History VideoGame / EtherVapor

27th Apr '16 9:27:01 AM ViperAcidZX
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'''''ETHER VAPOR''''' is a cinematic ShootEmUp created by Japanese doujin developers Edelweiss released for Windows PC on August 13th, 2007. Advertised as a "2.75D" shmup, it is known for its rapidly changing gameplay, shifting from a vertical shooter, to a horizontal shooter, and even a rail shooter.

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'''''ETHER VAPOR''''' ''Ether Vapor'' is a cinematic ShootEmUp created by Japanese doujin developers Edelweiss released for Windows PC on August 13th, 2007. Advertised as a "2.75D" shmup, it is known for its rapidly changing gameplay, shifting from a vertical shooter, to a horizontal shooter, and even a rail shooter.



In 2011, it got an UpdatedRerelease known as ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'', with updated visuals and high-resolution support[[labelnote:*]](however it is still a [[AspectRatio 4:3]] game with resolutions supported only up to 1600x1200; ''Fairy Bloom Freesia'' supports 16:9 and 16:10 resolutions)[[/labelnote]], 3D display support, improved sound quality, a new unlockable version of Luca's Ex-tio, online leaderboards, easier {{unlockable content}}s, and an optional "Remaster Mode" that allows the game to be played with arcade-styled transitions [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory without the story dialogue]]. Edelweiss also have released a two-disc soundtrack of ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' and ''[[VideoGame/FairyBloom Fairy Bloom Freesia]]''.

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In 2011, it got an UpdatedRerelease known as ''ETHER VAPOR ''Ether Vapor Remaster'', with updated visuals and high-resolution support[[labelnote:*]](however it is still a [[AspectRatio 4:3]] game with resolutions supported only up to 1600x1200; ''Fairy Bloom Freesia'' supports 16:9 and 16:10 resolutions)[[/labelnote]], 3D display support, improved sound quality, a new unlockable version of Luca's Ex-tio, online leaderboards, easier {{unlockable content}}s, and an optional "Remaster Mode" that allows the game to be played with arcade-styled transitions [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory without the story dialogue]]. Edelweiss also have released a two-disc soundtrack of ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' and ''[[VideoGame/FairyBloom Fairy Bloom Freesia]]''.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' spices up the visuals, improved the sound quality, gives you the option to skip all of the story sequences in place of arcade-styled trainsitions, added online leaderboards, and made unlocking stuff easier than the original. You also get a Bonus Fighter that has [[DifficultButAwesome stronger but tricky-to-use]] weapons for beating the Boss Rush mode.

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* UpdatedRerelease: ''ETHER VAPOR ''Ether Vapor Remaster'' spices up the visuals, improved the sound quality, gives you the option to skip all of the story sequences in place of arcade-styled trainsitions, transitions, added online leaderboards, and made unlocking stuff easier than the original. You also get a Bonus Fighter that has [[DifficultButAwesome stronger but tricky-to-use]] weapons for beating the Boss Rush mode.
31st Jul '15 2:38:01 AM DarkHunter
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Caldea, a small fictional nation, was able to successfully discover Artificial Intelligence. This was found during a project when several of the nation's researchers created an A.I. computer used to solve Caldea's problems. Instead of being controlled manually, it was given an artificial personality through endless enormous databases. Although [[AIIsACrapshoot the computer went insane]], it was used greatly for the Caldean military, where it successfully waged war on other nations with new weapons and technology. In reponse, several other nations and rebel forces coupled together to create the nation of Lydia. Despite their union against Caleda however, they were already fighting a losing war.

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Caldea, a small fictional nation, was able to successfully discover Artificial Intelligence. This was found during a project when several of the nation's researchers created an A.I. computer used to solve Caldea's problems. Instead of being controlled manually, it was given an artificial personality through endless enormous databases. Although [[AIIsACrapshoot the computer went insane]], it was used greatly for the Caldean military, where it successfully waged war on other nations with new weapons and technology. In reponse, several other nations and rebel forces coupled together to create the nation of Lydia. Despite their union against Caleda Caldea however, they were already fighting a losing war.



** However, the trope appears to be downplayed since Keime says it's only designed to make directives. So DECIDER may not be completely insane, it's just choosing war as the best option as long as it solves Chaldea's problems.

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** However, the trope appears to be downplayed since Keime says it's only designed to make directives. So DECIDER may not be completely insane, it's just choosing war as the best option as long as it solves Chaldea's Caldea's problems.



* EdibleThemeNaming: Luca ''Earlgray'', Sana ''Bergamot''[[labelnote:*]]"Earl Grey" is a tea blend that's flavored with oil from the rind of Bergamot citrus fruit[[/labelnote]], and ''Teatree'' ([[DubNameChange renamed]] to ''Tetley'' Einser[[labelnote:*]]"Tetley" is a tea company[[/labelnote]] in the English version).
** Sana's ship, Whittard, is a large tea company referring to Whittard of Chelsea.
*** And the must be the inspiration for TheEmpire, Chaldea.

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* EdibleThemeNaming: Luca ''Earlgray'', Sana ''Bergamot''[[labelnote:*]]"Earl Grey" is a tea blend that's flavored with oil from the rind of Bergamot citrus fruit[[/labelnote]], and ''Teatree'' ([[DubNameChange renamed]] to ''Tetley'' Einser[[labelnote:*]]"Tetley" is a tea company[[/labelnote]] in the English version).
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version). Sana's ship, Whittard, is a large tea company referring to Whittard of Chelsea.
*** And the must be the inspiration for TheEmpire, Chaldea.
Chelsea. TheEmpire is also named Caldea.



* [[spoiler:FightingTheLancer: You fight Sana when she reveals she had orders to capture DECIDER instead of destroying it.]]

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* [[spoiler:FightingTheLancer: You FightingTheLancer: [[spoiler:You fight Sana when she reveals she had orders to capture DECIDER instead of destroying it.]]



** TheEvilGenius -- Teatree

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** TheEvilGenius -- TeatreeTetley



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Daniel finishes off DECIDER after Luca damages it enough. He is then caught in the blast since his mech was damaged by Sana, preventing his escape (he was aware of it though).]]
* HighAltitudeBattle

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Daniel HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Daniel finishes off DECIDER after Luca damages it enough. He is then caught in the blast since his mech was damaged by Sana, preventing his escape (he was aware of it though).]]
* HighAltitudeBattleHighAltitudeBattle: The final battle is fought in Earth's orbit... for no adequately explained reason.



* [[spoiler:InfinityMinusOneSword: The unlockable [[SuperMode Overdrive Ex-tio]], outside of the final battle it lacks the amazing firepower it had but you still get to use the enhanced versions of its weapons.]]
* JerkAss: Luca is quite the asshole to both Chaldeans and Lydians alike. Defiantly refuses to define his affiliation to Sana, calls Daniel "Baldy", and insults Selva's talking.

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* [[spoiler:InfinityMinusOneSword: The InfinityMinusOneSword: [[spoiler:The unlockable [[SuperMode Overdrive Ex-tio]], outside of the final battle it lacks the amazing firepower it had but you still get to use the enhanced versions of its weapons.]]
* JerkAss: Luca is quite the asshole to both Chaldeans Caldeans and Lydians alike. Defiantly refuses to define his affiliation to Sana, calls Daniel "Baldy", and insults Selva's talking.



* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: APITEX transforms into APITEX-EVO in the final battle.]]

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* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: APITEX OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:APITEX transforms into APITEX-EVO in the final battle.]]



* [[spoiler:SpaceZone:The setting for the final battle with APITEX-EVO.]]

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* [[spoiler:SpaceZone:The SpaceZone: [[spoiler:The setting for the final battle with APITEX-EVO.]]



* [[spoiler:SpaceZone: It's where the final battle with APITEX-EVO takes place.]]



** The Ex-Tio is later revealed to [[spoiler:not only have been designed by Luca's father, but also carry information pertaining to the Chaldean military and DECIDER]].

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** The Ex-Tio is later revealed to [[spoiler:not only have been designed by Luca's father, but also carry information pertaining to the Chaldean Caldean military and DECIDER]].



* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero: When the trio reach DECIDER, Sana attacks Daniel and reveals her orders. Fortunately, she turn back to Luca's side in the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero: When WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:When the trio reach DECIDER, Sana attacks Daniel and reveals her orders. Fortunately, she turn back to Luca's side in the end.]]
22nd Sep '14 5:59:27 AM GlennMagusHarvey
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'''''ETHER VAPOR''''' is a cinematic ShootEmUp created by Japanese doujin developers of Edelweiss released for Windows PC on August 13th, 2007. Advertised as a "2.75D" shmup, it is known for its rapidly changing gameplay, shifting from a vertical shooter, to a horizontal shooter, and even a rail shooter.

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'''''ETHER VAPOR''''' is a cinematic ShootEmUp created by Japanese doujin developers of Edelweiss released for Windows PC on August 13th, 2007. Advertised as a "2.75D" shmup, it is known for its rapidly changing gameplay, shifting from a vertical shooter, to a horizontal shooter, and even a rail shooter.
7th Sep '14 9:06:51 PM DracMonster
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Nyu Media has released an English version of the game's re-release on June 29th, 2012 for $7.99. Nyu Media's English webpage for the game (and where it can be purchased) can be found [[http://ethervapor.com/ here]]. It is also released on {{DESURA}} on September 7th, 2012, and then later on {{Steam}} on September 27th, 2012. Nyu Media also released the original soundtracks of ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' and ''Fairy Bloom Freesia'' digitally though their Bandcamp [[http://edelweissjp.bandcamp.com/album/fairy-bloom-freesia-ether-vapor-remaster-original-soundtracks here]].

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Nyu Media has released an English version of the game's re-release on June 29th, 2012 for $7.99. Nyu Media's English webpage for the game (and where it can be purchased) can be found [[http://ethervapor.com/ here]]. It is also released on {{DESURA}} on September 7th, 2012, and then later on {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on September 27th, 2012. Nyu Media also released the original soundtracks of ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' and ''Fairy Bloom Freesia'' digitally though their Bandcamp [[http://edelweissjp.bandcamp.com/album/fairy-bloom-freesia-ether-vapor-remaster-original-soundtracks here]].
25th Jun '14 8:55:34 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Luca's Ex-Tio is a mind-controlled fighter that was developed by his father, who also had a major hand in developing DECIDER. He]] doesn't reveal this until Scene 4 onwards.
1st Feb '14 8:49:30 AM WiseMan23753
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*** And the must be the inspiration for TheEmpire, Chaldea.
16th Jan '14 9:47:30 PM ViperAcidZX
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The game is getting a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}''.

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The game is getting a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}''.
See also ''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}'', ''ETHER VAPOR''[='=]s {{spiritual successor}}.



* BossRush: An unlockable Boss Rush mode can be unlocked in v1.03 and above. Edelweiss also released a "[[BossGame Boss Rush-only]]" version of the original the game back in Comiket 74.

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* BossRush: An unlockable A Boss Rush mode can be unlocked in v1.03 and above. Edelweiss also released a "[[BossGame Boss Rush-only]]" version of the original the game back in Comiket 74.



* [[spoiler:FightingTheLancer: You fight Sana when she reveals she had orders to capture Decider instead of destroying it.]]

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* [[spoiler:FightingTheLancer: You fight Sana when she reveals she had orders to capture Decider DECIDER instead of destroying it.]]


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* UpdatedRerelease: ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'' spices up the visuals, improved the sound quality, gives you the option to skip all of the story sequences in place of arcade-styled trainsitions, added online leaderboards, and made unlocking stuff easier than the original. You also get a Bonus Fighter that has [[DifficultButAwesome stronger but tricky-to-use]] weapons for beating the Boss Rush mode.
16th Dec '13 1:44:08 PM WiseMan23753
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The game is getting a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Astebreed''

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The game is getting a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Astebreed''
''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}''.
21st Nov '13 3:04:42 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* [[spoiler:EleventhHourSuperPower: During the first part of the final battle with APITEX, Luca's Ex-tio goes into its [[SuperMode Overdrive Mode]], turning his [[MoreDakka bullet-spewing weapons]] into [[FrickinLaserBeams powerful laser cannons]]. The Overdrive Ex-tio can also be unlocked by one-credit clearing the game in the original, or simply clearing the game once in ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'', but it won't be over-powered like it was in the final battle.]]

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* [[spoiler:EleventhHourSuperPower: EleventhHourSuperPower: During the first part of the final battle with APITEX, [[spoiler:APITEX, Luca's Ex-tio goes into its [[SuperMode Overdrive Mode]], turning his [[MoreDakka bullet-spewing weapons]] into [[FrickinLaserBeams powerful laser cannons]]. The Overdrive Ex-tio can also be unlocked by one-credit clearing the game in the original, or simply clearing the game once in ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'', but it won't be over-powered like it was in the final battle.]]]]
* TheEmpire: Caldea.
22nd Oct '13 4:47:53 PM ViperAcidZX
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* BonusMaterial: Beating the game gives you access to a website with behind-the-scenes features and early concepts of ''ETHER VAPOR''. The original game even gives you the original soundtrack (save for the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ_zAQ_jm04 Battle Again -Boss Rush-]]" track that was formally given away for free by Edelweiss from the game's official webpage) and an 8-bit arrangement of the soundtrack.
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