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8 Most Discussed Video Game Plot Holes That Will Never Be Answered

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RedEyesTops (5 days ago)
That "No Russian" mission is stupid anyway. Would any double agent kill innocent civilians?
Robert Ramppen (6 days ago)
Please fire jules
Azael Thereon (14 days ago)
That was Jack’s choice. He loved his father by the end. It could be implied that he learned how to become a badass from the old guy in Mexico. It’s not what John wanted, but John is Dead. So it was his choice.
Triple J Inc. (15 days ago)
There used to be a theory that Shepard was indoctrinated if thats was the reapers doing or cerberus’ doing either way then destroying the reapers goes against the reapers and Cerberus that’s why destruction was red and control was blue
Heroman237 (17 days ago)
Jack is not a badass... you can't change my mind
dan j (19 days ago)
I have the same Slaughter Beach, Dog t-shirt!
Box McNug (20 days ago)
Most of these are explained, wut???
gigo412 (22 days ago)
Why dont i get ads on you guys, ut on pewdiepies videos i get all of them...
Justin Delgado (23 days ago)
This has to be the least researched video I’ve seen from you guys to date
NerzJansch2 (28 days ago)
are you for real? you guys did 0 research on any of those plots. viewhungry cunts. In bioshock Jack was sent to a family that took care of him. people paid by fontain. you see the letter at the beginning making you crash the plane etc and at the bottom it says love mom dad. ... sooooo
huggysocks (29 days ago)
I'm not convinced you guys have played any of these games. You saying someone can't learn to shoot in three years? Seeing a serial killer wouldn't induce any stress? Memories being implanted wouldn't allow you to have knowledge? Gunfire doesn't make noise, or you cant follow that noise? (he is shooting 24/7 in this game) sure its not the best explination but it is servicable and certainly not a plot hole. There is more but whatever video sucks.
Bryana Corrigan (1 month ago)
Red Dead Redemption and the Bioshock ones make sense to me. in the case of RDR, yea, it's only been 3 years, but i think (mind u i didnt play the game) the whole point WAS for the ending to completely contradict the whole point of the story. from what ive heard, RDR is a badass game w/ a tragic ending, so it stands to reason that said tragic ending would send the son on a warpath after watching his father get gunned down when all he wanted to do was right his wrongs and move on w/ his life w/ his wife and kid. plus, let's be honest, if the son DIDNT hunt down the asshole, gamers would be bitching that the ending was bullshit (and, quite frankly, they wouldnt be wrong). as for Bioshock, considering it IS sci-fi, i dont see how it's so far-fetched to believe that, along w/ the false memory implants, they also implanted skills and years worth of "experience" w/ particular situations and scenarios. pretty sure theyre not stupid enough to send a 1-year-old in the body of an older man to the surface w/ no inkling of how things work in the outside world. thats like giving something manmade to to any animal w/ an advanced brain and cognitive reasoning and expecting them to know what to do w/ it without prior presentation of how to use said manmade thing. u cant give a jar to a chimpanzee and expect it to know how to open it by twisting the lid and pulling it off; itd probably just throw the jar on the floor or against the wall in frustration. yea, itd get to the target of whatever food was inside, but it also made a big ol' mess and the belief the only way to open a jar is by repeating that action of throwing it against the wall or floor
J. Kelly (1 month ago)
OK. Red dead isn't a plot hole. It's a disappointing story turn, maybe, but you are throwing the word plot hole around
DedRaids Zero (1 month ago)
Heavy Rain was incomplete. It had its supernatural elements removed giving us this stupid plothole! They shouldn't have removed some of the plot without a complete rewrite of Ethan's character arcs.
Marcus Sherwood (1 month ago)
Time skips happen in anime all the time
Jim Morgan (1 month ago)
Jack Marston was never a bad ass.
RosarioJulio (1 month ago)
Nice and enjoyable video, except for one common mistake. The colour for the choices in Mass Effect is not inverted and makes perfect sense, actually. Blue always signified the non-violent choice, while red always meant that you would use violence (whether threatened or actual, didn't matter). So destroying the reapers is red because it's violent, controlling them is blue because it's non-violent. It's not the colours that are inverted, it's the players that never got what they meant ;)
Joshua Taylor-Sloots (1 month ago)
Loving the Slaughter Beach, Dog shirt
J H Lockside (1 month ago)
Says that too much has been said about the Mass Effect 3 ending whilst talking in detail about the Mass Effect 3 ending...
Viago Viago (2 months ago)
This video is fucking retarded
Clayton Simonsen (2 months ago)
Half of these aren’t plot holes. And can be answered. You even answered one plot hole yourself. I understand that when you make a video list a day eventually you have to start lying to make new lists. But doesn’t that just mean you are a bad content creator?
Killigan Videocasts (2 months ago)
I felt the Crysis one was kind of a message about war in general tbh... like greater evil is always on the rise, yet the government always use the same violent tactics to eradicate it... Kind of similar to how Godzilla is nuked multiple times and that was what the nuclear 'testing' actually was, and how it ended up making him stronger through the radiation. And similarly how Godzilla was a metaphor for the Japanese's reaction to the atomic bomb, Crysis 2 is kind of a metaphor for war in general. Just how I saw it, not necessarily a plot-hole, just an outline of military action and how ridiculous the human race is sometimes
Damian Cunliffe (2 months ago)
Plot hole in every RPG in history = why not just use a resurrection spell/potion/scroll on someone who dies for real, such as Aeris in Final Fantasy 7...
Nameless User (2 months ago)
why the god of war is not on this list....
Matthew Hadfield (2 months ago)
Please make a video where you don't talk about mass effect or BioShock. It's every damn time!!
Bao Doan (2 months ago)
A lot of great stories are about coincidence. Otherwise, there wouldn't be any stories. Uncharted 4 was one with some incredible coincidences; but the journey was about how our characters react to the coincidences, whether good or bad, that laid upon them.
Clalc Joj (2 months ago)
In regards to the Heavy Rain portion, you've been saying "Origamy" wrong(that's how they say it in game, vs origami)
Zela Morre (2 months ago)
Elena doesn't just "stumble across" Nate in Uncharted 4 though. They literally discuss how she found him. She and Sully were looking for him and following the sounds of gunfire to locate the direction he was in. Which is believable because the whole army worth of people on that island sure as hell didn't follow ancient climbing paths to get around, so there's no reason Elena couldn't have used those new paths.
TheTaintedWisdom (2 months ago)
6:50 - The audio diary mentions that he's a year old, then later in the game Fontaine explicitly says quote: "I remember when me and the Kraut put you in that sub. You were no more than two (years old)." Meaning that they had an entire year afterward to perfect his attributes. 7:57 - Saying Uncharted and "good story" in the same breath is like saying the words Bungie and "making something that isn't complete and utter garbage." 8:44 - What about Shadow of the Colossus. The entire goddamn game is a plot-hole because there's more hole than plot, you'd be better off trying to understand the T-shaped block's motivations in Tetris.
Frankie Reyes (2 months ago)
The Bioshock one was answered, fully. There was an entire explanation given. Everything you need to know is in the lore. It shouldn't be on this list.
Jasmine Liebenberg (2 months ago)
I never really thought about the heavy rain one until now... Maybe he just has some sort of illness I guess?
Vincent Howl (2 months ago)
Fact check, do you? First off to refer to Prey, *spoilers* the ending wasn't really insulting. You had a choice to build a bridge between the two species or kill them all because Typhon literally DO NOT know the concept of morality. So Alex was trying to give the Typhon a sense of self by implanting Morgan's memories onto a phantom- thus giving it the ability to choose... Speaking of: "Sometime in 1958, before Fontaine faked his own death in a shoot out with Chief of Security Sullivan's forces, Jack was smuggled out of Rapture in a bathysphere and sent to the surface as a sleeper agent, living out his *pre-programmed* life as Jack Wynand, until Frank Fontaine "activated" him. " A sleeper agent lives his life and knows how to do these things. He was given a false identity and all the wonders of being an adult. I'm 100% certain that pre-programmed doesn't leave out anything that one could need to live a functioning life. If you don't like the game? You don't have to like the game. Just do your research.
Laurent Tréguier (2 months ago)
It's been a while since, but if I recall correctly in Crysis 1 the aliens in the island are in a phase of gathering energy before attempting anything else. Launching the nuke gave them an enormous amount of energy, which is why they then start the attack phase. In Crysis 2, they are not in "energy gathering mode" anymore, so the nuke just... Nukes them I guess. At least, this is how I understand it.
Charlie Graham (2 months ago)
The thing with Elena was actually confirmed in the game, Sully went back and informed her of Nate's actions. She got jealous because she had been with him on every journey in the series.
Rusted Cage21 (2 months ago)
Y’all need to do more research ya pomegranates
Dani3po (2 months ago)
The list could be easily filled with plot holes in Heavy Rain.
Nikko Franchi (2 months ago)
The rdr plot hole is just bitchy gamers crying
Pen Mage (2 months ago)
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Red Polscorp (2 months ago)
My bigger question with Jack is: How the fuck does he turn 100% human again after becoming a Big Daddy. WHAT THE FUCK!?
Mark Burk (2 months ago)
The resident evil 4 one well if he didn't make it seem like he wanted to stop them wouldnt leon of gotten suspicious that was up
The Christopherous (2 months ago)
Read Dead Redemption -3 Years is plenty of time to become a baddass and also this isn't even a plot hole as the hole point of the story was to show how meaningless John Marston's struggle was as his son ended up just like him anyway. Uncharted 4 - It's unlikely that she would find him but it is possible, also following the gunfire is a valid reason. This is not a plot hole Resident Evil 4- If he hadn't tried to kill him it would have been far too suspicious and obvious that he wanted him to get her back. Bioshock- This was clearly explained in the game that he was given false memories so why would he not be able to live in modern society, as far as he is concerned he remembers how all these things work. You literally said "I doubt they gave him information like... " This is what you made up yourself... not what was in the game. So by no means is it a plot hole. Mass Effect 3 - This good and bad choice makes no narrative difference as good and bad are opinions, while it may suggest that Shepard has changed in some way (make way for theories) it still makes narrative sense because it is still physically possible within the games Universe. The change in his opinion wasn't explained but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make sense. Therefore this isn't a plot hole.
dain6492 (2 months ago)
The reasons the colors were switched at the end of mass effect is because the reapers were trying to trick shepherd into synthesis.
KittenPyroNao (2 months ago)
The heavy rain blackouts are apparently part of the original story before it got scrapped for being dumb. Both ethan and shelby would have a psychic connection because he the love of his son was so great when he tried to save him. I think i dont remember
Eric Blair (2 months ago)
I love the way this guys year's
Xed'N'Eo (2 months ago)
04:15 - "Like all good crime stories Heavy rain..." - well, a good crime story actually is good not cuz it hid the identity of a killer thropugh the entire story but cuz it explained EVERYTHING making sure no questions (including plotholes) left for reader/viewer/player. Like Agatha Christie's stories for example. And that's why this bullshit about Ethan's blackouts and origami figures in his hand (plus some other major questions to th main storyline) are turning Heavy rain into a really BAD crime story)))
Burgerwolf Brown (2 months ago)
Isn't it obvious Elena found Nathan by using the power of love. The black outs in Heavy Rain were supposed to super natural giving him a link between him and the murderer but it was cut out.
Eddie G (2 months ago)
I don’t think the RE4 one was a plot hole. Saddler only wants Leon killed, when Leon threatens the overall mission of Saddler or when Leon is trying to kill any of His top men. There are several points in the game where Saddler could have easily got Leon killed, like at the lake when he is infected and falls unconscious or when he is kidnapped and tied up in the house. Salazar even asks Leon to Join them before attacking him. The only times they try to kill Leon is when Leon is trying to kill them. The biggest clue to Saddler not wanting Leon dead, comes near the start, when the entire village attacking Leon all of a sudden stop attacking and return to the Church underground, following the mind control orders of Lord Saddler.
Chris Heaton (2 months ago)
David from Corrie?
Joe Berry (2 months ago)
The end of red dead redemption was almost a carbon copy of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
William Wright (2 months ago)
The point in red dead is that he tried to make his kid lead a different life but his actions caused his kid to go down the same path
Cappy Larou (2 months ago)
You need a shower, a comb, and a haircut.
BigBeerusSama Games (2 months ago)
There are different kinds of nuclear bombs btw... Not much of a plot hole, maybe they expect a baseline of intelligence.
DarkDjim (2 months ago)
Is it just me or do people keep forgetting there's 5 choices in the end ME:3? Granted, two of them are not really relevant (shoot the A.I. or walk away), but you still have synthesis. The third choice.
Damyn (2 months ago)
Half of these arent even plot holes. Maybe lazy writing, but not plot holes. Hell I'd even go as far as to say the mass effect one is more of you're opinion is different than the devs, and even LESS of a plot hole since if anything using colors to demonstrate choice morality is a game mechanic and has nothing to do with the plot. Think you might want to go find the definition of plot hole.
Trey Hunt's SkyRed Media (2 months ago)
Far cry 5 would have been better if they discussed the cross of politics and religions. Is that not what this video is about? You should comment and tell me to make yourself feel better.
zZegrim (2 months ago)
This list is nit picky and stupid. Just play the games, have fun, and shut the fuck up.
Nero O'Connor (3 months ago)
In Resident Evil 4 when Saddler kills Luis and gets the sample, he literally tells Leon he doesnt need him anymore. Thus meaning once he's killed all they need to do is grab Ashleigh and send her back to America which is what they were attempting to do when Salazar completes the ritual to turn her into a mindless drone. The story is there it literally explains itself. Especially if you find and read all the files.
that fit Asian (3 months ago)
The heavy rain on I actually realised this morning having played it for the first time this week. How does he get the origami figure? Doesn’t even make sense
Danny Snitzky (3 months ago)
Sadler wasn't trying to kill you, his men were, and Mendes was fucking off the rails.
Taylor Bartlett (3 months ago)
Or the color change at the end of me3 isnt a plot hole, but is actually the game trying to cover up what is the "good choice"
Bass Noxern (3 months ago)
You forgot about InFamous series' good or bad choices. They were supposed to dictate how you play the game and what challenges and abilities you will get, BUT think very closely and you will realize none of your choices mattered or even carried over to the next game. Cole never ended his life in order to save the world from a disease and he never became the beast to take over the world seeing as in second son, there wasn't even a notice anywhere in the game about cole's efforts in empire city nor new haven. In fact, not even the beast had a mentioning, but of course we do get a Sly Cooper tagged onto a pillar.
Micah-David Saunders (3 months ago)
I feel like some of the crew don't understand the ending of Red Dead. One of the many themes in the story is that your past has a way of catching up with you. Even though John tried to be a good man after having a family (including raising his son to be a rancher), his past not only cost him his life, but it poisoned his son. Red Dead is a tragedy, in the classical sense.
G_Odu Of the North (3 months ago)
I didn't play any of these games, but just from what you're saying, some of these don't sound like plotholes at all. I mean, there's one that just logistically makes too much sense to be a plot hole; In the Bioshock one, if they made an adult human in a lab and sent him out into the world, and you know in the beginning he has memories, and basic command of english, and the ability to wield firearms, doesn't that at the very least heavily imply that the people who made him gave him memories? I mean, if it was memory that made him feel like he had to go to rapture, does it not make sense that they put that stuff in his head? I know some people may see that as a leap, but that device isn't exactly the newest idea, even though it's used uniquely in that game. The idea of creating a human and implanting him with memories has been in science fiction since..... "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," or earlier. Then there are thematic choices that were described as plotholes: I'll give you one thing, it's weird that the kid *grew up* to be a man in 3 years, although, depending on what age he's at, it's possible. From 17 to 20, people physically change alot, to the extant that he could be a very different person by then. The other issue is that you bring up how thematically it wouldn't make sense that the father would do everything throughout the game to avoid the path of bloodshed, but then the son would grow up to be vengeful and violent. If anything, that sounds like a statement. It sounds like somewhat of a damnation of the human condition as always reverting back to misguided violence, especially in defense of a peaceful ideal that contradicts the action. It's almost a metaphor for Christianity, how one man who said everyone should get along and turn the other cheek somehow lead to multiple crusades, burnings, hangings, and all the other atrocities committed in the act of defending that man's philosophy. Then there's the Mass Effect thing, it sounds like it's making a point about the polarity of the moral system you've had throughout the three games and how in the end there are two options, but the color is switched because it's sort of vague, and there isn't a clear right or wrong. Again, I haven't played any of these games, maybe I'd see the evens unfold and I'd agree with you, but from your description, it just sounds like they didn't spell out the answer for the sake of provoking thought, rather than mere shoddy writing. I'll try playing those games though, maybe I'm wrong.
George Pipes (3 months ago)
Wouldnt say they were all plot holes... they were mostly just logic rather than an actual hole in the narrative. Can be applied to prettt much every game. Poor list.
kamron spencer (3 months ago)
The government would nuke the aliens because the government is fucking dumb. Which matches real world governments all over the world so not a plot hole
Elliott smith (3 months ago)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! The accent not being used is why it’s called “ no Russian”. I literally just realized that when you said it. Mind blown.
Alex Arriaga (3 months ago)
Three years isn’t too short to a badass he was driven by vengeance he likely took up arms
Pastafari (3 months ago)
Ah, but the red/blue makes sense if the ending is actually the reapers manipulation (and giving shepard visions)
Alex T (3 months ago)
Woah woah woah what the fuck os this bioshock theory about being a test tube baby??? Thats not how i understood the storyline someone please elaborate? This curly fry headed fuck is getting on my nerves....
MysteriousTomJenkins (3 months ago)
Jack is a test tube baby, Fountaine hired a prostitute that Ryan favored to get knocked up so he could take the fetus, grow it into a developed human and use it as a contingency if Ryan ever backed him into a corner. Several audio diaries allude to that, including the one you find when the twist is revealed where Suchong describes a test subject that has the gross musculature of a grown man and this test subject responds to Would You Kindly, exactly like the player character. Jack literally is a test tube baby meant to deal with Ryan, Jack has his DNA so he has access to things only exclusive to Ryan like the Vita Chambers and one other thing I forget about.
Meelis13 (3 months ago)
8. Im pretty sure that was explained off-game by Makarov actually managing to create trail that led to USA, effectively showing that USA orchestrated that attack as preparation going to war with Russia 7. People have become more skilled during less time. Especially if they have lots of talent. 6. Bit leap of logic, but then again there have been weirder coincidences in real life, so thats in confines of believable, even if very convinient 2. Um... You played ME3? Looked trough options? Paid attention? Based on what you said, i really dont think so.
Dylan Ogg (3 months ago)
Doesn't matter how much of a "plot hole" Jack's mastery of gun fighting in three years is, or isn't. What matters is just how satusfying it is to gun down the decrepit, corrupt weasel.
James Agradi (3 months ago)
WhatCulture guys keep saying "yers" rather than "years" and it's driving me up the fucking wall! Yer-yer-yeeer-paderpaderp!
Steven Gan (3 months ago)
1 years old
kefkaZZZ (3 months ago)
Mario never discovers the fact that Princess Peach has a steaming wet BDSM Koopa fetish, despite her numerous 'kidnappings'.
Gary Willig (3 months ago)
In RE4, they never wanted Leon to escape with Ashley. They wanted to have the US pay a huge ransom for Ashley and then release her. It still wasn't too smart, since once Ashley helped them take over the US they'd have as much money as they could ever need, but they never wanted Leon to escape, and Salazar even says that the girl is all that matters and that Leon could die.
BruTaL o4 (3 months ago)
Some of these aren't plotholes
Legions and legends (3 months ago)
Josh is deadass high in that still... Not even partially... That man is full on blazed... Full on the flying train... Faced with bigass L.
Tender Element Sorcerer (3 months ago)
Oh gosh, the second game was different from the first one, PLOT HOLE! You keep blacking out to keep the game suspenseful instead of ending it in 4 seconds, PLOT HOLE! Your wife finds you, PLOT HOLE! You’re retarded
Stardust Signer (3 months ago)
The main boss in Resident Evil was so easy compared to Salazar or whatever his name is
Ricky Adams (3 months ago)
final fantasy X, Tidus is ripped out of a city that was once destroyed and then brought back by high summoner Yevon, who also put a barrier over the city to keep everything inside and everyone outside from entering, Tidus is ripped from the barrier by the demon Sin, who Tidus finds out is actually his father, but Sin is being controlled by Yevon, Yevon created Sin to protect his city, but Sin took Tidus out so he could kill him, which means that Yevon took Tidus out the protected city just to stop him or?...
Jon Ruger (4 months ago)
Biggest plot hole I've seen noone talks about is fallout 4 in Kellogg's memories he says the old man sent him to get the baby. But the baby is supposed to be the old man in the institute who is clearly older then the man you killed who supposedly kidnapped him in the first place
mrtalkative91 (4 months ago)
I was looking forward to this video, but the examples you used are so dumb. you really cant see how Jack would take 3 years to work out a way to get revenge for his father? and really? you started it with a COD? no one gives a shit about the story of COD games
John Holmes (4 months ago)
Many Years lol so many Years lol
Kevin Hibbard (4 months ago)
Dude looks like Paul Joseph Watson's crazy haired cousin.
Chris Brobst (4 months ago)
Not to mention about how in Res4 Sadler kept a machine laying around that could help remove a plaugas from the host body..
zanechaos (4 months ago)
Your dad has never been used and gunned down after his purpose was served has he? The plan was to let ashley be found or taken back to america AFTER SHE HAS BEEN FULLY INFECTED AND TURNED. She was not ready when leon came in to rescue her, she was in the process.
nahaison krips (4 months ago)
Hey Josh, the plot hole you mentioned from RE4 is explained in the cutscene when you first rescue Ashley and meet saddler. He doesn't need Leon, AT ALL, he wants to hold Ashley for ransom and conveniently use the ransom money to "keeps this church up and running", and send an infected first daughter back. Salazar also makes a point in saying in their first meeting that it's Ashley they want and "you (Leon) can die".
Notsuro nigthshade (4 months ago)
Re 4 is actually pretty simple to explain, its because it wasnt leon who was suppouse to bring ashley back, as the plagas in her wasnt fully mature yet, they needed more time to have her under saddler´s control
Daniel Crecca (4 months ago)
Well his dad was john Marston and try surviving without parents in the West without becoming a badass
Liam Godinez (4 months ago)
What about also FF7 plotholes¿?
Robert Adams (4 months ago)
10 Times WhatCulture has not reused the same video......well shit this harder than i thought. Really though who makes these videos, and says "hey lets get the new guy to say what the old guy said 4 mos ago."
farmery85 (4 months ago)
4.20 red herron hahahahahha
Devil 1911 (4 months ago)
Dude you are wrong about Crysis series... On Crysis 1 they dropped nuke, on Crysis 2 he jumped into the core to release that white bomb which makes aliens to blow up. Ive played Crysis series more times than you ever. And OFC as exiting he becomes prophet.
Rhetorical346 (4 months ago)
In RE4 the plan was to release Ashley. Not to let Leon succeed.
Scoobydxx (4 months ago)
god i hate your voice
Blaine Alexander (4 months ago)
The plan was never to have Leon take Ashley back. The plan was to plant Ashley back in the whitehouse after she was already under the influence of the plaga.
R Jr (4 months ago)
I'm pretty sure eight and years have Es in them. Arent you guys the inventors of English?
Mike Read (4 months ago)
Damien killing zsaz in injustice 2 in the flashback even though he appears in the prequel comic killing Alfred
HEEZY Hoopcast (4 months ago)
Are we more likely to trust gaming insight if it's in a thick foreign accent?? Cuz i've kinda noticed that trend lately 🔥🏀🔥
chavezchavo (4 months ago)
Ubisoft games are completely notorious for this. Their Rainbow Six: Vegas and Splinter Cell Blacklist completely ignore their respective prequels and pretend they never existed.

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