History VideoGame / AceCombat3Electrosphere

1st Aug '17 2:53:50 PM Bisected8
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* FictionalDisability: Rena Hirose suffers from the "Silverstone disease", meaning that her skins lacks any protection from UV sunlight radiation whatsoever. As a result, the only way she has to be outside during daytime is inside the fully-enclosed cockpit of her plane.
2nd Jul '17 7:35:32 PM MarqFJA
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The world is Strangereal, a [[ConstructedWorld not-Earth]] from the previous games that was first [[WorldBuilding fleshed out]] in this installment. The year is [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]]. In the past few decades, the national governments of Strangereal have decayed beyond repair and were replaced by a global rule of {{Mega Corp}}s, chief among whom are [[GermanicEfficiency General Resource Limited]] and Neucom Incorporated. Naturally, the two companies' [[CorporateWarfare competition for power is far from friendly]], and the only thing standing between them and an all-out war is the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperPower Universal Peace Enforcement Organization]]. Further upsetting the fragile balance of power are: the GR's latest SuperPrototype fighter jet, the Night Raven, and its groomed pilot, the [[IllGirl sickly]] Rena Hirose; the Neucom scientists' questionable experiments on the recently discovered {{Cyberspace}} and BrainUploading; an overzealous military commander's schemes; and a NebulousCriminalConspiracy lurking in the background and pulling every string.

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The world is Strangereal, a [[ConstructedWorld not-Earth]] from the previous games that was first [[WorldBuilding fleshed out]] in this installment. The year is [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]]. In the past few decades, the national governments of Strangereal have decayed beyond repair and were replaced by a global rule of {{Mega Corp}}s, chief among whom are [[GermanicEfficiency General Resource Limited]] and Neucom Incorporated. Naturally, the two companies' [[CorporateWarfare competition for power is far from friendly]], and the only thing standing between them and an all-out war is the [[FictionalUnitedNations Universal Peace]] [[UnitedNationsIsASuperPower Universal Peace Enforcement Organization]]. Further upsetting the fragile balance of power are: the GR's latest SuperPrototype fighter jet, the Night Raven, and its groomed pilot, the [[IllGirl sickly]] Rena Hirose; the Neucom scientists' questionable experiments on the recently discovered {{Cyberspace}} and BrainUploading; an overzealous military commander's schemes; and a NebulousCriminalConspiracy lurking in the background and pulling every string.
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.
down.
** 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.
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