History VideoGame / MitsumeteKnight

6th Jun '17 12:56:16 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* CreepyBasement: [[spoiler: The last floors of the TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon look like the unholy child of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' 's Cocoon Hive and ''SilentHill'' 's Alternate Hospital, among other horrors. It's an extreme contrast to the town where the dungeon lies, [[{{Arcadia}} a paradisiac land]] populated by [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies]]]].

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* CreepyBasement: [[spoiler: The last floors of the TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon look like the unholy child of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' 's Cocoon Hive and ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' 's Alternate Hospital, among other horrors. It's an extreme contrast to the town where the dungeon lies, [[{{Arcadia}} a paradisiac land]] populated by [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies]]]].
29th Apr '17 1:40:37 PM nombretomado
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''Mitsumete Knight'' (みつめてナイト, Mitsumete Naito, lit. « Admire Knight », « Gazing Knight ») is a 1997 DatingSim on UsefulNotes/PlayStation 1, made by Creator/{{Konami}} in cooperation with [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red Company]]. SpiritualSuccessor of Konami's smash hit ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'', it uses the same game engine and most of its successful mechanics, but with several twists.

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''Mitsumete Knight'' (みつめてナイト, Mitsumete Naito, lit. « Admire Knight », « Gazing Knight ») is a 1997 DatingSim on UsefulNotes/PlayStation 1, made by Creator/{{Konami}} in cooperation with [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red Company]]. SpiritualSuccessor of Konami's smash hit ''[[TokimekiMemorial ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'', it uses the same game engine and most of its successful mechanics, but with several twists.



Second, while the dating part of the game is basically the same as in ''TokimekiMemorial'' (meet girls, date them, please them, see special events and fight off rumors), ''Mitsumete Knight'' was the precursor of the future ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games (as it was released between ''Tokimemo 1'' and ''Tokimemo 2'') for an easier management of the girls, introducing several prototype ideas, the most notable being the replacement of the bombing system for a much-easier-to-deal-with Uneasiness Gauge and a MUCH lower frequency of rumor spreading. These ideas favor a more girl storyline specific challenge, a type of challenge ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' would focus on with great success.

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Second, while the dating part of the game is basically the same as in ''TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' (meet girls, date them, please them, see special events and fight off rumors), ''Mitsumete Knight'' was the precursor of the future ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games (as it was released between ''Tokimemo 1'' and ''Tokimemo 2'') for an easier management of the girls, introducing several prototype ideas, the most notable being the replacement of the bombing system for a much-easier-to-deal-with Uneasiness Gauge and a MUCH lower frequency of rumor spreading. These ideas favor a more girl storyline specific challenge, a type of challenge ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' would focus on with great success.



Fourth, the fighting part is more elaborate than in ''TokimekiMemorial''. The war battles are divided in two parts : one where you command a battalion made of Cavalry, Infantry and Archers fighting an enemy corps, in a ''FireEmblem'' TacticalRockPaperScissors style ; then, you get to fight one of the enemy Generals in a one-on-one battle. Other one-on-one fights outside the war battles will occur, so make sure to have enough HP at all times, otherwise you'll be good for spending a week at the Hospital!

And fifth and probably the most important aspect of the game, since war is a major part of the storyline, ''Mistumete Knight'' has a radically different mood compared to the TastesLikeDiabetes setting of ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''. Indeed, this setting is a CrapsaccharineWorld, with Dolphan Kingdom ruled by xenophobic [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] who abide by the ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and WeHaveReserves mottos; war is depicted as gloomy and [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife a waste of human lives]], '''and AnyoneCanDie'''. Yes, such an unusual thing for a DatingSim, and this is one of the game's biggest strengths: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential depending on the player's choices]], down to the type of blood you choose at the beginning of the game, several girls and main characters can die.

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Fourth, the fighting part is more elaborate than in ''TokimekiMemorial''.''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''. The war battles are divided in two parts : one where you command a battalion made of Cavalry, Infantry and Archers fighting an enemy corps, in a ''FireEmblem'' TacticalRockPaperScissors style ; then, you get to fight one of the enemy Generals in a one-on-one battle. Other one-on-one fights outside the war battles will occur, so make sure to have enough HP at all times, otherwise you'll be good for spending a week at the Hospital!

And fifth and probably the most important aspect of the game, since war is a major part of the storyline, ''Mistumete Knight'' has a radically different mood compared to the TastesLikeDiabetes setting of ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''.''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''. Indeed, this setting is a CrapsaccharineWorld, with Dolphan Kingdom ruled by xenophobic [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] who abide by the ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and WeHaveReserves mottos; war is depicted as gloomy and [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife a waste of human lives]], '''and AnyoneCanDie'''. Yes, such an unusual thing for a DatingSim, and this is one of the game's biggest strengths: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential depending on the player's choices]], down to the type of blood you choose at the beginning of the game, several girls and main characters can die.



For the note, ''Mitsumete Knight'' was followed by '''''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen''''', an AlternateUniverse RPG game which bears more similarities with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' than with ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', where you play as a Captain leading a [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in a quest for a MacGuffin which would cure the King. During the quest, you'll be able to try and win the heart of one of the 5 heroines.

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For the note, ''Mitsumete Knight'' was followed by '''''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen''''', an AlternateUniverse RPG game which bears more similarities with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' than with ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', where you play as a Captain leading a [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in a quest for a MacGuffin which would cure the King. During the quest, you'll be able to try and win the heart of one of the 5 heroines.



* {{Expy}}: Several characters are obvious [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of characters from ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 1]]'', such as Linda (of Mira Kagami), Lesley (of Ayako Katagiri), or Johan (of Rei Ijuin).

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* {{Expy}}: Several characters are obvious [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of characters from ''[[TokimekiMemorial ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 1]]'', such as Linda (of Mira Kagami), Lesley (of Ayako Katagiri), or Johan (of Rei Ijuin).



* ShoutOut: One of the Printstation (the in-game Purikura system) pictures displays [[http://www1.odn.ne.jp/arapon/printstation/index.html several characters from Konami franchises]], such as [[TokimekiMemorial Shiori Fujisaki and Saki Nijino]], [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Twinbee and Madoka]], [[GanbareGoemon Goemon and Ebisumaru]], [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper and a Moai]], [[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Takosuke and Koitsu]], and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]] to cite a few.

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* ShoutOut: One of the Printstation (the in-game Purikura system) pictures displays [[http://www1.odn.ne.jp/arapon/printstation/index.html several characters from Konami franchises]], such as [[TokimekiMemorial [[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Shiori Fujisaki and Saki Nijino]], [[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Twinbee and Madoka]], [[GanbareGoemon Goemon and Ebisumaru]], [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper and a Moai]], [[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Takosuke and Koitsu]], and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]] to cite a few.
23rd Feb '17 8:03:40 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever



* SadBattleMusic: "Sorrowful Blade", the battle theme played when fighting [[spoiler:the enemy Eight General Salishuan the Spy, alias Raizze Haimer (one of the winnable main heroines), when she's torn between her duty and her love for the protagonist. You actually need to hear this theme to get her ending: if not, she's LostForever.]]

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* SadBattleMusic: "Sorrowful Blade", the battle theme played when fighting [[spoiler:the enemy Eight General Salishuan the Spy, alias Raizze Haimer (one of the winnable main heroines), when she's torn between her duty and her love for the protagonist. You actually need to hear this theme to get her ending: if not, she's LostForever.]][[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]].
28th Dec '16 7:08:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The Eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian definitely all apply.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian have {{Badass}} and intimidating nicknames. Special mention goes to Wolfgario "The Ravager", leader of the Generals, and Zeelbis "The Bloody".

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian have {{Badass}} badass and intimidating nicknames. Special mention goes to Wolfgario "The Ravager", leader of the Generals, and Zeelbis "The Bloody".
29th May '16 10:29:11 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: ''Mitsumete Knight'' is one of the few games compatible with the PS1 Mouse.

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* UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: ''Mitsumete Knight'' is one of the few games compatible with the PS1 [=PS1=] Mouse.
28th May '16 4:50:45 PM nombretomado
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''Mitsumete Knight'' (みつめてナイト, Mitsumete Naito, lit. « Admire Knight », « Gazing Knight ») is a 1997 DatingSim on [[{{Playstation}} Playstation 1]], made by Creator/{{Konami}} in cooperation with [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red Company]]. SpiritualSuccessor of Konami's smash hit ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'', it uses the same game engine and most of its successful mechanics, but with several twists.

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''Mitsumete Knight'' (みつめてナイト, Mitsumete Naito, lit. « Admire Knight », « Gazing Knight ») is a 1997 DatingSim on [[{{Playstation}} Playstation 1]], UsefulNotes/PlayStation 1, made by Creator/{{Konami}} in cooperation with [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red Company]]. SpiritualSuccessor of Konami's smash hit ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial : Forever with you]]'', it uses the same game engine and most of its successful mechanics, but with several twists.
28th Mar '16 3:24:55 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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And fifth and probably the most important aspect of the game, since war is a major part of the storyline, ''Mistumete Knight'' has a radically different mood compared to the TastesLikeDiabetes setting of ''TokimekiMemorial''. Indeed, this setting is a CrapsaccharineWorld, with Dolphan Kingdom ruled by xenophobic [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] who abide by the ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and WeHaveReserves mottos; war is depicted as gloomy and [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife a waste of human lives]], '''and AnyoneCanDie'''. Yes, such an unusual thing for a DatingSim, and this is one of the game's biggest strengths: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential depending on the player's choices]], down to the type of blood you choose at the beginning of the game, several girls and main characters can die.

The girls' storylines are often rich and story-driven, with regular BreakTheCutie and TearJerker moments, very much unlike Tokimemo; yet, despite all this, the game also has lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming romantic]] moments. [[CharacterDevelopment The characters have developed and complex personalities]], and have a lot more interaction between them than in most ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games.

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And fifth and probably the most important aspect of the game, since war is a major part of the storyline, ''Mistumete Knight'' has a radically different mood compared to the TastesLikeDiabetes setting of ''TokimekiMemorial''.''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''. Indeed, this setting is a CrapsaccharineWorld, with Dolphan Kingdom ruled by xenophobic [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] who abide by the ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and WeHaveReserves mottos; war is depicted as gloomy and [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife a waste of human lives]], '''and AnyoneCanDie'''. Yes, such an unusual thing for a DatingSim, and this is one of the game's biggest strengths: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential depending on the player's choices]], down to the type of blood you choose at the beginning of the game, several girls and main characters can die.

The girls' storylines are often rich and story-driven, with regular BreakTheCutie and TearJerker moments, very much unlike Tokimemo; ''Tokimemo''; yet, despite all this, the game also has lots of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming romantic]] moments. [[CharacterDevelopment The characters have developed and complex personalities]], and have a lot more interaction between them than in most ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games.



For the note, ''Mitsumete Knight'' was followed by '''''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen''''', an AlternateUniverse RPG game which bears more similarities with ''SakuraTaisen'' than with ''TokimekiMemorial'', where you play as a Captain leading a [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in a quest for a MacGuffin which would cure the King. During the quest, you'll be able to try and win the heart of one of the 5 heroines.

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For the note, ''Mitsumete Knight'' was followed by '''''Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen''''', an AlternateUniverse RPG game which bears more similarities with ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' than with ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', where you play as a Captain leading a [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] in a quest for a MacGuffin which would cure the King. During the quest, you'll be able to try and win the heart of one of the 5 heroines.
13th Mar '16 10:19:44 PM GrammarNavi
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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: The names of the Eight Generals' seiyuu are not displayed in the second version of the game's opening, unlike in the first version which presents the heroines. This is probably ('''HEAVY SPOILERS''') [[spoiler: to avoid busting TheReveal about [[AmbiguousGender Salishuan]] [[BonusBoss the Spy]] being [[EmotionlessGirl Raizze]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Haimer]], by showing their seiyuu's name, YumiTouma]].

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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: The names of the Eight Generals' seiyuu are not displayed in the second version of the game's opening, unlike in the first version which presents the heroines. This is probably ('''HEAVY SPOILERS''') [[spoiler: to avoid busting TheReveal about [[AmbiguousGender Salishuan]] [[BonusBoss the Spy]] being [[EmotionlessGirl Raizze]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Haimer]], by showing their seiyuu's name, YumiTouma]].Creator/YumiTouma]].
15th Dec '15 5:22:35 PM MarkLungo
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* GeneralGamingGamepads: ''Mitsumete Knight'' is one of the few games compatible with the PS1 Mouse.

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* GeneralGamingGamepads: UsefulNotes/GeneralGamingGamepads: ''Mitsumete Knight'' is one of the few games compatible with the PS1 Mouse.



* HintSystem / PlayerNudge : If you fail to score a girl, after the Bad End's credits, a Hint Screen will show up, giving you slightly veiled hints on elements you could have missed in your playthrough that caused your failure.

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* HintSystem / PlayerNudge HintSystem[=/=]PlayerNudge : If you fail to score a girl, after the Bad End's credits, a Hint Screen will show up, giving you slightly veiled hints on elements you could have missed in your playthrough that caused your failure.



7th Oct '15 1:06:14 PM VenomLancerHae
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* [[HiredGuns Hired Swords]]: Both sides on the war make extensive use of mercenaries to complement their respective regular armies. At Procchia's side is Valpha-Valaharian, known and feared as the strongest mercenary brigade of all the continent ; at Dolphan's side, a bunch of foreign mercenaries recruited en masse, the Asian (the player avatar) being one of them.

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* [[HiredGuns Hired Swords]]: HiredGuns: Both sides on the war make extensive use of mercenaries to complement their respective regular armies. At Procchia's side is Valpha-Valaharian, known and feared as the strongest mercenary brigade of all the continent ; at Dolphan's side, a bunch of foreign mercenaries recruited en masse, the Asian (the player avatar) being one of them.



* NamesToKnowInAnime: Unlike ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' which used unknown or starting voice actors for money saving purposes (as it was a low-profile game until it got its sudden and spectacular success), ''Mitsumete Knight'', then aimed to become the next Tokimemo-like CashCowFranchise ([[OvershadowedByAwesome and in the end failed to become such]]), got [[AllStarCast a royal cast]] :
** Creator/YumiTouma as Raizze Haimer and Luna Angelis,
** Creator/MarikoKouda as Anne,
** Creator/KikukoInoue as Claire Majoram,
** Creator/JunkoIwao as Lesley Lopicana,
** Creator/MichikoNeya as Linda Zakroid,
** Creator/YukaImai as Priscilla Dolphan and Rinanore of the Ice and Fire,
** Creator/HoukoKuwashima as Laury Callwell,
** Creator/ShihoNiiyama as Gene Petromolla and Corkilneipha the Swift Thunder,
** Creator/YukoMizutani as Sue Grafton,
** Creator/YukoMinaguchi as Sarah Pixis,
** Creator/WakanaYamazaki as Noel Ashetta and [[spoiler: Piko]],
** Creator/DaisukeGori as Wolfgario the Ravager and Dolphan's King,
** Creator/TakeshiAono as Meehilbis of the Ghosts,
** Creator/NobutoshiCanna as Necselaria of the Gale,
** Creator/HideoIshikawa as Johan Elites.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast / RedBaron: All eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian have {{Badass}} and intimidating nicknames. Special mention goes to Wolfgario "The Ravager", leader of the Generals, and Zeelbis "The Bloody".

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* NamesToKnowInAnime: Unlike ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' which used unknown or starting voice actors for money saving purposes (as it was a low-profile game until it got its sudden and spectacular success), ''Mitsumete Knight'', then aimed to become the next Tokimemo-like CashCowFranchise ([[OvershadowedByAwesome and in the end failed to become such]]), got [[AllStarCast a royal cast]] :
** Creator/YumiTouma as Raizze Haimer and Luna Angelis,
** Creator/MarikoKouda as Anne,
** Creator/KikukoInoue as Claire Majoram,
** Creator/JunkoIwao as Lesley Lopicana,
** Creator/MichikoNeya as Linda Zakroid,
** Creator/YukaImai as Priscilla Dolphan and Rinanore of the Ice and Fire,
** Creator/HoukoKuwashima as Laury Callwell,
** Creator/ShihoNiiyama as Gene Petromolla and Corkilneipha the Swift Thunder,
** Creator/YukoMizutani as Sue Grafton,
** Creator/YukoMinaguchi as Sarah Pixis,
** Creator/WakanaYamazaki as Noel Ashetta and [[spoiler: Piko]],
** Creator/DaisukeGori as Wolfgario the Ravager and Dolphan's King,
** Creator/TakeshiAono as Meehilbis of the Ghosts,
** Creator/NobutoshiCanna as Necselaria of the Gale,
** Creator/HideoIshikawa as Johan Elites.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast / RedBaron:
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: All eight Generals of Valpha-Valaharian have {{Badass}} and intimidating nicknames. Special mention goes to Wolfgario "The Ravager", leader of the Generals, and Zeelbis "The Bloody".
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