History VideoGame / NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent

29th Dec '16 1:55:43 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It's actually subverted. [[spoiler:On the hydraulics puzzle, one of the button falls and a Hidden Person tosses it back to him. They did take the foreman but that was because they needed Nelson's help.]]

to:

** It's actually subverted. [[spoiler:On the hydraulics puzzle, one of the button falls and a Hidden Person tosses it back to him. They did take the foreman but that was because they needed Nelson's help.help not that it hurt much in the end. Isaac's kidnapping was necessary to solve the conflict in the second game a few months in-game later.]]
29th Dec '16 1:52:59 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LastNoteNightmare: The first game's credits end with a ScareChord.

to:

* LastNoteNightmare: The first game's credits end with a ScareChord. Same with the second. Graham Annable likes using certain audio cues as a theme.
29th Dec '16 1:48:56 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FollowTheLeader: It really is very similar to ''ProfessorLayton''....
* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler:The Scoggins sign has a full moon on it.]]

to:

* FollowTheLeader: It really is very similar to ''ProfessorLayton''....
* Foreshadowing:
{{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The Scoggins sign has a full moon on it.]]
29th Dec '16 1:44:23 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DefectiveDetective: Although Nelson is shown to be a good detective, you can see that he'd rather be back in his basement office. This may be because he hasn't had a field mission in -- as he states -- "quite some time" (which mean he probably hasn't been on the field for a couple of YEARS) -- and that his specialty is puzzle solving. Not to mention all the creepy stuff going on in Scoggins.

to:

* DefectiveDetective: Although Nelson is shown to be a good detective, you can see that he'd rather be back in his basement office. This may be because he hasn't had a field mission in -- as he states -- "quite some time" (which mean means he probably hasn't been on the field for a couple of YEARS) -- and that his specialty is puzzle solving. Not to mention all the creepy stuff going on in Scoggins.
29th Dec '16 1:42:34 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message








* BadassBookworm: Nelson does some surprisingly athletic stuff for a guy who spends most of his time in an office, chewing gum and solving crosswords. [[spoiler: His feats include breaking out of a sinking shack on an ice pond, blowing up an impassable garbage heap with a furnace, staring down an angry sheriff, and shooting three gnomes in the head with his eyes closed. Unfortunately, that last one leads to a BulletCatch.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes:[[spoiler: Almost everyone in Scoggins, but especially Glori.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted in the sequel. They are all asking Nelson for help this time, and Glori explains that she did what she did so the Brotherhood could help her husband.]]

to:

* BadassBookworm: Nelson does some surprisingly athletic stuff for a guy who spends most of his time in an office, chewing gum and solving crosswords. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His feats include breaking out of a sinking shack on an ice pond, blowing up an impassable garbage heap with a furnace, staring down an angry sheriff, and shooting three gnomes in the head with his eyes closed. Unfortunately, that last one leads to a BulletCatch.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes:[[spoiler: Almost BewareTheNiceOnes:[[spoiler:Almost everyone in Scoggins, but especially Glori.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in the sequel. They are all asking Nelson for help this time, and Glori explains that she did what she did so the Brotherhood could help her husband.]]



** [[spoiler:BrickJoke / TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Bigfoot gives you a hand in destroying the lunacy ray.]]
* CorruptHick: [[spoiler: Sheriff Bagh]]

to:

** [[spoiler:BrickJoke / TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Bigfoot BrickJoke[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler:Bigfoot gives you a hand in destroying the lunacy ray.]]
* CorruptHick: [[spoiler: Sheriff [[spoiler:Sheriff Bagh]]



* DeconstructiveParody: This game is basically ''ProfessorLayton'', but with the main character noticing the stupid amount of puzzles in-game and a much more serious reason why: [[spoiler: most of the town is in some sort of cult that worship gnomes. The gnomes' main method of communication is puzzles. This has caused the entire town to become pathologically addicted to puzzles.]]

to:

* DeconstructiveParody: This game is basically ''ProfessorLayton'', but with the main character noticing the stupid amount of puzzles in-game and a much more serious reason why: [[spoiler: most [[spoiler:most of the town is in some sort of cult that worship gnomes. The gnomes' main method of communication is puzzles. This has caused the entire town to become pathologically addicted to puzzles.]]



-->"I like my office. It's warm in my office. It's quiet in my office. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny There are no]] [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny maniacal gnomes]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny or]] [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny chainsaw-wielding waitresses]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in my office!]]"

to:

-->"I like my office. It's warm in my office. It's quiet in my office. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny There are no]] [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny maniacal gnomes]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny or]] [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny chainsaw-wielding waitresses]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in my office!]]"



* EasilyForgiven: Nelson decides not to dwell on the fact that [[spoiler: Glori Davner tried to kill him]].
* ExactWords: In the sequel, "Issac Davner Does Not Exist." [[spoiler: Because his real name is Ed Davis.]]
* [[spoiler: TheFairFolk: The Gnomes AKA the Hidden People.]]

to:

* EasilyForgiven: Nelson decides not to dwell on the fact that [[spoiler: Glori [[spoiler:Glori Davner tried to kill him]].
* ExactWords: In the sequel, "Issac Davner Does Not Exist." [[spoiler: Because [[spoiler:Because his real name is Ed Davis.]]
* [[spoiler: TheFairFolk: The [[spoiler:The Gnomes AKA the Hidden People.]]



* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: The Scoggins sign has a full moon on it.]]

to:

* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Scoggins sign has a full moon on it.]]



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Most of the Special Agents just stand around in their places, and don't react to, for example, [[spoiler: a deranged FBI agent in his underwear dismantling the Lunar Ray they've been set to guard]].

to:

* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Most of the Special Agents just stand around in their places, and don't react to, for example, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a deranged FBI agent in his underwear dismantling the Lunar Ray they've been set to guard]].



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: The apparent fate of everyone who the gnomes speak to.]]
** [[spoiler: It's because they need help destroying the Lunar Ray that's repelling them from their home.]]

to:

* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The apparent fate of everyone who the gnomes speak to.]]
** [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's because they need help destroying the Lunar Ray that's repelling them from their home.]]



** [[spoiler: That actually becomes [[ChekhovsGun VERY VERY important in the second game.]] He sent all of his tapes to Jim in the Vegetable Division -- whom Nelson asked to file them while away -- and Jim notes that the tape kept playing around the time he saw a Hidden Person communicate with Bo.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That actually becomes [[ChekhovsGun VERY VERY important in the second game.]] He sent all of his tapes to Jim in the Vegetable Division -- whom Nelson asked to file them while away -- and Jim notes that the tape kept playing around the time he saw a Hidden Person communicate with Bo.]]



** It's actually subverted. [[spoiler: On the hydraulics puzzle, one of the button falls and a Hidden Person tosses it back to him. They did take the foreman but that was because they needed Nelson's help.]]

to:

** It's actually subverted. [[spoiler: On [[spoiler:On the hydraulics puzzle, one of the button falls and a Hidden Person tosses it back to him. They did take the foreman but that was because they needed Nelson's help.]]



* ScareChord: [[spoiler: When the hidden people first show up in one of your puzzles, it can be quite scary.]]

to:

* ScareChord: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the hidden people first show up in one of your puzzles, it can be quite scary.]]
29th Dec '16 1:39:43 PM Thecommander236
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** That being said, [[spoiler:Nelson lets the sheriff]] get away with holding him at gunpoint and [[spoiler:Glori]] for trying to kill him.
12th Jul '16 11:41:12 AM MrGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BilingualBonus: norwegian. scoggin is the pronounciation of 'skogen', the forest, written in phonetics. the brotherhood of scoggin has a sign reading "brødre av skogen", literally 'brothers of the forest'. and finally, korka is a slang term basically meaning nutcase. i'm not sure if the other scandinavian languages have these exact terms.

to:

* BilingualBonus: norwegian. scoggin Norwegian. "Scoggins" is the pronounciation a phonetic spelling of 'skogen', the forest, written in phonetics. the brotherhood forest. The Brotherhood of scoggin Scoggins has a sign reading "brødre av skogen", literally 'brothers of the forest'. and finally, korka Finally, "korka" is a slang term basically meaning nutcase. i'm not sure if the other scandinavian languages have these exact terms.nutcase.



* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Agent Tethers never suffers any consequences for deliberately interfering with other government agencies, from Sheriff Bahg to the MenInBlack. The worst that happens is he gets locked in his hotel room, whereas the guy who helped him is ReassignedToAntarctica.

to:

* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Agent Tethers never suffers any consequences for deliberately interfering with other government agencies, from Sheriff Bahg to the MenInBlack. The worst that happens is he gets locked in his hotel room, whereas [[spoiler:whereas the guy who helped him is ReassignedToAntarctica.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Sadly, you don't get to rescue the foreman, and the government won't let you. Why? Because "Any missing persons can be handled by local law enforcement." Apparently, he doesn't know anything about the sheriff...]]

to:

* DownerEnding: In the first game. [[spoiler:Sadly, you don't get to rescue the foreman, and the government won't let you. Why? Because "Any missing persons can be handled by local law enforcement." Apparently, he doesn't know anything about the sheriff...]]



* FormulaicMagic: Essentially, anyway - the second game's plot involves [[spoiler:an astronomer's search for a mathematical explanation of/cure for lunacy.]]



* HatePlague: [[spoiler:The Lunar Ray in the second game seems to work like this, inducing violence and lack of self-awareness. Tethers, thankfully, manages to keep himself together well enough to ''direct'' that violence towards the ray itself.]]



* ThemeTwinNaming: Spoofed: There are twin brothers named Daryl and Darrel: Nelson's job is to find Darrel in the sequel.

to:

* ThemeTwinNaming: Spoofed: There are twin brothers named Daryl and Darrel: Darrel. Part of Nelson's job in the sequel is to find Darrel in the sequel.Darrel.
21st May '16 12:05:42 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ShoutOut: One of the puzzles in the sequel is named [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Cross the Streams]].
** Director Jennings in the sequel mentions that the local diner in this secluded, northern forest town serves some ''[[TwinPeaks damn]]'' [[TwinPeaks fine]] milkshakes.

to:

* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
One of the puzzles in the sequel is named [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Cross the Streams]].
** Director Jennings in the sequel mentions that the local diner in this secluded, northern forest town serves some ''[[TwinPeaks ''[[Series/TwinPeaks damn]]'' [[TwinPeaks [[Series/TwinPeaks fine]] milkshakes.



* XMeetsY: The game is pretty much ''ProfessorLayton'' meets ''{{Fargo}}'' and ''TwinPeaks''.

to:

* XMeetsY: The game is pretty much ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' meets ''{{Fargo}}'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' and ''TwinPeaks''.''Series/TwinPeaks''.
1st May '16 4:45:49 AM ThatGuyInTheSnow
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* bilingual bonus: norwegian. scoggin is the pronounciation of 'skogen', the forest, written in phonetics. the brotherhood of scoggin has a sign reading "brødre av skogen", literally 'brothers of the forest'. and finally, korka is a slang term basically meaning nutcase. i'm not sure if the other scandinavian languages have these exact terms.

to:

* bilingual bonus: *BilingualBonus: norwegian. scoggin is the pronounciation of 'skogen', the forest, written in phonetics. the brotherhood of scoggin has a sign reading "brødre av skogen", literally 'brothers of the forest'. and finally, korka is a slang term basically meaning nutcase. i'm not sure if the other scandinavian languages have these exact terms.
1st May '16 4:44:23 AM ThatGuyInTheSnow
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* bilingual bonus: norwegian. scoggin is the pronounciation of 'skogen', the forest, written in phonetics. the brotherhood of scoggin has a sign reading "brødre av skogen", literally 'brothers of the forest'. and finally, korka is a slang term basically meaning nutcase. i'm not sure if the other scandinavian languages have these exact terms.
This list shows the last 10 events of 29. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent