History CrapsackWorld / VideoGames

15th Aug '16 9:05:56 AM Vir
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** Even after the cycle is broken in ''Wind Waker'' by [[spoiler:leaving Hyrule and Ganondorf trapped at the bottom of the ocean to slowly crumble away]], the new lands that people settle have their own various monsters and demons causing trouble for everyone else.
** Lorule of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''. It's dark, gloomy, the land is literally falling apart, and everyone is grouchy and miserable. [[spoiler:Like Termina, it is also doomed to destruction, thanks to the elimination of its Triforce. Fortunately, this is fixed in the ending.]]

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** Even after the cycle is broken in ''Wind Waker'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' by [[spoiler:leaving Hyrule and Ganondorf trapped at the bottom of the ocean to slowly crumble away]], the new lands that people settle have their own various monsters and demons causing trouble for everyone else.
** Lorule of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''.''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''. It's dark, gloomy, the land is literally falling apart, and everyone is grouchy and miserable. [[spoiler:Like Termina, it is also doomed to destruction, thanks to the elimination of its Triforce. Fortunately, this is fixed in the ending.]]
15th Aug '16 9:02:57 AM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' has the Republic basically shattered, with the protagonist being one of the last surviving Jedi in the galaxy, even though canonically the first game has the player saving the entire galaxy. Pretty much every planet visited by the PC is either a desolate wasteland or it has a corrupted government, where there's basically no authority to keep things in order. The only exception of this might be Telos, but then again [[spoiler:the Exile blows up its only fuel source. Guess what happens when a giant space station that acts as a city doesn't get its fuel. You can fix it later on though.]] If that wasn't enough, everywhere the player goes there's someone trying to kill him/her. There's actually very few places that get to be saved from impending doom.
** The new ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' MMO has it that the galaxy is in complete chaos. Then again, judging from the trailers, it doesn't look that bad.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' has the Republic basically shattered, with the protagonist being one of the last surviving Jedi in the galaxy, even though canonically the first game has the player saving the entire galaxy. Pretty much every planet visited by the PC is either a desolate wasteland or it has a corrupted government, where there's basically no authority to keep things in order. The only exception of this might be Telos, but then again [[spoiler:the Exile blows up its only fuel source. Guess what happens when a giant space station that acts as a city doesn't get its fuel. You can fix it later on though.]] If that wasn't enough, everywhere the player goes there's someone trying to kill him/her.them. There's actually very few places that get to be saved from impending doom.
** The new ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' MMO ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has it that the galaxy is in complete chaos. Then again, judging from the trailers, it doesn't look that bad.
15th Aug '16 9:01:09 AM Vir
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** The Sacrifice comic reveals that carriers are people who are immune to changing into a zombie, but can still spread the virus to others unwittingly, which is what the survivors in both games have been doing! On top of this, when the military "saved" the survivors in ''Left 4 Dead'', they only saved them to see if they can develop a cure for the virus and planned to kill them if they couldn't get a cure. The survivors barely manage to escape (with the help of a few soldiers who were wise enough to listen to them) and get on a train heading south as Bill explains his plan to get them to the Floria Keys, where they can live in peace without zombies (they can't swim) or the military trying to kill them. So in a nutshell, if you aren't a carrier, you will become an infected and if you are a carrier, the military will try to kill you. The world be fucked.

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** The Sacrifice comic reveals that carriers are people who are immune to changing into a zombie, but can still spread the virus to others unwittingly, which is what the survivors in both games have been doing! On top of this, when the military "saved" the survivors in ''Left 4 Dead'', they only saved them to see if they can develop a cure for the virus and planned to kill them if they couldn't get a cure. The survivors barely manage to escape (with the help of a few soldiers who were wise enough to listen to them) and get on a train heading south as Bill explains his plan to get them to the Floria Florida Keys, where they can live in peace without zombies (they can't swim) or the military trying to kill them. So in a nutshell, if you aren't a carrier, you will become an infected and if you are a carrier, the military will try to kill you. The world be fucked.
15th Aug '16 9:00:04 AM Vir
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** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' makes it a whole lot worse where every rescue attempt ends in failure, forcing you to trek your way to your next rescue attempt and the military in the final campaign is bombing New Orleans to wipe out the zombies and they ask the survivors if they are carriers. It's shown on the graffiti on the walls that some people think carriers are dangerous to non infected people and the military decided to kill anyone they thought were carriers. Nick comments about this a few times and is greatly worried about their own fate.

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** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' makes it a whole lot worse where every rescue attempt ends in failure, forcing you to trek your way to your next rescue attempt and the military in the final campaign is bombing New Orleans to wipe out the zombies and they ask the survivors if they are carriers. It's shown on the graffiti on the walls that some people think carriers are dangerous to non infected non-infected people and the military decided to kill anyone they thought were carriers. Nick comments about this a few times and is greatly worried about their own fate.
15th Aug '16 8:53:07 AM Vir
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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Santa Destroy]], as shown through Travis' map of the place. The Beach is full of toxic chemicals, there is an old weapons testing ground filled with killer scorpions, the people are actually ashamed to live in the town and all to happy to leave, the job employers send you tips for work at the assassination centre disguised as an advertising agency, and the fast food places are garbage. That's not even getting into the Ranked Assassins....
** And in the sequel, it turns out that the main character inadvertently popularized the assassination business and turned the town into a booming WretchedHive.

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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': Santa Destroy]], Destroy, as shown through Travis' map of the place. The Beach beach is full of toxic chemicals, there is an old weapons testing ground filled with killer scorpions, the people are actually ashamed to live in the town and all to happy to leave, the job employers send you tips for work at the assassination centre disguised as an advertising agency, and the fast food places are garbage. That's not even getting into the Ranked Assassins....
** And in [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle the sequel, sequel]], it turns out that the main character inadvertently popularized the assassination business and turned the town into a booming WretchedHive.
15th Aug '16 8:52:26 AM Vir
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, Tamriel has always had its fair share of bad spots, but after ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', it turns into this outright as the lack of any apparent heir to the Empire has caused much of the continent to descend into anarchy and infighting. Daedric cultists have sparked a civil war in the Summerset Isles. Skyrim declares war on Morrowind. Black Marsh declares war on ''everyone''. Elseweyr cuts off all ties to everyone else and goes into seclusion. Morrowind itself has become little more than a barren wasteland due to the combination of the Ministry of Truth colliding with the province and Red Mountain erupting, and what's left is quickly conquered by Black Marsh. The tiny island of Solstheim becomes literally the last holdout for independent Dunmer. Yeah, things aren't exactly looking well for the Empire right now.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, Tamriel has always had its fair share of bad spots, but after ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', it turns into this outright as the lack of any apparent heir to the Empire has caused much of the continent to descend into anarchy and infighting. Daedric cultists have sparked a civil war in the Summerset Isles. Skyrim declares war on Morrowind. Black Marsh declares war on ''everyone''. Elseweyr Elsweyr cuts off all ties to everyone else and goes into seclusion. Morrowind itself has become little more than a barren wasteland due to the combination of the Ministry of Truth colliding with the province and Red Mountain erupting, and what's left is quickly conquered by Black Marsh. The tiny island of Solstheim becomes literally the last holdout for independent Dunmer. Yeah, things aren't exactly looking well for the Empire right now.
15th Aug '16 8:51:06 AM Vir
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* [[VideoGame/WildARMs Filgaea is a very, very, very unfortunate planet]]. Some [[AllThereInTheManual ancilliary media]] indicate that all the games- at least five at last count- take place on the same world, separated by millenia. If this is true, it has had at least three invasions by time-traveling robots, invading alternate universes, invading aliens, etc... and throughout it, most of the time, the entire planet is a resource-poor desert wasteland. Generally, every time they start repairing the environment enough for life to not suck royally all around, they get another bunch of would-be conquerors up in their grills, and, in the process of fighting them off and/or sealing them, ruin it again.

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* [[VideoGame/WildARMs ''VideoGame/WildARMs'': Filgaea is a very, very, very unfortunate planet]].planet. Some [[AllThereInTheManual ancilliary media]] indicate that all the games- at least five at last count- take place on the same world, separated by millenia. If this is true, it has had at least three invasions by time-traveling robots, invading alternate universes, invading aliens, etc... and throughout it, most of the time, the entire planet is a resource-poor desert wasteland. Generally, every time they start repairing the environment enough for life to not suck royally all around, they get another bunch of would-be conquerors up in their grills, and, in the process of fighting them off and/or sealing them, ruin it again.
15th Aug '16 8:50:07 AM Vir
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** Better yet, [[CrapSaccharineWorld Treasure Town]] is a fine place to live in, if you don't mind a crime rating BIGGER THAN Detroit, a CloudCuckooLander guild master, time traveling saints from Hell, your daily dose of horror, and an exploration team that actually [[KickTheDog steals from children]]. What's fine about Treasure Town again?

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** Better yet, [[CrapSaccharineWorld [[CrapsaccharineWorld Treasure Town]] is a fine place to live in, if you don't mind a crime rating BIGGER THAN Detroit, a CloudCuckooLander guild master, time traveling saints from Hell, your daily dose of horror, and an exploration team that actually [[KickTheDog steals from children]]. What's fine about Treasure Town again?



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a crapsack world for sure. You start in a world dying from a severe lack of {{Mana}},(Sylvarant) which causes the world to become barren, the only person who can [[SavingTheWorld Save the World]] is a [[KidHero 15ish year old girl]] who just happens to be a major [[TheKlutz Klutz]] and a DumbBlonde. Not to mention the world is being oppressed by a group of half elves called the [[FacelessGoons Desians]] whose sole purpose is to enslave humans and stop the world from being saved. This causes the humans to develop a [[FantasticRacism hatred of ALL half elves]]. This is all made worse when you realize [[AwfulTruth EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE]]. And even after this revelation, and you [[spoiler: travel to the second world(Tethe'alla), things aren't much better there. The world is pretty much ruled by a corrupt church, who's pope is poisoning the king, and actively promotes racism against half elves. It turns out the worlds are in a tug-of-war over a dwindling mana supply, so when one world prospers, the other begins to die, and the tug-of-war is being controlled by a group of "angels" called Cruxis. Oh, and remember the Desians? Yeah they're PART of Cruxis. They appear in which ever world is being depleted of mana to force the tug-of-war to continue. And even when you start to manage to fix things, you just end up messing them up again. In fact, the whole plot of the second game is that because you "fixed" everything, you screwed up BOTH worlds.]] How's that for a crapsack world? Admittedly it can also fall under CrapSaccharineWorld and AWorldHalfFull.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a crapsack world for sure. You start in a world dying from a severe lack of {{Mana}},(Sylvarant) which causes the world to become barren, the only person who can [[SavingTheWorld Save the World]] is a [[KidHero 15ish year old girl]] who just happens to be a major [[TheKlutz Klutz]] and a DumbBlonde. Not to mention the world is being oppressed by a group of half elves called the [[FacelessGoons Desians]] whose sole purpose is to enslave humans and stop the world from being saved. This causes the humans to develop a [[FantasticRacism hatred of ALL half elves]]. This is all made worse when you realize [[AwfulTruth EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE]]. And even after this revelation, and you [[spoiler: travel to the second world(Tethe'alla), things aren't much better there. The world is pretty much ruled by a corrupt church, who's pope is poisoning the king, and actively promotes racism against half elves. It turns out the worlds are in a tug-of-war over a dwindling mana supply, so when one world prospers, the other begins to die, and the tug-of-war is being controlled by a group of "angels" called Cruxis. Oh, and remember the Desians? Yeah they're PART of Cruxis. They appear in which ever world is being depleted of mana to force the tug-of-war to continue. And even when you start to manage to fix things, you just end up messing them up again. In fact, the whole plot of the second game is that because you "fixed" everything, you screwed up BOTH worlds.]] How's that for a crapsack world? Admittedly it can also fall under CrapSaccharineWorld CrapsaccharineWorld and AWorldHalfFull.
15th Aug '16 8:49:04 AM Vir
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** For those of you who want humans in your Pokéverse experience, we have [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] or, as a better word, [[DeathWorld Hell]]). The government barely has anyone of note. The police are utterly pathetic and cannot keep two goof-offs behind bars for very long. The deserts which make up the Eclo Wastes are almost utterly barren of life. The police turf in Pyrite Town has ''more hoodlums per square foot'' than any other region to date. Occasionally, these hoodlums form gangs which make life for the locals pretty bad. And then, there's Cipher, the patron saints of ParanoiaFuel in the Pokeverse. The group believes only in power, and will engage in methods to obtain it that can only be described as inhuman - trainer assault, Pokéverse theft, federal subversion, MindRape, ''homicide''... these guys were the undisputed bottom of the morality barrel in the Pokéverse before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] showed up, and the two are fighting over that title to this day. The [[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Ranger Corps]] talks about lots of other regions (except maybe Unova due to limited intel) - even ''they'' will not bring Orre up. '''''It's THAT bad'''''.

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** For those of you who want humans in your Pokéverse experience, we have [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] or, as a better word, [[DeathWorld Hell]]). The government barely has anyone of note. The police are utterly pathetic and cannot keep two goof-offs behind bars for very long. The deserts which make up the Eclo Wastes are almost utterly barren of life. The police turf in Pyrite Town has ''more hoodlums per square foot'' than any other region to date. Occasionally, these hoodlums form gangs which make life for the locals pretty bad. And then, there's Cipher, the patron saints of ParanoiaFuel in the Pokeverse.Pokéverse. The group believes only in power, and will engage in methods to obtain it that can only be described as inhuman - trainer assault, Pokéverse theft, federal subversion, MindRape, ''homicide''... these guys were the undisputed bottom of the morality barrel in the Pokéverse before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] showed up, and the two are fighting over that title to this day. The [[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Ranger Corps]] talks about lots of other regions (except maybe Unova due to limited intel) - even ''they'' will not bring Orre up. '''''It's THAT bad'''''.
15th Aug '16 8:48:19 AM Vir
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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' takes everything about Pokemon (already a CrapsaccharineWorld if you look at it hard enough) and deconstructs every trope it was built on for as much horror as possible. For one, handing civilians the ability to summon [[EldritchAbomination demons]] is shown to have sickeningly high level of abuse and potential for disaster. Second, the mons running around ''ARE A VERY REAL AND DEADLY THREAT'' to mortals and each other, and if you don't have the ability to fight them, they will kill you without an ounce of pity. This is also a universe where supernatural forces can literally decide ''THE VERY INSTANT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DIE'', and speaking of supernatural forces, did we mention ThePowersThatBe are in the middle of kicking off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt even before the game starts?

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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' takes everything about Pokemon Pokéverse (already a CrapsaccharineWorld if you look at it hard enough) and deconstructs every trope it was built on for as much horror as possible. For one, handing civilians the ability to summon [[EldritchAbomination demons]] is shown to have sickeningly high level of abuse and potential for disaster. Second, the mons running around ''ARE A VERY REAL AND DEADLY THREAT'' to mortals and each other, and if you don't have the ability to fight them, they will kill you without an ounce of pity. This is also a universe where supernatural forces can literally decide ''THE VERY INSTANT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DIE'', and speaking of supernatural forces, did we mention ThePowersThatBe are in the middle of kicking off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt even before the game starts?



** For those of you who want humans in your Pokemon experience, we have [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] or, as a better word, [[DeathWorld Hell]]). The government barely has anyone of note. The police are utterly pathetic and cannot keep two goof-offs behind bars for very long. The deserts which make up the Eclo Wastes are almost utterly barren of life. The police turf in Pyrite Town has ''more hoodlums per square foot'' than any other region to date. Occasionally, these hoodlums form gangs which make life for the locals pretty bad. And then, there's Cipher, the patron saints of ParanoiaFuel in the Pokeverse. The group believes only in power, and will engage in methods to obtain it that can only be described as inhuman - trainer assault, Pokemon theft, federal subversion, MindRape, ''homicide''... these guys were the undisputed bottom of the morality barrel in the Pokéverse before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] showed up, and the two are fighting over that title to this day. The [[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Ranger Corps]] talks about lots of other regions (except maybe Unova due to limited intel) - even ''they'' will not bring Orre up. '''''It's THAT bad'''''.

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** For those of you who want humans in your Pokemon Pokéverse experience, we have [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] or, as a better word, [[DeathWorld Hell]]). The government barely has anyone of note. The police are utterly pathetic and cannot keep two goof-offs behind bars for very long. The deserts which make up the Eclo Wastes are almost utterly barren of life. The police turf in Pyrite Town has ''more hoodlums per square foot'' than any other region to date. Occasionally, these hoodlums form gangs which make life for the locals pretty bad. And then, there's Cipher, the patron saints of ParanoiaFuel in the Pokeverse. The group believes only in power, and will engage in methods to obtain it that can only be described as inhuman - trainer assault, Pokemon Pokéverse theft, federal subversion, MindRape, ''homicide''... these guys were the undisputed bottom of the morality barrel in the Pokéverse before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] showed up, and the two are fighting over that title to this day. The [[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Ranger Corps]] talks about lots of other regions (except maybe Unova due to limited intel) - even ''they'' will not bring Orre up. '''''It's THAT bad'''''.
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