History CrapsackWorld / VideoGames

25th Jul '17 1:41:29 AM Piterpicher
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* The post-apocalyptic ''CavesOfQud'', featuring the usual irradiated wastes and ruins infested with mutants and [[KillerRobot killer robots]]. Civilization? Small, isolated, and still in such a hole that ''purified water'' is precious enough to be used as currency. Hey, at least there are also lush jungle regions... filled not only with mutants (some of whom are heavily armed), but [[EverythingTryingToKillYou plants that want to shoot you, terrify you, bleed you dry, or rust all your equipment]].

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* The post-apocalyptic ''CavesOfQud'', ''VideoGame/CavesOfQud'', featuring the usual irradiated wastes and ruins infested with mutants and [[KillerRobot killer robots]]. Civilization? Small, isolated, and still in such a hole that ''purified water'' is precious enough to be used as currency. Hey, at least there are also lush jungle regions... filled not only with mutants (some of whom are heavily armed), but [[EverythingTryingToKillYou plants that want to shoot you, terrify you, bleed you dry, or rust all your equipment]].
26th Jun '17 11:49:19 PM superkeijikun
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** Orience, the setting of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'', is in the midst of a Crapsack World War kicked off by the Militesi Empire invading the Dominion of Ruburm. War encompasses the entire region, people are dying on the streets (often violently), and people who die are wiped from the memories of those still living. [[spoiler:Worse still, it has been like this since times immemorial, as the world is stuck in an endless loop.]]
26th Jun '17 10:14:06 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'' has the entire continent the game takes place in, with each country being crappy in its own respect. Arstotzka, your homeland and the main setting of the game, is a Soviet Union-esque totalitarian dictatorship ruled by oppressive xenophobes, but somehow is not quite as bad as most of the other countries, being home to some of the best doctors, the brightest scientists, and the most stable economy in the continent. Kolechia, Arstotzka's neighbors, is considered to be ''even worse'', with a terrible health care system and being host to terrorists that regularly attack Arstotzka's borders, thus fueling Arstotzka's xenophobia. Antegria is under the thumb of an outright tyrant who spies on and kills their own citizens on a whim. Obristan is a hotbed of criminal activity, particularly drugs, and has even crappier border security than Arstotzka. The United Federation has a decent economy, but a lousy health care system that results in a resurgence of polio. The only country that doesn't seem to have any major issues is Impor. All of this on top of the fact that the game takes place during TheEighties, [[GeniusBonus which was the twilight years of the Soviet Union, a time when Communist states were on their last legs.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'' has the entire continent the game takes place in, with each country being crappy in its own respect. Arstotzka, your homeland and the main setting of the game, is a Soviet Union-esque totalitarian dictatorship ruled by oppressive xenophobes, but somehow is not quite as bad as most of the other countries, being home to some of the best doctors, the brightest scientists, and the most stable economy in the continent. Kolechia, Arstotzka's neighbors, is considered to be ''even worse'', with a terrible health care system and being host to terrorists that regularly attack Arstotzka's borders, thus fueling Arstotzka's xenophobia. Antegria is under the thumb of an outright tyrant who spies on and kills their own citizens on a whim. Obristan is a hotbed of criminal activity, particularly drugs, and has even crappier border security than Arstotzka. The United Federation has a decent economy, but a lousy health care system that results in a resurgence of polio. Republia is an oppressive PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, not unlike modern-day North Korea. The only country that doesn't seem to have any major issues is Impor. All of this on top of the fact that the game takes place during TheEighties, [[GeniusBonus which was the twilight years of the Soviet Union, a time when Communist states were on their last legs.]]
26th Jun '17 10:12:21 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'' has the entire continent the game takes place in, with each country being crappy in its own respect. Arstotzka, your homeland and the main setting of the game, is a Soviet Union-esque totalitarian dictatorship ruled by oppressive xenophobes, but somehow is not quite as bad as most of the other countries, being home to some of the best doctors, the brightest scientists, and the most stable economy in the continent. Kolechia, Arstotzka's neighbors, is considered to be ''even worse'', with a terrible health care system and being host to terrorists that regularly attack Arstotzka's borders, thus fueling Arstotzka's xenophobia. Antegria is under the thumb of an outright tyrant who spies on and kills their own citizens on a whim. Obristan is a hotbed of criminal activity, particularly drugs, and has even crappier border security than Arstotzka. The United Federation has a decent economy, but a lousy health care system that results in a resurgence of polio. The only country that doesn't seem to have any major issues is Impor. All of this on top of the fact that the game takes place during TheEighties, [[GeniusBonus which was the twilight years of the Soviet Union, a time when Communist states were on their last legs.]]
23rd Jun '17 6:18:19 PM thatmadork
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': Where to begin? Most people are peasants drudging through life in crippling poverty and neglect, religious intolerance reigns supreme, FantasticRacism sees elves, dwarves and magic users treated as second-class citizens, nobles spend all their time oppressing their own citizens or backstabbing each other, kings driven by shameless greed and hubris lead men to wars of rape and pillage, the ominous shadow of TheEmpire hangs over everyone's heads, all kinds of monsters prowl the wilderness, elven terrorists roam around attacking people, and if that wasn't enough prophecy says the world and everything in it will be obliterated by a magical ice age.
19th Jun '17 1:09:13 AM Tehrannotaur
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* Its ContinuityReboot ''VideoGame/HomefrontTheRevolution'' isn't any better. The 2003 invasion of Iraq exacerbated with almost the entire Middle East against the United States. Riyadh was nuked by a smuggled Iranian nuclear bomb, which lead to absolute unrest in the U.S. combined with the subprime mortgage crisis, and forcing the nation to enacting a state of emergency and suspending the 2016 Presidential Elections. North Korea is under the rule of a MegaCorp that produces the world's highest demanding technology, [[BigBrotherIsWatching which are chipped and secretly monitored from North Korea]], and successfully conquered America by simply turning off the U.S. military's APEX hardware. The United Nations remains helpless as the world is controlled by APEX technology, Russian-owned oil, and Chinese manufacturing.
27th May '17 8:47:56 AM MummyGaGa
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*** It should be noted that pretty much most of the Phantom Thieves have suffered thanks to that CrapsackWorld. With Joker being framed for assault after stopping a drunkard from sexually harassing a woman, Ryuji having a CareerEndingInjury thanks to [[EvilTeacher Kamoshida]], Ann having to [[spoiler: witness her best friend attempting to commit suicide]], Yusuke ended overworking, suffering from anemia, and barely geting enough to eat thanks to his mentor, Makoto having to deal with the false rumors of her being an AcademicAlphaBitch that ended up hiding Kamoshida's actions, Futaba being a victim of a KickTheDog moment [[spoiler: that had her believe that she killed her mother and was nearly DrivenToSuicide because of that]], Haru being forced into an ArrangedMarriage to a SmugSnake, and Akechi having to grow-up as a bastard child with a FriendlessBackground. No wonder why this game has a lot of {{Woobie}} characters in this game.
20th May '17 4:28:38 PM CalamityRaven26
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' somehow managed to [[UpToEleven up the ante]], at least as far as Persona games go. After all, [[SarcasmMode there's no better place to be]] than Tokyo, a city full of {{Ephebophile}} [[EvilTeacher Evil Teachers]], EvilArtist [[ConMan Con Men]], {{Yakuza}} [[TheDon crime lords]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]], [[spoiler:a CorruptPolitican who came ''dangerously'' close to becoming PresidentEvil, and a LawfulEvil GodOfEvil manipulating everything behind the scenes.]] Best part is, [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror the public is too scared or apathetic to do anything about it.]] Actually, what makes Tokyo such a great place in this world again?

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' somehow managed to [[UpToEleven up the ante]], at least as far as Persona games go. After all, [[SarcasmMode there's no better place to be]] than Tokyo, a city full of {{Ephebophile}} [[EvilTeacher Evil Teachers]], EvilArtist MadArtist [[ConMan Con Men]], {{Yakuza}} [[TheDon crime lords]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]], [[spoiler:a CorruptPolitican CorruptPolitician who came ''dangerously'' close to becoming PresidentEvil, and a LawfulEvil GodOfEvil manipulating everything behind the scenes.scenes all to create a WorldOfSilence.]] Best part is, [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror the public is too scared or apathetic to do anything about it.]] Actually, what makes Tokyo such a great place in this world again?
20th May '17 4:27:35 PM CalamityRaven26
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' somehow managed to [[UpToEleven up the ante]], at least as far as Persona games go. After all, [[SarcasmMode there's no better place to be]] than Tokyo, a city full of {{Ephebophile}} [[EvilTeacher Evil Teachers]], EvilArtist [[ConMan Con Men]], {{Yakuza}} [[TheDon crime lords]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]], [[spoiler:a CorruptPolitican who came ''dangerously'' close to becoming PresidentEvil, and a LawfulEvil GodOfEvil manipulating everything behind the scenes.]] Best part is, [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror the public is too scared or apathetic to do anything about it.]] Actually, what makes Tokyo such a great place in this world again?
14th May '17 10:24:37 PM skywerewolf
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* StreetsOfRogue takes place in one. Put simply, the government is corrupt, average people are less than helpful in general, the resistance, which the player is part of, is only marginally better than the government, although at least it seems to care just not always enough to do something about all the problems.
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