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4th Nov '16 3:02:26 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'': The world of Gaia is a CrapsackWorld with countless problems like world destroying Gaia Cancers, Sera-human children mutating into monsters due to the fact that their existence defies natural laws, corrupt authority figures, etc. On a personal level, the main characters are victims of all these problems along with more personal issues, to the point where almost all of them qualify as TheWoobie. Of note is TheChosenOne, Vene, who was abused and indoctrinated into becoming just as nihilistic and [[DeathSeeker death-seeking]] as the {{Tragic Villain}}s who want to destroy the world, and only thinks of life and saving the world as a painful chore at best. [[spoiler:Most of the characters find some closure in the ending, but Vene continues to struggle with her deeply ingrained nihilism and suicidal tendencies.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'': The world of Gaia is a CrapsackWorld with countless problems like world destroying Gaia Cancers, Sera-human children mutating into monsters due to the fact that their existence defies natural laws, high suicide rates, corrupt authority figures, etc. On a personal level, the main characters are victims of all these problems along with more personal issues, to the point where almost all of them qualify as TheWoobie. Of note is TheChosenOne, Vene, who was abused and indoctrinated into becoming just as nihilistic and [[DeathSeeker death-seeking]] as the {{Tragic Villain}}s who want to destroy the world, and only thinks of life and saving the world as a painful chore at best. [[spoiler:Most of the characters find some closure in the ending, but Vene continues to struggle with her deeply ingrained nihilism and suicidal tendencies.]]
4th Nov '16 3:00:44 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' [[spoiler:CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' [[spoiler:CrapsackWorld where people ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'': The world of Gaia is a floating continent are forced to dump their CrapsackWorld with countless problems like world destroying Gaia Cancers, Sera-human children who are infected with a disease that transforms them mutating into monsters onto due to the surface fact that their existence defies natural laws, corrupt authority figures, etc. On a personal level, the main characters are victims of all these problems along with more personal issues, to the point where almost all of them qualify as TheWoobie. Of note is TheChosenOne, Vene, who was abused and indoctrinated into becoming just as nihilistic and [[DeathSeeker death-seeking]] as the {{Tragic Villain}}s who want to destroy the world, seeing and only thinks of life and saving the surface world as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one painful chore at best. [[spoiler:Most of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.find some closure in the ending, but Vene continues to struggle with her deeply ingrained nihilism and suicidal tendencies.]]
10th Sep '16 12:41:11 AM Menarker
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* ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu'' has this as the general setting as each major character including the protagonist have complex issues that essentially requires them to be enrolled in an institution for troubled students.

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* ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu'' has this as the general setting as each major character including the protagonist have complex issues that essentially requires them to be enrolled in an institution for troubled students. Whether their issues will ever be resolved in a satisfactory manner will be up to the player, and even then the path is thorny for the characters involved.
10th Sep '16 12:39:34 AM Menarker
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%%* Michiru's route in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu''.

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%%* Michiru's route * ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu'' has this as the general setting as each major character including the protagonist have complex issues that essentially requires them to be enrolled in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu''.an institution for troubled students.
7th Sep '16 7:39:20 PM Luigifan
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', especially [[spoiler:Tsugumi's and Sora's paths]], or worse yet, [[spoiler: the Tsugumi/Sora bad ending]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', especially [[spoiler:Tsugumi's and Sora's paths]], or worse yet, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Tsugumi/Sora bad ending]].



%%* ''VisualNovel/SymphonicRain'' seems like a slice of life visual novel at first but reveals its more depressing elements later on.

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%%* ''VisualNovel/SymphonicRain'' seems like a slice of life visual novel at first first, but reveals its more depressing elements later on.



** To explain just how far own the rabbit hole this game goes, then ending of the above third girl's arc culminates in [[spoiler:the player character and the girl strangling their [[AlphaBitch primary bully]] while sweet and soft music plays in the background. The scene progresses to the point where the bully begins convulsing and pisses herself, followed by the two characters letting go of her throat and laughing about how close they just came to actually killing her. Despite the obscenity of it all, it still manages to come off as a highly cathartic and agreeable ending after everything the MC and girl had been put though for the last 5-10 hours of play.]]

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** To explain just how far own down the rabbit hole this game goes, then the ending of the above third girl's arc culminates in [[spoiler:the player character and the girl strangling their [[AlphaBitch primary bully]] while sweet and soft music plays in the background. The scene progresses to the point where the bully begins convulsing and pisses herself, followed by the two characters letting go of her throat and laughing about how close they just came to actually killing her. Despite the obscenity of it all, it still manages to come off as a highly cathartic and agreeable ending after everything the MC and girl had been put though for the last 5-10 hours of play.]]



* The Creator/NitroPlus boys' love game ''VisualNovel/{{DRAMAtical Murder}}'' is a ''nakige''. The character routes of Clear, Koujaku and especially Ren have the most positive endings. Ren's [[spoiler: is specifically considered the True Ending since ''60%'' of the story is revealed in it]].

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* The Creator/NitroPlus boys' love game ''VisualNovel/{{DRAMAtical Murder}}'' is a ''nakige''. The character routes of Clear, Koujaku Koujaku, and especially Ren have the most positive endings. Ren's [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is specifically considered the True Ending since ''60%'' of the story is revealed in it]].



* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' [[spoiler: CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheCrookedMan'' is pretty sad. At the beginning of the story, the main character David has a really bad life; his sick mother can't remember who he is, his fiancée has just left him, and he's moved to a squalid little apartment. David is constantly haunted by the fact that he can never achieve his dreams of being a pilot due to his colour-blindness. Over the course of the game [[spoiler:the ghost of the previous tenant, who was severely depressed, tries to drag David down with him. A lot of the endings feature David killing himself. At the end, just after confronting the Crooked Man, David's mother finally remembers who he is, before dying. It gets better for David, fortunately.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' [[spoiler: CrapsackWorld [[spoiler:CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheCrookedMan'' is pretty sad. At the beginning of the story, the main character David has a really bad life; his sick mother can't remember who he is, his fiancée has just left him, and he's moved to a squalid little apartment. David is constantly haunted by the fact that he can never achieve his dreams of being a pilot due to his colour-blindness. Over the course of the game game, [[spoiler:the ghost of the previous tenant, who was severely depressed, tries to drag David down with him. A lot of the endings feature David killing himself. At the end, just after confronting the Crooked Man, David's mother finally remembers who he is, before dying. It gets better for David, fortunately.]]



* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon'': You play a pair of scientists who go into a dying man's memories and try to implant a memory that he has been to the moon... except he has memory problems and doesn't know why he wants to go, so you have to find out why. Throughout the game you discover many tragic events in his life, the most well-known of which is [[spoiler:the story of his wife's death, and their promise to meet again on the moon.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon'': You play a pair of scientists who go into a dying man's memories and try to implant a memory that he has been to the moon... except he has memory problems and doesn't know why he wants to go, so you have to find out why. Throughout the game game, you discover many tragic events in his life, the most well-known of which is [[spoiler:the story of his wife's death, and their promise to meet again on the moon.]]
25th Aug '16 9:46:30 AM Monolaf317
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* VisualNovel/EdenTheyWereOnlyTwoOnThePlanet

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* VisualNovel/EdenTheyWereOnlyTwoOnThePlanet''VisualNovel/EdenTheyWereOnlyTwoOnThePlanet''. That is all.


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* [=ClockUp=]'s ''Euphoria'', ''Fraternite'', and ''Maggot Baits'' (their more plot-orientated, serious {{H Game}}s) combines this with TorturePorn.
20th Aug '16 4:47:11 PM NervousShark
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{{Utsuge}} is the Japanese portmanteau for "depressing/melancholy game". As the name implies, these games' goal is to make the player cry. Most of them are of the VisualNovel variety, in which the player is guided through an increasingly (melo)dramatic story, {{Deconstruction}} mostly optional.

Games of this type contain lots of typical [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] material, with death, mental problems, loneliness and rejection as central themes. A lot of them contain at least one [[IllGirl girl with a serious disease]], [[LittlestCancerPatient who has to be helped by the player]]. {{Downer Ending}}s are very common, when the player fails to achieve this goal.

{{Utsuge}} are often populated by {{Bishoujo}}-style characters and aimed squarely at a {{Seinen}} (young male) audience. By far the most of them take the form of {{Dating Sim}}s, where the dramatic material is used to give the on-screen girls more depth and character. In some of those games, the drama actually becomes much more prevalent, overtaking the premise of simply trying to date girls. Most {{Utsuge}}, being {{Dating Sim}}s, also contain [[HGame quite a bit of the erotic content]] that comes with the territory.

Another term with essentially the same meaning, but different connotations is "''nakige''" ("crying game/sob story game"), which usually refers to games with [[EarnYourHappyEnding depressing stories that get resolved in the end]].

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{{Utsuge}} Utsuge is the Japanese portmanteau for "depressing/melancholy game". As the name implies, these games' goal is to make the player cry. Most of them are of the VisualNovel variety, in which the player is guided through an increasingly (melo)dramatic story, {{Deconstruction}} mostly optional.

Games of this type contain lots of typical [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] material, with death, mental problems, loneliness and rejection as central themes. A lot of them contain at least one [[IllGirl girl with a serious disease]], [[LittlestCancerPatient who has to be helped by the player]]. {{Downer Ending}}s are very common, common when the player fails to achieve this goal.

{{Utsuge}} Utsuge are often populated by {{Bishoujo}}-style characters and aimed squarely at a {{Seinen}} (young male) audience. By far the most of them take the form of {{Dating Sim}}s, where the dramatic material is used to give the on-screen girls more depth and character. In some of those games, the drama actually becomes much more prevalent, overtaking the premise of simply trying to date girls. Most {{Utsuge}}, Utsuge, being {{Dating Sim}}s, also contain [[HGame quite a bit some of the erotic content]] that comes with the territory.

Another A similar term with essentially the same meaning, but different connotations is "''nakige''" ("crying game/sob story game"), which usually refers to games with [[EarnYourHappyEnding depressing stories that get resolved in the end]].
17th Aug '16 11:47:32 PM Ryan914
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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' is said to be on par with the LISA games. [[spoiler: CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' is said to be on par with the LISA games. [[spoiler: CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]
17th Aug '16 11:46:10 PM Ryan914
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* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'' is said to be on par with the LISA games. [[spoiler: CrapsackWorld where people of a floating continent are forced to dump their children who are infected with a disease that transforms them into monsters onto the surface of the world, seeing the surface as a dumping ground, one said child literally becomes one of the most well known demons that the people on the surface know of, and that is just the beginning. Government conspiracies, outright war, suicides being the norm, and it just goes on of what ills the characters face.]]
3rd Jun '16 7:16:28 AM HiddenWindshield
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* ''VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister'', an image source for the trope, it's premise is based on the illness of the main character's little sister and it's exploited to the fullest extend possible in the HGame.

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* ''VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister'', an image source for the trope, it's premise is based on the illness of the main character's little sister and it's exploited to the fullest extend extent possible in the HGame.
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