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18th Mar '17 8:27:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GliderPRO'' houses rarely made an effort to provide a justification for the auto-generated opening message of [[StarShapedCoupon "get every star to win"]], though a few such as "[=SpacePods=]" tried to work in a flimsy premise. The game's engine doesn't really allow a different mode of play.

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* ''GliderPRO'' ''VideoGame/GliderPRO'' houses rarely made an effort to provide a justification for the auto-generated opening message of [[StarShapedCoupon "get every star to win"]], though a few such as "[=SpacePods=]" tried to work in a flimsy premise. The game's engine doesn't really allow a different mode of play.
15th Mar '17 6:29:27 PM nombretomado
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* "princess is kidnapped. you must save princess." That's the entire Excuse Plot for ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'', complete with (lack of) capitalization. This is stolen from the old {{MSX}} game ''Crusader''.

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* "princess is kidnapped. you must save princess." That's the entire Excuse Plot for ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'', complete with (lack of) capitalization. This is stolen from the old {{MSX}} {{UsefulNotes/MSX}} game ''Crusader''.
11th Mar '17 11:49:37 AM nombretomado
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* In stark contrast to the rest of the ''MetalGear'' series, the "story" of ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is virtually nonexistent. A scant handful of cutscenes at the beginning and the very end are all we get. There's barely even any ''voice acting''.

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* In stark contrast to the rest of the ''MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series, the "story" of ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' is virtually nonexistent. A scant handful of cutscenes at the beginning and the very end are all we get. There's barely even any ''voice acting''.
27th Feb '17 2:19:50 AM MagBas
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** It has to be remembered that the real plot is about an Autistic spectrum boy learning how to handle the world as he realises there are bigger problems than the small obsessions that grip him at the start. To this degree, the trope is everted - the triviality of most of the book is a safe place the protagonist lives in and the detailed plot at the end is the result of an already-existing complicated reality forcing it's way through his perceptual walls.
26th Feb '17 7:38:16 PM seanfish
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** It has to be remembered that the real plot is about an Autistic spectrum boy learning how to handle the world as he realises there are bigger problems than the small obsessions that grip him at the start. To this degree, the trope is everted - the triviality of most of the book is a safe place the protagonist lives in and the detailed plot at the end is the result of an already-existing complicated reality forcing it's way through his perceptual walls.
16th Feb '17 1:11:00 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'': [[BlindIdiotTranslation "MANY YEARS AGO PRINCE DARKNESS]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "GAN]][[FandomBerserkButton NON"]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation STOLE ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH POWER. PRINCESS ZELDA HAD ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH WISDOM. SHE DIVIDED IT INTO 8 UNITS TO HIDE IT FROM "GANNON" BEFORE SHE WAS CAPTURED. GO FIND THE "8" UNITS "LINK" TO SAVE HER."]]
** They actually tried to justify the DismantledMacGuffin premise by stating that the Triforce of Wisdom was required to defeat Ganon. No explanation as to ''why''. The only indication is that if you enter Ganon's fortress without the completed Triforce, the room immediately after the entrance will have an old man who says "[[BlindIdiotTranslation ONES WHO DOES NOT HAVE TRIFORCE CAN'T GO IN]]" and prevents you from going further. Okay, it's understandable that the NES had limitations, but it's still just a bit unsettling that the real reason you need the completed Triforce is, essentally, "Because I said so!"
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' (not ''Adventures'') is basically your typical ''Super Mario Bros.'' plot with ''The Legend of Zelda'' characters. Just substitute Link for Mario, Zelda for Peach, and Vaati for Bowser. And just like Bowser in later ''Mario'' games, [[StalkerWithACrush Vaati even wants to marry Zelda!]]

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'': [[BlindIdiotTranslation "MANY YEARS AGO PRINCE DARKNESS]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "GAN]][[FandomBerserkButton NON"]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation STOLE ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH POWER. PRINCESS ZELDA HAD ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH WISDOM. SHE DIVIDED IT INTO 8 UNITS TO HIDE IT FROM "GANNON" BEFORE SHE WAS CAPTURED. GO FIND THE "8" UNITS "LINK" TO SAVE HER."]]
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"]] They actually tried to justify the DismantledMacGuffin premise by stating that the Triforce of Wisdom was required to defeat Ganon. No explanation as to ''why''. The only indication is that if you enter Ganon's fortress without the completed Triforce, the room immediately after the entrance will have an old man who says "[[BlindIdiotTranslation ONES WHO DOES NOT HAVE TRIFORCE CAN'T GO IN]]" and prevents you from going further. Okay, it's understandable that the NES had limitations, but it's still just a bit unsettling that the real reason you need the completed Triforce is, essentally, "Because I said so!"
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' (not ''Adventures'') to be confused with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'') is basically your typical ''Super Mario Bros.'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' plot with ''The Legend of Zelda'' characters. Just substitute Link for Mario, Zelda for Peach, and Vaati for Bowser. And just like Bowser in later ''Mario'' games, [[StalkerWithACrush Vaati even wants to marry Zelda!]]
11th Feb '17 2:33:24 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Film/JohnWick'' has a plot that essentially amounts to "Retired assassin wife gets him a dog and dies, members of the mafia kill it, he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge." The film does take it surprisingly seriously for something so ridiculous, including him going on a rant about how the dog was something to share his grief with. [[NarmCharm It works better than it should,]] but ultimately it's still just an excuse for KeanuReeves to go and murder everyone.
27th Jan '17 1:22:27 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The entirety of ''Pinball/{{Centaur}}'''s story is told to you in two words when you begin a game: "Destroy Centaur."
19th Jan '17 11:13:12 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFightersXIV'': A HuskyRusskie BoisterousBruiser loves fighting tournaments, so he decides to hold one. Then a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere attacks after the championship battle.
19th Jan '17 11:02:57 PM BattleMaster
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** It's long been theorized that the only reason Creator/AdamSandler still makes movies is so that he and his friends can hang out in nice locales and have the studios pay for it.

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** It's long been theorized that the only reason Creator/AdamSandler still makes movies is so that he and his friends can hang out in nice locales and have the studios pay for it. He's even admitted that he chooses what films he wants to make based on where he wants to go on vacation.
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