Tag: Plot Lock

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Tag: Plot Lock

Tags > Plot > Ending > Multiple Endings > Enforced Playing Order > Plot Lock
Tags > Plot > Routes > Unlockable Routes > Enforced Playing Order > Plot Lock

This visual novel have a plot lock, in one or more routes. Plot Locks are Fake or Incomplete endings that happen when the reader goes down a route without fufilling certain conditions first. When the route reaches a certain point, it will abruptly stop and show a sort of warning message (A literal one or a "Game Over" like message) saying that the player cannot proceed. This system is normally found in games with Built-In flowcharts and it works as a different type of "Game Over".

NOTE: This is different from Enforced Playing Order, since the former don't show specific choices until certain are fufilled, while in Plot Locks you can go down a specific route, BUT, the game at one point or another will stop the reader from proceeding any further.

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Don't feel it's different enough from g149 to warrant a separate tag.

Category
Technical

Aliases
Dummy Endings
Fake Endings
Incomplete Endings