History ArtifactTitle / VideoGames

6th Apr '18 9:00:05 PM nombretomado
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* If you think about it, ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' isn't really focused on the crime in question (stealing cars). And in later games, you may stop doing it altogether since you can stash cars away. Particularly in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', where the three protagonists all have their own default vehicles with customization options, and the player has the option of respawning at a garage (making it much less necessary to steal cars to get around).

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* If you think about it, ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' isn't really focused on the crime in question (stealing cars). And in later games, you may stop doing it altogether since you can stash cars away. Particularly in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', where the three protagonists all have their own default vehicles with customization options, and the player has the option of respawning at a garage (making it much less necessary to steal cars to get around).
28th Mar '18 10:26:35 AM Piterpicher
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** In March 2013, Nintendo began to promote that year as TheYearOfLuigi to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Luigi's first appearance in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' Near the end of 2013, it was decided to extend the celebration into 2014. Depending on your interpretation of this event, it's either played straight or subverted (as in, it could be a literal 365-day celebration that started in March 2013 and ended in March 2014).

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** In March 2013, Nintendo began to promote that year as TheYearOfLuigi Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Luigi's first appearance in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' Near the end of 2013, it was decided to extend the celebration into 2014. Depending on your interpretation of this event, it's either played straight or subverted (as in, it could be a literal 365-day celebration that started in March 2013 and ended in March 2014).
17th Mar '18 12:31:47 PM Dere
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series can sometimes dabble into this trope, as there are games where Zelda either never appears (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'') or only cameos in (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and the linked ending of the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]] games''). However, she is still very much a central character to the series overall -- more so after TheReveal in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' had us learn that not only does every incarnation of Zelda hold the wisdom of the Triforce, but they also are [[spoiler:reincarnations of the chief goddess Hylia]].

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series can sometimes dabble into this trope, as there are games where Zelda either never appears (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'') or only cameos in (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and the linked ending of the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]] games''). However, she is still very much a central character to the series overall -- more so after TheReveal in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' had us learn that not only does every incarnation most incarnations of Zelda Zeldas hold the wisdom of the Triforce, but they also are [[spoiler:reincarnations of the chief goddess Hylia]].Triforce.
17th Mar '18 12:30:02 PM Dere
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* The ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' series was no longer on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance when the series moved on to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS with its third and fourth installments, ''Advance Wars: Dual Strike'' and ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin''. The title can still be justified, since "Advance" by itself is still a real word. On the other hand, the Japanese version of the series reverted to the even more antiquated ''Famicom Wars'' name for its [=GameCube=] (''Battalion Wars''), Wii (''Battalion Wars II'') and DS installments.

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* The ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' series was no longer on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance when the series moved on to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS with its third and fourth installments, ''Advance Wars: Dual Strike'' and ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin''. The title can still be justified, since "Advance" by itself is still a real word. On the other hand, the Japanese version of the series reverted to the even more antiquated ''Famicom Wars'' name for its [=GameCube=] (''Battalion Wars''), Wii (''Battalion Wars II'') and DS installments.
13th Mar '18 5:35:33 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The "Burnout" mechanic from ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' (where you fill up your car's NitroBoost bar then expend it all in one straight shot, refilling it while it's draining to chain Burnout after Burnout) was absent from the series in the third and fourth installments (''3: Takedown'' and ''Revenge''). It was restored starting with ''Burnout Dominator'' and is also available in ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise''.
12th Feb '18 12:22:10 PM needsanewhobby
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** UsefulNotes/{{Amiibo}, which are named after the Miis, weren't even on the Wii!

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** UsefulNotes/{{Amiibo}, UsefulNotes/{{Amiibo}}, which are named after the Miis, weren't even on the Wii!
12th Feb '18 12:21:31 PM needsanewhobby
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** UsefulNotes/{{Amiibo}, which are named after the Miis, weren't even on the Wii!
26th Dec '17 7:47:48 PM jormis29
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* The strategy game ''Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon'' does not feature the titular planet (nor, for that matter, does it [[NonindicativeName have you go to Procyon]]). It does, however, take place in the same setting as the Disney [[Disney/TreasurePlanet animated film]] with some of the characters present (your PlayerCharacter is Jim Hawkins, who has enlisted in the Royal Navy after the events of the film).

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* The strategy game ''Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon'' ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'' does not feature the titular planet (nor, for that matter, does it [[NonindicativeName have you go to Procyon]]). It does, however, take place in the same setting as the Disney [[Disney/TreasurePlanet animated film]] with some of the characters present (your PlayerCharacter is Jim Hawkins, who has enlisted in the Royal Navy after the events of the film).
22nd Dec '17 2:46:44 PM LordInsane
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** The eponymous "[[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]]" themselves actually play a very small role in the series overall. Most often, they are simply mentioned as the impetus behind the game's main quest and never actually appear. It isn't until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' that one actually shows up in-game, and it is only involved in a sidequest line. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' finally has one present during the main quest, though it it only used in one part. ''Skyrim'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC involves ''three'', finally averting the trope, at least for the DLC's quest line. In fact, the title was only chosen because [[RuleOfCool it sounded cool]]: Someone at Bethesda Softworks came up with the term, and then the developers decided what the scrolls actually ''were for''.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', the subtitle of the first game in the series, is also an example. The original concept for the was a team based, [[GladiatorSubquest gladiator game where the player took his team from arena to arena fighting in tournaments]]. None of this stuff was even coded into the game, which was rewritten as part of the developer's home brew ''Franchise/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting, but the advertising material had already been produced, so they kept the title despite arenas and gladiator combat not actually being in the game in any form. They got around this by adding a TitleDrop to the intro that mentions Arena as a nickname for Tamriel.

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** The eponymous "[[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]]" themselves actually play a very small role in the series overall. Most often, they are simply mentioned as the impetus behind the game's main quest and never actually appear. It isn't until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' that one actually shows up in-game, and it is only involved in a sidequest line. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' finally has one present during the main quest, though it it only used in one part. ''Skyrim'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC involves ''three'', finally averting the trope, at least for the DLC's quest line. In fact, the title was only chosen because [[RuleOfCool it sounded cool]]: Someone at Bethesda Softworks came up with the term, and then the developers decided what the scrolls actually ''were for''.
for''. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' does try to handwave it away -- by suggesting the Elder Scrolls can metaphorically stand in for ''history''[[note]]being perfect records of everything that has happened -- or, apparently, will happen or could have happened.[[/note]], which you certainly get involved with in every game.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', the subtitle of the first game in the series, is also an example. The original concept for the was a team based, [[GladiatorSubquest gladiator game where the player took his team from arena to arena fighting in tournaments]]. None The only thing left of this stuff in-game was even coded into some of the game, which was texts when you enter certain towns mentioning what the local fighting team is named, the game otherwise rewritten as part of the developer's home brew ''Franchise/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting, but the advertising material had already been produced, so they kept the title despite arenas and gladiator combat not actually being in the game in any form. They got around this by adding a TitleDrop to the intro that mentions Arena as a nickname for Tamriel.
19th Dec '17 10:31:42 AM sarysa
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* Only one of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' games involves the FloatingContinent Ys.

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* Only one of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' games involves has the player visit the FloatingContinent Ys.Ys, and only three (''VideoGame/YsI'', ''VideoGame/YsII'', and ''VideoGame/YsOrigin'') integrate it into the story at all. The rest feature Adol battling a great evil in a different region each game.
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