History VideoGame / HouseOFTheDead

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).
29th Dec '15 7:18:58 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* OneHitPolykill: Because of this particular game's usage of {{shotguns|AreJustBetter}} rather than pistols or machineguns, you can hit two targets with a single shell. Doing so awards the "Twin Shot" bonus.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: At the end of the fifth chapter, [[spoiler:James is [[TakingYouWithMe struck by one of The Star's finishing attacks]]. Not only does LifeMeter not reflect this in the subsequent chapter, he is able to shoot as well as he did before.]]

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: At the end of the fifth chapter, [[spoiler:James is [[TakingYouWithMe struck by one of The Star's finishing attacks]].attacks]], and he's shown visibly limping throughout the next chapter. Not only does LifeMeter not reflect this in the subsequent chapter, he is able to shoot as well as he did before.]]



* MoreDakka: The default weapon in this game is a machine pistol.

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* MoreDakka: The default weapon in this game is a machine pistol.pistol with 30-bullet clips. ''4 SP'' gives you ''100 bullets'' in one clip.
9th Dec '15 11:24:22 PM normal19
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Known for its fast-paced shooting and MultipleEndings, the ''House of the Dead'' series is one of those games that many play, but few ever beat (at least not without a small fortune in coins, that is). The first two games (especially the second) were infamous for hilariously bad voice-overs that left you thinking the voice actors must have been instructed to sound as bored as possible, as well as an extremely stilted-sounding translation. If you want to play a shooter game which emphasizes horror and uses traditional zombies, then you are looking at the wrong game. ''House of the Dead'' goes in [[OurZombiesAreDifferent the opposite direction]]: the majority of zombies in these games either are fast, wield weapons, have supernatural powers or are [[FatBastard just very fat]]. Boss fights are a major example of these deviations with boss creatures barely resembling "traditional" zombies at all, often taking the form of some freakish abomination.

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Known for its fast-paced shooting and MultipleEndings, the ''House of the Dead'' series is one of those games that many play, but few ever beat (at least not without a small fortune in coins, that is). The first two games (especially the second) were infamous for hilariously bad voice-overs that left you thinking the voice actors must have been instructed to sound as bored as possible, as well as an extremely stilted-sounding translation. If you want to play a shooter game which emphasizes horror and uses traditional zombies, then you are looking at the wrong game. ''House of the Dead'' goes in [[OurZombiesAreDifferent the opposite direction]]: the majority of zombies in these games either are fast, wield weapons, have supernatural powers powers, drive cars, or are [[FatBastard just very fat]]. Boss fights are a major example of these deviations with boss creatures barely resembling "traditional" zombies at all, often taking the form of some freakish abomination.
5th Dec '15 4:20:36 PM CyberXIII
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*ArcWords: In the fourth game, "Hope."



** Taken UpToEleven with the morbidly obese boss Temperance, who runs around and can turn himself into a bowling ball of undead fat.

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** Taken UpToEleven with the morbidly obese boss Temperance, who runs around and can turn himself into a bowling ball of undead fat. And is completely bulletproof.
25th Nov '15 1:34:49 AM TARINunit9
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If a fifth installment is coming is unknown though the story hint that it is a possibility. At the current, the series is stuck in limbo while Sega sorts out their financial troubles.

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If Whether a fifth future installment is coming is unknown unknown. There's at least one unresolved SequelHook, though the story hint that it is a possibility. At the current, the series is currently stuck in limbo while Sega sorts out their financial troubles.
13th Nov '15 9:37:47 PM eneuman96
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* GoshDangItToHeck: Inexplicably, "darn" and "heck" are littered throughout the dialogue, without any real profanity. One wonders if the ludicrously profane dialogue in ''Overkill'' was meant to make up for this.
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