History VideoGame / AceCombat3Electrosphere

4th May '17 7:05:05 AM Ominae
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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, trying to keep the peace between General Resource and Neuwork. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an [[http://useatoday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ac3-e-ie-discs-22-h-e-v-e-n-n-d-e-r-t-h.html?m=1 unofficial English translation patch]].

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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, trying to keep the peace between General Resource and Neuwork. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an [[http://useatoday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ac3-e-ie-discs-22-h-e-v-e-n-n-d-e-r-t-h.html?m=1 unofficial English translation patch]].
26th Mar '17 9:35:28 PM jnv11
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:In the international version of this game, the BigBad is an artificial intelligence that has went rogue and tricked General Resource and Neuwork into getting into a war in order to wear them out to allow it to TakeOverTheWorld.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:In the international version of this game, the BigBad is an a rogue artificial intelligence that has went rogue which leads Ouroboros and tricked General Resource and Neuwork into getting into a war in order to wear them out to allow it the rogue A.I. to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
26th Mar '17 9:33:19 PM jnv11
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:In the international version of this game, the BigBad is an artificial intelligence that has went rogue and tricked General Resource and Neuwork into getting into a war in order to wear them out to allow it to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
26th Mar '17 6:48:38 PM jnv11
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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an [[http://useatoday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ac3-e-ie-discs-22-h-e-v-e-n-n-d-e-r-t-h.html?m=1 unofficial English translation patch]].

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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting trying to keep the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks.peace between General Resource and Neuwork. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an [[http://useatoday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ac3-e-ie-discs-22-h-e-v-e-n-n-d-e-r-t-h.html?m=1 unofficial English translation patch]].
27th Jan '17 1:56:36 AM jormis29
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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Subverted, as Namco never confirmed which ending (if any) was canon. After jumping from 2040 back to 2004 in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' (and even to 1995 in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''), the series took TheSlowPath back, slowly approaching the ''Electrosphere'' times... and then, just before running out of options and making a canon sequel to ''[=AC3=]'' (the [[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance most (in-universe) recent Strangereal game]] was set in 2032), Namco instead relaunched the series on the real world - between ''Skies of Incursion'' in 2007 and the announcement of ''Ace Combat 7'' in late 2015, the only game set in Strangereal has been [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]].

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Subverted, as Namco never confirmed which ending (if any) was canon. After jumping from 2040 back to 2004 in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' (and even to 1995 in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''), the series took TheSlowPath back, slowly approaching the ''Electrosphere'' times... and then, just before running out of options and making a canon sequel to ''[=AC3=]'' (the [[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance most (in-universe) recent Strangereal game]] was set in 2032), Namco instead relaunched the series on the real world - between ''Skies of Incursion'' in 2007 and the announcement of ''Ace Combat 7'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat7SkiesUnknown'' in late 2015, the only game set in Strangereal has been [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]].
14th Dec '16 7:01:27 PM CakeMix
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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed. Before either of them realized it, however, they were killed by a bomb and their laboratory was destroyed along with their research.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed.Sublimated. Before either of them realized it, however, they were killed by a bomb and their laboratory was destroyed along with their research.]]



* NonStandardGameOver: This game has quite a few of them. Some honourable mentions include Zero Gravity, which shows your R-352 getting toasted by one of the satellite lasers if you run out of time; Guardian Angel, which shows the R-808 going down and crashing (with Cynthia's complaining included in the original version of the game); and the UI-4053 getting blown out of the sky by a submarine cruise missile.

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* NonStandardGameOver: This game has quite a few of them. Some honourable mentions include Zero Gravity, which shows your R-352 getting toasted by one of the satellite lasers if you run out of time; Guardian Angel, which shows the R-808 going down and crashing (with Cynthia's complaining included in the original version of the game); and Liquidation, which shows the UI-4053 getting blown out of the sky by a submarine cruise missile.



* SpaceBattle: The only example in the entire series has you controlling Neucom's R-352 Sepia manned starfighter, killing orbital satellites. The controls of a spacecraft in zero-G feels ''entirely'' different than in atmosphere, throwing players out of the loop and forcing them to unlearn everything and adapt in one minute or else. [[DoingItForTheArt All this for one mission]].

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* SpaceBattle: The only example in the entire series has you controlling Neucom's R-352 Sepia manned starfighter, killing orbital satellites. The controls of a spacecraft in zero-G feels feel ''entirely'' different than in atmosphere, throwing players out of the loop and forcing them to unlearn everything and adapt in one minute three minutes or else. [[DoingItForTheArt All this for one mission]].



** Conversely, if you don't take the Neucom route, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia.

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** Conversely, if you don't take Cynthia only shows up outside of the Neucom route, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia.route in the General Resource route in one mission before being shot down or disappearing for the rest of the route.
14th Dec '16 1:40:15 AM Kadorhal
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Erich, assuming you do not take the UPEO route, kind of sort of disappears during the late stages of the game. If you are following the General Resource route though, you have the option of shooting him down, which does explain his absence. Otherwise...not so much.
** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. Park never comes up again even if you join him and Fiona in defecting to Neucom; conversely, if you don't go over to Neucom, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia, in battle or otherwise.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Erich, assuming you do not take Quite a few cases, depending on the route, with little explanation.
** Erich is a somewhat unique case. He's your one constant wingman throughout the entirety of
the UPEO route. Any other route, kind of sort of disappears during the late stages of the game. If you are following the he's essentially AWOL. The General Resource route though, at least allows you have the option of to explain that absence by shooting him down, which does explain his absence. Otherwise...not so much.
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** In fact many characters seem One of the early turning points in the plot is the defection of Fiona and Chairman Clarkson from UPEO to vanish when not on Neucom, and a certain player in the UPEO route is allowed to shoot them down (or not do anything to stop Rena from doing so) to remain with UPEO, or two. Park never comes up again even rescue the two and defect alongside them. While Fiona plays some role in the plot, direct or otherwise, no matter how things turn out later on if you join him and Fiona in defecting to Neucom; conversely, defect, Clarkson disappears from the plot entirely even ''if'' he survives.
** Conversely,
if you don't go over to Neucom, take the Neucom route, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia, in battle or otherwise.Cynthia.
14th Dec '16 1:12:53 AM Kadorhal
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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an unofficial English translation patch for Disc 1, with the finished Disc 2 translation promised at the end of 2016.

Despite the game having never been translated into English, it was the seminal installment of the series that codified its setting and most of the associated gameplay tropes (the honor that usually goes to ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 04|ShatteredSkies}}'' in the West). It has been said that ever since 1999, the ''AC'' series has been slowly working its way back up to ''Electrosphere'' (all following Strangereal games were technically ''{{prequel}}s'' to it), but never quite achieving the same level of expansiveness, plot intricacy, and gameplay finesse.

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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an [[http://useatoday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ac3-e-ie-discs-22-h-e-v-e-n-n-d-e-r-t-h.html?m=1 unofficial English translation patch for Disc 1, with the finished Disc 2 translation promised at the end of 2016.

patch]].

Despite the game having never been officially translated into English, it was the seminal installment of the series that codified its setting and most of the associated gameplay tropes (the honor that usually goes to ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 04|ShatteredSkies}}'' in the West). It has been said that ever since 1999, the ''AC'' series has been slowly working its way back up to ''Electrosphere'' (all following Strangereal games were technically ''{{prequel}}s'' to it), but never quite achieving the same level of expansiveness, plot intricacy, and gameplay finesse.
10th Dec '16 2:10:36 AM Kadorhal
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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an unofficial English translation patch for Disc 1, with the fate of Disc 2 translation still up in the air.

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...unless, of course, you live in the insignificantly tiny portion of the world that is not Japan, for which the story was remade into a lone pilot working for the UPEO, protecting the world from Neucom's increasingly desperate attacks. {{Creator/Namco|Bandai}} currently has no plans to deliver the original ''Electrosphere'' to the outside world, but the release of [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy a remake]] of ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' for [=N3DS=] gives us a faint glimmer of hope. Don't hold your breath, though. In the meantime, a fan-driven [[http://projectnemo.net/ Project]] [[http://useatoday.blogspot.com/ Nemo]] has released an unofficial English translation patch for Disc 1, with the fate of finished Disc 2 translation still up in promised at the air.
end of 2016.



* AKA47: Justified. You're using fictional futuristic variants of real planes, which are modded and upgraded to have a BrainComputerInterface called the [[ArmoredCoffin COFFIN]] system. [[spoiler: Considering that you're actually an AI simulating all your battles, this is necessary]].

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* AKA47: Justified. You're using fictional futuristic variants of real planes, which are modded and upgraded to have a BrainComputerInterface called the [[ArmoredCoffin [[ArmoredCoffins COFFIN]] system. [[spoiler: Considering that you're actually an AI simulating all your battles, this is necessary]].



* AmbiguouslyEvil: Dision. Second mission he's featured, and he's trying to get you to join his company faction. No one knows if he's aligned fully with GR, aiding UPEO's chessmaster Park, or is all about himself. In the end, [[spoiler: it's neither; he only wants revenge for his then girlfriend Yoko]].

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Dision. Second mission he's featured, and he's trying to get you to join his company faction. No one knows if he's aligned fully with GR, aiding UPEO's chessmaster Park, or is all about himself. In the end, [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's neither; he only wants revenge for his then deceased girlfriend Yoko]].



* BoringButPractical: Spread Bombs in the second slot is insanely powerful against ground targets and destroy many of them when clustered together.

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* BoringButPractical: Spread Bombs in the second slot is are insanely powerful against ground targets and destroy many of them when clustered together.
29th Jul '16 11:11:55 AM Kadorhal
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** More than that is Dision himself. [[spoiler:Not only he tried engineering you to join GR, he's also the head of Ouroboros, assisted Park with his scheme to usurp control of UPEO, offs his own company's CEO, and basically grooming Rena to be the perfect {{Tykebomb}}.]]
** The grand winner is [[spoiler: Simon]], as revealed in the game's secret ending. [[spoiler: The events of the entire game was basically him trying to figure out a plan to kill Dision. He is happy to find out his victory is guaranteed.]]

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** More than that is Dision himself. [[spoiler:Not only did he tried try engineering you to join GR, he's also the head of Ouroboros, assisted assisting Park with his scheme to usurp control of UPEO, offs offing his own company's CEO, and basically grooming Rena to be the perfect {{Tykebomb}}.]]
** The grand winner is [[spoiler: Simon]], as revealed in the game's secret ending. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The events of the entire game was were basically him trying to figure out a plan to kill Dision. He is happy to find out his victory is guaranteed.guaranteed, as all five possible paths end with Dision's death.]]



* CorporateWarfare

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* CorporateWarfareCorporateWarfare: It's the name of the game here.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed. Before she realized it, however, she and Human!Dision were killed by a bomb and their laboratory destroyed along with their research.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Abyssal Dision. Shortly before her death, Yoko Inoue copied Human!Dision's consciousness into the Electrosphere, creating the self-aware AI!Dision, the first ever human to be Sublimed. Before she either of them realized it, however, she and Human!Dision they were killed by a bomb and their laboratory was destroyed along with their research.]]



** According to translations of the Secret Ending [[spoiler: Simon hates Dision for stealing Yoko from him - so much that he wants to erase Dision's AI-copy and runs multiple simulations just to make sure it happens.]]

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** According to translations of the Secret Ending [[spoiler: Simon [[spoiler:Simon hates Dision for stealing Yoko from him - so much that he wants to erase Dision's AI-copy AI-copy, and runs multiple simulations of a possible Corporate War just to make sure it happens.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: If the player sides with Ouroboros, [[spoiler:Keith joins you, and attacks Dision and Rena. After he takes enough damage, he gets his plane stuck between the wings of Rena's Night Raven; when you shoot him down, Rena goes down too.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: The OmegaEnding, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: If the player sides with Ouroboros, [[spoiler:Keith joins you, and attacks you, Dision and Rena. After he takes enough damage, he gets his plane stuck between the wings of Rena's Night Raven; when you shoot him down, Rena goes down too.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: The OmegaEnding, revealed by completing all the routes. [[spoiler: Simon contacts you and explains that you're an AI...and that ''all the routes you played through'' were actually a simulation he programmed into you. It turns out that he blames Dision from stealing Yoko from him, and was using you and the simulation to figure out how to erase Dision's AI-copy. Having seen every possible outcome, Simon decides that Dision's death is a ForegoneConclusion (since you do kill him on each route) and releases you to into the real world to make one of the routes reality. He then deletes the simulation entirely.]]



* TranshumanTreachery: This is the modus operandi and rallying cry for those who have "discarded their flesh", that is, the people who have Sublimated. Subverted with [[spoiler: Cynthia]], who is truly in it only for the sake of her curiosity, and she becomes devastated when her plans involve sacrificing her younger sister [[spoiler: Fiona]].

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* TranshumanTreachery: This is the modus operandi and rallying cry for those who have "discarded their flesh", that is, the people who have Sublimated. Subverted with [[spoiler: Cynthia]], [[spoiler:Cynthia]], who is truly in it only for the sake of her curiosity, and she becomes devastated when her plans involve sacrificing her younger sister [[spoiler: Fiona]].[[spoiler:Fiona]].



** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. For example, Park, or Cynthia.

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** In fact many characters seem to vanish when not on a certain route or two. For example, Park, Park never comes up again even if you join him and Fiona in defecting to Neucom; conversely, if you don't go over to Neucom, you never even ''meet'' Cynthia, in battle or Cynthia.otherwise.



* WithThisHerring: Double subverted. You start with an Eurofighter Typhoon, one of the coolest planes of today... however, it's the far future, and by then the Eurofighter is ''severely'' outdated; flying it is kinda like nowadays flying a World War II fighter.

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* WithThisHerring: Double subverted. You start with an a Eurofighter Typhoon, one of the coolest planes of today... however, it's the far future, and by then the Eurofighter is ''severely'' outdated; flying it is kinda like nowadays flying a World War II fighter.
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