Gaming Moments That Make You Feel Like DSP - C'mon, Man!

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Few times in a Souls game. One example: pretty much accusing the game of being a cheap bastard when you know going to an item is a death sentence unless you actually got rid of the enemy waiting for you to come out. Another example is fighting Midr a few times. At one point in his boss fight, my whole focus got out of balance I more or less was open to getting damaged before either dying or using a coiled sword fragment to escape. One final example is accusing an ingame enemy of being cheap bastard when in reality, like with Midr, I more or less lost focus and just accused the game of being a dick when it was my fault in reality.
 

Ravelord

How quickly the tide turns
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All the deaths in Binding of Isaac where I killed myself with Ipecac/Bob's Brain/My own bomb. Not changing the battle speed (only affect enemies) in FF IV (Steam, which is the DS versions without Whyt), which meant dying a lot to Golbez. I might have some more, but those are the ones that come off the top of my head right now.
 

American Lollinator Mace

Dykes! Dykes! PUSSY!!!
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At least those were bosses. When I first started Bloodborne I couldn't figure out how to equip my cleaver or gun- I completely missed the left and right hand slots, and of course the "use" button on the main item page was grayed out. I came to the conclusion the game was making me fight the first werewolf barehanded, and after I defeated it it would "unlock" my weapons, so I spent hours dying before I finally karate chopped my way to victory and... a still grayed out "use" button. I ended up having to look online :oops:
Karate-chopping a werewolf to death sounds pretty fucking metal, my friend.
Anyway, I couldn't figure out how Crest Graphs worked in Wild Arms. This is the first time I have ever played a Wild Arms game. My best friend got me into playing old PS1 JRPGs recently. He's so great, I want to buy him a pony.
I was playing Cecelia's route in the prologue and picked up one Crest Graph; I went to the dude who does them in the Abbey, saw that there were already one white magic and one black magic already filled out, and figured that each Crest Graph I had was for one white magic and one black magic and that was it.
This made the Nelgaul fight in the Sealed Library...fun...at level 1. I don't know how they did it, but the first dungeon for the chick wasn't paced well. We went from fighting one enemy at a time immediately to three, and the enemies were already doing disease...to a level one mage. Lovely. I died a lot, then ran away from any fight that included the disease-causing bastards. Which, toward the end of the end of that dungeon, meant all of them. So Cecelia got no XP for those fights.
We wandered into the boss room not knowing what was happening. Best friend played this decades ago, but forgot most everything about it.
So level 1 Cecelia versus this huge boss. Had to use our only Magic Carrot to replenish MP, but I barely squeezed by nailing the blue fuzzy bastard. The Shield spell makes this a cakewalk, but like I said, I thought Crest Graphs didn't work the way they actually do, so...yeah. No Shield for me.
There's my DSP moment, guys. Feel free to mock.
 

ChickenSkinBeanbag

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The knight in Titan Souls while trying to break all of the pillars. I kept getting hit by arrows that I swear I had dodged and I stopped playing when I caught myself saying "WHAT? I WAS ROLLING OUT OF THE WAY"
 

Wraith

Made pure again from the hardest game on earth.
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Being an old nut, my first "gaming" machine was an old DOS computer from back in the day. I used to buy pretty much anything Sierra and Microprose put out. I got a hold of an action RPG called Zeliard. I think this was Metroidvania before Metroidvania was claiming that a man was nothing but a pile of secrets.
Anyhow the game is hard for only one reason, the mazes. It starts out handleable, and then descends in some places to Phantasy Star 2 level of mean. I came close to beating it, and at the last level hit a dead end. I couldn't figure out where to go for a wicked long time. I even contacted the company and they sent me a photocopied map of the game with the paths you were supposed to take that stopped about level six (the game had I think 8 main staging areas. Thanks for nothing Sierra customer service.)
Turns out one villager said something that I didn't know applied. When you make it to a certain place, take a leap of faith. In this game there were invisible walls and invisible drafts that took you places and at times threw you back to re-traverse areas. I got to the place where I was stuck and for a long time just had no idea what to do when... I hit the upper-left combination for a jump. The hidden draft grabbed my little dude and threw me through a wall to the last parts of the game, which I aced. (I should have. I was so wondering what to do that I unintentionally grinded my little dude's ass off.)
I felt like such a doof for a long time after that.
 

AnOminous

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I generally only feel like DSP if I fuck up, get wrecked, then rage and yell and get mad at the game, then later realize how stupid the mistake I made was.

Once I do that, I stop feeling like DSP, because he never realizes he fucked up.

There is one solution for feeling like DSP.

And that's git gud.
 

TheImportantFart

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When I was about 9 years old, I played my first Pokemon game - Sapphire Version. I managed to get through the game fine until I got to Slateport City and had to get into the museum. I couldn't work out how to get past the queue of Team Aqua thugs and a friend of mine (I don't know if he was trolling or legitimately didn't remember how to do it himself) said I had to stand in the queue and wait for everyone to go in.

I spent about a week with my character standing in line waiting to go in. I didn't have a Gameboy Advance SP at the time, just an Advance so I couldn't leave it charging. I wasted so many batteries doing this stupid exercise.

Eventually I got sick of waiting and decided to talk to random people. One of them happened to be the person I needed to speak to to progress the story and I managed to get into the museum.

I was a very stupid kid.
 

Ginger Piglet

Burglar of Jess Phillips MP
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Death by hubris during an Elite: Dangerous session about a year and a half back. It was a Saturday and I wanted to go and get some lunch but though, no, I'm not leaving my space-faring alter ego dangling in zero gravity, I'm gonna land first.

Jumped into a new system with a big, hot blue star and noticed it had a yuge, and I mean YUGE, metal-rich planet orbiting about it. With rings too. I set course, aimed for it, and thought, right, this looks like a nice spot. Got into orbital cruise and noticed that it was very flat. Floored the throttle and came in at a nice gliding angle. I only then noticed when I'd slowed down to an altitude of 7.5 km that the surface gravity was showing as 4.52 G.

Ohshit.png

Okay, let's take it nice and slow. Drop the throttle to zero and thrust upwards. Hold... altitude falling still? And I'm still doing 320 m/s straight down?

Squeakybum.exe

Realise it's too late and flip into pointing straight up and hit the boosters with throttle at max. DOOOoooo.... fffssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! And I'm saf-

CLANG! as I bounce off the surface of the planet, reducing hull integrity to 3%. "Module malfunction," says the voice. "Thrusters disabled."

This is gonna suck.

Gravity reasserts itself and I crash horribly seconds later. My first reaction is to laugh uproariously at myself for about five minutes, then realise that I was on the way back from a 21,000 LY exploration trip to the south-eastern galactic rim. All that data lost because I was thinking about sandwiches.
 

Morose_Obesity

Let white people enjoy things
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I’m shitty at escort/stealth missions. So I used a level select cheat to get past those parts in the original Syphon Filter. I beat all the other levels, though.
 

Gordon Cole

Yep, he's dead
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Seeing how whenever I come into contact with any puzzle game that requires me to think I go full exceptional, I have fond memories of all but bumbling my way through the second and third Professor Layton games. So many answers were staring me in the face that I ignored until it was too late.

8 years ago I was doing the endless setlist achievement for Rock Band 2 where you play every song through one by one (about 6 hours) and I couldn't pass this song. It was one of the last songs to do and I got so pissed after trying for several hours straight (which was physically exhausting because of how fast the song is) that I smashed my controller. It's the only time I've ever proper raged at a game.
Tbf Visions is hot garbage.
 

Smashjitzu

Still "WORKIN' ON IT!".
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I had one of these moments while playing Fallout: New Vegas recently. I was headed to Lieutenant Hayes's tent in Primm when an explosion went up in front of me. Confused, I carried on...only to find myself in front of another explosion.

I then realized I forgot to check for traps.

There are three rules early in New Vegas;
1. Stick to the roads.
2. Be aware of karma and reputation.
3. Always check for traps.
 

AnOminous

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I'm slowly slogging through Darkest Dungeon, and my current task is killing the Wizened Hag, a fairly early on boss in the Weald, a sort of haunted wood filled with horrors. She's a giant witch and like most party-based games, the party and enemies are sorted into ranks. The Hag herself takes up the back two rows, but in front, she has a huge pot. Her first attack is always to throw a party member into the huge pot and boil them to death. They stay in there helpless until released by causing damage to the pot, which dumps them back out (the pot itself is indestructible). Next turn, she throws in someone else.

Anyway, the first time I encountered this bitch, I had just lost my Vestal (the game's main healer class) and didn't expect to win with just three and no healing. So I just went in to see what this thing actually did intending to run if it didn't go well (it didn't). But I did now know the general behavior and characteristics of this boss.

So I go and put together a new party to take another swing. I put together a brutal crew of my two highest level Crusaders, a Highwayman, and a Vestal.

Why was this stupid and DSP-like? Because none of them had ranged attacks except for a super weak pistol shot attack the Highwayman has. So basically I could do no damage to the bitch. I ran away after still actually taking half her HP despite this, when everyone was basically at death's door and insane and ragequit for the day.

Now I'm just leveling up some ranged killers since I want to send in a massively OP party to stomp this bitch.
 

Whatisgoingon

Delgado Bee, Pronouns are Hoss and Hoss-self
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So, my brother and I just played through Sonic Forces on separate copies and consoles, and the final boss took him around eight minutes, but it took me over 30 minutes. I feel like a tard spending that long on a kids game.
 

Elysian

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Back in the day I played the shit out of Dragon Quest IX and I swear I had an A++ team, but I still couldn't get past this boss.

I've been contemplating going back and trying to do it again but the fact that you can't 100% the game anymore due to the servers being kill annoys me so I might just wait until it's old enough to get some sort of remaster/virtual console release that just unlocks all the online stuff from the start or makes it into an offline in-game store or whatever.
 

c-no

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Nioh. While I do play a lightpy armored guy and later stages are hell, I do feel there were many cheap deaths. Nevertheless, DSP moments I can recall: fight the guy that floats with two katanas without killing a tanky amrita fiend. Another is not fighting the final orochi head with the cannon I had. Expect a 1st time death against the Japanese hydra. Finally there is fighting the giant sea blob. Didn't know fire was a weakness until I approached the buff halfway in the fight on another attempt.
 

Burned Man

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Nioh. While I do play a lightpy armored guy and later stages are hell, I do feel there were many cheap deaths. Nevertheless, DSP moments I can recall: fight the guy that floats with two katanas without killing a tanky amrita fiend. Another is not fighting the final orochi head with the cannon I had. Expect a 1st time death against the Japanese hydra. Finally there is fighting the giant sea blob. Didn't know fire was a weakness until I approached the buff halfway in the fight on another attempt.
Yeah the Blob got me a lot too. The stage has a bunch of pits its easy to fall into and he has a one shot laser move that he can pull pretty fast with little telegraphs. On top of that you have to make a choice in the fight, you can use the 3 fires you lit to either buff your weapon for massive fire damage boosts or keep them lit to stop additional enemies from joining in on the fight. Its also still decently early in the game so you are still getting used to the game at that point. I think its safe to say that everyone will have some trouble on the blob.
 

spigot the bear

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My entire playthrough of TWWII. Every time im playing defensively and i drag my army to some place the other corner of my empire gets raided/captured and every time im playing agressively i can never suppress the excess public order coming from all the occupying and raiding im doing.
 

Malagor the dank omen

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Yeah the Blob got me a lot too. The stage has a bunch of pits its easy to fall into and he has a one shot laser move that he can pull pretty fast with little telegraphs. On top of that you have to make a choice in the fight, you can use the 3 fires you lit to either buff your weapon for massive fire damage boosts or keep them lit to stop additional enemies from joining in on the fight. Its also still decently early in the game so you are still getting used to the game at that point. I think its safe to say that everyone will have some trouble on the blob.
The best way to deal with the Umibozu is using the fire spewing masks. They deal roughly 3K damage if you manage to get the 3 waves of fire on it. It's amazing that in Nioh consumables are actually worth something unlike in Dark Souls, where you only need Estus and Weed.

Some of the moments that made me feel like DSP where the first time i played Sekiro and i fought the Headless. Those guys that you cannot hurt unless you use Divine Confetti and i fought them at the beginning of the game thinking that i was just too weak to deal with them. And later the Armored warrior, the guy that you cannot kill unless you knock him off the bridge with your deathblow.
 
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