History CrapsackWorld / VideoGames

24th May '16 8:01:16 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** The Combine have also set up a Suppression Field to [[NoSexAllowed prevent humans]] [[ChildlessDystopia from reproducing]]. They did this after wiping out a large portion of the human population, so twenty years later, humanity is on a downward spiral towards extinction.

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** The Combine have also set up a Suppression Field to [[NoSexAllowed prevent humans]] [[ChildlessDystopia from reproducing]]. They did this after wiping out a large portion of the human population, so twenty years later, humanity is on a downward spiral towards extinction. Although thankfully, with the destruction of the Citadel, the field is gone as well.
22nd May '16 10:41:16 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Hope's Peak Academy]]. Officially, it's a private school meant to groom society's elite, the absolute best of the best. However, it turns out to be a GildedCage with all windows and exits bolted shut, security cameras watching everything, and armed turrets almost everywhere. Fifteen students are trapped inside by a sadistic teddy bear named Monokuma and given a choice: either cut all ties to the outside world and live inside the school forever or "graduate." Graduating involves [[ThePerfectCrime murdering another student and getting away with it]], while the survivors investigate the crime and hold a class trial. If the killer is found, they will be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath punished]] and life will return to normal for the other students. If they're not, they get to leave while ''everyone else'' is punished. [[spoiler: And thanks to the Ultimate Despair, the outside world is ''even worse''. [[UnreliableNarrator Supposedly]]]].

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* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Hope's Peak Academy]]. Officially, it's a private school meant to groom society's elite, the absolute best of the best. However, it turns out to be a GildedCage with all windows and exits bolted shut, security cameras watching everything, and armed turrets almost everywhere. Fifteen students are trapped inside by a sadistic teddy bear named Monokuma and given a choice: either cut all ties to the outside world and live inside the school forever or "graduate." Graduating involves [[ThePerfectCrime murdering another student and getting away with it]], while the survivors investigate the crime and hold a class trial. If the killer is found, they will be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath punished]] and life will return to normal for the other students. If they're not, they get to leave while ''everyone else'' is punished. [[spoiler: And thanks to the Ultimate Despair, the outside world is ''even worse''. [[UnreliableNarrator Supposedly]]]].worse'']].
19th May '16 6:39:49 PM ChrisX
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** Humans get a vast power boost because of the destruction of the Worldstone. In the long run, [[AWorldHalfFull there may be some hope.]] They're supposed to get stronger than demons or angels.

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** Humans get a vast power boost because of the destruction of the Worldstone. In the long run, [[AWorldHalfFull there may be some hope.]] They're supposed to get stronger than demons or angels.angels... but in the end it's still fifty-fifty because even according to the most benevolent angel (Tyrael), [[HumansAreFlawed the heart of men is susceptible of temptations to evil]], therefore there's an equal chance that they instead make it worse.



** In Jugdral, most of the ruling countries and houses are run by the descendants of twelve heroes. When the game starts, at least three of them are turning on the others, and by the second half of the game, all of the ruling houses are fighting amongst one another (which itself is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in the introduction to Chapter 8). TheHero [[spoiler:is ultimately duped by a man he thought was his ally, his father is blamed for the death of another lord (who turns out to be the father of his love interest), and he, along with most of his allies, are [[TheHeroDies burned alive for treason]]. This all began because Sigurd merely wanted to a.) find some answers about why the Kingdom of Issach was invading Grannvale, and b.) he wanted to save Adean, a childhood friend, out of the goodness of his heart.]] By the second half of the game, while [[TheDragon Arvis]] was able to keep a ten year peaceful rule, it all comes undone when both a number of nobles begin to fight again and when the [[EvilCult Loptyr Cult]] starts acting out on its plans to revive the dark dragon god Loptyr, which is now possible because Arvis' son Julius has the blood needed to become his vessel. Needless to say, Arvis becomes regretful when Child Hunts and sacrifices become commonplace, and he even finds out that [[spoiler:having Julius was a part of the cult's plan the entire time - they even brainwashed [[BrotherSisterIncest his half-sister]] so that she could marry him and have his children, as they both possess Loptyr's blood.]] Jugdral is also far more of a NoWomansLand compared to any other entry; in the second half of the game, it's implied that Leen/Laylea was [[RapeAsDrama raped]] by the nobleman she was serving because she refused to become his personal dancer.

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** In Jugdral, most of the ruling countries and houses are run by the descendants of twelve heroes. When the game starts, at least three of them are turning on the others, and by the second half of the game, all of the ruling houses are fighting amongst one another (which itself is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in the introduction to Chapter 8). TheHero [[spoiler:is ultimately duped by a man he thought was his ally, his father is blamed for the death of another lord (who turns out to be the father of his love interest), and he, along with most of his allies, are [[TheHeroDies burned alive for treason]]. This all began because Sigurd merely wanted to a.) find some answers about why the Kingdom of Issach was invading Grannvale, and b.) he wanted to save Adean, a childhood friend, out of the goodness of his heart.]] By the second half of the game, while [[TheDragon Arvis]] was able to keep a ten year peaceful rule, it all comes undone when both a number of nobles begin to fight again and when the [[EvilCult Loptyr Cult]] starts acting out on its plans to revive the dark dragon god Loptyr, which is now possible because Arvis' son Julius has the blood needed to become his vessel. Needless to say, Arvis becomes regretful when Child Hunts and sacrifices become commonplace, and he even finds out that [[spoiler:having Julius was a part of the cult's plan the entire time - they even brainwashed [[BrotherSisterIncest his half-sister]] so that she could marry him and have his children, as they both possess Loptyr's blood.]] Jugdral is also far more of a NoWomansLand compared to any other entry; in the second half of the game, it's implied that Leen/Laylea was [[RapeAsDrama raped]] by the nobleman she was serving because she refused to become his personal dancer. However, per the tradition of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', this is where the son of TheHero, Seliph, enter the fray and fight his way out to get rid of these problem and rebuild Jugdral to a better place, he usually succeeds to make it AWorldHalfFull. But it doesn't take away the fact that Jugdral is hands down the darkest setting the franchise has ever offered.
17th May '16 4:01:27 AM aartbastiaan
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** Things get even worse in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Tears in the Veil separating the physical world from [[EldritchLocation The Fade]] are allowing [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] to invade.

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** Things get even worse in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. *** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is truly DarkerAndEdgier. The immediate threat is that Tears in the Veil separating the physical world from [[EldritchLocation The Fade]] are allowing [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] to invade.invade. But what really gives this game a way gloomier atmosphere is how you expierence the continental [[WarIsHell total war]] between mages and templars firsthand. The very first area you can go to reveals just how high the death toll must be among the general population. Templars no longer just attack mages, they now attack ''anyone'' that doesn't grant their wishes. And mages are waging a guerilla war that isn't much better. Families are torn apart by this and there is no indication that anything the protagonist does puts a definitive stop to this.


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** Arguably even worse in its successors, as you learn that whatever you did [[YouCantFightFate didn't actually change anything]]. A somewhat alternative [[TheCycleOfEmpires cycle of Empires]] exists where every Empire is first united by a good leader under which the the people flourish. Then, [[TheCorruption the Undead Curse]] returns and - while the leaders desperately try everything to stop it - a quick collapse is all but guaranteed. Naturally, all the games occur [[AfterTheEnd after said collapse]].
16th May '16 12:29:42 AM erforce
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* Another parody example that actually has a story of why the world is that way is the PC game ''Pyst'', which is supposedly what the world of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' ended up looking like after millions of tourists wandered through it.

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* Another parody example that actually has a story of why the world is that way is the PC game ''Pyst'', ''VideoGame/{{Pyst}}'', which is supposedly what the world of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' ended up looking like after millions of tourists wandered through it.
27th Apr '16 5:17:35 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Hope's Peak Academy]]. Officially, it's a private school meant to groom society's elite, the absolute best of the best. However, it turns out to be a GildedCage with all windows and exits bolted shut, security cameras watching everything, and armed turrets almost everywhere. Fifteen students are trapped inside by a sadistic teddy bear named Monokuma and given a choice: either cut all ties to the outside world and live inside the school forever or "graduate." Graduating involves [[ThePerfectCrime murdering another student and getting away with it]], while the survivors investigate the crime and hold a class trial. If the killer is found, they will be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath punished]] and life will return to normal for the other students. If they're not, they get to leave while ''everyone else'' is punished. [[And thanks to the Ultimate Despair, the outside world is ''even worse'']].

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* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Hope's Peak Academy]]. Officially, it's a private school meant to groom society's elite, the absolute best of the best. However, it turns out to be a GildedCage with all windows and exits bolted shut, security cameras watching everything, and armed turrets almost everywhere. Fifteen students are trapped inside by a sadistic teddy bear named Monokuma and given a choice: either cut all ties to the outside world and live inside the school forever or "graduate." Graduating involves [[ThePerfectCrime murdering another student and getting away with it]], while the survivors investigate the crime and hold a class trial. If the killer is found, they will be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath punished]] and life will return to normal for the other students. If they're not, they get to leave while ''everyone else'' is punished. [[And [[spoiler: And thanks to the Ultimate Despair, the outside world is ''even worse'']].worse''. [[UnreliableNarrator Supposedly]]]].
27th Apr '16 5:16:42 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Hope's Peak Academy]]. Officially, it's a private school meant to groom society's elite, the absolute best of the best. However, it turns out to be a GildedCage with all windows and exits bolted shut, security cameras watching everything, and armed turrets almost everywhere. Fifteen students are trapped inside by a sadistic teddy bear named Monokuma and given a choice: either cut all ties to the outside world and live inside the school forever or "graduate." Graduating involves [[ThePerfectCrime murdering another student and getting away with it]], while the survivors investigate the crime and hold a class trial. If the killer is found, they will be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath punished]] and life will return to normal for the other students. If they're not, they get to leave while ''everyone else'' is punished. [[And thanks to the Ultimate Despair, the outside world is ''even worse'']].
11th Apr '16 1:50:58 AM thatmadork
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* Very much inescapable in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. Earth has become a polluted mess in the backstory, and Planet will quickly become a world where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou to deal with the human infestation. Plus [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on your personal ideological leaning]], most of the colonies would be this: pretty much everybody would agree the Human Hive are bad news, for [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill all]] [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood sorts]] [[HumanResources of]] [[MoralSociopathy reasons]].
22nd Mar '16 7:26:13 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', the war in which [[EvilOverlord Kyros the Overlord]] rose to power certainly didn't do the world any favours. Some parts of it may have been like this even before; one region is described as having been "ruined and depopulated by constant war" such that it has been largely abandoned for centuries.
20th Mar '16 5:29:29 AM thatmadork
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** Some of the other realms certainly qualify. There's a LawfulStupid realm where AllCrimesAreEqual and punished with DisproportionateRetribution, there's a ChaoticStupid realm where everyone in it does whatever the hell they feel like (which is usually "murder each other for fun"), and then there's the Netherrealm which is basically {{Hell}} except it's where ''everyone, good or evil'', goes when they die [[DevilButNoGod because there's no heaven]]. Not to mention, most of the gods are assholes and the ones that aren't so bad are also unfortunately too lazy to do anything.
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