History MoodWhiplash / VideoGames

2nd Feb '18 7:50:40 PM SeizureFerret
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* Also in the same game is [[spoiler: Hydrygon's death]] you just came through a moderately challenging dungeon with [[spoiler: Hydrygon]] absolutely carrying you through the dungeon, when all of a sudden [[spoiler: Kyruem comes straight the hell out of nowhere, kills Hydrygon and delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the player, then leaves]] this is the only time in the entire franchise that any Pokémon is outright [[spoiler: murdered]], and it comes right out of nowhere. [[spoiler: good thing he comes back post game]]

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* Also in the same game is [[spoiler: Hydrygon's Hydreigon's death]] you just came through a moderately challenging dungeon with [[spoiler: Hydrygon]] Hydreigon]] absolutely carrying you through the dungeon, when all of a sudden [[spoiler: Kyruem Kyurem comes straight the hell out of nowhere, kills Hydrygon Hydreigon and delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the player, then leaves]] this is the only time in the entire franchise that any Pokémon is outright [[spoiler: murdered]], and it comes right out of nowhere. [[spoiler: good thing he comes back post game]]



* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'': You play the game for a while and the tone of the game sets itself fairly clearly, it's downright wacky with Automobile CEO heirs playing Ninja, a speed freak taxi driver outrunning the law to get an expecting mother to the hospital et al, and then you get to [[TearJerker Mission 12: A Christmas Gift]]. The opening FMV looks simple enough, a father heads out to a job and his young daughter asks for a girl teddy bear to go with her male one for Christmas. No problem there, will probably be some hilarious level dealing with getting the bear in question. The FMV jumps to a few months on, the mother states that the father's [[NeverSayDie "had an accident" and "will not be able to come home"]]. Wait, ''what?''

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* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'': You play the game for a while awhile and the tone of the game sets itself fairly clearly, it's downright wacky with Automobile CEO heirs playing Ninja, a speed freak taxi driver outrunning the law to get an expecting mother to the hospital et al, and then you get to [[TearJerker Mission 12: A Christmas Gift]]. The opening FMV looks simple enough, a father heads out to a job and his young daughter asks for a girl teddy bear to go with her male one for Christmas. No problem there, will probably be some hilarious level dealing with getting the bear in question. The FMV jumps to a few months on, the mother states that the father's [[NeverSayDie "had an accident" and "will not be able to come home"]]. Wait, ''what?''
7th Jan '18 4:13:06 AM Vir
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** Hell, the ''Citadel DLC itself'' qualifies for this trope. ''Mass Effect 3'' is a game with WarIsHell as a central premise and loaded to the gills with one SadisticChoice after another and [[AnyoneCanDie named characters dropping like flies]]. There are three DLC: one is a creepy quest to track down and try to recruit an amoral EldritchAbomination, another is helping a sadistic crime lord reclaim her underworld empire with no help from your TrueCompanions, and then there's ''Citadel'', a wacky hijinks-filled caper that none of your squadmembers take seriously and ends with a dance party. And the best place to initiate this is ''in the midst of Shepard's HeroicBSOD.''

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** Hell, the ''Citadel DLC itself'' qualifies for this trope. ''Mass Effect 3'' is a game with WarIsHell as a central premise and loaded to the gills with one SadisticChoice after another and [[AnyoneCanDie named characters dropping like flies]]. There are three DLC: one is a creepy quest to track down and try to recruit an amoral EldritchAbomination, another is helping a sadistic crime lord reclaim her underworld empire with no help from your TrueCompanions, and then there's ''Citadel'', a wacky hijinks-filled caper that none of your squadmembers take seriously and ends with a dance party. And the best place to initiate this is ''in the midst of Shepard's HeroicBSOD.''HeroicBSOD''
13th Nov '17 9:08:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} when you finally exit the mine shaft it is daytime for the first time since you entered the nightmarish Ravenholm and quite peaceful...then you notice that the dancing blue ray of light is actually a very damage heavy weapon.

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* In VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} VideoGame/HalfLife2 when you finally exit the mine shaft it is daytime for the first time since you entered the nightmarish Ravenholm and quite peaceful...then you notice that the dancing blue ray of light is actually a very damage heavy weapon.
13th Oct '17 12:49:24 PM TranceWarp
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** The assault on the Angel AI Core is basically one large WhamEpisode, what with [[spoiler: Angel actually being a siren (and Handsome Jack's daughter), Roland and Angel dying, and Lilith being captured by Handsome Jack]]. What follows this? The Player Character accidentally being teleported into Marcus' storeroom and then having him complain about how you're robbing him.

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** The assault on the Angel AI Core is basically one large WhamEpisode, what with [[spoiler: Angel actually being a siren (and Handsome Jack's daughter), Roland and Angel dying, and Lilith being captured by Handsome Jack]]. What follows this? The Player Character accidentally being teleported into Marcus' storeroom and then having him possibly complain about how you're robbing him.you robbed him blind.
27th Sep '17 2:24:58 PM superkeijikun
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* ''[[VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStar2018 Hokuto ga Gotoku]]'', being a ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' game made by the same people behind (and in the same vein as) the ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' series, also does this to its source material. The game follows Kenshiro as he continues to stoically wander the nuclear wastes of the earth, searching for Yuria and dispensing justice to villains along the way; but this time, along the way, he'll also play baseball with bandits and a steel slab, work as a doctor to heal patients (and occasionally put bandits out of their misery), and moonlight as a bartender, using his SupernaturalMartialArts to mix drinks.
31st Aug '17 9:35:56 AM TheWanderer
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* In the second ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}'' game, a peasant NPC comes to beg the heroes to help save his daughter who was kidnapped by the Genma demons. BoisterousBruiser and [[DirtyOldMonk Dirty Old]] WarriorMonk Ekei asks if the daughter is cute, and the peasant (in an extremely savvy moment) says that he thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world, causing Ekei to enthusiastically agree to help. They rescue the girl later and find that she's an infant. Ekei reacts with comical dismay and the rest of the cast teases Ekei... until the little girl starts to cry and it sends Ekei into a HeroicBSOD as he remembers the death of his own baby daughter years earlier, when the lord he served was defeated in battle and the lord's castle burned down with Ekei unable to save his little girl from the fire. Suddenly it's not so funny anymore, and even Magoichi, (who loathes Ekei) will confide to Jubei that he feels like an ass for teasing Ekei the way he did.

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* In the second ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}'' game, a peasant NPC comes to beg the heroes to help save his daughter who was kidnapped by the Genma demons. BoisterousBruiser and [[DirtyOldMonk Dirty Old]] WarriorMonk Ekei asks if the daughter is cute, and the peasant (in an extremely savvy moment) says that he thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world, causing Ekei to enthusiastically agree to help. They rescue the girl later and find that she's an infant. Ekei reacts with comical dismay and the rest of the cast teases Ekei... until the little girl starts to cry and it sends Ekei into a HeroicBSOD as he remembers the death of his own baby daughter years earlier, when the lord he served was defeated in battle and the lord's castle burned down with Ekei unable to save his little girl from the fire. Suddenly it's not so funny anymore, and even Magoichi, Magoichi (who loathes ''loathes'' Ekei) will confide to Jubei that he feels like an ass for teasing Ekei the way he did.
17th Jul '17 3:46:44 PM Cdv4
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*Also in the same game is [[spoiler: Hydrygon's death]] you just came through a moderately challenging dungeon with [[spoiler: Hydrygon]] absolutely carrying you through the dungeon, when all of a sudden [[spoiler: Kyruem comes straight the hell out of nowhere, kills Hydrygon and delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the player, then leaves]] this is the only time in the entire franchise that any Pokémon is outright [[spoiler: murdered]], and it comes right out of nowhere. [[spoiler: good thing he comes back post game]]
11th May '17 7:56:27 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' has an unlockable transformation outfit that gives Heather laser beam powers and her outfit makes her a hilariously bad looking anime cosplayer, which can completely kill the dark and serious mood that the game normally has. It can get even sillier when Douglas sees Heather after [[spoiler: Harry Mason is killed]] and Heather is being emotional while wearing the outlandish costume.
28th Apr '17 7:15:36 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''[[LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Star Wars]]'', Vader's death is treated seriously, while most of the rest of the cutscenes verge on parody. (Even [[MoralEventHorizon the destruction of Alderaan]] is PlayedForLaughs.) Well... seriously until Luke closes the shuttle's ramp, and Vader slides into the shuttle headfirst. Take into effect that the Lego shuttle's ramp is most of the backside of the ship that flips down from the top.

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* In ''[[LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Star Wars]]'', ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars'', Vader's death is treated seriously, while most of the rest of the cutscenes verge on parody. (Even [[MoralEventHorizon the destruction of Alderaan]] is PlayedForLaughs.) Well... seriously until Luke closes the shuttle's ramp, and Vader slides into the shuttle headfirst. Take into effect that the Lego shuttle's ramp is most of the backside of the ship that flips down from the top.
23rd Apr '17 8:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' often gets like this with skits, which are conversations between your party members that can be (optionally) viewed by pressing a button. They are often very, ''very'' silly, and focused on such subjects as characters' outfits, shipping, and commentary on the plot. While sometimes the skits are serious during darker plot moments, other times your party will decide to start with the snarky banter when very serious events are going on.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' often gets like this with skits, which are conversations between your party members that can be (optionally) viewed by pressing a button. They are often very, ''very'' silly, and focused on such subjects as characters' outfits, shipping, and commentary on the plot. While sometimes the skits are serious during darker plot moments, other times your party will decide to start with the snarky banter when very serious events are going on.
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