History VideoGame / DeadToRights

30th Jan '17 9:52:12 PM Ominae
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A series of third-person shooter games, published by Creator/{{Namco}} and developed by Namco [=HomeTek=] that combined (or tried to) gunplay and hand-to-hand combat.

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A series of third-person shooter games, published by Creator/{{Namco}} [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] and developed by Namco [=HomeTek=] that combined (or tried to) gunplay and hand-to-hand combat.
7th Jan '17 9:03:55 AM nombretomado
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* BloodierAndGorier: ''Retribution'', oh so very much. The original was mostly BloodlessCarnage and Jack's takedowns while still violent are more designed to imitate the graceful gunplay of JohnWoo movies. Retribution's takedowns on the other hand are downright sadistic, from Jack shooting a guy's kneecaps and then executing him after he begs for his life to Shadow mauling an enemy violently and ripping off his scrotum. Blood and gore is anywhere. Case in point: a still of Jack vaporizing a thug's face with a gunshot is the ''[[http://lparchive.org/Dead-to-Rights-Retribution/Images/3-brightness.jpg brightness adjustment screen.]]''

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* BloodierAndGorier: ''Retribution'', oh so very much. The original was mostly BloodlessCarnage and Jack's takedowns while still violent are more designed to imitate the graceful gunplay of JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo movies. Retribution's takedowns on the other hand are downright sadistic, from Jack shooting a guy's kneecaps and then executing him after he begs for his life to Shadow mauling an enemy violently and ripping off his scrotum. Blood and gore is anywhere. Case in point: a still of Jack vaporizing a thug's face with a gunshot is the ''[[http://lparchive.org/Dead-to-Rights-Retribution/Images/3-brightness.jpg brightness adjustment screen.]]''
31st Dec '16 1:24:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Jack Slate without question. Redwater himself in ''Retribution'' even [[LampshadeHanging calls him one]].
--> '''Redwater''': I need more badasses like you on my team.
11th Nov '16 9:11:24 PM Odacon_Spy
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* LetsPlay: LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}, of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' fame, have done hilarious full [=LPs=] of both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhoLIQvM9o&list=PL-DNICST8ZbxORBRaSc_zzWfZo4qFoEcR the original game]] and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym44ODA9iiw&list=PL-DNICST8ZbzwuAZNlbTq-zTkBxfVMHXU Retrubution]]''.

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* LetsPlay: LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}, of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' fame, have done hilarious full [=LPs=] of both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhoLIQvM9o&list=PL-DNICST8ZbxORBRaSc_zzWfZo4qFoEcR the original game]] and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym44ODA9iiw&list=PL-DNICST8ZbzwuAZNlbTq-zTkBxfVMHXU Retrubution]]''.Retribution]]''.
11th Nov '16 9:10:55 PM Odacon_Spy
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* LetsPlay: LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}, of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' fame, have done hilarious full [=LPs=] of both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhoLIQvM9o&list=PL-DNICST8ZbxORBRaSc_zzWfZo4qFoEcR the original game]] and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym44ODA9iiw&list=PL-DNICST8ZbzwuAZNlbTq-zTkBxfVMHXU Retrubution]]''.



** Dont forget: You have the right to remain '''[+SILENT+]'''!

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** Dont Don't forget: You have the right to remain '''[+SILENT+]'''!
18th Oct '16 12:56:13 AM Gardetrace
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** Also, in Chapter Four, there's a shootout inside the [[HappyEndingMassage Black Orchid]] where you kill the hostesses and massagers. Jack treats girls with guns the same as guys with guns.

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** Also, in Chapter Four, there's a shootout inside the [[HappyEndingMassage Black Orchid]] where you kill the hostesses and massagers.masseuses. Jack treats girls with guns the same as guys with guns.
18th Oct '16 12:47:47 AM Gardetrace
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**Also, in Chapter Four, there's a shootout inside the [[HappyEndingMassage Black Orchid]] where you kill the hostesses and massagers. Jack treats girls with guns the same as guys with guns.
7th Jun '16 1:42:19 AM Delphi
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: JACK SURATE!
8th Apr '16 1:39:01 PM supergod
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted in the first game. A building that Jack is in is set on fire at one point, and he has to leave before the air gets too hot to breathe.
** Played straight in the same level - once Jack reaches the top floor of the building, the temperature gauge inexplicably goes away - despite fighting a boss with a flamethrower on the roof.
--> '''Diabetus''': Apparently the temperature on this floor does not exist.\\
'''Slowbeef''': Oh hey, you're right ... Once you're on the top floor of a burning building, that's the safest place to be.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted in In the first game. A game, this is initially averted when a building that Jack is in is set on fire at one point, and he has to leave before the air gets too hot to breathe.
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breathe. Played straight in the same level - once Jack reaches the top floor of the building, the temperature gauge inexplicably goes away - despite fighting a boss with a flamethrower on the roof.
--> '''Diabetus''': Apparently the temperature on this floor does not exist.\\
'''Slowbeef''': Oh hey, you're right ... Once you're on the top floor of a burning building, that's the safest place to be.
roof.



* CutsceneIncompetence: Subtly done, as there are certain cutscenes (most blatantly abused in the Chinatown mission) that provide no purpose other than to get Jack to move to an inconvenient location, throw away his guns just in time for the next wave of armed {{Mook}}s to arrive, or to get Jack to provide a lame BondOneLiner to alert every enemy in the area to his presence.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: CutsceneIncompetence:
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Subtly done, as there are certain cutscenes (most blatantly abused in the Chinatown mission) that provide no purpose other than to get Jack to move to an inconvenient location, throw away his guns just in time for the next wave of armed {{Mook}}s to arrive, or to get Jack to provide a lame BondOneLiner to alert every enemy in the area to his presence.



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Redwater]] in ''Retribution''.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: DisneyVillainDeath:
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[[spoiler:Redwater]] in ''Retribution''.



** Subverted, most reviews and the general reaction was met with quite the opposite results.



* GroinAttack: Shadow is way too fond of biting people's crotches.

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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Shadow is way too fond of biting people's crotches.



* MoralDissonance: Most pronounced in ''Retribution'', where Jack in the cutscenes repeatedly claims to be a "good cop" and stresses the the importance of arresting and interrogating criminals, despite the fact that he in gameplay kills practically every single criminal he comes across, and even does so in pretty sadistic ways. In fact, the only times he ever uses any handcuffs is whenever he needs a HumanShield, and if the unlucky mook in question haven't perished from getting shot at, he always summarily executes them once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they have outlived their usefulness]]. Most jarring in this department is his first encounter with the GAC, where he expresses his disgust for their JudgeJuryAndExecutioner methods, without any hints of {{irony}}, ''[[{{Hypocrite}} at all]]''.
** Also played in the first very breifly, in the escape you kill the Warden by having him switch places with you in the electric chair during the blackout. Try to non-leathaly take out the prision guards however nets you a game over for an unexplained reason.
** Comes across even more hilariously in the Slowbeef/Diabetus LetsPlay, where shortly after the "Judge, jury and executioner all in one" speech, Jack busts into a room and one of the GAC cops raises his hands in a very obvious gesture of surrender. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Jack immediately shoots him in the face.]]
*** Oh, he eventually reflects on his killing spree and vows to act more like his father, by bringing [[spoiler:Temple]] in instead of just flat out assassinating him like he did the whole game till now. Jack does this by slaughtering is way through [[spoiler:Temple]]'s bodyguards and using him as a human shield against the heavily armed GAC troops specifically there to kill his hostage.
*** But there is also the problem that Frank Slate's morals is also quite questionable. His definition of "good police work" seems to be running around a poor neighborhood with his son and dog in tow, and killing everyone who puts up any resistance with his bare hands. His sole attempt at diplomacy seems to prompted by suddenly running into criminals that are carrying guns.

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* MoralDissonance: MoralDissonance:
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Most pronounced in ''Retribution'', where Jack in the cutscenes repeatedly claims to be a "good cop" and stresses the the importance of arresting and interrogating criminals, despite the fact that he in gameplay kills practically every single criminal he comes across, and even does so in pretty sadistic ways. In fact, the only times he ever uses any handcuffs is whenever he needs a HumanShield, and if the unlucky mook in question haven't has't perished from getting shot at, he always summarily executes them once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they have outlived their usefulness]]. Most jarring in this department is his first encounter with the GAC, where he expresses his disgust for their JudgeJuryAndExecutioner methods, without any hints of {{irony}}, ''[[{{Hypocrite}} at all]]''.
** Also played in the first very breifly, in briefly. In the escape you kill the Warden by having him switch places with you in the electric chair during the blackout. Try Trying to non-leathaly non-lethally take out the prision prison guards however nets you a game over for an unexplained reason.
** Comes across even more hilariously in the Slowbeef/Diabetus LetsPlay, where shortly after the "Judge, jury and executioner all in one" speech, Jack busts into a room and one of the GAC cops raises his hands in a very obvious gesture of surrender. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Jack immediately shoots him in the face.]]
*** Oh, he
He eventually reflects on his killing spree and vows to act more like his father, by bringing [[spoiler:Temple]] in instead of just flat out assassinating him like he did the whole game till now. Jack does this by slaughtering is way through [[spoiler:Temple]]'s bodyguards and using him as a human shield against the heavily armed GAC troops specifically there to kill his hostage.
*** But there is also the problem that ** Speaking of whom, Frank Slate's morals is are also quite questionable. His definition of "good police work" seems to be running around a poor neighborhood with his son and dog in tow, and killing everyone who puts up any resistance with his bare hands. His sole attempt at diplomacy seems to prompted by suddenly running into criminals that are carrying guns.
8th Apr '16 1:06:55 PM supergod
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* LetsPlay: Of both [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-DNICST8ZbxORBRaSc_zzWfZo4qFoEcR the original]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym44ODA9iiw&list=PL-DNICST8ZbzwuAZNlbTq-zTkBxfVMHXU Retrubution]], courtesy of LetsPlay{{slowbeef}} and LetsPlay/Diabetus, of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' fame.
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