Stolen Pixels #203: While You Were Sleeping

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Stolen Pixels #203: While You Were Sleeping

Somebody got up on the wrong side of the Alpha Protocol bed.

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I don't know if it counts, but its pretty much the same thing for the tutorial for Global Agenda.

In Baldur's Gate 2 you wake up from having been continuously tortured for a while. That SORT of counts, though it's more similar to TES openings.

kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

Mask of The Betrayer Add-On for NWN2: You wake in a barrow with a large wound in your chest.
Baldur's Gate 2: You wake up in a Dungeon owned by the bloke who tortured you.

In fallout: New Vegas, you wake up after being shot according to all the articles

Halo you wake up from cyro sleep. Also portal.

Seriously........i hate you for linking to TV Tropes..there goes another few hours of my life

Maybe...i could create that page?

The reason people do this, I would assume, is to keep the players playing. A good way to keep people going is to have mystery, and to make people interested from the start is have the character not know what happened. Then you find out as they find out and there is no fourth-wall breaking in which the character explains the backstory. The character doesn't know what happened and neither do you.

lmao, hilarious...although, now looking at it does appear to be more of a common thread than I ever thought!

That really does prove nothing good ever comes from being woken up.

PoweD:
kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

I dont think so. It always appeared to me that gman pulls you out of his off dimensioanl prison and drops you into the train. Maybe you were sleeping in there but thats why one of the other train riders says "i didnt see you getting on the train" or something.

Bodyless:

PoweD:
kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

I dont think so. It always appeared to me that gman pulls you out of his off dimensioanl prison and drops you into the train. Maybe you were sleeping in there but thats why one of the other train riders says "i didnt see you getting on the train" or something.

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Cryogenic sleeping still counts

Well I guess The Nameless One Counts, waking up on a mortuary slab to discover that you may not in fact be a corpse seems to fit the bill.

Fallout 3 has a variation, with the 'leave the vault quest', waking up to your dad having left and radroaches and security guards attacking.

Half-Life 1 sort of takes that route... You start the calamity but are then knocked unconscious. Then you awake in the test chamber and strike out into the now-transformed laboratories.

This comic is hilarious because all three screenshots look exactly the same. I didn't realise how funny that is until I thought about it. I don't even remember what the text says. The games are identical. The player's stance and the way they are facing... the sciencey labs...

I'm sorry. This is a useless post.

Everyone's getting the first one's in my head. Black Isle did a lot of "Good Morning, Disaster" openings. Baldur's Gate 2 (even one, since your told you need to leave, then Sarevok off's your literal old man.) Torment, NWN, and the console game Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Woke up after being clubbed by thieves.) There are I'm sure thousands of older ones, but those were popular.

Dragon Age has the human noble opening where you do some stuff then go to sleep and then wake up in the middle of an attack as well.

PoweD:
kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

Or it can be related to the end of Half-Life 1 where Gordon and G-Man talks on a train, only that in the HL2 beginning Freeman was "transferred" to that train that goes to city 17. You can think it actually happened since the others didn't see him get on. I don't think it takes 20 years to take a train to City 17.

Also, in Fallout 3, you wake up finding out that your father has escaped.

[quote="nondescript" post="6.201895.6715360"]"Good Morning, Disaster" quote]

And there's our trope name.

In my opinion, the best example of "wake up to disaster" is still Soul Reaver: you wake up hundreds of years after having been executed, just to find out the world is completely in ruins and your clan has been wiped off the map.

In fact, now that the question arises, there are really loads of games that get away with that kind of trick...

Does the "Wake up, your dad's left the Vault and my dad thinks you're involved somehow" moment in Fallout 3 count? There's a lot of game before that, but it's all technically part of the character creation process rather than the game proper...

In Fallout 3 you wake up by being born.

If that counts.

That's hilarious. I've never noticed that even though I've played all the games listed. So Shamus is playing Alpha Protocol? I hope there will be more comics on it; as I've played through the game a couple of times.

Bodyless:

PoweD:
kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

I dont think so. It always appeared to me that gman pulls you out of his off dimensioanl prison and drops you into the train. Maybe you were sleeping in there but thats why one of the other train riders says "i didnt see you getting on the train" or something.

it still counts as you aren't really awake and are sleeping in his dimensional prison but it still ends up being a "mystery" of waking up at the starting point

Deadlock Radium:

PoweD:
kind of same thing happens in HL2 where you were too tired and was sleeping on a train when gman had to wake you up with his awesome voice

Or it can be related to the end of Half-Life 1 where Gordon and G-Man talks on a train, only that in the HL2 beginning Freeman was "transferred" to that train that goes to city 17. You can think it actually happened since the others didn't see him get on. I don't think it takes 20 years to take a train to City 17.

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It still count as a sleep and waking up,since you are not in a awake state between HL1 and HL2

lolz hired after waking from a coma!

Wishes it was that ez to find a job if and when im unemployed :P

It's actually Peragus, not Pegasus for the KOTOR 2 mining facility.

Just thought I'd point that out.

Also does Link waking up to find his Uncle heading out to fight the entire castle and then having to fight the entire castle in Link to the Past count?

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines - you wake up after just being turned into a vampire, your sire is dead and you know nothing about the vampire society. Que the terrorist attack and a friendly vampire tutor and off you go.

The Darkness where you wake up in the Back of a car after being knocked out, and are in the middle of a car chase. Also the new Alone in the Dark game.

Almost every god damned Zelda game.

Well. Some of them, anyway.

Portal and Bioshock 2, I guess should be on here.

Jade Coccoon.

Can't forget about Golden Sun. Wake up and the town is being attacked by a volcano or meteors or something at least that does a shitload of destruction.

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