History VideoGame / NanashiNoGame

2nd Aug '17 6:13:50 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TheRing'' with a bootleg ''Videogame/DragonQuest'' instead of video tapes.
2nd Jun '17 10:35:31 AM 017Bluefield
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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 8-bit game world of the cursed RPG. The actions taken 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 UsefulNotes/DSiWare.

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'''''Nanashi ''Nanashi no Game''''' 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 8-bit game world of the cursed RPG. The actions taken 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 UsefulNotes/DSiWare.
18th May '17 11:20:48 AM 017Bluefield
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** The third day takes place at the Mercy General Hospital, a place that was abandoned four years 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]].

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** The third day Day 3 takes place at the Mercy General Hospital, a place that was abandoned four years 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]]. Day 6]]. However, the building seems to have an upgrade (for better or worse) on its appearance [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since this is where you find a comatose Akane]].
10th Mar '17 9:30:42 AM 017Bluefield
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Rumors have been circulating about a RolePlayingGame for the TS (a game system that looks [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS suspiciously familiar]]) that has recently grown in popularity; people say that the game is [[HauntedTechnology cursed]]. The rumor goes that whoever doesn't complete the RPG in a certain number of days, they will die.

You are one of those who have played the game. You didn't put much stock in the rumors at first until you visit your friend Odaka's apartment and find him dead. Suddenly, you realize that [[YourMindMakesItReal the things that happen in the game are happening to you in real life]] and death is approaching you. As the clock ticks, can you find a way to escape the curse?

''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 UsefulNotes/DSiWare.

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Rumors have been circulating about a RolePlayingGame for the TS (a portable game system that looks [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS suspiciously familiar]]) that has recently grown in popularity; people say that the game is [[HauntedTechnology cursed]]. The rumor goes that whoever if someone doesn't complete the RPG in a certain number of days, they will die.

You are one of those who have played the game. game.

You didn't put much stock in the rumors at first until you visit your friend Odaka's apartment and find him dead. Suddenly, you realize that [[YourMindMakesItReal the things that happen in the game are happening to you in real life]] life]], and death is approaching you. As the clock ticks, can you find a way to escape the curse?

''Nanashi '''''Nanashi no Game'' 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 8-bit game world of the cursed RPG. The actions done taken in the game world give clues to what's happening in the story story, while the real world has you exploring places while avoiding the ghosts of previous victims. A sequel 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 UsefulNotes/DSiWare.
28th Oct '16 7:34:50 AM RxF
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* SequelEscalation: Oh brother, ''Me''. Besides empowering the protagonist's left eye and introducing another game-within-a-game, there's [[spoiler:the sheer number of new Regrets (that may or may not be visible!) introduced, just how widespread the cursed game's effects are that makes last game's dev team's ordeal miniscule in comparison and that's not even getting to what the GoldenEnding does...]]

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* SequelEscalation: Oh brother, ''Me''. Besides empowering the protagonist's left eye and introducing another game-within-a-game, there's [[spoiler:the sheer number of new Regrets (that may or may not be visible!) introduced, showing just how widespread the cursed game's effects are have become that makes last game's dev team's ordeal miniscule in comparison and that's not even getting to what the GoldenEnding does...]]
28th Oct '16 7:11:04 AM RxF
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* SequelEscalation: Oh brother, ''Me''. Besides empowering the protagonist's left eye and introducing another game-within-a-game, there's [[spoiler:the sheer number of new Regrets introduced beyond the dev team and your deceased friends suggesting something worse in the RPG game, just how widespread the cursed game is that makes last game's dev team's ordeal miniscule in comparison and that's not even getting to what the GoldenEnding does...]]

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* SequelEscalation: Oh brother, ''Me''. Besides empowering the protagonist's left eye and introducing another game-within-a-game, there's [[spoiler:the sheer number of new Regrets introduced beyond the dev team and your deceased friends suggesting something worse in the RPG game, (that may or may not be visible!) introduced, just how widespread the cursed game is game's effects are that makes last game's dev team's ordeal miniscule in comparison and that's not even getting to what the GoldenEnding does...]]
28th Oct '16 6:52:31 AM RxF
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* 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]].

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* AgentScully: In ''Me'', Ren the protagonist's girlfriend 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]].



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



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

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



* 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 while offscreen, [[spoiler: gets into a coma before going to get some info and clues from Ikuta]].

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

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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 (and getting all of the items), you are rewarded with creating a new "proxy" for the EldritchAbomination that was using her (and to some extent, Asahi) to keep killing. It chooses Ren, your girlfriend, and the only way to "wake" her up is ''murdering'' you. [[FromBadToWorse To makes things worse]], the game is transmitted to ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou everyone]]'']] .



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

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



** ''Me'' follows a similar pattern as well. In Day One, the protagonist finds out that his best friend died because of the cursed game, it gets transferred to his TS... only to go to a previous victim's apartment to research about the cursed game, and getting one of their eyes cursed by a ghost... and then, everything gets ''weirder'' and worse from there. [[spoiler: You then find out that there is not only one ghost, but ''two''... and then your girlfriend falls into a coma...)]].

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** ''Me'' follows a similar pattern as well. In Day One, the protagonist finds out that his best friend died because of the cursed game, it gets transferred to his TS... only to go to a previous victim's apartment to research about the cursed game, and getting one of their his eyes cursed by a ghost... and then, everything gets ''weirder'' and worse from there. [[spoiler: You then find out that there is not only one ghost, but ''two''... and then your girlfriend falls into a coma...)]].



* HelloInsertNameHere: You get to name the protagonists for both games and ''Me'' allows you to name the protagonist's girlfriend and (male) friend too.



** Perhaps it was [[{{Foreshadowing}} fault of the cursed game]], or perhaps not... but it is also implied in ''Me'', that Yuuto had feelings for Ren, the main character's girlfriend.

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** Perhaps it was [[{{Foreshadowing}} fault of the cursed game]], or perhaps not... but it is also implied in ''Me'', that Yuuto the protagonist's friend had feelings for Ren, the main character's his girlfriend.



*** 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, girlfriend 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]] [[spoiler:girlfriend]] situation. [[spoiler:It turns out that Ren the protagonist's girlfriend 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.him.]] And the TS sends the game to ''everyone''.



* 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.

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* 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]], the protagonist's girlfriend]], in the first and second game, game respectively, meet their ends.



* SequelEscalation: Oh brother, ''Me''. Besides empowering the protagonist's left eye and introducing another game-within-a-game, there's [[spoiler:the sheer number of new Regrets introduced beyond the dev team and your deceased friends suggesting something worse in the RPG game, just how widespread the cursed game is that makes last game's dev team's ordeal miniscule in comparison and that's not even getting to what the GoldenEnding does...]]



* SpookyPainting: Odaka and Yuuto sure have weird art tastes... even Odaka has a CreepyChangingPainting in his room that almost occupies the whole wall!

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* SpookyPainting: Odaka and Yuuto the protagonist's friend in ''Me'' sure have weird art tastes... even Odaka has a CreepyChangingPainting in his room that almost occupies the whole wall!
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.
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