History VideoGame / IllusionOfGaia

21st May '17 11:02:58 AM nombretomado
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''Illusion of Gaia'' describes its setting as the "age of exploration". In practice, it's that special blend of MedievalEuropeanFantasy and VictorianBritain that {{Eastern RPG}}s are fond of mixing up, with an extra dash of the Victorian plus an emphasis on [[LandmarkOfLore Landmarks of Lore]] and explorers. The father of [[KidHero Will]], is one such explorer. Father and son went on an expedition to {{the Tower}} [[TowerOfBabel of Babel]], but a ''completely mysterious something'' went wrong and only Will made it back home. How, he doesn't know, but it did awaken his psychic potential, whatever it was.

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''Illusion of Gaia'' describes its setting as the "age of exploration". In practice, it's that special blend of MedievalEuropeanFantasy and VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain that {{Eastern RPG}}s are fond of mixing up, with an extra dash of the Victorian plus an emphasis on [[LandmarkOfLore Landmarks of Lore]] and explorers. The father of [[KidHero Will]], is one such explorer. Father and son went on an expedition to {{the Tower}} [[TowerOfBabel of Babel]], but a ''completely mysterious something'' went wrong and only Will made it back home. How, he doesn't know, but it did awaken his psychic potential, whatever it was.
10th May '17 10:48:02 PM Kalaong
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'''Kara''': I got it! They're not hungry! My grandpa said that only humans attack living things when they're not hungry.\\

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'''Kara''': -->'''Kara''': I got it! They're not hungry! My grandpa said that only humans attack living things when they're not hungry.\\
10th May '17 10:47:41 PM Kalaong
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* SkewedPriorities: Kara won't let Will eat fish on the raft at first because the fish are "innocent creatures." In this case, part of her CharacterDevelopment is learning that there really isn't much choice, and that it's just the way things work.

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* SkewedPriorities: Kara won't let Will eat fish on the raft at first because the fish are "innocent creatures." creatures" - and Will doesn't press the issue until he's almost dead. In this case, part of her CharacterDevelopment is learning that there really isn't much choice, and that it's just the way things work.work. Intriguingly, this is still treated as a good thing, and evidence that Kara, like Will, is an [[spoiler:"evolved human" immune to the Comet's light]]. Some time afterward, the raft is surrounded by sharks, but [[WhyIsntItAttacking they don't attack]];
'''Kara''': I got it! They're not hungry! My grandpa said that only humans attack living things when they're not hungry.\\
'''Will''': Then what we're doing isn't normal human behavior. We didn't eat the fish until we were starving…
7th May '17 3:52:35 AM valar55
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The game was once planned to be localized under the title of ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer: Illusion of Gaia'' back when Enix's U.S. subsidiary was planning on publishing the English version themselves. Despite this, ''Soul Blazer'' and ''Illusion of Gaia'' are not actually related to each other storywise outside a certain enemy character from the former having a cameo in the latter game. Later on, Nintendo planned to localized '' VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' (originally titled ''Tenchi Sōzō'') under the name of ''Illusion of Gaia 2'', leading fans to treat all three games as part of a loose trilogy.

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The game was once planned to be localized under the title of ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer: Illusion of Gaia'' back when Enix's U.S. subsidiary was planning on publishing the English version themselves. Despite this, ''Soul Blazer'' and ''Illusion of Gaia'' are not actually related to each other storywise outside a certain enemy character from the former having a cameo in the latter game. Later on, Nintendo planned to localized '' VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' localize ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' (originally titled ''Tenchi Sōzō'') under the name of ''Illusion of Gaia 2'', leading fans to treat all three games as part of a loose trilogy.
9th Jan '17 5:06:41 PM Valiona
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* BraggingRightsReward: You gain absolutely ''nothing'' for collecting all 50 red jewels aside from access to the BonusDungeon and its BonusBoss. Oh, and you have to fight him using Will (instead of the stronger Freedan or Shadow) so it's probably a longer fight than most of the others put together. Since you have [[WhatTheHellHero to reveal the whereabouts of an escaped slave to an incredibly sinister hooded slave trader]] to get all 50 gems, you could say that this is just LaserGuidedKarma!

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* BraggingRightsReward: You While you gain various rewards for reaching certain milestones in Red Jewel collection, you gain absolutely ''nothing'' for collecting all 50 red jewels of them aside from access to the BonusDungeon and its BonusBoss. Oh, and you have to fight him using Will (instead of the stronger Freedan or Shadow) so it's probably a longer fight than most of the others put together. Since you have [[WhatTheHellHero to reveal the whereabouts of an escaped slave to an incredibly sinister hooded slave trader]] to get all 50 gems, you could say that this is just LaserGuidedKarma!LaserGuidedKarma!
* ButThouMust: If you refuse to give the Crystal Ring to the king, he'll throw you in prison for having the nerve to refuse him. If you say yes, Will will hesitate, and the king will throw you in prison for lying. Granted, Will doesn't know that [[spoiler:the ring was on his flute all along]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Jackal, a ruthless bounty hunter, notes that the King's plans for using the ancient bio-technology for power means that "He might be more evil than a mercenary like (the Jackal)." That said, the Jackal's willing to follow the King's orders for money.



* MaamShock: Will addresses ''Queen Edwina'' this way, pleading for her help while being dragged away by the king's men. She is not amused.

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* MaamShock: Will addresses ''Queen Edwina'' this way, pleading for her help while being dragged away by the king's men. She is not amused. Will doing so is a bit less outlandish than it sounds, considering that in RealLife, you're expected to call the Queen of England "Ma'am" after first addressing her as "Your Majesty" (as mentioned in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''), but it may not apply here.


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* PunnyName: The pig's name is ''Ham''let. [[spoiler:He ends up turning himself into "roasting Hamlet" to save the party from being eaten]].


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* WhiteSheep: For all her flaws, Kara is a much better person than could be expected of someone raised by the amoral and power-hungry king and queen of Edward Castle. The same goes for [[spoiler:Neill, the child of parents who ran a company involved with the slave trade]].
* WhoDares: If you refuse to turn over the ring to the King, he will say "How dare you say such a thing to me!!"
4th Jan '17 8:40:27 AM Gosicrystal
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* GuideDangIt: Finding the fifty red jewels, almost half of which can be LostForever. The red jewel in the fisherman's pot is a double example; the manual ''has'' a guide, which tells you that's where the jewel is, but it fails to mention the condition for the pot appearing -- it's [[RandomNumberGod randomly decided each time you enter the area]].

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* GuideDangIt: Finding the fifty red jewels, almost half of which can be LostForever.are {{Permanently Missable|Content}}. The red jewel in the fisherman's pot is a double example; the manual ''has'' a guide, which tells you that's where the jewel is, but it fails to mention the condition for the pot appearing -- it's [[RandomNumberGod randomly decided each time you enter the area]].



* LostForever: The game's [[FollowThePlottedLine highly structured plot]] results in several points where the characters take one-way trans-ocean trips, making backtracking to collect items you might have missed (mostly those Red Jewels) impossible. The last of these occurs around the midpoint of the game, so after that you can actually skip something and go back for it.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: The game's [[FollowThePlottedLine highly structured plot]] results in several points where the characters take one-way trans-ocean trips, making backtracking to collect items you might have missed (mostly those Red Jewels) impossible. The last of these occurs around the midpoint of the game, so after that you can actually skip something and go back for it.
14th Dec '16 1:56:05 PM LadyYuki
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** The Russian Glass game ''does'' have a wrong answer, but you're given a chance to back out if you try it, unlike the safe glasses.

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** The Russian Glass game ''does'' have a wrong answer, [[AreYouSureYouWantToDoThat but you're given a chance to back out if you try it, of it]], unlike the safe glasses.



** The dog that rescues you is named [[VideoGame/SoulBlazer Turbo]].

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** The dog that rescues you after the shipwreck is named [[VideoGame/SoulBlazer Turbo]].
23rd Nov '16 5:53:07 AM crazysamaritan
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* GhostLights: Will [[ISeeDeadPeople talks to dead people]] quite a bit. They take the form of tongues of spectral fire.

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* GhostLights: HitodamaLight: Will [[ISeeDeadPeople talks to dead people]] quite a bit. They take the form of tongues of spectral fire.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Will can talk to dead people. They take the form of [[HitodamaLight tongues of spectral
fire.]]
18th Nov '16 7:29:03 AM KingLyger
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* LawOfOneHundred: Collect 100 DP to earn an extra life (up to 9), allowing you to respawn in the same room when you die (albeit not at full HP).

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* LawOfOneHundred: Collect 100 DP to earn an extra life (up to 9), allowing 9). If you to die with any extra lives, you respawn in the same room when where you die (albeit not died. If you don't have any lives, you'll still respawn, but at full HP).the beginning of the dungeon.
8th Oct '16 6:51:19 PM LadyYuki
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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler:Remember that Crystal Ring Kara's father wanted so badly? Turns out it's in Will's flute.]]



* MaamShock: Queen Edwina is appalled when Will innocently refers to her this way. Not the most polite way to address a ''queen'', Will...

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* MaamShock: Queen Edwina is appalled when Will innocently refers to her addresses ''Queen Edwina'' this way. Not way, pleading for her help while being dragged away by the most polite way to address a ''queen'', Will...king's men. She is not amused.
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