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7th Apr '18 8:47:27 PM Lymantria
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* Film versions of Literature/TheThreeMusketeers are often theme park versions, most notably in reducing the complicated character of Cardinal Richelieu into a BigBad. The four musketeers usually get reduced to archetypes as well.

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* Film versions of Literature/TheThreeMusketeers are often theme park versions, most notably in reducing the complicated character of Cardinal Richelieu into a generic BigBad. The four musketeers usually get reduced to archetypes as well.
6th Apr '18 8:54:36 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' games codified the WideOpenSandbox genre and established most of its conventions, forming more or less theme park versions of American cities, theme park versions of American crime movies and TV shows, and theme park versions of popular culture. All its cities (Liberty City, Los Santos, Vice City) are FantasyCounterpartCulture of New York, Los Angeles and Miami respectively but much, much smaller than the real thing, far easier to navigate but with just enough of the general feel and look of the real-world counterparts to give players a facsimile of the real thing.

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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games codified the WideOpenSandbox genre and established most of its conventions, forming more or less theme park versions of American cities, theme park versions of American crime movies and TV shows, and theme park versions of popular culture. All its cities (Liberty City, Los Santos, Vice City) are FantasyCounterpartCulture of New York, Los Angeles and Miami respectively but much, much smaller than the real thing, far easier to navigate but with just enough of the general feel and look of the real-world counterparts to give players a facsimile of the real thing.
1st Apr '18 2:16:05 PM SpitbreakFTW
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* {{MMORPG}}s that are very linear and/or lack many of the player-driven gameplay elements are referred to as '[=themeparks=]' since they lack the freedom of the ''QuickSandBox''. There is typically on emphasis on killing non-player characters compared to non-combat related activities, such as dancing, crafter-based economies, decorating, or socializing. However, even games considered 'sandboxes' tend to feature themepark elements, such as missions/quests and dropped-based loot.

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* {{MMORPG}}s that are very linear and/or lack many of the player-driven gameplay elements are referred to as '[=themeparks=]' since they lack the freedom of the ''QuickSandBox''.''QuickSandBox'', and usually lack options for creativity in character build and play style[[note]]This makes it a lot easier on developers to achieve and maintain balance, however[[/note]]. There is typically on emphasis on killing non-player characters compared to non-combat related activities, such as dancing, crafter-based economies, decorating, or socializing. However, even games considered 'sandboxes' tend to feature themepark elements, such as missions/quests and dropped-based loot.


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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', after the 2.0 rerelease, was a thorough example of this, especially when compared to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''. Gone were things like subjobs, actual teamwork in party settings, gear with unique traits on it that added potentially massive depth on how to equip and play your character, and overworld areas that were more than a glorified waiting lobby for instanced content. Replacing all of that was a skinner box with an incredibly simplified class and combat system, and being shuttled down linear hallways filled primarily with easily defeated trash mobs, for your reward to be a slightly higher Item Level on your otherwise utterly generic gear.
19th Mar '18 1:56:49 AM Sapphirea2
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* The college-themed show ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' attempted to avert being this. Unfortunately, heavy amounts of ExecutiveMeddling prevented ''Creator/JuddApatow'' from reaching this goal.

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* The college-themed show ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'' attempted to avert being this. Unfortunately, heavy amounts of ExecutiveMeddling prevented ''Creator/JuddApatow'' Creator/JuddApatow from reaching this goal.
5th Mar '18 12:08:01 PM TheMountainKing
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* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed justice system. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]],[[note]]Forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than Radio/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.

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* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed justice system.system of governemnt. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]],[[note]]Forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than Radio/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.
20th Feb '18 9:31:30 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' - the (playable) cast features 8 men from the Theme Park Versions of America, France, Germany, Scotland and the Soviet Union. The ninth, the Pyro, is a FeaturelessProtagonist.

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* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' - the (playable) cast features 8 men from the Theme Park Versions of America, Australia, France, Germany, Scotland and the Soviet Union. The ninth, the Pyro, is a FeaturelessProtagonist.
6th Feb '18 12:51:09 PM Xtifr
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-->'' “How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Amadises]] in the world, or [[KnightErrant all that multitude of famous knights]], all those [[TheEmperor emperors]] of [[TheKingdom Trebizond]], all those [[BloodKnight Felixmartes of Hircania]], all those [[CoolHorse palfreys]], and [[DistaffCounterpart damsels-errant]], and serpents, and [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters]], and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], and [[{{Escapism}} marvellous adventures]], and [[AWizardDidIt enchantments]] of [[MagicAIsMagicA every kind]], and [[ThisIsTheFinalBattle battles]], and [[ContrivedCoincidence prodigious encounters]], [[ErmineCapeEffect splendid]] [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest love-sick]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], [[TheLancer squires]] [[StandardHeroReward made counts]], [[PluckyComicRelief droll]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]], [[LoveLetterLunacy love letters, billings and cooings]], {{Swashbuckler}} [[ActionGirl women]], and, in a word, all that [[ClicheStorm nonsense]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy the books of chivalry]] contain?''

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-->'' “How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Amadises]] in the world, or [[KnightErrant all that multitude of famous knights]], all those [[TheEmperor emperors]] of [[TheKingdom Trebizond]], Trebizond, all those [[BloodKnight Felixmartes of Hircania]], all those [[CoolHorse palfreys]], and [[DistaffCounterpart damsels-errant]], and serpents, and [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters]], and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], and [[{{Escapism}} marvellous adventures]], and [[AWizardDidIt enchantments]] of [[MagicAIsMagicA every kind]], and [[ThisIsTheFinalBattle battles]], and [[ContrivedCoincidence prodigious encounters]], [[ErmineCapeEffect splendid]] [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest love-sick]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], [[TheLancer squires]] [[StandardHeroReward made counts]], [[PluckyComicRelief droll]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]], [[LoveLetterLunacy love letters, billings and cooings]], {{Swashbuckler}} [[ActionGirl women]], and, in a word, all that [[ClicheStorm nonsense]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy the books of chivalry]] contain?''
5th Feb '18 6:49:02 AM Cryoclaste
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* One ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' story written by Creator/GarthEnnis has a member of the SAS read a book a former teammate just published about his exploits, so filled with Hollywood-esque BS and Theme Park Versions of events he can't stop laughing: "What'd he do, pass seating contest when he was ''twelve''?" When he meets the guy at his book signing, he laughs along with them, pointing at the adoring fans behind and commenting that "[[ViewersAreMorons all they want is fucking]] {{Rambo}}".

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* One ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' story written by Creator/GarthEnnis has a member of the SAS read a book a former teammate just published about his exploits, so filled with Hollywood-esque BS and Theme Park Versions of events he can't stop laughing: "What'd he do, pass seating contest when he was ''twelve''?" When he meets the guy at his book signing, he laughs along with them, pointing at the adoring fans behind and commenting that "[[ViewersAreMorons all they want is fucking]] {{Rambo}}".Franchise/{{Rambo}}".
21st Jan '18 1:18:38 PM Malady
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* Creator/BuffaloBill's ''WildWest'' shows were highly succesful at the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th. They claimed to be historically accurate representations of the era and spared no costs to give the audience what they wanted with Native Americans, cowboys, stagecoaches, dramatized gun fights and horse riding. In reality all of it was a romanticized version that nevertheless caught on in the general consciousness, especially in Europe where the ''cowboys and Indians era'' has always remained popular. (He did have actual Native American actors and dancers.[[note]]among them Sitting Bull and a very young Nick Black Elk, who tells the story of his experiences including a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming meeting with QueenVicky in ''Black Elk Speaks'' by John Neihardt.[[/note]])

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* Creator/BuffaloBill's ''WildWest'' shows were highly succesful at the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th. They claimed to be historically accurate representations of the era and spared no costs to give the audience what they wanted with Native Americans, cowboys, stagecoaches, dramatized gun fights and horse riding. In reality all of it was a romanticized version that nevertheless caught on in the general consciousness, especially in Europe where the ''cowboys and Indians era'' has always remained popular. (He did have actual Native American actors and dancers.[[note]]among them Sitting Bull and a very young Nick Black Elk, who tells the story of his experiences including a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming meeting with QueenVicky UsefulNotes/QueenVicky in ''Black Elk Speaks'' by John Neihardt.[[/note]])
9th Dec '17 3:41:19 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/LinManuelMiranda's ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has been criticized in more than a few quarters for trafficking in "[[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/09/founders-chic/302773/ Founders' Chic]]", repackaging familiar stereotypes about the founders (UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington the HumbleHero[[note]]He was considerably ambitious personally and well aware of how famous he was but it was mainly decorum at the time that compelled him to put on a humble personality and airs of non-partisanship when he was in fact a major wheeler-dealer property owner[[/note]], UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson the Hypocrite[[note]]Which is accurate but it's an accusation that few held against him at the time, and one which everyone was equally guilty of[[/note]], Aaron Burr, an usurping and ambitious man without loyalty[[note]]A portrayal that owes itself to slander printed against Burr by Hamilton and Jefferson, eliminating the fact that he played a key role in abolishing slavery in New York State, was the most pro-women's rights among the founders and founded a bank to help the immigrants and new settlers get cheap loans to get a start[[/note]]) that was criticized by historians [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/03/30/liberals-love-alexander-hamilton-but-aaron-burr-was-a-real-progressive-hero/ Nancy Isenberg]], and [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/theater/hamilton-and-history-are-they-in-sync.html Sean Willentz]] among others. Most notably, the show cultivates sympathy for its protagonist, UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2016/04/a_hamilton_critic_on_why_the_musical_isn_t_so_revolutionary.html by arguing that he was an abolitionist based on highly selective interpretation of loose facts]], and prominently ignoring parts of history that belie that claim.

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* Creator/LinManuelMiranda's ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has been criticized in more than a few quarters for trafficking in "[[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/09/founders-chic/302773/ Founders' Founders Chic]]", repackaging familiar stereotypes about the founders (UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington the HumbleHero[[note]]He was considerably ambitious personally and well aware of how famous he was but it was mainly decorum at the time that compelled him to put on a humble personality and airs of non-partisanship when he was in fact a major wheeler-dealer property owner[[/note]], UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson the Hypocrite[[note]]Which is accurate but it's an accusation that few held against him at the time, and one which everyone was equally guilty of[[/note]], Aaron Burr, an usurping and ambitious man without loyalty[[note]]A portrayal that owes itself to slander printed against Burr by Hamilton and Jefferson, eliminating the fact that he played a key role in abolishing slavery in New York State, was the most pro-women's rights among the founders and founded a bank to help the immigrants and new settlers get cheap loans to get a start[[/note]]) that was criticized by historians [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/03/30/liberals-love-alexander-hamilton-but-aaron-burr-was-a-real-progressive-hero/ Nancy Isenberg]], and [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/theater/hamilton-and-history-are-they-in-sync.html Sean Willentz]] among others. Most notably, the show cultivates sympathy for its protagonist, UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2016/04/a_hamilton_critic_on_why_the_musical_isn_t_so_revolutionary.html by arguing that he was an abolitionist based on highly selective interpretation of loose facts]], and prominently ignoring parts of history that belie that claim.
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