History VideoGame / DeadToRights

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.
4th Apr '16 9:25:50 AM theenglishman
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** The first game is heavily inspired by the films of Creator/JohnWoo, and it also has a few more explicit references, such as an early-game villain being named [[Creator/ChowYunFat Fat Chow]]. Also, the cheat code that [[HarderThanHard cranks up the difficulty]] is called "Film/HardBoiled Mode".

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** The first game is heavily inspired by the films of Creator/JohnWoo, and it also has a few more explicit references, such as an early-game villain being named [[Creator/ChowYunFat Fat Chow]]. Also, the cheat code that [[HarderThanHard cranks up the difficulty]] is called "Film/HardBoiled Mode".



** Oddly enough, in "Retribution" Jack and Frank work out of the [[{{EightySeventhPrecinct}} 87th Precinct]]

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** Oddly enough, in "Retribution" Jack and Frank work out of the [[{{EightySeventhPrecinct}} 87th Precinct]]Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct.
4th Apr '16 9:24:54 AM theenglishman
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* The first game is heavily inspired by the films of Creator/JohnWoo, and it also has a few more explicit references, such as an early-game villain being named [[Creator/ChowYunFat Fat Chow]]. Also, the cheat code that [[HarderThanHard cranks up the difficulty]] is called "Film/HardBoiled Mode".

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* ** The first game is heavily inspired by the films of Creator/JohnWoo, and it also has a few more explicit references, such as an early-game villain being named [[Creator/ChowYunFat Fat Chow]]. Chow]]. Also, the cheat code that [[HarderThanHard cranks up the difficulty]] is called "Film/HardBoiled Mode".
4th Apr '16 9:24:33 AM theenglishman
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* ShoutOut: Fat Chow in the original game is a thinly veiled reference to Chow Yun Fat, a Shout Out to the game's heavy JohnWoo influences.

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* ShoutOut: Fat Chow in the original ShoutOut:
* The first
game is a thinly veiled reference to Chow Yun Fat, a Shout Out to heavily inspired by the game's heavy JohnWoo influences.films of Creator/JohnWoo, and it also has a few more explicit references, such as an early-game villain being named [[Creator/ChowYunFat Fat Chow]]. Also, the cheat code that [[HarderThanHard cranks up the difficulty]] is called "Film/HardBoiled Mode".
6th Mar '16 2:01:27 PM YT45
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* ExcusePlot: In contrast to the first game, which had an actual plot with various twists and developments, the second game has essentially an Arcade Game plot which is essentially "Go kill Boss A, who tells you about Boss B. Go kill Boss B, who tells you about Boss C. Etc, until you get to the final boss." The game even lampshades this, with the Judge whose death kicks off the plot being named Judge MacGuffin.

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* ExcusePlot: In contrast to the first game, which had an actual (absurdly-convoluted) plot with various twists and developments, the second game has essentially an Arcade Game plot which is essentially "Go kill Boss A, who tells you about Boss B. Go kill Boss B, who tells you about Boss C. Etc, until you get to the final boss." The game even lampshades this, with the Judge whose death kicks off the plot being named Judge MacGuffin.
16th Feb '16 6:02:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ArabOilSheik: Prince Fahook.

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* ArabOilSheik: ArabOilSheikh: Prince Fahook.
16th Feb '16 6:01:21 PM Odacon_Spy
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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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* 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'' ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' fame.
16th Feb '16 6:00:55 PM Odacon_Spy
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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.
16th Feb '16 5:52:43 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ArabOilSheik: Prince Fahook.
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