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13th Oct '16 8:01:52 AM CalicoJack
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** Many battles resemble their fictional counterparts from the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms more, as is only fitting as the series is a loose adaptation of the novel. Many character personalities & standout moments are also based on the Romance rather than historical record.
3rd Oct '16 8:25:16 PM EchoFourDelta
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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Airborne'' suffered from its choice of Nazi portrayal, as the [[EliteMooks elite]], [[GasMaskMooks gas-masked]], [[GatlingGood minigun-wielding]] stormtroopers that were MadeOfIron could attest to. Also, in the first level you face Italian blackshirts, who speak their own language but carry German weapons.

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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Airborne'' suffered from its choice of Nazi portrayal, as the [[EliteMooks elite]], [[GasMaskMooks gas-masked]], [[GatlingGood minigun-wielding]] machine gun-wielding stormtroopers that were MadeOfIron could attest to. Also, in the first level you face Italian blackshirts, who speak their own language but carry German weapons.
9th Sep '16 10:17:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/SpartanTotalWarrior'', an action-oriented SpinOff from the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series has {{the Roman Empire}} as the main antagonists, despite the fact that Rome didn't come to power until after the fall of Sparta. Admittedly, it is somewhat bizarre that this is often cited as a major historical inaccuracy in a game which features {{Physical God}}s, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] and FunctionalMagic at regular intervals.

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* ''VideoGame/SpartanTotalWarrior'', an action-oriented SpinOff from the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series has {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Roman Empire}} as the main antagonists, despite the fact that Rome didn't come to power until after the fall of Sparta. Admittedly, it is somewhat bizarre that this is often cited as a major historical inaccuracy in a game which features {{Physical God}}s, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] and FunctionalMagic at regular intervals.
13th Jun '16 2:29:01 AM jormis29
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* The FPS ''{{Prey}}'' has an odd portrayal of the Cherokee tribe via the Land of the Ancients. Since the spiritual realm of the Cherokee is presented as a vast range of mountains and canyons, and the game takes place in Oklahoma, you'd probably think they're a western tribe. But the Cherokee were relocated to Oklahoma from their homelands in the southeast in the 19th century: any spiritual recreation of their native lands would look like forests and rolling hills. Perhaps Tommy's tribe was originally Sioux, and got [[CaptainErsatz switched at the last minute]]. Or then again, maybe the makers were just thinking of the [[TheMountainsOfIllinois windswept deserts of Georgia]]...

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* The FPS ''{{Prey}}'' ''Videogame/Prey2006'' has an odd portrayal of the Cherokee tribe via the Land of the Ancients. Since the spiritual realm of the Cherokee is presented as a vast range of mountains and canyons, and the game takes place in Oklahoma, you'd probably think they're a western tribe. But the Cherokee were relocated to Oklahoma from their homelands in the southeast in the 19th century: any spiritual recreation of their native lands would look like forests and rolling hills. Perhaps Tommy's tribe was originally Sioux, and got [[CaptainErsatz switched at the last minute]]. Or then again, maybe the makers were just thinking of the [[TheMountainsOfIllinois windswept deserts of Georgia]]...
2nd Apr '16 9:11:53 PM DoktorSoviet
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** Don't forget the "spearmen" who simply chuck their spears at the enemy. Normal spears are weighted and balanced, so they would be nearly impossible to throw. Instead, you need a specially crafted spear known as a javelin. Therefore, the "spearmen" in the game are really just javelinmen, although ''VideoGame/{{Stronghold}}'' is hardly the first or last offender to mess this up.


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* Despite its usual penchant for being fairly accurate, the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series had a few particular goof-ups in the original ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar''. First off, they portrayed the Egyptians as stereotypical "Old Kingdom" Egyptians with kopeshes and big, silly headdresses. In reality, the Egyptians of this time period dressed and fought more like Greeks with a slight Egyptian flavor.
** Speaking of the Greeks, they are now a unified faction instead of the numerous little city-states that they were in real life. Justified, however, due to engine limitations making it difficult to accurately represent all of the Greek states.
** Finally, we have the barbarians. Not only are they the stereotypical BarbarianTribe, but they also fight completely wrong. In real life, the Germans were light infantry fighters who usually wielded spears. In ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar'', they are all shirtless howling brutes who fight with giant axes and pike phalanxes. The berserkers quite literally stand a good foot or so taller than the other units in the game.
8th Feb '16 2:13:10 AM RecentIdiocy
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 1942'' also has the black-white-red Imperial German flag, with a Nazi eagle in the middle to remove any doubts.
7th Feb '16 2:03:14 PM nombretomado
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* While a number of the inaccuracies in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' are explained away with "the Templars altered the history books", it's hard to conceal the presence of, say, a Gothic cathedral in Acre during [[TheCrusades the Third Crusade]].

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* While a number of the inaccuracies in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' are explained away with "the Templars altered the history books", it's hard to conceal the presence of, say, a Gothic cathedral in Acre during [[TheCrusades [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades the Third Crusade]].
30th Dec '15 5:18:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is set in 1788-1811. Texas and San Francisco are part of the United States, Amakusa Shiro (1621-1638) and Hattori Hanzo (1542-1596) are both alive, Prussia is a feudal kingdom with castles, armored knights, and an Arthurian king, the White House has its modern appearance, and there are robots.
** Don't forget Jubei Yagyu (1607-1650). Don't understand why SNK didn't invent some equivalents; didn't seem to have a problem with this for Axel Hawk or Terry Rogers. (Amakusa, at least, has an in-game explanation, that he made a deal with Ambrosia to return from the dead.) As for the seaport and southern wilderness locations needed for Galford and Earthquake's stages, any Northeaster port town (like Boston) and Atlanta would've worked fine. Puzzling.

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is set in 1788-1811. Texas and San Francisco are part of the United States, Amakusa Shiro (1621-1638) UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei (1907-1650) and Hattori Hanzo UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo (1542-1596) are both alive, Prussia UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}} is a feudal kingdom with castles, armored knights, and an Arthurian king, the White House has its modern appearance, and there are robots.
** Don't forget Jubei Yagyu (1607-1650). Don't understand why SNK didn't invent some equivalents; didn't seem to have a problem with this for Axel Hawk or Terry Rogers. (Amakusa,
robots. (UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro, at least, has an in-game explanation, that he made a deal with Ambrosia to return from the dead.) As for the seaport and southern wilderness locations needed for Galford and Earthquake's stages, any Northeaster port town (like Boston) and Atlanta would've worked fine. Puzzling.)
26th Nov '15 5:40:59 PM nombretomado
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** Everything that's true about Dynasty Warriors also applies to ''SamuraiWarriors''.

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** Everything that's true about Dynasty Warriors also applies to ''SamuraiWarriors''.''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors''.
26th Nov '15 5:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiShodown'' is set in 1788-1811. Texas and San Francisco are part of the United States, Amakusa Shiro (1621-1638) and Hattori Hanzo (1542-1596) are both alive, Prussia is a feudal kingdom with castles, armored knights, and an Arthurian king, the White House has its modern appearance, and there are robots.

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* ''SamuraiShodown'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is set in 1788-1811. Texas and San Francisco are part of the United States, Amakusa Shiro (1621-1638) and Hattori Hanzo (1542-1596) are both alive, Prussia is a feudal kingdom with castles, armored knights, and an Arthurian king, the White House has its modern appearance, and there are robots.
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