History VideoGame / FossilFighters

26th Nov '17 9:05:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* StopHavingFunGuys: [[{{In-Universe}} Rupert]] in ''Champions''. After witnessing Todd take his loss to you in stride, he's baffled as to why Todd's not upset about losing. Though it turns out it's less arrogance that his way is the right one and more ignorance that there are other ways in the first place.

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* StopHavingFunGuys: [[{{In-Universe}} [[InUniverse Rupert]] in ''Champions''. After witnessing Todd take his loss to you in stride, he's baffled as to why Todd's not upset about losing. Though it turns out it's less arrogance that his way is the right one and more ignorance that there are other ways in the first place.
4th Oct '17 12:09:27 PM lalalei2001
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Averted. When the bad guy pulls out an {{Olympus Mon|s}}, you need to get your own before you can properly challenge him. (Unfortunately, you can't keep it - see NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup below)
** However, it's later played straight with [[spoiler:Guhnash--apparently, all you have to do is destroy his brains. Easy-peasy.]]
** In ''Champions'' [[spoiler:The FinalBoss, Zongazonga, is pretty much exactly this. A body-snatching skull that turns into a literally on fire zombie T-Rex with giant, bloody skeleton arms coming out of it? Just send some kid with his pet dinosaurs to beat it up.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Averted.DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
** Averted in the first game.
When the bad guy pulls out an {{Olympus Mon|s}}, you need to get your own before you can properly challenge him. (Unfortunately, you can't keep it - see NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup below)
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However, it's later played straight with [[spoiler:Guhnash--apparently, all [[spoiler:Guhnash, where you have to do is destroy his brains. Easy-peasy.three brains and defeat him.]]
** In ''Champions'' [[spoiler:The the FinalBoss, Zongazonga, [[spoiler:Zongazonga, is pretty much exactly this. A body-snatching skull that turns into a literally on fire zombie T-Rex with giant, bloody skeleton arms coming out of it? Just send some kid with his pet dinosaurs to beat it up.]]]]
** In ''Frontier'', [[spoiler:you defeat Dr. Blackraven after he turns into a dinosaur himself]].



* DiscOneNuke: The Spinax you're given at the beginning of the first game is strong enough to last you until endgame.

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* DiscOneNuke: DiscOneNuke:
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The Spinax you're given at the beginning of the first game is strong enough to last you until endgame.



** The 'Donation Point' dinosaurs also count, particularly Compso in the first game. There's nothing to stop you from grinding all the way to him the moment you get access to your first dig-site, and his support-effects will make you basically unstoppable for the rest of the game. To a lesser degree, Stego - being the cheapest of the DP-dinosaurs, you can, again, fairly easily get all 4 parts of him, in [[RareRandomDrop 'red' quality]], for an instantly high-level 'Tank' who can solo practically anything up to late-mid-game if needs be.

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** The 'Donation Point' dinosaurs also count, particularly Compso in the first game. There's nothing to stop you from grinding all the way to him the moment you get access to your first dig-site, and his support-effects will make you basically unstoppable for the rest of the game.
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To a lesser degree, Stego - being Stego. Being the cheapest of the DP-dinosaurs, you can, again, can fairly easily get all 4 parts of him, in [[RareRandomDrop 'red' red quality]], for an instantly high-level 'Tank' Tank who can solo practically anything up to late-mid-game if needs need be.
4th Oct '17 9:50:37 AM SacredSpirit123
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**[[spoiler:What about whoever created the Boneysaurs?]]
20th Sep '17 4:15:22 PM lalalei2001
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* AbsurdlyLowLevelCap: In the first game, it's set surprisingly low at just twelve, and you can get as high as rank eight by fossil cleaning alone (''ten'' if you get a full set of rare red fossils). The second game ups the cap to 20, though viviosaurs gain stats more slowly to go with it.

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* AbsurdlyLowLevelCap: In the first game, it's set surprisingly low at just twelve, and you can get as high as rank eight by fossil cleaning alone (''ten'' if you get a full set of rare red fossils). The second game ups the cap to 20, though viviosaurs gain stats more slowly to go with it. The third game upped the cap even further, to 30.



* {{Nerf}}: Support effects were nerfed quite heavily in ''Champions.'' In the first game, vivosaurs had their full support effects regardless of their level, making things like [[GameBreaker Compso]] incredibly dangerous. In the sequel, support effects grow when your levels do... meaning the game gives you a Compso in the ''very beginning of the game,'' and feels no remorse.

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* {{Nerf}}: {{Nerf}}:
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Support effects were nerfed quite heavily in ''Champions.'' In the first game, vivosaurs had their full support effects regardless of their level, making things like [[GameBreaker Compso]] incredibly dangerous. In the sequel, support effects grow when your levels do... meaning the game gives you a Compso in the ''very beginning of the game,'' and feels no remorse.remorse.
** Cleaning level-ups were marginally nerfed in ''Champions'' but made unusable in ''Frontier''; due to the increased level cap even your best cleaning would get you around rank 10 at most.
20th Sep '17 4:08:41 PM lalalei2001
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* BalanceBuff: Some game mechanics got stronger in the transition from the original game to ''Champions''.
** In the original game, only the vivosaur in the Attack Zone could have a negative status effect put on them, and switching zones got rid of status effects. This made attacks whose only purpose was to cause a status effect weak, but this hurt poison attacks especially--you would need to use a chain of either knockback or [[StandardStatusEffect excite]] skills to get a poison attack to work, and the extra damage frequently wasn't that spectacular. In the sequel, however, all zones can have status effects and rotating doesn't get rid of them, meaning the extra damage from poison is more likely to stick around.
** Counterattacks. In the first game, counterattacks only had a 40% chance of working, making them a rather weak and luck-based strategy. In the sequel, counterattacks were upped to a 70% success rate, making them far more dangerous.



* {{Brainwashed}}: In ''Frontier'', [[spoiler:Olga]] was brainwashed into working with Dr. Blackraven.



** But there's also an inversion, as some game mechanics got stronger in the transition from the original game to ''Champions''. In the original game, only the vivosaur in the Attack Zone could have a negative status effect put on them, and switching zones got rid of status effects. This made attacks whose only purpose was to cause a status effect somewhat weak, but this hurt poison attacks especially--you would need to use a chain of either knockback or [[StandardStatusEffect excite]] skills to get a poison attack to work, and the extra damage frequently wasn't that spectacular. In the sequel, however, all zones can have status effects and rotating doesn't get rid of them, meaning the extra damage from poison is more likely to stick around.
** A similar inversion applies to counterattacks. In the first game, counterattacks only had a 40% chance of working, making them a rather weak and luck-based strategy. In the sequel, counterattacks were upped to a 70% success rate, making them far more dangerous.


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* NotBrainwashed: Unlike [[spoiler:Olga]], [[spoiler:Kowloon]] isn't brainwashed and happily tells you he feels no remorse for working with Dr. Blackraven.
29th Jul '17 2:00:58 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' meets {{Mon}}s. (''Magazine/NintendoPower'' said "meets ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''", but "meets ''VideoGame/{{Spectrobes}}''" is much more apt.)
27th Jul '17 11:45:57 AM lalalei2001
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* BigGood: Captain Stryker in ''Fronter'', who defeated Dr. Blackraven five years ago.



* {{Gonk}}: Baron von Blackraven, especially compared to his two PrettyBoy associates.

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* {{Gonk}}: Dr. Baron von Blackraven, especially compared to his two PrettyBoy associates.



* PunnyName / MeaningfulName: Where to start? We've got name changer Ty Tull, advice giver Tipper, Sam Inaro who teaches seminars... And these are just from the ''first'' game.

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* PunnyName / MeaningfulName: PunnyName: Where to start? We've got name changer Ty Tull, advice giver Tipper, Sam Inaro who teaches seminars... And these are just from the ''first'' game. Even the [=NPC=]s warn you that "We've heard all the jokes" about Bea Ginner (who teaches novices).



--->'''Rosie:''' Oh, I can't believe I didn't make the connection before... Knickknacks... ''Nick Nack''. Ugh. Waa ha ha! To think we're out looking for knickknacks for a guy named Nick Nack... It's like some awful joke!
** NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Even the [=NPC=]s warn you that "We've heard all the jokes" about Bea Ginner (who teaches novices).

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--->'''Rosie:''' -->'''Rosie:''' Oh, I can't believe I didn't make the connection before... Knickknacks... ''Nick Nack''. Ugh. Waa ha ha! To think we're out looking for knickknacks for a guy named Nick Nack... It's like some awful joke!
** NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Even the [=NPC=]s warn you that "We've heard all the jokes" about Bea Ginner (who teaches novices).
joke!



* RandomlyDrops: Some fossils are ''much'' rarer than others, and you'll have to go back and forth between the main town and the area where they're found if you want to complete your fossil collection. Averted in ''Frontier'', where fossils for a specific vivosaur can be counted on to show up near each other and always in the same areas; plus they're identified on sight and you no longer need to go back to town to excavate them.

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* RandomlyDrops: Some fossils are ''much'' rarer than others, and you'll have to go back and forth between the main town and the area where they're found if you want to complete your fossil collection. Averted in ''Frontier'', where fossils for a specific vivosaur can be counted on to show up near each other and always in the same areas; areas, plus they're identified on sight and you no longer need to go back to town to excavate them.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Kowloon and Olga in ''Frontier'' serve as CoDragons to Blaxkraven.
17th Jul '17 8:02:06 PM lalalei2001
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ''Frontier'' cleans up some of the issues with finding fossils in the field; identifying fossils on sight and allowing immediate excavations, rather than requiring the player to haul an entire inventory back to base before they even know what they have. Vivosaurs can also be revived from any fossils, not just the heads.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ''Frontier'' cleans up some of the issues with finding fossils in the field; identifying fossils on sight and allowing immediate excavations, rather than requiring the player to haul an entire inventory back to base before they even know what they have. Vivosaurs can also be revived from any fossils, not just the heads. It's also more lenient with damaging fossils compared to the other games.
17th Jul '17 7:45:29 PM lalalei2001
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The first two games include a series of masks that your character can collect and wear.
* AgentPeacock: Ryne from the ''Champions'' DLC. He wears the only pink Brigade suit in the game and draws attention to himself because of it. But he is also the first character in the franchise to actually make his own Vivosaur, discounting [[spoiler: Zongazonga and his [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple evil]] zombiesaurs.

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The first two games include a series of masks that your character can collect and wear.
wear. Some have additional effects, but others are purely aesthetic.
* AgentPeacock: Ryne from the ''Champions'' DLC. He wears the only pink Brigade suit in the game and draws attention to himself because of it. But he is also the first character in the franchise to actually make his own Vivosaur, discounting [[spoiler: Zongazonga and his [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple evil]] zombiesaurs.zombiesaurs]].
17th Jul '17 7:44:31 PM lalalei2001
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* HeroicMime: The player character doesn't speak at all in the first two games. ''Frontier'' averts this, though they're still fairly quiet.
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