So, this was on my mind lately, as I randomly remembered this dude on a certain other board for Super Smash Bros. Melee… I may even still have his posts saved in an old Word file. This guy claimed “I got a ‘No Damage Clear’ on Very Hard All Star mode with Pichu.” This wonderful memory just randomly hit me the other day, and I was laughing again as if I had just read his post for the first time. It might be one of the most ridiculous claims I’ve ever heard…ranking right up there with my old pal “Dumbass” saying his copy of Mortal Kombat II on SNES started doing some MK3 things like displaying a combo counter + damage % on the screen, or characters running, etc. Anyway, back to the Melee fan…I haven’t even played that shit in years, but here’s a quick rundown on why it’s such wildly unbelievable bullshit:
-I recall All-Star mode lasting for quite awhile…there’s a LOT of fighting going on in there…yet he claims he made it through untouched? Yeah, ok. *edit—oh, and keep in mind that you have to fight MULTIPLE characters at the same time in this mode. It’s you vs. 2 or more enemies + stage hazards + the threat of your own moves causing damage. No Damage Clear? Yeah, ok. He’s also incredibly weak, if I recall…so it will take that much longer to score a “KO” on your opponents.
-…too bad Pichu has the absolute WORST range I’ve seen in the entire history of fighting games (*or “games that involve fighting”, since some folks here are incredibly picky about what goes in which genre…despite what common sense and reality says.) Really, I’ve never seen a character with worse range than that. It’s like a baby that was born with no arms and legs, trying to punch someone with an imaginary fist. Yeah, Pichu = Garbage.
-…too bad this sad-sack excuse for a character also hurts itself with most of his own attacks. How stupid is that? So, we’re expected to believe this character that hurts itself with most of its moveset can somehow make it through what is naturally the most difficult mode of the game (*on the hardest difficulty setting) without taking damage? Yeah, sure. I think the last stage was Mr. Game & Watch, which also had random objects falling from the sky, so you’re bound to take damage on this and other stage hazards or the opponents…or in Pichu’s case…your own moves. Nigga please.
Of course the guy refused to show proof when people challenged his bullshit.
Even with the advent of achievements and trophies, I’ve still known people to just flat out lie about something in a game, despite their achievement/trophy list clearly proving that they DIDN’T do what they’re claiming. Sheeeit, taking it back… I also remember people claiming Al Bundy was a secret character in MK3, and that Guile could pull a gun out of his boot and shoot his opponent for the instant win in SF2. Occasionally there’s bullshit straight from the companies…e.g.–> Nintendo, in the early days of the DS: “…DS is just a ‘third pillar’…” (aka, the “In case this shit fails…” strategy.)
Any good ones from the modern era of gaming? Discuss…