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15th May '16 10:44:01 PM Kuruni
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' has the Collectopaedia in which you can register items scattered throughout the gameworld. With how [[WordSalad weird]] some of the collectible names are, this is the only hint as to what a lot of them even are in the first place.
** This feature returns in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' along with the new [[MonsterCompendium Enemy Index]] which contains a short bio for each type of enemy giving some insight into the life-cycle of many of Mira's indigenous species and the culture of some of the alien races.

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' has the Collectopaedia in which you can register items scattered throughout the gameworld. With how [[WordSalad weird]] some of the collectible names are, this is the only hint as to what a lot of them even are in the first place.
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place. This feature returns in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' along with the new [[MonsterCompendium Enemy Index]] which contains a short bio for each type of enemy giving some insight into the life-cycle of many of Mira's indigenous species and the culture of some of the alien races.
15th May '16 5:19:00 AM bionichamster
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' has the Collectopaedia in which you can register items scattered throughout the gameworld. With how [[WordSalad weird]] some of the collectible names are, this is the only hint as to what a lot of them even are in the first place.
** This feature returns in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' along with the new [[MonsterCompendium Enemy Index]] which contains a short bio for each type of enemy giving some insight into the life-cycle of many of Mira's indigenous species and the culture of some of the alien races.
6th Mar '16 8:11:16 PM Kuruni
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-->-- '''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74262 Double Header]]''', ''MagicTheGathering'', in the Flavor Text

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-->-- '''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74262 Double Header]]''', ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', in the Flavor Text



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* ''MagicTheGathering'' has a lot of Flavor Text, usually tied to each set's story. A number of cards stand out for their flavor text because it's unusually cool (e.g. Dark Confidant: "Greatness, at any cost") or funny (e.g. Canyon Minotaur); flavor texts are also used to link together a series of cards like the cycle of Temples in the Theros set, or as part of some meta-joke (e.g. Deep Analysis vs. Masticore, Lotus Petal vs. Black Lotus).

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a lot of Flavor Text, usually tied to each set's story. A number of cards stand out for their flavor text because it's unusually cool (e.g. Dark Confidant: "Greatness, at any cost") or funny (e.g. Canyon Minotaur); flavor texts are also used to link together a series of cards like the cycle of Temples in the Theros set, or as part of some meta-joke (e.g. Deep Analysis vs. Masticore, Lotus Petal vs. Black Lotus).



* The ''{{Naruto}}'' CCG has flavor text below the illustration for each card, oftentimes a quote from the show.
** Hilariously, one of Kurenai's cards has text that is talking about Sasuke being the only surviving member of the Uchiha clan, potentially misleading some to think that ''she'''s part of the clan.

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* The ''{{Naruto}}'' CCG has flavor text below the illustration for each card, oftentimes a quote from the show.
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show. Hilariously, one of Kurenai's cards has text that is talking about Sasuke being the only surviving member of the Uchiha clan, potentially misleading some to think that ''she'''s part of the clan.



* ''StarWarsCustomizableCardGame'' had flavor text, called "lore" on every card. Unlike most other card games, the lore often contained '''bolded keywords''' that other cards could play off of.
** For example, characters may be a '''bounty hunter''' or '''spy''', and other cards would specifically target characters that were bounty hunters or spies. Some vehicles were '''enclosed''' while unmarked others left their pilots in the open. This was done to avoid having to create new icons for every keyword, as with "warrior" or "pilot" (there were enough icons already), and unlike many card games, the flavor text and the game text were not in the same text box, but in separate text boxes of a (generally) standardized size. Placing keywords in the lore box left more room for game text.

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* ''StarWarsCustomizableCardGame'' had flavor text, called "lore" on every card. Unlike most other card games, the lore often contained '''bolded keywords''' that other cards could play off of.
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of. For example, characters may be a '''bounty hunter''' or '''spy''', and other cards would specifically target characters that were bounty hunters or spies. Some vehicles were '''enclosed''' while unmarked others left their pilots in the open. This was done to avoid having to create new icons for every keyword, as with "warrior" or "pilot" (there were enough icons already), and unlike many card games, the flavor text and the game text were not in the same text box, but in separate text boxes of a (generally) standardized size. Placing keywords in the lore box left more room for game text.



* (Most tabletop games require Flavor Text by their very nature to help tell the story. Put here only particularly noteworthy examples.)

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* (Most %% Most tabletop games require Flavor Text by their very nature to help tell the story. Put here only particularly noteworthy examples.)



* Nearly every item in ''Franchise/TheSims'' series of games, often with recurring gags.

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* %%* Nearly every item in ''Franchise/TheSims'' series of games, often with recurring gags.



* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' and its sequel have Flavor Text for each unit, which goes from plain to snarky.
* Creator/BlizzardEntertainment games (''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'') are full of Flavor Text.
** One particularly noteworthy example in ''Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty'' is the Armory level of your CoolShip. Precisely one object in the room (the console where you buy upgrades) actually ''does'' anything; the rest is an excuse to [[ShootTheMoney show off the high-res versions]] of your units and give blurbs about their background.
* Creator/BioWare games (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'') are also full of Flavor Text.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' and its sequel have Flavor Text for each unit, which goes from plain to snarky.
* Creator/BlizzardEntertainment games (''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'') are full of Flavor Text.
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Text. One particularly noteworthy example in ''Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty'' is the Armory level of your CoolShip. Precisely one object in the room (the console where you buy upgrades) actually ''does'' anything; the rest is an excuse to [[ShootTheMoney show off the high-res versions]] of your units and give blurbs about their background.
* %%* Creator/BioWare games (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'') are also full of Flavor Text.



* The ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series use Flavor Text on units to [[ShownTheirWork show their work]]
* For every Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a player captures in the wild, their [[MonsterCompendium Pokédex]] adds one or two sentences of in-universe description for their species. Later games add such details as the creature's footprint (if applicable), a SoundTest ability to play the creature's vocal cry, a size/weight comparison to the player character, and a comparison of form or [[SecondarySexualCharacteristics gender differences]] between the species's different members (where applicable). The species's weight actually does have some gameplay consequences, but those are very few and far between.
** Additionally, since Generation IV, each Pokemon's status screen includes text documenting when and where it was caught, and a one-sentence remark about the individual creature's personality. The line about personality is actually a hint as to that particular Pokemon's hidden IV scores, [[GuideDangIt but you'd never know that without doing some research,]] [[CompetitiveMultiplayer and you'd never care unless you were playing competitively.]]

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* %%* The ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series use Flavor Text on units to [[ShownTheirWork show their work]]
* For every Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a player captures in the wild, their [[MonsterCompendium Pokédex]] adds one or two sentences of in-universe description for their species. Later games add such details as the creature's footprint (if applicable), a SoundTest ability to play the creature's vocal cry, a size/weight comparison to the player character, and a comparison of form or [[SecondarySexualCharacteristics gender differences]] between the species's different members (where applicable). The species's weight actually does have some gameplay consequences, but those are very few and far between.
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Additionally, since Generation IV, each Pokemon's status screen includes text documenting when and where it was caught, and a one-sentence remark about the individual creature's personality. The line about personality is actually a hint as to that particular Pokemon's hidden IV scores, [[GuideDangIt but you'd never know that without doing some research,]] [[CompetitiveMultiplayer and you'd never care unless you were playing competitively.]]



** In SuperPaperMario Tippi handles this role as well, coming off as a bit snarky after giving the description. After [[spoiler: she and Blumiere (A.K.A Count Bleck) possibly sacrifice themselves to create yet another set of Pure Hearts, you can get a replacement: Tiptron. She will make all the exact same tattles as Tippi on enemies, being a robotic counterpart. Sound a bit creepy? It's expressed in game that Tiptron is programmed to think like Tippi and even call herself that, but is smart enough to realize she isn't the real deal.]]

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** * In SuperPaperMario ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' Tippi handles this role as well, coming off as a bit snarky after giving the description. After [[spoiler: she and Blumiere (A.K.A Count Bleck) possibly sacrifice themselves to create yet another set of Pure Hearts, you can get a replacement: Tiptron. She will make all the exact same tattles as Tippi on enemies, being a robotic counterpart. Sound a bit creepy? It's expressed in game that Tiptron is programmed to think like Tippi and even call herself that, but is smart enough to realize she isn't the real deal.]]



* Weapons in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' have this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' has a short story for each of its (65!) weapons.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' unlockable weapons and hats have flavor text in their description. Japanese-themed items have haikus.
** The Description Tag item also lets players write their own flavor text to apply to their weapons and headgear.

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* %%* Weapons in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' have this.
* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' has a short story for each of its (65!) weapons.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' unlockable weapons and hats have flavor text in their description. Japanese-themed items have haikus.
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haikus. The Description Tag item also lets players write their own flavor text to apply to their weapons and headgear.



* In a general sense, Achievements and Trophies for Xbox 360 and PS3 games sometimes have this - while the text after the Achievement/Trophy name is sometimes simply what was done to earn said reward (i.e. kill X number of enemies, beat Y stage), sometimes there's pithy commentary on the goal in question. Games that have some humorous content (even if the main plot is serious) are more likely to feature this.



* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', every item has flavor text. [[FunnyMoments It's the most hilarious part of the game]]

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* %%* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', every item has flavor text. [[FunnyMoments It's the most hilarious part of the game]]
6th Mar '16 9:22:40 AM AireDaleDogz
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* Nearly every item in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', often with recurring gags.

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* Nearly every item in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', ''Franchise/TheSims'' series of games, often with recurring gags.
1st Dec '15 4:11:40 AM ThemJohns
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* In ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', every single thing that's marked at a Unique (items, abilities, etc.) and Divination Card have a flavor text attributing to it. Some of the texts give insight on lore, while other accentuate the main features of the subject. Many supported-made unique items created their own unique flavor texts, such as [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Infractem Notch's item]] referencing his [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} own work]] and words dedicated to [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lantador's_Lost_Love a deceased loved one]].

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* In ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', every single thing that's marked at a Unique (items, abilities, etc.) and Divination Card have a flavor text attributing to it. Some of the texts give insight on lore, while other accentuate the main features of the subject. Many supported-made unique items created their own unique flavor texts, such as [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Infractem Notch's item]] referencing his [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} own work]] and words dedicated to [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lantador's_Lost_Love com/Lantadors_Lost_Love a deceased loved one]].
1st Dec '15 4:10:30 AM ThemJohns
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* In Videogame/{{Fable III}} once again the flavour texts are pretty hilarious. But in one of the quests you encounter some tabletop game players, and while the DM says writing the flavour texts are one of his favourite bits one of the players retorts that no-one reads them.

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* In Videogame/{{Fable III}} ''Videogame/{{Fable III}}'' once again the flavour texts are pretty hilarious. But in one of the quests you encounter some tabletop game players, and while the DM says writing the flavour texts are one of his favourite bits one of the players retorts that no-one reads them.
* In ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', every single thing that's marked at a Unique (items, abilities, etc.) and Divination Card have a flavor text attributing to it. Some of the texts give insight on lore, while other accentuate the main features of the subject. Many supported-made unique items created their own unique flavor texts, such as [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Infractem Notch's item]] referencing his [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} own work]] and words dedicated to [[http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lantador's_Lost_Love a deceased loved one]].
19th Oct '15 2:55:11 PM LentilSandEater
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* In Videogame/{{Fable III}} once again the flavour texts are pretty hilarious. But in one of the quests you encounter some tabletop game players, and while the DM says writing the flavour texts are one of his favourite bits one of the players retorts that no-one reads them.
5th Oct '15 5:07:07 AM KarjamP
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** In SuperPaperMario Tippi handles this role as well, coming off as a bit snarky after giving the description. After [[spoiler: she and Blumiere (A.K.A Count Bleck) possibly sacrifice themselves to create yet another set of Pure Hearts, you can get a replacement: Tiptron. She will make all the exact same tattles as Tippi on enemies, being a robotic counterpart. Sound a bit creepy? It's expressed in game that Tiptron has a major identity crisis because her flavor text is the same as Tippi's.]]

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** In SuperPaperMario Tippi handles this role as well, coming off as a bit snarky after giving the description. After [[spoiler: she and Blumiere (A.K.A Count Bleck) possibly sacrifice themselves to create yet another set of Pure Hearts, you can get a replacement: Tiptron. She will make all the exact same tattles as Tippi on enemies, being a robotic counterpart. Sound a bit creepy? It's expressed in game that Tiptron has a major identity crisis because her flavor text is programmed to think like Tippi and even call herself that, but is smart enough to realize she isn't the same as Tippi's.real deal.]]
12th Sep '15 10:13:28 PM Adept
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* Nearly every item in ''TheSims2'', often with recurring gags.

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* Nearly every item in ''TheSims2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', often with recurring gags.
5th Sep '15 5:47:09 AM damasch
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* ''{{Franchise/MetalGear}}'' consists of flavor text for the most part. Most games can be finished in under two hours, but feature far more mandatory and optional dialogue on real-life politics, history, science and culture

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* ''{{Franchise/MetalGear}}'' consists of flavor text for the most part. Most games can be finished in under two hours, but feature far more longer mandatory and optional dialogue dialogues on real-life politics, history, science and cultureculture. The gameplay-sections basically do serve the purpose of connecting all the pieces of flavor text.
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