The Lying Game

The Lying Game

The Lying Game

by Steve Napierski to Comics

“Final Fantasy is neither final nor a fantasy. Discuss.” ~ Linda Richman

How many lies have video games told us over the years? There’s so many that I’m not even sure I can think of them all in order to mention them here. A promise of cake in Portal is an obvious one. Instantaneous evolution in the Pok√©mon franchise is another. How about mushrooms will make you grow bigger? The only mushrooms I can think about with “special powers” might make you think you’re growing big, but they also might make you think you can see sound or that your hand is sentient entity onto itself. All lies.

I know I’ve only scratched the surface of video game falsehoods. So if you can think of any others I have missed, please don’t hesitate to share them below.

source: deviantART

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Marcus
    Marcus says:
    December 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I don’t know what this bothers me so much.. But up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start..!!

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      December 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Actually, neither select nor start are part of the actual code. Select is to toggle to two players and start is to choose your selection.

      • Marcus
        Marcus says:
        December 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

        Yes, that part can differ, but what made me shudder was the “A, B”.. ;)

        • Triaxx2
          Triaxx2 says:
          December 19, 2013 at 7:41 am #

          I see your objection and raise you TMNT III, where A,B was the correct sequence. Which is where I learned the code.

  2. WorMzy
    WorMzy says:
    December 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    *squints*

  3. Sky Render
    Sky Render says:
    December 20, 2013 at 2:40 am #

    If you trust video games, space is a horribly crowded, noisy mess of asteroid thickets where everyone in spaceships has infinite fuel and engages in absurd over-the-top dogfights, and anyone who gets near a planet is sucked down to the surface near-instantaneously. Of course, video games are hardly the only medium that tells that lie, but it is the only one where this mega-lie is reinforced with user interaction.