History CerebusSyndrome / VideoGames

9th Jul '17 5:35:11 PM brc2000
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** Most of the humor in ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateII Shadows of Amn]]'' comes from the dialogue of either Minsc or Jan Jansen. It also upped the whump-factor with such events as [[spoiler: Irenicus' physical and psychological torture of Imoen, the torture and implied vivisection of Khalid, and the player-character's Bhaal-spawn nature breaking free]]. Most the [=NPCs=] you can add to your party come with tragedy pre-installed ([[spoiler: Aerie, Valygar]]) or pick some up in-game ([[spoiler: Minsc, Jaheira, Jan Jansen, Yoshimo, Imoen]]).
** In the [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal expansion-and-series-resolution]], nearly the only moment of comedy is an imp artificer implying that he gets his recipes from denizen of Hell, Martha Stewart.

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** Most of the humor in ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateII Shadows of Amn]]'' comes from the dialogue of either Minsc or Jan Jansen. It also upped the whump-factor grim-factor with such events as [[spoiler: Irenicus' physical and psychological torture of Imoen, the torture and implied vivisection of Khalid, and the player-character's Bhaal-spawn nature breaking free]]. Most the [=NPCs=] you can add to your party come with tragedy pre-installed ([[spoiler: Aerie, Valygar]]) or pick some up in-game ([[spoiler: Minsc, Jaheira, Jan Jansen, Yoshimo, Imoen]]).
** In the [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal expansion-and-series-resolution]], nearly all of the only moment of comedy is moments come from the dialogue of an imp artificer implying that he gets his recipes from denizen of Hell, Martha Stewart.who works for the protagonist.
9th Jul '17 5:29:13 PM brc2000
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** A fan-mod was specifically written to address the change in tone between the first and second games with the tagline "When did we stop having fun?"
25th Jun '17 12:58:53 AM Fuyumoto
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** And then it gets even ''worse'' after [[spoiler: the BigBad finally gets his ass kicked. One of the four ''protagonists'' of the game, and arguably the ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes nicest]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing one]] of the bunch, turns out to be [[EvilAllAlong conspiring against]] the good guys all along and leaves the team to [[TheDragon serve the]] GreaterScopeVillain. If that ain't bad enough, our hero is starting to act out-of-character thanks to all the tragic events.]]

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** And then it gets even ''worse'' after [[spoiler: the BigBad finally gets his ass kicked. One of the four ''protagonists'' of the game, and arguably the ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes nicest]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing one]] of the bunch, turns out to be [[EvilAllAlong conspiring against]] the good guys all along and leaves the team to [[TheDragon serve the]] GreaterScopeVillain. If that ain't bad enough, our hero is starting to act out-of-character thanks to all the tragic events.events and the unsettling reveals about his forgotten past.]]
25th Jun '17 12:47:16 AM Fuyumoto
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** And then it gets even ''worse'' after [[spoiler: the BigBad finally gets his ass kicked. One of the four ''protagonists'' of the game, and arguably the ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes nicest]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing one]] of the bunch, turns out to be [[EvilAllAlong conspiring against]] the good guys all along and leaves the team to [[TheDragon serve the]] GreaterScopeVillain.]]

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** And then it gets even ''worse'' after [[spoiler: the BigBad finally gets his ass kicked. One of the four ''protagonists'' of the game, and arguably the ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes nicest]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing one]] of the bunch, turns out to be [[EvilAllAlong conspiring against]] the good guys all along and leaves the team to [[TheDragon serve the]] GreaterScopeVillain. If that ain't bad enough, our hero is starting to act out-of-character thanks to all the tragic events.]]
25th Jun '17 12:43:34 AM Fuyumoto
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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until [[VengefulWidow Sakura-no-sei]] barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]]

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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until [[VengefulWidow Sakura-no-sei]] barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]]]] Things take on a new level of complicated from there.
25th Jun '17 12:36:20 AM Fuyumoto
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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until [[VengefulWidow Sakura-no-sei]] barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]] The story only gets worse from there.

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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until [[VengefulWidow Sakura-no-sei]] barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]] The story only ]]
** And then it
gets worse from there.even ''worse'' after [[spoiler: the BigBad finally gets his ass kicked. One of the four ''protagonists'' of the game, and arguably the ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes nicest]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing one]] of the bunch, turns out to be [[EvilAllAlong conspiring against]] the good guys all along and leaves the team to [[TheDragon serve the]] GreaterScopeVillain.]]
8th Jun '17 6:29:01 AM Piterpicher
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* The ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' franchise started off as a terrifying BlackComedy, full of GallowsHumor and the like. By [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 the final game,]] people - well, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad one]] [[SerialKiller man]] [[PurpleIsPowerful in]] [[GreaterScopeVillain particular]]]] - have died on-screen in a rather horrific[[note]]if rather 8-bit[[/note]] fashion, the story has transformed into an inexplicably unnerving story about a child being tormented by his own family, and [[spoiler:TheHeroDies.]] Previous games limited the death to off-screen atrocities, the story was - though still dark - often stuffed into the background, and the player characters usually [[spoiler:got out of their week alive.]][[note]][[spoiler:Okay, Jeremy may have lost his frontal lobe, or gotten framed for the Purple Man's murders, or whatever, but he didn't ''die.'']][[/note]]

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* The ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' franchise started off as a terrifying BlackComedy, full of GallowsHumor and the like. By [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 the final fourth game,]] people - well, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad one]] [[SerialKiller man]] [[PurpleIsPowerful in]] [[GreaterScopeVillain particular]]]] - have died on-screen in a rather horrific[[note]]if rather 8-bit[[/note]] fashion, the story has transformed into an inexplicably unnerving story about a child being tormented by his own family, and [[spoiler:TheHeroDies.]] Previous games limited the death to off-screen atrocities, the story was - though still dark - often stuffed into the background, and the player characters usually [[spoiler:got out of their week alive.]][[note]][[spoiler:Okay, Jeremy may have lost his frontal lobe, or gotten framed for the Purple Man's murders, or whatever, but he didn't ''die.'']][[/note]]
23rd May '17 9:35:13 PM Fuyumoto
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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until Sakura-no-sei barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]] The story only gets worse from there.

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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until Sakura-no-sei [[VengefulWidow Sakura-no-sei]] barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]] The story only gets worse from there.
23rd May '17 9:29:08 PM Fuyumoto
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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' start out as a fairly mild adventure story of an AmnesiacHero battling MonsterOfTheWeek until Sakura-no-sei barges in, revealing to the heroes and the audience that [[spoiler: there is a BigBad out there who [[AllegedLookalikes resembles the hero down to the aura]], causing far more dangerous troubles than any of the previous enemies, and the one being blamed for all of that would be the ''hero''.]] The story only gets worse from there.
14th May '17 3:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Broodwar'' addon did this to ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', although the ''Starcraft'' universe wasn't a very cheerful one to begin with. The first one had a bittersweet ending, with [[spoiler:the Overmind being destroyed and Tassadar dying.]] Broodwar had the UED, Dominion, Protoss and Raiders combining for an epic battle against [[spoiler:Kerrigan]] that we knew they would win. [[spoiler:Then Kerrigan slaughters them all.]]

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* The ''Broodwar'' addon ''Brood War'' add-on did this to ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', although the ''Starcraft'' universe wasn't a very cheerful one to begin with. The first one had a bittersweet ending, with [[spoiler:the Overmind being destroyed and Tassadar dying.]] Broodwar had the UED, Dominion, Protoss and Raiders combining for an epic battle against [[spoiler:Kerrigan]] that we knew they would win. [[spoiler:Then Kerrigan slaughters them all.]]
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