Trololo Talks: Predicting The Future (In Games)

May 15, 2013

Hey everyone! Episode 2 of Trololo talks now, this week we will be discussing predicting the future in games! (a.k.a. predictable moments)

So, if you’ve ever played a video game on any device, be it PS Vita, PC, Xbox 360, and even your Mac……. Actually, you can’t play games on a Mac, can you?

What I really mean, is predictable, a ‘seeing-something-from-a-mile-away’ moment in a game. When I first got Uncharted 2, I wasn’t hoping for much with the game, the opening sequence was predicting a hell. I thought to myself ‘Well that boulder is going to fall’.

This is what I mean.

There aren’t any spoilers, this is the opening scene of the game.

Apart from the opening chapter, I loved the whole game. It is still up there in my top 5 games, if you haven’t played it I really suggest you do.

You will know that in any game, there is a moment in EVERY game you know what’s about to come next. Here’s a few examples of what I’ve experienced:
•Walking over an old wooden bridge suspended hundreds of metres above a river? Yep. It totally won’t break.
Culprit: Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

•Hitching a ride on a train? What’s that? Something’s in the way? No, really?
Culprit: Telltale’s The Walking Dead

•Running away from enemies? Don’t worry. You’ll trip.
Culprit: Telltale’s The Walking Dead

• Just finished a major boss battle? He’ll come back later, twice as powerful, just you wait.
Culprit: All Final Fantasy games.

•Cousin’s got a problem with loan sharks? As soon as you turn you back they’ll be there, beating the crap out of him.
Culprit: Grand Theft Auto IV

And another one thrown in just for good measure;

•Sliding down something that you’ll go launching off into your death? You’ll grab onto the ledge just it time. Don’t worry, you’ll be safe.  
Culprit: Tomb Raider (2013)

Obviously these predictable moments aren’t exclusive to that game (maybe apart from the GTA IV one)  but these are the games that I’ve noticed them.

So, I want to know, in what game were YOU able to predict the future?

You can comment on your predictable gaming experiences below, or on the /talk forums here.

How many times did you fight this guy? (Barthandelus – Final Fantasy 13)


No Nintendoheads were meant to be offended in the making of this article.


I know I said this Trololo talks would be on pet peeves, but I forgot and started writing this one instead.

Apart from Pet Peeves, I’ve ran out of ideas! So there’s only 1 month left of Trololo talks. Unless you, the Wololo community is willing to chip in and suggest topics for it! :)

If you don’t understand the picture above, it is a Pokémon reference of the Pokémon named Psyduck. His name has ‘psy’, for psychic (no, not the Korean singer) That’s the joke.

This song has been banned in South Korea by the state broadcaster KBS, why? Well at the beginning he kicked over a cone that said ‘no parking’. Yep.

I have a theory, that if the next Xbox is called the Xbox Infinity, that the next-next Xbox will be called Xbox: Infinity and Beyond!

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