History VideoGame / EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest

14th Apr '16 3:18:44 AM TheFLL
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* MinimalistCast: In contrast to the [[SceneryPorn expansive scenery]] and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou endless legions of killer robots,]] there turns out to be a total of four members in the main cast. Trip and Monkey spend much of the story LonelyTogether, Pigsky joins up in the second half of the game, and despite his importance to the story, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid]]]] only makes his appearance and says his few lines at the ''very end'' of the odyssey.


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* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid]]]] makes his appearance only at the end of the story, and in a cutscene no less, but the machines roaming the landscape, the slave ships, the headband that Trip uses on Monkey, [[spoiler: the destruction of Trip's community,]] can all be connected to him.
13th Apr '16 3:57:06 PM TheFLL
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* NostalgiaFilter: [[DeconstructedTrope Used more seriously]] [[JustifiedTrope than other examples.]] [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid]] lived during the period before the world went to hell, and is so obsessed with bringing it back that he forges a machine based slave empire that has the slaves plugged into his memories into what the period was like.]] [[HannibalHasAPoint While he nearly manages to convince Monkey of his righteousness,]] [[KirkSummation Monkey rightfully points out that he's destroying the present and the future over something that no longer exists.]]
13th Apr '16 3:46:33 PM TheFLL
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* OutsideContextVillain: Trip and Monkey are survivors trying to reach Trip's community, with talks of how the world was and what it could be generally being used as polite banter and wishful thinking. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid]] is a man stuck in the past who wants everyone else to join him there, justifying his efforts to enslave the populace as giving them hopes and dreams they wouldn't have otherwise.]] When the two sides eventually meet, it feels like people of different time periods and countries trying and failing to communicate.


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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid.]] His plan essentially revolves around forecfully hooking the people living in the wasteland on the drugs that are his memories, but he justifies it on the grounds that the wasteland is a hellhole that is unlikely to recover, so he's at least providing people with a dream of something better that will distract them from pain and infighting.]]
13th Apr '16 3:35:02 PM TheFLL
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the game, Trip and Monkey witness a self sufficient aquariam in the midst of a jungle infested zoo, with [[WideEyedIdealist Trip]] using it as an example of how her own community is self-sufficient in the wasteland, only for [[KnightInSourArmour Monkey]] to point out it doesn't matter how secure a community is if it can't deal [[OutsideContextVillain with outside factors that threaten it.]] [[spoiler: Seconds later, a machine crashes through the aquariam, killing the fish inside. When Trip and Monkey eventually reach her home, they indeed find it destroyed by [[BigBad Pyramid's mechs]], the outside factor in this case.]]
13th Apr '16 3:28:19 PM TheFLL
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* CharacterDevelopment: [[ShowDontTell Subtle, but it's there.]] [[DamselInDistress Trip]] starts off both scared of, and [[WideEyedIdealist naively idealistic]] about the wasteland outside of her community. [[spoiler: [[TookALevelInBadass She becomes strong and bitter enough]] to take revenge on the BigBad for the death of her community, but in the aftermath, she wonders to Monkey whether she did the right thing, [[TookALevelInCynic betraying the loss of her previous confidence.]]]] [[LonersAreFreaks Monkey starts out angry and alone,]] but eventually comes to sympathise with Trip and Pigsy enough to [[spoiler: stick with them to the end of the story, [[UndyingLoyalty and support Trip in the aftermath of Pyramid and Pigsy's death.]]]] [[{{Jerkass}} Pigsy]] starts out obnoxious enough to [[CrazyJealousGuy try and run interference]] between Trip and monkey in order to get [[AbhorrentAdmirer Trip's attention,]] [[HeelRealisation but eventually comes to]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy accept and respect their relationship,]] [[spoiler: and when push comes to shove, [[HeroicSacrifice willfully sacrifices himself to save their lives.]]]]
13th Apr '16 3:03:52 PM TheFLL
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* AndroclesLion: Averted.

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* AndroclesLion: Averted. Monkey has to literally be collared into helping Trip make it to her community, and only willingly starts to help after getting to know her better, [[spoiler: and after she's dealing with the grief of seeing her home overrun by slavers.]]


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* {{Escapism}}: [[spoiler: As it turns out, [[BigBad Pyramid]] is one of the few men of the wasteland who remembers what [[CrapsackOnlyByComparison a paradise the world used to be compared to the apocalypse,]] and decides to [[WellIntentionedExtremist create a slave empire to share those memories with his slaves,]] effectively distracting them from the [[CrapsackWorld reality of the world they live in.]] Trip pulls the plug on him and the plan in the ending.]]
13th Apr '16 2:54:36 PM TheFLL
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** NominalHero: All three protagonists are [[DownplayedTrope downplayed examples.]] Trip just wants to go home, Monkey just wants to be free, especially of Trip, and Pigsy was minding his own business before the two came along.


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Pyramid]] is dead, with the implication that his machines will no longer haunt the wasteland and take anymore slaves, [[HeroicSacrifice but so's Pigsy,]] [[WasItReallyWorthIt and it's left ambiguous]] if destroying Pyramid's LotusEaterMachine in the process was a genuinely good thing, or at least worth losing. The tale ends with Monkey and Trip discussing whether Trip did right in killing Pyramid, while slaves hooked onto the illusion come out of the dream invariably saddened, [[NoEnding before the screen cuts to black.]]]]
17th Mar '16 1:05:23 PM Hossmeister
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She ''rides on his back''. It's like freakin' ''BanjoKazooie''.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She ''rides on his back''. It's like freakin' ''BanjoKazooie''.'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''.
16th Mar '16 9:45:33 AM Hossmeister
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12th Dec '15 2:24:20 PM eroock
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'''''Enslaved: Odyssey to the West''''' is an ActionAdventure VideoGame developed by Creator/NinjaTheory. The game is published by Creator/NamcoBandai and out for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows.

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'''''Enslaved: ''Enslaved: Odyssey to the West''''' West'' is an ActionAdventure VideoGame developed by Creator/NinjaTheory. The game is published by Creator/NamcoBandai and out for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows.
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