History Narm / VideoGames

1st Nov '17 5:47:47 AM TheWarioBros
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has many cutscenes and bosses which are presumably meant to be taken seriously. However, it also has a full character customisation setup with tons of costumes Mario can wear, meaning he can end up dressed in the most ridiculous outfits possible in seemingly serious scenes. Like say, fighting Bowser in a swimsuit or boxer shorts. Or fighting the Ruined Dragon dressed like a clown or a chef. Or even ending in cutscenes and battles wearing a copy of Princess Peach's wedding dress.
22nd Oct '17 8:46:31 PM Nicoaln
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** The video games have something called [[http://xenosaga.wikia.com/wiki/Kirschwasser Kirschwassers]]. This becomes somewhat hilarious if one has become familiar with just what [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsch Kirschwasser]] is in real life. They were literally named ''after a type of booze'', and that makes the above scene even more unintentionally funny when [[spoiler: Junior is all "Kirschwassers?!" during a dramatic death scene]].
22nd Oct '17 2:45:48 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', [[spoiler: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hoshit_9286.png this thing]]]] pops up. It's supposed to be freaky, but looks too much like a mix of [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dobby the House Elf]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], and [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} Brown Minions]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'':
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[[spoiler: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hoshit_9286.png this thing]]]] pops up. It's supposed to be freaky, but looks too much like a mix of [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dobby the House Elf]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], and [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} Brown Minions]].Minions]].
** The FinalBoss sounds pretty childish when calling some of his attacks:
---> "Head goes [[BoomHeadshot BOOM]]!"
---> "[[spoiler:DUMUZID]] BEAM!!"
21st Oct '17 9:24:05 PM jamescamera
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' isn't immune, for example Chie's [[GoingThroughTheMotions "crying" gesture]] as seen after the Shadow Yukiko fight looks like an attempt to rub something off her face (It actually DOES get used for that at one point when she is attempting to get a bug off herself.). Many of the bosses get silly as well, Shadow [[spoiler:Naoto]] has a mechanical left body, [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand wings that look oddly familiar]] and [[DualWielding two]] [[{{BFG}} oversized]] DeathRay blasters, the result is about as scary as the mental image. Shadow [[spoiler:Kanji]] is a TwoFaced giant DualWielding ♂. In story these make sense given the nature of the shadow (representing [[spoiler:her feelings at being treated like a child]] and [[spoiler:confusion over sexual identity]] respectively, but they are STILL funny as hell.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' isn't immune, for example Chie's is a massive case of narm, wrapped loosely around a plot, with it's exaggerated idealism, and over the top belief that [[ThePowerOfFriendship bonds equal power.]] More specific examples inclide:
**Chie's
[[GoingThroughTheMotions "crying" gesture]] as seen after the Shadow Yukiko fight looks like an attempt to rub something off her face (It actually DOES get used for that at one point when she is attempting to get a bug off herself.). Many of the bosses get silly as well, Shadow [[spoiler:Naoto]] has a mechanical left body, [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand wings that look oddly familiar]] and [[DualWielding two]] [[{{BFG}} oversized]] DeathRay blasters, the result is about as scary as the mental image. Shadow [[spoiler:Kanji]] is a TwoFaced giant DualWielding ♂. In story these make sense given the nature of the shadow (representing [[spoiler:her feelings at being treated like a child]] and [[spoiler:confusion over sexual identity]] respectively, but they are STILL funny as hell.
16th Oct '17 6:27:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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---> '''Eliphas''':Soulless Automotons! You cannot prevail against Chaos.

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---> '''Eliphas''':Soulless '''Eliphas''': Soulless Automotons! You cannot prevail against Chaos.



---> '''Eliphas''':It... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Your soul is gone!]] I will destroy you.

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---> '''Eliphas''':It...'''Eliphas''': It... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Your soul is gone!]] I will destroy you.
16th Oct '17 6:22:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** And there's the voice for the Cultists, who all have a high-pitched Peter Lorre accent going on while giggling maniacally.

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** And there's the voice for the Cultists, who all have a high-pitched Peter Lorre Creator/PeterLorre accent going on while giggling maniacally.
16th Oct '17 6:18:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'', when you confront a warchief, there will be a chorus chanting their name. All well and good... until you run into one with a name like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHDaCXk8Eao Dûsh]].
15th Oct '17 5:20:25 PM mogryo
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* Creator/HarlanEllison's ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' was unable to escape this trope. Part of the reason is that the voice actors for Gorrister, Ellen, Nimdok, and Ted sound disinterested or bored. It could be argued that they were trying to sound like people who had been hideously tortured for over 100 years. However, the voice actors for Benny and AM definitely put LargeHam into their lines. As a result of this, a number of lines definitely become prime candidates for {{Narm}}. Here's a good one...Ted saying "Why, you used me, you bitch!" One guy who did a LetsPlay of this game on Website/YouTube basically said that the delivery of the line makes him sound like an actor out of a cheap soap opera.

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* Creator/HarlanEllison's ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' was unable to escape this trope. Part of the reason is that the voice actors for Gorrister, Ellen, Nimdok, and Ted sound disinterested or bored. It could be argued that they were trying to sound like people who had been hideously tortured for over 100 years. However, the voice actors for Benny and AM definitely put LargeHam into their lines. As a result of this, a number of lines definitely become prime candidates for {{Narm}}. Here's a good one...Ted saying "Why, you used me, you bitch!" One guy who did a LetsPlay of this game on Website/YouTube basically said that the delivery of the line makes him sound like an actor out of a cheap soap opera.bitch!"
15th Oct '17 5:11:12 PM mogryo
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* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather''
** EA's game version did a fairly good job of conveying the mood of Don Corleone being shot - until the guy sitting next to you as you drive the Don's ambulance tells you the hospital is on Houston Street. And he pronounces it "HOUSE-ton". If you're not aware that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Street#Pronunciation this is the actual pronounciation of New York's Houston Street]], it qualifies.
** A better example from ''The Godfather'' (and from the same part of the game) might be Fredo leaning out the window of the ambulance firing a Tommy gun at pursuing mobsters like some kind of badass hero, whereas in the movie he is universally portrayed as incompetent, whiny and cowardly.

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* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather''
** EA's game version did
In ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', there's a fairly good job of conveying the mood of Don Corleone being shot - until the guy sitting next to you as you drive the Don's ambulance tells you the hospital is on Houston Street. And he pronounces it "HOUSE-ton". If you're not aware that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Street#Pronunciation this is the actual pronounciation of New York's Houston Street]], it qualifies.
** A better example from ''The Godfather'' (and from the same
part of the game) might be with Fredo leaning out the window of the ambulance an ambulance, firing a Tommy gun at pursuing mobsters like some kind of badass hero, whereas in the movie he is universally portrayed as incompetent, whiny and cowardly.
15th Oct '17 5:03:47 PM mogryo
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* The ending of ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''. Proof that AuthorFilibuster, MindScrew, RomanticPlotTumor and ExpositionBreak should never, ''ever'', oh-dear-sweet-merciful-butterscotch-pudding-from-Neptune '''ever''' mix, even if the setting is a DyingDream. The ending theme's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming surprisingly good]] though. [[spoiler: Claves]]'s ridiculously long FinalSpeech is also pretty cheesy.

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* The ending of ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''. Proof that AuthorFilibuster, MindScrew, RomanticPlotTumor and ExpositionBreak should never, ''ever'', oh-dear-sweet-merciful-butterscotch-pudding-from-Neptune '''ever''' never mix, even if the setting is a DyingDream. The ending theme's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming surprisingly good]] though. [[spoiler: Claves]]'s ridiculously long FinalSpeech is also pretty cheesy.
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