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23rd Jan '17 7:01:44 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* In ''Hello Neighbor'', you play as someone who has just moved to a new neighborhood. Across from your new home lives your creepy, mysterious and psychopathic neighbor, who is hiding a terrible secret in his basement. The goal of the game is to find out what that secret is by sneaking into his strange topsy-turvy house, and try to find a way through the locked up basement door, all the while avoiding your murderous neighbor. As you try to find a way in however, the neighbor will start learning from you actions and movements, and will respond accordingly to prevent you from going further.

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* In ''Hello Neighbor'', ''VideoGame/HelloNeighbor'', you play as someone who has just moved to a new neighborhood. Across from your new home lives your creepy, mysterious and psychopathic neighbor, who is hiding a terrible secret in his basement. The goal of the game is to find out what that secret is by sneaking into his strange topsy-turvy house, and try to find a way through the locked up basement door, all the while avoiding your murderous neighbor. As you try to find a way in however, the neighbor will start learning from you actions and movements, and will respond accordingly to prevent you from going further.
7th Jan '17 1:59:19 PM Villainova435
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* In ''Hello Neighbor'', you play as someone who has just moved to a new neighborhood. Across from your new home lives your creepy, mysterious and psychopathic neighbor, who is hiding a terrible secret in his basement. The goal of the game is to find out what that secret is by sneaking into his strange topsy-turvy house, and try to find a way through the locked up basement door, all the while avoiding your murderous neighbor. As you try to find a way in however, the neighbor will start learning from you actions and movements, and will respond accordingly to prevent you from going further.
28th Dec '16 11:04:49 AM CombativeBoil
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[spoiler:BigBad Ardyn Izunia abruptly appears besides Noctis on a train. Since he recently murdered Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, who was the main character's bride to be, Noctis is understandably pissed and goes after him. However, Ardyn seems utterly shocked and horrified by this behavior, and begs for mercy. Then the train abruptly stops, and is attacked by Imperial forces. noctis gets woken up by Prompto, who fights alongside him in defending the people! But at the end of the chpater, Prompto's being held at gunpoint by Ardyn and so Noctis pushes him off.....except Ardyn's switched appearances with Prompto the entire time, and the game happily played along with his trickery, complete with giving ''Ardyn'' Prompto's abilities and health bar when he was impersonating the guy!]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[spoiler:BigBad Ardyn Izunia abruptly appears besides Noctis on a train. Since he recently murdered Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, who was the main character's bride to be, Noctis is understandably pissed and goes after him. However, Ardyn seems utterly shocked and horrified by this behavior, and begs for mercy. Then the train abruptly stops, and is attacked by Imperial forces. noctis Noctis gets woken up by Prompto, who fights alongside him in defending the people! But at the end of the chpater, chapter, Prompto's being held at gunpoint by Ardyn and so Noctis pushes him off.....except Ardyn's switched appearances with Prompto the entire time, and the game happily played along with his trickery, complete with giving ''Ardyn'' Prompto's abilities and health bar when he was impersonating the guy!]]
28th Dec '16 11:03:25 AM CombativeBoil
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[sppoiler:BigBad Ardyn Izunia abruptly appears besides Noctis on a train. Since he recently murdered Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, who was the main character's bride to be, Noctis is understandably pissed and goes after him. However, Ardyn seems utterly shocked and horrified by this behavior, and begs for mercy. Then the train abruptly stops, and is attacked by Imperial forces. noctis gets woken up by Prompto, who fights alongside him in defending the people! But at the end of the chpater, Prompto's being held at gunpoint by Ardyn and so Noctis pushes him off.....except Ardyn's switched appearances with Prompto the entire time, and the game happily played along with his trickery, complete with giving ''Ardyn'' Prompto's abilities and health bar when he was impersonating the guy!]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[sppoiler:BigBad [[spoiler:BigBad Ardyn Izunia abruptly appears besides Noctis on a train. Since he recently murdered Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, who was the main character's bride to be, Noctis is understandably pissed and goes after him. However, Ardyn seems utterly shocked and horrified by this behavior, and begs for mercy. Then the train abruptly stops, and is attacked by Imperial forces. noctis gets woken up by Prompto, who fights alongside him in defending the people! But at the end of the chpater, Prompto's being held at gunpoint by Ardyn and so Noctis pushes him off.....except Ardyn's switched appearances with Prompto the entire time, and the game happily played along with his trickery, complete with giving ''Ardyn'' Prompto's abilities and health bar when he was impersonating the guy!]]
28th Dec '16 11:02:49 AM CombativeBoil
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[sppoiler:BigBad Ardyn Izunia abruptly appears besides Noctis on a train. Since he recently murdered Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, who was the main character's bride to be, Noctis is understandably pissed and goes after him. However, Ardyn seems utterly shocked and horrified by this behavior, and begs for mercy. Then the train abruptly stops, and is attacked by Imperial forces. noctis gets woken up by Prompto, who fights alongside him in defending the people! But at the end of the chpater, Prompto's being held at gunpoint by Ardyn and so Noctis pushes him off.....except Ardyn's switched appearances with Prompto the entire time, and the game happily played along with his trickery, complete with giving ''Ardyn'' Prompto's abilities and health bar when he was impersonating the guy!]]
15th Dec '16 8:23:02 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''VideoGame/SecondSight'' has the protagonist psychic, John Vattic, travelling back in time to prior incidents and able to change the events with the knowledge of the future. [[spoiler:Except that he's not travelling into the past. He's in the past and is having precognitive visions of what will happen unless he acts.]]
18th Nov '16 5:40:32 AM VPhantom
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* Several critics noted that the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series's habit of including "[[PlayerPunch shocking moments]]" during their respective campaigns were often so shocking precisely because they played with the player's expectations of video game conventions. In the first game, a nuclear weapon explodes, killing the player character, who spends several agonising minutes dragging his body around before succumbing to radiation poisoning. Early in the second game, the player briefly plays as an undercover American agent in a Russian terrorist cell, who is forced to watch/participate as the terrorists mercilessly gun down an airport full of civilians. As Yahtzee of WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation put it:

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* Several critics noted that the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series's habit of including "[[PlayerPunch shocking moments]]" during their respective campaigns were often so shocking precisely because they played with the player's expectations of video game conventions. In the first game, a nuclear weapon explodes, killing the player character, who spends several agonising minutes dragging his body around before succumbing to radiation poisoning. Early in the second game, the player briefly plays as an undercover American agent in a Russian terrorist cell, who is forced to watch/participate as the terrorists mercilessly gun down an airport full of civilians. As Yahtzee of WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' put it:
5th Nov '16 1:29:04 PM ShinyAegislash
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** As the game progresses, the player is introduced to the party's FairyCompanion, MissionControl, and [[ExpositionFairy Guide]] Airy the fairy. She provides the goals for the party, to awaken the crystals and save the land of Luxendarc. [[spoiler: However, things become suspicious once the GroundhogDayLoop begins and the party starts to travel between parallel worlds. Eventually it is discovered that the [[MeaningfulName Flying Fairy is a Lying Airy,]] and that she had been manipulating the party in service of her true master, Oroborus, so that he may devour all worlds and break into the celestial realm, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou otherwise known as the REAL WORLD.]] After the two are defeated, and the credits have passed, [[SubvertedTrope the fairy from the intro returns]] to thank you for stopping her sister's plans, [[SequelHook and leaves with the promise to meet again.]]]]
** In the sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', the player is introduced to another fairy, by the name of Anne, working with the Glantz Empire in their bid to [[RetGone Deny the world.]] [[spoiler: When confronted, Anne [[BreakingTheFourthWall addresses the player,]] and [[WhamLine repeats a very familiar line,]] [[DoubleSubversion revealing herself to be Airy's sister,]] and how you, the player have just aided her in completing her master's goal by defeating Oroborus.]]

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** As the game progresses, the player is introduced to the party's FairyCompanion, MissionControl, and [[ExpositionFairy Guide]] Airy the fairy. She provides the goals for the party, to awaken the crystals and save the land of Luxendarc. [[spoiler: However, things become suspicious once the GroundhogDayLoop begins and the party starts to travel between parallel worlds. Eventually it is discovered that the [[MeaningfulName Flying Fairy is a Lying Airy,]] and that she had been manipulating the party in service of her true master, Oroborus, Ouroboros, so that he may devour all worlds and break into the celestial realm, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou otherwise known as the REAL WORLD.]] After the two are defeated, and the credits have passed, [[SubvertedTrope the fairy from the intro returns]] to thank you for stopping her sister's plans, [[SequelHook and leaves with the promise to meet again.]]]]
** In the sequel, ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', the player is introduced to another fairy, by the name of Anne, working with the Glantz Empire in their bid to [[RetGone Deny the world.]] [[spoiler: When confronted, Anne [[BreakingTheFourthWall addresses the player,]] and [[WhamLine repeats a very familiar line,]] [[DoubleSubversion revealing herself to be Airy's sister,]] and how you, the player have just aided her in completing her master's goal by defeating Oroborus.Ouroboros.]]
27th Oct '16 7:17:15 PM DustSnitch
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is one of the earliest examples. While it doesn't take place in first person, the player is represented by Cloud Strife, initially presented as an EscapistCharacter. As the game continues, it turns out that [[spoiler:Cloud is [[ThisLoserIsYou a pathetically-insecure kid that is desperate to impress his girlfriend]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and deludes himself into thinking that he is a]] BadAss SuperSoldier. In short, Cloud's relationship with Zack Fair (the man Cloud is basing his BadAss personality on) is basically the relationship that the player is having with Cloud]]. Not only that, but [[AudienceSurrogate Cloud]] is constantly deceived and manipulated by the villains during the course of the game.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is one of the earliest examples. While it doesn't take place in first person, the player is represented by Cloud Strife, initially presented as an EscapistCharacter. As the game continues, it turns out that [[spoiler:Cloud is [[ThisLoserIsYou a pathetically-insecure kid that is desperate to impress his girlfriend]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything girlfriend and deludes himself into thinking that he is a]] BadAss SuperSoldier. a Super Soldier. In short, Cloud's relationship with Zack Fair (the man Cloud is basing his BadAss personality hardened persona on) is basically the relationship that the player is having with Cloud]]. Not only that, but [[AudienceSurrogate Cloud]] is constantly deceived and manipulated by the villains during the course of the game.
25th Oct '16 5:58:28 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Years later, a game called ''[[http://kotaku.com/the-fake-terrorist-conspiracy-game-that-fooled-people-f-1710418998 ALFA-ARKIV]]'' or, alternatively, ''Junko Junsui'' did something similar, and wound up being so effective that some of the material from the game was [[https://www.cnet.com/news/junko-junsui-and-alfa-arkiv-behind-the-curtain/ logged in intelligence databases]], the game's characters mistaken for actual terrorists. Some {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s also thought that the game was [[http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1023320/pg1 a Russian psy-op]].
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