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11th Apr '16 2:44:16 PM Willbyr
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* The ''WanganMidnight Maximum Tune'' series allows you not only drive a car with horsepower in excess of 700 without it breaking down at all, but a 700 HP, full-tuned car has ''balanced'' handling. And this is without discussing the super-drifty, yet spinout-proof physics that make the game more accessible to beginners than, say, the ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer'' series.

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* The ''WanganMidnight ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune'' series allows you not only drive a car with horsepower in excess of 700 without it breaking down at all, but a 700 HP, full-tuned car has ''balanced'' handling. And this is without discussing the super-drifty, yet spinout-proof physics that make the game more accessible to beginners than, say, the ''Tokyo Xtreme Racer'' series.
29th Feb '16 2:32:34 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''CommandAndConquerGenerals'' has this is with the [[TerroristsWithoutACause GLA]] using an arsenal of out of date weapons, including tanks from ''WorldWarII'' and tractors that spew out poison, that are far more effective in game than in real life, and American which would be overpowered if its units were as strong as they were in real life.

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** ''CommandAndConquerGenerals'' * ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' has this is with the [[TerroristsWithoutACause GLA]] using an arsenal of out of date weapons, including tanks from ''WorldWarII'' ''World War II'' and tractors that spew out poison, that are far more effective in game than in real life, and American which would be overpowered if its units were as strong as they were in real life.
29th Feb '16 2:32:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: RedAlert3'' had such a nonsensical premise, a bizarre story, weird gameplay mechanics, strange history, and implausible science (the side with helicopters armed with {{Freeze Ray}}s and {{Shrink Ray}}s was probably the most sensible) and crazed HamToHamCombat in the mission briefings that trying to think about it too hard will make your head hurt. So, don't think about it, and have (a lot of) fun.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: RedAlert3'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' had such a nonsensical premise, a bizarre story, weird gameplay mechanics, strange history, and implausible science (the side with helicopters armed with {{Freeze Ray}}s and {{Shrink Ray}}s was probably the most sensible) and crazed HamToHamCombat in the mission briefings that trying to think about it too hard will make your head hurt. So, don't think about it, and have (a lot of) fun.
30th Jan '16 6:46:55 PM Argon2
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* ApocalypticLogistics: Sure it is probably unrealistic that the survivors AfterTheEnd can consistently get hold of effective weapons and what not after modern infrastructure is no more, but isn't it badass to see your favorite characters duke it out with some abandoned tanks, and manage to find just enough fuel for them too?

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* ApocalypticLogistics: Sure Sure, it is probably unrealistic that the survivors AfterTheEnd can consistently get hold of effective weapons and what not after modern infrastructure is no more, but isn't it badass to see your favorite characters duke it out with some abandoned tanks, and manage to find just enough fuel for them too?


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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: All the coolness and emotional satisfaction of seeing good inevitably triumph over evil, none of the doubt, exhaustion and emotional ambiguity inherent in real life.
7th Jan '16 1:43:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpaceChannel5'', you play a TV reporter who's fighting off an alien invasion. The aliens haven't come to talk, though. They've come... ''to dance!'' Only by shaking your booty can you thwart the hordes of colorful rubbery aliens!

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* In ''SpaceChannel5'', ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'', you play a TV reporter who's fighting off an alien invasion. The aliens haven't come to talk, though. They've come... ''to dance!'' Only by shaking your booty can you thwart the hordes of colorful rubbery aliens!



* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' and ''Zelda''.

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* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' and ''Zelda''.
1st Dec '15 2:53:33 PM hamza678
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-->--'''[[http://www.sirlin.net/articles/slippery-slope-and-perpetual-comeback David Sirlin]]''' on ''StreetFighter''

Games must be fun to play. Sure, we like pretty graphics and a good plot, but the fun's the main thing. If they're fun, a lot of incongruities can be forgiven. Go ahead, try to [[ExcusePlot explain why]] the [[PacMan yellow circle]] loves dots and why the ghosts are out to get him, or why [[{{Frogger}} the frog]] needs to get across the road. You can explain why but it doesn't matter. The purpose of the game was to have fun in the first place.

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-->--'''[[http://www.sirlin.net/articles/slippery-slope-and-perpetual-comeback David Sirlin]]''' on ''StreetFighter''

''VideoGame/StreetFighter''

Games must be fun to play. Sure, we like pretty graphics and a good plot, but the fun's the main thing. If they're fun, a lot of incongruities can be forgiven. Go ahead, try to [[ExcusePlot explain why]] the [[PacMan [[VideoGame/PacMan yellow circle]] loves dots and why the ghosts are out to get him, or why [[{{Frogger}} [[VideoGame/{{Frogger}} the frog]] needs to get across the road. You can explain why but it doesn't matter. The purpose of the game was to have fun in the first place.



** The same goes for the ''{{Wario}}'' series, or the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' series, or the ''YoshisIsland'' series. Pretty much all of them based on the same 'How fun but completely and utterly crazy can the designers make these games?' formula.

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** The same goes for the ''{{Wario}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Wario}}'' series, or the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' series, or the ''YoshisIsland'' series. Pretty much all of them based on the same 'How fun but completely and utterly crazy can the designers make these games?' formula.
7th Nov '15 5:13:21 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Taken completely seriously at face value]] by the RedAlert3Paradox GameMod, then stuffed into a blender with other game genres, creating 5 new factions and a rooster of minifactions. If you thought RedAlert3 was crazy, then Paradox gives you the possibility to play an {{RPG}}, VideoGame/SimCity or a TowerDefense game (notably both the towers and the creeps as separate factions) in a RealTimeStrategy game. [[Franchise/RedAlert3ParadoxExpandedUniverse To top it off, the mod is growing in size due to its fanbase who try to think of ever newer factions]].

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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Taken completely seriously at face value]] by the RedAlert3Paradox ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'' GameMod, then stuffed into a blender with other game genres, creating 5 new factions and a rooster of minifactions. If you thought RedAlert3 was crazy, then Paradox gives you the possibility to play an {{RPG}}, VideoGame/SimCity or a TowerDefense game (notably both the towers and the creeps as separate factions) in a RealTimeStrategy game. [[Franchise/RedAlert3ParadoxExpandedUniverse To top it off, the mod is growing in size due to its fanbase who try to think of ever newer factions]].
31st Oct '15 8:34:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''PuyoPuyo'' has a pretty basic concept; connect four jellies of a kind to make points and trash for the opponent. What makes this fun is the fact that it tests your ability as a player by also testing how good you can get at the game by ''[[NintendoHard throwing everything a puzzle game could do]]'' at you. [[spoiler: Then they add the RuleOfCool by having the backstory revolve around a six-year old child going off to face and defeat the forces of darkness and '''Satan'''. Then they toss in the RuleOfFunny by making {{Satan}} a Bishounen male with long green hair attempting to go out on dates with the now 16 year old girl. Then it becomes batshit crazy with dancing-on-feet-with-arms salmon, maids who are obsessed with cleaning, dragon-lady fanclubs, books possessed by demons who never do any real damage, talking cat puppets that want to take over the world, gay skeletons... ]] At some point the plot gave up.

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* ''PuyoPuyo'' ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' has a pretty basic concept; connect four jellies of a kind to make points and trash for the opponent. What makes this fun is the fact that it tests your ability as a player by also testing how good you can get at the game by ''[[NintendoHard throwing everything a puzzle game could do]]'' at you. [[spoiler: Then they add the RuleOfCool by having the backstory revolve around a six-year old child going off to face and defeat the forces of darkness and '''Satan'''. Then they toss in the RuleOfFunny by making {{Satan}} a Bishounen male with long green hair attempting to go out on dates with the now 16 year old girl. Then it becomes batshit crazy with dancing-on-feet-with-arms salmon, maids who are obsessed with cleaning, dragon-lady fanclubs, books possessed by demons who never do any real damage, talking cat puppets that want to take over the world, gay skeletons... ]] At some point the plot gave up.
30th Oct '15 5:21:15 PM nombretomado
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** Really, any RhythmGame but let's single out ''GuitarHero'' and ''RockBand''.

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** Really, any RhythmGame but let's single out ''GuitarHero'' ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''RockBand''.''VideoGame/RockBand''.
30th Jul '15 5:05:12 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied by ''TheOnion'', when they touted ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 3''[[note]]this was right after MW 2 was released, mind you, and the real game wouldn't be announced for years[[/note]] as the most realistic war simulator ever. Over 17,000 hours of gameplay, much of it spent in pointless debates over whether Shakira is hotter than Jessica Biel, standing on guard, and fixing vehicles for 10 hours a day! Gamers clearly want realism, so now you can truly live the life of an Army private!

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* Parodied by ''TheOnion'', when they touted ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 3''[[note]]this VideoGame/ModernWarfare3''[[note]]this was right after MW 2 was released, mind you, and the real game wouldn't be announced for years[[/note]] as the most realistic war simulator ever. Over 17,000 hours of gameplay, much of it spent in pointless debates over whether Shakira is hotter than Jessica Biel, standing on guard, and fixing vehicles for 10 hours a day! Gamers clearly want realism, so now you can truly live the life of an Army private!
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