History VideoGame / DigimonWorld2

27th Sep '16 10:18:17 PM WolfNanaki
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[[TheHero Our hero]] Akira has just gotten his Tamer Licence and the keys to his brand new Digi-Beetle. After joining one of the three teams that guard Digital City -- the Vaccine-using Gold Hawks, the Data-preferring Blue Falcons, or the Virus-loving Black Sword -- he gets his first digimon and sets out to start protecting his home, patrolling various domains, battling or befriending wild digimon, and participating in the [[InevitableTournament various tournaments]] in his free time. Of course, it doesn't take long for things to get a ''lot'' more complicated than that...

The Digi-Beetle serves as your lifeline in the dungeons; it has its own HP, EP, and various tools and weapons you can install to make exploring easier. DefeatMeansFriendship is also given an odd twist; digimon are shown wandering the map, and you can shoot gifts at them to drastically raise the chances of them joining you, then [[strike:kill]] beat them last.

Another strange quirk of the game is that digimon all have level caps (which they reach rather soon), meaning you have to repeatedly digivolve, de-digivolve, and combine them in order to build a decent team (have in mind that combining them resets the digimon level to 1).

Proceeds DigimonWorld, Proceeded by DigimonWorld3.

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[[TheHero Our hero]] Akira has just gotten his Tamer Licence License and the keys to his brand new Digi-Beetle. After joining one of the three teams that guard Digital City -- the Vaccine-using Gold Hawks, the Data-preferring Blue Falcons, or the Virus-loving Black Sword -- he gets his first digimon Digimon and sets out to start protecting his home, patrolling various domains, battling or befriending wild digimon, Digimon, and participating in the [[InevitableTournament various tournaments]] in his free time. Of course, it doesn't take long for things to get a ''lot'' more complicated than that...

The Digi-Beetle serves as your lifeline in the dungeons; it has its own HP, EP, and various tools and weapons you can install to make exploring easier. DefeatMeansFriendship is also given an odd twist; digimon Digimon are shown wandering the map, and you can shoot gifts at them to drastically raise the chances of them joining you, then [[strike:kill]] beat them last.

Another strange quirk of the game is that digimon all have level caps (which they reach rather soon), meaning you have to repeatedly digivolve, de-digivolve, and combine them in order to build a decent team (have in mind that combining them resets the digimon Digimon level to 1).

Proceeds DigimonWorld, Proceeded proceeded by DigimonWorld3.



* ATasteOfPower: During the training mission, you use Zudokorn's digimon. All of which are at Ultimate level.



* AnimalThemeNaming: Not only are many of the various parts you can buy for your Digi-Beetle named after different types of animals, they're sorted into different catagories, such as sea creatures for the Batteries, birds for toolboxes, mythological creatures for DB-Engines and insects for RAM.
* ArtificialStupidity: Electro-Shocker and Horn Buster are Interrupt techs that reduce the power of current attack (meaning: next turn, the attack must be interrupted to get its power reduced). Unfortunately, the [=AI=] always interrupts your first move (be it Attack or Assist), and it becomes pointless if the AI interrupts you when you're using Assist to buff/heal your digimon.

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* AnimalThemeNaming: Not only are many of the various parts you can buy for your Digi-Beetle named after different types of animals, they're sorted into different catagories, categories, such as sea creatures for the Batteries, birds for toolboxes, mythological creatures for DB-Engines and insects for RAM.
* ArtificialStupidity: Electro-Shocker and Horn Buster are Interrupt techs that reduce the power of current attack (meaning: next turn, the attack must be interrupted to get its power reduced). Unfortunately, the [=AI=] always interrupts your first move (be it Attack or Assist), and it becomes pointless if the AI interrupts you when you're using Assist to buff/heal your digimon.Digimon.



* BossRoom: Lampshaded in the very first mission in the game.

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* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:Overlord GAIA. It looks underwhelming at first - just one opponent - and can be taken out fairly quickly...and then its arms come off. Cue the ''real'' final battle.]]
* BossRoom: On any domain's final floor, there will always be a long hallway, followed by a wide-open space where the boss is encountered. Additionally, the hall and room will have floors coded to the boss's element, giving them an advantage. Lampshaded in the very first mission in the game.



** [[spoiler: Crimson, transforming into Neo Crimson and going back to normal once he is defeated. It seems that Overlord Gaia is the unknown force that took over his mind.]]

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** [[spoiler: Crimson, transforming into Neo Crimson [=NeoCrimson=] and going back to normal once he is defeated. It seems that Overlord Gaia is the unknown force that took over his mind.]]
* CognizantLimbs: [[spoiler:During the second half of Overlord GAIA's fight, its hands act as separate entities. One hand lowers attack power, and the other lowers defense.
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* CrutchCharacter: During an early point in the game you're given a chance to recruit a Metalgreymon. While it has decent stats at the time it's available,(except for speed) later on you can get much stronger Digimon at lower levels. What makes this Metalgreymon especially notable is that the opportunity to recruit him comes at just about the point where your first digimon should be reaching their level cap and thus will need to be dna-digivolved back down to rookie; having an ultimate to compensate for that is a huge bonus.

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* CrutchCharacter: During an early point in the game you're given a chance to recruit a Metalgreymon. [=MetalGreymon=]. While it has decent stats at the time it's available,(except available(except for speed) speed), later on you can get much stronger Digimon at lower levels. What makes this Metalgreymon [=MetalGreymon=] especially notable is that the opportunity to recruit him comes at just about the point where your first digimon Digimon should be reaching their level cap and thus will need to be dna-digivolved DNA-Digivolved back down to rookie; having an ultimate to compensate for that is a huge bonus.



* DegradedBoss: All of the wild boss Digimon can later be found and captured later on. This excludes tamer boss Digimon (who have their own unique stats and attacks) and unique bosses.



* DifficultySpike: For whatever reason, Blood Knight digimon have multiple times the amount of HP that wild digimon do, even compared to bosses. They also tend to coordinate attacks better.

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* DifficultySpike: For whatever reason, Blood Knight digimon Digimon have multiple times the amount of HP that wild digimon Digimon do, even compared to bosses. They also tend to coordinate attacks better.



* FightingYourFriend: [[spoiler:Bertran and Joy Joy are driven crazy by the Blood Knights' traps, and you have to defeat them to snap them out of it.]]



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: When you meet [=MasterTyrannomon=] during the story, Akira has no idea what he is at first, being surprised he's even a digimon. Ignoring the fact that he looks just like a bigger, dark version of the Tyrannomon that you've certainly fought by now, it's entirely possible to have raised your own [=MasterTyrannomon=] by this point.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: When you meet [=MasterTyrannomon=] during the story, Akira has no idea what he is at first, being surprised he's even a digimon.Digimon. Ignoring the fact that he looks just like a bigger, dark version of the Tyrannomon that you've certainly fought by now, it's entirely possible to have raised your own [=MasterTyrannomon=] by this point.



* KamehameHadoken: When humanoid digimon (Meramon, Leomon, WereGarurumon) use ranged attacks, the animation looks like this.

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* KamehameHadoken: When humanoid digimon Digimon (Meramon, Leomon, WereGarurumon) use ranged attacks, the animation looks like this.



** Let's try to be more expository here: Your digimons have a Max Evolution Level attribute (Max EL). Every time a digimon's level reaches the Max EL, it will hit a level cap. In order to processed, a monster Max EL can be raised by DNA-combining him with other monsters. But there are 3 downside to this: Your new monster will be back at lvl 1, meaning you will lose 2 monsters in order to gain one monster with higher Max El. The second one is that the Max EL raises very little, it becames [Strongest Monster Level + (Weakest Monster Level/5)]. The third one is that both monsters should be at the level cap, or else you'll lose Max El you've gained.

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** Let's try to be more expository here: Your digimons Digimon have a Max Evolution Level attribute (Max EL). Every time a digimon's Digimon's level reaches the Max EL, it will hit a level cap. In order to processed, a monster Max EL can be raised by DNA-combining him with other monsters. But there are 3 downside to this: Your new monster will be back at lvl 1, meaning you will lose 2 monsters in order to gain one monster with higher Max El. The second one is that the Max EL raises very little, it becames becomes [Strongest Monster Level + (Weakest Monster Level/5)]. The third one is that both monsters should be at the level cap, or else you'll lose Max El you've gained.



* LuckBasedMission: if the random dungeon generator decides to spit out unavoidable traps, you're quite possibly boned. Especially the Return bugs that instantly send your Digimon back to the city. And you can't destroy them unless you have the correct weapon and the correct ammo for the weapon, either of which ''might not even be available by that point''.

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* LuckBasedMission: if If the random dungeon generator decides to spit out unavoidable traps, you're quite possibly boned. Especially the Return bugs that instantly send your Digimon back to the city. And you can't destroy them unless you have the correct weapon and the correct ammo for the weapon, either of which ''might not even be available by that point''.



* NotCompletelyUseless: Tsukaimon's "Friendly Fire" attack, it can only damage allied Digimon. Sounds like a stupid technique, right? But when you know what this skill can actually do, it's not really useless. It can trigger an ally's counter attack immediately (e.g.: do it to [=MetalMamemon=] who is going to use "Energetic Bomb" attack -- an attack that only work on all enemies if the attack is a counter-attack rather than ordinary attack. So if Metal Mamemon is attacked by an ally's "Friendly Fire", then Metal Mamemon will immediately use "Energetic Bomb" on all enemies if the player choose it before). Other than that, "Friendly Fire" can also remove Confused status from a targeted ally.

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* NotCompletelyUseless: Tsukaimon's "Friendly Fire" attack, it can only damage allied Digimon. Sounds like a stupid technique, right? But when you know what this skill can actually do, it's not really useless. It can trigger an ally's counter attack immediately (e.g.: do it to [=MetalMamemon=] who is going to use "Energetic Bomb" attack -- an attack that only work on all enemies if the attack is a counter-attack rather than ordinary attack. So if Metal Mamemon [=MetalMamemon=] is attacked by an ally's "Friendly Fire", then Metal Mamemon [=MetalMamemon=] will immediately use "Energetic Bomb" on all enemies if the player choose it before). Other than that, "Friendly Fire" can also remove Confused status from a targeted ally.



* PaletteSwap: Many of the infamous palette swapped Digimon from World 1 return, although unlike the original they can be obtained by the player in this game.

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* PaletteSwap: Many of the infamous palette swapped Digimon from World 1 return, although unlike the original original, they can be obtained by the player in this game.



** Chaos Lord is pretty much a red Machinedramon.

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** The Chaos Generals are recolors of their respective Digimon, while Chaos Lord is pretty much a red Machinedramon.



* TheRival: Bertran to Akira.
** UnknownRival: Akira does not know who Bertran is at first, and takes a while to grasp the concept.



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Used to expose [[spoiler: the disguised Damien]].



* TheRival: Bertran to Akira.
** UnknownRival: Akira does not know who Bertran is at first, and takes a while to grasp the concept.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Used to expose [[spoiler: the disguised Damien]].

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* TheRival: Bertran to Akira.
** UnknownRival: Akira does not know who Bertran is at first, and takes a while to grasp
ATasteOfPower: During the concept.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Used to expose [[spoiler: the disguised Damien]].
training mission, you use Zudokorn's Digimon, all of which are at Ultimate level.



* WeCanRuleTogether: Crimson offers Akira several chances to join the Blood Knights. [[spoiler:Also right before fighting the FinalBoss, GAIA, he/it offers(demands) a WeCanRuleTogether AGodAmI pitch to fuse with you and become the "Ultimate Digital Lifeform" and rule over both the Digital World and "Real World.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Crimson offers Akira several chances to join the Blood Knights. [[spoiler:Also right before fighting the FinalBoss, GAIA, he/it offers(demands) a WeCanRuleTogether AGodAmI pitch to fuse with you and become the "Ultimate Digital Lifeform" and rule over both the Digital World and "Real Real World.]]
8th Sep '16 3:40:42 PM LordDynasmon
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* SacrificialLion: "Destroy the Leomon at Boot Domain" is your training mission before you become an official Tamer, TheProtagonist, and even get your own actual first mission. He gets to be a footstool a for higher purpose even in this Digimon-related media. (But he's actually not good here, so this is more of a RunningGag.)

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* SacrificialLion: "Destroy the Leomon at Boot Domain" is your training mission before you become an official Tamer, TheProtagonist, and even get your own actual first mission. He gets to be a footstool a for a higher purpose even in this Digimon-related media. (But he's actually not good here, so this is more of a RunningGag.)
22nd Jul '16 9:43:09 PM SCDifference
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: When you meet MasterTyranamon during the story, Akira has no idea what he is at first, being surprised he's even a digimon. Ignoring the fact that he looks just like a bigger, dark version of the Tyranamons that you've certainly fought by now, it's entirely possible to have raised your own MasterTyranamon by this point.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: When you meet MasterTyranamon [=MasterTyrannomon=] during the story, Akira has no idea what he is at first, being surprised he's even a digimon. Ignoring the fact that he looks just like a bigger, dark version of the Tyranamons Tyrannomon that you've certainly fought by now, it's entirely possible to have raised your own MasterTyranamon [=MasterTyrannomon=] by this point.
28th May '16 10:54:14 AM nombretomado
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''Digimon World 2'', like its predecessor, was an {{RPG}} for the {{Playstation}}. However, while the first game was a {{Mon}}-raising sim with RPGElements (and ''DigimonWorld3'' and the DS games would be a more typical EasternRPG), ''Digimon World 2'' tried its hand at the {{Roguelike}} formula.

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''Digimon World 2'', like its predecessor, was an {{RPG}} for the {{Playstation}}.UsefulNotes/PlayStation. However, while the first game was a {{Mon}}-raising sim with RPGElements (and ''DigimonWorld3'' and the DS games would be a more typical EasternRPG), ''Digimon World 2'' tried its hand at the {{Roguelike}} formula.
28th Mar '16 5:32:59 AM Killztwice
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** Any of the trading center quests can be annoying depending on which Guard Team you belong to; as explained under Tactical Rock Paper Scissors, not having access to the highest level gift for a given attribute of digimon makes capturing them that much harder.
28th Mar '16 5:26:58 AM Killztwice
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* CrutchCharacter: During an early point in the game you're given a chance to recruit a Metalgreymon. While it has decent stats at the time it's available,(except for speed) later on you can get much stronger Digimon at lower levels.

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* CrutchCharacter: During an early point in the game you're given a chance to recruit a Metalgreymon. While it has decent stats at the time it's available,(except for speed) later on you can get much stronger Digimon at lower levels. What makes this Metalgreymon especially notable is that the opportunity to recruit him comes at just about the point where your first digimon should be reaching their level cap and thus will need to be dna-digivolved back down to rookie; having an ultimate to compensate for that is a huge bonus.


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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: When you meet MasterTyranamon during the story, Akira has no idea what he is at first, being surprised he's even a digimon. Ignoring the fact that he looks just like a bigger, dark version of the Tyranamons that you've certainly fought by now, it's entirely possible to have raised your own MasterTyranamon by this point.
7th Mar '16 6:47:06 PM LordDynasmon
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* NotCompletelyUseless: Tsukaimon's "Friendly Fire" attack, it can only damages allied Digimon. Sounds like a stupid technique, right? But when you know what this skill can actually do, it's not really useless. It can trigger an ally's counter attack immediately (e.g.: do it to [=MetalMamemon=] who is going to use "Energetic Bomb" attack -- an attack that only work on all enemies if the attack is a counter-attack rather than ordinary attack. So if Metal Mamemon is attacked by an ally's "Friendly Fire", then Metal Mamemon will immediately use "Energetic Bomb" on all enemies if the player choose it before). Other than that, "Friendly Fire" can also remove Confused status from a targeted ally.

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* NotCompletelyUseless: Tsukaimon's "Friendly Fire" attack, it can only damages damage allied Digimon. Sounds like a stupid technique, right? But when you know what this skill can actually do, it's not really useless. It can trigger an ally's counter attack immediately (e.g.: do it to [=MetalMamemon=] who is going to use "Energetic Bomb" attack -- an attack that only work on all enemies if the attack is a counter-attack rather than ordinary attack. So if Metal Mamemon is attacked by an ally's "Friendly Fire", then Metal Mamemon will immediately use "Energetic Bomb" on all enemies if the player choose it before). Other than that, "Friendly Fire" can also remove Confused status from a targeted ally.
7th Mar '16 6:36:13 PM LordDynasmon
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* KamehameHadoken: When humanoid digimon (Meramon, Leomon, WereGarurumon) uses ranged attacks, the animation looks like this.

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* KamehameHadoken: When humanoid digimon (Meramon, Leomon, WereGarurumon) uses use ranged attacks, the animation looks like this.
16th Feb '16 4:27:06 PM LanceOmikron
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** When Kim is repairing the miniature robot GAIA, it tends to say weird phrases [[spoiler: that talk about destruction and GAIA becoming powerful. Later on, the robot is shown to be the main antagonist on the game.]]

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** When Kim is repairing the miniature robot GAIA, it tends to say weird phrases [[spoiler: that talk about destruction and GAIA becoming powerful. Later on, the robot is shown to be the main antagonist on of the game.]]
9th Feb '16 11:23:18 PM UraRenge
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* DifficultySpike: For whatever reason, Blood Knight digimon have multiple times the amount of HP that wild digimon do, even compared to bosses. They also tend to coordinate attacks better.
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