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27th Dec '13 9:28:03 PM lalalei2001
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[[quoteright:357:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darkened_skye_2970.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]][[/note]]]] -> ''"This [premise] might sound like an inane game idea based on accounting instead of good sense--theoretically, that's true, but in practice, it's a bit far off the mark. Darkened Skye turns out to be a colorful and fairly entertaining game that's surprisingly funny."'' -> - [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/darkenedskye/review.html?tag=summary%3Bread-review Gamespot]] Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind of game... At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait, what?''' You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]... We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?.... ''"[[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."'' As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for GameCube and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth. ---- !This game has examples of: * AllThereInTheManual: Averted on the box. It's incredibly vague as to the actual plot of the game, probably because no one would buy it if it copped to being an advergame. The actual manual, however, mentions Skittles, complete with trademark symbol. ** In fact, the only thing on the box pointing to the Skittles tie in is buried in the Copyright disclaimer info on the back in tiny, tiny print. * AmbiguouslyGay: The [[spoiler: Boss [[MyNaymeIs Vampyre]] in the Gargoyle Realm]]. * AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: All enemies become these when Skye uses the Shrink Spell. * BecauseDestinySaysSo: Lampshaded by several [=NPCs=] that Skye is "she whose coming has been foretold". * BilingualBonus: Draak is fluent several of the land's languages, particularly in the waterworld Ogmire. * BreakingTheFourthWall: Both explicitly (Skye talking directly to the player) and implicitly (Draak making silly hints of it, like having "read the script") * DeadpanSnarker: Both Skye and Draak, but Draak just can't let up. * TheFaceless: The BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand-man]] in a suit of armour, who [[spoiler: was once Skye's Father]]. * FollowTheLeader: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html The game started because]] the M&M's video games were selling well. The producer asked to not get involved in the project, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink after getting drunk]] thought she could do so. * [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen He Whose Face May Not Be Glimpsed]]: The BigBad as lampshaded by Draak: -->Let's just say he-whose-face-may-not-be-glimpsed and I have ''issues''! * HitboxDissonance: The hitboxes usually didn't have much to do with the models...always to your considerable disadvantage. * IdleAnimation: Leave Skye standing for a few moments and she'll start doing a few things, like stretching her arms out, or examining her staff and then polishing it. ** The best one lampshades their use of SticksToTheBack: Skye repeatedly attempts to toss her staff away, only to have it magnetically snap back every time. [[AWizardDidIt It's maaaagic!]] * ImprobableAimingSkills / NoArcInArchery: Archer Grunks can shoot volleys of arrows with deadly precision, whether far away or in close quarters, so you best stay out of their line of sight. If caught up close, use a splash damage spell fast! * {{Intangibility}}: Happens to Dorian, who appears out of nowhere every now and then to advise Skye. [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan He actually became Draak]], but one of Skye's spells keeps conjuring his true form.]] * JigglePhysics: Skye, if you rotate the view and see her front while she's running. * LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: The BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand-man]], who turns out to be Skye's Father, who betrayed Skye's mother after being [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide seduced by magic]].]] * TheManBehindTheCurtain: The BigBad of the game aka Necroth, who turns out to be a [[spoiler: PintsizedPowerhouse such that Skye has to shrink herself in order to deal with him]]. * MineralMacGuffin: The Skittles, which are the source of all magical power. * MissingMom: Skye's mother, Mariama, who, as far as Skye knows, is just a merchant. She is [[spoiler: actually the leader of the [[LaResistance rebelling forces]] against the BigBad, and now a prisoner of the BigBad]]. * NightOfTheLivingMooks: [[spoiler: The vampires in the Gargoyle Realm can only be stopped either by trapping them in their respective caskets with garlic, or using a new spell (obtained in the next level) that kills the undead.]] * NonHumanSidekick: Draak, who's some kind of little gargoyle thing. * OminousLatinChanting: The 3rd soundtrack of the Ogmire world. * PlantPerson: [[spoiler: Orlina, the Heart of the Forest in Ogmire, who is so depressed she needs to be healed using [[MagicMusic musical bugs]].]] * SimpleStaff: Skye has a shepherd's staff that, after she gets her first Skittles, turns into a weapon (both a melee weapon and a magic staff) and a HammerspaceHideaway for Draak. If she [[SticksToTheBack stows it on her back]], she can run faster. * StarfishLanguage: The Fish Riders of Ogmire speak in a language that sounds like gargling. * SuperDrowningSkills: "I'm a Warrior Hero Adventurer Goddess who ''can't swim'', okay?!" * WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: Draak was originally Dorian, the Gargoyle Steward, who was punished by being turned into a mini-gargoyle after the real Gargoyles were [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] by the BigBad. He becomes human again after Skye de-petrifies the Gargoyles.]] ** [[spoiler: Also Skye's Father before he became TheDragon and a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er.]] ----
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[[quoteright:357:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darkened_skye_2970.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]][[/note]]]] -> ''"This [premise] might sound like an inane game idea based on accounting instead of good sense--theoretically, that's true, but in practice, it's a bit far off the mark. Darkened Skye turns out to be a colorful and fairly entertaining game that's surprisingly funny."'' -> - [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/darkenedskye/review.html?tag=summary%3Bread-review Gamespot]] Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind of game... At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait, what?''' You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]... We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?.... ''"[[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."'' As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for GameCube and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth. ---- !This game has examples of: * AllThereInTheManual: Averted on the box. It's incredibly vague as to the actual plot of the game, probably because no one would buy it if it copped to being an advergame. The actual manual, however, mentions Skittles, complete with trademark symbol. ** In fact, the only thing on the box pointing to the Skittles tie in is buried in the Copyright disclaimer info on the back in tiny, tiny print. * AmbiguouslyGay: The [[spoiler: Boss [[MyNaymeIs Vampyre]] in the Gargoyle Realm]]. * AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: All enemies become these when Skye uses the Shrink Spell. * BecauseDestinySaysSo: Lampshaded by several [=NPCs=] that Skye is "she whose coming has been foretold". * BilingualBonus: Draak is fluent several of the land's languages, particularly in the waterworld Ogmire. * BreakingTheFourthWall: Both explicitly (Skye talking directly to the player) and implicitly (Draak making silly hints of it, like having "read the script") * DeadpanSnarker: Both Skye and Draak, but Draak just can't let up. * TheFaceless: The BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand-man]] in a suit of armour, who [[spoiler: was once Skye's Father]]. * FollowTheLeader: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html The game started because]] the M&M's video games were selling well. The producer asked to not get involved in the project, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink after getting drunk]] thought she could do so. * [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen He Whose Face May Not Be Glimpsed]]: The BigBad as lampshaded by Draak: -->Let's just say he-whose-face-may-not-be-glimpsed and I have ''issues''! * HitboxDissonance: The hitboxes usually didn't have much to do with the models...always to your considerable disadvantage. * IdleAnimation: Leave Skye standing for a few moments and she'll start doing a few things, like stretching her arms out, or examining her staff and then polishing it. ** The best one lampshades their use of SticksToTheBack: Skye repeatedly attempts to toss her staff away, only to have it magnetically snap back every time. [[AWizardDidIt It's maaaagic!]] * ImprobableAimingSkills / NoArcInArchery: Archer Grunks can shoot volleys of arrows with deadly precision, whether far away or in close quarters, so you best stay out of their line of sight. If caught up close, use a splash damage spell fast! * {{Intangibility}}: Happens to Dorian, who appears out of nowhere every now and then to advise Skye. [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan He actually became Draak]], but one of Skye's spells keeps conjuring his true form.]] * JigglePhysics: Skye, if you rotate the view and see her front while she's running. * LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: The BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand-man]], who turns out to be Skye's Father, who betrayed Skye's mother after being [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide seduced by magic]].]] * TheManBehindTheCurtain: The BigBad of the game aka Necroth, who turns out to be a [[spoiler: PintsizedPowerhouse such that Skye has to shrink herself in order to deal with him]]. * MineralMacGuffin: The Skittles, which are the source of all magical power. * MissingMom: Skye's mother, Mariama, who, as far as Skye knows, is just a merchant. She is [[spoiler: actually the leader of the [[LaResistance rebelling forces]] against the BigBad, and now a prisoner of the BigBad]]. * NightOfTheLivingMooks: [[spoiler: The vampires in the Gargoyle Realm can only be stopped either by trapping them in their respective caskets with garlic, or using a new spell (obtained in the next level) that kills the undead.]] * NonHumanSidekick: Draak, who's some kind of little gargoyle thing. * OminousLatinChanting: The 3rd soundtrack of the Ogmire world. * PlantPerson: [[spoiler: Orlina, the Heart of the Forest in Ogmire, who is so depressed she needs to be healed using [[MagicMusic musical bugs]].]] * SimpleStaff: Skye has a shepherd's staff that, after she gets her first Skittles, turns into a weapon (both a melee weapon and a magic staff) and a HammerspaceHideaway for Draak. If she [[SticksToTheBack stows it on her back]], she can run faster. * StarfishLanguage: The Fish Riders of Ogmire speak in a language that sounds like gargling. * SuperDrowningSkills: "I'm a Warrior Hero Adventurer Goddess who ''can't swim'', okay?!" * WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: Draak was originally Dorian, the Gargoyle Steward, who was punished by being turned into a mini-gargoyle after the real Gargoyles were [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] by the BigBad. He becomes human again after Skye de-petrifies the Gargoyles.]] ** [[spoiler: Also Skye's Father before he became TheDragon and a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er.]] ----[[redirect:VideoGame/SarkenedSkye]]
6th Aug '13 9:43:16 AM Abodos
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You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]... I'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?....
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You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]... I'll We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?....

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28th Jul '13 6:55:48 PM DriftingSkies
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hottip cleanup / removal
[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[hottip: ...: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[hottip: ...: [[http://www.[[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]]]] png]][[/note]]]]
25th May '13 1:07:49 PM SuperLlama
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Not a whole lot, save for one bizarre demand to "remove all snakes from the game."
25th May '13 1:06:35 PM SuperLlama
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Not a whole lot, save for one bizarre demand to "remove all snakes from the game."
12th May '13 10:47:21 AM Angeldeb82
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Renamed some tropes.
''" [[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."''
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''" [[MineralMacGuffin ''"[[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."''

* IntangibleMan: Dorian, who appears out of nowhere every now and then to advise Skye. [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan He actually became Draak]], but one of Skye's spells keeps conjuring his true form]].
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* IntangibleMan: {{Intangibility}}: Happens to Dorian, who appears out of nowhere every now and then to advise Skye. [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan He actually became Draak]], but one of Skye's spells keeps conjuring his true form]].form.]]
11th May '13 12:00:33 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Prepear yourself for one-of-a-kind of game...
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Prepear Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind of game...
2nd Mar '13 11:13:03 AM Angeldeb82
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Fixed tweaks, renamed tropes, and moved "Writer Revolt" to the Trivia tab.
At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait what?'''
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At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait wait, what?'''

''" [[MineralMacguffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."'' As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for {{Gamecube}} and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.
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''" [[MineralMacguffin [[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."'' As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for {{Gamecube}} GameCube and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkItsAverage [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: All enemies become these when Skye uses the Shrink Spell.
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: All enemies become these when Skye uses the Shrink Spell.

* MineralMacguffin: The Skittles, which are the source of all magical power.
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* MineralMacguffin: MineralMacGuffin: The Skittles, which are the source of all magical power.

* PlantPerson: [[spoiler: Orlina, the [[strike:Pancreas]] Heart of the Forest in Ogmire, who is so depressed she needs to be healed using [[MagicMusic musical bugs]].]]
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* PlantPerson: [[spoiler: Orlina, the [[strike:Pancreas]] Heart of the Forest in Ogmire, who is so depressed she needs to be healed using [[MagicMusic musical bugs]].]]

** [[spoiler: Also Skye's Father before he became TheDragon and a VoluntaryShapeShifter.]] * WriterRevolt: As seen in FollowTheLeader, the producer only accepted to work "under the soothing influence of alcohol". So she wrote a self-mocking game that put the ProductPlacement behind gameplay and humor. Amusingly, Mars didn't complain about the script!
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** [[spoiler: Also Skye's Father before he became TheDragon and a VoluntaryShapeShifter.]] * WriterRevolt: As seen in FollowTheLeader, the producer only accepted to work "under the soothing influence of alcohol". So she wrote a self-mocking game that put the ProductPlacement behind gameplay and humor. Amusingly, Mars didn't complain about the script! {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er.]]
9th Jan '13 6:51:32 PM igordebraga
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* FollowTheLeader: [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html The game started because]] the M&M's video games were selling well. The producer asked to not get involved in the project, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink after getting drunk]] thought she could do so.

* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Princess Jasmine]] tends sheep?

* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs * WriterRevolt: Given the game mocks its own concepts like the developers weren't being paid to develop a MerchandiseDriven game...
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs * WriterRevolt: Given As seen in FollowTheLeader, the producer only accepted to work "under the soothing influence of alcohol". So she wrote a self-mocking game mocks its own concepts like that put the developers weren't being paid to develop a MerchandiseDriven game...ProductPlacement behind gameplay and humor. Amusingly, Mars didn't complain about the script!
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