History VideoGame / BraveFencerMusashi

7th Jun '16 7:27:04 PM X2X
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* ElementalPowers: Each of the Five Scrolls grants Lumina (which is NonElemental in its base form) the powers of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Sky]] ([[ElementNumberFive think the fifth classical element]], Aether), following [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_elements_(Japanese_philosophy) the Eastern elemental makeup]] to a fault. The catch is that, outside of specific situations, these powers are used more for platforming and puzzle-solving purposes than for combat.

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* ElementalPowers: Each of the Five Scrolls grants Lumina (which is NonElemental in its base form) the powers of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Sky]] ([[ElementNumberFive think the fifth classical element]], Aether), following [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_elements_(Japanese_philosophy) the Eastern elemental makeup]] to a fault. The catch is that, outside of specific situations, these powers are used more for platforming and puzzle-solving purposes than for combat.



-->'''Topo:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fjduTzDtU "DANCE OR DIE!!"]]

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-->'''Topo:''' [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fjduTzDtU "DANCE OR DIE!!"]]



* ItemGet: The normal one is a golden lens-flare type thing with a "chiii-iiing!" sound effect. Collecting one of the Five Scrolls is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8r7A7NLTW4#t=2m a bit more epic.]]

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* ItemGet: The normal one is a golden lens-flare type thing with a "chiii-iiing!" sound effect. Collecting one of the Five Scrolls is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8r7A7NLTW4#t=2m a bit more epic.]]



* OneManArmy: Musashi, of course! The fondly-regarded segment at Soda Fountain in the final chapter where [[TheWarSequence Musashi fights his way across the Midair Giant Playground, taking out scores of Thirstquencher soldiers and busting through security gates]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_26-7g5sq2k all set to this adrenaline-pumping tune]]) [[{{Badass}} seals it]].

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* OneManArmy: Musashi, of course! The fondly-regarded segment at Soda Fountain in the final chapter where [[TheWarSequence Musashi fights his way across the Midair Giant Playground, taking out scores of Thirstquencher soldiers and busting through security gates]] ([[http://www.([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_26-7g5sq2k all set to this adrenaline-pumping tune]]) [[{{Badass}} seals it]].



* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Fuhrer Flatski, Colonel Capricciola ([[ReverseMole understandably, though]]), Rootrick, Bubbles, and Gingerelle.]]

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Fuhrer Flatski, Colonel Capricciola ([[ReverseMole understandably, though]]), Rootrick, Bubbles, and Gingerelle. The fact that they all have collectible action figures like the other enemies and bosses in the game is {{Fauxshadowing}}, especially for Capricciola.]]



* UnknownItemIdentification: The game has treasure chest items that need to be appraised in town by Conners. Several such items turn out to be pieces of legendary equipment, but in general it's PlayedForLaughs with a lot of the items seeming more valuable when unappraised -- an "Old Crown" turns out to be a "Cakepan", for instance.
** At one point, you find "Red Cloth" in the Frozen Palace. It turns out to be "E-Undies", ''[[KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear Ed's underwear]]''. Further on, you'll find Ben's underwear and a handkerchief belonging to Topo, completing the set.

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* UnknownItemIdentification: The game has treasure chest items that need to be appraised in town by Conners. Several such items turn out to be pieces of legendary equipment, but in general it's PlayedForLaughs with a lot of the items seeming more valuable when unappraised -- an "Old Crown" turns out to be a "Cakepan", "Cakepan," for instance.
** At one point, you find "Red Cloth" in the Frozen Palace. It turns out to be "E-Undies", "E-Undies," ''[[KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear Ed's underwear]]''. Further on, you'll find Ben's underwear and a handkerchief belonging to Topo, completing the set.



* UnwittingPawn: Musashi is pretty pegged for this by the end. Topo, the final member of Leader's Force to be defeated, reveals to Musashi that [[spoiler:it was Leader's Force's job to help Musashi find the Five Scrolls so they could deliver the complete Lumina to the Fuhrer. [[FromBadToWorse Things get worse]] when it turns out that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Five Scrolls and Five Crests are the only things keeping Dark Lumina from wreaking havoc on the world.]]]]

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* UnwittingPawn: Musashi is pretty pegged for this by the end. Topo, the final member of Leader's Force to be defeated, reveals to Musashi that [[spoiler:it was Leader's Force's job to help Musashi find the Five Scrolls so they could deliver the complete Lumina to the Fuhrer. [[FromBadToWorse Things get worse]] when it turns out that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Five Scrolls and Five Crests are the only things keeping Dark Lumina from wreaking havoc on the world.]]]]world]].]]



* VariableMix: At the beginning of Chapter 2, one of the only remaining five people out of the forty living at the castle is Musician Beef-Clef, whose instrument (lyre) is the only one playing as the palace's background music besides a chime. Rescuing fellow musicians Pianissimeat and Al Forte, as well as their musical director, Conductor Scores, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJ8ZrQ0DyQ will add their respective instruments (flute, drums, and violin) to the composition, alongside additional instruments like a second flute and cymbals.]]

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* VariableMix: At the beginning of Chapter 2, one of the only remaining five people out of the forty living at the castle is Musician Beef-Clef, whose instrument (lyre) is the only one playing as the palace's background music besides a chime. Rescuing fellow musicians Pianissimeat and Al Forte, as well as their musical director, Conductor Scores, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJ8ZrQ0DyQ will add their respective instruments (flute, drums, and violin) to the composition, alongside additional instruments like a second flute and cymbals.]]
25th May '16 5:39:23 AM kraas
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* HandHidingSleeves: Bubbles. It's surprising she can properly handle a gun with those things. Mercenary Meitlofe as well, but while he has to place bombs, rocks, and antidotes into a basket for Musashi to drop during the battle with Skullpion, he's aided by Knight Lardwick on his side (with Soldier Lardwick and Carpenter Carvey on the other).

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* HandHidingSleeves: Bubbles. It's surprising she can properly handle a gun with those things. Mercenary Meitlofe as well, but while he has to place bombs, rocks, and antidotes into a basket for Musashi to drop during the battle with Skullpion, he's aided by Knight Lardwick on his side of the canyon (with Soldier Lardwick and Carpenter Carvey on the other).
20th May '16 11:28:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Rootrick.



* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Captain Gingerelle. Her sister Bubbles is a fair-skinned {{blonde|sAreEvil}}.

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* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Captain Gingerelle. Her sister Bubbles is a fair-skinned {{blonde|sAreEvil}}.blonde.
23rd Jan '16 5:39:59 PM X2X
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* GossipyHens: Mrs. Lands and Mrs. Grange, who can be seen frequenting the well outside of the church to chat about various happenings around the village (and criticize their husbands' peculiarities). When the well dries up in Chapter 3, Mrs. Lands is concerned she'll lose her favorite gossip spot.

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* GossipyHens: Mrs. Lands and Mrs. Grange, who can be seen frequenting the well outside of the church to chat about various happenings around the village (and criticize their husbands' peculiarities). When the well dries up in Chapter 3, [[SkewedPriorities Mrs. Lands is concerned she'll lose her favorite gossip spot.spot]].
22nd Jan '16 2:00:12 AM X2X
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* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: Misteria, one of the two ingredients needed to treat Tim during Chapter 3, inverts this, being a magic flower that only blooms between 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM and can be found on a rock formation... in the Mine's Underground Lake. The other ingredient, Aqualin, does reside atop Twinpeak Mountain, but is simply mineral water with restorative properties.



* HeroicBSOD: Hotelo gets one when you find him on Twinpeak Mountain, unable to [[spoiler:reach Aqualin and calling himself a fool for thinking he'd be able to save Tim's life. [[QuitYourWhining Musashi chides him on how easily he gave up on Tim]] and, having already obtained Misteria from the Underground Lake, goes to get Aqualin from the top of the mountain, with only twelve hours left before Tim turns into a Vambee. Grab Aqualin and make it back to Hotelo in time, and Musashi's pep talk will have shaken Hotelo out of his funk, whereupon Musashi gives Aqualin to Hotelo so that he can zip back to the village and get the remedy to Tim. If you fail, Hotelo will leave town for good after bringing back Aqualin, and Motelo will take his place at the inn for the remainder of the game, wondering where his brother went and remarking upon how much of a shame it is that Mint is missing her father. Tim still manages to recover in the case of the latter event, though the grocery will be closed for the duration of Chapter 3.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Hotelo gets one when you find him on Twinpeak Mountain, unable to [[spoiler:reach Aqualin and calling himself a fool for thinking he'd be able to save Tim's life. [[QuitYourWhining Musashi chides him on how easily he gave up on Tim]] and, having already obtained Misteria from the Underground Lake, goes to get Aqualin from the top of the mountain, with only twelve hours left before Tim turns into a Vambee. Grab Aqualin and make it back to Hotelo in time, and Musashi's pep talk will have shaken Hotelo out of his funk, whereupon Musashi gives Aqualin to Hotelo so that he can zip back to the village and get the remedy to Tim. If you fail, Mayor Govern informs Musashi that Tim has become a Vambee, Hotelo will leave town for good after bringing back Aqualin, and Motelo will take his place at the inn for the remainder of the game, wondering where his brother went and remarking upon how much of a shame it is that Mint is missing her father. Tim still manages to recover in the case of the latter event, as Musashi urges the mayor to use the remedy anyway, though the grocery will be closed for the duration of Chapter 3.3 due to Hilda's shock at her son's predicament.]]
16th Nov '15 8:52:04 PM X2X
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-->'''Mr. Towst:''' "Jam, I'm sorry for being such a bad father... Mmmmm... porkchops!"

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-->'''Mr.--->'''Mr. Towst:''' "Jam, I'm sorry for being such a bad father... Mmmmm... porkchops!"
9th Nov '15 10:36:01 PM X2X
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* AstralProjection: The Lone Mist's Sublime ability, which allows Musashi to detach his soul from his body to get a better look at his surroundings. It's very handy in the dimly-lit area where the ability is found, as his ghost form naturally glows. If [[RemoteYetVulnerable his sleeping body is attacked]], the effect is broken, meaning you need to ensure Musashi is out of harm's way while using Sublime.

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* AstralProjection: The Lone Mist's Sublime ability, which allows Musashi to detach his soul from his body to get a better look at his surroundings. It's very handy in the dimly-lit area where the ability is found, as his ghost form naturally glows. If [[RemoteYetVulnerable his sleeping body is attacked]], the effect is broken, meaning you need to ensure Musashi is out of harm's way while using Sublime. ([[LampshadeHanging For bonus points]], the BGM for the maze where you encounter this enemy is even named "Out of Body Experience.")



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Many of the bosses, most notably [[spoiler:Dark Lumina.]]

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Many of the bosses, most notably [[spoiler:Dark Lumina.]]Lumina]].



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A DoubleSubversion occurs in the final chapter. [[spoiler:When Capricciola tells the Fuhrer [[YouKilledMyFather he was responsible for the death of his mother and father]], Flatski protests that he doesn't remember killing ''Capricciola's'' parents, implying this sort of thing has happened more than once in the past. Once Capri reveals his true identity, [[OhCrap it all comes back to Flatski.]]]]

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A DoubleSubversion occurs in the final chapter. [[spoiler:When Capricciola tells the Fuhrer [[YouKilledMyFather he was responsible for the death of his mother and father]], Flatski protests that he doesn't remember killing ''Capricciola's'' parents, implying this sort of thing has happened more than once in the past. Once Capri reveals his true identity, [[OhCrap it all comes back to Flatski.]]]]Flatski]].]]



* CriticalHit: Musashi can randomly deal these out, designated by a flash of red light when his attack connects. Obtaining the Legendary Gloves increases the chance of landing a critical, though by asking Weaver Dinneretta to fashion the Legendary Cloth (when you find it [[spoiler:behind a cracked wall in the basement of Mannick's Restaurant]]) into the L-Gloves, the player is missing out on the equally useful Legendary Quilt (reduces tiredness to 0% and [[RegeneratingHealth recovers HP]] ''and'' BP at an increased rate), so choose wisely.

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* CriticalHit: Musashi can randomly deal these out, designated by a flash of red light when his attack connects. Obtaining the Legendary Gloves increases the chance of landing a critical, though by asking Weaver Dinneretta to fashion the Legendary Cloth (when you find it [[spoiler:behind a cracked wall in the basement of Mannick's Restaurant]]) into the L-Gloves, the player is missing out on the equally useful Legendary Quilt (reduces tiredness to 0% and [[RegeneratingHealth recovers HP]] ''and'' BP at an increased rate), so choose wisely. (But see PowerupLetdown below for more details.)
23rd Oct '15 4:01:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The Thirstquencher Empire decides to attack the Allucaneet Kingdom when [[TheGoodKing the king]] [[RulingCouple and]] [[TheHighQueen queen]] are away on vacation, catching Allucaneet's army by surprise. This is lampshaded in the ending.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: Many characters pass off Musashi as merely a [[JustAKid "(little) runt"]], despite him defeating Crest Guardians and the Empire's forces with ease. When Gingerelle makes this mistake after Musashi obtains the Wind Scroll and lands in the Meandering Forest, Bubbles [[GenreSavvy rightfully calls her sister out on this]] (and the fact that Gingerelle didn't apprehend Musashi when they met at the Thieves' Hideout in the previous chapter), [[TaughtByExperience for Musashi was able to defeat their Vambee Soldiers]].

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Many characters pass off Musashi as merely a [[JustAKid "(little) runt"]], despite him defeating Crest Guardians and the Empire's forces with ease. When Gingerelle makes this mistake after Musashi obtains the Wind Scroll and lands in the Meandering Forest, Bubbles [[GenreSavvy rightfully calls her sister out on this]] this (and the fact that Gingerelle didn't apprehend Musashi when they met at the Thieves' Hideout in the previous chapter), [[TaughtByExperience for Musashi was able to defeat their Vambee Soldiers]].
9th Oct '15 12:02:01 AM DragonQuestZ
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Among Square's non-''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' offerings of its age, it's famous today for two things: having a realistic in-game day/night cycle (24 minutes = 24 hours, speed octupled when Musashi is asleep) and selling like hotcakes in North America due to [[PreviewPiggybacking being packaged with the demo for]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. It was also met rather nicely in the review market -- nothing spectacular sure, but it didn't bomb either; the highest points going to voices, writing, and--most notably--the music.

A UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 sequel known as ''[[VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend Musashi: Samurai Legend]]'' also exists, but it's considered another victim of {{Sequelitis}} for lacking much of the original's cutesy charm.

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Among Square's non-''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' offerings of its age, it's famous today for two things: having a realistic in-game day/night cycle (24 minutes = 24 hours, speed octupled when Musashi ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend'' is asleep) and selling like hotcakes in North America due to [[PreviewPiggybacking being packaged with a follow up released on the demo for]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. It was also met rather nicely in the review market -- nothing spectacular sure, but it didn't bomb either; the highest points going to voices, writing, and--most notably--the music.

A UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 sequel known as ''[[VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend Musashi: Samurai Legend]]'' also exists, but it's considered another victim of {{Sequelitis}} for lacking much of the original's cutesy charm.
UsefulNotes/PlayStation2.
8th Oct '15 1:33:14 PM X2X
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Probably the loosest interpretation ''ever'' of the legendary antics of Japanese swordsman UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft's]] 1998 ''Brave Fencer Musashi'' (Japanese: ''Brave Fencer Musashiden'', literally ''Brave Fencer: The Legend of Musashi'') for the original {{PlayStation}} shrinks the wandering samurai to FunSize, transports him into a fantasy world full of {{Woolseyism}}s, and sets him off on a quest to save the besieged Allucaneet Kingdom by unsealing Lumina, the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword of Luminescence]], reabsorbing its scattered powers from within [[PlotCoupon the Five Scrolls]], and [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer collecting action figures of the friends and foes he meets during his exploits]]. We mean, bashing in the heads of the Thirstquencher Empire's goons until they learn not to underestimate him for being short.

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Probably the loosest interpretation ''ever'' of the legendary antics of Japanese swordsman UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft's]] 1998 ''Brave Fencer Musashi'' (Japanese: ''Brave Fencer Musashiden'', literally ''Brave Fencer: The Legend of Musashi'') for the original {{PlayStation}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation shrinks the wandering samurai to FunSize, transports him into a fantasy world full of {{Woolseyism}}s, and sets him off on a quest to save the besieged Allucaneet Kingdom by unsealing Lumina, the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword of Luminescence]], reabsorbing its scattered powers from within [[PlotCoupon the Five Scrolls]], and [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer collecting action figures of the friends and foes he meets during his exploits]]. We mean, bashing in the heads of the Thirstquencher Empire's goons until they learn not to underestimate him for being short.



A {{PlayStation 2}} sequel known as ''[[VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend Musashi: Samurai Legend]]'' also exists, but it's considered another victim of {{Sequelitis}} for lacking much of the original's cutesy charm.

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A {{PlayStation 2}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 sequel known as ''[[VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend Musashi: Samurai Legend]]'' also exists, but it's considered another victim of {{Sequelitis}} for lacking much of the original's cutesy charm.



* AdjectiveNounFred: The majority of the cast have names like this, such as "Knitter Lunchetta" or "Carpenter Dicey".

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* AdjectiveNounFred: The majority of the cast have names like this, such as "Knitter Lunchetta" or "Carpenter Dicey".Dicey."


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* HoldTheLine: The Chapel Battle in Chapter 3 pits Musashi against [[spoiler:enhanced Vambees known as V-Soldiers]]. They're completely invincible, as Musashi quickly discovers, and they can [[OneHitKill kill him instantly]] if they manage to grab him. Musashi's only option is to keep them at bay until [[spoiler:the sun rises and light pours in through [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the bullet holes left by Gingerelle's Soldiers]], [[WeakenedByTheLight vaporizing the Vambees]]]]. Due to the speed of the game's clock, this means the player will be on the defensive for approximately six minutes.
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