History LastNameBasis / VideoGames

24th Jan '16 11:46:17 AM TylerL320
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: * In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other ''SM''T games), even in menus and the battle screens.
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: * ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'': ** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other ''SM''T games), even in menus and the battle screens.
24th Jan '16 11:45:52 AM TylerL320
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, a fellow senior which whom she has quite the history. She'll call the male protagonist by his given name if he romances her, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well (like in The Answer), after some quality bonding. ** And in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other SMT games), even in menus and the battle screens.
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: * In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', the protagonist is more commonly called by his last name (as opposed to first like in other ''SM''T games), even in menus and the battle screens. ** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[DefrostingIceQueen Mitsuru Kirijo]] refers to most of the SEES team by their last names. The only exception in the beginning is Akihiko, a fellow senior which whom she has quite the history. She'll call the male protagonist by his given name if he romances her, and she starts calling Yukari Takeba by her first name as well (like in The Answer), after some quality bonding. ** And Detectives Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are always called their last name by everyone. Especially weird is that the protagonist is more commonly called will still call Dojima by his last name (as opposed to first like in other SMT games), name, even in menus and the battle screens.though Dojima is his (maternal, so they don't share a last name) uncle.
21st Nov '15 5:25:05 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Also in ''Inquistion'' is the party member, Blackwall. His given name is never mentioned in-game, and is only revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverted]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when it is revealed that he is not the real Warden-Costable Gordon Blackwall, but a criminal named Thom Rainier who is [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonating the late Blackwall]]. Rainier probably didn't know the full name of the man he was pretending to be.]]
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** Also in ''Inquistion'' is the party member, Blackwall. His given name is never mentioned in-game, and is only revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverted]] Subverted]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when it is revealed that he is not the real Warden-Costable Gordon Blackwall, but a criminal named Thom Rainier who is [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonating the late Blackwall]]. Rainier probably didn't know the full name of the man he was pretending to be.]]
21st Nov '15 5:24:14 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Also in ''Inquistion'' is the party member, Blackwall. His given name is never mentioned in-game, and is only revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverted]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when it is revealed that he is not the real Warden-Costable Gordon Blackwall, but a criminal named Thom Rainier who is [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonating the late Blackwall]]. Rainier probably didn't know the full name of the man he was pretending to be.]]
21st Aug '15 5:45:09 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series, starting from ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', allows the player to choose how they refer to characters as part of gameplay - moving to FirstNameBasis too early (or choosing an insulting name like 'Bookworm') will cause a drop in affection and the character to ask not to be called that way. Some characters, out of politeness, will always or almost always refer to the player character by their last name, such as Hikami from ''Girl's Side Second Season'', who will always call the protagonist [[JapaneseHonorifics '-kun']].
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* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series, starting from ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', allows the player to choose how they refer to characters as part of gameplay - moving to FirstNameBasis too early (or choosing an insulting name like 'Bookworm') will cause a drop in affection and the character to ask not to be called that way. Some characters, out of politeness, will always or almost always refer to the player character by their last name, such as Hikami from ''Girl's Side Second Season'', who will always call the protagonist [[JapaneseHonorifics [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics '-kun']].
9th May '15 7:22:19 AM tropower
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* Ijuuin Enzan of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Rockman.EXE]]'' is called by his given name. However, his counterpart Eugene Chaud's given name comes up precious few times over the course of six games, and only when he is introducing himself by his full name. In fact, it's so unknown that Chaud's ''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' version was dubbed into "Chaud Blaze". The dubbers apparently couldn't be bothered to find out that Chaud wasn't his first name. (It was also [[SpellMyNameWithAnS mispronounced]] as "Chodd".)
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* Ijuuin Enzan of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Rockman.EXE]]'' is called by his given name. However, his counterpart Eugene Chaud's given name comes up precious few times over the course of six games, and only when he is introducing himself by his full name. In fact, it's so unknown that Chaud's ''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' version was dubbed into "Chaud Blaze". The dubbers apparently couldn't be bothered to find out that Chaud wasn't his first name.name (either that, or they did know, but simply [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]]). (It was also [[SpellMyNameWithAnS mispronounced]] as "Chodd".)
30th Apr '15 12:59:13 PM NTC3
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* In ''VideoGame/RedFaction'', Parker is only ever addressed by his last name. It would be harder if he had a first name to begin with.
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* In ''VideoGame/RedFaction'', Parker is only ever addressed by his last name. It would be harder if he had a first name to begin with.with. * In ''VideoGame/LastWord'', Holden [=McCall=] and Judge Boasting have obviously known each for a long time, and yet they only ever address each other as Mr. Boasting and Mr. [=McCall=], respectively.
25th Jan '15 9:48:55 AM Vir
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* Ijuuin Enzan of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Rockman.EXE]]'' is called by his given name. However, his counterpart Eugene Chaud's given name comes up precious few times over the course of six games, and only when he is introducing himself by his full name. In fact, it's so unknown that Chaud's ''NTWarrior'' version was dubbed into "Chaud Blaze". The dubbers apparently couldn't be bothered to find out that Chaud wasn't his first name. (It was also [[SpellMyNameWithAnS mispronounced]] as "Chodd".)
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* Ijuuin Enzan of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Rockman.EXE]]'' is called by his given name. However, his counterpart Eugene Chaud's given name comes up precious few times over the course of six games, and only when he is introducing himself by his full name. In fact, it's so unknown that Chaud's ''NTWarrior'' ''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' version was dubbed into "Chaud Blaze". The dubbers apparently couldn't be bothered to find out that Chaud wasn't his first name. (It was also [[SpellMyNameWithAnS mispronounced]] as "Chodd".)

* Sam Fisher of ''SplinterCell'' is almost always referred to by his last name, especially by his VoiceWithAnInternetConnection, Lambert. That's ''Irving'' Lambert. And then there's Grimsdottir. Pretty much everyone is called by their last name in this series.
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* Sam Fisher of ''SplinterCell'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' is almost always referred to by his last name, especially by his VoiceWithAnInternetConnection, Lambert. That's ''Irving'' Lambert. And then there's Grimsdottir. Pretty much everyone is called by their last name in this series.
21st Nov '14 1:59:03 PM nighttrainfm
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' continues the trend. The player character is referred to as "the Inquisitor", "the Herald", or their (variable) last name.
8th Oct '14 4:02:08 PM MercenX
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Pointless to mention as Last Name Basis is not a common occurrence in the Final Fantasy series
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Averted. While many characters have first and last names, it seems to be common that most people get addressed (even by complete strangers) by their first name, regardless of their social or professional status (e.g., Rufus, Lazard, Reeve). Therefore, when only one name for a character is known (e.g., Hojo, Kunsel, Reno, etc.), it's impossible to know for certain whether this is their first or last name.
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* %%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Averted. While many characters have first and last names, it seems to be common that most people get addressed (even by complete strangers) by their first name, regardless of their social or professional status (e.g., Rufus, Lazard, Reeve). Therefore, when only one name for a character is known (e.g., Hojo, Kunsel, Reno, etc.), it's impossible to know for certain whether this is their first or last name.
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