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19th Mar '17 9:21:29 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The manga isn't exactly huge, and the one season of anime pretty much came and went. Neither was released in any Western market, and given the subject matter (illegal freeway racing) and the quality of the artwork (...simplistic), there's pretty much zero chance it ever will.



* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': [[BigScrewedUpFamily Internal family strife]], quests for vengeance, [[DealWithTheDevil deals with the devil]], concerns about "the Devil Gene" and that usual fighting game standard, a fighting [[TournamentArc tournament]] with a huge prize. Never mind that, though, fight! By ''Tekken 6'', there are more characters than Namco can fit into the main plot, so many of them have been reduced to having joke plots and endings or simply unrelated to the main story. Yet Namco was probably aware of this trope happening, so they [[FaceHeelTurn made Jin into an evil overlord]] in ''6'', turning heads in the process. It didn't help the WildMassGuessing that arcade versions of ''Tekken'' never ever featured any storyline or cutscenes whatsoever.
** The same is true for Virtua Fighter, Fighting Vipers, Bloody Roar, and the first Dead or Alive. None, however, have anything even remotely close to the vastness of scope of Tekken (or the number of characters).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': [[BigScrewedUpFamily Internal family strife]], quests for vengeance, [[DealWithTheDevil deals with the devil]], concerns about "the Devil Gene" and that usual fighting game standard, a fighting [[TournamentArc tournament]] with a huge prize. Never mind that, though, fight! By ''Tekken 6'', there are more characters than Namco can fit into the main plot, so many of them have been reduced to having joke plots and endings or simply unrelated to the main story. Yet Namco was probably aware of this trope happening, so they [[FaceHeelTurn made Jin into an evil overlord]] in ''6'', turning heads in the process. It didn't help the WildMassGuessing that arcade versions of ''Tekken'' never ever featured any storyline or cutscenes whatsoever.
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whatsoever. The same is true for Virtua Fighter, Fighting Vipers, Bloody Roar, and the first Dead or Alive. None, however, have anything even remotely close to the vastness of scope of Tekken (or the number of characters).
19th Mar '17 12:59:54 AM DKW001
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** The same is true for Virtua Fighter, Fighting Vipers, Bloody Roar, and the first Dead or Alive. None, however, have anything even remotely close to the vastness of scope of Tekken (or the number of characters).
19th Mar '17 12:52:41 AM DKW001
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** The manga isn't exactly huge, and the one season of anime pretty much came and went. Neither was released in any Western market, and given the subject matter (illegal freeway racing) and the quality of the artwork (...simplistic), there's pretty much zero chance it ever will.
16th Mar '17 9:43:39 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune''. The game is a [[LicensedGame video game adaptation]] of a manga series. However, most players don't bother reading the Story Mode text or expressing interest in the source material, seeing ''Maximum Tune'' as simply yet another arcade racing game. To make matters worse, [[AdaptationDisplacement many players don't even know there's a manga or anime series]].

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* ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune''. The game is a [[LicensedGame video game adaptation]] of a manga series. However, most players don't bother reading the Story Mode text or expressing interest in the source material, seeing ''Maximum Tune'' as simply yet another arcade racing game. To make matters worse, [[AdaptationDisplacement many players don't even know there's a manga or anime series]]. It's quite telling that the fifth non-UpdatedRerelease version of the game was [[MarketBasedTitle changed]] to simply ''Maximum Tune 5'', without the ''Wangan Midnight'' part of the title.
8th Mar '17 11:04:57 AM WaxingName
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* In spite of their attempts to build more in-depth stories and a large universe, most ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games fall under this. Some ''Zelda'' fans tend to complain when "people talking" gets in the way of gameplay.
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12th Jan '17 7:22:16 AM Caliburn_Absolute
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* The ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' world is filled with robust wildlife with unique traits, various habitats and lots of locales, many of which aren't even visited. Looking at the quest descriptions can paint a pretty good picture of the type of society the world is, and how the hunters affect them. There are also various sentient races that aren't monsters, like Wyverians, Felynes, Melynxes and Shakalakas. There are even what are presumably maps of the world at the base camps in some locations. Even the weapons and armors have colorful descriptions, especially in regards to the origins of the weapons or the cultures they come from. But go on any forum and 99.9% of what you'll see is how to fight a monster or where to get what material. All ''anybody'' cares about is the gameplay. It's even more apparent with ''Monster Hunter 4'', which was announced to have a greater emphasis on story with the player character being part of a travelling caravan that has various colorful characters. This didn't stop Western players from importing Japanese copies and not caring a bit about not being able to read any of the text.

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* The ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' world is filled with robust wildlife with unique traits, various habitats and lots of locales, many of which aren't even visited. Looking at the quest descriptions can paint a pretty good picture of the type of society the world is, and how the hunters affect them. There are also various sentient races that aren't monsters, like Wyverians, Felynes, Melynxes and Shakalakas. There are even what are presumably maps of the world at the base camps in some locations. Even the weapons and armors have colorful descriptions, especially in regards to the origins of the weapons or the cultures they come from. But go on any forum and 99.9% of what you'll see is how to fight a monster or where to get what material. All ''anybody'' cares about is the gameplay. It's even more apparent with ''Monster Hunter 4'', which was announced to have a greater emphasis on story with the player character being part of a travelling traveling caravan that has various colorful characters. This didn't stop Western players from importing Japanese copies and not caring a bit about not being able to read any of the text.



* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' was hit hard by this. It's updates on the gameplay, mysteries and the individual writing of each character became highly praised, but the big story overall was considered average at best and a nonsensical mess at worst. Making things worse, a huge number of plot twists became highly divisive among fans.

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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' was hit hard by this. It's Its updates on the gameplay, mysteries and the individual writing of each character became were highly praised, but the big main story overall was considered average at best and a nonsensical mess at worst. Making things worse, a huge number of plot twists became highly divisive among fans.
12th Jan '17 5:56:39 AM Arcana4th
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' was hit hard by this. It's updates on the gameplay, mysteries and the individual writing of each character became highly praised, but the big story overall was considered average at best and a nonsensical mess at worst. Making things worse, a huge number of plot twists became highly divisive among fans.
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1st Jan '17 5:33:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has a story created by a novelist. Which may lead people to say, "It has a story?" The BigBad was passed up for the title of "MadScientist Who Makes A DealWithTheDevil #69,105" for being too generic. A handful of {{cutscene}}s and numerous audio logs of people who complain about hearing "strange noises" create an atmosphere, but not necessarily a story. Besides, most players listen to audio logs just to get to the passcodes needed for door locks or cabinets of goodies anyway, and those are usually near the end of the log. It doesn't help the story that there are no subtitles whatsoever, so the player can't pay attention to the logs without stopping the action completely.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has a story created by a novelist. Which may lead people to say, "It has a story?" The BigBad was passed up for the title of "MadScientist Who Makes A DealWithTheDevil #69,105" for being too generic. A handful of {{cutscene}}s and numerous audio logs of people who complain about hearing "strange noises" create an atmosphere, but not necessarily a story. Besides, most players listen to audio logs just to get to the passcodes needed for door locks or cabinets of goodies anyway, and those are usually near the end of the log. It doesn't help the story that there are no subtitles whatsoever, so the player can't pay attention to the logs without stopping the action completely.



* All three ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' games have copious amounts of backstory detailing the history of the settings you spend the game romping through. However, if you're not the type to care about it, then you can just dive right in and start exploring the humongous worlds. Backstory is revealed through [[EnemyScan scanning]] computer consoles, hieroglyphics, and the like, which is completely unnecessary except for HundredPercentCompletion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' takes the ''Team Fortress 2'' approach, in that much of its extremely complex backstory is told through supplemental materials such as comics and animated shorts. The game itself ignores said plot perhaps even more than ''[=TF2=]'', to the point where there's not even any explicit motive behind any of the in-game objectives due to there not being distinct sides other than "Team A vs Team B" (whereas ''[=TF2=]'' at least had the overarching conflict between RED and BLU to explain why the two sides are fighting each other). Most players couldn't care less.

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* All three ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' games in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' have copious amounts of backstory detailing the history of the settings you spend the game romping through. However, if you're not the type to care about it, then you can just dive right in and start exploring the humongous worlds. Backstory is revealed through [[EnemyScan scanning]] computer consoles, hieroglyphics, and the like, which is completely unnecessary except for HundredPercentCompletion.
HundredPercentCompletion. While ''Echoes'' and ''Corruption'' do have cutscenes where Samus interacts with other characters (especially the latter), only truly crucial elements of the story (such as the objectives to complete the current mission) are told, leaving the rest to the scannable material.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' takes the ''Team Fortress 2'' approach, in that has much of its extremely complex backstory is told through supplemental materials such as comics and animated shorts. The game itself ignores said plot perhaps even more than ''[=TF2=]'', plot, to the point where there's not even any explicit motive behind any of the in-game objectives due to there not being distinct sides other than "Team A vs Team B" (whereas ''[=TF2=]'' at least had the overarching conflict between RED and BLU to explain why the two sides are fighting each other).B". Most players couldn't care less.
1st Jan '17 4:08:42 PM mariofan1000
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** ''VideoGame/{{Doom 2016}}'' learned its lesson and made the story largely background to the gameplay. Perhaps not coincidentally, the story was far better received, owing to its dry humor, entertaining lore, surprisingly detailed characterization of the Doomguy, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking subtitled audio logs.]]
1st Jan '17 3:49:59 PM MisterVercetti
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' takes the ''Team Fortress 2'' approach, in that much of its extremely complex backstory is told through supplemental materials such as comics and animated shorts. The game itself ignores said plot perhaps even more than ''[=TF2=]'', to the point where there's not even any explicit motive behind any of the in-game objectives due to there not being distinct sides other than "Team A vs Team B" (whereas ''[=TF2=]'' at least had the overarching conflict between RED and BLU to explain why the two sides are fighting each other). Most players couldn't care less.
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