History AdultFear / VideoGames

23rd Aug '16 4:18:41 PM AceOfScarabs
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendofZelda

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'', a number of parents and loved ones of the Seven Sages become quite understandably distraught when they are kidnapped by Yuga.
23rd Aug '16 12:48:36 PM mario0987
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' does this intentionally, since it's a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed coming-of-age story made to contrast with]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
** Lots of the [=NPCs=] are dealing with very adult issues, and Link gets to see both sides of these things from different [=NPCs=]. A father is grieving for the loss of a son who is missing and presumed dead, while a toddler is raging because of the death of his father. A newlywed is about to die and laments that he will never be able to see the his children born, while a child is about to lose her father to a illness. One man can't show his face to his fiancee because he broke a promise, while another has been imprisoned because his lover's family thinks he is responsible for her disappearance. A woman about to be wed fears that her fiancee left because he no longer loves her, while a wife can't work and can barely function because of her husband's disappearance and the deteriorating health of her children (and there is ''nothing she can do about it''.) Guards are torn between doing their job and fleeing for their lives, while soldiers obey orders for a war that has already ended.
** The soldier who is wounded and invisible to everyone, so that no one rescues him; another adult lost and injured while her sibling, who has the power to help her, is unaware of her sister's predicament. There's also the robbery of an elderly woman and a young woman forced to grow up too soon by the death of her father, who must run the family business that's being threatened by a rival business, who THEN has her little sister and the family's source of income both disappear one night--an event about which the little sister warned her, but the older sister did not believe--followed by the little sister's return: completely traumatized to the point of being catatonic.

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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' does this intentionally, since it's a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed coming-of-age story made to contrast with]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. Lots of the [=NPCs=] are dealing with very adult issues, and Link gets to see both sides of these things from different [=NPCs=]. A father is grieving for the loss of a son who is missing and presumed dead, while a toddler is raging because of the death of his father. A newlywed is about to die and laments that he will never be able to see the his children born, while a child is about to lose her father to a illness. One man can't show his face to his fiancee because he broke a promise, while another has been imprisoned because his lover's family thinks he is responsible for her disappearance. A woman about to be wed fears that her fiancee left because he no longer loves her, while a wife can't work and can barely function because of her husband's disappearance and the deteriorating health of her children (and there is ''nothing she can do about it''.) Guards are torn between doing their job and fleeing for their lives, while soldiers obey orders for a war that has already ended.
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ended. The soldier who is wounded and invisible to everyone, so that no one rescues him; another adult lost and injured while her sibling, who has the power to help her, is unaware of her sister's predicament. There's also the robbery of an elderly woman and a young woman forced to grow up too soon by the death of her father, who must run the family business that's being threatened by a rival business, who THEN has her little sister and the family's source of income both disappear one night--an event about which the little sister warned her, but the older sister did not believe--followed by the little sister's return: completely traumatized to the point of being catatonic.



* ''Videogame/KingdomHearts''. Imagine this: It's stormy outside - really stormy. Your child has been in his room all evening. You go upstairs to call him in for dinner... the window's open, he's gone, and so are his two friends and their boats. He doesn't come back for years - during which you have no idea where he is, or if he's safe, or if he can ever come back. (The parents of the main characters never get more than a shadow in a doorway...) On the other hand, WordOfGod states that a world remains frozen in time once it is swallowed by the darkness. Also, due to events of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', the parents forget about their son until Namine restored Sora's memories, which means that they only started worrying at the beginning of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Which might make it worse for them once they realize they completely forgot of their missing son's existence.

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* ''Videogame/KingdomHearts''. Imagine this: It's stormy outside - really stormy. Your child has been in his room all evening. You go upstairs to call him in for dinner... the window's open, he's gone, and so are his two friends and their boats. He doesn't come back for years - during which you have no idea where he is, or if he's safe, or if he can ever come back. (The parents of the main characters never get more than a shadow in a doorway...) On the other hand, WordOfGod states that a world remains frozen in time once it is swallowed by the darkness. Also, due to events of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', the parents forget about their son until Namine restored Sora's memories, which means that they only started worrying at the beginning of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Which might make it worse for them once they realize they completely forgot of their missing son's existence. Riku's parents did not lose their memories of him so they definably went through this.
16th Aug '16 11:05:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Being told that a close friend has incurable, terminal condition that deteriorates the mind, and watching her suffer from it, is a major part of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'''s story.
** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but she CameBackWrong: Now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and intends to lock you away in stasis for the ''10,000 years'' it would take for her to bring her plan to fruition.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Being told that a close friend has incurable, terminal condition that deteriorates the mind, and watching her suffer from it, is a major part of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'''s story.
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story. Cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but she CameBackWrong: Now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and intends to lock you away in stasis for the ''10,000 years'' it would take for her to bring her plan to fruition.
10th Aug '16 8:48:41 PM Killerweinerdog
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** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but she [[CameBackWrong]]: Now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and intends to lock you away in stasis for the ''10,000 years'' it would take for her to bring her plan to fruition.

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** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but she [[CameBackWrong]]: CameBackWrong: Now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and intends to lock you away in stasis for the ''10,000 years'' it would take for her to bring her plan to fruition.
10th Aug '16 8:47:23 PM Killerweinerdog
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** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and you have to stop her.

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** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but now she [[CameBackWrong]]: Now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and intends to lock you have away in stasis for the ''10,000 years'' it would take for her to stop her.bring her plan to fruition.
10th Aug '16 8:41:33 PM Killerweinerdog
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** cue ''VideoGame/{{Halo 5}}'' where it gets worse, so much worse. Turns out your close friend has been brought back from the dead, but now she's a power-mad {{yandere}} who is out to enslave the entire galaxy, and you have to stop her.
10th Aug '16 5:25:17 PM BobRiddle
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' revolves around ''genocide''.
10th Aug '16 12:15:49 AM BobRiddle
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* ''VideoGame/CombatInstinct'': The omnicidal Gnork completely destroy the civilizations of both planet Hivez and the Hrumians. In the latter's case, the Gnork don't protect their planet's environment, turning it into {{Mordor}}.
23rd Jun '16 9:53:21 AM Omeyrolx
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** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market.]] While Florent Le'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings just to protect his identity.]]

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** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market.market (or at least it seemed so).]] While Florent Le'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, used a bomb to sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings (one of them being the aforementioned courtroom) just to protect his identity.]]
23rd Jun '16 7:51:10 AM ThatBitterTase
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** The bosses of each level are the ''embodiments'' of Adult Fear. Vincent is pursued up the towers by his fear of commitment, his confused libido, his reluctance over [[spoiler:parenthood]]...
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