History MindScrew / VideoGames

21st Apr '17 5:22:36 PM Zaptech
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** There's also Numidium, which is the living embodiment of temporal paradoxes. Simply ''activating'' it is enough to break and rewrite reality and cause multiple timelines to happen at once. It's also the embodiment of the concept of "IS NOT" (having been built by the Dwemer, who took refuting things to a whole new level) and exists to refute everything around it, to the point that it is implied to have ''refuted itself'' out of existence. It also by its existence refuted linear time, so that not only does it still show up across the timeline despite refuting itself, but it ''always'' existed as a result and it is still periodically appearing and attacking the Aldmeri of the Summerset Isles throughout history despite having only attacked them once during Tiber Septim's time.
** Vivic, warrior-poet and divine king of the Tribunal of the Dunmer, was born a normal Chimer elf who eventually rose to power as part of Nerevar's great armies. Vivec, warrior-poet and divine king of the Tribunal of the Dunmer, was always a god and was never a mortal Chimer. ''Both'' of these statements are true at the same time. When you hijack the heart of a god and start tapping into it to make yourself a deity, things like timelines get awfully screwy.
8th Feb '17 5:31:43 PM Gosicrystal
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** Most of the "background" stuff is actually this, and it does bleed into the main games occasionally. An example: Alduin is Nord-Akatosh and is the firstborn son of Cyrodiil-Akatosh who was created by St. Alessia long after he started existing. Cyrodiil-Akatosh is also Auriel, who is Alkosh, who is the Aka-Tusk, who is Bormahu. All of these beings exist independently of one another, [[NoExceptYes while simultaneously not being distinguishable from each other]]. And the denizens of Tamriel are okay with that. Talos is three humans who became one god, and is also Lorkhan, who is also Akatosh.

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** Most of the "background" stuff is actually this, and it does bleed into the main games occasionally. An example: Alduin is Nord-Akatosh and is the firstborn son of Cyrodiil-Akatosh who was created by St. Alessia long after he started existing. Cyrodiil-Akatosh is also Auriel, who is Alkosh, who is the Aka-Tusk, who is Bormahu. All of these beings exist independently of one another, [[NoExceptYes [[LogicBomb while simultaneously not being distinguishable from each other]]. And the denizens of Tamriel are okay with that. Talos is three humans who became one god, and is also Lorkhan, who is also Akatosh.



* InteractiveFiction work ''VideoGame/{{Shade}}''. To avoid unnecessary spoilers, it starts getting weird fast, and ends with one of the most cryptic, incomprehensible scenes ever seen. [[spoiler: How did the tiny human figure crawl out of the sand if it's dead, and what did it mean by "You win. Okay, my turn again"?]]

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* InteractiveFiction work ''VideoGame/{{Shade}}''. To avoid unnecessary spoilers, it starts getting weird fast, and ends with one of the most cryptic, incomprehensible scenes ever seen. [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How did the tiny human figure crawl out of the sand if it's dead, and what did it mean by "You win. Okay, my turn again"?]]
29th Jan '17 11:25:55 PM DarkHunter
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%%** At least ''KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' had a reason to be incoherent. It was, after all, taking place in the Dream Realm. ''KingdomHeartsReCoded'', however, didn't have a good reason. There's no point in watching the main story cutscenes, because none of the dialog and events make any sense. As [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] once said, [[RandomEventsPlot "This is ridiculous! I don't even know what's going on! There's no structure! No plot!"]] While the "story" is a complete mess, [[SoCoolItsAwesome the gameplay definitely makes up for it]].
%%** By now, most fans agree that [[AssPull Nomura is making the story up as he goes]], and we're all just [[MST3KMantra enjoying the ride while it lasts]].

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%%** At least ''KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' ** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' made things even more difficult to follow, with a plotline involving dream worlds, [[spoiler:TimeTravel, and dreams inside dreams]] all at the same time. It also brought together plot threads from every other game that had a reason been released up to be incoherent. It was, after all, taking place that point, painting many of the previous games' plot points in a new light as part of a larger whole. It's possible, but very difficult to follow just what exactly is going on in the Dream Realm. ''KingdomHeartsReCoded'', however, didn't have a good reason. There's no point in watching the main story cutscenes, because none of the dialog and events make any sense. As [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] once said, [[RandomEventsPlot "This is ridiculous! I don't even know what's going on! There's no structure! No plot!"]] While the "story" is a complete mess, [[SoCoolItsAwesome the gameplay definitely makes up for it]].
%%** By now, most fans agree that [[AssPull Nomura is making the story up as he goes]], and we're all just [[MST3KMantra enjoying the ride while it lasts]].
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13th Jan '17 2:28:34 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Playing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' as Mae gives you a pretty straightforward plot: fight against an armed group who wants you to stop building cool things ([[JerkassHasAPoint that so happen to be very dangerous to the environment]]). Val's? The first two stage bosses don't speak (instead you get a silhouette of Val and VisibleSilence), [[spoiler:Mae is in control of a boss for whatever reason and she says she can't find her ship, and [[FinalBoss Dee]] (who is after Mae in Mae's campaign) ''teams up with Mae'' if you unlock the TrueFinalBoss.]] Even if [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream the whole thing was one bad dream]]]], just ''what'' is going on in Val's life that causes this BulletHell nightmare?

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* Playing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' as Mae gives you a pretty straightforward plot: fight against an armed group who wants you to stop building cool things ([[JerkassHasAPoint that so happen to be very dangerous to the environment]]). Val's? The first two stage bosses don't speak (instead you get a silhouette of Val and VisibleSilence), [[spoiler:Mae is in control of a boss for whatever reason and she says she can't find her ship, and [[FinalBoss Dee]] (who is after Mae in Mae's campaign) ''teams up with Mae'' if you unlock the TrueFinalBoss.]] Even if [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream the whole thing was one bad dream]]]], just ''what'' is going on in Val's life that causes this BulletHell nightmare?her to [[spoiler:dream of such things]]?
13th Jan '17 2:27:42 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Playing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' as Mae gives you a pretty straightforward plot: fight against an armed group who wants you to stop building cool things ([[JerkassHasAPoint that so happen to be very dangerous to the environment]]). Val's? The first two stage bosses don't speak (instead you get a silhouette of Val and VisibleSilence), [[spoiler:Mae is in control of a boss for whatever reason and she says she can't find her ship, Dee (who is after Mae in Mae's campaign) ''teams up with Mae'' if you unlock the TrueFinalBoss, and the ending reveals that Val [[AllJustADream dreamed the entire thing]].]]

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* Playing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' as Mae gives you a pretty straightforward plot: fight against an armed group who wants you to stop building cool things ([[JerkassHasAPoint that so happen to be very dangerous to the environment]]). Val's? The first two stage bosses don't speak (instead you get a silhouette of Val and VisibleSilence), [[spoiler:Mae is in control of a boss for whatever reason and she says she can't find her ship, Dee and [[FinalBoss Dee]] (who is after Mae in Mae's campaign) ''teams up with Mae'' if you unlock the TrueFinalBoss, and TrueFinalBoss.]] Even if [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream the ending reveals whole thing was one bad dream]]]], just ''what'' is going on in Val's life that Val [[AllJustADream dreamed the entire thing]].]]causes this BulletHell nightmare?
13th Jan '17 2:25:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Playing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' as Mae gives you a pretty straightforward plot: fight against an armed group who wants you to stop building cool things ([[JerkassHasAPoint that so happen to be very dangerous to the environment]]). Val's? The first two stage bosses don't speak (instead you get a silhouette of Val and VisibleSilence), [[spoiler:Mae is in control of a boss for whatever reason and she says she can't find her ship, Dee (who is after Mae in Mae's campaign) ''teams up with Mae'' if you unlock the TrueFinalBoss, and the ending reveals that Val [[AllJustADream dreamed the entire thing]].]]
6th Nov '16 11:50:36 AM crashkey
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* Ladies and gentlemen: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arB_3L3SSq0 Scrimmy Bingus and the Crungy Spingus]]. The fact that it's an actual (if extremely rare) retail game for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is probably the least weirdest thing about this game. The "Family Deluxe Edition" for PC (as played by Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHokC4Fs0 here]]) is barely any less screwy.

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* Ladies and gentlemen: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arB_3L3SSq0 Scrimmy Bingus and the Crungy Spingus]]. The fact that it's an actual (if extremely rare) retail game for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is probably the least weirdest thing about this game. The "Family Deluxe Edition" for PC (as played by Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHokC4Fs0 here]]) is barely any less screwy.
19th Oct '16 5:48:58 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of the fourth ending of ''{{Drakengard}}'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic defies explanation]]. That goes for the fifth ending as well.

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* The plot of the fourth ending of ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic defies explanation]]. That goes for the fifth ending as well.
16th Oct '16 6:25:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', the game manages to render the PlayerCharacter [[DemotedToExtra to be of minimal importance to the overall plot]]. Given that the PlayerCharacter is pretty much technically MissionControl, however…
** ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'' has a small one in a support conversation between [[{{CloudCuckoolander}} Treck]] and [[{{Gonk}} Gonzales]]. Over the course of their discussions, which never progress past introductions, Treck takes his tendency to forget other people's names to a new level and by the A Support, forgets ''his own name'' mid-conversation and when Gonzales erroneously tries to remind of his name, assumes that the name Gonzales gave him was correct.

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* In ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', the game manages to render the PlayerCharacter [[DemotedToExtra to be of minimal importance to the overall plot]]. Given that the PlayerCharacter is pretty much technically MissionControl, however…
** ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'' has a small one in a support conversation between [[{{CloudCuckoolander}} Treck]] and [[{{Gonk}} Gonzales]]. Over the course of their discussions, which never progress past introductions, Treck takes his tendency to forget other people's names to a new level and by the A Support, forgets ''his own name'' mid-conversation and when Gonzales erroneously tries to remind of his name, assumes that the name Gonzales gave him was correct.
6th Sep '16 4:30:25 PM kablammin45
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* Ladies and gentlemen: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arB_3L3SSq0 Scrimmy Bingus and the Crungy Spingus]]. The fact that it's an actual (if extremely rare) retail game for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is probably the least weirdest thing about this game. The "Family Deluxe Edition" for PC (as played by Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHokC4Fs0 here) is barely any less screwy.

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* Ladies and gentlemen: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arB_3L3SSq0 Scrimmy Bingus and the Crungy Spingus]]. The fact that it's an actual (if extremely rare) retail game for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is probably the least weirdest thing about this game. The "Family Deluxe Edition" for PC (as played by Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHokC4Fs0 here) here]]) is barely any less screwy.
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