History Discontinuity / VideoGames

26th Jun '16 1:55:54 PM Silverblade2
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** It's a matter of divided fanbase all over the place with ''Metroid''. You'll find few enough fans that will accept everything (except ''Pinball'' which was indisputably a non-canon spin-off). Some ignore the first game in lieu of ''Super Metroid'', some ignore the ''Metroid Prime'' series altogether, some accept ''Prime'', but will not accept ''Prime: Hunters'', some will ignore the first game's status in canon in lieu of ''Zero Mission'', some will ignore all the later Sakamoto works (''Fusion'', ''Zero Mission'', and ''Other M''), and others ignore ''Other M'' alone.

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** It's a matter of divided fanbase all over the place with ''Metroid''. You'll find few enough fans that will accept everything (except ''Pinball'' which was indisputably a non-canon spin-off). Some ignore the first game in lieu of ''Super Metroid'', some ignore the ''Metroid Prime'' series altogether, some accept ''Prime'', but will not accept ''Prime: Hunters'', some will ignore the first game's status in canon in lieu of ''Zero Mission'', some will ignore all the later Sakamoto works (''Fusion'', ''Zero Mission'', and ''Other M''), and others ignore ''Other M'' alone.
18th Jun '16 8:41:13 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Worst of all, just about "[[VocalMinority every single fan]]" hated ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' due to its LighterAndSofter content, as well as being a reboot. A good portion are also FanHaters, since many fans who've defended ''Skylanders'' have been subjected to bullying by them. (That said, considering ''Skylanders'' to be a separate series that just happens to have a few characters in common with ''Spyro'' is a pretty fair assessment.)

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** Worst of all, just about "[[VocalMinority every single fan]]" hated ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' due to its LighterAndSofter content, as well as being a reboot. A good portion are also FanHaters, {{Fan Hater}}s, since many fans who've defended ''Skylanders'' have been subjected to bullying by them. (That said, considering ''Skylanders'' to be a separate series that just happens to have a few characters in common with ''Spyro'' is a pretty fair assessment.)
18th Jun '16 8:40:10 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Worst of all, just about every single fan hated ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' due to its LighterAndSofter content, as well as being a reboot. Although a few defended ''Skylanders'', they were often [[http://www.khwiki.net/User_talk:Troisnyxetienne/2011-3#A_Jerk_on_YouTube bullied]]. (That said, considering ''Skylanders'' to be a separate series that just happens to have a few characters in common with ''Spyro'' is a pretty fair assessment.)

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** Worst of all, just about "[[VocalMinority every single fan fan]]" hated ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' due to its LighterAndSofter content, as well as being a reboot. Although a few A good portion are also FanHaters, since many fans who've defended ''Skylanders'', they were often [[http://www.khwiki.net/User_talk:Troisnyxetienne/2011-3#A_Jerk_on_YouTube bullied]].''Skylanders'' have been subjected to bullying by them. (That said, considering ''Skylanders'' to be a separate series that just happens to have a few characters in common with ''Spyro'' is a pretty fair assessment.)
18th Jun '16 6:30:22 AM TheOriginalFive
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* Almost the entire existence of [[Videogame/HeroSmash HeroSmash]] is disregarded by most people who play [[VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds AQWorlds]], albeit for much pettier reasons than other examples (Namely, the graphics). It is implicitly encouraged by the developers, who also refuse to make any mention of it in their marketing materials. Said fandom has declared they won't accept it into fan projects that span Artix Entertainment games several times.
16th Jun '16 7:01:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Most agree the poorly written and character-derailing ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' is by far the worst ''Halo'' novel. That it's not only canon, but disregards previously well-defined characters ''and'' spends most of its time bashing Dr. Halsey doesn't help.

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** Most agree the poorly written and character-derailing ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' is by far the worst ''Halo'' novel. That it's not only canon, but disregards previously well-defined characters ''and'' spends most of its time bashing Dr. Halsey doesn't help. The two subsequent ''Kilo-Five'' books, ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar'' and ''Literature/HaloMortalDictata'', are also widely disliked, with many fans preferring to pretend the entire trilogy never happened (even ''Halo''[='s=] main creators have seemingly {{revis|ion}}ed or {{retcon}}ned away many of their most contentious aspects).



*** This has gotten even worse after ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' came out, thanks in large part to it [[spoiler:derailing Cortana into a villain and turning ''Halo'' into a generic "AI rebellion" story while simultaneously abandoning a bunch of much more interesting plot threads (the Forerunner-Flood MythArc, the post-Schism Covenant, ONI's shady dealings, etc.)]]. Even many who loved ''Halo 4''[='s=] plot were sorely disappointed.

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*** This has gotten even worse after ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' came out, thanks in large part to it [[spoiler:derailing Cortana into a villain and turning ''Halo'' into a generic "AI rebellion" story while simultaneously abandoning a bunch of much more interesting plot threads (the Forerunner-Flood MythArc, the post-Schism Covenant, ONI's shady dealings, etc.)]]. Even many who loved ''Halo 4''[='s=] plot were sorely disappointed.disappointed, while most fanfic writers seem to have ignored ''5''[='s=] plot altogether in favor of other plot threads.
16th Jun '16 6:55:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Depending on who you ask, the series consists of only the games, only the games and certain novelizations, or the games and all of the novelizations. The book ''The Cole Protocol'' is generally reviled for its poor writing and copious questionable moments.
** Most agree the poorly written and character-derailing Glasslands far, far worse. That it's not only canon, but disregards previously well-defined characters ''and'' spends most of its time bashing Dr. Halsey doesn't help.
** Go to Bungie.net on the eve or right after a new episode of ''Anime/HaloLegends'' comes out. Count the number of responses to TheyChangedItNowItSucks threads that are some permutation of "It's not like this crap is actually canon, so who cares?"

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** Depending on who you ask, the series consists of only the games, only the games and certain novelizations, or the games and all of the novelizations. The book ''The Cole Protocol'' Among the earlier novels, ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' is generally reviled for its poor writing and copious questionable moments.
** Most agree the poorly written and character-derailing Glasslands far, ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' is by far worse.the worst ''Halo'' novel. That it's not only canon, but disregards previously well-defined characters ''and'' spends most of its time bashing Dr. Halsey doesn't help.
** Go If you went to Bungie.net on the eve or right after a new episode of ''Anime/HaloLegends'' comes out. Count out, you could have played a game of "Count the number of responses to TheyChangedItNowItSucks threads that are some permutation of "It's 'It's not like this crap is actually canon, so who cares?"cares?'"



** And then {{Creator/Bungie}} left the series to do their own thing again, while Microsoft created 343 Industries to make more ''Halo''. [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight This was the knee-jerk reaction]]. Then the game came out and overall ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' ended up being well-received, but its retcons are still criticized.

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** And then {{Creator/Bungie}} left the series to do their own thing again, while Microsoft created 343 Industries Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries to make more ''Halo''. [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight This was the knee-jerk reaction]]. Then the game came out and overall While ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' ended up being relatively well-received, but its retcons are the story direction of post-Bungie ''Halo'' has still criticized.been heavily criticized in a number of circles.
*** This has gotten even worse after ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' came out, thanks in large part to it [[spoiler:derailing Cortana into a villain and turning ''Halo'' into a generic "AI rebellion" story while simultaneously abandoning a bunch of much more interesting plot threads (the Forerunner-Flood MythArc, the post-Schism Covenant, ONI's shady dealings, etc.)]]. Even many who loved ''Halo 4''[='s=] plot were sorely disappointed.
4th Jun '16 8:51:43 AM rjd1922
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* Many ''VideoGame/StarFox'' fans would like to ignore ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'', made easier by the game's multiple ending chop suey and the fact that the latest Star Fox game is a remake of ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Some would also like to believe there was no ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', if it wasn't for [[MsFanservice Krystal]]'s appearance in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. And then there are the "[=SNESsers=]" who cannot accept ''Star Fox 64'', preferring the SNES game (optionally including the cancelled-but-leaked ''VideoGame/StarFox2'') and its accompanying comic. Or, at least, they reject the changes in ''64'' that contradict SNES canon.

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* Many ''VideoGame/StarFox'' fans would like to ignore ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'', made easier by the game's multiple ending chop suey and the fact that the latest Star Fox game ''Star Fox'' game, ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'', is a remake reimagining of ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Some would also like to believe there was no ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', if it wasn't for [[MsFanservice Krystal]]'s appearance in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. And then there are the "[=SNESsers=]" who cannot accept ''Star Fox 64'', preferring the SNES game (optionally including the cancelled-but-leaked ''VideoGame/StarFox2'') and its accompanying comic. Or, at least, they reject the changes in ''64'' that contradict SNES canon.
4th Jun '16 8:49:16 AM rjd1922
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** There are a select few elitist classic fans who outright dismiss ''anything after [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog the very first game]]'', because to them [[VideoGame/SonictheHedgehog2 its sequel]] (somehow) started the trend of Sonic games being [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters filled with Sonic's friends]] by merely introducing [[KidSidekick Tails]].

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** There are a select few elitist classic fans who outright dismiss ''anything after [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the very first game]]'', because to them [[VideoGame/SonictheHedgehog2 its sequel]] (somehow) started the trend of Sonic games being [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters filled with Sonic's friends]] by merely introducing [[KidSidekick Tails]].
25th May '16 8:06:26 PM nombretomado
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** The ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' features a final twist that casts, not just the events of that game, but the events of the ''whole franchise'' in a very different light, at the cost of some of the emotional impact of the events of that game in particular. Then there was the announcement that ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' would be on the 360. The game wasn't even announced for more than an hour before [=PS3=] fanboys in general said they wouldn't buy it even if it does get a PS3 version. After it was picked up by Creator/PlatinumGames, it was considered non-canon for completely different reasons altogether. But then [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance it actually came out]], and most of that went away.

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** The ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' features a final twist that casts, not just the events of that game, but the events of the ''whole franchise'' in a very different light, at the cost of some of the emotional impact of the events of that game in particular. Then there was the announcement that ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' would be on the 360. The game wasn't even announced for more than an hour before [=PS3=] fanboys in general said they wouldn't buy it even if it does get a PS3 [=PS3=] version. After it was picked up by Creator/PlatinumGames, it was considered non-canon for completely different reasons altogether. But then [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance it actually came out]], and most of that went away.
24th May '16 7:46:51 AM Austin
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** Near the end of ''Warlords of Draenor'', one of Blizzard's employees tweeted that each member of The Burning Legion is a multiversal singularity, meaning that every demon is the same person across all alternate universes. Due to the many, many problems this creates, most fans have disregarded it, and some even joke that it was a drunk tweet.
** The main PVP area for Warlords, Ashran, has such a flimsy justification for the Alliance and Horde to be fighting (The Alliance uncovered an old ogre artifact, and the Horde's commander decides to fight them because they ''might'' use it against the Horde) that many people consider it seperate from the actual story. It helps that the events of Ashran are never mentioned anywhere else in the expansion's quests and raids, and at least one of the characters involved in Ashran can be found at garrisons for both Horde and Alliance players.
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