History EarnYourHappyEnding / VideoGames

29th Aug '17 6:44:24 PM nombretomado
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* After decades of fighting and suffering, each AgarestSenki game will get to a point where the player will be able to get either a BittersweetEnding, a DownerEnding, or the happier TrueEnding. It should be noted that just unlocking the route itself is already a GuideDangIt, and beating it will require several really hard fights.

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* After decades of fighting and suffering, each AgarestSenki ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'' game will get to a point where the player will be able to get either a BittersweetEnding, a DownerEnding, or the happier TrueEnding. It should be noted that just unlocking the route itself is already a GuideDangIt, and beating it will require several really hard fights.
29th Aug '17 5:48:06 PM nombretomado
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* The DirectorsCut version of AfraidOfMonsters has four endings. The first three are {{Downer Ending}}s that are each more bleak than the last, and the final, happy (albeit bittersweet) ending can only be achieved by first seeing the first three endings, as well as solving a game long puzzle.

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* The DirectorsCut version of AfraidOfMonsters ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' has four endings. The first three are {{Downer Ending}}s that are each more bleak than the last, and the final, happy (albeit bittersweet) ending can only be achieved by first seeing the first three endings, as well as solving a game long puzzle.
26th Aug '17 6:16:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArTonelico'' does this in two ways: the game has multiple endings, in some of which you can [[spoiler:redeem the BigBad instead of killing it off;]] Also, in the visual novel-like adventure within the "soulsphere" of Lady Shurelia, [[spoiler:which plays like a MagicalGirl TV show, you get a surprising BittersweetEnding, unless you go back again- then you find out that it was actually due to tampering by the Big Bad itself, and you get the chance to earn a happy ending instead.]]
** [[spoiler:Of course, in the second game you find out that it was actually SHURELIA who tampered with the story to make it have a happy ending, not Mir/Jakuri tampering with it to give it a DownerEnding. In fact the only reason Mir interfered in the first place was because she was pissed that Shurelia [[SeriousBusiness tampered with her story]].]]

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* ''ArTonelico'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'' does this in two ways: the game has multiple endings, in some of which you can [[spoiler:redeem the BigBad instead of killing it off;]] Also, in the visual novel-like adventure within the "soulsphere" of Lady Shurelia, [[spoiler:which plays like a MagicalGirl TV show, you get a surprising BittersweetEnding, unless you go back again- then you find out that it was actually due to tampering by the Big Bad itself, and you get the chance to earn a happy ending instead.]]
** [[spoiler:Of course, in [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica the second game game]] you find out that it was actually SHURELIA who tampered with the story to make it have a happy ending, not Mir/Jakuri tampering with it to give it a DownerEnding. In fact the only reason Mir interfered in the first place was because she was pissed that Shurelia [[SeriousBusiness tampered with her story]].]]
29th May '17 9:01:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series by {{Sierra}} ended its trilogy based on this trope. [[spoiler:The world literally cracks apart after the Dark Master has seemingly won and accomplished destroying the world. But Spyro uses his powers to save the world at the last moment with Cynder at his side. All their friends are okay and Ignitus, thought dead, is now the new Chronicler. The bittersweet part is that Spyro and Cynder are apparently dead... until its revealed they miraculously survived and after all the crap they've gone through, they've earned the happy ending they both deserved after all those scenes of angst. Oh, and apparently Cynder loves Spyro so they're more then likely in love now. Only took the end of the world for the relationship to become canon.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series by {{Sierra}} {{Creator/Sierra}} ended its trilogy based on this trope. [[spoiler:The world literally cracks apart after the Dark Master has seemingly won and accomplished destroying the world. But Spyro uses his powers to save the world at the last moment with Cynder at his side. All their friends are okay and Ignitus, thought dead, is now the new Chronicler. The bittersweet part is that Spyro and Cynder are apparently dead... until its revealed they miraculously survived and after all the crap they've gone through, they've earned the happy ending they both deserved after all those scenes of angst. Oh, and apparently Cynder loves Spyro so they're more then likely in love now. Only took the end of the world for the relationship to become canon.]]
27th May '17 9:12:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/SOS'' is ''made'' of this trope. Since it's about escaping a sinking luxury cruise liner, you have to find and escort enough people as well as certain persons depending on what character you're playing as. You get one real time hour to do this. But if you can pull off an escort mission to end all escort missions, you can get the happiest ending, allowing you character and the people they care about to not only move on from the disaster but become better people.

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* ''VideoGame/SOS'' ''VideoGame/{{SOS}}'' is ''made'' of this trope. Since it's about escaping a sinking luxury cruise liner, you have to find and escort enough people as well as certain persons depending on what character you're playing as. You get one real time hour to do this. But if you can pull off an escort mission to end all escort missions, you can get the happiest ending, allowing you character and the people they care about to not only move on from the disaster but become better people.
27th May '17 9:10:27 PM Antronach
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* ''VideoGame/SOS'' is ''made'' of this trope. Since it's about escaping a sinking luxury cruise liner, you have to find and escort enough people as well as certain persons depending on what character you're playing as. You get one real time hour to do this. But if you can pull off an escort mission to end all escort missions, you can get the happiest ending, allowing you character and the people they care about to not only move on from the disaster but become better people.
23rd May '17 7:23:13 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', the legal system is in the middle of the Dark Age of the Law, where prosecutor and lawyer alike seek victory at any legal cost and trust in the legal system is at an all time low. And the catalyst for the Dark Age, Phoenix's disbarment and [[spoiler: Simon Blackquill's incarceration for the murder of Athena's mother]]. While the former was dealt with in the previous game, the later is still very much a problem. And that's not even getting into what happens in the game: [[spoiler: A courtroom was bombed right at the begining of the game (though it happens later chronologically). The victim of the forth case was Apollo's friend, and Athena gets accused of his murder, causing Apollo a conflict of loyalties, Blackquill is just one day from his execution by the day of of the final case, and getting him acquitted will only get Athena convicted of the murder of her own mother. And Trucy is held hostage at the Space Museum with several others.]] In the end, [[spoiler: both Athena and Blackquill are proven innocent, Trucy is safe and the real culprit is bought to justice, with the Wright Anything Agency intact and ready to put an end to the Dark Age of the Law.]]

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** In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', the legal system is in the middle of the Dark Age of the Law, where prosecutor and lawyer alike seek victory at any legal cost and trust in the legal system is at an all time low. And the catalyst for the Dark Age, Phoenix's disbarment and [[spoiler: Simon Blackquill's incarceration for the murder of Athena's mother]]. While the former was dealt with in the previous game, the later is still very much a problem. And that's not even getting into what happens in the game: [[spoiler: A courtroom was bombed right at the begining of the game (though it happens later chronologically). The victim of the forth case was Apollo's friend, and Athena gets accused of his murder, causing Apollo a conflict of loyalties, Blackquill is just one day from his execution by the day of of the final case, and getting him acquitted will only get Athena convicted of the murder of her own mother. And While Trucy is held hostage at the Space Museum with several others.others, and the kidnapper is Blackquill's older sister who's desperately trying to save him.]] In the end, [[spoiler: both Athena and Blackquill are proven innocent, Trucy is safe and the real culprit is bought to justice, with the Wright Anything Agency intact and ready to put an end to the Dark Age of the Law.]]
23rd Apr '17 8:30:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
22nd Apr '17 2:28:19 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' series actually makes this into a game mechanic: the characters will suffer through all the tragedies and losses of war and then some, but if you [[OneHundredPercentCompletion recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny]], everyone gets a truly happy ending. Keep in mind that this is not at all easy, and neglecting to get even one of them will result in a much more {{bittersweet|Ending}}, or even downright [[DownerEnding tragic]] ending.

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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series actually makes this into a game mechanic: the characters will suffer through all the tragedies and losses of war and then some, but if you [[OneHundredPercentCompletion recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny]], everyone gets a truly happy ending. Keep in mind that this is not at all easy, and neglecting to get even one of them will result in a much more {{bittersweet|Ending}}, or even downright [[DownerEnding tragic]] ending.
6th Apr '17 9:36:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has you [[GuideDangIt jump through numerous hoops]] to get the best ending, but it's oh so worth it. [[spoiler:Having faced down your previous incarnations and being forced to watch as [[BigBad the Transcendent One]] (aka your own mortality made sentient) butchers your party one by one, you finally confront it and convince it to give up its hopeless plan to be independent from you and rejoin with you, ending your immortality. After this, you restore your friends, bid one final farewell to them, and finally, ''finally'' die and begin your penance for the crimes of the First Incarnation. Yes, it seems bittersweet, but the Nameless One still has the knowledge that his friends are all alive, in some cases (Dak'kon, Morte) absolved of their guilt/servitude, and can leave their adventures with him better people who will likely go far. Besides, The Nameless One now has all the power and knowledge of ''all'' his [[TimeAbyss many]] incarnations, so it's not like he'll be defenseless in the battlefields of the Blood War.]]

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has you [[GuideDangIt jump through numerous hoops]] to get the best ending, but it's oh so worth it. [[spoiler:Having faced down your previous incarnations and being forced to watch as [[BigBad the Transcendent One]] (aka your own mortality made sentient) butchers your party one by one, you finally confront it and convince it to give up its hopeless plan to be independent from you and rejoin with you, ending your immortality. After this, you restore your friends, bid one final farewell to them, and finally, ''finally'' die and begin your penance for the crimes of the First Incarnation. Yes, it seems bittersweet, but the Nameless One still has the knowledge that his friends are all alive, in some cases (Dak'kon, Morte) absolved of their guilt/servitude, and can leave their adventures with him better people who will likely go far. Besides, The Nameless One now has all the power and knowledge of ''all'' his [[TimeAbyss many]] incarnations, so it's not like he'll be defenseless in the battlefields of the Blood War.]]
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