History DarkerAndEdgier / VideoGames

24th Apr '17 6:40:30 PM SomeNewGuy
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* ''{{VideoGame/Momodora}}'' always had some rather dark themes, including [[spoiler:heroes becoming villains due to their own failings, flaws and obsessions]], but overall was a fairly idealistic series. This is ''not'' the cause for ''IV''. In stark contrast to the lively, vibrant worlds of the first three games, the world of ''IV'' is dark, decrepit and decayed, full of bloodthirsty monsters and selfish, opportunistic people. Nearly every character, including heroine Kaso, is deeply flawed and has a tragic past. And to top it all off, [[spoiler:Neither ending results in a victory. Either Kaso fails outright and is murdered by the Underworld Queen, or succeeds at the cost of her life, only for a ''new'' Underworld Queen to rise years later and start the whole conflict over again. And since this game is a prequel, the latter ending is canon.]]
23rd Apr '17 8:33:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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12th Apr '17 2:58:06 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':Although the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series is already more mature than most Nintendo franchises, within it are games that take it further:



** Although the series is already a darker and edgier Nintendo franchise, it reached a new level with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. In addition to including a DarkWorld, its backstory tells about much more tragic events, including the rise, decline and near-extinction of the Luminoth, the death of the Galactic Federation soldiers, [[EvenEvilHasStandards the Space Pirates being frightened before the presence of an]] EvilCounterpart of Samus Aran, and enemies in the form of extradimensional demons that have slaughtered everything in their path in an attempt to destroy the planet (and they nearly succeed). The next game, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', is aesthetically less dark due to the lack of a Dark World, but the plot involves a wide-scale war, Samus witnesses the death of several fellow hunters [[spoiler:by her own hand]], several planets (not just one anymore) are affected by Phazon, most of the worlds have heavy destruction and loss in their backstories, one area takes place in the remnants of a merciless attack towards a [=GF=] ship, and [[spoiler:Samus herself becomes gradually corrupted by Phazon, with the threat of death constantly looming over her]].

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** Although the series is already a darker and edgier Nintendo franchise, it reached a new level with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. In addition to including a DarkWorld, its backstory tells about much more tragic events, including the rise, decline and near-extinction of the Luminoth, the death of the Galactic Federation soldiers, [[EvenEvilHasStandards the Space Pirates being frightened before the presence of an]] EvilCounterpart of Samus Aran, and enemies in the form of extradimensional demons that have slaughtered everything in their path in an attempt to destroy the planet (and they nearly succeed). The next game, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', succeed).
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''
is aesthetically less dark than ''Echoes'' due to the lack of a Dark World, but the plot involves a wide-scale war, Samus witnesses the death of several fellow hunters [[spoiler:by her own hand]], several planets (not just one anymore) are affected by Phazon, most of the worlds have heavy destruction and loss in their backstories, one area takes place in the remnants of a merciless attack towards a [=GF=] ship, and [[spoiler:Samus herself becomes gradually corrupted by Phazon, with the threat of death constantly looming over her]].
12th Apr '17 12:20:26 PM crashkey
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'' is this for Goichi Suda's works. In addition to being a horror-themed third-person shooter rather than an anime or comic book-themed action/hack-and-slash game, it also has the grimmest and darkest visuals out of any Suda/Grasshopper game, lots of horrific imagery, none of the iconic bizarreness of Suda's other works, and a very creepy and eerie tone. It does have a lot of humor just like other Suda games, but that still doesn't stop it from being extremely grim compared to the others.
28th Mar '17 4:41:59 AM Josef5678
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* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is this compared to the first game, with an even more bleak and gritty outlook than before. [[WordOfGod That was the intention, though]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mafia}}'':
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''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is this compared to the first game, with an even more bleak and gritty outlook than before. [[WordOfGod That was the intention, though]].
28th Mar '17 2:07:46 AM RobbSony3
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** Subverted in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. [[EvilVersusEvil Protagonists and antagonists are straight villains]], and several characters are total [[AxCrazy psychos]] (Trevor, Steve, Dreyfuss, the Altruists...), and Rockstar has added extremely graphic content, including sexually explicit moments and extremely disturbing content, with the ColdBloodedTorture scene being the most prominent. This is a {{Reconstruction}} of the LighterAndSofter trope. BlackComedy UpToEleven, [[CrapsaccharineWorld summer weather]], and Michael's backstory in this game is by far less dark than Niko's backstory.

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** Subverted in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. [[EvilVersusEvil Protagonists and antagonists are straight villains]], and several characters are total [[AxCrazy psychos]] (Trevor, Steve, Dreyfuss, the Altruists...), and Rockstar has added extremely graphic content, including sexually explicit moments and extremely disturbing content, with the ColdBloodedTorture scene being the most prominent. This is a {{Reconstruction}} of the LighterAndSofter trope. BlackComedy UpToEleven, [[CrapsaccharineWorld summer weather]], and Michael's backstory in this game is by far less dark than Niko's backstory.
28th Mar '17 2:04:53 AM RobbSony3
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' gets progressively darker and more serious through each installment. And it already started bleak with the murders of his wife and daughter. This is apparent with the decreasing amount of humour - in the first game it might still be pretty goofy and comical at times (particularly the unintentional humour). The second one still has humour, but it is more [[GallowsHumour caustic and somber]]. The third game is almost void of it, were it not for some in-universe funny quips.



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' gets progressively darker and more serious through each installment. And it already started bleak with the murders of his wife and daughter. This is apparent with the decreasing amount of humour - in the first game it might still be pretty goofy and comical at times (particularly the unintentional humour). The second one still has humour, but it is more [[GallowsHumour caustic and somber]]. The third game is almost void of it, were it not for some in-universe funny quips.
28th Mar '17 2:03:27 AM RobbSony3
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* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is this compared to his predecessor, with an even more bleak and gritty outlook than before. [[WordOfGod That was the intention, though]].

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* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is this compared to his predecessor, the first game, with an even more bleak and gritty outlook than before. [[WordOfGod That was the intention, though]].
28th Mar '17 2:02:12 AM RobbSony3
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** ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''. While the ''Mafia'' series was already quite dark, Mafia III seems to have made things '''UpToEleven'''. [[spoiler: Lincoln's adoptive family is betrayed and murdered in front of him]], the place is extremely racist and hostile, executions are excessively brutal, there's a lot of mass murder and disturbing content, and the antagonists are even more despicable than before. Interestingly, Mafia III has much more muted colours in pictures. Heck, an upcoming DLC titled "Sign of the Times" doubles with BloodierAndGorier.

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** ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''. While the ''Mafia'' series Mafia II was already quite dark, Mafia III seems to have made things '''UpToEleven'''. [[spoiler: Lincoln's adoptive family is betrayed and murdered in front of him]], the place is extremely racist and hostile, executions are excessively brutal, there's a lot of mass murder and disturbing content, and the antagonists are even more despicable than before. Interestingly, Mafia III has much more muted colours in pictures. Heck, an upcoming DLC titled "Sign of the Times" doubles with BloodierAndGorier.
28th Mar '17 1:59:02 AM RobbSony3
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* ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' isn't quite as bad, but it still has Mega Man seriously considering killing Wily in cold blood (the English translation [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore played this up]], but it was present even in the original Japanese version).

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* ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' isn't ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is this compared to his predecessor, with an even more bleak and gritty outlook than before. [[WordOfGod That was the intention, though]].
** ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''. While the ''Mafia'' series was already
quite as bad, but dark, Mafia III seems to have made things '''UpToEleven'''. [[spoiler: Lincoln's adoptive family is betrayed and murdered in front of him]], the place is extremely racist and hostile, executions are excessively brutal, there's a lot of mass murder and disturbing content, and the antagonists are even more despicable than before. Interestingly, Mafia III has much more muted colours in pictures. Heck, an upcoming DLC titled "Sign of the Times" doubles with BloodierAndGorier.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' gets progressively darker and more serious through each installment. And
it already started bleak with the murders of his wife and daughter. This is apparent with the decreasing amount of humour - in the first game it might still be pretty goofy and comical at times (particularly the unintentional humour). The second one still has Mega Man seriously considering killing Wily in cold blood (the English translation [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore played this up]], humour, but it was present even in the original Japanese version).is more [[GallowsHumour caustic and somber]]. The third game is almost void of it, were it not for some in-universe funny quips.



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' gets progressively darker and more serious through each installment. And it already started bleak with the murders of his wife and daughter. This is apparent with the decreasing amount of humour - in the first game it might still be pretty goofy and comical at times (particularly the unintentional humour). The second one still has humour, but it is more [[GallowsHumour caustic and somber]]. The third game is almost void of it, were it not for some in-universe funny quips.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' gets progressively darker and more serious through each installment. And ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' isn't quite as bad, but it already started bleak with the murders of his wife and daughter. This is apparent with the decreasing amount of humour - in the first game it might still be pretty goofy and comical at times (particularly the unintentional humour). The second one still has humour, Mega Man seriously considering killing Wily in cold blood (the English translation [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore played this up]], but it is more [[GallowsHumour caustic and somber]]. The third game is almost void of it, were it not for some in-universe funny quips.was present even in the original Japanese version).
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