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26th Apr '16 1:02:18 PM DannWoolf
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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' revolves around horrific creatures that were once men (and animals) born from profane magic, which is spread by [[DealWiththeDevil a shining, innocent-looking entity.]] The only way to kill said monsters is to use said magic, which will end up transforming YOU into a monster eventually for others to kill in an endless cycle. Souls, despair, and hope are all central to the story, as despair is what triggers the transformation from man to beast. [[spoiler: The main storyline also involves a HoYay -filled relationship between two sorcerers, one of which locks himself into an endless loop in order to save his 'dear friend'.]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Yeah,]][[RunningGag it's that kind of game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' revolves around horrific creatures that were once men (and animals) born from profane magic, which is spread by [[DealWiththeDevil a shining, innocent-looking entity.]] The only way to kill said monsters is to use said magic, which will end up transforming YOU into a monster eventually for others to kill in an endless cycle. Souls, despair, and hope are all central to the story, as despair is what triggers the transformation from man to beast. [[spoiler: The main storyline also involves a HoYay -filled relationship between two sorcerers, one of which locks himself into an endless loop in order to save his 'dear friend'.]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Yeah,]][[RunningGag Yeah,]] [[RunningGag it's that kind of game.]]
26th Apr '16 1:01:49 PM DannWoolf
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26th Apr '16 1:00:09 PM DannWoolf
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* The first third of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is basically ''Juice'' mashed together with ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. The last two thirds of the game are basically the plot of ''Literature/TheCountofMonteCristo'' with a brief interlude to reenact ''Film/OceansEleven''

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* The first third of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is basically ''Juice'' mashed together with ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. The last two thirds of the game are basically the plot of ''Literature/TheCountofMonteCristo'' ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' with a brief interlude to reenact ''Film/OceansEleven''
26th Apr '16 11:34:22 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerebus'' references ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' extensively. Vincent's a retired war hero who is sent to stop a terrorist group made up of genetically-enhanced military personnel. He fights a ranting shirtless rival dead set on surpassing him in a helicopter. He meets a sexy lady scientist whose sibling has been turned into a cybernetic ninja that thinks of nothing but war, but who also contains the memories of Vincent's lost friend. He fights a psychic in bondage gear. Vincent turns out to have a biological superweapon implanted into him, intended to kill all of the terrorists. This is just the beginning of the similarities.

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* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerebus'' ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' references ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' extensively.extensively, and its sequel slightly. Vincent's a retired war hero who is sent to stop a terrorist group made up of genetically-enhanced military personnel. He fights a ranting shirtless rival dead set on surpassing him in a helicopter. He meets a sexy lady scientist whose sibling has been turned into a cybernetic ninja that thinks of nothing but war, but who also contains the memories of Vincent's lost friend. He fights a psychic in bondage gear. Vincent turns out to have a biological superweapon implanted into him, intended to kill all of the terrorists. Like in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', it turns out the real villain is an AI preserving itself through the Internet. This is just the beginning of the similarities.
26th Apr '16 11:32:26 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerebus'' references ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' extensively. Vincent's a retired war hero who is sent to stop a terrorist group made up of genetically-enhanced military personnel. He fights a ranting shirtless rival dead set on surpassing him in a helicopter. He meets a sexy lady scientist whose sibling has been turned into a cybernetic ninja that thinks of nothing but war, but who also contains the memories of Vincent's lost friend. He fights a psychic in bondage gear. Vincent turns out to have a biological superweapon implanted into him, intended to kill all of the terrorists. This is just the beginning of the similarities.
21st Apr '16 1:07:28 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' has an ActionGirl Badass fending off a unstoppable beast using a ATM Hardballer, grenade launcher, minigun and Western 1887, which she cocks one handed. Hmmm...where have we seen [[Film/TheTerminator this]] before?

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' has an ActionGirl Badass fending off a unstoppable beast using a ATM Hardballer, grenade launcher, minigun and Western 1887, which she cocks one handed. Hmmm...where have we seen [[Film/TheTerminator [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay this]] before?
10th Apr '16 8:32:40 PM jormis29
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** Let's see... Winter is a primary theme, the main character is experiencing unpleasant circumstances, said main character sings a borderline VillainSong expressing their motivations... are we talking about [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories "Tanks For The Memories"]] or ''Film/{{Frozen}}''?

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** Let's see... Winter is a primary theme, the main character is experiencing unpleasant circumstances, said main character sings a borderline VillainSong expressing their motivations... are we talking about [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories "Tanks For The Memories"]] or ''Film/{{Frozen}}''?''Disney/{{Frozen}}''?
1st Apr '16 10:12:42 PM harryhenry
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** Steve's plot from "Far-Break Hotel" is a reference to ''Film/SomewhereInTime''.


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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
**[[Recap/PhineasAndFerb "The Wizard of Odd"]] has Candace taking on the Dorothy role.
** [[Recap/PhineasAndFerbExcaliferb "Excaliferb"]] is mostly a parody of ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', with Karl reading the story to a sick Monogram, along with some ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' references thrown in.
** ''[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbSummerBelongsToYou Summer Belongs to You]]'' is an updated and modified version of ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays,'' with a wager to travel around the world, numerous unexpected setbacks, and finally coming down to the last tick of the clock.
30th Mar '16 10:51:08 AM Wyvern76
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* Music/NickCave's "More News From Nowhere" has two stanzas loaded with references to ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
13th Mar '16 5:34:55 PM tsstevens
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* The [[Series/{{JAG}}'' episode ''Rogue'' goes beyond a retelling of the ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' novels: it goes to the point of having lookalikes for most of the series characters replete with their personalities, similar conflict with the brass and even Marcinko's and Raglin's justification (stop UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden from committing a terrorist attack) are exactly the same.

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* The [[Series/{{JAG}}'' ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode ''Rogue'' goes beyond a retelling of the ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' novels: it goes to the point of having lookalikes for most of the series characters replete with their personalities, similar conflict with the brass and even Marcinko's and Raglin's justification (stop UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden from committing a terrorist attack) are exactly the same.
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