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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/51qp68zzkjlss500_3643.jpg]] A [[SurvivalHorror Survival-Horror]] game made by Korean studio 4AM Entertainment, ''White Day: A Labryinth named School'' is the story of a young man's trip into school in the dead of night to deliver some candy in preparation for the Eastern Holiday of the same name (Similar to Valentine's Day in western countries) to 'So Young', the archetypical [[ShrinkingViolet Shrinking Violet]] target of affection. It doesn't take long for the setting to to go from moody and dark to [[NightmareSequence Full-out nightmare]] as parts of the school begin to grow dilapidated, an [[AxCrazy insane]] security guard goes to town on a seemingly random adult before he starts coming for you, and two girls that seem pretty unfazed about the school turning into a nightmare. And it just goes downhill from there... Since 4AM closed after its release in 2001, a port to Europe that was in production (Even including translated screens from the import game) was cancelled. Notable in Korea or having several patches on the creator's site made to tone down the creepiness factor due to complaints from people being too terrified to finish the game. Since the cancellation of the translation the game itself has become something of a rarity with a few people seeding torrents and file downloads in an attempt to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes keep a copy available]]. The game's graphics did not age well, but its place between VideoGame/ClockTower's 2D interpretation of the helpless victim and Franchise/ResidentEvil's 3D depiction of [[BadassNormal Badass Normal]] was a 3D game in full [[FirstPersonShooter First Person Shooter]] mode that took a functionally [[ControllableHelplessness defenseless protagonist]] and pitted him against a haunted building with a stalker... [[VideoGame/HauntingGround Sounds]] [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent vaguely]] [[VideoGame/RuleOfRose familiar]]... ---- !!Examples of: * AbandonedPlayground: The school shows signs of regular wear and tear, but [[spoiler:after you leave the vents in the first area]] it really begins to show. * [[spoiler:AlienGeometries]]: The weird [[spoiler:maze at the end as well as the void as you escape the school]]. * AirVentPassageway * AlternateEnding: Named for various flowers; [[spoiler: From worst to best: Yew, Ivy, Althea, Tuberose, Ebony, Hyacinth, Dandelion, White Chrysanthemum]] * AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:Not in the Hyacinth ending. YouBastard]]. ** Its worth noting as hard as it is to swallow [[spoiler:choosing to stay and help sweet, timid, and kind-hearted Ji Hyun leads you straight into the worst ending in the game]]. * AxCrazy: The janitor, though it's more like creepy laugh and baseball bat crazy. [[spoiler: There are two guys wandering the school with baseball bats.]] ** Don't forget the [[spoiler:Mother's half ghost]]. A real peach that one is. Tragic but nuts. * BatterUp: The janitor's favourite toy. RUN. * BittersweetEnding: The [[spoiler:Hyacinth ending]] where you make the SadisticChoice to [[spoiler:save yourself and leave So Young unconscious to die]]. It helps that this flower means [[spoiler:I'm sorry]]. ** The [[spoiler:Tuberose(Ebony?) ending is this in a way. So Young is doomed, but Sung An is revived as a human and on your side]]. ** [[spoiler:You can't save all the girls in any ending. Save ONE per ending. Choose Ji Hyon, Sung An, or So Young]]. As stated above you can TakeAThirdOption [[spoiler:where they all die except you]]. * BlindIdiotTranslation: An old translation was a horrible example of this. Thankfully, new ones have averted this mostly. ** A translation/game-fixer project made by a person named "Unnamed" have mostly averted this, although some lines of text still remain in korean. * BrownNote: Soon after [[spoiler:you meet the two other sane people in the school, the fire alarm goes off and spooks one of them. Your next task is to turn it off.]] You will be sick of the sound within a minute, and it takes a bit to shut it off. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: The first thing you see the janitor do is brutally beat an innocent(?) man to death then giggle about it. [[PursuedProtagonist You're next]] * DarkIsNotEvil: Not ALL the ghosts want you dead... * DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Implied by a note from the janitor mentioning that he doesn't remember patrolling the school at night and he hopes that he's not contributing to the rising number of deaths at the school.]] * DeathByFallingOver:...The fourth floor's broken guard rails. [[spoiler:Doesn't stick. The mother comes back though she can't run]]. * DownerEnding: It IS a SurvivalHorror game. The [[spoiler:Ivy ending]] takes the cake though. Heartwarming at first glance. [[FridgeHorror Then you realize]] Ji Hyon's comment [[spoiler:" Oh...Its warm."]]means that [[spoiler:she and the hero are dying. After all it was so cold they could see their breath]]. * EarnYourHappyEnding: Wow do you ever... * FlowerMotifs: The Titles of the endings you chosen depend on your action during this game: [[spoiler: White Chrysanthemum (Truth), Hyacinth (Sorrow/Forgive Me), Ivy (Friendship), Tuberose (Dangerous Pleasure), Ebony (Hypocrisy/Darkness), Dandelion (Sincerity/Happiness), Althea (Consumed By Love), and Yew (Death).]] ** FunWithAcronyms: All these ending titles are acronyms for WHITE DAY. * ImplacableMan: The Janitor. He cannot be fought. He cannot be killed. You can only run, and pray he loses track of you. [[spoiler: The Janitor does get knocked out in the third chapter. But then there's the second one... [[OhCrap and he doesn't have a limp]].]] * KillItWithFire: A boss takes place in an inferno [[spoiler:If you help Ji Hyon after the boss fight it becomes the FinalBoss]]. Also a very important plot point has to do with fire. [[spoiler:Sung An's death as well as her mother's descent into madness]]. * KnifeNut: [[spoiler:Sung An's mother]]. You're the target. * MeaningfulName: White Day, the whole reason why you are in the school in the first place. * NiceGuy: The main character. Ji Hyun is fairly sweet as a female example. * NonActionGuy: You have two options when being pursued. Run. or die. * {{Reincarnation}}: [[spoiler:Sung An's motive]]. All well and good, too bad that can only happen if [[spoiler:[[HumanSacrifice So Young is sacrificed]]]] * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Whichever girl you help dooms the other two to a FateWorseThanDeath]]. * SaveGameLimits: You can only save with marker pens which are found scattered throughout the environment. Use them wisely. * TemporaryPlatform: [[spoiler:The last level as escaping the school]]. Whether or not [[spoiler:you take So Young with you]] is up to you. * {{Tsundere}}: Sung An. Holy fuck Sung An. Though out out of everyone in the school [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes she is the only one who saves YOU]]]]. [[spoiler:[[UpToEleven TWICE]]]]! * TragicMonster: As freakin' NUTS as she may be [[spoiler:Sung An's mother]] is this. The reason she is so kill crazy? [[spoiler:Would you not snap a little if your child died in a fire and you could do NOTHING to help her]]? ** Also it's implied [[spoiler: the janitor is possessed]]. Explains a lot. ** [[spoiler:Sung An herself]] * WomanInWhite: [[spoiler: Two of them. One of them seems fairly benign and occasionally appears to point out important items to you. The other one clings to the ceiling and you have to defeat her. Both are also examples of StringyHairedGhostGirl.]]
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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/51qp68zzkjlss500_3643.jpg]] A [[SurvivalHorror Survival-Horror]] game made by Korean studio 4AM Entertainment, ''White Day: A Labryinth named School'' is the story of a young man's trip into school in the dead of night to deliver some candy in preparation for the Eastern Holiday of the same name (Similar to Valentine's Day in western countries) to 'So Young', the archetypical [[ShrinkingViolet Shrinking Violet]] target of affection. It doesn't take long for the setting to to go from moody and dark to [[NightmareSequence Full-out nightmare]] as parts of the school begin to grow dilapidated, an [[AxCrazy insane]] security guard goes to town on a seemingly random adult before he starts coming for you, and two girls that seem pretty unfazed about the school turning into a nightmare. And it just goes downhill from there... Since 4AM closed after its release in 2001, a port to Europe that was in production (Even including translated screens from the import game) was cancelled. Notable in Korea or having several patches on the creator's site made to tone down the creepiness factor due to complaints from people being too terrified to finish the game. Since the cancellation of the translation the game itself has become something of a rarity with a few people seeding torrents and file downloads in an attempt to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes keep a copy available]]. The game's graphics did not age well, but its place between VideoGame/ClockTower's 2D interpretation of the helpless victim and Franchise/ResidentEvil's 3D depiction of [[BadassNormal Badass Normal]] was a 3D game in full [[FirstPersonShooter First Person Shooter]] mode that took a functionally [[ControllableHelplessness defenseless protagonist]] and pitted him against a haunted building with a stalker... [[VideoGame/HauntingGround Sounds]] [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent vaguely]] [[VideoGame/RuleOfRose familiar]]... ---- !!Examples of: * AbandonedPlayground: The school shows signs of regular wear and tear, but [[spoiler:after you leave the vents in the first area]] it really begins to show. * [[spoiler:AlienGeometries]]: The weird [[spoiler:maze at the end as well as the void as you escape the school]]. * AirVentPassageway * AlternateEnding: Named for various flowers; [[spoiler: From worst to best: Yew, Ivy, Althea, Tuberose, Ebony, Hyacinth, Dandelion, White Chrysanthemum]] * AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:Not in the Hyacinth ending. YouBastard]]. ** Its worth noting as hard as it is to swallow [[spoiler:choosing to stay and help sweet, timid, and kind-hearted Ji Hyun leads you straight into the worst ending in the game]]. * AxCrazy: The janitor, though it's more like creepy laugh and baseball bat crazy. [[spoiler: There are two guys wandering the school with baseball bats.]] ** Don't forget the [[spoiler:Mother's half ghost]]. A real peach that one is. Tragic but nuts. * BatterUp: The janitor's favourite toy. RUN. * BittersweetEnding: The [[spoiler:Hyacinth ending]] where you make the SadisticChoice to [[spoiler:save yourself and leave So Young unconscious to die]]. It helps that this flower means [[spoiler:I'm sorry]]. ** The [[spoiler:Tuberose(Ebony?) ending is this in a way. So Young is doomed, but Sung An is revived as a human and on your side]]. ** [[spoiler:You can't save all the girls in any ending. Save ONE per ending. Choose Ji Hyon, Sung An, or So Young]]. As stated above you can TakeAThirdOption [[spoiler:where they all die except you]]. * BlindIdiotTranslation: An old translation was a horrible example of this. Thankfully, new ones have averted this mostly. ** A translation/game-fixer project made by a person named "Unnamed" have mostly averted this, although some lines of text still remain in korean. * BrownNote: Soon after [[spoiler:you meet the two other sane people in the school, the fire alarm goes off and spooks one of them. Your next task is to turn it off.]] You will be sick of the sound within a minute, and it takes a bit to shut it off. * CruelAndUnusualDeath: The first thing you see the janitor do is brutally beat an innocent(?) man to death then giggle about it. [[PursuedProtagonist You're next]] * DarkIsNotEvil: Not ALL the ghosts want you dead... * DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Implied by a note from the janitor mentioning that he doesn't remember patrolling the school at night and he hopes that he's not contributing to the rising number of deaths at the school.]] * DeathByFallingOver:...The fourth floor's broken guard rails. [[spoiler:Doesn't stick. The mother comes back though she can't run]]. * DownerEnding: It IS a SurvivalHorror game. The [[spoiler:Ivy ending]] takes the cake though. Heartwarming at first glance. [[FridgeHorror Then you realize]] Ji Hyon's comment [[spoiler:" Oh...Its warm."]]means that [[spoiler:she and the hero are dying. After all it was so cold they could see their breath]]. * EarnYourHappyEnding: Wow do you ever... * FlowerMotifs: The Titles of the endings you chosen depend on your action during this game: [[spoiler: White Chrysanthemum (Truth), Hyacinth (Sorrow/Forgive Me), Ivy (Friendship), Tuberose (Dangerous Pleasure), Ebony (Hypocrisy/Darkness), Dandelion (Sincerity/Happiness), Althea (Consumed By Love), and Yew (Death).]] ** FunWithAcronyms: All these ending titles are acronyms for WHITE DAY. * ImplacableMan: The Janitor. He cannot be fought. He cannot be killed. You can only run, and pray he loses track of you. [[spoiler: The Janitor does get knocked out in the third chapter. But then there's the second one... [[OhCrap and he doesn't have a limp]].]] * KillItWithFire: A boss takes place in an inferno [[spoiler:If you help Ji Hyon after the boss fight it becomes the FinalBoss]]. Also a very important plot point has to do with fire. [[spoiler:Sung An's death as well as her mother's descent into madness]]. * KnifeNut: [[spoiler:Sung An's mother]]. You're the target. * MeaningfulName: White Day, the whole reason why you are in the school in the first place. * NiceGuy: The main character. Ji Hyun is fairly sweet as a female example. * NonActionGuy: You have two options when being pursued. Run. or die. * {{Reincarnation}}: [[spoiler:Sung An's motive]]. All well and good, too bad that can only happen if [[spoiler:[[HumanSacrifice So Young is sacrificed]]]] * SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Whichever girl you help dooms the other two to a FateWorseThanDeath]]. * SaveGameLimits: You can only save with marker pens which are found scattered throughout the environment. Use them wisely. * TemporaryPlatform: [[spoiler:The last level as escaping the school]]. Whether or not [[spoiler:you take So Young with you]] is up to you. * {{Tsundere}}: Sung An. Holy fuck Sung An. Though out out of everyone in the school [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes she is the only one who saves YOU]]]]. [[spoiler:[[UpToEleven TWICE]]]]! * TragicMonster: As freakin' NUTS as she may be [[spoiler:Sung An's mother]] is this. The reason she is so kill crazy? [[spoiler:Would you not snap a little if your child died in a fire and you could do NOTHING to help her]]? ** Also it's implied [[spoiler: the janitor is possessed]]. Explains a lot. ** [[spoiler:Sung An herself]] * WomanInWhite: [[spoiler: Two of them. One of them seems fairly benign and occasionally appears to point out important items to you. The other one clings to the ceiling and you have to defeat her. Both are also examples of StringyHairedGhostGirl.]][[redirect:VideoGame/WhiteDayALabyrinthNamedSchool]]
19th Apr '13 5:58:32 AM TheNewPlague
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Sometimes. It's usually passable.
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Sometimes. It's usually passable.An old translation was a horrible example of this. Thankfully, new ones have averted this mostly. ** A translation/game-fixer project made by a person named "Unnamed" have mostly averted this, although some lines of text still remain in korean.
4th Apr '13 6:14:41 PM flower123wf
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* BatterUp: The janitor's favoritete toy. RUN.
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* BatterUp: The janitor's favoritete favourite toy. RUN.
7th Mar '13 9:24:46 AM JoieDeCombat
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The description given has nothing to do with the trope.
* MyRevengeIsMercy: TheHero, after the shit the [[spoiler:mother's ghost]] put him through,gently closes [[spoiler:her]] eyes after their battle.
7th Mar '13 9:04:39 AM foxflame
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23rd Feb '13 7:04:47 PM memeticoutlaw
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[[VideoGame/HauntingGround Sounds]] [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent vaguely]] [[RuleOfRose familiar]]...
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[[VideoGame/HauntingGround Sounds]] [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent vaguely]] [[RuleOfRose [[VideoGame/RuleOfRose familiar]]...
21st Jan '13 1:15:48 AM Yorec
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* ImplacableMan: The Janitor. He cannot be fought. He cannot be killed. You can only run, and pray he loses track of you. [[spoiler: The Janitor does get knocked out in the third chapter. But then there's the second one... [[OhCrap and he doesn't have a limp]].]]
20th Jan '13 7:16:14 PM GensounoSekai
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* AlternateEnding: Named for various flowers; [[spoiler: From worst to best: Ivy, Ebony, Hyacinth, Dandelion, White Chrysanthemum]]
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* AlternateEnding: Named for various flowers; [[spoiler: From worst to best: Yew, Ivy, Althea, Tuberose, Ebony, Hyacinth, Dandelion, White Chrysanthemum]]

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* AlternateEnding: Named for various flowers; FlowerMotifs: The Titles of the endings you chosen depend on your action during this game: [[spoiler: From worst to best: Ivy, Ebony, Hyacinth, Dandelion, White Chrysanthemum]]Chrysanthemum (Truth), Hyacinth (Sorrow/Forgive Me), Ivy (Friendship), Tuberose (Dangerous Pleasure), Ebony (Hypocrisy/Darkness), Dandelion (Sincerity/Happiness), Althea (Consumed By Love), and Yew (Death).]] **FunWithAcronyms: All these ending titles are acronyms for WHITE DAY.
20th Jan '13 2:38:59 PM Yorec
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* SaveGameLimits: You can only save with marker pens which are found scattered throughout the environment. Use them wisely.
1st Dec '12 6:29:25 AM Tarlonniel
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Not the trope.
It doesn't take long for the setting to to go from moody and dark to [[NightmareSequence Full-out nightmare]] as parts of the school begin to grow dilapidated, an [[AxCrazy insane]] security guard goes to town on a seemingly random adult before he starts coming for you, and two girls that seem pretty unfazed about the school turning into a nightmare. And [[ItGotWorse It just goes downhill from there...]]
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It doesn't take long for the setting to to go from moody and dark to [[NightmareSequence Full-out nightmare]] as parts of the school begin to grow dilapidated, an [[AxCrazy insane]] security guard goes to town on a seemingly random adult before he starts coming for you, and two girls that seem pretty unfazed about the school turning into a nightmare. And [[ItGotWorse It it just goes downhill from there...]] there...
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