History VideoGame / NanashiNoGame

24th Sep '16 12:58:40 PM catmuto
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%%* ItsUpToYou

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%%* ItsUpToYou* ItsUpToYou: Ohyama is intent on always making the protagonist investigate any of the locations for potential clues on how to break their curse. [[spoiler:Ohyama does this to see if him keeping out of investigating it himself would break the curse on him.]] In ''Me'', it's at least somewhat justified: the protagonist's eye has the ability to see Regrets and is said that, because of this, it'll be much easier to [[spoiler:link his soul with Akane's and help her]] than for someone else.



** BittersweetEnding: The regular ending, with the protagonist once again managing to survive. They also helped [[spoiler:Akane see the truth about Naoki and Kenta's deaths]], allowing them to move on. Unfortunately,[[spoiler: the protagonist's girlfriend, Ren, is still in a coma and]] the protagonist's TS sends the game... ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou to the player]]''.
** GoldenEnding: Which turns out to be a [[DownerEnding downer]]. Similar to the regular ending, except it expands on the [[spoiler:Ren]] situation. [[spoiler:It turns out that Ren has become the next host for whatever is causing the curse of the game and the only way to awaken her is by killing the protagonist.]] And the TS sends the game to ''everyone''.

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** *** BittersweetEnding: The regular ending, with the protagonist once again managing to survive. They also helped [[spoiler:Akane see the truth about Naoki and Kenta's deaths]], allowing them to move on. Unfortunately,[[spoiler: the protagonist's girlfriend, Ren, is still in a coma and]] the protagonist's TS sends the game... ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou to the player]]''.
** *** GoldenEnding: Which turns out to be a [[DownerEnding downer]]. Similar to the regular ending, except it expands on the [[spoiler:Ren]] situation. [[spoiler:It turns out that Ren has become the next host for whatever is causing the curse of the game and the only way to awaken her is by killing the protagonist.]] And the TS sends the game to ''everyone''.



%%* SinisterSubway

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%%* SinisterSubway* SinisterSubway: The subway locations in the games are not too friendly. Abandoned and dark, as well as filled with Regrets. It's also inside subway trains that [[spoiler:Riko and Ren]], in the first and second game, meet their ends.



%%* WelcomeToCorneria

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%%* WelcomeToCorneria* WelcomeToCorneria: Most of the [=NPCs=] in the RPG will not tell you anything overly important, unless you find that one NPC who actually gives you a hint on how to proceed in the shrines.
24th Sep '16 12:52:28 PM catmuto
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* MultipleEndings:
** In the original game, there are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find all six hidden items in the RPG.]]
** In ''Me'', there are two endings as well, though they are more of a [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, both possible to reach once you complete the whole game while getting all the secret items]].

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* MultipleEndings:
MultipleEndings
** In ''Nanashi no Game''
*** BittersweetEnding: The protagonist manages to break
the original game, there curse on them and survives past the seven day deadline and has helped [[spoiler:Asahi Ikuta]] come to terms with things. [[spoiler:However, the protagonist's friends are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find still dead.]]
*** GoldenEnding: Accomplished by getting
all six hidden items in the RPG.]]
game, the ending is similar to the regular. Except that the protagonist has managed[[spoiler:to properly allow Asahi to reconcile with her father]].
** In ''Me'', there are two endings as well, though they are more of a [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, both possible to reach ''Nanashi no Game: Me''
** BittersweetEnding: The regular ending, with the protagonist
once you complete again managing to survive. They also helped [[spoiler:Akane see the whole truth about Naoki and Kenta's deaths]], allowing them to move on. Unfortunately,[[spoiler: the protagonist's girlfriend, Ren, is still in a coma and]] the protagonist's TS sends the game... ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou to the player]]''.
** GoldenEnding: Which turns out to be a [[DownerEnding downer]]. Similar to the regular ending, except it expands on the [[spoiler:Ren]] situation. [[spoiler:It turns out that Ren has become the next host for whatever is causing the curse of the
game while getting all and the secret items]].only way to awaken her is by killing the protagonist.]] And the TS sends the game to ''everyone''.
19th Jan '16 2:48:13 AM kirara19
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* LetsPlay:
** One of the first ones was done by [=GhostCar=], located in the LP Archive [[http://lparchive.org/Nanashi-no-Game/ here]], when the original game didn't have a translation available.
** There is this [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmYMSo92EWx_ovh3hE6PAwM_JzpQ6OUag one as well]], made by [=AesthethicGamer=].
** ''Nanashi no Game Me'' has one by [=MikaruMenoko=] [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6346E703B71BFC3E here]]. It's not fully translated, but it has some notes here and there to understand it and it is also useful to find what do what on it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/iconoclast187 iconoclast187, AKA Niggurath]], has also taken it upon himself to play through [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuoM6YEhavdyyDGQoFRgtcfNqmIBPCyH_ both]] [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuoM6YEhavdwQi254teAEGQO1GA7FJ9DH games]]. For ''Me'', the game's text is translated and edited in over the original Japanese writing, since it doesn't have any in-game translations to English.
13th Jan '16 5:21:40 PM nombretomado
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''Nanashi no Game'' ("The Game with No Name" or "The Nameless Game") is a SurvivalHorror game by Creator/SquareEnix for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS that takes place in two worlds: the real world and the eightbit game world of the cursed RPG. The actions done in the game world give clues to what's happening in the story while the real world has you exploring places while avoiding the ghosts of previous victims. A sequel known as ''Nanashi no Game Me'' (the subtitle translating to "Eye"), features a new protagonist, the cursed RPG, and a cursed {{platformer}}, was also released for the DS, and counts with independent versions of both cursed games, subtitled as ''Chi'' ("Blood") and ''Goku'' ("Prison") on {{DSiWare}}.

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''Nanashi no Game'' ("The Game with No Name" or "The Nameless Game") is a SurvivalHorror game by Creator/SquareEnix for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS that takes place in two worlds: the real world and the eightbit game world of the cursed RPG. The actions done in the game world give clues to what's happening in the story while the real world has you exploring places while avoiding the ghosts of previous victims. A sequel known as ''Nanashi no Game Me'' (the subtitle translating to "Eye"), features a new protagonist, the cursed RPG, and a cursed {{platformer}}, was also released for the DS, and counts with independent versions of both cursed games, subtitled as ''Chi'' ("Blood") and ''Goku'' ("Prison") on {{DSiWare}}.
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19th Sep '15 2:23:00 AM kirara19
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** The third day takes place at the Mercy General Hospital, a place that was abandoned four years before the events of the game due to rumors of illegal medical practices. [[spoiler: It's the place that is distributing the game. How? ''Well''...]] This is also the point when the ghosts or "Regrets" start appearing.
** A year after, during the events of ''Me'', the hospital plays an important part on it as well, [[spoiler:until the sixth day]]. However, the building seems to have an upgrade (for better or worse) on its appearance [[spoiler: since this is where you find a comatose Akane]].

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** The third day takes place at the Mercy General Hospital, a place that was abandoned four years before prior the events of the original game due to rumors of illegal medical practices. [[spoiler: It's the only place that is distributing the game. How? ''Well''...]] This is also the point when the ghosts or "Regrets" start appearing.
** A year after, during the events of ''Me'', the same hospital plays an important part on it as well, [[spoiler:until the sixth day]]. However, the building seems to have an upgrade (for better or worse) on its appearance [[spoiler: since this is where you find a comatose Akane]].



* AgentMulder: Both professors, Ohyama and Kawagoe, believe in the paranormal. Kawagoe inclines too much on the occult, while Ohyama balances his scientific and paranormal beliefs. [[spoiler: Imagine Kawagoe's surprise knowing that his friend and colleague died because of the cursed RPG game.]]
* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren is quite skeptical about a [[UrbanLegends rumored]] "cursed" game out there has killed people before. And she is even more skeptical to it, mostly because [[spoiler: she is playing ''it'' as well]].

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* AgentMulder: Both professors, Ohyama and Kawagoe, believe in the paranormal. Kawagoe inclines too much prefers to incline on the occult, while Ohyama balances his scientific and paranormal beliefs. [[spoiler: Imagine Kawagoe's surprise knowing that his friend and colleague died because of the cursed RPG game.]]
* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren is quite skeptical about how a [[UrbanLegends rumored]] "cursed" game out there has killed people before. And she is even more skeptical to it, mostly because [[spoiler: she is playing ''it'' as well]].



* AndIMustScream: Anyone who fails in complete the game is stuck inside it forever, either as a statue or a NPC.

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* AndIMustScream: Anyone who fails in complete finishing the game is stuck inside it forever, either as a statue or a NPC.



* ApocalypticLog: The notes in the RPG from the Kuento Hotel's manager in ''Me'' narrate his eventual [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie "demon" transformation]] while escaping from the demons themselves]].

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* ApocalypticLog: The notes in the RPG from the Kuento Hotel's manager in ''Me'' narrate his eventual [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie "demon" transformation]] while escaping from the demons "demons" themselves]].



** In ''Me'', [[spoiler:after the normal ending, you are safe, and you saved Akane while also helping her reconcile with Kenta and Naoki, but your girlfriend Ren is still in a coma, after her experiences in Day 4]].

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** In ''Me'', [[spoiler:after the normal ending, you are safe, and you saved Akane while also helping her reconcile with Kenta and Naoki, but your girlfriend Ren is still in a coma, coma after her experiences in Day 4]].



** They are all over the place in the Mercy General Hospital. And as long as you investigate deeper, you realize that the rumors about its illegal medical practices are completely true.

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** They are all over the place in the inside Mercy General Hospital. And as long as you investigate deeper, you realize that the rumors about its illegal medical practices are completely definitely true.



** The handprints also get a new role during ''Me'', since your left eye finds two variations. The ones that are white [[spoiler:help you, mostly to resolve puzzles in the RPG world]], while the red ones [[spoiler:get in your way until you complete the platformer levels]].
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Once your character gets the game on their TS, they find it impossible to escape from it. [[spoiler:And Ohyama did his best to ignore it, as part of an experiment, attempting to resolve the mystery directly; it goes as perfect as you would expect from it]].
* TheCameo: The voice of [[{{Vocaloid}} Miku Hatsune]] is used in the Mandarake store in the Nakano Broadway mall to sing its theme song.

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** The handprints also get a new role during ''Me'', since your left eye finds two variations. The ones that are white [[spoiler:help you, mostly to resolve puzzles in the RPG world]], while the red ones [[spoiler:get in [[spoiler:block your way until you complete the platformer levels]].
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Once your character gets the game on their TS, they find it impossible to escape from it. [[spoiler:And Ohyama did his best to ignore it, as part of an experiment, attempting to resolve the mystery directly; it goes [[TemptingFate as perfect perfect]] as you would expect from it]].
* TheCameo: The voice of [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku Hatsune]] is used in the Mandarake store in the Nakano Broadway mall to sing its theme song.



** [[spoiler:The hints that Yuuto gives you about a puzzle to advance into the cursed game when finding Odaka, are actually referring to where Akane is]].

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** [[spoiler:The hints that Yuuto gives you about a puzzle to advance into the cursed game when finding to find Odaka, are actually referring to where Akane is]].is hiding]].



* CreepyCemetery: The Southern Temple of Rest has not only a shrine but a graveyard as well, where [[spoiler: both Naoki and Kenta]] rest. It's not only creepy because of the Regrets that lurk around, but also because [[spoiler: its underground has a dungeon-like prison that was probably used a century ago]].

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* CreepyCemetery: The Southern Temple of Rest has not only a shrine but and a graveyard as well, where [[spoiler: both Naoki and Kenta]] rest. It's not only creepy because of the Regrets that lurk around, but also because [[spoiler: its underground has a dungeon-like prison that was probably last used a century ago]].



* CueTheRain: It's mostly present in ''Me''.
** Once you are close to arrive at [[spoiler:the apartment complex where Ohyama lived, you are not only received by the rain... but also by an angry ghost [[LadyInRed wearing a red dress]]]].

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* CueTheRain: It's mostly present to give a certain [[EmpathicEnvironment atmosphere]] in ''Me''.
** Once you are close to arrive at [[spoiler:the apartment complex where Ohyama lived, you are not only received by the rain... but also by an angry ghost [[LadyInRed wearing a red dress]]]].dress]].



* DecoyProtagonist: Riko in the original game [[spoiler: until she gets killed by her boyfriend's ghost]]; and Ren, who will do the other StoryBranching route that the ''Me'''s main character does not chooses (offscreen) [[spoiler: but gets into a coma before going to get some info on Ikuta]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: Riko in the original game [[spoiler: [[spoiler:...until she gets killed by her boyfriend's ghost]]; and Ren, who will do the other StoryBranching route [[StoryBranching route]] that the ''Me'''s main character does not chooses (offscreen) while offscreen, [[spoiler: but gets into a coma before going to get some info on and clues from Ikuta]].



* DownerEnding: The "golden" ending of ''Me'', which also slips somewhat into GainaxEnding territory. [[spoiler: After you free Akane from the "Ultimate Evil" that was her hatred, (and getting all of the items) you are rewarded with creating a new "proxy" for the EldritchAbomination that was using Akane (and to some extent, Asahi) to keep killing. It chooses Ren, and the only way to "wake" her up is ''murdering'' you. [[FromBadToWorse To makes things worse]], the game is transmitted to ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou everyone]]'']] .

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* DownerEnding: The "golden" ending of ''Me'', which also slips somewhat into GainaxEnding territory. [[spoiler: After you free Akane from the "Ultimate Evil" that was her hatred, hatred (and getting all of the items) items), you are rewarded with creating a new "proxy" for the EldritchAbomination that was using Akane her (and to some extent, Asahi) to keep killing. It chooses Ren, and the only way to "wake" her up is ''murdering'' you. [[FromBadToWorse To makes things worse]], the game is transmitted to ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou everyone]]'']] .



* EldritchAbomination: It's not clear what is [[spoiler: the real identity of the thing that lures ''Me'''s hero into its trap]]. It could be either what has been left of [[spoiler: Asahi's resentment or could also be an entity that just wants a body to keep ''playing'' its endless killing ''game''.]] The game, however, suggests that [[spoiler: it has been using humans even before Asahi, if the graveyard's underground prison (and its out-of-time prisoner Regret) is proof enough.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: It's not clear what is [[spoiler: the real identity of the thing that lures ''Me'''s hero into its trap]]. It could be either what has been left of [[spoiler: Asahi's resentment or it could also be an entity that just wants a body to keep ''playing'' its endless killing ''game''."game".]] The game, however, suggests that [[spoiler: it has been using humans even before Asahi, if the graveyard's underground prison (and its out-of-time prisoner Regret) is enough proof enough.to support it.]]



** Instead of using the TS, ''Me'''s protagonist had his eye cursed. With it, similar to the static, it will react depending on how closer the ghosts are from him.

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** Instead of using the TS, ''Me'''s protagonist had his eye cursed. With it, As such, similar to the static, it will react depending on how closer the ghosts are from him.



** Before the events of any of the games, the RPG scene is going to be ''important'' as the player progresses. The RPG scene of a bench overlooking the sea? [[spoiler: In the "real world", that's your ultimate destination]]. The scene of the cabin and the wheat fields? [[spoiler:This is where Akane is supposed to be on her mind.]]
** During the prologue of ''Me'', you recruit your friends into a party. Well, [[spoiler: actually, they aren't neither ''you'' nor ''them'' but Akane and her friends' who were involved in a similar situation]].

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** Before the events of any of the games, the RPG scene you see on your TS is going to be ''important'' as the player progresses. The RPG scene of a bench overlooking the sea? [[spoiler: In the "real world", that's your ultimate destination]]. The scene of the cabin and the wheat fields? [[spoiler:This is where Akane is supposed to be on her mind.hiding.]]
** During the prologue of ''Me'', you recruit your friends into a party. Well, [[spoiler: actually, they aren't neither ''you'' nor ''them'' but Akane and her friends' who were involved in a similar situation]].situation as you]].



* GhostlyGape: The hostile "Regrets" aren't normal ghosts, but their faces lack any expression (nor mouth, nor eyes), meaning that they completely lost their humanity while at the same time implying that ''something'' from that humanity remains trapped inside the game.

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* GhostlyGape: The hostile "Regrets" aren't normal ghosts, but their faces lack any expression (nor mouth, nor eyes), meaning that they completely lost their humanity while at the same time it's implying that ''something'' from that humanity remains trapped inside the game.



* HauntedHouse: Or, well, it looks like it is supposed to. Ikuta's house does not only look that it was seized, but it also has some charms that repel bad spirits on each entrance. Which do not seem to work, [[spoiler:considering the {{flashback}} the player has from Tomoka's murder and Asahi's escape... and by how you find Ikuta inside of it)]].

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* HauntedHouse: Or, well, it looks like it is supposed to.to be. Ikuta's house does not only look that it was seized, but it also has some charms that repel bad spirits on each entrance. Which They do not seem to work, [[spoiler:considering the {{flashback}} the player has from Tomoka's murder and Asahi's escape... Asahi becoming a runaway... and by how you find Ikuta inside of it)]].it in the present)]].



* ISeeDeadPeople: Every victim who has played the cursed game will see the Regrets. Or, in case of ''Me'''s hero, he is the only person of his acquaintances that can only see them at first with his left eye [[spoiler:(and it gets worse, since there are also ''invisible'' Regrets)]].
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Ohyama's]] last e-mail to the main character is about they complaining about how numb their fingers feel... and then, they transform into a Regret.

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* ISeeDeadPeople: Every victim who has played the cursed game will see the Regrets. Or, in the case of ''Me'''s hero, he is the only person of his acquaintances that can only see them at first with his left eye [[spoiler:(and it gets worse, since there are also ''invisible'' Regrets)]].
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Ohyama's]] last e-mail to the main character is about they them complaining about how numb their fingers feel... and then, they transform into a Regret.



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** Some very noticeable ones are when [[spoiler:Riko and Ohyama]] come for you. [[spoiler:Riko's]] ghost attacks you in the hospital, cue one of the scarier chase scenes of the game; [[spoiler:you not only see when Ohyama transforms into a Regret]], but he will also run up to you... and he is ''pretty'' fast, so you have to react quick, because your running is useless.

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** Some very The noticeable ones are when [[spoiler:Riko and Ohyama]] come for you. [[spoiler:Riko's]] ghost attacks you in the hospital, cue one of the scarier chase scenes of the game; [[spoiler:you not only see when Ohyama transforms into a Regret]], but he will also run up to you... and he is ''pretty'' fast, so you have to react quick, because your running is controls are useless.



* LadyInRed:
** One of the Regrets uses a vibrant red dress [[spoiler: she is the composer of the ''Project Sun'' game]], to distinguish her from the others.
** [[spoiler: Red Akane. Akane's hatred and resentment personified uses a red sundress, similar to her white counterpart]].



* LighthousePoint: The Seven Capes Lighthouse, somewhere close to the Capeside Hotel, as one of the remaining visiting attractions from the area.

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* LighthousePoint: The Seven Capes Lighthouse, somewhere close to the Capeside Hotel, as is one of the remaining visiting attractions from the area.



** In ''Me'', the important triangle in the game is [[spoiler:the one between Akane and her friends, Naoki and Kenta. Akane and Naoki grown up together LikeBrotherAndSister, and Kenta was Naoki's best friend. While Naoki falls for Akane, she reveals that she is in love with Kenta, and start dating, which makes Naoki sad and depressed, because that meant that Akane would still see him as a "sibling". As a form of revenge, he wanted Akane and Kenta to play the same "cursed" game as him... ending with bad and worse results.]]

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** In ''Me'', the important triangle in the game is [[spoiler:the one between Akane and her friends, Naoki and Kenta. Akane and Naoki grown grew up together LikeBrotherAndSister, and Kenta was Naoki's best friend. While Naoki falls for Akane, she reveals that she is in love with Kenta, and they start dating, which makes Naoki sad and depressed, because that meant that Akane would still see him as a "sibling". As a form of revenge, he wanted Akane and Kenta to play the same "cursed" game as him...he did... ending with bad and worse results.]]



** "Regret" is the name Ohyama thinks for the ghosts. [[spoiler: Even further, since their manifestation is hatred and resentment of the victim, it also makes them "regret" of whatever mistake they did when they were alive]].
* MindScrew: [[spoiler:When you get available to reach the PlayableEpilogue of ''Me'', there is a line that will unleash a change in the player's perception of the entire series: ''WH ERE IS MY BO DY?'']]
* MisterExposition: Professor Ohyama serves as such since he is teaching a seminar related to "transmedia", and so he is developing an theory around the true nature of the urban legend of this "cursed game". A colleague of his, Professor Kawagoe serves this role as well on "Me" [[spoiler:and he knew about the cursed game because Ohyama told him about it.]]

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** "Regret" is the name Ohyama thinks for the ghosts. [[spoiler: Even further, since their manifestation is They manifest and channel the hatred and resentment of the victim, it also makes making them "regret" of whatever mistake they did when they were alive]].
* MindScrew: [[spoiler:When you get available to reach the "perfect" PlayableEpilogue of ''Me'', there is a line that will unleash a change in the player's perception of the entire series: ''WH ERE IS MY BO DY?'']]
* MisterExposition: Professor Ohyama serves as such since he is teaching a seminar related to "transmedia", and so he is developing an theory around the true nature of the urban legend of this "cursed game". A colleague of his, Professor Kawagoe serves this the same type of role as well on "Me" [[spoiler:and [[spoiler: yet he already knew about the cursed game because Ohyama told him about it.]]



** The situation in which [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Utasoft]] seemed to be involved: being close to bankruptcy, with the hopes of doing just one game that could save the company, it being a {{JRPG}} game which title has a MeaningfulName for both the director and the company. Sounds familiar? This is how ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]'' saved [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft]] back in the 80s. However, this took a very dark turn for Utasoft.

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** The situation in which [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Utasoft]] seemed to be involved: being close to bankruptcy, with the hopes of doing just one game that could save the company, it being a {{JRPG}} game which title has a MeaningfulName for both the director and the company. Sounds Sound familiar? This is how ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]'' saved [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft]] back in the 80s. However, this took a very dark turn for Utasoft.



* NightmareFetishist: Professor Ohyama, and his colleague, Professor Kawagoe, are quite eccentric when trying to prove a point... and they could become very obsessed to it. They even end up sending their students to investigate places at unnerving hours of the night without even making enough research about those.

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* NightmareFetishist: Professor Ohyama, and his colleague, Professor Kawagoe, are quite eccentric when trying to prove a point... and they could can become very obsessed to it. They even end up sending their students to investigate places at unnerving hours of the night without even making enough research about those.



** Kawagoe later mentions that [[spoiler:he would have loved to be in his position, but Ohyama [[ItMakesSenseInContext replies]] that the reason he couldn't is because Kawagoe believes ''too'' much on Occult rather than he, as he balanced [[MagicVersusScience Science and Paranormal]] on his theories.]]
* NotSoWeak: Both main characters. Explain how the protagonist of the first game could make it through a HellHotel at night or why a crybaby as ''Me'''s protagonist made it through the entire game and being sent by Kawagoe to lots of abandoned places at night.

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** Kawagoe later mentions that [[spoiler:he would have would've loved to be in his position, but Ohyama [[ItMakesSenseInContext replies]] that the reason he couldn't is because Kawagoe believes ''too'' much on Occult rather than he, the Occult... compared to him, as he balanced his [[MagicVersusScience Science and Paranormal]] beliefs on his theories.]]
* NotSoWeak: Both main characters. Explain how the protagonist of the first game could make it through a HellHotel at night or why how a crybaby as ''Me'''s protagonist made it through the entire game and while also being sent by Kawagoe to lots of abandoned places at night.



* OffScreenTeleportation: When you are trying to escape from the Bloody Man, he keeps appearing in every corner to get you. [[spoiler:It's probably justified that Yutani, as an adult, is much faster than Asahi, or it's also logical that this flashback event is also based on a child's memory]].

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* OffScreenTeleportation: When you are trying to escape from the Bloody Man, he keeps appearing in every corner to get you. [[spoiler:It's probably justified that Yutani, as an adult, is much faster than Asahi, or it's also logical that this flashback event is also based on a child's memory]].



* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Judging by the room, [[spoiler:Yutani]] might as well have stuffed Tomoka into a blender and pressed ''purée''.
* PeekABooCorpse

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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Judging by the room, [[spoiler:Yutani]] might as well have stuffed Tomoka [[spoiler:Tomoka]] into a blender and pressed ''purée''.
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* PurelyAestheticGender: Averted during the first game, while its effects are minor according to some dialogue, it will point out whether [[spoiler: Odaka is jealous of you or secretly in love with you]] or if the bride or the groom attacks you during the chapel scene in Freya.
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Yutani]] resented [[spoiler: Ushio Ikuta]] for having a family and a life beyond work. So, they [[spoiler: murdered his wife. That way for him to devote himself even more to pulling Uta-soft back from the brink]]. And that didn't work out so well...

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* PurelyAestheticGender: Averted during the first game, while its effects are minor according to some dialogue, it will point out whether [[spoiler: Odaka is jealous of you or secretly in love with you]] or if the bride or the groom attacks goes full {{Yandere}} mode on you during the chapel scene in Freya.
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Yutani]] resented [[spoiler: Ushio Ikuta]] for having a family and a life beyond work. So, they [[spoiler: murdered his wife. That way for him to devote himself even more to pulling Uta-soft Utasoft back from the brink]]. And that didn't work out so well...



** The Ikuta residence has a staircase that bends around a corner. If you're even mildly familiar with ''Film/JuOn'', you will expect a scare involving it. [[spoiler:It does happen, but not in the way you expect. Instead, you yourself flee frantically down the stairs, playing as a little girl escaping from the man who butchered her mother]].

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** The Ikuta residence has a staircase that bends around a corner. If you're even mildly familiar with ''Film/JuOn'', you will expect a scare involving it. [[spoiler:It does happen, but not in the way you would expect. Instead, you yourself flee frantically down the stairs, playing as a little girl escaping from the man who butchered her mother]].



* SinisterSubway
* SanitySlippage: ''Everyone'' that is or gets too involved into the game, to varying degrees (whether you are trying to avoid the ghosts, or if you were involved with its development before your company went bankrupt, or if you are jealous of your best friend...).
* SmokingIsCool

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* SanitySlippage: ''Everyone'' that who is or gets too involved into the game, to varying degrees (whether you are trying to avoid the ghosts, or if you were involved with its development before your company went bankrupt, or if you are jealous of your best friend...).
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* UrbanLegends: The "cursed game" was originally contributed to exist as an urban legend. However, the amount of strange deaths out there in Nanto is seemed to be connected to it. Who knows how many others it had killed, actually...
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* UrbanLegends: The "cursed game" existence was originally contributed to exist as an urban legend. However, the amount of strange deaths out there in Nanto is seemed to be connected to it. Who knows how many others it had killed, actually...
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Where is Nanto supposed to be? Nara? Tokyo? Fukuoka District? Or is it actually a combination of those places (Nanto is, in fact, another name for Nara, but...)? It doesn't help with the cameo of real locations such as Famille Tenjin (in name only) or Nakano Broadway (the ''Nanashi no Game'''s developers changed minor details to the real location, though).

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Where is Nanto supposed to be? Nara? Tokyo? Fukuoka District? Or is it actually a combination of those places (Nanto is, in fact, another name for Nara, but...)? It doesn't help with the cameo of real locations such as Famille Tenjin (in name only) or Nakano Broadway (the ''Nanashi no Game'''s developers changed minor details to the real location, though).



** The Regrets, however, are some of the few victims of the game [[spoiler:(more explicitly, it's implied that the recurrent Regrets of the first game are the game developers, the others from the sequel though are the victims of the places the main character has to go through)]] .

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** The Regrets, however, are some of the few victims of the game [[spoiler:(more explicitly, it's implied that the recurrent Regrets of the first game are the game developers, the others from the sequel though sequel, though, are the victims of the places the main character has to go through)]] .
9th May '15 4:05:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The fan translation did an interesting one in the Famille Tenjin apartment complex. Odaka's neighbors are named [[Creator/ShinjiMikami Mikami]], [[HideyukiKikuchi Kikuchi]], and [[Franchise/SilentHill Toyama]].

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** The fan translation did an interesting one in the Famille Tenjin apartment complex. Odaka's neighbors are named [[Creator/ShinjiMikami Mikami]], [[HideyukiKikuchi [[Creator/HideyukiKikuchi Kikuchi]], and [[Franchise/SilentHill Toyama]].
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* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren is quite skeptical about a [[UrbanLegends rumored]] "cursed" game out there has killed people before. [[spoiler: And she is even more skeptical to it, mostly because she is playing ''it'' as well]].

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* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren is quite skeptical about a [[UrbanLegends rumored]] "cursed" game out there has killed people before. [[spoiler: And she is even more skeptical to it, mostly because [[spoiler: she is playing ''it'' as well]].



* CreepyCemetery: The Southern Temple of Rest has not only a shrine but a graveyard as well, where [[spoiler: both Naoki and Kenta]] rest. It's not only creepy because of the Regrets that lurk around, but also because [[spoiler: its underground has a dungeon-like prison that was probably used a century ago]].



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Whatever the thing that lures ''Me'''s hero into its trap is either Asahi's left resentment or just an entity wanting a body to keep playing its endless killing game, its real identity is up in the air. Though, the game suggests that it has been using humans before Asahi, if the graveyard's underground prison (and its out-of-time prisoner Regret) is proof enough.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Naoki eventually died by jumping off the Nanto Sunshine Academy's roof (out of guilt), after witnessing Kenta and Akane's deaths. He was actually trying to kill himself after finding out the two were dating, but with the cursed RPG on mind, he wanted them to suffer, as well.]]
* EldritchAbomination: It's not clear what is [[spoiler: Whatever the real identity of the thing that lures ''Me'''s hero into its trap is trap]]. It could be either what has been left of [[spoiler: Asahi's left resentment or just could also be an entity wanting that just wants a body to keep playing ''playing'' its endless killing ''game''.]] The game, its real identity is up in the air. Though, the game however, suggests that [[spoiler: it has been using humans even before Asahi, if the graveyard's underground prison (and its out-of-time prisoner Regret) is proof enough.]]



** During the prologue of ''Me'', you recruit your friends into a party. Well, [[spoiler: actually, they aren't neither ''you'' nor ''them'' but Akane and her friends' who were involved in a similar situation, while also making a parallel with you and your friends]].

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** During the prologue of ''Me'', you recruit your friends into a party. Well, [[spoiler: actually, they aren't neither ''you'' nor ''them'' but Akane and her friends' who were involved in a similar situation, while also making a parallel with you and your friends]].situation]].



* HauntedHouse: Or, well, it looks like it is supposed to. Ikuta's house does not only look that it was seized, but it also has some charms that repel bad spirits on each entrance. Which do not seem to work, [[spoiler:considering the {{flashback}} the player has from Tomoka's murder and Asahi's escape... and by how you find Ikuta inside it)]].

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* HauntedHouse: Or, well, it looks like it is supposed to. Ikuta's house does not only look that it was seized, but it also has some charms that repel bad spirits on each entrance. Which do not seem to work, [[spoiler:considering the {{flashback}} the player has from Tomoka's murder and Asahi's escape... and by how you find Ikuta inside of it)]].



* HellIsThatNoise: The "music" Cursed RPG becomes more and more degraded until it's nothing more than digital noise.

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* HellIsThatNoise: The cursed RPG's "music" Cursed RPG becomes more and more degraded until it's nothing more than digital noise.



* MultipleEndings: In the original game, there are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find all six hidden items in the RPG.]] In ''Me'' though... [[spoiler:it's both a BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, the last one is possible to reach once you complete the whole game when getting all the secret items]].

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* MultipleEndings: MultipleEndings:
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In the original game, there are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find all six hidden items in the RPG.]] ]]
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In ''Me'' though... [[spoiler:it's both ''Me'', there are two endings as well, though they are more of a [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, the last one is both possible to reach once you complete the whole game when while getting all the secret items]].



* SanitySlippage: ''Everyone'' that is or gets too involved into the game, to varying degrees (whether you are trying to avoid the ghosts, or you were involved with its development before your company went bankrupt, or you are jealous of your best friend...).

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* SanitySlippage: ''Everyone'' that is or gets too involved into the game, to varying degrees (whether you are trying to avoid the ghosts, or if you were involved with its development before your company went bankrupt, or if you are jealous of your best friend...).



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Where is Nanto supposed to be? Nara? Tokyo? Fukuoka District? Or is it actually a combination of those places (as a fact, Nanto is another name to Nara, but...)? It doesn't help with the cameo of real locations such as Famille Tenjin (in name only) or Nakano Broadway (the developers changed minor details to the real location, though).

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Where is Nanto supposed to be? Nara? Tokyo? Fukuoka District? Or is it actually a combination of those places (as a (Nanto is, in fact, Nanto is another name to for Nara, but...)? It doesn't help with the cameo of real locations such as Famille Tenjin (in name only) or Nakano Broadway (the ''Nanashi no Game'''s developers changed minor details to the real location, though).
30th Mar '15 10:43:44 PM kirara19
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* DownerEnding: The "golden" ending of ''Me'', which also slips somewhat into GainaxEnding territory. [[spoiler: After you free Akane from the "Ultimate Evil", (and getting all of the items) you are rewarded with creating a new "proxy" for the EldritchAbomination that was using Akane (and to some extent, Asahi) to keep killing. It chooses Ren, and the only way to "wake" her up is ''murdering'' you. [[FromBadToWorse To makes things worse]], the game is transmitted to ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou everyone]]'']] .

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* DownerEnding: The "golden" ending of ''Me'', which also slips somewhat into GainaxEnding territory. [[spoiler: After you free Akane from the "Ultimate Evil", Evil" that was her hatred, (and getting all of the items) you are rewarded with creating a new "proxy" for the EldritchAbomination that was using Akane (and to some extent, Asahi) to keep killing. It chooses Ren, and the only way to "wake" her up is ''murdering'' you. [[FromBadToWorse To makes things worse]], the game is transmitted to ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou everyone]]'']] .



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Whatever the thing that lures ''Me'''s hero into its trap is either Asahi's left resentment or just an entity wanting a body to keep playing its endless killing game, its real identity is up in the air. Though, the game suggests that it has been using humans before Asahi, if the graveyard's underground prison (and its out-of-time prisoner Regret) is proof enough.]]



** [[spoiler:Ren enters into a coma on the ''fourth'' day of ''Me''. And during the "golden" ending, she eventually is choosen to be the new "proxy" of the thing that cursed the game]].

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** [[spoiler:Ren enters into a coma on the ''fourth'' day of ''Me''. And during the "golden" ending, she eventually is choosen chosen to be the new "proxy" of the thing "thing" that cursed the game]].



* MultipleEndings: In the original game, there are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find all six hidden items in the RPG.]] In ''Me'' though... [[spoiler:it's both a BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, the last one is possible to reach once you complete the whole game again]].

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* MultipleEndings: In the original game, there are two endings, a good end and a bad end. [[spoiler:Getting the good ending requires you to find all six hidden items in the RPG.]] In ''Me'' though... [[spoiler:it's both a BittersweetEnding and a DownerEnding, the last one is possible to reach once you complete the whole game again]].when getting all the secret items]].



* NightmareFetishist: Professor Ohyama, and his colleague, Professor Kawagoe, are quite eccentric when trying to prove a point... and they could become very obsessed to it. They even end sending their students to investigate places at unnerving hours of the night without even making enough research about those.

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* NightmareFetishist: Professor Ohyama, and his colleague, Professor Kawagoe, are quite eccentric when trying to prove a point... and they could become very obsessed to it. They even end up sending their students to investigate places at unnerving hours of the night without even making enough research about those.



** [[spoiler: The ultimate bad ending of the sequel has an a cappella of the original ''Nanashi no Game'' music track that evokes a certain [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion series]] with a GainaxEnding too.]]

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** [[spoiler: The ultimate bad ending of the sequel has an a cappella jazz cover of the original ''Nanashi no Game'' music track that evokes a certain [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion series]] with a GainaxEnding too.]]



* TheStinger: Depending on the ending, things for the main characters could either be more or less good, could be bad, or, well, just ''worse''.

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* TheStinger: Depending on the ending, things for the main characters could either be more or less good, could be bad, or, well, just ''worse''.
30th Mar '15 10:00:11 PM kirara19
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* AgentMulder: Both professors, Ohyama and Kawagoe, believe in the paranormal. Kawagoe inclines too much on the occult, while Ohyama balances his scientific and paranormal beliefs. [[spoiler: Imagine Kawagoe's surprise knowing that his friend and colleague died because of the cursed RPG game.]]
* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren is quite skeptical about a [[UrbanLegends rumored]] "cursed" game out there has killed people before. [[spoiler: And she is even more skeptical to it, mostly because she is playing ''it'' as well]].



** These serve as part of a jump scare [[spoiler:thanks to Red!Akane]], as soon as you are trying to find out something useful.

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** These serve as part of a jump scare [[spoiler:thanks to Red!Akane]], Red Akane]], as soon as you are trying to find out something useful.useful for your investigation.



* CueTheRain: It's mostly present in ''Me''.
** Once you are close to arrive at [[spoiler:the apartment complex where Ohyama lived, you are not only received by the rain... but also by an angry ghost [[LadyInRed wearing a red dress]]]].
** There was a heavy rain during the evening [[spoiler: when Akane witnessed Kenta's death.]]



** Capeside Hotel has seen better days in the past, since the main character from the original game finds it in ruins. [[spoiler:This is implied to be the last place where Asahi escaped to, since it was linked to her happy memories with her family]].

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** Capeside Hotel has seen better days in the past, since the main character from the original game finds it in ruins. [[spoiler:This is implied suggested to be the last place where Asahi escaped to, since it was linked to her happy memories with her family]].



* HyperactiveSprite: True to 8-bit video game tradition, all of the sprites are this. [[spoiler: Red Akane]] is so hyperactive [[spoiler: she]] practically ''vibrates'' in place.

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* HyperactiveSprite: True to 8-bit video game tradition, all of the sprites are this. [[spoiler: Asahi and Red Akane]] is are so hyperactive [[spoiler: she]] they practically ''vibrates'' ''vibrate'' in place.



* JumpScare: For this reason, the game suggests to use head/audiphones to experience the games' 3D sound. You know the scare will come for you, and when it happens, it will keep scaring you, no matter if it's only a cat scare or... a ghost's breath behind you.

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* JumpScare: For this reason, the game suggests to use head/audiphones earphones to experience the games' 3D sound. You know the scare will come for you, and when it happens, it will keep scaring you, no matter if it's only a cat scare or... a ghost's breath behind you.



** [[spoiler: Red!Akane. Akane's hatred and resentment personified uses a red sundress, similar to her white counterpart]].

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** [[spoiler: Red!Akane.Red Akane. Akane's hatred and resentment personified uses a red sundress, similar to her white counterpart]].



** [[spoiler:White!Akane]], who is seen wearing a white sundress, is not a child nor an adult, but a teenager who is seeking for help and peace beyond death.

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** [[spoiler:White!Akane]], [[spoiler:White Akane]], who is seen wearing a white sundress, is not a child nor an adult, but a teenager who is seeking for help and peace beyond death.
30th Mar '15 1:43:51 PM dotchan
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* HellIsThatNoise: The "music" Cursed RPG becomes more and more degraded until it's nothing more than digital noise.


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* HyperactiveSprite: True to 8-bit video game tradition, all of the sprites are this. [[spoiler: Red Akane]] is so hyperactive [[spoiler: she]] practically ''vibrates'' in place.
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