History Discontinuity / VideoGames

25th Nov '17 9:26:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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25th Nov '17 9:26:46 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The GoldenEnding in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler: Asriel being left to his fate of transforming back into the sociopathic flower, Flowey, after he returned the souls he had stolen]]. Fans who grew deeply attached to the character completely deny said character's fate and will usually make up another story or give an explanation on how they can be bought back.
** Hell, this is such a strong feeling that a few fangames were made to cover those theories. Notably among them is the work-in-progress [[https://gamejolt.com/games/dreemurr-reborn-undertale-the-end/205419 Undertale: The End]], which covers a widely-accepted [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] by the fans, where Frisk didn't stopped [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent resetting their Save]] time and time again until they finally managed to find a way to rescue Asriel... [[spoiler:By donating their own soul, in order to mend his, obviously sacrificing their life in the process... [[MergerOfSouls Kinda, sorta]].]]

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* The GoldenEnding in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler: Asriel being left to his fate of transforming back into the sociopathic flower, Flowey, after he returned the souls he had stolen]]. Fans who grew deeply attached to the character completely deny said character's fate and will usually make up another story or give an explanation on how they can be bought back.
** Hell, this
back. This is such a strong feeling that a few fangames were made to cover those theories. Notably among them is the work-in-progress [[https://gamejolt.com/games/dreemurr-reborn-undertale-the-end/205419 Undertale: The End]], which covers a widely-accepted [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] by the fans, where Frisk didn't stopped [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent resetting their Save]] time and time again until they finally managed to find a way to rescue Asriel... [[spoiler:By donating their own soul, in order to mend his, obviously sacrificing their life in the process... [[MergerOfSouls Kinda, sorta]].process.]]
25th Nov '17 7:48:48 PM rjd1922
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* Quite a few fans of the ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' series would like to believe that ''[[{{Sequelitis}} Parappa 2]]'' didn't happen.
* Many fans of the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, particularly fans of the [[Videogame/SaintsRow1 first]] [[Videogame/SaintsRow2 two]] games, disregard ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' due to a case of ReverseCerebusSyndrome cranking up the silliness and a perception of BadassDecay turning the Saints from a badass street gang into pop culture celebrities, and then to the White House. [[BrokenBase While the latter two games have just as many fans as detractors]], the detractors are very vocal and wish for a hypothetical fifth game to erase them from the continuity, which ''Videogame/AgentsOfMayhem'' kind of does.

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* Quite a few fans of the ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' series would like to believe that ''[[{{Sequelitis}} Parappa PaRappa 2]]'' didn't happen.
* Many fans of the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series, particularly fans of the [[Videogame/SaintsRow1 first]] [[Videogame/SaintsRow2 two]] games, disregard ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' due to a case of ReverseCerebusSyndrome cranking up the silliness and a perception of BadassDecay turning the Saints from a badass street gang into pop culture celebrities, and then to the White House. [[BrokenBase While the latter two games have just as many fans as detractors]], the detractors are very vocal and wish for a hypothetical fifth game to erase them from the continuity, which ''Videogame/AgentsOfMayhem'' kind of does.
25th Nov '17 7:47:45 PM rjd1922
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* A lot of people will like to pretend the ending of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 didn't exist.

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* A lot of people will like to pretend the ending of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', including the [[spoiler:[[TrumanShowPlot reality television plot]] and the fake personalities/talents/backstories]], didn't exist.
14th Nov '17 3:42:49 PM BillyMT
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** Hell, this is such a strong feeling that a few fangames were made to cover those theories. Notably among them is the work-in-progress [[https://gamejolt.com/games/dreemurr-reborn-undertale-the-end/205419 Undertale: The End]], which covers a widely-accepted [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] by the fans, where Frisk didn't stopped [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent resetting their Save]] time and time again until they finally managed to find a way to rescue Asriel... [[spoiler:By donating their own soul, in order to mend his, obviously sacrificing their life in the process... [[MergerOfSouls Kinda, sorta]].]]
14th Nov '17 12:23:49 PM BillyMT
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** [[spoiler: Which actually happens at the final moments of 2nd OG, though the fans hardly find any complaints about Lee, pulling a combined EvenEvilHasStandards and RedemptionEqualsDeath, having none of the dignified sendoff that the narration leads you to believe he had, and writing him off as a traitor finally being served justice.]]
11th Nov '17 11:00:19 PM lalalei2001
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'''Note 1''': Please do not include examples based only in AdaptationDecay unless WordOfGod has declared an adaptation canon. For example, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is not canon to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' video game series and thus cannot be discontinued, but adaptations of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' can.

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'''Note 1''': Please do not include examples based only in AdaptationDecay on adaptational changes unless WordOfGod has declared an adaptation canon. For example, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is not canon to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' video game series and thus cannot be discontinued, but adaptations of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' can.



** 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 [=PS3/X360=] release ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (which [[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/SonicShuffle'', ''VideoGame/Sonic3DBlast'', ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse'', ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''; as well as the [=PS3/X360=] release ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (which [[spoiler:''[[ResetButton retcons itself]]'']]).
10th Nov '17 5:56:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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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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** ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' is frequently written off as "just a handheld game" or because it was (supposedly) originally meant for a US only release. That its color re-release was (again, supposedly) cancelled just adds fuel to the fire. Others like to point out how most of the things that ''Super Metroid'' gets praise over [[OlderThanTheyThink actually were introduced in the second game.]] The game's reputation improved drastically with its VideoGameRemake, ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns''.
** For some "[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks purists]]", there is no such thing as ''Metroid Prime''. ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy Metroid Prime]]''. The series is still in 2D.2D.
** For ''Metroid Prime'' fans, there's ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', which focuses more on FPS combat and online multiplayer. Fans of the Prime series tend to brush off ''Hunters'' as non-canon and how it was trying too hard to be like ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''



** 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 all the later Sakamoto works (''Fusion'', ''Zero Mission'', and ''Other M''), and others ignore ''Other M'' alone.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' is frequently written off as "just a handheld game" or because it was (supposedly) originally meant for a US only release. That its color re-release was (again, supposedly) cancelled just adds fuel to the fire. Others like to point out how most of the things that ''Super Metroid'' gets praise over [[OlderThanTheyThink actually were introduced in the second game.]]
*** However, then came the release of ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', the long-awaited UpdatedRerelease of ''Metroid II'', which finally gave the game a massive audience, tied the ''Prime'' games to the original trilogy, and managed to convey a surprising amount of emotion with zero dialogue and only background and body language (the scene between Samus and the baby Metroid is just ''oodles'' of d'awwww). It has shown Sakamoto is willing to backtrack and appease the fans if they express displeasure at something in one of the games, it appeased the fans after the takedown of ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake'', and has surpassed the original in quality by far.



** For ''Metroid Prime'' fans, there's ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', which focuses more on FPS combat and online multiplayer. Fans of the Prime series tend to brush off ''Hunters'' as non-canon and how it was trying too hard to be like ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', being essentially a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover FanFic, has many exercises in [[FixFic applying popular 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''.
** Likewise, the [=OGs=] version somehow also retconned the death of Lee Linjun. Fans still can't accept why Banpresto chose to spare Lee in the remake, after his heavy crime of [[spoiler:permanently killing off Captain Daitetsu Minase]] and would rather think he dies somewhere else after retreating.
** Despite being a stand-alone continuity one-shot, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' is the only DS entry skipped by most fans due to many aspects of the game being handled clumsily.

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** For ''Metroid Prime'' fans, there's ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', which focuses more on FPS combat and online multiplayer. Fans of the Prime series tend to brush off ''Hunters'' as non-canon and how it was trying too hard to be like ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', being essentially a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover FanFic, has many exercises in [[FixFic applying popular 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''.
** Likewise, the
''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''. The [=OGs=] version somehow also retconned the death of Lee Linjun. Fans Linjun; fans still can't accept why Banpresto chose to spare Lee in the remake, after his heavy crime of [[spoiler:permanently killing off Captain Daitetsu Minase]] and would rather think he dies somewhere else after retreating.
** * Despite being a stand-alone continuity one-shot, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' is the only DS entry skipped by most fans due to many aspects of the game being handled clumsily.
10th Nov '17 7:54:57 AM CalamityRaven26
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** A vocal subset of fans are ''very'' insistent that ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' never happened. Many criticisms directed at the game claim it has positively ''terrible'' facial animations, piss-poor writing, and even some subsets of the fandom claiming it's a textbook case of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement which is better off not being delved into too much detail.]] Add this with the lukewarm critical response (A ''71'' on Metacritic) [[BrokenBase and an even more tepid and divided fandom response]], and the game was understandably dropped by EA in the summer.

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** A vocal subset of fans are ''very'' insistent that ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' never happened. Many criticisms directed at the game claim it has [[{{Butterface}} positively ''terrible'' terrible facial animations, piss-poor animations]], awful writing, and even some subsets of the fandom claiming it's a textbook case of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement which is better off not being delved into too much detail.]] Add this with the lukewarm critical response (A ''71'' on Metacritic) [[BrokenBase and an even more tepid and divided fandom response]], and support for the the game was understandably dropped by EA in EA, with the summer.Mass Effect franchise itself being put on hiatus.
10th Nov '17 7:53:09 AM CalamityRaven26
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** A vocal subset of fans are ''very'' insistent that ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' never happened. Many criticisms directed at the game claim it has positively ''terrible'' facial animations, piss-poor writing, and even some subsets of the fandom claiming it's a textbook case of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement which is better off not being delved into too much detail.]] Add this with the lukewarm critical response (A ''71'' on Metacritic) [[BrokenBase and an even more tepid and divided fandom response]], and the game was understandably dropped by EA in the summer.
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