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Descriptive defeats

Video game concept

Includes unusually detailed and/or descriptive defeat (or death) sequences for the protagonist.

63
games
31
platforms

Alternate names: Descriptive deaths, Detailed death sequences, Detailed defeat sequences

The first video game about Descriptive defeats was released in 1983.

ReadySoft, Digital Leisure and Interplay has published most of these games

Instead of the player exploding into bloody gibs, falling to ground, screen fading to black, or some other generic death. The player is "rewarded" with unusually descriptive sequences, animations or other similar things that make the deaths unique in their own twisted way. This makes dying actually fun to watch, since it's different with each method of dying (sometimes even with the same one).

With sufficiently advanced simulation, specifically creating each of these becomes unnecessary.

Platforms

Windows 6
MS-DOS 6
Linux 6
Atari ST 4
DVD player 4
Amiga 3
Mac OS Classic 3
custom 3
PS 3
Jaguar 2
Mac OS X 2
3DO 2
Mobile 1
Atari 400/800 1
Mega-CD 1
BSD 1
Unix 1
Apple IIGS 1
Pandora 1
Apple II E 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
NEC PC8801 1
C64 1
Sharp X1 1
GBA 1
Arcade 1
GBC 1
SNES 1
Altair 8800 1
Mega Drive 1

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