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23rd Apr '17 12:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' as the sort-of-10th anniversary game, verges on this in comparison to the rest of the series. While the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' always has lots of in-jokes, ''Graces'' takes this [[UpToEleven to hilarious extremes.]] Some enemies rip their names right from other games. The ultimate weapons in ''Graces f'' are all ripped from game titles as well, designed to evoke the games in question, and contain [[ShoutOut references]] in their descriptions. There are the standard [[BonusBoss Cameo Bosses]] and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes cameo costumes,]] etcetera. There are subtler references too: Sophie asks Hubert if he wears glasses because his eyes are "dangerous," which is exactly why [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Jade Curtiss]] wears glasses, and Malik's "right into next week!" battle quote is lifted from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia.'' Where it gets ridiculous is in things like the absurd statue of [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Kratos]] in Barona and the Magic Carta minigame, which lets you collect cards of characters from previous games. Not only are the more popular characters - like [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Jade,]] or [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Zelos]] - expensive or difficult to find, but it's much easier to win the Magic Carta game if you're familiar with the previous titles. Relatively ambiguous quotes like "[[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Intend to? I already have]]" stick out much more if you know [[MoralEventHorizon their context]]. And the reward for beating this game? Cameo costumes!

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' as the sort-of-10th anniversary game, verges on this in comparison to the rest of the series. While the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' always has lots of in-jokes, ''Graces'' takes this [[UpToEleven to hilarious extremes.]] Some enemies rip their names right from other games. The ultimate weapons in ''Graces f'' are all ripped from game titles as well, designed to evoke the games in question, and contain [[ShoutOut references]] in their descriptions. There are the standard [[BonusBoss Cameo Bosses]] and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes cameo costumes,]] etcetera. There are subtler references too: Sophie asks Hubert if he wears glasses because his eyes are "dangerous," which is exactly why [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Jade Curtiss]] wears glasses, and Malik's "right into next week!" battle quote is lifted from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia.'' Where it gets ridiculous is in things like the absurd statue of [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Kratos]] in Barona and the Magic Carta minigame, which lets you collect cards of characters from previous games. Not only are the more popular characters - like [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Jade,]] or [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Zelos]] - expensive or difficult to find, but it's much easier to win the Magic Carta game if you're familiar with the previous titles. Relatively ambiguous quotes like "[[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Intend to? I already have]]" stick out much more if you know [[MoralEventHorizon their context]]. And the reward for beating this game? Cameo costumes!
16th Apr '17 6:56:39 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/PeterDavid is in love with this trope in his novels, most specifically ''StarTrekNewFrontier''. Up to and including implying that [[spoiler:NumberOne and Nurse Chapel were the same person]], and explaining why the voice of Federation starships universally sounds like Majel Barrett Roddenberry. [[spoiler:Number One, aka Captain Pike's XO, was a computer expert and programmed the voices.]]

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** Creator/PeterDavid is in love with this trope in his novels, most specifically ''StarTrekNewFrontier''.''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier''. Up to and including implying that [[spoiler:NumberOne and Nurse Chapel were the same person]], and explaining why the voice of Federation starships universally sounds like Majel Barrett Roddenberry. [[spoiler:Number One, aka Captain Pike's XO, was a computer expert and programmed the voices.]]
15th Apr '17 1:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* The "[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05062010.shtml Strip Club of the Damned]]" story in ''SomethingPositive'' highlights this. [[spoiler: Every one of the strippers is an {{expy}} of a woman Davan's had sex with.]]

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* The "[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05062010.shtml Strip Club of the Damned]]" story in ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' highlights this. [[spoiler: Every one of the strippers is an {{expy}} of a woman Davan's had sex with.]]
31st Mar '17 7:46:00 PM nombretomado
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** The entire game is a Continuity Porno; featuring the long, lost, forgotten character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, that only the biggest of animation fanatics would have known about before hand, characters that were one-offs or used sparingly (IE The Lonesome Ghosts), levels based on Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and a Pluto cartoon, old rides, nevermind the fact that the world is based on Disneyland, and creator Warren Spector claims almost everything in the game is from Disney's history.

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** The entire game is a Continuity Porno; featuring the long, lost, forgotten character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, that only the biggest of animation fanatics would have known about before hand, characters that were one-offs or used sparingly (IE The Lonesome Ghosts), levels based on Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and a Pluto cartoon, old rides, nevermind the fact that the world is based on Disneyland, and creator Warren Spector claims almost everything in the game is from Disney's history.
18th Mar '17 1:41:53 PM Monsund
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has many weapons and bonus characters from past games. Most of the Regalia (Super Power weapons) return with revamped appearences, And the characters from past titles appear in DLC, with an entire ''class'' dedicated to Marth. Interestingly several of the references were to games [[NoExportForYou that were never released in America]] that fans get just goes to show how dedicated the FE community is. Though most of the plot references are [[ContinuitySnarl Continuity Snarls]], even the [[MacGuffinTitle Fire Emblem]] itself has an entirely different purpose with no explanation, while Marth is replaced by a SuspiciouslySimilarSubsitute, the First Exalt in the ingame plot.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has many weapons and bonus characters from past games. Most of the Regalia (Super Power weapons) return with revamped appearences, And the characters from past titles appear in DLC, with an entire ''class'' dedicated to Marth. Interestingly several of the references were to games [[NoExportForYou that were never released in America]] that fans get just goes to show how dedicated the FE community is. Though most of the plot references are [[ContinuitySnarl Continuity Snarls]], even the [[MacGuffinTitle Fire Emblem]] itself has an entirely different purpose with no explanation, while Marth is replaced by a SuspiciouslySimilarSubsitute, SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, the First Exalt in the ingame plot.
18th Mar '17 1:40:00 PM Monsund
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' invokes this to ludicrous levels, to the point of fans telling people to [[JustHereForGodzilla play for the references, not for the game]]. Most of the Regalia (Super Power weapons) return with revamped appearences, And the characters from past titles appear in DLC, with an entire ''class'' dedicated to Marth. The fact that 49% of it all is a series of references to games [[NoExportForYou that were never released in America]] that fans get just goes to show how dedicated the FE community is.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' invokes this to ludicrous levels, to the point of fans telling people to [[JustHereForGodzilla play for the references, not for the game]].has many weapons and bonus characters from past games. Most of the Regalia (Super Power weapons) return with revamped appearences, And the characters from past titles appear in DLC, with an entire ''class'' dedicated to Marth. The fact that 49% Interestingly several of it all is a series of the references were to games [[NoExportForYou that were never released in America]] that fans get just goes to show how dedicated the FE community is.is. Though most of the plot references are [[ContinuitySnarl Continuity Snarls]], even the [[MacGuffinTitle Fire Emblem]] itself has an entirely different purpose with no explanation, while Marth is replaced by a SuspiciouslySimilarSubsitute, the First Exalt in the ingame plot.
15th Mar '17 6:27:22 PM nombretomado
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* A major complaint about ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' is that a lot of the story falls between this and ContinuityLockout; containing references and themes from even the games on the {{MSX}}; bringing back minor dangling plot threads and references as {{MacGuffin}}s, AppliedPhlebotinum, and {{Chekhovs Gun}}s; and fitting in fanservice cameos from almost every character who wasn't confirmed dead - as well as a couple of fanservice cameos from characters who ''were''. Even a lot of the ''camera angles and character motions'' were lifted from previous games as blink-and-you'll-miss-it symbolism for the kind of hardcore fans who'd memorised every single cutscene. Of course, to some extent this was the whole point of the game, as [[GrandFinale it was designed to wrap the whole series up]].

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* A major complaint about ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' is that a lot of the story falls between this and ContinuityLockout; containing references and themes from even the games on the {{MSX}}; {{UsefulNotes/MSX}}; bringing back minor dangling plot threads and references as {{MacGuffin}}s, AppliedPhlebotinum, and {{Chekhovs Gun}}s; and fitting in fanservice cameos from almost every character who wasn't confirmed dead - as well as a couple of fanservice cameos from characters who ''were''. Even a lot of the ''camera angles and character motions'' were lifted from previous games as blink-and-you'll-miss-it symbolism for the kind of hardcore fans who'd memorised every single cutscene. Of course, to some extent this was the whole point of the game, as [[GrandFinale it was designed to wrap the whole series up]].
11th Mar '17 11:16:18 AM nombretomado
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* A major complaint about ''MetalGearSolid4'' is that a lot of the story falls between this and ContinuityLockout; containing references and themes from even the games on the {{MSX}}; bringing back minor dangling plot threads and references as {{MacGuffin}}s, AppliedPhlebotinum, and {{Chekhovs Gun}}s; and fitting in fanservice cameos from almost every character who wasn't confirmed dead - as well as a couple of fanservice cameos from characters who ''were''. Even a lot of the ''camera angles and character motions'' were lifted from previous games as blink-and-you'll-miss-it symbolism for the kind of hardcore fans who'd memorised every single cutscene. Of course, to some extent this was the whole point of the game, as [[GrandFinale it was designed to wrap the whole series up]].

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* A major complaint about ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' is that a lot of the story falls between this and ContinuityLockout; containing references and themes from even the games on the {{MSX}}; bringing back minor dangling plot threads and references as {{MacGuffin}}s, AppliedPhlebotinum, and {{Chekhovs Gun}}s; and fitting in fanservice cameos from almost every character who wasn't confirmed dead - as well as a couple of fanservice cameos from characters who ''were''. Even a lot of the ''camera angles and character motions'' were lifted from previous games as blink-and-you'll-miss-it symbolism for the kind of hardcore fans who'd memorised every single cutscene. Of course, to some extent this was the whole point of the game, as [[GrandFinale it was designed to wrap the whole series up]].
21st Feb '17 5:22:49 PM nombretomado
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* The whole point of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' titles such as ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', ''Last Order'', ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', ''CrisisCore'' and ''Before Crisis''.

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* The whole point of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' titles such as ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', ''Last Order'', ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' and ''Before Crisis''.
20th Feb '17 4:02:21 PM Trellwolf
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' [[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel ''War Games'', featuring the trial of Garrosh Hellscream, has the Bronze Dragonflight using a device to allow the court to see specific events as they happened. During the course of the book we are shown images of scenes from both the video game proper and previous books as far back as ''Lord of the Clans'' at least.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' [[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel ''War Games'', Crimes'', featuring the trial of Garrosh Hellscream, has the Bronze Dragonflight using a device to allow the court to see specific events as they happened. During the course of the book we are shown images of scenes from both the video game proper and previous books as far back as ''Lord of the Clans'' at least.
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