History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

21st May '18 12:58:34 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Creator/NipponIchi games and [=RPGs=] with ridiculous stat and damage numbers? The only thing that will likely come to mind is ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''

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* Creator/NipponIchi games and [=RPGs=] with ridiculous stat and damage numbers? The only thing that will likely come to mind is ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.
21st May '18 12:58:25 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Creator/NipponIchi games and [=RPGs=] with ridiculous stat and damage numbers? The only thing that will likely come to mind is ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
29th Apr '18 6:10:04 PM Midna
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', and ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. 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/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', and ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.
29th Apr '18 6:08:25 PM Midna
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. 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/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', and ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.
26th Mar '18 10:19:44 AM KagSwirby
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*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokémon".

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*** Some people think that [[IAmNotShazam Pikachu is actually called "Pokémon"."Pokémon"]].
26th Mar '18 7:47:26 AM BeerBaron
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* If a western Role-Playing Game is at all referenced by a non-gamer, expect it to be either ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' or more recently, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Also, it's not rare for non-gamers to be familiar with the names ''Oblivion'' and ''Skyrim'', but to have never heard of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' in their lives.
* Bethesda has two franchises, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'', and nothing else.

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* If a western Role-Playing Game is at all referenced by a non-gamer, expect it to be either ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' or more recently, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Also, it's not rare for non-gamers to be familiar with the names ''Oblivion'' and ''Skyrim'', but to have never heard of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has become ''the'' go-to reference for {{Western RPG}}s by non-gamers. In increasing order of reference pool size:
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' was the first MultiPlatform ([=XBox=] and PC) release
in their lives.
the series, and at the time, was one of the very few Western [=RPGs=] to receive a console release in many years. It introduced a massive NewbieBoom to the series in addition to being the BreakthroughHit for the series.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' built onto ''Morrowind''[='s=] success, being one of the first major RPG titles of the the 7th generation of consoles, making full use of the Xbox 360's and Playstation 3's technical capabilities.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''[='s=] massive popularity brought the series into a place among video game royalty, just behind legendary series including Mario and The Legend of Zelda. ''Skyrim'' also arguably put ''the rest of it's own'' series into this category, especially among younger audiences. It's not uncommon for someone to have heard of ''Skyrim'' without having heard of any other game in the series.
* Bethesda To the majority of people, Creator/{{Bethesda}} has two franchises, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' franchises: ''The Elder Scrolls'' and ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'', and nothing else.''Franchise/{{Fallout}}''. Even fewer realize that ''Fallout'' didn't originate with Bethesda.
8th Mar '18 9:09:00 PM KagSwirby
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** Because of the female ''VideoGame/WiiFit'' trainer's [[UnexpectedCharacter memorable reveal]] for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'', many people forget that the game also had a male trainer. Despite the fact that he was an alternate costume for her in the series, it has still yet to fully reverse these perceptions.



* Because of the female ''VideoGame/WiiFit'' trainer's [[UnexpectedCharacter memorable reveal]] for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'', many people forget that the game also had a male trainer. Despite the fact that he was an alternate costume for her in the series, it has still yet to fully reverse these perceptions.
17th Jan '18 8:32:59 PM KagSwirby
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** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Jigglypuff might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.

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** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Charizard, Jigglypuff, and Jigglypuff the Pokémon that were in ''Super Smash Bros.'' like Lucario and Greninja might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.
17th Jan '18 8:31:19 PM KagSwirby
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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).

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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).Kong'').
17th Jan '18 8:30:51 PM KagSwirby
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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specificaly, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''.

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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specificaly, Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''.''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).
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