History VideoGame / HouseOFTheDead

17th Mar '17 12:08:53 AM Heartlesswithaheart
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* DullSurprise: The voice acting of the earlier HoTD installments ranges from bad to abysmal; in ''II'' the heroes don't sound the least bit fazed by the fact that they're literally standing in the middle of a citywide zombie outbreak; James in particular dishes out some of the most jarring and out-of-context lines in the game.

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* DullSurprise: The voice acting of the earlier HoTD [=HoTD=] installments ranges from bad to abysmal; in ''II'' the heroes don't sound the least bit fazed by the fact that they're literally standing in the middle of a citywide zombie outbreak; James in particular dishes out some of the most jarring and out-of-context lines in the game.



* FiveBadBand: In HOTD1, we have:

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* FiveBadBand: In HOTD1, [=HOTD1=], we have:


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* DamageSpongeBoss: The Sun. In exchange for being easier than Fool and Death, it has a gigantic amount of HP. It goes down much more quickly after it starts its final attack, but it takes minutes of constant firing at its weak points to get there.


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* SelfImposedChallenge: Encouraged with the Time Attack mode.
13th Mar '17 8:31:21 PM CyberXIII
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* ArcWords:''Hope.''
13th Mar '17 8:27:34 PM CyberXIII
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* FiveBadBand: In HOTD1, we have:
**BigBad:Dr. Roy Curien.
**TheDragon:The Magician, also a DragonInChief [[spoiler:and TheStarscream.]]
**TheBrute:Chariot.
**EvilGenius:Hangedman.
**DarkChick:Hermit.
27th Feb '17 3:32:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ClassicCheatCode: From ''2'' onwards, the score display code is in the format of ''x'', ''x'', ''y'', ''y'', ''x'', ''y'', ''x''. For example, on ''2'' and ''3'', ''x'' refers to the player 1 gun trigger and ''y'' refers to player 2's, and in ''4'' you use the trigger and grenade buttons, respectively, for the code.
2nd Feb '17 9:10:35 AM MacronNotes
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* ForMassiveDamage: Weak points for bosses and headshots for normal zombies.
10th Nov '16 5:10:25 PM TheTraveller
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Whether a future installment is coming is unknown. There's at least one unresolved SequelHook, though the series is currently stuck in limbo while Sega sorts out their financial troubles.

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Whether a future installment is coming is unknown. There's at least one unresolved SequelHook, though but with SEGA's financial troubles (and increased focus on the VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog franchise), the series is currently stuck in limbo while Sega sorts out their financial troubles.
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** While each game's final boss will always have an "Unknown" weakness, one glance at them will pretty much give away where you must plug it with bullets.

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** While each game's final boss will always have an "Unknown" weakness, one glance at them will pretty much give away where you must plug it with bullets. The Magician's weakspots are especially obvious; you don't exactly need a guide on how to shoot the massive red pulsing (''and'' unarmoured) parts of its flesh.


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*ActionizedSequel: A downplayed example. House of the Dead 4 has a bit more focus on the "survival" in Survial Horror, trading the single shot handguns (or shotguns from 3) for fully automatic submachine guns, as well as the addition of grenades into regular gameplay. Also applies to OVERKILL, as it allows for a plethora of weapons to be used, up to a ''[[MoreDakka minigun]]''.
17th Aug '16 4:17:52 PM Cantido
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* WeWillMeetAgain: The Magician's final line to the player before vanishing without dying: ''"You haven't seen anything yet!"''
13th Mar '16 4:24:00 PM MrBuddy3546
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* BondOneLiner: Kate Green has one with "How do you like my low fat, all lead diet?" [[spoiler:after dropping a huge clock on top of Temperance's head.]]

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* BondOneLiner: Kate Green has one Lisa Rogan tries to pull these off at regular intervals. Highlights include "I never was any good at gardening", after blowing away a giant evil plant, and "When a lady says no, ''she means it!''", regarding a rather persistent security guard... with "How do you like my low fat, all lead diet?" [[spoiler:after dropping a huge clock on top of Temperance's head.]]giant stick.



* BondOneLiner: Lisa Rogan tries to pull these off at regular intervals. Highlights include "I never was any good at gardening", after blowing away a giant evil plant, and "When a lady says no, ''she means it!''", regarding a rather persistent security guard... with a giant stick.

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* BondOneLiner: Lisa Rogan tries to pull these off at regular intervals. Highlights include "I never was any good at gardening", after blowing away a giant evil plant, and "When a lady says no, ''she means it!''", regarding a rather persistent security guard... Kate Green has one with "How do you like my low fat, all lead diet?" [[spoiler:after dropping a giant stick.huge clock on top of Temperance's head.]]
22nd Jan '16 11:02:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BreakingSpeech: The revived Magician gives one to James and Gary before the fight starts, again followed by their retort after they beat the crap out of this HumanoidAbomination.



* HannibalLecture: The revived Magician gives one to James and Gary before the fight starts, again followed by their ShutUpHannibal speech after they beat the crap out of this HumanoidAbomination.



* HannibalLecture: The Wheel of Fate [[spoiler:aka a resurrected Dr. Curien]] attempts to give one of these, only to be silenced by a volley of shotgun blasts.



* HannibalLecture: Employs a heavy retcon to give Caleb "loyfe cycle" Goldman a lot more menace; the start of each chapter flashes back to the events of HOTD 2, showing Goldman quietly seething behind his desk about how mankind's arrogance and greed will doom the entire planet. The final level reveals he's been speaking to James Taylor and Gary Stewart, who have him at gunpoint.



* MotiveRant: Employs a heavy retcon to give Caleb "loyfe cycle" Goldman a lot more menace; the start of each chapter flashes back to the events of HOTD 2, showing Goldman quietly seething behind his desk about how mankind's arrogance and greed will doom the entire planet. The final level reveals he's been speaking to James Taylor and Gary Stewart, who have him at gunpoint.



** Though, he did also say something similar in ''The House of the Dead 2'' upon defeating the Emperor, so this is more of a BroadStrokes look at the same scene.
29th Dec '15 7:20:25 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BoomHeadshot: Emphasized in this game with bonuses for nailing consecutive headshots. In order, the bonuses are "GOOD" (1 hit), "GREAT" (2 hits), "AMAZING!" (3 hits), and "PERFECT!" (4 or more hits).
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