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28th Jun '16 11:18:32 AM Jacob175
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* You do have some room to wander and explore Densel Town during Chapters 0 and 2 of ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'', but it takes until Chapter 3 to get into the meat of the game and be able to do things like recruit party members, freely explore and take side quests. If you speed read and known what to do, the prologue and Chapter 1 aren't too bad, but the near ForcedLevelGrinding in Chapter 2 can hamper your speed.
12th Jun '16 12:20:52 PM wootzits
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* ''Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater'' is famous for shows with glacial pacing that includes several-episodes-long prologues.
** ''3000 Leagues in Search of Mother'' is about a boy, Marco, who goes to South America to find his mother. The first 15 episodes are spent looking at Marco's daily life and waiting for letters from mother before he finally decides to go find her himself.
** ''Anime/PorphyNoNagaiTabi'' is about two siblings torn apart by an earthquake and its aftermath. Said earthquake only happens at the end of episode 12. The previous episodes establish the siblings' simple but happy life with their parents.
2nd Jun '16 2:48:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''[[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Lufia]]'', the prologue was so amazing, it became a [[LufiaII prequel]]!

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* ''[[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Lufia]]'', the prologue was so amazing, it became a [[LufiaII [[VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals prequel]]!
28th May '16 7:47:38 PM nombretomado
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Made worse for PlayStation 3 players at least: a glitch sometimes prevents a player character from collecting the Menacing trophy (10 successful uses of the Intimidate skill), requiring trophy-seekers to start from scratch. As opportunities to Intimidate are rare, this necessitates repeating about 3 or 4 ''hours'' of gameplay just to collect one trophy.

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Made worse for PlayStation 3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 players at least: a glitch sometimes prevents a player character from collecting the Menacing trophy (10 successful uses of the Intimidate skill), requiring trophy-seekers to start from scratch. As opportunities to Intimidate are rare, this necessitates repeating about 3 or 4 ''hours'' of gameplay just to collect one trophy.
27th May '16 4:39:54 AM erforce
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* The credits for ''TheDeparted'' don't appear until nearly 20 minutes after the start of the movie, by which time you've already seen a flashback scene, a TrainingMontage, and the first plot twist.

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* The credits for ''TheDeparted'' ''Film/TheDeparted'' don't appear until nearly 20 minutes after the start of the movie, by which time you've already seen a flashback scene, a TrainingMontage, and the first plot twist.
5th May '16 2:38:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. The airport. Unlike previous (or later) installments of the "When They Cry" series, which introduce us to the characters within the context of the overall story, thus keeping the plot moving, Umineko's first episode has Battler, the main character, meet two thirds of the ENTIRE CAST in an airport, where you get huge infodumps about them, and NOTHING ELSE HAPPENS.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. The airport. Unlike previous (or later) installments of the "When They Cry" series, which introduce us to the characters within the context of the overall story, thus keeping the plot moving, Umineko's first episode has Battler, the main character, meet two thirds of the ENTIRE CAST in an airport, where you get huge infodumps about them, and NOTHING ELSE HAPPENS.
1st May '16 8:20:03 PM mlsmithca
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''. The opening sequence requires you to play through 3 in-game days (roughly 2 hours) in which you are essentially item-less and aren't allowed to leave the central hub town, and until you do so, [[CheckPointStarvation YOU CAN'T EVEN SAVE]]. By the way, if you fail to do all of the required tasks within the 3 in-game days, you have to start over from the first day, when you arrive at the town. At least you still can talk to a scarecrow to fast-forward the remaining time until the last hours after you've done everything it takes to reach the conclusión of this prologue.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''. The opening sequence requires you to play through 3 in-game days (roughly 2 hours) in which you are essentially item-less and aren't allowed to leave the central hub town, and until you do so, [[CheckPointStarvation YOU CAN'T EVEN SAVE]]. By the way, if you fail to do all of the required tasks within the 3 in-game days, you have to start over from the first day, when you arrive at the town. At least you still can talk to a scarecrow to fast-forward the remaining time until the last hours after you've done everything it takes to reach the conclusión conclusion of this prologue.
29th Apr '16 1:10:26 PM eroock
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* The opening credits of EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind appear 18 minutes into the film, at the end of the first reel.

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* The opening credits of EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' appear 18 minutes into the film, at the end of the first reel.
20th Apr '16 1:43:23 PM Berrenta
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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is divided up into eight chapters. The first three happen over the course of three days, and cover the perspective of three different characters. Story-wise, they're important, but the gameplay suffers somewhat. ItGetsBetter after the TimeSkip.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is divided up into eight chapters. The first three happen over the course of three days, and cover the perspective of three different characters. Story-wise, they're important, but the gameplay suffers somewhat. ItGetsBetter [[SlowPacedBeginning It improves after the the]] TimeSkip.
20th Apr '16 8:31:42 AM Berrenta
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** Another Creator/JRRTolkien example: ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', which begins with a long, drawn-out introduction and a geneaology to boot. ItGetsBetter, but many readers don't even get through that first part.

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** Another Creator/JRRTolkien example: ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', which begins with [[SlowPacedBeginning a long, drawn-out introduction and a geneaology to boot. ItGetsBetter, but boot]]. Though it does improve, many readers don't even get through that first part.
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