History Discontinuity / VideoGames

8th Feb '17 11:29:51 PM Anddrix
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** For a more specific example, there's Ingrid, who is a polarizing figure within the fanbase because of her CommonMarySueTraits and, more recently, her status as the linchpin of (the [[CriticalDissonance poorly-received]]) ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''[='s=] plot due to the creation of Pandora. As Ingrid was a crossover character from ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution'' and her story in ''Alpha 3 MAX'' doesn't mesh with the canonical events of that game, it's pretty easy for fans to dismiss the idea of a time-traveling sun goddess from whom Bison somehow stole his Psycho Power (or created a cheap corruption of).

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** For a more specific example, there's Ingrid, who is a polarizing figure within the fanbase because of her CommonMarySueTraits Mary Sue traits and, more recently, her status as the linchpin of (the [[CriticalDissonance poorly-received]]) ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''[='s=] plot due to the creation of Pandora. As Ingrid was a crossover character from ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution'' and her story in ''Alpha 3 MAX'' doesn't mesh with the canonical events of that game, it's pretty easy for fans to dismiss the idea of a time-traveling sun goddess from whom Bison somehow stole his Psycho Power (or created a cheap corruption of).
7th Feb '17 10:14:48 AM RobbSony3
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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series has largely been well received by gamers. However, one exception is ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories''. While a lot of fans welcomed the game's release as a portable GTA in 3D, many considered it to have poor gameplay (specifically bad lighting and camera angles), and to be incompatible with the established continuity. A number of prominent residents of Liberty are not present: Joey Leone, Catalina, Claude, King Courtney, amongst others. There are strong continuity errors. For instance, Paulie's Revue Bar is shown as being in Liberty City in the game's year of 1998. However, it was previously established that the Sex Club 7 is there in both 1992 (San Andreas) and 2001 (GTA III). Another thing that is never mentioned is that the Forelli Family controlled Fort Staunton. There is a strong {{flanderization}} of characters: Donald Love and Maria Latore are more neurotic and strange than they were in GTA III. There are also fans who like to think that all events in the "Stories" sequels never occurred and see them as non-canon.
21st Jan '17 3:20:31 AM YasminPerry
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* A ''lot'' of ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' fans prefer to believe that ''NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams'' never happened.

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* A ''lot'' lot of ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' fans prefer to believe that ''NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams'' never happened.
17th Jan '17 12:18:13 AM MummyGaGa
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* A lot of people will like to pretend the ending of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 didn't exist.
14th Jan '17 6:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* Playing ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''? It's not a matter of ''if'' you throw out some of the canon, it's ''when.'' Some do it in the first screen of the game by choosing a ''female'' Revan. Others cringe at the Bastila romance arc or think the Light Side ending was jarring in light of the BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood stunt the Jedi Council pulled. Second game? Well, LucasArts made the Exile female as an apology over the controversy in declaring Revan a guy, but tell it to players who tend to play Exile as a guy! (The Handmaiden having much better CharacterDevelopment than the Disciple helps.) The book ''Revan'' is also looked upon with massive controversy. Either you think the Sith Emperor is the scariest thing ever, or he's every Creator/BioWare villain cliche in one package. There's enough annoyance about MMO games in general for some fans to ignore the rest just based on that, but when you get into ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' and you find the Exile reduced to a passive, non-entity of a Force Ghost hanging on only to comfort Revan (a guy who betrayed Exile on several levels) and Revan launching a genocidal campaign with a Rakata robot factory to kill off 98% of the Imperial population. And the [[VillainProtagonist Imperial]] players are the ones [[NiceJobFixingItVillain saving the galaxy by putting him down like a rabid mutt?]] Pick your cutoff.

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* Playing ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''? It's not a matter of ''if'' you throw out some of the canon, it's ''when.'' Some do it in the first screen of the game by choosing a ''female'' Revan. Others cringe at the Bastila romance arc or think the Light Side ending was jarring in light of the BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood stunt the Jedi Council pulled. Second game? Well, LucasArts Creator/LucasArts made the Exile female as an apology over the controversy in declaring Revan a guy, but tell it to players who tend to play Exile as a guy! (The Handmaiden having much better CharacterDevelopment than the Disciple helps.) The book ''Revan'' is also looked upon with massive controversy. Either you think the Sith Emperor is the scariest thing ever, or he's every Creator/BioWare villain cliche in one package. There's enough annoyance about MMO games in general for some fans to ignore the rest just based on that, but when you get into ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' and you find the Exile reduced to a passive, non-entity of a Force Ghost hanging on only to comfort Revan (a guy who betrayed Exile on several levels) and Revan launching a genocidal campaign with a Rakata robot factory to kill off 98% of the Imperial population. And the [[VillainProtagonist Imperial]] players are the ones [[NiceJobFixingItVillain saving the galaxy by putting him down like a rabid mutt?]] Pick your cutoff.
13th Jan '17 11:36:03 PM YasminPerry
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* A ''lot'' of ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' fans prefer to believe that ''NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams'' never happened.
9th Jan '17 12:54:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Videogame/WingCommander'' suffers from this as well. Some groups will declare the series ended with ''Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom'', others will only recognize the Kilrathi Saga (WC1 thru 3) as canon.

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* ''Videogame/WingCommander'' suffers from this as well. Some groups will declare the series ended with ''Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom'', others will only recognize the Kilrathi Saga (WC1 ([=WC1=] thru 3) as canon.
29th Dec '16 4:13:21 AM Monsund
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** Many fans like to discount ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'' as part of the timeline due to the continuity issues, instead viewing it as its own continuity. The depressing implications about [[YouCantFightFate fate being unavoidable]] especially for the Gerudo and Ganondorf is another topic. Essentially Ganondorf is reincarnated, given the name Ganondorf despite having the original having bad reputation, and turns out exactly the same. It helps that Miyamoto actually [[ExecutiveVeto re-wrote the plot]] as a retelling so continuity wouldn't be in mind. Hence trying to fit in the timeline at this point seems like a {{Retcon}} in itself.
26th Dec '16 4:00:38 AM MagBas
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** The most extreme fans of the original Genesis Sonic games disown anything made after ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. Others draw the line after ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', or ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' depending on personal taste, be it because of the subsequent games´ quality, the gradual shift of gameplay to the speedier and more reflex oriented "boost" formula, because of shifts in tone (too dark like ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' or ''Sonic '06'' or too lighthearted like ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Rush Adventure]]''), or whatever other reason you can think of. The "Shadow with amnesia" plot point is also dismissed by a part of the fanbase because it takes several games to be resolved and has some contradictions. Games disowned even more often include various spinoffs such as ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'' (which was AllJustADream anyway), ''VideoGame/Sonic3DBlast'', ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse'', ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''; as well as the [[Horrible/VideoGames infamously bad]] [=PS3/X360=] release ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (which was so bad that it [[spoiler:''[[ResetButton retcons itself]]'']]).

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** The most extreme fans of the original Genesis Sonic games disown anything made after ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. Others draw the line after ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', or ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' depending on personal taste, be it because of the subsequent games´ quality, the gradual shift of gameplay to the speedier and more reflex oriented "boost" formula, because of shifts in tone (too dark like ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' or ''Sonic '06'' or too lighthearted like ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Rush Adventure]]''), or whatever other reason you can think of. The "Shadow with amnesia" plot point is also dismissed by a part of the fanbase because it takes several games to be resolved and has some contradictions. Games disowned even more often include various spinoffs such as ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'' (which was AllJustADream anyway), ''VideoGame/Sonic3DBlast'', ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse'', ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''; as well as the [[Horrible/VideoGames infamously bad]] [=PS3/X360=] release ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (which was so bad that it [[spoiler:''[[ResetButton retcons itself]]'']]).



* Similarly, in the original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series, many discontinue the PC games ''1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. That they're both [[SoBadItsHorrible horrifically bad]] doesn't help, but even within the [[ExcusePlot bare-bones plot of the series]], they just don't make any sense. Then again, they haven't appeared in any official timelines, so it's likely they never were officially considered canon. Also, unlike other Mega Man games, Capcom Japan had no involvement with these; they were made by a third-party studio under contract to Capcom USA.

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* Similarly, in the original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series, many discontinue the PC games ''1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. That they're both [[SoBadItsHorrible horrifically bad]] doesn't help, but even Even within the [[ExcusePlot bare-bones plot of the series]], they just don't make any sense. Then again, they haven't appeared in any official timelines, so it's likely they never were officially considered canon. Also, unlike other Mega Man games, Capcom Japan had no involvement with these; they were made by a third-party studio under contract to Capcom USA.



* Even gamers who liked the original ''Bubsy the Bobcat'' games, as repetitive and derivative as they were, have disowned ''Bubsy 3D'' for [=PlayStation=]. The developers decided to take the series in a 3D direction ''after'' the much superior ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' had been released, and [[SoBadItsHorrible failed miserably at it]] even by the standards of lesser 3D games. They also decided to take Bubsy's snarky commentary to a whole new level-- which would have been fine, except that rather than hiring RobPaulsen again, they hired Lani Minella, who provided what may be the most annoying voice possible for the character (think [[SonicTheHedgehog Omochao]], but with a Brooklyn accent; it's literally the same voice actress). It honestly makes the older ''Bubsy'' games look absolutely brilliant in comparison.

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* Even gamers who liked the original ''Bubsy the Bobcat'' games, as repetitive and derivative as they were, have disowned ''Bubsy 3D'' for [=PlayStation=]. The developers decided to take the series in a 3D direction ''after'' the much superior ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' had been released, and [[SoBadItsHorrible and failed miserably at it]] it even by the standards of lesser 3D games. They also decided to take Bubsy's snarky commentary to a whole new level-- which would have been fine, except that rather than hiring RobPaulsen again, they hired Lani Minella, who provided what may be the most annoying voice possible for the character (think [[SonicTheHedgehog Omochao]], but with a Brooklyn accent; it's literally the same voice actress). It honestly makes the older ''Bubsy'' games look absolutely brilliant in comparison.
2nd Dec '16 12:54:20 PM Peridonyx
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** The same can be said of ''Soulcalibur V'' for having a controversial yet paper-thin plot that arbitrarily [[TimeSkip skipped ahead seventeen years]] (compare this to ''Tekken 3''), [[PutOnABus shelved many series mainstays]] (even outright killing some of them off-screen) while replacing them with {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s that received little development, made most of the returning cast immortal or slow aging for various {{contrived|Coincidence}} [[AssPull "reasons,"]] all while leaving ''numerous'' plot threads dangling, and featured probably the epitome of DesignatedHero and UnintentionallyUnsympathetic as its main protagonist. A lot of fans are hoping there's a ResetButton in the future and even supporters tend to pick and choose or reinterpret aspects of the narrative as they see fit.

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** The same can be said of ''Soulcalibur V'' for having a controversial yet paper-thin plot that arbitrarily [[TimeSkip skipped ahead seventeen years]] (compare this to ''Tekken 3''), [[PutOnABus shelved many series mainstays]] (even outright killing some of them off-screen) while replacing them with {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s that received little development, development (complete with probably the epitome of DesignatedHero and UnintentionallyUnsympathetic as its main protagonist), and made most of the returning cast immortal or slow aging for various {{contrived|Coincidence}} [[AssPull "reasons,"]] all while leaving ''numerous'' plot threads dangling, and featured probably the epitome of DesignatedHero and UnintentionallyUnsympathetic as its main protagonist.dangling. A lot of fans are hoping there's a ResetButton in the future and even supporters tend to pick and choose or reinterpret aspects of the narrative as they see fit.
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