History Discontinuity / VideoGames

14th Jun '17 2:50:20 PM DuneTheWanderer
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' tend to get this for being [=MMORPGs=]. And between those games, the latter is usually seen as a blasphemy of a ''Final Fantasy'' MMORPG in comparison to the former.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' tend to get this for being [=MMORPGs=]. And between those games, the latter is usually seen as a blasphemy of a ''Final Fantasy'' MMORPG in comparison to the former.
10th Jun '17 12:08:14 AM Piterpicher
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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 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 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 Creator/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.
1st Jun '17 2:09:04 AM RADIX
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** [[ItWasHisSled Sheik is female]], that's been confirmed many times. Despite this you are ''very'' hard pressed to find fanworks that depict her as a {{crossdresser}}, especially Link/Sheik works. Everyone retcons her into being male, and much of the few "Female Sheik" works portray her as being more feminine than she should be. ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' fans are better at keeping her female but some still genderswap her.

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** Sheik is a persona intended to be perceived as male, though it's generally understood that [[ItWasHisSled Sheik is female]], that's been confirmed many times. Despite this you are ''very'' hard pressed to find fanworks that depict her Zelda]] still identifies as a {{crossdresser}}, especially Link/Sheik works. Everyone retcons her into being male, and much of the few "Female Sheik" works portray her as being more feminine than she should be. ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' fans are better at keeping her female but some still genderswap her.and retains a female body. Or rather, it's understood ''nowadays''; there used to be many fans who insisted that Sheik was cis male (admittedly not helped by Sheik's in-game model and official art suggesting a significant change in Zelda's physique).
25th May '17 12:46:05 PM Pinokio
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** Though their canonicity has not been officially confirmed, the Mario edutainment games, including the [[VideoGame/MarioIsMissing Mario Discovery Series]], are not considered canon to the rest of the Mario games.
1st May '17 12:13:20 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis 3'' was such a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and a FranchiseKiller that the ''Dino Crisis'' fans generally treat it as FanonDiscontinuity, which is especially tempting to do since the game is an extreme case of InNameOnly, having zero ties to the first two games and technically not even including actual dinosaurs. It is actually ''Dino Stalker'', a rather obscure [[LightGunGame light gun shooter spin-off]] for the [=PS2=] released prior to ''Dino Crisis 3'', that nebulously links together the second and third games, despite failing to directly address the cliffhanger of ''Dino Crisis 2'' that fans expected ''Dino Crisis 3'' to resolve (the two imperiled characters at the end of Part 2 are shown to have survived, but no mention is made of how it happened).

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* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis 3'' was such a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and a FranchiseKiller that the ''Dino Crisis'' fans generally treat it as FanonDiscontinuity, Fanon Discontinuity, which is especially tempting to do since the game is an extreme case of InNameOnly, having zero ties to the first two games and technically not even including actual dinosaurs. It is actually ''Dino Stalker'', a rather obscure [[LightGunGame light gun shooter spin-off]] for the [=PS2=] released prior to ''Dino Crisis 3'', that nebulously links together the second and third games, despite failing to directly address the cliffhanger of ''Dino Crisis 2'' that fans expected ''Dino Crisis 3'' to resolve (the two imperiled characters at the end of Part 2 are shown to have survived, but no mention is made of how it happened).



* Many ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' fans do a sort of reverse FanonDiscontinuity in that they refuse to accept a recent {{retcon}} and thus count ''more'' games than Konami does. It helps their cause that the retcon in question was apparently thought up by producer Koji Igarashi to justify a typo he made with regards to Dracula's age back when he was just a lowly writer.

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* Many ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' fans do a sort of reverse FanonDiscontinuity Fanon Discontinuity in that they refuse to accept a recent {{retcon}} and thus count ''more'' games than Konami does. It helps their cause that the retcon in question was apparently thought up by producer Koji Igarashi to justify a typo he made with regards to Dracula's age back when he was just a lowly writer.



** The ''Metroid'' manga, despite being stated as canon to the games by the current head of the franchise, has long since been fanon discontinuity to many gamers. Part of ''Other M''[='s=] rejection comes from perceived similarities of its plot to the manga's that were not as strongly perceived in past games, but it should be noted ''Other M'' isn't entirely consistent with the manga either, despite supposedly borrowing more heavily from it than past games.

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** The ''Metroid'' ''Manga/{{Metroid|Manga}}'' manga, despite being stated as canon to the games by the current head of the franchise, has long since been fanon discontinuity to many gamers. Part of ''Other M''[='s=] rejection comes from perceived similarities of its plot to the manga's that were not as strongly perceived in past games, but it should be noted ''Other M'' isn't entirely consistent with the manga either, despite supposedly borrowing more heavily from it than past games.



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', being essentially a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover FanFic, has many exercises in [[FixFic applying popular FanonDiscontinuity to its subjects]], such as eliminating the ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' movie and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' via TimeTravel, saving/resurrecting popular characters, or just giving less depressing endings to shows like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', being essentially a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover FanFic, has many exercises in [[FixFic applying popular FanonDiscontinuity Fanon Discontinuity to its subjects]], such as eliminating the ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' movie and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' via TimeTravel, saving/resurrecting popular characters, or just giving less depressing endings to shows like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
30th Apr '17 2:30:15 PM nombretomado
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** The original ''HarvestMoon'' protagonist's default name is "Pete", but everyone calls him "Jack", due to a beanstalk scene in the original game and apparently due to Natsume accidentally calling him "Jack" in a manual (odd since no one cares about any other names in a manual). All the other male protagonists have default names, but few people call them by their [[CanonName Canon Names]]. Instead people opt for "Jack" for most of them.

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** The original ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' protagonist's default name is "Pete", but everyone calls him "Jack", due to a beanstalk scene in the original game and apparently due to Natsume accidentally calling him "Jack" in a manual (odd since no one cares about any other names in a manual). All the other male protagonists have default names, but few people call them by their [[CanonName Canon Names]]. Instead people opt for "Jack" for most of them.
23rd Apr '17 8:32:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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18th Apr '17 10:05:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Most fans (and WordOfGod, for that matter) prefer to pretend that the 80's cartoon and the 3 games made for the Philip's Cdi never existed. Considering all 4 are notorious for their poor animation quality and embarrassing depictions of the series protagonist and deuteragonist, Link and Zelda, it's for a good reason.
18th Apr '17 10:02:02 PM thecarolinabull01
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* A good portion of the ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' fanbase feels this way about the 2013 prequel ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' because it was [[BTeamSequel developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal instead of Rocksteady Studios]], contained many {{Game Breaking Bug}}s at launch, some of which still haven't been fixed, and [[ContinuitySnarl contradicted some of the established backstory from]] ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity''. Rocksteady Studios director Sefton Hill acknowledged that the game was canon in a 2014 interview and their 2015 sequel ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' contains several {{ContinuityNod}}s to ''Origins.'' Despite this, some still refuse to acknowledge it as canon and it doesn't help that ''Arkham Origins'' was excluded from the upcoming CompilationRerelease titled ''Return to Arkham'', leading ''Origins'' fans to believe that WB have gone back on their word and officially declared ''Origins'' CanonDiscontinuity.

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* A good portion of the ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' fanbase feels this way about the 2013 prequel ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' because it was [[BTeamSequel developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal instead of Rocksteady Studios]], contained many {{Game Breaking Bug}}s at launch, some of which still haven't been fixed, and [[ContinuitySnarl contradicted some of the established backstory from]] ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity''. Rocksteady Studios director Sefton Hill acknowledged that the game was canon in a 2014 interview and their 2015 sequel ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' contains several {{ContinuityNod}}s {{Continuity Nod}}s to ''Origins.'' Despite this, some still refuse to acknowledge it as canon and it doesn't help that ''Arkham Origins'' was excluded from the upcoming CompilationRerelease titled ''Return to Arkham'', leading ''Origins'' fans to believe that WB have gone back on their word and officially declared ''Origins'' CanonDiscontinuity.
8th Apr '17 3:58:04 PM emcats
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** Most fans (and WordOfGod, for that matter) prefer to pretend that the 80's cartoon and the 3 games made for the Philip's Cdi never existed. Considering all 4 are notorious for their poor animation quality and embarrassing depictions of the series protagonist and deuteragonist, Link and Zelda, it's for a good reason.
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