and grind a bit and go back and face the optional boss.
Its useful in that situation.
In P3FES auto attacking isn't too bad most of the time since your AI partners already help you.
Not that anon, but the issue is the tutorial just says "do a light attack in the direction of the enemy" which (to me) implies I can hold the stick in that direction and press L.Atk every time I want to parry. It never mentions the stick has to be reset for each successive parry.
I figured out how to parry, but I could never figure out why it only worked like 10% of the time, and only with the first attack of an enemy's combo. Later on I figured out it's because I was standing still, with the stick neutral.
I knew about that, but I find it's such a small icon that I barely notice it. I just fire on instinct and I usually hit. My instincts tend to line up with the SHOOT indicator.
>you can fly in pokemon blue and red
In my defense it was decently hidden.
Also when I did get it I was confused why it was an HM because it didn't do anything special for me because the only flying pokemon I had was Charizard so I assumed it was just a standard move that Gamefreak was nice enough to let use re-use on all pokemon.
I'm not sure if you're implying I didn't make it past the first puzzle, or if you're "congratulating" me for making it past it.
Either way, I was saying how I beat the game, then heard about Saur's videos and realized how in depth the combat really was.