History VideoGame / Baroque

23rd Sep '17 9:29:37 AM nombretomado
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A [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] horror {{Roguelike}} first made for the Sega Saturn, then ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was later remade for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and then again for iOS. It was created by [[StingEntertainment Sting]], the developers of the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, and localized by {{Atlus}}.

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A [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] horror {{Roguelike}} first made for the Sega Saturn, then ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was later remade for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, and then again for iOS. It was created by [[StingEntertainment Sting]], the developers of the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, and localized by {{Atlus}}.
Creator/{{Atlus}}.



* NintendoHard: Its a roguelike ''and'' it's published (but not made) by {{Atlus}}, so this is pretty much a given.

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* NintendoHard: Its a roguelike ''and'' it's published (but not made) by {{Atlus}}, Creator/{{Atlus}}, so this is pretty much a given.
6th Apr '17 9:08:12 AM Malady
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* [[ActionizedSequel Actionized Remake]]: The [=PS2=][=/=]Wii remake is considerably more action-packed and fast-paced than the original version, which is a full-blown SurvivalHorror[=-ish=] {{Roguelike}}. The original ''did'' have some survival horror elements, but other than that, it's not.

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* [[ActionizedSequel Actionized Remake]]: ActionizedSequel: Well, Remake: The [=PS2=][=/=]Wii remake is considerably more action-packed and fast-paced than the original version, which is a full-blown SurvivalHorror[=-ish=] {{Roguelike}}. The original ''did'' have some survival horror elements, but other than that, it's not.


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23rd Dec '16 7:59:29 AM Gosicrystal
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* GhostMemory

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* GuideDangIt: In spades.

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* GuideDangIt: In spades.%%* GuideDangIt



* ItemCrafting

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* %%* ItemCrafting



* LostForever: The only way to get the 4th cutscene is to harass the Sentry Angel on the very beginning of the game, which also causes you to die. [[SubvertedTrope If you miss it, you need to do so on the next play-through.]]



* OrganDrops : Your only way to survive is to eat the meat and hearts of monsters, which is already {{squick}}y in itself...[[FridgeBrilliance and then you learn]] that they are actually [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian humans]] deformed by their delusions...]]
** Becomes a greater FridgeBrilliance one you see that hearts gives you vitality.

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* OrganDrops : Your only way to survive is to eat the meat and hearts of monsters, which is already {{squick}}y in itself...[[FridgeBrilliance and then you learn]] that they are actually [[spoiler: [[IAmAHumanitarian humans]] deformed by their delusions...]]
**
]] Becomes a greater FridgeBrilliance one you see that hearts gives you vitality.vitality.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: The only way to get the 4th cutscene is to harass the Sentry Angel on the very beginning of the game, which also causes you to die. If you miss it, you need to do so on the next play-through.
12th Oct '16 2:54:11 PM omegafire17
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* OneHitKill: The Angelic Rifle. You only get five shots per Tower run though; make them count. Or don't, as sometimes not firing it gives you different voice entries from NPC's.

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* OneHitKill: The Angelic Rifle. You only get five shots per Tower run though; make them count. Or don't, as sometimes not firing it period gives you different voice entries from NPC's.NPC's, along with being required to progress the game at a certain point.
8th Oct '16 11:01:07 PM omegafire17
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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: And HOW! Unless you're using a guide, it'll take you months to fill out the database if not longer - and even if you ''are'' using a guide, doing everything right at every turn, it'll still take three complete play-throughs just to get everything, at least. The full tally includes:

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: And HOW! Unless you're using a guide, it'll take you months to fill out the database if not longer - and even if you ''are'' using a guide, doing everything right at every turn, it'll still take three complete play-throughs just to get everything, all the Voices and Events, at least.least (to say nothing of the Item, Baroque, and Character Lists). The full tally includes:
26th Sep '16 2:51:43 PM omegafire17
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** Normal is pretty much as the trope describes, gaining new levels and Health/Vitality stat increases by defeating monsters, [[ContinuingIsPainful though it resets with every Tower run]].

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** Normal is pretty much as the trope describes, gaining new levels and Health/Vitality Health stat increases by defeating monsters, [[ContinuingIsPainful though it resets with every Tower run]].
15th Sep '16 12:24:30 AM omegafire17
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** Baroques are a more permanent type, giving small boosts to things like how fast you run, how much damage is reduced, how much health/vitality you gain from organs/hearts, ''slowing how fast your vitality drains'', etc - this in addition to slightly boosting your base stats.
* CharacterTic: The Coffin Man ends every sentence he utters with "Goddamn it", Goddamn it!

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** Baroques are a more permanent type, giving small boosts to things hidden stats like how fast you run, how much damage is reduced, how much health/vitality you gain from organs/hearts, ''slowing slowing how fast your vitality drains'', etc - this in addition to slightly boosting your base stats.
drains/speeding up health recovery, etc. At least half can be earned multiple times and the boosts are cumulative, but the effect is mostly noticeable overtime.
* CharacterTic: The Coffin Man ends every sentence he utters most sentences with "Goddamn it", Goddamn it!



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In a FridgeBrilliance manner. The Crystal Sword can fuse with Idea Sephirah crystals to became unique swords, ''except'' for the Littles', and the Protagonist's - this includes Longneck, Horned Girl, The Bagged One, The Boxbearer, the Koriel members, and all Meta-Beings. [[spoiler:No matter the level of distortion, those who's Idea Sephirah can fuse with the Crystal Sword are/were once human. The Littles however are the embodiment of pure pain, stolen from the Absolute God... and the Protagonist was part of the interrupted Dabar Fusion with said deity]].



* OneHundredPercentCompletion: And HOW! Unless you're using a guide, it'll take you months to fill out the database if not longer - and even if you ''are'' using a guide, doing everything right at every turn, it'll still take three complete play-throughs just to get everything. The full tally includes:

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: And HOW! Unless you're using a guide, it'll take you months to fill out the database if not longer - and even if you ''are'' using a guide, doing everything right at every turn, it'll still take three complete play-throughs just to get everything.everything, at least. The full tally includes:
9th Sep '16 9:41:30 PM omegafire17
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* HelloInsertNameHere: You can name the Protagonist whatever you like. In-story, if he had a name, no one used it or apparently remembered it, which includes throughout the entire plot.
* HeroicMime: [[spoiler:''Literally''. The protagonist's voice was taken from him and given to the Absolute God]].

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* HelloInsertNameHere: You can name the Protagonist whatever you like. In-story, if he had a name, no one used it or calls him by ''any'' name, including those who apparently remembered it, which includes throughout the entire plot.
knew his original name. [[spoiler:It's hinted that it may have been Dextera]].
* HeroicMime: [[spoiler:''Literally''. The protagonist's voice was taken from him and given to the Absolute God]].God, as a result of the interrupted Dabar Fusion]].
9th Sep '16 8:48:32 PM omegafire17
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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: The Archangel's goal.]]
* AbnormalAmmo: The Angelic Rifle fires [[spoiler:grotesque angelic babies made out of pain.]]

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: The Archangel's goal.]]
goal]].
* AbnormalAmmo: The Angelic Rifle fires [[spoiler:grotesque angelic babies made out of pain.]]pain]].



* AfterTheEnd: And HOW? The only thing we know for sure is that something named "The Blaze" caused this, and somehow warped the world into what it is now. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Archangel caused the Blaze by interrupting the Dabar Fusion between the protagonist and the Absolute God, resulting in the world massively warping from the distortions [[WalkingWasteland caused by the Absolute God's presence.]]]]

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* AfterTheEnd: And HOW? The only thing we know for sure is that something named "The Blaze" caused this, and somehow warped the world into what it is now. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Archangel caused the Blaze by interrupting the Dabar Fusion between the protagonist Protagonist and the Absolute God, resulting in the world massively warping from the distortions [[WalkingWasteland caused by the Absolute God's presence.]]]]presence]]]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Even after you save the Absolute God from the Archangel's machinations, the world is still the same blasted wasteland it's been since The Blaze. However, by forming a consensus reality with the remaining Meta Beings, you essentially make lemonade out of lemons and give humanity a chance.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even after you save the Absolute God from the Archangel's machinations, the world is world's still the same blasted wasteland it's been since The Blaze. However, by forming a consensus reality with the remaining Meta Beings, you essentially make lemonade out of lemons and give humanity a chance.]]chance]].



* BodyHorror: Pretty much all of the Meta-Beings, [[spoiler:who were once human.]]

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* BodyHorror: Pretty much all of the Meta-Beings, [[spoiler:who were once human.]]human]].



* CoversAlwaysLie: The PS2 one, specifically, as well as the International Wii one - averted with the others. Many people assumed that the protagonist was shown on the cover, but its actually the Archangel.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The PS2 one, specifically, as well as the International Wii one - averted with the others. Many people assumed that the protagonist was shown on the cover, but its it's actually the Archangel.



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, ContinuingIsPainful: You're even ''encouraged'' to die. Doesn't stop the game from subjecting you to some rather hefty, Roguelike-esque penalties whenever you die - you lose '''everything''', except whatever items you had in storage and the Angelic Rifle, the latter of which is always given to you in front of the Neuro Tower (via the Archangel's image).

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist / ContinuingIsPainful: You're even ''encouraged'' to die. Doesn't stop the game from subjecting you to some rather hefty, Roguelike-esque penalties whenever you die - you lose '''everything''', except whatever items you had in storage and the Angelic Rifle, the latter of which is always given to you in front of the Neuro Tower (via the Archangel's image).



* DualWielding: Only three swords enable this for the Protaganist - the Twin Swords, the High Priestess Sword, and the Lovers Sword. [[note]]The latter two are made from specific fusions of Idea Sephirah to a Crystal Sword[[/note]]

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* DualWielding: Only three Three swords enable this for the Protaganist - the Twin Swords, the High Priestess Sword, and the Lovers Sword. [[note]]The latter two are made from specific fusions of Idea Sephirah to a Crystal Sword[[/note]]



* FeelNoPain: Everyone in the manga, except the protagonist. In the game, only a select few characters.

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* FeelNoPain: Everyone in the manga, except the protagonist. In the game, game itself, only a select few characters.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before The Blaze, the Archangel wore glasses (of a sort).
* FreezeFrameBonus / BilingualBonus: The opening video has lots of text that move too fast to read, and some is in latin (maybe).

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before The Blaze, the Archangel wore glasses (of of a sort).
sort.
* FreezeFrameBonus / BilingualBonus: The opening video has lots a lot of text that move moves too fast to read, and some is in latin Latin (maybe).



* HelloInsertNameHere

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* HelloInsertNameHereHelloInsertNameHere: You can name the Protagonist whatever you like. In-story, if he had a name, no one used it or apparently remembered it, which includes throughout the entire plot.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: What happened to [[spoiler:the Archangel, in particular a spike from a Consciousness Orb. And he's ''still alive''!]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: What happened to [[spoiler:the Archangel, in particular a spike from a Consciousness Orb. And he's ''still alive''!]]alive'']].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Doctor Angelicus and Longneck, for the same reason. [[spoiler:They deeply regret having created/cultivated pain, the Littles, and the former for having created the Angelic Gun that uses them]].



* OnlySaneMan: The Archangel views himself as one. [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist He's far more misguided]].]]

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* OnlySaneMan: The Archangel views himself as one. [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist He's far more misguided]].]]misguided]]]].



** The [[HeroicMime main character]] is the most human thing in the [[CrapsackWorld distorted world]], everyone else (save the [[PhysicalGod Absolute God]]) is [[BodyHorror distorted in various ways]], and [[StarfishAliens monsters]] roam freely. Then to make things more interesting, look at the ways you keep yourself alive/grow stronger - eat hearts/organs, use parasites/injections/brandings on your equipment (including yourself), and make use of bones, torturers, disks...
* TarotMotifs: [[http://www.atlus.com/baroque/ps2/ikei/index.htm The Meta-Beings]] are based on each arcana with ''The Chariot'' change to ''The Tank'' and ''The Strength'' changed to ''The Power''.

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** The [[HeroicMime main character]] is the most human thing in the [[CrapsackWorld distorted world]], everyone else (save the [[PhysicalGod Absolute God]]) is [[BodyHorror distorted in various ways]], and [[StarfishAliens monsters]] roam freely. Then to make things more interesting, look at the ways you keep yourself alive/grow stronger - eat hearts/organs, hearts/organs for your health, use parasites/injections/brandings on your equipment (including yourself), and make use of bones, torturers, disks...
* TarotMotifs: [[http://www.atlus.com/baroque/ps2/ikei/index.htm The Meta-Beings]] are based on each arcana arcana, with ''The Chariot'' change to ''The Tank'' and ''The Strength'' changed to ''The Power''.



* [[ThePowerofLove The Power of Lust]]: There's a brand that increases your strength when inflicted with the "lust" status. Kinda creepy if you think about.
** A few equippable items may be affected with Lust, which makes you unable to un-equip the item again.
*** There's certain items that makes you resistant to Lust, but here's the kicker: [[spoiler:You can't unequip it, once equipped.]]

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* [[ThePowerofLove The Power of Lust]]: There's a brand that increases your strength when inflicted with the "lust" "Lust" status. Kinda creepy if you think about.
about it.
** A few equippable items may be affected with Lust, which makes you unable to un-equip the item again.
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again. There's also certain items that makes make you resistant to Lust, but here's the kicker: [[spoiler:You can't unequip it, once equipped.]]are similarly unable to be un-equipped by normal means.
9th Sep '16 7:47:07 PM omegafire17
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Many people assumed that the protagonist was shown on the cover, but its actually the Archangel.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The PS2 one, specifically, as well as the International Wii one - averted with the others. Many people assumed that the protagonist was shown on the cover, but its actually the Archangel.
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