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5th Feb '17 11:26:20 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** This was also annoying for the reason that in order to learn this, you had to get and play through the DLC(which used a platforming system different then the main series). If you didn't bother then the DLC, then you wouldn't learn why until AC III and even then you'd just have people referring to her [[spoiler: as a traitor]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' suffered from this, which led to the infamous ending of the third game. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], Reapers were unknowable with their reasons for wiping out all life in the galaxy being a mystery and having no use for organics. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second]], it's revealed that the Reapers need organics to procreate. Then, [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]] [[spoiler:throws all of this out the window in the final five minutes by revealing that the Reapers are actually controlled by a central AI (which lives on the Citadel) which is bent on destroying and Reaperfiying organics to prevent said organics from being killed by synthetics. [[InsaneTrollLogic This despite the fact that Reapers are themselves essentially synthetics.]]]] An overwhelming majority of fans were pissed off by this and Creator/BioWare out and out admitted they'd been writing the series by the seat of their pants. The fact that all three games were written by different people with completely different story preferences (who also gave it distinctly different tones) was a large factor.

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*** This was also annoying for the reason that in order to learn this, you had to get and play through the DLC(which DLC (which used a platforming system different then the main series). If you didn't bother then the DLC, then you wouldn't learn why until AC III and even then you'd just have people referring to her [[spoiler: as a traitor]]. \n* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' suffered from this, which led to the infamous ending of the third game. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], Reapers were unknowable with their reasons for wiping out all life in the galaxy being a mystery and having no use for organics. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the second]], it's revealed that the Reapers need organics to procreate. Then, [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]] [[spoiler:throws all of this out the window in the final five minutes by revealing that the Reapers are actually controlled by a central AI (which lives on the Citadel) which is bent on destroying and Reaperfiying organics to prevent said organics from being killed by synthetics. [[InsaneTrollLogic This despite the fact that Reapers are themselves essentially synthetics.]]]] An overwhelming majority of fans were pissed off by this and Creator/BioWare out and out admitted they'd been writing the series by the seat of their pants. The fact that all three games were written by different people with completely different story preferences (who also gave it distinctly different tones) was a large factor.
29th Dec '16 1:07:46 PM ironballs16
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** One of the funniest examples prior to its retirement was the Hardcore Championship belt, which also carried a 24/7 defense rule - whoever owned the belt had to be paranoid about being ambushed anytime, anywhere, with such highlights as Crash Holly fighting off two opponents in a ball-pit and slides meant for children, or the rapid-fire changing of the title during a pay-per-view, where {{Wrestling/Christian}} wound up holding it for a brief span after unwittingly knocking out Wrestling/MollyHolly [[TheDoorSlamsYou with a door]].

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** One of the funniest examples prior to its retirement was the Hardcore Championship belt, which also carried a 24/7 defense rule - whoever owned the belt had to be paranoid about being ambushed anytime, anywhere, with such highlights as Crash Holly fighting off two opponents in a ball-pit and slides meant for children, at Fun Times USA (a children's indoor playground), or the rapid-fire changing of the title during a pay-per-view, Wrestling/WrestleMania 18, where {{Wrestling/Christian}} wound up holding it for a brief span after unwittingly knocking out Wrestling/MollyHolly [[TheDoorSlamsYou with a door]].
29th Dec '16 12:42:05 PM ironballs16
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** One of the funniest examples prior to its retirement was the Hardcore Championship belt, which also carried a 24/7 defense rule - whoever owned the belt had to be paranoid about being ambushed anytime, anywhere, with such highlights as Crash Holly fighting off two opponents in a ball-pit and slides meant for children, or the rapid-fire changing of the title during a pay-per-view, where {{Wrestling/Christian}} wound up holding it for a brief span after unwittingly knocking out Molly Holly [[DoorSlamsYou with a door]].

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** One of the funniest examples prior to its retirement was the Hardcore Championship belt, which also carried a 24/7 defense rule - whoever owned the belt had to be paranoid about being ambushed anytime, anywhere, with such highlights as Crash Holly fighting off two opponents in a ball-pit and slides meant for children, or the rapid-fire changing of the title during a pay-per-view, where {{Wrestling/Christian}} wound up holding it for a brief span after unwittingly knocking out Molly Holly [[DoorSlamsYou Wrestling/MollyHolly [[TheDoorSlamsYou with a door]].
29th Dec '16 12:39:57 PM ironballs16
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** One of the funniest examples prior to its retirement was the Hardcore Championship belt, which also carried a 24/7 defense rule - whoever owned the belt had to be paranoid about being ambushed anytime, anywhere, with such highlights as Crash Holly fighting off two opponents in a ball-pit and slides meant for children, or the rapid-fire changing of the title during a pay-per-view, where {{Wrestling/Christian}} wound up holding it for a brief span after unwittingly knocking out Molly Holly [[DoorSlamsYou with a door]].
5th Dec '16 11:49:11 AM SpinAttaxx
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** ''[[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'' only confused things more by raising more questions and answering none, what with it taking some elements from the supposedly-in-an AlternateContinuity ''[[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes The Silver Eyes]]'', the aforementioned [[spoiler:time period of ''4'' being put into question yet again, along with just what [[RealAfterAll really happened]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching during it]]]], and the implication that [[spoiler:the player ''may'' be the series' BigBad, who gets FlayedAlive in the (real) ending despite his death via Springtrap being clearly shown in ''3'']]. Once again, fans are questioning just how much is planned out, and how much is Scott {{retcon}}ning things and/or [[WritingBytheSeatOfYourPants making it up as he goes.]]

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** ''[[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'' only confused things more by raising more questions and answering none, what with it taking some elements from the supposedly-in-an AlternateContinuity ''[[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes The Silver Eyes]]'', the aforementioned [[spoiler:time period of ''4'' being put into question yet again, along with just what [[RealAfterAll really happened]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching during it]]]], and the implication Custom Night's plot twists, amongst which is [[AmbiguousSituation the implication]] that [[spoiler:the player ''may'' be player's character is destined to become Springtrap, and not the series' BigBad, who gets FlayedAlive in the (real) ending despite his death via Springtrap being clearly shown in ''3'']].GreaterScopeVillain as ''3''[='=]s minigames showed, thereby retconning a huge chunk of that game's story [[ShockingSwerve for seemingly no good reason]]]]. Once again, fans are questioning just how much is planned out, and how much is Scott {{retcon}}ning things and/or [[WritingBytheSeatOfYourPants making it up as he goes.]]
23rd Nov '16 7:23:49 PM nombretomado
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** The resolution of Lucy's character. In the first few games, Lucy was the MissionControl/sidekick who initially busted Desmond out of Abstergo and helped him fight against them. The first three games had a relatively consistent character arc for her, but when voice actress Creator/KristenBell left the franchise during production of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', the writers threw in a ShockingSwerve that had [[spoiler:Desmond randomly stab her at the urging of Juno]]. The writers then promised that there would answers to this plot twist, but it wasn't fully answered until the "Lost Archive" DLC for ''AssassinsCreedRevelations'' two years later - [[spoiler:it turns out she was a triple agent, who decided to break Desmond out despite actively working for the Templars and doing villainous things]]. Part of the fanbase was angry for the haphazard conclusion, and it's clear that this twist and revelation made no sense in the overall narrative.

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** The resolution of Lucy's character. In the first few games, Lucy was the MissionControl/sidekick who initially busted Desmond out of Abstergo and helped him fight against them. The first three games had a relatively consistent character arc for her, but when voice actress Creator/KristenBell left the franchise during production of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', the writers threw in a ShockingSwerve that had [[spoiler:Desmond randomly stab her at the urging of Juno]]. The writers then promised that there would answers to this plot twist, but it wasn't fully answered until the "Lost Archive" DLC for ''AssassinsCreedRevelations'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' two years later - [[spoiler:it turns out she was a triple agent, who decided to break Desmond out despite actively working for the Templars and doing villainous things]]. Part of the fanbase was angry for the haphazard conclusion, and it's clear that this twist and revelation made no sense in the overall narrative.
12th Nov '16 3:20:33 PM Berrenta
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7th Nov '16 3:11:40 AM Cannox
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** ''[[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'' only confused things more by raising more questions and answering none, what with it taking some elements from the supposedly-in-an AlternateContinuity ''[[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes The Silver Eyes]]'', the aforementioned [[spoiler:time period of ''4'' being put into question yet again, along with just what [[RealAfterAll really happened]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching during it]]]], and the implication that [[spoiler:the player ''may'' be the series' BigBad, who gets FlayedAlive in the (real) ending despite his death via Springtrap being clearly shown in ''3'']]. Once again, fans are questioning just how much is planned out, and how much is Scott {{retcon}}ning things and/or making it up as he goes.

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** ''[[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'' only confused things more by raising more questions and answering none, what with it taking some elements from the supposedly-in-an AlternateContinuity ''[[Literature/FiveNightsAtFreddysTheSilverEyes The Silver Eyes]]'', the aforementioned [[spoiler:time period of ''4'' being put into question yet again, along with just what [[RealAfterAll really happened]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching during it]]]], and the implication that [[spoiler:the player ''may'' be the series' BigBad, who gets FlayedAlive in the (real) ending despite his death via Springtrap being clearly shown in ''3'']]. Once again, fans are questioning just how much is planned out, and how much is Scott {{retcon}}ning things and/or [[WritingBytheSeatOfYourPants making it up as he goes.]]
2nd Nov '16 9:18:21 PM AtticusOmundson
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2nd Nov '16 9:17:27 PM AtticusOmundson
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