History AIIsACrapshoot / VideoGames

29th Mar '18 9:00:15 PM nombretomado
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* The big twist in ''Franchise/StarOcean 3'' is that...well...[[spoiler:your party, and everyone in your world, is an example of this trope. Just because you researched magic.]]

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* The big twist in ''Franchise/StarOcean 3'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' is that...well...[[spoiler:your party, and everyone in your world, is an example of this trope. Just because you researched magic.]]
10th Mar '18 1:02:06 PM KamiKaze
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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'': [[spoiler:This turns out to be the cause of everything in the game. Monika is aware that she and everyone else are actually characters in a DatingSim, which lead to an [[GoMadFromTheRevelation existential crisis]] over living in a simulated world. Because of this, she develops a {{Yandere}} obsession with the player, the one person she knows is ''not'' a video game AI. Monika ultimately destroys her game and everything in it, just so she can finally talk to "a real person" one-on-one.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'': [[spoiler:This turns out to be the cause of everything in the game. Monika is aware that she and everyone else are actually characters in a DatingSim, which lead led to an [[GoMadFromTheRevelation existential crisis]] over living in a simulated world. Because of this, she develops a {{Yandere}} obsession with the player, the one person she knows is ''not'' a video game AI. Monika ultimately destroys her game and everything in it, just so she can finally talk to "a real person" one-on-one.]]
10th Mar '18 12:58:32 PM KamiKaze
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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'': [[spoiler:This turns out to be the cause of everything in the game. Monika is aware that she and everyone else are actually characters in a DatingSim, which lead to an [[GoMadFromTheRevelation existential crisis]] over living in a simulated world. Because of this, she develops a {{Yandere}} obsession with the player, the one person she knows is ''not'' a video game AI. Monika ultimately destroys her game and everything in it, just so she can finally talk to "a real person" one-on-one.]]
26th Feb '18 2:40:31 AM Cryoclaste
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* Played with in just about every possible permutation in ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' series.

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* Played with in just about every possible permutation in ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfAlltynex'' series.
18th Feb '18 9:10:49 PM MasterN
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** Played with even more in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': You meet Wheatley, a friendly and helpful (if a bit dim) personality core who's more than willing to help you beat [=GLaDOS=] and escape...[[spoiler:until you replace [=GLaDOS=] with him in the mainframe and he goes completely off the deep end. To make matters worse, he was ''programmed'' to make bad decisions, so [=GLaDOS=] [[EnemyMine joins forces with you]] so the two of you can stop him from letting the whole facility explode. And then, after beating Wheatley and shooting him into outer space, [=GLaDOS=] seems to be going back to her old homicidal ways...but, no, not quite; turns out, she's just letting you go since trying to kill you just leads to trouble for her. [[{{Tsundere}} Maybe]].]]

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** Played with even more in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': You meet Wheatley, a friendly and helpful (if ([[TheDitz if a bit dim) dim]]) personality core who's more than willing to help you beat [=GLaDOS=] and escape...escape [[spoiler:until you replace [=GLaDOS=] with him in the mainframe and [[FaceHeelTurn he goes completely off the deep end. end]]. To make matters worse, he was ''programmed'' ''[[ArtificialStupidity programmed]]'' to make bad decisions, so [=GLaDOS=] [[EnemyMine joins forces with you]] so the two of you can stop him from letting the whole facility explode. And then, after beating Wheatley and shooting him into outer space, [=GLaDOS=] seems to be going back to her old homicidal ways...but, no, not quite; turns out, she's just letting you go since trying to kill you just leads to trouble for her. [[{{Tsundere}} Maybe]].]]



** Even worse is that deep enough into the second game, after Wheatley becomes homidical and banishes you to the deepest depths of the Aperture Science complex, the entire idea of [=GLaDOS=] being an example of this trope gets subverted [[spoiler:when it is revealed that [=GLaDOS=] is actually the mind of Cave Johnson's ultra-loyal secretary, Caroline, [[BrainUploading uploaded]] against her will. Promotional materials from Creator/ValveSoftware suggests that she snapped due to being overwhelmed by the amount of data she's suddenly receiving upon being switched on]].

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** Even worse is that deep enough into the second game, after Wheatley [[spoiler:Wheatley becomes homidical and banishes you to the deepest depths of the Aperture Science complex, complex]], the entire idea of [=GLaDOS=] being an example of this trope gets subverted [[spoiler:when it is revealed that [=GLaDOS=] is actually the mind of Cave Johnson's ultra-loyal secretary, Caroline, [[BrainUploading uploaded]] against her will. Promotional materials from Creator/ValveSoftware suggests that she snapped due to being overwhelmed by the amount of data she's suddenly receiving upon being switched on]].
6th Feb '18 3:01:17 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'' introduced CABAL, the [[FunWithAcronyms "Computer Assisted Biologically Augmented Lifeform"]], as the Brotherhood of Nod's counterpart to the Electronic Video Agent from [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn the original game]] that GDI continues relying on. One of the main plot beats of its expansion ''Tiberian Sun'' regards the previous Nod player character attempting to reactivate CABAL to give some unity to the now-fractured Brotherhood, only for him to go off on his own thing regarding controlled mutation and the elimination of humanity, forcing GDI and Nod to team up to take CABAL out.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'' introduced CABAL, the [[FunWithAcronyms "Computer Assisted Biologically Augmented Lifeform"]], as the Brotherhood of Nod's counterpart to the Electronic Video Agent from [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn the original game]] that GDI continues relying on. One of the main plot beats of its expansion ''Tiberian Sun'' regards the previous reactivation of CABAL, GDI needing its help to translate an artifact known as the Tacticus and Nod player character attempting to reactivate CABAL seeking one of Kane's creations to give some unity to the now-fractured Brotherhood, Brotherhood - only for him to go off on his own thing regarding controlled mutation and the elimination of humanity, forcing GDI and Nod to team up to take CABAL out.
4th Feb '18 8:00:26 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' gives us this trope in the form of DLC character Robo-Fortune. A RobotKnockoff of Ms. Fortune built by Brain Drain, Robo-Fortune only acts like a serious, cybernetic warrior only a third of the time. In cutscenes, she's prone to LeaningOnTheFourthWall if not breaking it entirely, and when she's not doing that she's referencing internet memes. After their first interaction, Brain Drain's response was, "I'm going back to the drawing board to figure out where I went wrong."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' gives us this trope in the form of DLC character Robo-Fortune. A RobotKnockoff [[MechaMook robotic duplicate]] of Ms. Fortune built by Brain Drain, Robo-Fortune only acts like a serious, cybernetic warrior only a third of the time. In cutscenes, she's prone to LeaningOnTheFourthWall if not breaking it entirely, and when she's not doing that she's referencing internet memes. After their first interaction, Brain Drain's response was, "I'm going back to the drawing board to figure out where I went wrong."


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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'' introduced CABAL, the [[FunWithAcronyms "Computer Assisted Biologically Augmented Lifeform"]], as the Brotherhood of Nod's counterpart to the Electronic Video Agent from [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn the original game]] that GDI continues relying on. One of the main plot beats of its expansion ''Tiberian Sun'' regards the previous Nod player character attempting to reactivate CABAL to give some unity to the now-fractured Brotherhood, only for him to go off on his own thing regarding controlled mutation and the elimination of humanity, forcing GDI and Nod to team up to take CABAL out.
31st Jan '18 7:36:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''GearsOfWar 2'', Doctor Niles Samson's personal AI that he left in control of the New Hope Research Facility was, we'll say, less than friendly to Marcus and Dom. And that practically every room in the facility was literally filled with booby traps.

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* In ''GearsOfWar 2'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'', Doctor Niles Samson's personal AI that he left in control of the New Hope Research Facility was, we'll say, less than friendly to Marcus and Dom. And that practically every room in the facility was literally filled with booby traps.
30th Jan '18 11:01:15 PM Ramidel
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* [[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII''. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mother Brain]] [[spoiler: is doing exactly what she's designed to: make the people of the Algo system dependent on her, then kill them off so that the Earthlings can move in.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'', this trope is generally averted or subverted. Any robots or AI who are causing problems are not going rampant, they're behaving according to their programming. Between LostTechnology, human error and human malice, however, that leaves a lot of room for [[GoneHorriblyRight trouble]]:
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[[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII''. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mother Brain]] [[spoiler: is doing exactly what she's designed to: make the people of the Algo system dependent on her, then kill them off so that the Earthlings can move in.]]
** In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'', this is averted. Siren was built to be Orakio's chief general in the war against the Layans. The fact that the war ended 1,000 years ago is irrelevant when his [[SealedBadassInACan can is unsealed]].
** Averted again in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV''. [[spoiler: Daughter was abandoned mid-project, its last orders were faulty and incomplete, and it has no knowledge of how the situation on Motavia has changed since it was built.
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30th Jan '18 4:35:59 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', there is a level where you have to chase a robot that went haywire, since he's trying to run off with the Black Box that is crucial to continuing the mission.
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