History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / VideoGames

14th Mar '17 9:10:48 PM MummyGaGa
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** Prior to the release of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3, Tenko was quite the BaseBreakingCharacter due to her being a man-hater. However, in the actual game, that element of her character was downplayed in favor for her cheerfulness and her protectiveness over Himoko causing her to be a huge fan favorite. It also helps that she was in the canonically gay couple in the franchise thus earning a LGBTFanbase.
** Shuichi became [[BaseBreakingCharacter incredibly divisibe]] the second where it was revealed that [[spoiler: he ended replacing Kaede as the main protagonist. While he is still divisive due to how big of an EnsembleDarkhorse Kaede is, some fans ended up liking him for his character arc and how he is ''not'' the driving force to the motivating everyone in the ending as he needed to be brought back from the DespairEventHorizon from his friends thus proving that he was not a rehash of the other past protagonists. ]]

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** Prior to the release of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3, Tenko was quite the BaseBreakingCharacter due to her being a man-hater. However, in the actual game, that element of her character was downplayed in favor for her cheerfulness and her protectiveness over Himoko causing her to be a huge fan favorite. It also helps that she was in the canonically gay couple in the franchise thus earning implied to have feelings towards Himiko gaining her a LGBTFanbase.
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** Shuichi became [[BaseBreakingCharacter incredibly divisibe]] the second where it was revealed that [[spoiler: he ended replacing Kaede as the main protagonist. While he is still divisive due to how big of an EnsembleDarkhorse Kaede is, some fans ended up liking him for his character arc and how he is ''not'' the driving force to the motivating everyone in the ending as he needed to be brought back from the DespairEventHorizon from his friends thus proving that he was not a rehash of the other past protagonists. [[http://news.mynavi.jp/ad/2017/entertainment/danganronpa/sp_r/ The official character poll for the game]] even has him as the most popular character in that game so his haters might as well be a VocalMinority at this point. ]]
8th Mar '17 10:42:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' was plagued by many of its assets being nigh-useless for months or years on end. The Osiris light mech, for example, [[JokeCharacter was infamous for being a complete death trap]] - almost no armor, pitiful weaponry, a huge chassis that was next to impossible to miss, and with a mediocre (for a light) top speed. Or the Atlas, which was too expensive, lacked the armor that a slow mech needs, and didn't carry sufficient firepower, being outgunned by many mechs 20+ tons lighter. [[ScrewedByTheLawyers The tragic final update]] [[note]] The MechWarrior license was yanked from the development team by the developers of Mechwarrior Online[[/note]], 0.7.1, included a complete balance overhaul and balance pass on effectively every asset, buffing assets that were in desperate need of help (and nerfing those that were [[TierInducedScrappy too powerful]]). The Osiris had its [[LightningBruiser armor buffed, better jump jets, and way more firepower,]] the Atlas became cheaper, [[SuperToughness better armored]], and [[CloseRangeCombatant better at killing things up close,]] among hundreds of other changes to the other assets.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' was plagued by many of its assets being nigh-useless for months or years on end. The Osiris light mech, for example, [[JokeCharacter was infamous for being a complete death trap]] - almost no armor, pitiful weaponry, a huge chassis that was next to impossible to miss, and with a mediocre (for a light) top speed. Or the Atlas, which was too expensive, lacked the armor that a slow mech needs, and didn't carry sufficient firepower, being outgunned by many mechs 20+ tons lighter. [[ScrewedByTheLawyers The tragic final update]] [[note]] The MechWarrior [=MechWarrior=] license was yanked from the development team by the developers of Mechwarrior Online[[/note]], VideoGame/MechWarriorOnline[[/note]], 0.7.1, included a complete balance overhaul and balance pass on effectively every asset, buffing assets that were in desperate need of help (and nerfing those that were [[TierInducedScrappy too powerful]]). The Osiris had its [[LightningBruiser armor buffed, better jump jets, and way more firepower,]] the Atlas became cheaper, [[SuperToughness better armored]], and [[CloseRangeCombatant better at killing things up close,]] among hundreds of other changes to the other assets.
28th Jan '17 12:45:15 PM MummyGaGa
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** Prior to the release of VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3, Tenko was quite the BaseBreakingCharacter due to her being a man-hater. However, in the actual game, that element of her character was downplayed in favor for her cheerfulness and her protectiveness over Himoko causing her to be a huge fan favorite. It also helps that she was in the canonically gay couple in the franchise thus earning a LGBTFanbase.
** Shuichi became [[BaseBreakingCharacter incredibly divisibe]] the second where it was revealed that [[spoiler: he ended replacing Kaede as the main protagonist. While he is still divisive due to how big of an EnsembleDarkhorse Kaede is, some fans ended up liking him for his character arc and how he is ''not'' the driving force to the motivating everyone in the ending as he needed to be brought back from the DespairEventHorizon from his friends thus proving that he was not a rehash of the other past protagonists. ]]
** Korekiyo Shinguuji is a notable inversion. Before VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 was released, fans took interest in him thanks to his unique talent, his CreepyAwesome design and his interesting personality. However, after the game came out and it was revealed that [[spoiler: he was sexually attracted to his deceased sister, going so far as to kill Angie and Tenko just to resume said relationship with her in the afterlife]], Korekiyo quickly became one of the most - if not ''the'' most - reviled characters in not just this entry, but the entire franchise as a whole.
21st Dec '16 6:26:20 PM nmn3r3
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** Fukawa underwent this in ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls''. In the original, she was quite abrasive to most people, tended to assume the worst of others, and had a one-sided and unhealthy crush on Togami, albeit with a FreudianExcuse (it's revealed that [[StockShoujoBulyingTactics she was bullied quite a bit in the past]]). In the course of Absolute Despair Girls, she undergoes a great deal of CharacterDevelopment, becoming friends with the protagonist Komaru, showing a kinder side from time to time, and going from having somewhat selfish ulterior motives (saving Togami and becoming a full member of the Future Foundation) to [[spoiler:staying behind with Komaru while Togami returns to the Future Foundation]].

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** Fukawa underwent this in ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls''. In the original, she was quite abrasive to most people, tended to assume the worst of others, and had a one-sided and unhealthy crush on Togami, albeit with a FreudianExcuse (it's revealed that [[StockShoujoBulyingTactics [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics she was bullied quite a bit in the past]]). In the course of Absolute Despair Girls, she undergoes a great deal of CharacterDevelopment, becoming friends with the protagonist Komaru, showing a kinder side from time to time, and going from having somewhat selfish ulterior motives (saving Togami and becoming a full member of the Future Foundation) to [[spoiler:staying behind with Komaru while Togami returns to the Future Foundation]].
21st Dec '16 2:40:32 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Skyrim'', the Thalmor made ScrewYouElves practically a rallying cry for the entire fandom. ''Everyone'' hated them, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch even Altmer players]]. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', the Altmer win back a great deal of their respect from many fans by credit of the sheer lengths they go to win the trust of their allies (including one quest where they pull a race-wide BigDamnHeroes on a besieged city) and counting a good number of likable and {{badass}} [=NPC=]s on their side.

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** In ''Skyrim'', the Thalmor made ScrewYouElves practically a rallying cry for the entire fandom. ''Everyone'' hated them, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch even Altmer players]]. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', the Altmer win back a great deal of their respect from many fans by credit of the sheer lengths they go to win the trust of their allies (including one quest where they pull a race-wide BigDamnHeroes on a besieged city) and counting a good number of likable and {{badass}} badass [=NPC=]s on their side.
21st Dec '16 9:14:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of the Ultramarines, Captain Titus of ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' is [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Captain_Titus#Reasons_why_Titus_is_such_a_Badass credited by 1d4chan]] as the driving force behind making them respect the Ultramarines again, striking the best balance between Matt Ward's LawfulStupid [[MemeticMutation Spiritual Liege]] Codex wank, and Graham [=McNeill=]'s "the Codex Astartes is a load of crap and cool marines don't follow it" ChaoticStupid [[MarySue Special Snowflake]], and also being majorly {{Badass}} while never once coming across as over-the-top.

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** Speaking of the Ultramarines, Captain Titus of ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' is [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Captain_Titus#Reasons_why_Titus_is_such_a_Badass credited by 1d4chan]] as the driving force behind making them respect the Ultramarines again, striking the best balance between Matt Ward's LawfulStupid [[MemeticMutation Spiritual Liege]] Codex wank, and Graham [=McNeill=]'s "the Codex Astartes is a load of crap and cool marines don't follow it" ChaoticStupid [[MarySue Special Snowflake]], and also being majorly {{Badass}} badass while never once coming across as over-the-top.
17th Dec '16 7:01:22 PM infernape612
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** The General class was previously seen as a MightyGlacier without enough Mighty, which would always be double attacked and chopped into little pieces before it could get in a word edgewise. ''Fates'' gave it the Wary Fighter skill, which prevents all double attacks and makes it much harder to kill.
** The Archer and Sniper classes were often mocked for their locked 2 range and terrible time on the Enemy Phase, where most of the game's combat takes place, and most Sniper bosses were considered ridiculously easy. In this game, bows and yumi were given massive damage buffs and a DLC skill was introduced that gives them 1-2 range at all times. Takumi in particular straddles the line between DiscOneNuke and GameBreaker as a playable character in ''Birthright'' and ''Revelation'', and is considered to be ThatOneBoss as an enemy in ''Conquest'' [[spoiler:to the point where he is actually the route's incredibly challenging FinalBoss]].
2nd Dec '16 10:43:49 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Zant to an extent. While he was a popular character in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', the main criticism from fans was that the reveal of his PsychopathicManchild nature [[ShockingSwerve came completely out of nowhere]] and [[BadassDecay undermined his previous badassery]]. Like with Fi, this game fleshes him out by having said traits apparent from the start, but shown mostly through his ConfusionFu moveset while in the game proper, he's portrayed as a slightly eccentric, but threatening villain. Thus, he is far less polarizing. It helps that like Fi, his moveset makes him great at fighting large groups of enemies. Especially after a much needed update.

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*** Zant to an extent. While he was a popular character in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', the main criticism from fans was that the reveal of his PsychopathicManchild nature [[ShockingSwerve came completely out of nowhere]] and [[BadassDecay undermined his previous badassery]]. Like with Fi, this This game fleshes him out by having said traits apparent from the start, but shown mostly through his ConfusionFu moveset while in the game proper, he's portrayed as a slightly eccentric, but threatening villain. Thus, he is far less polarizing. It helps that like Fi, his moveset makes him great at fighting large groups of enemies. Especially enemies, especially after a much needed update.
26th Oct '16 4:18:04 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Most ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games render the [[TimeStandsStill time-stopping]] pocketwatch AwesomeButImpractical, as it uses five hearts instead of one and some enemies, including many bosses, are immune to it. In ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'', however, it becomes one of the most useful subweapons, due to working on bosses and costing only two hearts.
16th Sep '16 12:58:19 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* For the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' series, Relic Studios created an entire new chapter, the Blood Ravens. At first they were your typical bad-ass Space Marines with a special note for having a large amount of Librarians and suspiciously missing information about their origins. What dragged them down into the Scrappy heap wasn't the fact that they were Relic's go-to army, but the fact that they were so [[CreatorsPet gosh darn good at being Space Marines]] that they threatened to overcome the Ultramarines' MarySue status. It got to the point that every other piece of wargear in the sequel series was a relic "gifted" from some other Chapter, something that is virtually unheard of except in THE most astounding circumstances and earned them the [[FanNickname epithet]] of "Magpie Marines" under the joke-assumption that all those relics were stolen. What saved them was a [[EarnYourHappyEnding near-apocalyptic battle]] through the aptly named ''Retribution'' expansion where they quite literally battled and tore out the corrupted heart of their own chapter. By the time they [[spoiler:show up as your backup during the push towards TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon in ''VideoGame/SpaceMarine'']] most players were right alongside [[spoiler:Captain Titus]] in wanting to see them display the fury they showed in Auralia.

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* For the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' series, Relic Studios created an entire new chapter, the Blood Ravens. At first they were your typical bad-ass Space Marines with a special note for having a large amount of Librarians and suspiciously missing information about their origins. What dragged them down into the Scrappy heap wasn't the fact that they were Relic's go-to army, but the fact that they were so [[CreatorsPet gosh darn good at being Space Marines]] that they threatened to overcome the Ultramarines' MarySue status. It got to the point that every other piece of wargear in the sequel series was a relic "gifted" from some other Chapter, something that is virtually unheard of except in THE most astounding circumstances and earned them the [[FanNickname epithet]] of "Magpie Marines" under the joke-assumption that all those relics were stolen. What saved them was a [[EarnYourHappyEnding near-apocalyptic battle]] through the aptly named ''Retribution'' expansion where they quite literally battled and tore out the corrupted heart of their own chapter. By the time they [[spoiler:show up as your backup during the push towards TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon in ''VideoGame/SpaceMarine'']] ''[[VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine Space Marine]]'']] most players were right alongside [[spoiler:Captain Titus]] in wanting to see them display the fury they showed in Auralia.
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