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1st Jun '16 7:53:39 AM REV6Pilot
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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 needed passcodes anyway, and those are usually near the end of the log.

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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 "MadScientist Who Makes A DealWithTheDevil #69,105 #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 needed passcodes needed for door locks or cabinets of goodies anyway, and those are usually near the end of the log.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.
30th May '16 12:20:46 PM Silverblade2
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* Most Creator/NipponIchi games have skippable cutscenes. Since the games have a lot of hidden content that occur outside of the main plot (and may require entering the postgame or NewGamePlus to find), you'll probably want to skip most scenes once you've seen them a few times.



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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}'' features an extensive "story mode" campaign with {{Story Breadcrumb|s}} items to collect, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots in depth tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].
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21st May '16 3:53:42 PM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion III'' has a quite detailed {{backstory}}, including a bunch of stuff that's not been seen in either of its predecessors, but [[AllInTheManual aside from the manual it doesn't matter]], ''at all''. The only references to it in the actual game is in occasional "color text" from the advisers, which has no bearing on how the game actually plays. Of course, the only part that could conceivably even matter still is the empire the Antarans at the height of their power were ''afraid of'', and even {{the remnant}} in the game will ruin your creations when they come out of their capital. If they showed up, everyone on the map would be dead in a few turns.

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* ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion III'' has a quite detailed {{backstory}}, including a bunch of stuff that's not been seen in either of its predecessors, but [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual aside from the manual it doesn't matter]], ''at all''. The only references to it in the actual game is in occasional "color text" from the advisers, which has no bearing on how the game actually plays. Of course, the only part that could conceivably even matter still is the empire the Antarans at the height of their power were ''afraid of'', and even {{the remnant}} in the game will ruin your creations when they come out of their capital. If they showed up, everyone on the map would be dead in a few turns.
26th Apr '16 4:44:18 PM Mullon
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* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' averts this, with the robust and coherent plot being one of the most praised aspects, and a great deal of attention put into why characters are fighting each other in various locales as well as a HandWave for the PowerCreepPowerSeep, and the [[AllThereInTheManual tie-in comics]] are actually pretty popular.

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* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' averts this, with the robust and coherent plot being one of the most praised aspects, and a great deal of attention put into why characters are fighting each other in various locales as well as a HandWave for the PowerCreepPowerSeep, and the [[AllThereInTheManual [[ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs tie-in comics]] are actually pretty popular.
22nd Apr '16 8:22:25 AM Quanyails
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* The ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series is filled with {{continuity nods}} from both companies that the players enjoy. But these same players don't seem to care what Comicbook/SpiderMan is doing working with Doctor Doom and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] to beat the crap out of [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]], [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in a version of ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast where [[VideoGame/FinalFight Metro City]] is overrun by sentinels seemingly there to hunt down VideoGame/MegaMan. Doesn't help by the fact that the first games made some attempt at showing what happens after each certain character takes down the BigBad, but in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' half the endings have nothing to do with stopping Galactus from eating the earth. They even added in a tie-in comic that was normally AllThereInTheManual and an opening narration for the UpdatedRerelease that just gets skipped by most people.

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* The ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series is filled with {{continuity nods}} nod}}s from both companies that the players enjoy. But these same players don't seem to care what Comicbook/SpiderMan is doing working with Doctor Doom and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] to beat the crap out of [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]], [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in a version of ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast where [[VideoGame/FinalFight Metro City]] is overrun by sentinels seemingly there to hunt down VideoGame/MegaMan. Doesn't help by the fact that the first games made some attempt at showing what happens after each certain character takes down the BigBad, but in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' half the endings have nothing to do with stopping Galactus from eating the earth. They even added in a tie-in comic that was normally AllThereInTheManual and an opening narration for the UpdatedRerelease that just gets skipped by most people.
22nd Apr '16 7:44:28 AM Quanyails
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'', Ally has this mindset in ''[[FictionalVideogame Moonstone Gate]]'', while her partner Lisa, being a writer, wants to read the lore before being pulled into a quest.
19th Apr '16 12:16:03 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}'' features an extensive "story mode" campaign with {{Story Breadcrumb}} items to collect, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots in depth tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].

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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}'' features an extensive "story mode" campaign with {{Story Breadcrumb}} Breadcrumb|s}} items to collect, collect, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots in depth tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].
19th Apr '16 12:15:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].

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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, ''VideoGame/{{Tyrian}}'' features an extensive "story mode" campaign with {{Story Breadcrumb}} items to collect, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots in depth tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].
19th Apr '16 12:14:02 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care.

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* The fanbase for ''the entire shoot-em-up genre'' is this trope. While there are some games that delve deeper than [[ExcusePlot "aliens / a foreign country / killer robots are attacking the place the protagonist is from"]]--for example, the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series is a DeconstructorFleet for typical shmup plots and robot girls, and ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX'' is an epic of civilizations dealing with various [=AIs=] gone awry--attempting to discuss shoot-em-up plots tends to be [[FandomBerserkButton met with derision and snark]] from most fans who think you shouldn't care. This is perhaps why the general scrolling shooter fanbase [[FandomRivalry has a beef with]] that of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as its fanbase has [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the opposite phenomenon]].
19th Apr '16 12:12:26 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Most of the story arcs in ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' from ''beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro'' onwards exist to set up the games' song unlock systems, and tend to feature some amusing dialogue between the [[PlayerCharacter player's Q-Pro avatar]] and various characters. However, most players, especially non-Japanese players who do not speak Japanese, will simply skip over the dialogue, and in fact, it's something of a FandomBerserkButton to actually read the cutscene dialogue instead of skipping it, as some players will [[StopHelpingMe "helpfully"]] press the Start button for you to skip.

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* Most of the story arcs in ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' from ''beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro'' onwards exist to set up the games' song unlock systems, and tend to feature some amusing dialogue between the [[PlayerCharacter player's Q-Pro avatar]] and various characters. However, most players, especially non-Japanese players who do not speak Japanese, will simply skip over the dialogue, and in fact, it's something of a FandomBerserkButton to actually read the cutscene dialogue instead of skipping it, as it; some players who watch will [[StopHelpingMe "helpfully"]] press the Start button for you to skip.
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