History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

23rd Sep '16 10:40:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''. The only thing people can remember about that game is the Morrigan Aensland, the [[MsFanservice sexy]] [[HornyDevils succubus]] who has appeared in more CapcomVersusWhatever games than her own. The only other characters people might remember are Lilith (by virtue of being Morrigan's {{moe}} sister) and Felicia (who is a near-naked [[CuteMonsterGirl cute monster cat girl]]). Good luck finding a non-fan who can name another character, or can remember that the actual protagonist of the series is Demitri Maximoff. As you can tell, ''Darkstalkers'' is BestKnownForTheFanservice, and almost nothing else.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''. The only thing people can remember about that game is the Morrigan Aensland, the [[MsFanservice sexy]] [[HornyDevils succubus]] who has appeared in more CapcomVersusWhatever ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' games than her own. The only other characters people might remember are Lilith (by virtue of being Morrigan's {{moe}} sister) and Felicia (who is a near-naked [[CuteMonsterGirl cute monster cat girl]]). Good luck finding a non-fan who can name another character, or can remember that the actual protagonist of the series is Demitri Maximoff. As you can tell, ''Darkstalkers'' is BestKnownForTheFanservice, and almost nothing else.
11th Aug '16 3:19:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** On the topic of ''Halo''; all weapons are from the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], except for the Battle Rifle, Energy Sword (which are from [[VideoGame/{{Halo2}} the second game]]) and the Gravity Hammer (from the [[VideoGame/{{Halo3}} third game]]). Same thing goes for all the vehicles, except for the Wraith (also from the second game).

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** On the topic of ''Halo''; all weapons are from the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], except for the Battle Rifle, Rifle and Energy Sword (which are from [[VideoGame/{{Halo2}} the second game]]) game]]), and the Gravity Hammer (from the [[VideoGame/{{Halo3}} third game]]). Same thing goes for all the vehicles, except for the Wraith (also from the second game).vehicles.
26th Jul '16 10:11:36 PM LaptopGuy
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* Licensed games that are ''[[NoProblemWithLicensedGames good]]''? Either ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' or the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.

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* Licensed games that are ''[[NoProblemWithLicensedGames good]]''? Either ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'', numerous of ''Franchise/StarWars'' games, or the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.
25th Jul '16 10:41:29 AM LaptopGuy
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* Any action-adventure game is almost automatically deemed a clone of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''.

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* Any action-adventure game is almost automatically deemed a clone of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' (usually ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.



* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about how "Konami doesn't make games anymore"]].

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* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about how "Konami doesn't make games anymore"]].



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', known among non-gamers only for the classic Mega Drive/Genesis titles, and chances are if a classic Sega game is brought up, you can always expect ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' to be mentioned, and a few other significant Sega classics like ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' or ''VideoGame/{{Columns}}'' if they're really, really on the ball.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', known among non-gamers only for the classic Mega Drive/Genesis titles, and maybe the Dreamcast games, and chances are if a classic Sega game is brought up, you can always expect ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' to be mentioned, and a few other significant Sega classics like ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' or ''VideoGame/{{Columns}}'' if they're really, really on the ball.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]".

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]". ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' is now included in the pool.



** Fighting games with {{fanservice}}? Obviously ''Series/{{Dead or Alive}}''. That is, assuming people remember that it is indeed a fighting game and not a JigglePhysics simulator. Also, there are no males characters in the series (except for Ryu Hayabusa, by virtue of being the star of the well-known ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series). The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is also starting to head in this direction for its increasingly infamous fanservice.
* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]]. ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' pops up on both sides but more rarely [[AdaptationDisplacement because many remember the anime first]].

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** Fighting games with {{fanservice}}? Obviously ''Series/{{Dead or Alive}}''. That is, assuming people remember that it is indeed a fighting game and not a JigglePhysics simulator. Also, there are no males characters in the series (except for Ryu Hayabusa, by virtue of being the star of the well-known ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series). The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is also starting to head in this direction for its increasingly infamous fanservice.
fanservice. Other than that, it's best known for its many guest characters.
* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]]. Any reference to the latter will almost invariably be to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII the seventh game]]. ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' pops up on both sides but more rarely [[AdaptationDisplacement because many remember the anime first]].



* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/CustersRevenge'', ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', the Nintendo-licensed CD-i games, the two infamous ''Sonic'' disasters (''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Rise of Lyric]]'') and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.

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* When you ask a random gamer what are SoBadItsHorrible video games, people will usually think about ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' for the Atari 2600 (yes, there are multiple games called like that), ''VideoGame/CustersRevenge'', ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'', ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', the Nintendo-licensed CD-i games, the two infamous ''Sonic'' disasters (''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Rise of Lyric]]'') and occasionally ''Pac-Man'' for the Atari 2600, but do not expect them to know about any other terrible video game ever made... unless, of course, they're a fan of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. (''VideoGame/PlumbersDontWearTies'', anyone?)



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. Phoenix Wright is the only protagonist of the series, in fact they're often called the "[[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle Phoenix Wright games]]". Also, don't expect a non-fan to be able to tell you anything else about the series besides the '''''Objection!''''' {{meme}}.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. Phoenix Wright is the only protagonist of the series, in fact they're often called the "[[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle Phoenix Wright games]]". Also, don't expect a non-fan to be able to tell you anything else about the series besides the '''''Objection!''''' {{meme}}. If another character will be referenced, it'll be Edgeworth and nobody else.



* Rovio only makes ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' games and nothing else.



* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.

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* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' or Green Hills Hill Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.
25th Jun '16 10:44:41 PM Pichu-kun
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** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar, however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.

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* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'').''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.
25th Jun '16 10:39:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', often merged with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. It's wholly possible to meet people who think they're the same game. And good luck finding anyone who knows that there was a ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' arcade game before there was ''SUPER Mario Bros.'', or that ''Donkey Kong'' arcade had not [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongJr one]], but [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong3 two]] sequels.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'',
often merged with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. It's wholly possible to meet people who think they're the same game. And good luck finding anyone who knows that there was a ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' arcade game before there was ''SUPER Mario Bros.'', or that ''Donkey Kong'' arcade had not [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongJr one]], one, but [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong3 two]] two sequels.



** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



* ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and their spinoffs are the only simulation games.

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* ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and their spinoffs are the only simulation games. Occasionally ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' gets referenced.



* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]].

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* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]]. ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' pops up on both sides but more rarely [[AdaptationDisplacement because many remember the anime first]].



* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.

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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.maybe ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.


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* Any time ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' gets referenced it'll always be a ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' reference. The protagonist is always male and is always Pete (better known by his FanNickname, "Jack").
* Newgrounds is the only website that hosts online flash games.
* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.
28th Apr '16 2:29:45 AM jormis29
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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.

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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.
20th Apr '16 6:02:15 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''Series/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.

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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''Series/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.
8th Apr '16 6:11:09 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** * ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.


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%% ** ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
8th Apr '16 6:10:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/JustDance'' are the only dancing games.
* Similarly, ''DDR'' is the only Franchise/{{BEMANI}} game in the West, due to being the only BEMANI game to see more than a small handful of Western releases, unlike other games such as ''VideoGame/{{jubeat}}'' and ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'' which are arcade success stories but have only seen very limited releases outside of Asia (an under-the-radar tablet version for the former, limited export runs to specific arcades in the case of the latter).
* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about Konami]].

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* {{Rhythm Game}}s:
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* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
* ** ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/JustDance'' are the only dancing games.
* ** {{Mobile Phone|Game}} {{Rhythm Game}}s? The only ones people ever play are ''VideoGame/LoveLiveSchoolIdolFestival'' and ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls Starlight Stage''.
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Similarly, ''DDR'' is the only Franchise/{{BEMANI}} game in the West, due to being the only BEMANI game to see more than a small handful of Western releases, unlike other games such as ''VideoGame/{{jubeat}}'' and ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'' which are arcade success stories but have only seen very limited releases outside of Asia (an under-the-radar tablet version for the former, limited export runs to specific arcades in the case of the latter).
* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about Konami]].how "Konami doesn't make games anymore"]].
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