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22nd Jun '16 12:01:52 AM cillianflood
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* In terms of gameplay, Kingdom Hearts is a pretty standard hack and slash (though Chain of Memories did include some kind of weird card game sysstem on top of it somehow), but in terms of plot it's as genre defying as it is confusion. The hero travesl through multiple worlds on a spaceship visting and helping local populice which sounds pretty straigh sci-fi, but he also knows magic and wields a giant key like a sword. There's no advance technology despite the spaceship except when there is like in the Tron worlds. Artifical life is present and is created both scientifically and via magic. It doesn't just stop at science fantasy though. The hero fights the evil in peoples hearts which can manifest as cute little creatures a foot tall, to complete eldricth abominations, to weird armored...things? There's some solid horror present with the sort of things that can be done to a person in this universe. Some games end in friendship conquers all type plots while others are absolute tragedies. Given the fact that by very concept the story is about following the plot of multiple Disney movies it enevitably is going to pull from a very wide range of genres and aesthetics leaving one with something that doesn't seem to fit into any category even when it uses completely original characters and settings.

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* In terms of gameplay, Kingdom Hearts ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is a pretty standard hack and slash (though Chain of Memories did include some kind of weird card game sysstem on top of it somehow), but in terms of plot it's as genre defying as it is confusion. The hero travesl through multiple worlds on a spaceship visting and helping local populice which sounds pretty straigh sci-fi, but he also knows magic and wields a giant key like a sword. There's no advance technology despite the spaceship except when there is like in the Tron worlds. Artifical life is present and is created both scientifically and via magic. It doesn't just stop at science fantasy though. The hero fights the evil in peoples hearts which can manifest as cute little creatures a foot tall, to complete eldricth abominations, to weird armored...things? There's some solid horror present with the sort of things that can be done to a person in this universe. Some games end in friendship conquers all type plots while others are absolute tragedies. Given the fact that by very concept the story is about following the plot of multiple Disney movies it enevitably is going to pull from a very wide range of themes, genres and aesthetics leaving one with something that doesn't seem to fit into any category even when it uses completely original characters and settings.
21st Jun '16 11:59:45 PM cillianflood
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* In terms of gameplay, Kingdom Hearts is a pretty standard hack and slash (though Chain of Memories did include some kind of weird card game sysstem on top of it somehow), but in terms of plot it's as genre defying as it is confusion. The hero travesl through multiple worlds on a spaceship visting and helping local populice which sounds pretty straigh sci-fi, but he also knows magic and wields a giant key like a sword. There's no advance technology despite the spaceship except when there is like in the Tron worlds. Artifical life is present and is created both scientifically and via magic. It doesn't just stop at science fantasy though. The hero fights the evil in peoples hearts which can manifest as cute little creatures a foot tall, to complete eldricth abominations, to weird armored...things? There's some solid horror present with the sort of things that can be done to a person in this universe. Some games end in friendship conquers all type plots while others are absolute tragedies. Given the fact that by very concept the story is about following the plot of multiple Disney movies it enevitably is going to pull from a very wide range of genres and aesthetics leaving one with something that doesn't seem to fit into any category even when it uses completely original characters and settings.
9th Jun '16 11:03:27 PM gewunomox
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* Music/YukiKajiura...just...YukiKajiura. YokoKanno too, but she's more easily placed in the general realm of alt-rock.

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* Music/YukiKajiura...just...YukiKajiura. YokoKanno Yuki Kajiura. Music/YokoKanno too, but she's more easily placed in the general realm of alt-rock.
7th Jun '16 5:40:54 PM WillKeaton
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* Music/TheBeatles: at first their songs were typical love songs, but overtime, they did power ballads, hard rock, blues, psychedelic rock (and oh how much!), folk rock, and, uh, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdPvN7HOLh8 whatever the hell this is]].

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* Music/TheBeatles: at first their songs were typical love songs, but overtime, they did power ballads, hard rock, blues, psychedelic rock (and oh how much!), folk rock, and, uh, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdPvN7HOLh8 whatever the hell this is]].is.]]
7th Jun '16 5:40:24 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]], historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]

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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]], historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] FictionalDocument[=s=] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]
7th Jun '16 5:39:40 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]],historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]

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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]],historical Horror]], historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]
7th Jun '16 5:38:18 PM WillKeaton
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* While ''HunterXHunter'' is primarily a shonen action series (albeit with massive DeconstructorFleet overtones,) there are plenty of non-shonen action things going on, like when Gon and Killua spent an entire arc auctioneering, or when they went to Greed Island and the series suddenly became an MMORPG.

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* While ''HunterXHunter'' is primarily a shonen action series series, (albeit with massive DeconstructorFleet overtones,) there are plenty of non-shonen action things going on, like when Gon and Killua spent an entire arc auctioneering, or when they went to Greed Island and the series suddenly became an MMORPG.
6th Jun '16 7:19:16 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''Film/DarkCity'' mixes film noir and Sci-Fi and includes mystery, horror and psychological drama elements.
2nd Jun '16 2:15:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]],historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]

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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]],historical fiction and use of many examples of [[FictionalDocument]] for WorldBuilding and {{Tolstoy}} quality level of sufering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]
2nd Jun '16 5:08:31 AM Doug86
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* ''Grimjack'' by John Ostrander covers a whole lot of genres. Its protagonist is a cross between Sam Spade and ConanTheBarbarian who lives in a city at the center of the multiverse populated by, among other things, humans, robots, talking animals, ghosts, and vampires. Magic works in some parts of the city, technology in others, some places have both and others neither. Ostrander said he was inspired by Dr.Who's ability tell any kind of story it wanted, which is true of ''Grimjack'' without it being very much like Dr. Who at all

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* ''Grimjack'' by John Ostrander covers a whole lot of genres. Its protagonist is a cross between Sam Spade and ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian who lives in a city at the center of the multiverse populated by, among other things, humans, robots, talking animals, ghosts, and vampires. Magic works in some parts of the city, technology in others, some places have both and others neither. Ostrander said he was inspired by Dr.Who's ability tell any kind of story it wanted, which is true of ''Grimjack'' without it being very much like Dr. Who at all
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