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16th Apr '15 10:20:59 PM jormis29
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* The [[{{VideoGame/Malice}} Platform Game]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2/

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* The [[{{VideoGame/Malice}} Platform Game]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2/UsefulNotes/PlayStation2.
16th Apr '15 10:12:32 PM jormis29
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[[quoteright:400:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malice-1_3340.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:400:[[CaptainObvious That's a big hammer]].]]

So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.

Despite originally being intended as a {{PlayStation}} title, it was retooled to be an {{Xbox}} launch game, and after a lengthly stay in DevelopmentHell, it was finally released in 2004 on Xbox and {{PlayStation 2}}.

Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Malice}} the book of the same name]]. Also has nothing to do with MaliceMizer.
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!!''Malice'' contains examples of the following:
* BareYourMidriff
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: If you die you end up in a limbo stage where all you need to do is talk to the Grim Reaper who promptly sends the title character (a demigoddess) back to the living world (i.e. you restart the level you died on) simply because he doesn't want to deal with the complicated paperwork of processing a god.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Oversized Cockroaches are a common type of enemy.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking a little different from her in-game model...
* DropTheHammer: The player character's preferred method of solving her problems.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Malice's most powerful weapon is a giant tuning fork.
* IncrediblyLamePun: One of Malice's weapons is a giant club known as "The Mace of Clubs."
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: How the game begins.
* OurGodsAreGreater
* SteamPunk: Some elements of the game have a notable clockwork and brass motif to them.
* TechDemoGame: Innitially, the Xbox version of the game was used by Microsoft to showcase the bump mapping capabilities of the as-yet-unreleased console. By the time the game was actually released, bump mapping was rather commonplace in Xbox titles, leading to an overall "meh" reaction from critics and gamers alike.
* VaporWare: The game was widely regarded as this before it finally made its way onto store shelves.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GwenStefani was at one point going to voice the title character, with NoDoubt providing the soundtrack for the game.
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[[quoteright:400:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malice-1_3340.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:400:[[CaptainObvious That's a big hammer]].]]

So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.

Despite originally being intended as a {{PlayStation}} title, it was retooled to be an {{Xbox}} launch game, and after a lengthly stay in DevelopmentHell, it was finally released in 2004 on Xbox and {{PlayStation 2}}.

Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Malice}} the book of the same name]]. Also has nothing to do with MaliceMizer.
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!!''Malice'' contains examples of the following:
Malice may refer to:

* BareYourMidriff
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: If you die you end up in a limbo stage where all you need to do is talk to the Grim Reaper who promptly sends the title character (a demigoddess) back to the living world (i.e. you restart the level you died on) simply because he doesn't want to deal with the complicated paperwork of processing a god.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Oversized Cockroaches are a common type of enemy.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking a little different from her in-game model...
* DropTheHammer:
The player character's preferred method of solving her problems.
[[{{Film/Malice}} 1993 thriller film]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Malice's most powerful weapon is a giant tuning fork.
* IncrediblyLamePun: One of Malice's weapons is a giant club known as "The Mace of Clubs."
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: How the game begins.
* OurGodsAreGreater
* SteamPunk: Some elements of the game have a notable clockwork and brass motif to them.
* TechDemoGame: Innitially, the Xbox version of the game was used by Microsoft to showcase the bump mapping capabilities of the as-yet-unreleased console. By the time the game was actually released, bump mapping was rather commonplace in Xbox titles, leading to an overall "meh" reaction from critics and gamers alike.
* VaporWare:
The game was widely regarded as this before it finally made its way onto store shelves.
[[{{Literature/Malice}} young adult books]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GwenStefani was at one point going to voice the title character, with NoDoubt providing the soundtrack The [[{{VideoGame/Malice}} Platform Game]] for the game.
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UsefulNotes/PlayStation2/
19th Aug '14 6:37:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking from her in-game model...

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking a little different from her in-game model...
19th Aug '14 6:37:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/454284_55184_front.jpg a little different]] from her in-game model...

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some releases portrayed the title character looking [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/454284_55184_front.jpg a little different]] from her in-game model...
28th Jan '13 4:11:58 AM morenohijazo
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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: If you die you end up in a limbo stage where all you need to do is talk to the Grim Reaper who promptly sends the title character (a demigoddess) back to the living world (i.e. you restart the level you died on) simply because he doesn't want to deal with the complicated paperwork of processing a god.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The general critical consensus for the game.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Death is probably the most entertaining character in the game. Unfortunately, he is also a OneSceneWonder.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Despite the interesting premise, what little plot there is to this game is bare-bones, disjointed and not very interesting.
1st Jan '11 2:56:26 PM Katsuhagi
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So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, really]]) to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.

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So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, really]]) to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.
12th Nov '10 6:15:00 AM Fyrmer
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So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.

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So, a [[OurGodsAreGreater goddess]] gets her head bitten off by the evil [[OddJobGods Dog God]] and is subsequently [[LikeABadassOutOfHell kicked out of the afterlife]] by {{Death}}, since a god can't die and she therefore has no business being there. So it's back to the land of the living for our heroine, who must enlist the aid of a giant sentient clock ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, really]]) to settle the score with the Dog God. This, of course, involves collecting eight "[[PlotCoupon logic keys]]" that are scattered around the game world.
12th Nov '10 6:12:30 AM Fyrmer
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Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Malice}} the book of the same name]]. also has nothing to do with MaliceMizer.

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Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Malice}} the book of the same name]]. also Also has nothing to do with MaliceMizer.
12th Nov '10 6:12:19 AM Fyrmer
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Despite originally being intended as a {{PlayStation}} title, it was retooled to be an {{Xbox}} launch game, and after a lengthly stay in DevelopmentHell, it was finally released in 2004 on Xbox and {{PlayStation 2}}.

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Despite originally being intended as a {{PlayStation}} title, it was retooled to be an {{Xbox}} launch game, and after a lengthly stay in DevelopmentHell, it was finally released in 2004 on Xbox and {{PlayStation 2}}.2}}.

Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Malice}} the book of the same name]]. also has nothing to do with MaliceMizer.
12th Nov '10 6:07:42 AM Fyrmer
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Oversized Cockroaches are a common type of enemy.
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