History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

10th Feb '17 5:08:25 AM Mineboot45
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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?)

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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'', ''Custer's Revenge'', ''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?)
5th Feb '17 8:25:05 PM Mineboot45
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** ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' is the only cart-racing game.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' is the only cart-racing kart-racing game.
2nd Feb '17 12:03:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Pick any longtime BEMANI composer, particularly ones who left Konami at some point to make songs for other rhythm games such as SLAKE, NAOKI, or Tatsh. Only their BEMANI works will be referenced.
20th Jan '17 3:35:22 AM UltimateLazer
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* {{Hero Shooter}}s? You obviously mean ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. As of 2016 however, ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' can seriously become a contender as well.
1st Jan '17 3:34:31 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* On the topic of ''Touhou'' arranges, the only arranges that exist are Music/{{IOSYS}} arranges and "Bad Apple!! feat. nomico". This is particularly evident on arcade music games, where any time a game gets ''Touhou'' arranges for the first time it will almost always be those songs that appear before any other arranges.
2nd Dec '16 9:27:12 PM LucaEarlgrey
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*** And there's those who see ''DDR'' as the only property Naoki has ever had a major hand in, ignoring ''VideoGame/DanceMasters'' and his departure from Konami to work on ''VideoGame/CrossBeats''. It gets worse on Facebook where he regularly posts about the latter game and people still demand BEMANI-related things to him in the comments anyway as if he's in any position to do so.
1st Nov '16 7:59:33 PM LaptopGuy
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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.

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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 cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the pool.series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.



** Creator/{{Blizzard}} has only created three franchises, ''Warcraft'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. As of 2016, ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' can join that list.



** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the best of the series and introduced a plethora of new characters including series protagonist Jin Kazama, so there's more characters that can be referenced. Also, the UpdatedRerelease of ''Tekken 5'' introduced Lili, who quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series. Anything else however will go over most people's heads.

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** As for ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', it's a little better since ''Tekken 3'' is widely considered to be the best of the series and introduced a plethora of new characters including series protagonist Jin Kazama, so there's more characters that can be referenced. Also, the UpdatedRerelease of ''Tekken 5'' introduced Lili, who quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series. Anything Other than that, expect possible references to Heihachi, Kazuya, Yoshimitsu, Nina, King, Paul, and Law, but anything else however will go over most people's heads.



* Bethesda has two franchises, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'', and nothing else.



* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.
* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/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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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.
* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Resistance}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', ''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.
21st Oct '16 9:15:12 AM NexusLink
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* Any action-adventure game is almost automatically deemed a clone of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' (usually ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.

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