History VideoGame / HouseOfTheDead

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.

* HannibalLecture: 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.
26th Oct '15 9:53:52 AM Retro7
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* DolledUpInstallment: Quite literally, these games are basically the same as their originals only with the focus on typing rather then shooting and some silly cosmetic changes (the agents having keyboard packs as weapons, zombie carrying things like frying pans and form mallets, etc).

* LighterAndSofter: It takes a more comical approch to the series.
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* LighterAndSofter: It takes a more comical approch to the series. Heck the tone is more of a love story then a horror motif.

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* LighterAndSofter: It takes TrainTopBattle: The final battle is set on top of a more comical approch to cable car that the series.couple were forced to climb onto to escape the zombie horde. The World later picks it up during the fight and The Star holds it up from underneath it to give the couple a foothold to stand on to finish the fight.
26th Oct '15 9:46:15 AM Retro7
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ** If you're playing two players and one side manages to complete the objective before the other, they're allowed to keep going to help the other side out and win the minigame. ** Failing a mini-game and re-trying it will give you an additional bonus such as lower difficulty or the goal being closer to reach. ** Fail the game but choose to continue will allow you a mini-game where you can earn an extra life.
26th Oct '15 9:41:10 AM Retro7
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* ''House of the Dead EX'' (2009): A rather comical departure for the series that puts you in the role of two runaway undead lovebirds as they face against adversaries who try to split them apart. Unlike the last games, this one is more of a mini-game compilation. Sadly never saw a release outside of Japan... Legally [[note]]Unofficially imported units can be found in arcades across Asia[[/note]]
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* ''House of the Dead EX'' (a.k.a ''Loving Deads: House of the Dead EX'') (2009): A rather comical departure for the series that puts you in the role of two runaway undead lovebirds as they face against adversaries who try to split them apart. Unlike the last games, this one is more of a mini-game compilation. Sadly never saw a release outside of Japan... Legally [[note]]Unofficially imported units can be found in arcades across Asia[[/note]]

* ''House of the Dead EX'' (2009): A rather comical departure for the series that puts you in the role of two runaway undead lovebirds as they face against adversaries who try to split them apart. Unlike the last games, this one is more of a mini-game compilation. Sadly never saw a release outside of Japan... Legally [[note]]Unofficially imported units can be found in arcades across Asia[[/note]][[foldercontrol]]

* HeelFaceTurn: Zombio was meant as a guardman to Zombiko but, seeing that the two have a lot in common, abandoned his post to flee with her. Justice (yes the same one from 4), likewise becomes a ally to them. * LighterAndSofter: It takes a more comical approch to the series.
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* TheCameo: Gary, James and Kate show up in the "Detective Zobiko" minigame. * FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The Star helps the couple this way at the end of the game by reporting to the scientist they perished in the The World's final explosion attack.]] * HeelFaceTurn: Zombio was meant as a guardman guardsman to Zombiko but, seeing that the two have a lot in common, abandoned his post to flee with her. Justice (yes the same one from 4), likewise becomes a ally to them. them. And the Star in the final battle again The World. * HugeGuyTinyGirl: Zombio is a pretty huge guy and Zobiko is a very petite girl. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The Star is enamored with Zobiko but she constantly makes it obvious she's not interested. Upon see the lengths Zombio and she are willing to go for each other [[spoiler: he helps them against the final boss, saves them from his final attack then let's them leave, reporting back to the scientist that they perished in an explosion.]] * LetsGetDangerous: Whenever you put a coin in, Zombio and Zobiko shout out "Get Ready!" * LighterAndSofter: It takes a more comical approch to the series. series. * MiniGameGame: Mostly a compilations of mini-games using the gun and foot pedal. Though the final boss is a straight up gun fight akin to the original series.

* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:In EX, Zobiko, the female zombie protagonist, is actually a clone of the the mad scientist's wife.]]
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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:In EX, Zobiko, the female zombie protagonist, [[spoiler: Zobiko is actually a clone of the the mad scientist's deceased wife.]]
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