History MotiveDecay / VideoGames

22nd Dec '16 11:37:11 AM kome360
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* On A meta level, most games have a feature or mini-game that can distract the player from their original task. Players may begin the game trying to beat it, only to grow addicted to acquiring loot, score attack challenges, or finding all the fanservice collectibles. See SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer for more details.
18th Dec '16 8:56:02 PM TheDiego908
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the first game, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.

to:

* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the first game, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up to their original goals still exists, though.
18th Dec '16 8:54:58 PM TheDiego908
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the original games, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.

to:

* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the original games, first game, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.
18th Dec '16 8:53:38 PM TheDiego908
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the original games, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.

to:

* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the original games, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.
18th Dec '16 8:52:09 PM TheDiego908
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Neo Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. After the events of the original games, their original motivation of liberating Pokémon from mankind for their own sakes was lost thanks to [[spoiler:their leader revealing his true intentions by the end of the end of the first game]]. Now they behave like an outright terrorist group that only cares about taking over Unova by force instead of following their ideals. A small faction that tries to live up their original goals still exists, though.
2nd Dec '16 11:58:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist, believing that the universe was too full of light and believed [[OrderVersusChaos a balance between light and darkness]] was the way for a perfect world to exist. His solution begin a Keyblade War to engulf the worlds in darkness, and when he wins and claims the power of Kingdom Hearts, he can remake it in his image of balance. Nowadays, however, he's become DrunkOnTheDarkSide and merely wants power and knowledge for their own sake.

to:

* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist, believing that the universe was too full of light and believed [[OrderVersusChaos [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil a balance between light and darkness]] was the way for a perfect world to exist. His solution begin a Keyblade War to engulf the worlds in darkness, and when he wins and claims the power of Kingdom Hearts, he can remake it in his image of balance. Nowadays, however, he's become DrunkOnTheDarkSide and merely wants power and knowledge for their own sake.
11th Aug '16 6:04:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Didact of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' started out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who did not want to fire the Halo superweapons because he knew they would destroy billions of innocents along with [[EldritchAbomination the Flood]]. With a change of writers came a change of motive, and the Didact of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' has become more of an imperialist, who would go as far as to [[spoiler:attempt genocide on humanity (twice!) to turn their bodies into droid soldiers solely to avoid firing the rings]]. ''Literature/HaloSilentium'' works to justify his descent, revealing that [[spoiler:not only did the Flood drive him mad, but when he was then [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in can/Cryptum]] for a hundred millennia, ''[[GoMadFromTheIsolation he was awake the entire time]]'']]. It also retconned the previous reasonable actions of his to have been done by a clone of him, so that the original was always a bigot.

to:

* The Didact Ur-Didact of ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' started starts out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who did not want to fire the Halo superweapons because he knew they would destroy billions of innocents along with [[EldritchAbomination the Flood]]. With While he may have been a change of writers came a change of motive, proud Forerunner who didn't like humanity very much, he certainly didn't want to completely wipe them out either, and even had some grudging respect for them. By the Didact of time we meet him in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' has 4}}'', he's become more of an imperialist, who would go as far as a ruthless imperialist whose attempts to [[spoiler:attempt avoid firing the Halos included [[spoiler:attempting genocide on humanity (twice!) to turn their bodies by turning them into droid soldiers solely to avoid firing fight the rings]]. Flood]]; even now, he still wants to do the same, despite there being no apparent Flood to fight. ''Literature/HaloSilentium'' works to justify his descent, revealing that [[spoiler:not only did the Flood drive him mad, but when he was then [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in can/Cryptum]] a Cryptum]] for a hundred millennia, ''[[GoMadFromTheIsolation he was awake the entire time]]'']]. It also retconned the previous reasonable actions of his to have been done by a clone of him, so that the original was always a bigot.
27th May '16 10:14:44 PM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Wiegraf/Wiglaf from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' started off as a HeroAntagonist rebel fighting to get his men their back pay and recognition from a bankrupt kingdom. Then Ramza kills his sister in combat, and he turns his attention to getting revenge against him, and after his Death Corps is wiped out, joins up with the Shrine Knights. Then, after another battle with Ramza leaves him mortally wounded, he makes a DealWithTheDevil and becomes the Zodiac Brave Velius. The next time you meet him, he doesn't give a damn about Miliuda; he just wants to burn the world and hear humans scream.
18th May '16 5:52:26 PM Nintendoman01
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist, believing that the universe was too full of light and believed [[OrderVersusChaos a balance between light and darkness]] was the way for a perfect world to exist. His solution begin a Keyblade War to engulf the worlds in darkness, and when he wins and claims the power of Kingdom Hearts, he can remake it in his image of balance. Nowadays, however, he's become DrunkOnTheDarkSide and merely wants power and knowledge for their own sake.
7th Feb '16 2:03:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI first game]], the Templars are - for the most part - an order of {{well intentioned extremist}}s who want to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans strip humanity of its "free will" in order to bring about peace and stability]]. Their motives are made even more sympathetic by the fact that the events of the game take place during TheCrusades. Yet in the sequel, they have all been reduced to {{card carrying villain}}s who [[KickTheDog kick dogs]] with gay abandon, are motivated purely by their own greed and act only ForTheEvulz. The only possible justification (changes in the organisation between the Crusades and Renaissance) is lost when even the present day Templar doctor who watched Desmond in the first game behaves like more of a Bond villain in the second.

to:

** In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI first game]], the Templars are - for the most part - an order of {{well intentioned extremist}}s who want to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans strip humanity of its "free will" in order to bring about peace and stability]]. Their motives are made even more sympathetic by the fact that the events of the game take place during TheCrusades.UsefulNotes/TheCrusades. Yet in the sequel, they have all been reduced to {{card carrying villain}}s who [[KickTheDog kick dogs]] with gay abandon, are motivated purely by their own greed and act only ForTheEvulz. The only possible justification (changes in the organisation between the Crusades and Renaissance) is lost when even the present day Templar doctor who watched Desmond in the first game behaves like more of a Bond villain in the second.
This list shows the last 10 events of 40. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=MotiveDecay.VideoGames