History ReplacementScrappy / VideoGames

29th Oct '16 11:54:31 AM LaptopGuy
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** Plenty of the new characters in ''V'' are getting this. Xiba for being a [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]] {{Expy}} who only ever thinks about food, the above-mentioned Natsu for being arrogant and cocky rather than Taki's cold, get-the-job-done attitude, Patroklos for being a self-righteous {{Jerkass}} (even though he does get better later on in the story mode), along with Pyrrha for being a massive SpotlightStealingSquad to the rest of the characters... the list goes on.

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** Plenty of the new characters in ''V'' are getting this. Xiba for replacing Kilik and being a [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]] {{Expy}} who only ever thinks about food, the above-mentioned Natsu for being arrogant and cocky rather than Taki's cold, get-the-job-done attitude, Patroklos for being a self-righteous {{Jerkass}} (even though he does get better later on in the story mode), along with Pyrrha for replacing their mother and aunt, and being a massive SpotlightStealingSquad to the rest of the characters... the list goes on.
26th Oct '16 3:21:42 AM X2X
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** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] from the third installment gets heaped with ''tons'' of this by virtue of not being [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] what with being a near polar opposite character and 3 full games worth of character development behind him. He's got his fans of course, but finding them takes a ''lot'' more work than finding his detractors. His successor character - who's also his grandfather - [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] doesn't seem to be getting hit quite as hard, helps to be JerkWithAHeartOfGold pirate one can assume, instead of a [[TheStoic Stoic]] Native American warrior. This even gets something of a lampshade thrown on it in the latter game.

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** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] from the third installment gets heaped with ''tons'' of this by virtue of not being [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] what with being a near polar opposite character and 3 full games worth of character development behind him. He's got his fans of course, but finding them takes a ''lot'' more work than finding his detractors. His successor character - -- who's also his grandfather - -- [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] doesn't seem to be getting hit quite as hard, helps to be JerkWithAHeartOfGold pirate one can assume, instead of a [[TheStoic Stoic]] Native American warrior. This even gets something of a lampshade thrown on it in the latter game.



** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then the third game came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Reception only got better on her]] when she's announced as a playable character starting from the 2nd part of the 3rd game and turns out [[NightmareFuel she's scary as fuck]], [[CreepyAwesome certainly living up her moniker]].
** Naoto Kurogane, mainly for being a pretty blatant SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Ragna, right down to having similar names for their moves. Interestingly, this sentiment is shared in-universe [[spoiler: because Naoto is so similar to Ragna that he can potentially override the latter's existence and the cast are trying to kill him on sight for that reason.]]
* ''Contra: Legacy of War'', the first of the much maligned 3D installments in the ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' series by Appaloosa, recycled the plot of ''Hard Corps'' while substituting all of its characters with new ones, with the sole exception of Ray Poward ([[YouDontLookLikeYou who didn't look anything like the original character from the Genesis game]]). Sheena was replaced by Tasha, Brad was replaced by Bubba, and Browny was replaced by CD-288. Even the antagonist, Colonel Bassad, is just a ripoff of Colonel Bahamut.

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** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma the third game game]] came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain pretty boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & and [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami [[spoiler:Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Reception only got better on her]] Izanami's reception among the fanbase did improve]], however, when she's she was announced as a playable character starting from the 2nd second part of [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction the 3rd game and turns out following title]], getting a chance to show [[NightmareFuel she's just how scary as fuck]], a goddess of death can be]] and [[CreepyAwesome certainly living up to her moniker]].
** Naoto Kurogane, mainly for being a pretty blatant SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Ragna, right down to having similar names for their moves. Interestingly, this sentiment is shared in-universe [[spoiler: because Naoto [[spoiler:Naoto is so similar to Ragna that he can potentially override the latter's existence and the cast are trying to kill him on sight for that reason.]]
reason]].
* ''Contra: Legacy of War'', the first of the much maligned 3D installments in the ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series by Appaloosa, recycled the plot of ''Hard Corps'' while substituting all of its characters with new ones, with the sole exception of Ray Poward ([[YouDontLookLikeYou who didn't look anything like the original character from the Genesis game]]). Sheena was replaced by Tasha, Brad was replaced by Bubba, and Browny was replaced by CD-288. Even the antagonist, Colonel Bassad, is just a ripoff of Colonel Bahamut.
4th Oct '16 7:19:27 AM 313Bluestreak
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** Some fans weren't happy when Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].

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** Some fans weren't happy when complained about how Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].
17th Sep '16 1:07:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Another aversion comes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': if Mordin dies in the second game, he is replaced by Padok Wiks. [[GenreSavvy BioWare was clearly aware of this trope]], and many comparisons are made in-universe [[LampshadeHanging (Joker even calls him "Not-Mordin")]], but talking to Wiks shows that he is a well-developed character in his own right, who, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute despite many similarities]], [[SubvertedTrope acts as a foil to Mordin in some areas]]. Following the [[spoiler: curing (or not) of the [[SterilityPlague Genophage]], which requires the real or faked death of Padok]], Bioware shows how confident they are in Padok as a character by having Joker and Shepard retract the "Not-Mordin" moniker and use his real name. Most players will agree with them.

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** Another aversion comes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': if Mordin dies in the second game, he is replaced by Padok Wiks. [[GenreSavvy BioWare was clearly aware of this trope]], trope, and many comparisons are made in-universe [[LampshadeHanging (Joker even calls him "Not-Mordin")]], but talking to Wiks shows that he is a well-developed character in his own right, who, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute despite many similarities]], [[SubvertedTrope acts as a foil to Mordin in some areas]]. Following the [[spoiler: curing (or not) of the [[SterilityPlague Genophage]], which requires the real or faked death of Padok]], Bioware shows how confident they are in Padok as a character by having Joker and Shepard retract the "Not-Mordin" moniker and use his real name. Most players will agree with them.
15th Aug '16 9:55:09 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** When Silver got a starring role in the MilestoneCelebration ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' with Sonic and Shadow, fans felt he was usurping worthier characters like Tails or Knuckles and accused Sega of being biased against their non-hedgehog characters. Silver's cameo in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]'' also led to claims of this. Him being ThatOneBoss supreme in the game didn't help matters, either.
** The ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' games were more enjoyable before we found out Nega kicked Eggman out of the villain spotlight.
** Omega is this for fans of E-102 Gamma.
** Some fans weren't happy when Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].
11th Aug '16 4:01:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A complaint in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' was that the Master Chief was a deuteragonist, and the game put a lot of focus on Arbiter. However, the fans did eventually warm up to the Arbiter for being a badass alien with the voice of Keith David.

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** A complaint in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' was that the Master Chief was a deuteragonist, and the game put a lot of focus on the Arbiter. However, the fans did eventually warm up to the Arbiter for being a badass alien with the voice of Keith David.Creator/KeithDavid; there were many cheers when ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' brought him back to the games.
9th Aug '16 11:10:12 PM Anddrix
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Roxas starts with a lot of these traits (he's the first person you play as, he plays like [[TheHero Sora]] did in ''[=KH1=]'', and Sora is nowhere to be seen), but the creator probably realized he had a potential reverse-Raiden on his hands (playable at the start but not for the main game, which was the opposite for Raiden) and [[spoiler: promptly DroppedABridgeOnHim at the end of the ProlongedPrologue]]. Some players played this trope straight with their reaction to Roxas, while others actually would rather have spent most of the game as Roxas instead of Sora. Thankfully, Roxas eventually [[GaidenGame got his own game]], so fans of his rejoiced. [[BaseBreaker People who aren't fans of his]], on the other hand, had their feelings toward him increased. [[http://g4tv.com/games/ds/48273/kingdom-hearts-3582-days/review/ This review]] outright describes Roxas and his game as "Scrappy Doo getting his own show."

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Roxas starts with a lot of these traits (he's the first person you play as, he plays like [[TheHero Sora]] did in ''[=KH1=]'', and Sora is nowhere to be seen), but the creator probably realized he had a potential reverse-Raiden on his hands (playable at the start but not for the main game, which was the opposite for Raiden) and [[spoiler: promptly DroppedABridgeOnHim at the end of the ProlongedPrologue]]. Some players played this trope straight with their reaction to Roxas, while others actually would rather have spent most of the game as Roxas instead of Sora. Thankfully, Roxas eventually [[GaidenGame got his own game]], so fans of his rejoiced. [[BaseBreaker People who aren't fans of his]], his, on the other hand, had their feelings toward him increased. [[http://g4tv.com/games/ds/48273/kingdom-hearts-3582-days/review/ This review]] outright describes Roxas and his game as "Scrappy Doo getting his own show."
12th Jun '16 10:56:48 AM Silverblade2
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* In the ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.

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* In the ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, ''Franchise/DonkeyKong''
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Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Dixie).
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Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this.place). This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
5th Jun '16 10:33:06 PM erforce
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* In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' was announced to much rejoicing. Then it was announced that the Kremlings were going to be replaced by the Tiki Tak tribe and the fandom went insane. Prior to that, this was the reaction towards a lot of the cast of Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat for replacing the other Kongs, Kremlings and long time enemies. It was only one game, but ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' fans have not at all forgiven most of them for this (especially the animal buddy replacements).

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* In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' was announced to much rejoicing. Then it was announced that the Kremlings were going to be replaced by the Tiki Tak tribe and the fandom went insane. Prior to that, this was the reaction towards a lot of the cast of Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' for replacing the other Kongs, Kremlings and long time enemies. It was only one game, but ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' fans have not at all forgiven most of them for this (especially the animal buddy replacements).
17th May '16 4:54:31 AM ChrisX
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** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then the third game came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]

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** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then the third game came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]Saya]]. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Reception only got better on her]] when she's announced as a playable character starting from the 2nd part of the 3rd game and turns out [[NightmareFuel she's scary as fuck]], [[CreepyAwesome certainly living up her moniker]].
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