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19th Sep '16 8:42:17 AM Necrodomo
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* Because of its ever-changing focus on different parts of its game universe, ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has an in-depth [[http://wiki.nexuscla.sh/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page wiki]] detailing the broader lore, including the parts that aren't in the spotlight in the game at the moment. The current iteration also has a lot of the history of [[ShiningCity Laurentia]] on the wiki, though most of it can be clued out from things you can find in the game if you search hard enough.
9th Sep '16 8:21:27 PM Pinokio
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** Most of the official ''SuperMarioBros'' games play this straight, where the functions of various characters, enemies and items are only covered in their instruction manuals. In the first game, the manual explains how the Koopa are a tribe of turtles, known for their black magic, who have used their magic to turn the mushroom people into stones, bricks and horse-hair plants, causing the Mushroom Kingdom to fall into ruin. The Princess, the daughter of the Mushroom King, can undo this spell. That is why you must rescue her from Koopa turtle king.

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** Most of the official ''SuperMarioBros'' games play this straight, where the functions of various characters, enemies and items are only covered in their instruction manuals. In the first game, the manual explains how the Koopa are a tribe of turtles, known for their black magic, who have used their black magic to turn the mushroom people into stones, bricks and horse-hair plants, causing the Mushroom Kingdom to fall into ruin. The seven Mushroom Retainers, originally in the Princess' court, have been put under the spell of the Koopa turtle king. Magic Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, and the Starman don't just come from bricks, they have been turned into bricks, some invisible, and reward you with their power. You are told to kill members of the Turtle Tribe, including Little Goomba, a mushroom who betrayed the Mushrooom Kingdom, and Koopa Troopa, a soldier of the Turtle Empire. The Princess, the daughter of the Mushroom King, can undo this spell. the spell of the Koopa. That is why you must rescue her from Koopa turtle Bowser, the sorcerer king.
9th Sep '16 7:34:54 PM Pinokio
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** Most of the official ''SuperMarioBros'' games play this straight, where the functions of various characters, enemies and items are only covered in their instruction manuals. In the first game, the manual explains how the Koopa are a tribe of turtles, known for their black magic, who have used their magic to turn the mushroom people into stones, bricks and horse-hair plants, causing the Mushroom Kingdom to fall into ruin. The Princess, the daughter of the Mushroom King, can undo this spell. That is why you must rescue her from Koopa turtle king.



** Most of the (official) ''SuperMarioBros'' games play this straight, where the functions of various characters, enemies and items are only covered in their instruction manuals,
9th Sep '16 6:41:50 PM Pinokio
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** ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' on the other hand, has a relatively complex narrative (by NES standards) in which Dr. Wily appears to reform only to eventually return to his evil ways...but possibly due to a rushed production, the game is missing an introduction actually ''telling you'' that Wily has reformed, making the mid-game reveal that he's gone rogue again incredibly puzzling if you didn't read the manual.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' on the other hand, has a relatively complex narrative (by by NES standards) standards. To continue Dr. Light and Dr. Wily's cooperative peace-keeping project, Mega Man's mission is to retrieve energy crystals from the mining worlds, suggesting the stages take place in which space instead of local geographical areas. Dr. Wily appears to reform reform, only to eventually return to his evil ways...but possibly due to a rushed production, the game is missing an introduction actually ''telling you'' that Wily has reformed, making the mid-game reveal that he's gone rogue again incredibly puzzling if you didn't read the manual. "Gamma", mentioned in the game once, is the peacekeeping robot and final boss, as explained in ''Magazine/NintendoPower''.
23rd Aug '16 5:38:49 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has several examples, to the point where you should probably [[TheWikiRule see]] [[http://halo.wikia.com this]] and/or [[http://www.halopedia.org this]] for all the details.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has several examples, to the point where you should probably [[TheWikiRule see]] [[http://halo.wikia.com this]] and/or [[http://www.halopedia.org this]] for all the details.
21st Aug '16 11:52:26 AM Gosicrystal
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* Even though the basic controls of ''VideoGame/ArcStyleBaseball3D'' are displayed all the time on the bottom screen during a game, crucial information regarding rules, steal mechanics and specific body build abilities are only found in the game's electronic manual.
14th Aug '16 10:20:17 AM nombretomado
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** TheEmperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' got his name, Mateus, in a novelization. Though the only "canon" (IE, in-game) appearance of it is the summon based on him from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and his ultimate weapon in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', "Mateus's Malice". The same novelization explains the origin of his powers: He [[DealWithTheDevil made a pact with Satan]] to gain control of hellspawn to conquer the world. It also explained that he gained control of Hell because of his disposing of Satan.

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** TheEmperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' got his name, Mateus, in a novelization. Though the only "canon" (IE, in-game) appearance of it is the summon based on him from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and his ultimate weapon in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', "Mateus's Malice". The same novelization explains the origin of his powers: He [[DealWithTheDevil made a pact with Satan]] to gain control of hellspawn to conquer the world. It also explained that he gained control of Hell because of his disposing of Satan.
14th Aug '16 12:26:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' ends at the start of an epic battle. ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' starts at the end of the same epic battle. The battle itself is covered in the comic series ''ComicBookHaloUprising''.

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** ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' ends at the start of an epic battle. ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' starts at the end of the same epic battle. The battle itself is covered in the comic series ''ComicBookHaloUprising''.''ComicBook/HaloUprising''.
12th Aug '16 12:41:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' ends at the start of an epic battle. ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' starts at the end of the same epic battle. The battle itself is covered in the comic series ''Halo: Uprising''.

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** ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' ends at the start of an epic battle. ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' starts at the end of the same epic battle. The battle itself is covered in the comic series ''Halo: Uprising''.''ComicBookHaloUprising''.
3rd Aug '16 2:15:00 PM RacattackForce
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** There is now ''Hyrule Historia'', an encylopedia of sorts for the Zelda mythos in honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary, which confirms or expounds on a lot of story details that were either ambiguous or outright overlooked in the series. Most notably (and to much controversy), it finally gives an official timeline of all the games to date. The book is basically the answer to every possible question that fans have regarding the series, the characters, and the timelines.

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** There is now ''Hyrule Historia'', an encylopedia encyclopedia of sorts for the Zelda mythos in honor of its released for the franchise's twenty-fifth anniversary, which confirms or expounds on a lot of story details that were either ambiguous or outright overlooked in the series. Most notably (and to much controversy), controversy at the time), it finally gives gave an official timeline of all the games [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword up to date. that point]]. The book is was basically the answer to every possible question that fans have had regarding the series, the characters, and the timelines.timelines as of 2011.[[note]]The English translation wasn't released until early 2013.[[/note]]
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