History VideoGame / Manhunt

28th Mar '17 5:32:05 PM bt8257
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* BoomHeadshot: A reliable OneHitKill if Cash is close enough in the first game. All of the firearm executions in the second game.

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* BoomHeadshot: A reliable OneHitKill if Cash is close enough in the first game. All of the Every firearm executions execution in the second game.



* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Thought the first game was absurdly grim, drenched in urban decay, and brutal? The sequel, complete with a level named "Sexual Deviants" that channels ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', is a giant TakeThat to you and everyone else who was apparently severely underestimating what Rockstar was capable of.

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
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DarkerAndEdgier: Thought the first game was absurdly grim, drenched in urban decay, and brutal? The sequel, complete with a level named "Sexual Deviants" that channels ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', is a giant TakeThat to you and everyone else who was apparently severely underestimating what Rockstar was capable of.



* ForeShadowing: In the level "Broadcast Interrupted", there is a massacre near a projector. Daniel is sickened and asks what happened. After Leo gives him a vague reply, Daniel demands him what really happened to which Leo doesn't answer. If the player clicks on it, they'll watch a short cutscene of Leo brutally killing a group of Project-members with a katana, but the screen itself shows that it's [[spoiler:''[[MindScrew Daniel]]'' [[MindScrew doing the deed]], [[JekyllAndHyde hinting that they are the same person]].]]

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* ForeShadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: In the level "Broadcast Interrupted", there is a massacre near a projector. Daniel is sickened and asks what happened. After Leo gives him a vague reply, Daniel demands him what really happened to which Leo doesn't answer. If the player clicks on it, they'll watch a short cutscene of Leo brutally killing a group of Project-members with a katana, but the screen itself shows that it's [[spoiler:''[[MindScrew Daniel]]'' [[MindScrew doing the deed]], [[JekyllAndHyde hinting that they are the same person]].]]



* FromBadToWorse: In the first game, Cash's executions are extremely brutal, but they're also quick, clean kills. In the second game, the executions are often [[ColdBloodedTorture blatantly sadistic]], like gouging somebody's eyes out or needlessly mutilating them ''before'' delivering a killing blow. The way this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] for NiceGuy Danny is that [[spoiler:he's being manipulated by the implanted personality of a sadistic serial killer]].
* FullFrontalAssault: Piggsy. All together now: EWWW!

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* FromBadToWorse: In the first game, Cash's executions are extremely brutal, but they're also quick, clean kills. In the second game, the executions are often [[ColdBloodedTorture blatantly sadistic]], like gouging somebody's eyes out or needlessly mutilating them ''before'' delivering a killing blow. The way this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|trope}} for NiceGuy Danny is that [[spoiler:he's being manipulated by the implanted personality of a sadistic serial killer]].
* FullFrontalAssault: Piggsy. All together now: EWWW!'''EWWW!'''



* InstantSedation: The tranquillizer rifle in the first game knocks out enemies practically instantly.

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* InstantSedation: The tranquillizer tranquilizer rifle in the first game knocks out enemies practically instantly.



* SequelEscalation: Compare the executions [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuhX5AmjuA from the first game]] with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATw6FAmeMdo those from the second game]]. (Warning: both are NSFW.)

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* SequelEscalation: Compare the executions [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuhX5AmjuA from the first game]] with [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATw6FAmeMdo those from the second game]].second]]. (Warning: both are NSFW.)



** Starkweather's name is more than likely a reference in name to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather Charles Starkweather]], American spree killer.
** Piggsy's appearance in the first game is a reference to the film ''Film/MotelHell'', where towards the end one of the main antagonists shows up wearing a pig's head and wielding a chainsaw.

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** Starkweather's name is more than most likely a reference in name to American spree killer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather Charles Starkweather]], American spree killer.
Starkweather]].
** Piggsy's appearance in the first game is a reference to the film ''Film/MotelHell'', where towards the end end, one of the main antagonists shows up wearing a pig's head and while wielding a chainsaw.



** [[spoiler: Leo in Manhunt 2 can be a different spin on the trope: a seemingly ordinary guy who forces otherwise "good" characters in games into committing brutal murders to satisfy his own psychotic tendencies, thus "taking over" the character themselves.]]

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** [[spoiler: Leo in Manhunt 2 can be a different spin on the trope: this: a seemingly ordinary guy who forces otherwise "good" characters in games into committing brutal murders to satisfy his own psychotic tendencies, thus "taking over" the character themselves.]]



* TimeLimitBoss: Cash is given two and a half minutes to chase after and kill Ramirez before he calls for backup.

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* TimeLimitBoss: Cash is given two and a half minutes to chase after and kill Ramirez before he calls for backup.



* YourHeadAsplode: In the first game, only close-range shotguns and sniper rifle headshots invoke this trope. In the second game, any headshot within a certain range will cause this, as will all firearm executions. In both games, certain melee weapons -- including the baseball bat, the chainsaw, and the shovel -- can cause this.

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* YourHeadAsplode: YourHeadASplode: In the first game, only close-range shotguns and sniper rifle headshots invoke this trope. In the second game, any headshot within a certain range will cause this, as will all firearm executions. In both games, certain melee weapons -- including the baseball bat, the chainsaw, and the shovel -- can cause this.
12th Mar '17 6:20:42 PM themisterfree
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Carcer City in the first game, and Cottonmouth in the second. The first [[WordOfGod is stated to be close to]] "[[TheBigRottenApple Liberty City]]", so it's possible a [[PlaceWorseThanDeath a Newark]] {{Expy}}, while the second takes a lot from cities in the DeepSouth, such as [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], [[OnlyInFlorida Tampa]], [[DeepSouth Charleston]] and UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Carcer City in the first game, and Cottonmouth in the second. The first [[WordOfGod is stated to be close to]] "[[TheBigRottenApple Liberty City]]", [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto Liberty]] [[TheBigRottenApple City]], so it's possible a possibly an {{Expy}} of either UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} or [[PlaceWorseThanDeath a Newark]] {{Expy}}, Newark]], while the second takes a lot from cities in the DeepSouth, such as [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], [[OnlyInFlorida Tampa]], [[DeepSouth Charleston]] and UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}.
12th Mar '17 5:38:05 PM themisterfree
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* SharedUniverse: Takes place in the same universe as the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, most notably the GTA III/3D Era. There's a few references to Carcer City in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', and there's also the AllThereInTheManual backstory that the antagonist Starkweather was a failed film director in Los Santos before moving on to snuff porn. Police chief Gary Schaffer is also mentioned in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' on a news report about how he was "cleared of corruption charges".
** Danny is [[AllThereInTheManual also revealed to have studied in San Fiero]] before the events of the game.

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* SharedUniverse: Takes place in the same universe as the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, most notably the GTA III/3D Era. There's a few references to Carcer City in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', and there's also the AllThereInTheManual backstory that the antagonist Starkweather was a failed film director in Los Santos before moving on to snuff porn. Police chief Gary Schaffer is also mentioned in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' on a news report about how he was "cleared of corruption charges".
charges". Sprunk soda machines can also be seen throughout the game.
** Danny is [[AllThereInTheManual also revealed to have studied in San Fiero]] Fierro]] before the events of the game.game.
** Carcer City is even referenced in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', as Michael mentions his first bank robbery was on the outskirts of Carcer in 1988. One wonders if it's as bad as it was in this game- ''V'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' are set in a different continuity from the ''GTA III''-era and ''Manhunt'' games (''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' sorts of blurs the line- released before ''GTA IV'' {and sharing props from the ''GTA III'' era games}, but referenced in that game via the TV show ''I'm Rich'').



** ''Manhunt'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' both reference each other. Multiple ''GTA III'' Era cars appear in the game.
21st Jan '17 5:47:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also used in parts of Manhunt 2, the most obvious being the [[BondageIsBad BDSM club]] with a {{Hostel}}-esque TorturePorn dungeon, and UnsexySadist Hunters [[CombatSadomasochist that get their rocks off from this flavor of murder and mayhem]].

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** Also used in parts of Manhunt 2, the most obvious being the [[BondageIsBad BDSM club]] with a {{Hostel}}-esque Film/{{Hostel}}-esque TorturePorn dungeon, and UnsexySadist Hunters [[CombatSadomasochist that get their rocks off from this flavor of murder and mayhem]].
7th Dec '16 8:15:28 PM drillizer
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In spite of the controversy, the game was quite well-received for its original premise, tight stealth gameplay and frightening atmosphere, but also attracted significant criticism for its [[ActionBasedMission shifting emphasis on gunplay over stealth]] in the latter portion of the game.

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In spite of the controversy, the game was quite well-received for its original premise, tight stealth gameplay and frightening atmosphere, but also attracted significant criticism for its [[ActionBasedMission shifting emphasis on gunplay over stealth]] in the latter portion of the game.
game. Despite this shift in game play,however, it was impressive that the game managed to stay frightening, as while Cash was a good shot, you were often surrounded by enemies who would either surround and flank you, or have better guns.
18th Nov '16 5:41:34 AM VPhantom
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* MookHorrorShow: Picking off enemies one by one and watching them become increasingly frightened as their numbers grow smaller is immensely satisfying. WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation described it as the logical opposite to a ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' film, in that he played "a desperate, terrified, normal guy, stalking and dispatching droves of masked psychotics."

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* MookHorrorShow: Picking off enemies one by one and watching them become increasingly frightened as their numbers grow smaller is immensely satisfying. WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' described it as the logical opposite to a ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' film, in that he played "a desperate, terrified, normal guy, stalking and dispatching droves of masked psychotics."
12th Nov '16 8:12:49 PM Stellarvore
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* LargeHam: The gangs in the first game, especially the Skinz and the Smileys.
30th Oct '16 3:15:29 AM rjd1922
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* SequelEscalation: Compare the executions [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuhX5AmjuA from the first game]] with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATw6FAmeMdo those from the second game]]. ((Warning: both are NSFW.))

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* SequelEscalation: Compare the executions [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuhX5AmjuA from the first game]] with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATw6FAmeMdo those from the second game]]. ((Warning: (Warning: both are NSFW.)))
18th Oct '16 11:31:05 PM whateveryousay21
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** On the other hand, being [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazis]], this can extend to [[TheSocialDarwinist anybody "non-Aryan"]], which can make Cash AmbiguouslyJewish, ButNotTooForeign, and more.

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** On the other hand, being [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazis]], this can extend to [[TheSocialDarwinist anybody "non-Aryan"]], which can make Cash AmbiguouslyJewish, ButNotTooForeign, and more. That is, of course, assuming that Starkweather didn't just lie to them so they'd try to kill him.
2nd Oct '16 3:46:27 PM Mhazard
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* FlareGun: A HandCannon with OneHitKill ammunition, it can only be looted from Michael Grant in ''Manhunt 2''.
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