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26th Nov '17 12:29:59 AM Kereea1
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* One of the most common complaints leveled against ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is just how much the game holds your hand in the beginning. It doesn't really start to back off until you've reached the second island of four. It also takes you much longer to get your starter in this game than in previous titles, which means you spend a fair amount of time running around without any Pokémon whatsoever.

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* One of the most common complaints leveled against ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is just how much the game holds your hand in the beginning. It doesn't really start to back off until you've reached the second island of four. It also takes you much longer to get your starter in this game than in previous titles, which means you spend a fair amount of time running around without any Pokémon whatsoever. This was a particular pain for people who wanted starters of certain genders or natures, as the average time to getting your Pokemon was ''half an hour'' and you would have to restart entirely to get a different loadout. The remakes ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' toned this down by having you rescued by the starters and choosing your much earlier--while you still have the rest of the prologue, you did already have a Pokemon with you.
24th Nov '17 12:13:03 AM Octorok103
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* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' begins with "The Crimson Permanent Assurance," which was originally supposed to be just one of the sketches of the film, but grew into a 15 minute short film that got stuck at the beginning.

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* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' begins with "The Crimson Permanent Assurance," which was originally supposed to be just one of the sketches of the film, but grew into a 15 minute short film that got stuck at the beginning. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that this is necessarily a bad thing.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. It takes between two to four hours before the game takes you [[{{Railroading}} off the rails]] and lets you choose what to do with your day (the real meat of the game). In terms of the DungeonCrawling gameplay, the first battle is a brief HopelessBossFight, the next two (including the first boss) are entirely tutorials, an hour or so later and you get to the first real dungeon... which throws you into a boss fight and boots you out after the first floor. After all that, you're ''finally'' allowed to explore dungeons freely.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. It takes between two to four hours before the game takes you [[{{Railroading}} off the rails]] and lets you choose what to do with your day (the real meat of the game). In terms of the DungeonCrawling gameplay, the first battle is a brief HopelessBossFight, the next two (including the first boss) are entirely tutorials, an hour or so later and you get to the first real dungeon... which throws you into a boss fight and boots you out after the first floor. After all that, you're ''finally'' allowed to explore dungeons freely.


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* One of the most common complaints leveled against ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is just how much the game holds your hand in the beginning. It doesn't really start to back off until you've reached the second island of four. It also takes you much longer to get your starter in this game than in previous titles, which means you spend a fair amount of time running around without any Pokémon whatsoever.
23rd Nov '17 9:53:08 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' takes about 30 minutes, or a third of its runtime, depicting a complicated ransom plot that leads to three murders; it's only then that we meet Marge Gunderson, the police chief protagonist, who investigates the case.
25th Oct '17 11:46:05 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* The prologue of each ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' game is used to introduce the setting, premise, and each character ''individually'', which takes a considerable amount of time considering [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the number of characters]] each game has. Throw in some odd events which foreshadow late game reveals, and you have a long prologue to get through before the killing game begins. ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' goes so far as to have a ''fake title sequence'' in the middle of the prologue, and ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' outright lampshades the prologue length.
13th Oct '17 9:51:30 AM MyFinalEdits
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** In a way this was a running thing; he decided that he wanted to do ''Götterdämmerung,'' then decided that he had to do a whole different opera, ''Siegfried,'' for the backstory, then decided that he had to do ''Die Walküre'' as backstory for ''Siegfried...''
13th Oct '17 5:39:27 AM jormis29
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->'''Gabe:''' In the same amount of time it's taken me to get bored of ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy|XIII}}'', I experienced ''[[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Uncharted 2]]''[='=]s entire narrative arc. [...]\\

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->'''Gabe:''' In the same amount of time it's taken me to get bored of ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy|XIII}}'', I experienced ''[[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Uncharted 2]]''[='=]s ''VideoGame/Uncharted2''[='=]s entire narrative arc. [...]\\



** ''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.

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** ''3000 Leagues in Search of Mother'' ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' 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.
23rd Sep '17 11:44:05 PM JoeMerl
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** In a way this was a running thing; he decided that he wanted to do ''Götterdämmerung,'' then decided that he had to do a whole different opera, ''Siegfried,'' for the backstory, then decided that he had to do ''Die Walküre'' as backstory for ''Siegfried...''
23rd Sep '17 11:38:03 PM JoeMerl
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* A full 10 minutes go by in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' before the title and opening credits show up.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' begins with a 30-minute prologue before showing the events of [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke the comic]], both to make the film feature-length and give Batgirl a role beyond [[StuffedIntoTheFridge getting crippled to motivate Batman]]. It's considered far weaker than the main portion.

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* A full 10 minutes go by in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' before the title and opening credits show up.
up, during which we meet the alien characters in space before they come to Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' begins with a 30-minute prologue before showing the events of [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke the comic]], both to make the film feature-length and give Batgirl a role beyond [[StuffedIntoTheFridge getting crippled to motivate Batman]]. It's considered far weaker than the main portion.portion, and many feel that it actually creates ''more'' UnfortunateImplications due to [[spoiler:Batman and Batgirl's sex scene]].
23rd Sep '17 11:31:14 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}},'' the first thirteen or so minutes introduce the villains and show how [[AMinorKidroduction baby]] [[AntiAntiChrist Hellboy]] wound up on Earth, leading to the title card. After that, it takes about ten more minutes before we actually meet adult Hellboy.
21st Sep '17 12:06:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Proving that it wasn't just the first half of the Creator/SquareEnix merger

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* Proving that it wasn't just the first half of the Creator/SquareEnix merger merger:



** The opening to ''Save the Homeland'' drags on for quite a while, which doesn't help the game's status as one of the least popular in the series (that and removing the [[DatingSim marriage and family]] aspects). Add to that the fact that the game has MultipleEndings, and you can't skip the cutscenes on your NewGamePlus, and that intro ''really'' gets old.

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** The opening to ''Save the Homeland'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland'' drags on for quite a while, which doesn't help the game's status as one of the least popular in the series (that and removing the [[DatingSim marriage and family]] aspects). Add to that the fact that the game has MultipleEndings, and you can't skip the cutscenes on your NewGamePlus, and that intro ''really'' gets old.
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