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31st Aug '16 9:01:28 AM Edrobot
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* The Medieval Era fantasy chapter, [[WhamEpisode where everything]] [[DownerEnding goes to hell]], starring the knight Oersted.

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* The Medieval Era fantasy chapter, [[spoiler: [[WhamEpisode where everything]] [[DownerEnding goes to hell]], hell]],]] starring the knight Oersted.
Oersted.

Completing that grants you the final chapter, which comes in two variants, based on who you pick to be the "main character":
* Picking anyone other than [[spoiler: Oersted]] places you in a large, open area where you can recruit the main characters of the other chapters, visit a handful of [[BonusDungeon Bonus Dungeons]], and eventually fight [[spoiler:Odio, in the form of Oersted.]]
* Picking [[spoiler: Oersted]] results in an alternate scenario where you re-play all the final bosses of the previous chapters [[spoiler:as the bosses themselves.]]



* BossRush: [[spoiler:Also inverted in that you can play as the bosses.]]

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* BossRush: [[spoiler:Also inverted [[spoiler:Inverted in that Oersted's version of the final chapter, where you can play as the bosses.bosses and kill the heroes.]]
22nd Aug '16 1:52:32 AM Starlight36
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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[spoiler:The medieval chapter.]]
7th Aug '16 5:29:07 PM mousegold
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** The Item Creation in various scenarios. Nothing tells you what combinations work or what they do, so all you ''can'' do is either try all sorts of combinations or look up a guide of someone who already did the former.

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** The Item Creation in various scenarios. Nothing tells you what combinations work or what they do, so all you ''can'' do is either try all sorts of combinations or look up a guide of someone who already did the former. Not only that, sometimes a combination that will work will fail, although you won't lose the items involved, meaning the failure will do nothing but either make you think a correct combination won't work, or just waste your time.
17th Jul '16 8:57:12 AM nombretomado
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* The SpaghettiWestern time trial puzzle chapter, starring mysterious gunslinger [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid The Sundown Kid]],

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* The SpaghettiWestern time trial puzzle chapter, starring mysterious gunslinger [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid The Sundown Kid]],
20th May '16 4:39:59 AM Solle
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* The near future HumongousMecha chapter, starring Akira,

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* The near future HumongousMecha chapter, starring psychic prodigy Akira,
20th May '16 4:37:28 AM Solle
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An ambitious game by [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]], featuring multiple story lines set in seven time periods ("chapters"), which can be played in any order before culminating in one hell of a WhamEpisode. These story lines each provide a different setting and genre. Although the storylines are mostly standalone at first, they eventually combine into a single plotline that ''thrives'' on well-executed PlayerPunch moments.

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An ambitious ''Live A Live'' is a role playing game by [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]], featuring multiple story lines set in seven time periods ("chapters"), which can be played in any order before culminating in one hell of a WhamEpisode.periods. These story lines each provide a different setting and genre. Although the storylines are mostly standalone at first, they eventually combine into a single plotline that ''thrives'' on well-executed PlayerPunch moments.



''Live A Live'' also deviates somewhat from the usual Squaresoft games when it comes to the battle system, being somewhere between standard TurnBasedCombat and a Tactics-style system. Although the battle system stays the same throughout the game, each chapter has its own distinct atmosphere and art style. They are, in chronological order:

* The prehistoric slapstick comedy romance chapter, starring Pogo the green-haired caveman and his monkey friend,
* The classical Chinese kung fu nature chapter, starring an old, dying Xin Shan Quan master and his potential successors Li, Yuan, and Sammo,
* The Japanese Bakumatsu StealthBasedMission political revolution [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghost robot]] maze chapter, starring the ninja Oboro and a mysterious prisoner,
* The SpaghettiWestern time trial puzzle chapter, starring [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid The Sundown Kid]], a gunslinger with a mysterious past, and Mad Dog, a young bounty hunter.

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''Live A Live'' also deviates somewhat from the usual Squaresoft games when it comes to the battle system, being somewhere between standard TurnBasedCombat and a Tactics-style system. Although the battle system stays the same throughout the game, each chapter has its own distinct atmosphere and art style. They are, in chronological order:

* The prehistoric slapstick comedy romance chapter, starring Pogo the green-haired caveman and his monkey friend,
caveman,
* The classical Chinese kung fu nature chapter, starring an old, a dying Xin Shan Quan master and his potential successors Li, Yuan, and Sammo,
* The Japanese Bakumatsu StealthBasedMission political revolution [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghost robot]] maze chapter, starring the ninja Oboro and a mysterious prisoner,
Oboro,
* The SpaghettiWestern time trial puzzle chapter, starring mysterious gunslinger [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid The Sundown Kid]], a gunslinger with a mysterious past, and Mad Dog, a young bounty hunter.Kid]],



* The near future HumongousMecha [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]] MindScrew anime chapter, starring... well, Manga/{{Akira}},
* The sci-fi silent space SurvivalHorror TheComputerIsYourFriend chapter, starring the robot Cube.

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* The near future HumongousMecha [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]] MindScrew anime chapter, starring... well, Manga/{{Akira}},
starring Akira,
* The sci-fi silent space SurvivalHorror TheComputerIsYourFriend chapter, starring the robot Cube.



* The Medieval Era traditional fantasy RPG chapter, [[WhamEpisode where everything]] [[DownerEnding goes to hell]], starring the knight Oersted.

Complete all the chapters, and the final part of the story unlocks, tying the plot together and culminating in a quest to save all of existence.

(If you're considering playing the game for the first time, it is highly recommend you start with the robot sci-fi chapter. It's the only one that isn't either full of GuideDangIt moments or a complete {{Mindscrew}}, and contains a very nice tutorial mini-game. Both the kung fu chapter and the mecha chapter are also nice to begin with. After that, it may get a little bit [[NintendoHard difficult at times]].)

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* The Medieval Era traditional fantasy RPG chapter, [[WhamEpisode where everything]] [[DownerEnding goes to hell]], starring the knight Oersted.

Complete all the chapters, and the final part of the story unlocks, tying the plot together and culminating in a quest to save all of existence.

(If you're considering playing the game for the first time, it is highly recommend you start with the robot sci-fi chapter. It's the only one that isn't either full of GuideDangIt moments or a complete {{Mindscrew}}, and contains a very nice tutorial mini-game. Both the kung fu chapter and the mecha chapter are also nice to begin with. After that, it may get a little bit [[NintendoHard difficult at times]].)
Oersted.
19th May '16 9:43:07 PM timotaka
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* GuideDangIt: Oboro's chapter. The scenario itself can be easily done, but if one wants to get certain [[InfinityMinusOneSword weapons]], it's pretty much impossible to do so without a guide. To get the weapons, the player must either complete the chapter with 0 kills intotal or by getting the maximum of 100 kills. Difficult enough to do either, but for 100 kills, you need to keep certain people ''alive'' until a specific point in the chapter, may not kill any women until late in the chapter for a good item and need to backtrack and take detours to get them all. Oh, ''and'' you need to have a specific character in your party, if you want to get the weapon for completing the chapter with 0 kills. And getting that character to join your party is a GuideDangIt moment in itself.

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* GuideDangIt: GuideDangIt:
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Oboro's chapter. The scenario itself can be easily done, but if one wants to get certain [[InfinityMinusOneSword weapons]], it's pretty much impossible to do so without a guide. To get the weapons, the player must either complete the chapter with 0 kills intotal or by getting the maximum of 100 kills. Difficult enough to do either, but for 100 kills, you need to keep certain people ''alive'' until a specific point in the chapter, may not kill any women until late in the chapter for a good item and need to backtrack and take detours to get them all. Oh, ''and'' you need to have a specific character in your party, if you want to get the weapon for completing the chapter with 0 kills. And getting that character to join your party is a GuideDangIt moment in itself.


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** In Masaru's chapter there is a third move you can learn from Jackie Iaukea, but you have to be in a very specific location in relation to him for him to use it.
15th May '16 10:51:54 AM GeminiSparkSP
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*** The six rivals in the Present chapter are arrayed on a blue background, in the same style as ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' or ''VideoGame/StreetFighter''.
14th May '16 1:17:57 PM Arima
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* PyrrhicVictory: Odio. [[spoiler: When he changes history by killing off the seven protagonists so that he is the winner, he is somewhat pleased with his victory... but becomes depressed. Why? Because he is completely alone with no friends or enemies to interact with and will never know the satisfaction of the pain and and despair of those he had destroyed. What's worse is that he had no one else to witness his accomplishment which completely defeats the efforts he made in proving his point.]]
12th May '16 3:06:03 PM Durandal_1707
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** The Mecha chapter is full of this as well, for some reason.
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