History Discontinuity / VideoGames

18th Mar '17 12:02:46 PM xneon
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** For some "[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks purists]]" , there is no such thing as ''Metroid Prime''. The series is still in 2D.

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** For some "[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks purists]]" , purists]]", there is no such thing as ''Metroid Prime''. The series is still in 2D.
2nd Mar '17 10:21:35 AM pinkdalek
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** A small but extremely hardcore group of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fans refuse to accept the ''Compilation'' as canon, for being inconsistent with and {{retcon}}ning a game whose fandom had been around for several years. Some fans don't like it because it threw a lot of FanWank out the window by establishing things like the world not being destroyed at the end of the game. Some find that the characters are excessively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]]. Some fans don't like it because the games are simply low-quality. The rest of the fanbase was just glad to have an explanation for some of the vaguer events.

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** A small but extremely hardcore group of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fans refuse to accept the ''Compilation'' as canon, for being inconsistent with and {{retcon}}ning a game whose fandom had been around for several years. Some fans don't like it because it threw a lot of FanWank out the window by establishing things like the world not being destroyed at the end of the game. Some find that the characters are excessively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]]. Some fans don't like it because the games are simply low-quality. The rest of the fanbase was just glad to have an explanation for some of the vaguer events. Creator/TetsuyaNomura dredged up some of this by announcing that (in the light of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'') the Compilation was no longer canonical except for some BroadStrokes.
25th Feb '17 5:22:03 PM RickTommy
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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'': The HD version of ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' and its expansions are this to people who only count the stuff developed by Ensemble Studios.
25th Feb '17 7:29:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A lot of arcade ''Franchise/PacMan'' fans discontinue the fact that he has always been anthropomorphic, not a pizza shaped thing, despite official art always depicting him as so. Also, Pac-Man's new design with BlueEyes has the same rocky reception that Sonic's redesign did.

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* A lot of arcade ''Franchise/PacMan'' fans discontinue the fact that he has always been anthropomorphic, not a pizza shaped thing, despite official art always depicting him as so. Also, Pac-Man's new design with BlueEyes blue eyes has the same rocky reception that Sonic's redesign did.
24th Feb '17 4:51:30 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}: Act Zero'' for the Xbox 360 did not sit well with many fans. Aside from a DarkerAndEdgier [[http://www.gamewad.com/gw_images/worst_decade/bomberman.jpg makeover,]] some of the chief complaints against it were the overuse of CopyAndPasteEnvironments, a NintendoHard single-player campaign that lasted for 99 levels, and a complete lack of offline multiplayer -- a staple of the franchise since ''Bomberman II''. Even [[CreatorBacklash the folks at Hudson Soft themselves]] were later appalled by how poorly the game was received.
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.
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