History Main / RequiredPartyMember

10th Oct '17 5:24:15 PM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} does this to some extent. It requires you to bring along a mon with certain special attacks if you want to get through certain dungeons. Particularly, you need Rock Climb to [[spoiler:face Red]] in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]].
** Also sometimes a factor with event legendary Pokemon. You have to bring the three Legendary Golems, Regice, Regirock and Registeel, to Snowpoint Temple to wake up Regigigas in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and Platinum. (And unless you trade or use Pal Park to bring those mons over from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you need the special movie Regigigas to awaken the three golems in DPP, in order to wake up the other Regigigas.) Other examples include needing Celebi in your party to get Zorua and needing the three Legendary Beasts for Zoroark in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]], bringing the Pikachu-colored (Shiny) Pichu to Ilex Forest shrine is necessary to get Spiky-Eared Pichu.

to:

* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this to some extent. It requires you to bring along a mon with certain special attacks if you want to get through certain dungeons. Particularly, you need Rock Climb to [[spoiler:face Red]] in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]].
''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]''.
** Also sometimes a factor with event legendary Pokemon. You have to bring the three Legendary Golems, Regice, Regirock and Registeel, to Snowpoint Temple to wake up Regigigas in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' and Platinum. (And unless you trade or use Pal Park to bring those mons over from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you need the special movie Regigigas to awaken the three golems in DPP, in order to wake up the other Regigigas.) Other examples include needing Celebi in your party to get Zorua and needing the three Legendary Beasts for Zoroark in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]], ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', bringing the Pikachu-colored (Shiny) Pichu to Ilex Forest shrine is necessary to get Spiky-Eared Pichu.



** A much more direct example is in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where [[spoiler:you need to catch Rayquaza and have it in your party, since it can fly you into space and destroy the meteor in the Delta Episode. It's not at all burdensome, as Rayquaza comes into the final battle instantly a Mega and at a very high level.]]

to:

** A much more direct example is in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sapphire]]'', where [[spoiler:you need to catch Rayquaza and have it in your party, since it can fly you into space and destroy the meteor in the Delta Episode. It's not at all burdensome, as Rayquaza comes into the final battle instantly a Mega and at a very high level.]]
10th Oct '17 5:22:38 PM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' occasionally has missions where you're required to dispatch a specific party member.

to:

* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' occasionally has missions where you're required to dispatch a specific party member. For example, [[spoiler:talking Keisuke into rejoining the party without fighting him]] on day 5 leads to a fight with [[spoiler:Kaido and Midori]] where he is required, and [[spoiler:Atsuro]] is required for two of the game's final battles on day 7 ([[spoiler:his own]] and [[spoiler:Gin's]]).
6th Sep '17 12:51:14 PM OnoderaTearer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''s final mission requires you to have your brand new super soldier, the psyonic volunteer, on the team, if the volunteer dies, its game over. Interestingly, this soldier could be anyone up to the point that they are chosen, after this, they are TheHero.

to:

* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''s ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''[='=]s final mission requires you to have your brand new super soldier, the psyonic volunteer, on the team, if the volunteer dies, its game over. Interestingly, this soldier could be anyone up to the point that they are chosen, after this, they are TheHero.




to:

* ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' is more a case of "Required Party Member ''Type''": On top of CantDropTheHero being in play with Mario, the player must ''always'' deploy one out of four VideoGame/RavingRabbids in their three-man squad, but is always free to choose which Rabbid to deploy (the game begins with two of the Rabbids in the starting party).
11th Jun '17 12:21:10 AM Piterpicher
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Every single character in ''AlterAila Genesis'' will be a Required Party Member at some point in the game. Many times in fact, as the plot continually divides and regroups the party. Thankfully near the end you can choose who you want in your party and who all you want to toss out out their butts.

to:

* Every single character in ''AlterAila ''VideoGame/AlterAila Genesis'' will be a Required Party Member at some point in the game. Many times in fact, as the plot continually divides and regroups the party. Thankfully near the end you can choose who you want in your party and who all you want to toss out out their butts.
6th Jun '17 12:48:43 PM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ManiacMansion'', TheHero Dave is required to participate in the rescue, while you can choose two other characters to use at the start of the game.

to:

* In ''ManiacMansion'', ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'', TheHero Dave is required to participate in the rescue, while you can choose two other characters to use at the start of the game.
game.

[[AC:FightingGame]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s Subspace Emissary mode, when you head out to fight the FinalBoss, your party will always include [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], Franchise/{{Kirby}}, and [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}]]. Anyone else you want needs to be collected as a trophy in the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon and restored to normal form.
26th Apr '17 9:44:40 PM jtierney50
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Likewise, several missions in the sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', require you to have a certain companion, like Dogmeat or Nick Valentine. However, the game does not count mandatory companions as counting to the [[ArbitraryHeadcountLimit one-companion limit]], which is extremely helpful. Furthermore, while the DLC ''Far Harbor'' doesn't require you to take Nick Valentine, the story of Nick and Far Harbor are deeply intwined, due to the fact that [[spoiler:Nick's half-brother DiMA runs Arcadia, the Synth refuge on the island]].
22nd Apr '17 2:01:01 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A few of the stars in ''{{Suikoden}}'' games get thrown into your party for plot. Luckily, due to the game's levelling system, even if they're weak when you get them, they catch up fairly quickly. These are also the characters that tend to get the most characterization.
** The [[SuikodenI first game]] was probably the worst about this, to the point where half of your six-person party was predetermined for the last stretch of the plot, right up to the final boss. By contrast, ''SuikodenV'' included four 'extra' party slots (for a total of ten) where you could put non-combatants and spare members. So if somebody was forced into your party for plot reasons and you didn't care to use them/they were ''way'' too underleveled, you could just stick them in there and drag them along without worrying about dead weight.

to:

* A few of the stars in ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games get thrown into your party for plot. Luckily, due to the game's levelling system, even if they're weak when you get them, they catch up fairly quickly. These are also the characters that tend to get the most characterization.
** The [[SuikodenI [[VideoGame/SuikodenI first game]] was probably the worst about this, to the point where half of your six-person party was predetermined for the last stretch of the plot, right up to the final boss. By contrast, ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' included four 'extra' party slots (for a total of ten) where you could put non-combatants and spare members. So if somebody was forced into your party for plot reasons and you didn't care to use them/they were ''way'' too underleveled, you could just stick them in there and drag them along without worrying about dead weight.
6th Apr '17 7:36:13 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', Annah is necessary to progress into the Lower Ward. [[spoiler: Unless you kill her, then the game opens another path for you.]]

to:

* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', Annah is necessary to progress into the Lower Ward. [[spoiler: Unless you kill her, then the game opens another path for you.]]
2nd Apr '17 2:54:45 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Hierophant/Lovers full moon in ''{{Persona 3}}'' requires you to bring Yukari (because your party was fixed last time and did not include her) so you can fall into The Lovers's mind control. This is slightly more lenient in ''Portable'' for the heroine -- you'll need a full party, which ensures that you'll have to bring at least one of the guys.

to:

* The Hierophant/Lovers full moon in ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' requires you to bring Yukari (because your party was fixed last time and did not include her) so you can fall into The Lovers's mind control. This is slightly more lenient in ''Portable'' for the heroine -- you'll need a full party, which ensures that you'll have to bring at least one of the guys.
28th Mar '17 4:02:57 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has Jacob, Miranda, Jack, and Garrus invariably join you before the second plot mission but the one with most impact on the plot is Prof. Mordin, whose genius provides most of the success-relevant tech on the ''Normandy''. However, you cannot expect to survive the SuicideMission without losses with just the required party members.

to:

* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
**
''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has Jacob, Miranda, Jack, and Garrus invariably join you before the second plot mission but the one with most impact on the plot is Prof. Mordin, whose genius provides most of the success-relevant tech on the ''Normandy''. However, you cannot expect to survive the SuicideMission without losses with just the required party members.
This list shows the last 10 events of 129. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RequiredPartyMember