History VideoGame / Anachronox

23rd Oct '16 11:00:53 AM Unsung
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* TimeyWimeyBall: The ultimate cause behind all the cataclysmic events seems to form one: [[spoiler:The universe forms an endless cycle of Big Bang - Big Crunch events. A war between Order and Chaos in the next universe ended with Order banishing Chaos into the current universe. Chaos has set plans in motion to escape into the previous universe, and shunt enough mass from that universe to the current universe so that the total mass of the previous universe does not provide enough gravitational pull to cause a Big Crunch, and the future universes will never be born. How this can be successful when logically it should mean that a) Chaos erases its own existence and b) also erases the universe where they were sending all that matter, is never brought up.]]

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* TimeyWimeyBall: The ultimate cause behind all the cataclysmic events seems to form one: [[spoiler:The universe forms an endless cycle of Big Bang - Big Crunch events. A war between Order and Chaos in the next universe ended with Order banishing Chaos into the current universe. Chaos has set plans in motion to escape into the previous universe, and shunt enough mass from that universe to the current universe so that the total mass of the previous universe does not provide enough gravitational pull to cause a Big Crunch, and the future universes will never be born. How this can be successful when logically it should mean that a) Chaos erases its own existence and b) also erases the universe where they were sending all that matter, is never brought up.]] Nor is why Chaos's presence in the current universe does not alter the course of the next one-- no ButterflyEffect here. [[NoOntologicalInertia Apparently what happens in one universe stays in that universe.]]]]
23rd Oct '16 12:51:52 AM timotaka
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* TimeyWimeyBall: The ultimate cause behind all the cataclysmic events seems to form one: [[spoiler:The universe forms an endless cycle of Big Bang - Big Crunch events. A war between Order and Chaos in the next universe ended with Order banishing Chaos into the current universe. Chaos has set plans in motion to escape into the previous universe, and shunt enough mass from that universe to the current universe so that the total mass of the previous universe does not provide enough gravitational pull to cause a Big Crunch, and the future universes will never be born. How this can be successful when logically it should mean that a) Chaos erases its own existence and b) also erases the universe where they were sending all that matter, is never brought up.]]
23rd Oct '16 12:29:51 AM timotaka
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*** stun abilities from other characters had similar issues. Grumpos was simply the most obvious since he had no other abilities which he could use Bouge on for awhile, making the Yammer ability more tempting to use, and the in-game description left it so unclear what the ability was intended to do.

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*** stun Stun abilities from other characters had similar issues. Grumpos was simply the most obvious since he had no other abilities which he could use Bouge on for awhile, making the Yammer ability more tempting to use, and the in-game description left it so unclear what the ability was intended to do.



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The game features at least one short stealth sequence and a mandatory rail shooting section.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The game features at least one short stealth sequence sequence, a side-scrolling shooter section and a mandatory rail shooting section.



* YouALLLookFamiliar: Lampshaded via the character Multidude, who can create copies of himself.

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* YouALLLookFamiliar: Lampshaded via the character Multidude, who can create copies of himself. They all have their own minds and several have gone off to live their own lives.
23rd Oct '16 12:27:12 AM timotaka
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* SpaceFriction: Averted for a good spot of suspense: The Verilent Hive has launched missiles at Democratus, and the team makes an assault on the Hive to remotely disable the missiles. After they are done, the missiles are still approaching. Rho points out that since there is no friction in space, they won't know whether they were successful until they see whether the warheads will detonate on impact.
29th Sep '16 10:28:52 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AlienGeometries: Anachronox is a constantly shifting world which has gravity in all sorts of different direction. Ceilings, floors, walls: it's all fair game.
21st Sep '16 10:02:39 PM TheRoguePenguin
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'''This game provides examples of the following tropes:'''

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'''This !!This game provides examples of the following tropes:'''
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* BlindJump: The Sender Spikes going to and from Anachronox aren't fully mapped. You meet an NPC that makes a living testing new ones, even though he could be stranded on the other side or killed by whatever's there. The party also does one by accident when their attempt to use a Spike is disrupted by an explosion, causing it to fling them in an unintended direction.



* BrokenBridge: [[ParodiedTrope "Someone's on fire just around the corner. This area's closed off until he puts himself out."]]
** Just in case you think he's kidding, you can see a man behind him, fully aflame, running around and screaming. The guy you're talking to is a [[DirtyCop cop]], and [[PoliceAreUseless he's doing absolutely nothing]] to help the poor man. It's just that kind of game.

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* BrokenBridge: [[ParodiedTrope "Someone's on fire just around the corner. This area's closed off until he puts himself out."]]
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"]] Just in case you think he's kidding, you can see a man behind him, fully aflame, running around and screaming. The guy you're talking to is a [[DirtyCop cop]], and [[PoliceAreUseless he's doing absolutely nothing]] to help the poor man. It's just that kind of game.



* [[DemocracyIsBad Democracy Is Stupid]]: Or at least Democratus is stupid. ''Painfully'' stupid. '''"Almost let itself be annihilated by a HordeOfAlienLocusts"''' stupid.

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* [[DemocracyIsBad Democracy Is Stupid]]: DemocracyIsBad: Or at least Democratus is stupid. ''Painfully'' stupid. '''"Almost let itself be annihilated by a HordeOfAlienLocusts"''' stupid.
31st May '16 6:53:13 PM Woggs123
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** The NoxGuards are practically ColorPaletteSwaps of ''Main/{{JudgeDredd}}''

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** The NoxGuards guards on Anachronox are practically ColorPaletteSwaps recolors of ''Main/{{JudgeDredd}}''
31st May '16 6:51:53 PM Woggs123
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** The NoxGuards are practically ColorPaletteSwaps of ''Main/{{JudgeDredd}}''
22nd Apr '16 10:16:08 AM Erzengel
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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Grumpos, the second party member, reveals he's with the bad guys and opens the Echo Gate in the end.]]



%%* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Although the character was actually a Heel for ''the entire length of the game''.]]
%%* FasterThanLightTravel

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%%* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Although * FasterThanLightTravel: The Sender Spikes launch ships to Anachronox, and Anachronox sends ships to Sender Spikes around the character was actually a Heel for ''the entire length of galaxy, making it the game''.]]
%%* FasterThanLightTravel
hub of galactic transportation.



%%* OrderVersusChaos

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%%* OrderVersusChaos* OrderVersusChaos: Two civilizations are literally named Order and Chaos, and Order banished Chaos [[spoiler:into the current universe so they could live in peace in the next universe]].



%%* PowerWalk: The ending cutscene.

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%%* * PowerWalk: The entire team that's still around does one in the ending cutscene.



%%* SequelHook

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%%* SequelHook* SequelHook: The game ends [[spoiler:with the bad guys released into the previous universe, free to enact their plan to destroy this one.]] Boots and the rest of the team do a PowerWalk implying they're off to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the studio was closed before the game was even released.
15th Mar '16 6:51:00 PM Kalaong
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* [[DemocracyIsBad Democracy Is Stupid]]: Or at least Democratus is stupid. ''Painfully'' stupid. '''"Almost let itself be annihilated by a HordeOfAlienLocusts"''' stupid.
-->'''ObstructiveBureaucrat''': ''We have no evidence that the missiles are even destructive in nature!''\\
'''OnlySaneMan''': '' '''Evidence?''' The Verilent Hive has been doing this for hundreds of years: Bomb planet, wait for dust to settle, then re-colonize to expand hive! What exactly do you think is inside those warheads? '''Gift baskets?''' ''
** The only reason they survive their introduction is because the OnlySaneMan gets ''really'' good at yelling the other seven council members into agreeing with him.
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