History VideoGame / DirgeofCerberus

6th Sep '17 5:19:30 PM Kadorhal
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''Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'' is a sequel and spinoff of the [[RunningGag whiplash-inducingly popular]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and was released for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other games in the series, ''Dirge'' is a ThirdPersonShooter with RPGElements, starring broody ally Vincent Valentine as he fights to come to terms with his past. Although nearly all of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' characters make some appearance, focus is off the main characters and onto ones who didn't get much screentime in the original. It includes a RetCon of a scene late in the game which assumed that Vincent and [[{{Ninja}} Yuffie]], who were optional {{Secret Character}}s, were not in your party.

Generally considered the weakest of the ''Compilation Of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and has been criticized for camera, control and targeting issues and lack of difficulty. Its story has garnered mixed reviews.

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''Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'' is a sequel and spinoff of the [[RunningGag whiplash-inducingly popular]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and was released for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other games in the series, ''Dirge'' is a ThirdPersonShooter with RPGElements, starring broody ally Vincent Valentine as he fights to come to terms with his past. Although nearly all of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ''Final Fantasy VII'' characters make some appearance, focus is off the main characters and onto ones who didn't get much screentime in the original. It includes a RetCon of a scene late in the game which assumed that Vincent and [[{{Ninja}} Yuffie]], who were optional {{Secret Character}}s, were not in your party.

Generally considered the weakest of the ''Compilation Of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', of Final Fantasy VII'', and has been criticized for camera, control and targeting issues and lack of difficulty. Its story has garnered mixed reviews.



** Also some between Vincent and Shelke, as they become each becomes a MoralityPet to the other (Vincent showing Shelke what it means to fight for others, and Shelke's ability to adapt to becoming a member of WRO shows Vincent that he can find peace). Most notably, at the end Shelke is the one waiting for Vincent when he emerges from bidding Lucrezia goodbye for the last time, and she jokingly grumbles she has no idea why Cloud, Yuffie and the others forced her to go get him while smiling warmly.

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** Also some between Vincent and Shelke, as they each become each becomes a MoralityPet to the other (Vincent showing Shelke what it means to fight for others, and Shelke's ability to adapt to becoming a member of WRO shows Vincent that he can find peace). Most notably, at the end Shelke is the one waiting for Vincent when he emerges from bidding Lucrezia goodbye for the last time, and she jokingly grumbles she has no idea why Cloud, Yuffie and the others forced her to go get him while smiling warmly.



** In chapter 10, a {{Mook|s}} can be found [[Franchise/MetalGear hidden inside a box]].
** The chapter featuring Cait Sith sneaking into a mako reactor's named [[Franchise/MetalGear "Solid Cait"]].
** The Tsviets themselves may be another ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ShoutOut, this time to the Foxhound antagonists from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.

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** In chapter 10, a {{Mook|s}} can be found [[Franchise/MetalGear [[VideoGame/MetalGear hidden inside a box]].
** The chapter featuring Cait Sith sneaking into a mako reactor's named [[Franchise/MetalGear "Solid Cait"]].
Cait".
** The Tsviets themselves may be another ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''Metal Gear'' ShoutOut, this time to the Foxhound FOXHOUND antagonists from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.



*** Weiss is similar to Liquid Snake, though Nero has the accent. [[spoiler:Really, he's more like Revolver Ocelot and Hojo is Liquid Snake.]]

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*** Weiss is similar to Liquid Snake, Snake as the BigBad, though Nero has the accent. [[spoiler:Really, he's [[spoiler:Though he turns out to be more like ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty MGS2]]'' Revolver Ocelot and Ocelot, with Hojo is possessing him to act as the real Liquid Snake.Snake analogue.]]



* TokenMiniMoe: Shelke. The creators tried to justify it by having her physically stop aging at nine, but that doesn't explain why they had to make her so disturbingly sexy for a pre-adolescent or one of the closest things to a [[{{Squick}} love interest]] Vincent has.
** Or have the camera [[MaleGaze focus on her rear]] in so many of cutscenes.

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* TokenMiniMoe: Shelke. The creators tried to justify it by having her physically stop aging at nine, but that doesn't explain why they had to make her so disturbingly sexy for a pre-adolescent or one of the closest things to a [[{{Squick}} love interest]] Vincent has.
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has. Or have the camera [[MaleGaze focus on her rear]] in so many of cutscenes.



* UnexplainedAccent: Nero has a [[EvilBrit British accent]], Rosso has a [[FakeRussian Russian accent]] and Cait Sith has a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish one]].
** Cait Sith is justified at least, supplementary material states that Reeve got the accent from the way his parents spoke. Also Cait Sith (pronounced "Kett Shee") is a mythological Gaelic creature whose name pretty much means "Cat Fairy".

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* UnexplainedAccent: Nero has a [[EvilBrit British accent]], Rosso has a [[FakeRussian Russian accent]] and Cait Sith has a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish one]].
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one]]. Cait Sith is justified at least, supplementary material states that Reeve got the accent from the way his parents spoke. Also Cait Sith (pronounced "Kett Shee") is a mythological Gaelic creature whose name pretty much means "Cat Fairy".
4th Aug '17 2:44:52 AM TheDeadSkin
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* AesopAmnesia: If you had Vincent in your party when fighting Hojo in the original game, he's shown to realize that Hojo was at fault for everything and that he doesn't need to "repent for his sins" any longer. Not only does he forget about that in this game, he angsts over it nonstop!



* {{Retcon}}: Some intended to explain why [[OptionalPartyMember Vincent and Yuffie]] weren't shown in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ending, others just to make this game work a little better, such as the new form of Chaos.

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* {{Retcon}}: Some intended to Some, like the game's opening scene, explain why [[OptionalPartyMember Vincent and Yuffie]] weren't shown didn't show up in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ending, others ending of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Others are just to make this game work a little better, such as the Chaos's new form of Chaos.form.
27th Mar '17 12:41:25 AM dvorak
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* GunAccessories: Scopes, barrels, ''sword knots'', and then shit gets weird...
13th Aug '16 1:39:03 PM nombretomado
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* LeftHanging: The secret ending of ''DirgeofCerberus'' has not been picked up by any Final Fantasy media since. [[spoiler:Genesis flies away with Weiss promising some mysterious new plan... which has never been followed up.]]

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* LeftHanging: The secret ending of ''DirgeofCerberus'' ''Dirge of Cerberus'' has not been picked up by any Final Fantasy media since. [[spoiler:Genesis flies away with Weiss promising some mysterious new plan... which has never been followed up.]]
5th Feb '16 3:28:33 AM GrammarNavi
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''Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'' is a sequel and spinoff of the [[RunningGag whiplash-inducingly popular]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and was released for the Sony PlayStation2. Unlike other games in the series, ''Dirge'' is a ThirdPersonShooter with RPGElements, starring broody ally Vincent Valentine as he fights to come to terms with his past. Although nearly all of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' characters make some appearance, focus is off the main characters and onto ones who didn't get much screentime in the original. It includes a RetCon of a scene late in the game which assumed that Vincent and [[{{Ninja}} Yuffie]], who were optional {{Secret Character}}s, were not in your party.

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''Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'' is a sequel and spinoff of the [[RunningGag whiplash-inducingly popular]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and was released for the Sony PlayStation2.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other games in the series, ''Dirge'' is a ThirdPersonShooter with RPGElements, starring broody ally Vincent Valentine as he fights to come to terms with his past. Although nearly all of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' characters make some appearance, focus is off the main characters and onto ones who didn't get much screentime in the original. It includes a RetCon of a scene late in the game which assumed that Vincent and [[{{Ninja}} Yuffie]], who were optional {{Secret Character}}s, were not in your party.
14th Jan '16 3:50:52 PM nombretomado
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** As mentioned in the game's intro, the big celebration taking place in Kalm is in recognition of the "Worldwide Network" being brought back online. Yes, they're celebrating getting the internet back for the first time in three years. At least {{Square|Enix}} knows its [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds fanbase]].

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** As mentioned in the game's intro, the big celebration taking place in Kalm is in recognition of the "Worldwide Network" being brought back online. Yes, they're celebrating getting the internet back for the first time in three years. At least {{Square|Enix}} Creator/{{Square|Enix}} knows its [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds fanbase]].
26th Nov '15 8:10:51 PM 1nt3r3st1ng
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Yeesh, who did Reeve and the Tsviets hire to train their respective armies?
31st Oct '15 4:35:31 AM kknizaa
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* AntiHero: Vincent possibly type II.
** In the online mode, if not being directly Type V, Weiss could be viewed as a Type IV. He killed Restrictor yes, but he committed very morally ambiguous actions to do such as [[spoiler:using another Tsviet, the player by faking her/his memories and making it believing that Restrictor killed its sister. And when it died, Weiss doesn't even care about it.]]
21st Sep '15 8:23:51 PM WM-R
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* ShipTease: Between Vincent and Yuffie, especially counting every time they saved each other during the story, and how Yuffie was worried when she thought that Vincent was hurt during the final battle against Omega. In the online mode, that is very subtle but there are some little between Weiss and Rosso during their fight.

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* ShipTease: Between Vincent and Yuffie, especially counting every time they saved each other during the story, and how Yuffie was worried when she thought that Vincent was hurt during the final battle against Omega. Omega.
** Also some between Vincent and Shelke, as they become each becomes a MoralityPet to the other (Vincent showing Shelke what it means to fight for others, and Shelke's ability to adapt to becoming a member of WRO shows Vincent that he can find peace). Most notably, at the end Shelke is the one waiting for Vincent when he emerges from bidding Lucrezia goodbye for the last time, and she jokingly grumbles she has no idea why Cloud, Yuffie and the others forced her to go get him while smiling warmly.
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In the online mode, that there is very subtle but there are some little present ship tease between Weiss and Rosso during their fight.
3rd Sep '15 1:30:22 PM SilverDragon
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** BilingualBonus: "Tsviet" means "flower" or "color" in Russian.

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** BilingualBonus: "Tsviet" means "flower" or "color" in Russian.Russian (and also is an archaic word for "flower").
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