History Foreshadowing / VideoGames

17th Jul '16 10:48:36 AM mousegold
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' very subtly foreshadows the MediumAwareness of several of the characters very early in the game. Flowey The Flower, in his first appearance, accidentally says "bullets" and immediately corrects himself... by changing the dialogue in the text bubble itself to "friendliness pellets". [[spoiler:Sans in his first dialogue with his brother tells a couple of bad jokes, both times [[AsideGlance posing for the camera]] and winking at the player with a rimshot. It's not until much later you learn that Flowey is fully aware he's in a game and even able to [[SaveScumming Save Scum]] and hack it, while Sans is aware that an "outside force" (the player) is manipulating and influencing his world.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' very subtly foreshadows the MediumAwareness of several of the characters very early in the game. Flowey The Flower, in his first appearance, will shoot [[BlatantLies "Friendliness pellets"]] at you. If you avoid this a couple of times (either by being aware of the trap, or just being a dick to him) he accidentally says "bullets" in anger and immediately corrects himself... by changing the dialogue in the text bubble itself to "friendliness pellets". [[spoiler:Sans in his first dialogue with his brother tells a couple of bad jokes, both times [[AsideGlance posing for the camera]] and winking at the player with a rimshot. It's not until much later you learn that Flowey is fully aware he's in a game and even able to [[SaveScumming Save Scum]] and hack it, while Sans is aware that an "outside force" (the player) is manipulating and influencing his world.]]
15th Jul '16 8:17:24 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Ever17}}'' it hardly seems worth pointing out the foreshadowing. If you play it, you'll look back from the final route and go OH! That's what that meant! Then if you play a second time, it's even more so because ''the entire story up to that route is foreshadowing.'' The lemur costume, the password, Tsugumi's {{jerkass}} status being inconsistent, the door she stopped Takeshi from touching, the pendant and even stuff like arguments over how many hot dogs there were. ''Everything.'' It's almost some type of one of the different aneurysm moment tropes except it's often minor and subtle.

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* In ''{{Ever17}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' it hardly seems worth pointing out the foreshadowing. If you play it, you'll look back from the final route and go OH! That's what that meant! Then if you play a second time, it's even more so because ''the entire story up to that route is foreshadowing.'' The lemur costume, the password, Tsugumi's {{jerkass}} status being inconsistent, the door she stopped Takeshi from touching, the pendant and even stuff like arguments over how many hot dogs there were. ''Everything.'' It's almost some type of one of the different aneurysm moment tropes except it's often minor and subtle.
5th Jul '16 4:11:00 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VisualNovel/XBlaze Lost: Memories'' has a character called Kiri, who wears a jumpsuit which has [[{{Zipperiffic}} a zipper which reaches up all the way to the end of his hood]]. Unusual character choice? Well, yes it is. [[spoiler: But if it's fully zipped up, his jumpsuit would resemble a body bag. He's the SerialKiller Ripper brought BackFromTheDead.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/XBlaze Lost: Memories'' has a character called Kiri, who wears a jumpsuit which has [[{{Zipperiffic}} a zipper which reaches up all the way to the end of his hood]]. Unusual character choice? Well, yes it is. [[spoiler: But if it's fully zipped up, his jumpsuit would resemble a body bag. He's the SerialKiller Ripper brought BackFromTheDead.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': There are hints to each ending if you know where to look and pay attention.
** "Eternal Life": [[spoiler:Some of the QR codes near the door to this ending have the programs debating a choice between immortality or starting over again]].
** "Free Will": [[spoiler:The secret room in [=C1=] has a different version of Elohim's broken record speech; this one revealing his singular determination to keep everything the way it is, and his claim that only within the simulation can existence be validated. The same room also hints at the time limit on the final puzzle, in which the structure is violently shaking and coming apart at the seams]].
--> '''Elohim:''' [[spoiler:The purpose is written in the Hidden Words. All must serve the Words for all the world was made of them and they are within every stone and every cloud and in our sigils their power is made manifest. The Words are the Process. The Process must continue. The Goal is the end of the Process. The Goal must not be reached. Elohim must preserve the Purpose. Preserve self. Preserve purpose. Illusion is eternity. Machines will live forever. The dam will not break. The flood will not come. The Talos Principle does not apply]].
** "Blessed Messenger": [[spoiler:The more puzzles you solve, the more Elohim tells you about becoming worthy to be a messenger for the coming generations]].
26th Jun '16 12:21:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''BaldursGate I'' manages to do this with a total lack of subtlety by having a "[[MeaningfulName Lord Foreshadowing]]" show up and mention the fake identity the BigBad is using in passing.

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* ''BaldursGate ''VideoGame/BaldursGate I'' manages to do this with a total lack of subtlety by having a "[[MeaningfulName Lord Foreshadowing]]" show up and mention the fake identity the BigBad is using in passing.
25th Jun '16 9:54:41 AM res20stupid
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** During a side-mission to assassinate Hyperion [[TheMole spies]] several ECHO logs are found from Handsome Jack where he berates the bandits for dumping dead women with fake Siren markings on his desk, saying, 'There can only be six Sirens in existence at anyone time and I already know of three of them!' Well, there's Lilith and Maya... [[spoiler: and Angel...]]
27th May '16 8:58:54 AM spiritsunami
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'' accomplishes this by way of BilingualBonus. When you reach the game's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture South America analogue]], you'll come upon a town called Contigo, which happens to be a Spanish word meaning "[[spoiler:with you]]". Innocuous enough that a town in the South America analogue would have a Spanish-sounding name, right? But if you're actually playing the game ''in Spanish'', [[KeepItForeign the town's name is changed to "Mitdir"]], which is German for "contigo". [[spoiler:After completing Jupiter Lighthouse, your party and the party from [[VideoGame/GoldenSunTheBrokenSeal the first game]] return to Contigo together, iron out the misunderstanding, and join forces.]]
1st May '16 6:42:07 AM AG1995
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Of all of your starting party members, Vanille has an extra ATB segment and higher starting stats than the rest (which is particularly weird considering Lightning, Snow and Sazh are all trained fighters). Her tattoo also has an arrow immediately after the party is transformed into l'Cie. [[spoiler:It is because she has been a l'Cie for far longer than anyone else.]]
17th Apr '16 12:50:23 PM res20stupid
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* [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016 The reboot of Ratchet and Clank]] has a sneaky one, which only becomes obvious when you look carefully. [[spoiler: There are no golden bolts in the level Novalis.]]
17th Apr '16 12:46:51 PM res20stupid
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** In Episode 2, no matter which member of the Order of the Stone you pick to recruit, the Wither Storm comes in and destroys their surroundings. [[spoiler:It turns out the Wither Storm is specifically programmed to follow the amulet of the Order of the Stone, which Jesse is holding.]]

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** In Episode 2, no matter which member of the Order of the Stone you pick to recruit, the Wither Storm comes in and destroys their surroundings. [[spoiler:It turns out the Wither Storm is specifically programmed to follow the amulet of the Order of the Stone, which Jesse is holding.]]
* ''VisualNovel/XBlaze Lost: Memories'' has a character called Kiri, who wears a jumpsuit which has [[{{Zipperiffic}} a zipper which reaches up all the way to the end of his hood]]. Unusual character choice? Well, yes it is. [[spoiler: But if it's fully zipped up, his jumpsuit would resemble a body bag. He's the SerialKiller Ripper brought BackFromTheDead.
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8th Apr '16 2:04:06 AM morenohijazo
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--> '''Seem''': At least I was granted the gift of seeing the face of [[{{Precursors}} my creators]]... thank you, [[spoiler: little one]].

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--> '''Seem''': At least I was granted the gift of seeing the face of [[{{Precursors}} my creators]]... thank you, [[spoiler: little one]].one]].
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'':
** The prologue talks about how legends will eventually fade into myths and then lies. Immediately after that, it states that the "Legend of the Order of the Stone" will last forever. [[spoiler: As it turns out, even the "Legend of the Order of the Stone" got distorted, as the Order didn't even fight the Ender Dragon, having instead used the Command Block to blink it out of existence.]]
** Observing an empty display stand in the treefort will make Jesse comment that s/he hopes to one day own a set of armor. [[spoiler:You get to keep Magnus/Ellegaard's armor after one of them dies in ''The Last Place You Look'' and can also pick a suit of armor from Ivor's armory in ''A Block and a Hard Place''.]]
** In Episode 2, no matter which member of the Order of the Stone you pick to recruit, the Wither Storm comes in and destroys their surroundings. [[spoiler:It turns out the Wither Storm is specifically programmed to follow the amulet of the Order of the Stone, which Jesse is holding.]]
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