History VideoGame / BloodyRoar

23rd Sep '16 11:51:41 AM catstuxedo
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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast gauge, and recovering it ''never drains Ryoho's health!''

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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast gauge, and recovering it ''never never drains Ryoho's health!''health.



** Heck, Shina and Busuzima can do ''their third Beast Drives'' with no problem!

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** Heck, Shina and Busuzima can do ''their their third Beast Drives'' Drives with no problem!



* CreepyChild: The final battle of the first game looks like it will be against a little girl... who glares at you and then erupts into a more adult form, which in turn erupts into a massive beast. Uriko got a lot less creepy, but that first meeting...

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* CreepyChild: The final battle of the first game looks like it will be against a little girl... girl, who glares at you and then erupts into a more adult form, which in turn erupts into a massive beast. Uriko got a lot less creepy, but that first meeting...beast.



* DownerEnding: ''Bloody Roar 4'' has a few endings that qualify. One in particular, if you beat the game as Xion, [[spoiler: he murders Ryoho in his unborn form]] before Nagi comes by, Mana goes into her beast form and releases the unborn from their subconsciousness, allowing the duo to destroy it before passing out as Mana [[spoiler: mourns for Ryoho...]]

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* DownerEnding: ''Bloody Roar 4'' has a few endings that qualify. One in particular, if you beat the game as Xion, [[spoiler: he murders Ryoho in his unborn form]] before Nagi comes by, Mana goes into her beast form and releases the unborn from their subconsciousness, allowing the duo to destroy it before passing out as Mana [[spoiler: mourns for Ryoho...Ryoho.]]



* DudeLooksLikeALady: Xion to some extent, as well as Cronos and Fox. ''Especially'' Fox.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Xion to some extent, as well as Cronos and Fox. ''Especially'' especially Fox.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: One of Cronos's forms is a penguin... [[LethalJokeCharacter which is oddly good]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: One of Cronos's forms is a penguin... penguin, [[LethalJokeCharacter which is oddly good]].



* {{Fartillery}}: In ''Primal Fury'', one of Busuzima's grabs involves him farting in your face. It's one of his more powerful grabs...

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* {{Fartillery}}: In ''Primal Fury'', one of Busuzima's grabs involves him farting in your face. It's one of his more powerful grabs...grabs.



* {{Flanderization}}: Yuriko went from a teenager who is incredibly skilled (thanks to being trained by Long) and shows excellent promise in skill, and may play a huge part later (as implied by ''Extreme/PF''), to a complete and utter ditz in ''4''. To a minor extent, she is only involved in the plot of ''3'' because she was ''bored.''

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* {{Flanderization}}: Yuriko Uriko went from a teenager who is incredibly skilled (thanks to being trained by Long) and shows excellent promise in skill, and may play a huge part later (as implied by ''Extreme/PF''), to a complete and utter ditz in ''4''. To a minor extent, she is only involved in the plot of ''3'' because she was ''bored.''bored.



** Also, Mitsuko is a female example. And there was Greg, too...
* AGodAmI: Cronos from ''Primal Fury''... sort of.

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** Also, Mitsuko is a female example. And there was Greg, too...
too.
* AGodAmI: Cronos from ''Primal Fury''... Fury'', sort of.



** Ironically ''2''[='=]s greatest strength and ''4''[='=]s greatest weakness. The moves have always been simple to use, the game emphasized tactics and mind games over long, complicated moves. Thus in ''2'', a new player could be an expert if they used their head and out thought opponents. In ''4'', it's pointless working hard to understand the game, just use the cheap and broken stuff to get easy wins. Why did these games stop there? Oh yeah...

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** Ironically ''2''[='=]s greatest strength and ''4''[='=]s greatest weakness. The moves have always been simple to use, the game emphasized tactics and mind games over long, complicated moves. Thus in ''2'', a new player could be an expert if they used their head and out thought opponents. In ''4'', it's pointless working hard to understand the game, game; just use the cheap and broken stuff to get easy wins. Why did these games stop there? Oh yeah...wins.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Everyone... friggin' everyone.
* JigglePhysics: Not just the boobs... [[{{Squick}} but the guys' muscles as well!]]

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Everyone... friggin' everyone.
Everyone qualifies.
* JigglePhysics: Not just the boobs... [[{{Squick}} boobs, but the guys' muscles as well!]]well!



** This is a counterbalance to Cronos' Phoenix form, which can bite off ''chunks'' of your health almost instantaneously, but only can maintain the transformation for about 15 seconds. His Penguin form is weak and severely lacking in the range, speed, and strength departments, [[HitboxDissonance but is a hard target to hit]]. All of this is mitigated by Cronos' human form having above-average stats.
** The first game featured Greg, a weak, slow, and generally useless gorilla. However, he has a throw that can be spammed an infinite amount of times, leading to an amusing way of beating the last boss...

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** This is a counterbalance to Cronos' Phoenix form, which can bite off ''chunks'' chunks of your health almost instantaneously, but only can maintain the transformation for about 15 seconds. His Penguin form is weak and severely lacking in the range, speed, and strength departments, [[HitboxDissonance but is a hard target to hit]]. All of this is mitigated by Cronos' human form having above-average stats.
** The first game featured Greg, a weak, slow, and generally useless gorilla. However, he has a throw that can be spammed an infinite amount of times, leading to an amusing way of beating the last boss...boss.



* LittleMissBadass: Uriko... at times.

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* LittleMissBadass: Uriko... Uriko at times.



* MadScientist: Busuzima... and good lord is this an understatement.
** Everything he does is ForScience That, and getting the rest of the cast to recognize his genius and take him seriously for once. Hey, a guy can dream...

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* MadScientist: Busuzima... and good lord is this an understatement.
**
Busuzima. Everything he does is ForScience That, ForScience, and for getting the rest of the cast to recognize his genius and take him seriously for once. Hey, a guy can dream...once.



** Anyone else find it humorous that he's essentially [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Shen Woo]], only four years early?



* ShesAManInJapan: The feminine, crossdressing Fox in ''Bloody Roar'' was made female for the European release. That is one manly-looking woman...

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* ShesAManInJapan: The feminine, crossdressing Fox in ''Bloody Roar'' was made female for the European release. That is one manly-looking woman...woman.



* ShoutOut: Gado's outfit in ''2'' is extremely similar to that of un-tuxedo'd [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]].

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* ShoutOut: Yugo very closely quotes ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'' in his introductory cutscene in ''2''
-->'''Yugo:''' They kidnapped Kenji! You bastards!
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Gado's outfit in ''2'' is extremely similar to that of un-tuxedo'd [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]].



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Shina enjoys fighting in a bra a lot. And then there's Nagi, whose bra is revealed a lot, and fights with a [[ShowSomeLeg very short skirt]]. And then there's Jenny...

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Shina enjoys fighting in a bra a lot. And then there's Nagi, whose bra is revealed a lot, and fights with a [[ShowSomeLeg very short skirt]]. And then there's Jenny...Jenny.
26th Jul '16 10:12:54 AM AngelHalo
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* BlatantLies: The advertisement for ''Bloody Roar 4'' claimed to have 18 playable characters. This counts Ryoho and Dragon Ryoho as different characters, and singles out Mana, even though she fights exclusively with Ryoho. It also claims that there are 8 game modes, which is stretched thin since training and sparring are virtually the same (the difference is that the AI opponent will fight back), and Com Battle is considered a "game play" mode.
26th Jul '16 10:09:17 AM AngelHalo
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** Ironically, ''4'' fixed an issue that was common with the AI in previous entries: They are susceptible to being thrown the moment the match starts, and they are unable to properly register when you do a side step.


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* ArtificialStupidity: The AI will never counter throws, at least not in the beginning of the match where you can get close before the match begins, and get a throw in as soon as it starts. They are also unable to catch up to side-stepping players in time to change their strategy, allowing savvy-players to dodge their attacks with ease.
** ''4'' did fix these for the most part, but created one more glaring issue: The opponents will drain their health in favor of refilling their beast gauge so they can go into their beast form more constantly. Even if they did this with the intention of using their beast drives, said beast drives don't even inflict much more damage than a regular combo string. Basically, [[TooDumbToLive they're killing themselves just to become a beast more often, even though they're diminishing their life for doing this.]]
** In the case of Dragon Ryoho, whose health bar is almost depleted when faced as the final boss, he will happily use beast drives, which cost him parts of the beast gauge. To put simply, he is able to turn himself into a [[OneHitPointWonder one hit point wonder.]] It seems that the best way to balance this out is to make his beast drive really powerful, but that can be dodged.
26th Jul '16 1:26:31 AM AngelHalo
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* ''Bloody Roar''

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* ''Bloody Roar''Roar (aka Beastorizer)''
26th Jul '16 1:25:50 AM AngelHalo
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For anyone who wants to catch up on the Bloody Roar franchise, a youtuber by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXR}} is working on the Bloody Roar Retrospective, currently up to five episodes (including the Manga series ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''). [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]

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For anyone who wants to catch up on the Bloody Roar franchise, a youtuber by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXR}} WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the Bloody Roar Retrospective, currently up to five episodes (including with all games covered, plus the Manga series series: ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''). [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''Shenlong'', who starts out as irredeemably evil and refused to believe that he is a clone. Upon facing Long, the man he is based on, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] to accept that he is a clone. Since then, he went on to live a life for himself, enjoying life more, and appears to be on good terms with Long and Yuriko, and becomes more rational with each game.
** ''Gado'' as well. He goes from a BloodKnight in the first game who loves to start fights in honor of his fallen comrade, Yugi. In later games, he takes a more passive role of representing Zonathropes in talks of them co-existing with humans, having apparently eliminated his violent tendencies.



* {{Fanservice}}: All female characters. And Shenlong.

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* {{Fanservice}}: All Almost all female characters. And Shenlong.Notably Jenny, who replaced Fox from the first game, and is featured on the US box arts for ''Bloody Roar 3 and Primal Fury'', and has a zoanthrope form that is oddly "cosplay-friendly" to better describe it.
** Shenlong too, complete with him hardly wearing a shirt in 3.


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* {{Flanderization}}: Yuriko went from a teenager who is incredibly skilled (thanks to being trained by Long) and shows excellent promise in skill, and may play a huge part later (as implied by ''Extreme/PF''), to a complete and utter ditz in ''4''. To a minor extent, she is only involved in the plot of ''3'' because she was ''bored.''
** Yugo did enjoy a good fight and held a career as a professional boxer, but he demonstrated that he is perfectly capable of running an agency to help Zoanthropes, and is not one to back down from destroying an artifact that is the cause of trouble in ''3''. By ''4'', he is portrayed as a DumbJock, demonstrating his clumsiness and being too head strong.


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** Although ''Bloody Roar 3'' did introduce the beast crests that slowly take the series away from the science-fiction genre, and goes full-force into supernatural in ''4''.
11th Jul '16 2:46:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Nagi, [[PowerDyesYourHair in her Spurious form]].
28th May '16 9:57:17 AM nombretomado
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There are 5 games in the whole series, mostly on the {{PlayStation}} brand.

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There are 5 games in the whole series, mostly on the {{PlayStation}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation brand.
14th May '16 2:52:48 AM Doug86
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* FantasticRacism: Much like the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', humans come to resent the Zoanthropes over time. A good portion of the cast, like their mutant counterparts, are trying to induce peaceful relationships between both species.

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* FantasticRacism: Much like the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', humans come to resent the Zoanthropes over time. A good portion of the cast, like their mutant counterparts, are trying to induce peaceful relationships between both species.
9th May '16 8:47:47 AM TheInimitableECypher
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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast guage, and recovering it ''never drains Ryoho's health!''

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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast gauge while sacrificing your life gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast guage, gauge, and recovering it ''never drains Ryoho's health!''
9th May '16 8:46:36 AM TheInimitableECypher
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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast guage while sacrificing your life guage. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast guage, and recovering it ''never drains Ryoho's health!''

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** ''Bloody Roar 4'' featured a mechanic which allows you to recover the beast guage gauge while sacrificing your life guage.gauge. This proves to be a ScrappyMechanic due to stripping away your health and removing some of the benefits that came with the beast mode, such as disabling the health regeneration. Unless you play as Ryoho & Mana, in which Mana uses the beast guage, and recovering it ''never drains Ryoho's health!''
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