History VideoGame / BeatDown

6th May '16 8:40:30 PM Angeldeb82
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''Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance'' is a BeatEmUp by Capcom. It hit the Xbox and the PS2 in the 2005, and had a very interesting premise. The game is a WideOpenSandBox, a FightingGame, and a Beat 'Em Up that relies heavily on RPGElements. The player is able to do some LevelGrinding with his chosen character, highly customize him/her by changing everything about him with cosmetic surgeries, buying tatoos, changing his/her hair, his/her clothes and even adding/removing features like facial and body hair (making him/her a real VirtualPaperDoll). There's also loads of side quests and over 30 recruitable characters that can help you around by filling your party and being sidekicks just for the sake of it. These allies also gain levels, and some have specializations and different (but limited) fighting styles. For example, Martial Artists can teach you moves for some cash, Pickpockets can steal, and car thieves can hijack cars parked on the streets to give you a quick trip. You can also interrogate, rob, and even brutalize the characters in the game to a pulp using the option "Beatdown" for no other reason than really being faithful to the game title.

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''Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance'' is a BeatEmUp by Capcom. It hit the Xbox and the PS2 [=PS2=] in the 2005, and had a very interesting premise. The game is a WideOpenSandBox, WideOpenSandbox, a FightingGame, and a Beat 'Em Up that relies heavily on RPGElements. The player is able to do some LevelGrinding with his chosen character, highly customize him/her by changing everything about him with cosmetic surgeries, buying tatoos, changing his/her hair, his/her clothes and even adding/removing features like facial and body hair (making him/her a real VirtualPaperDoll). There's also loads of side quests and over 30 recruitable characters that can help you around by filling your party and being sidekicks just for the sake of it. These allies also gain levels, and some have specializations and different (but limited) fighting styles. For example, Martial Artists can teach you moves for some cash, Pickpockets can steal, and car thieves can hijack cars parked on the streets to give you a quick trip. You can also interrogate, rob, and even brutalize the characters in the game to a pulp using the option "Beatdown" for no other reason than really being faithful to the game title.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: You can do that if you wish to.



* BlackAndGreyMorality: There aren't any truly good and noble characters in the story, and even your allies tend to have plenty of shady dealings on the side. If you decide to play nice and not go out of your way to commit mayhem and only go after the bad guys, your ultimate goal is still to start your own gang and take over Las Sombras.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: There aren't any truly good and noble characters in the story, and even your allies tend to have plenty of shady dealings on the side. If you decide to play nice and not go out of your way to commit mayhem and only go after the bad guys, your ultimate goal is still to start your own gang and take over Las Sombras.



* CatFight: Averted; no gender diference is going to protect your female character (or the others) from ending up with bruises for taking and receiving loads of punishment.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Chester]]

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* CatFight: Averted; no gender diference difference is going to protect your female character (or the others) from ending up with bruises for taking and receiving loads of punishment.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Chester]][[spoiler:Chester.]]



* CoolOldGuy: Melvin

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* CoolOldGuy: MelvinMelvin.



* DeadlyDoctor: Quincy

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* DeadlyDoctor: QuincyQuincy.



** Though in the case of [[spoiler:two of your ex-partners]], they aren't opposed to joining up with you, but when they fight [[spoiler:both of you are in disguise when you encounter one another, so they don't realize the truth until after the fight's over.]]

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** Though in the case of [[spoiler:two of your ex-partners]], they aren't opposed to joining up with you, but when they fight [[spoiler:both of you are in disguise when you encounter one another, so they don't realize the truth until after the fight's over.]]over]].



* DistressedDude: Subverted with [[spoiler:Aaron]], who gets kidnapped by the mob and trapped in a hotel, but is found alive, well, and unharmed.



* Gamebreaker: Subverted. The ATM scheme could easily make you rich, but since the game loads for everything, you will barely use it.

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* Gamebreaker: GameBreaker: Subverted. The ATM scheme could easily make you rich, but since the game loads for everything, you will barely use it.



* JamesBondage: Subverted with [[spoiler:Aaron]], who gets kidnapped by the mob and trapped in a hotel, but is found alive, well, and unharmed.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: You can do that if you wish to.



* ProfessionalKiller: Ignacy

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* ProfessionalKiller: IgnacyIgnacy.



* VideogameCaringPotential: Believe it or not, there are a couple times when some random joes are in trouble (mainly being mugged) and you actually have the option of playing hero and saving them.

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* VideogameCaringPotential: VideoGameCaringPotential: Believe it or not, there are a couple times when some random joes are in trouble (mainly being mugged) and you actually have the option of playing hero and saving them.



* VideogameCrueltyPotential: There's a few examples, but the "Beatdown" option seems like the best starting point.
* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: The "Beatdown" option is pretty damn [[CatharsisFactor cathartic]] and a lot of those punks are just asking for it, but you kill that character and now you can't shake him/her down for money or important info. Wait until you've robbed and interrogated them and then kill them? Great, now the cops won't stop hounding you and you very likely just cost yourself a potentially useful ally.

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential: There's a few examples, but the "Beatdown" option seems like the best starting point.
* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: The "Beatdown" option is pretty damn [[CatharsisFactor cathartic]] {{cathar|sisFactor}}tic and a lot of those punks are just asking for it, but you kill that character and now you can't shake him/her down for money or important info. Wait until you've robbed and interrogated them and then kill them? Great, now the cops won't stop hounding you and you very likely just cost yourself a potentially useful ally.



** [[WholesomeCrossdresser Wholesome]]/[[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous Crossdresser]]: There are no gender restrictions on any clothing choices, either. Want to play a big, burly guy in a miniskirt and heels or a sexy woman in a flannel and shitkickers? Whatever floats your boat.

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** [[WholesomeCrossdresser Wholesome]]/[[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous Crossdresser]]: {{Wholesome|Crossdresser}}[=/=]CreepyCrossdresser: There are no gender restrictions on any clothing choices, either. Want to play a big, burly guy in a miniskirt and heels or a sexy woman in a flannel and shitkickers? Whatever floats your boat.
15th Jan '16 6:22:01 AM Willbyr
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''Time to open the gates of hell!''
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''Time to open the gates of hell!''
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->''Time to open the gates of hell!''






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22nd Jun '15 4:29:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* DuelingGames: With UrbanReign, released a few weeks later.

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* DuelingGames: With UrbanReign, VideoGame/UrbanReign, released a few weeks later.
29th Jul '14 6:36:07 AM Luigifan
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** Though in the case of [[spoiler: two of your ex-partners]], they aren't opposed to joining up with you, but when they fight [[spoiler: both of you are in disguise when you encounter one another, so they don't realize the truth until after the fight's over.]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Averted; if you die. it's over.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: A irritating example. Since the game has a GuideDangIt nature, if you don't know what you're doing, you will run into them and get another ending. And there's no way to know you did it wrong until you see a guide.

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** Though in the case of [[spoiler: two [[spoiler:two of your ex-partners]], they aren't opposed to joining up with you, but when they fight [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both of you are in disguise when you encounter one another, so they don't realize the truth until after the fight's over.]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Averted; if you die. die, it's over.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: A An irritating example. Since the game has a GuideDangIt nature, if you don't know what you're doing, you will run into them and get another ending. And there's no way to know you did it wrong until you see a guide.



* ExecutiveSuiteFight: Subverted. The fight against Zanetti takes place in his luxury hotel room...[[spoiler:but he is not the final boss]].

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* ExecutiveSuiteFight: Subverted. The fight against Zanetti takes place in his luxury hotel room... [[spoiler:but he is not the final boss]].



** TheChick: Gina, so much that her storyline is focused more in her affair with Eugene than anything else.

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** TheChick: Gina, so much that her storyline is focused more in on her affair with Eugene than anything else.



* HeelFaceTurn: It's another point of the game. You will notice that everyone who is in the blacklist can join you. If you play with the right cards, you will reach the end of the game and see that every soldier from Zanetti mob has joined your cause.

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* HeelFaceTurn: It's another point of the game. You will notice that everyone who is in the blacklist can join you. If you play with the right cards, you will reach the end of the game and see that every soldier from the Zanetti mob has joined your cause.



* JamesBondage: Subverted with [[spoiler:Aaron]], who gets kidnapped by the mob and trapped in a hotel, but is found alive, well and unharmed.

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* JamesBondage: Subverted with [[spoiler:Aaron]], who gets kidnapped by the mob and trapped in a hotel, but is found alive, well well, and unharmed.
15th Jun '14 10:29:41 PM BKelly95
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* OneHitKill: Your character during the "Dangerous Delivery" due to carrying a very volatile bomb.
28th Jan '14 9:09:04 AM m8e
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* '''"Gina"''', a blond Action Girl/Chick whose beautiful looks can be tarnished by the Gorn features of the game. She has a DarkAndTroubledPast that the game will never tell you about and unfinished business with Zanetti's [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Eugene. She fights using fast blows and is a FragileSpeedster. The "Speed" choice for players. (If you customize her with the right parts, she can end looking like The Bride from ''KillBill''.)

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* '''"Gina"''', a blond Action Girl/Chick whose beautiful looks can be tarnished by the Gorn features of the game. She has a DarkAndTroubledPast that the game will never tell you about and unfinished business with Zanetti's [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Eugene. She fights using fast blows and is a FragileSpeedster. The "Speed" choice for players. (If you customize her with the right parts, she can end looking like The Bride from ''KillBill''.''Film/KillBill''.)
27th Sep '13 8:56:23 AM Rotpar
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** Also the Gregorio Factory Mission that doubles as ThatOneLevel. If you don't know where to go after you plant the bomb, you blow up along with the factory and get a game over.[[hottip:PROTIP:You get out through the South Factory Zone; look for the westernmost route there and then follow it back up north.]]

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** Also the Gregorio Factory Mission that doubles as ThatOneLevel. If you don't know where to go after you plant the bomb, you blow up along with the factory and get a game over.[[hottip:PROTIP:You [[note]]PROTIP:You get out through the South Factory Zone; look for the westernmost route there and then follow it back up north.]][[/note]]
20th Sep '13 12:08:42 PM Viira
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* XMeetsY: ''Final Fight Street Wise'' meets ''River City Ransom'', which meets ''Tekken'' and ''Virtua Fighter'', and et cetera...
25th Mar '13 2:25:28 AM BigRobotBil
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** Also the Gregorio Factory Mission that doubles as ThatOneLevel. If you don't know where to go after you plant the bomb, you blow up along with the factory and get a game over.

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** Also the Gregorio Factory Mission that doubles as ThatOneLevel. If you don't know where to go after you plant the bomb, you blow up along with the factory and get a game over.[[hottip:PROTIP:You get out through the South Factory Zone; look for the westernmost route there and then follow it back up north.]]
23rd Mar '13 12:41:26 AM BigRobotBil
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** The recruitment option seems like a pretty decent thing for the player to do, considering your other choices: "Hey, I just sapped your pride and beat the shit out of you! How'd you like a job?"
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