History VideoGame / Normality

11th Apr '16 3:03:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Former child actor CoreyFeldman voices Kent Knutson in the US release. Creator/NeilRoss is a documentary filmmaker.
27th Jan '16 10:26:26 PM Darksilverhawk
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* DancePartyEnding

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* DancePartyEndingDancePartyEnding: The game ends on a giant dance party in some sort of nightclub.



* FoodPills / FutureFoodIsArtificial: The supermarket only offers some artificial product called "Food". There's also an advertisement for something called "Lard". The explanation is that lack of selection keeps people calm.

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* FoodPills / FutureFoodIsArtificial: FoodPills: The supermarket only offers some artificial product called "Food". There's also an advertisement for something called "Lard". The explanation is that lack of selection keeps people calm.



* HypocriticalHumor: The Norms in the American release. For being a supposedly elite vanguard of the police state, they have a lot of personality quirks and competence issues that make them much less intimidating. Paul's personal guard, for example, is afraid of the dark.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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The Norms in the American release. For being a supposedly elite vanguard of the police state, they have a lot of personality quirks and competence issues that make them much less intimidating. Paul's personal guard, for example, is afraid of the dark.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: The ending has Kent having a little too much to drink, and he pukes in the toilet, where he get to see it in all its disgusting glory!

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: The ending has Kent having a little too much to drink, and he pukes in the toilet, where he we get to see it in all its disgusting glory!
27th Jan '16 10:24:23 PM Darksilverhawk
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* LetsPlay: [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] and Gabriel has one for this, located [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6UHdzmUn2U here.]] They mistakenly believe that Kent was played by Corey Feldman, who dubbed him for the American version. Gabriel played the original UK release (the one sold by GOG) for the video.



** You can ask pretty much anyone involved with the police state about the top secret devices they are trying to keep people from discovering, and their only response is "You should not know about these things. Please don't tell anyone else about them."
27th Jan '16 10:21:24 PM Darksilverhawk
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* {{Squick}}: "Using" the urinals in the Blue Pens will make Kent wash his face in it.
26th Nov '14 5:15:02 PM tkzv
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* FoodPills / FutureFoodIsArtificial: The supermarket only offers some artificial product called "Food". There's also an advertisement for something called "Lard". The explanation is that lack of selection keeps people calm.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: During the prison escape, a small contingent of Norms open fire on Kent and [[spoiler: Saul]] as they escape. Several dozen shots later, only [[spoiler: Dai]] gets hit.

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: During the prison escape, a small contingent of Norms open fire on Kent and [[spoiler: Saul]] [[spoiler:Saul Nystalux]] as they escape. Several dozen shots later, later they only [[spoiler: Dai]] [[spoiler:seem to kill Dai, but he gets hit.better later]].



* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Or in this case a WANTED poster with Kent.
-->'''Kent:''' Sheesh! He's a really ugly looking son of a witch! I bet he's real dangerous -- probably got no respect for himself or anyone else.
* MoodWhiplash: Death of [[spoiler:Dai feels like this]]. Subverted [[spoiler:when he appears alive later.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Minor example with only Kent suffering. There are two possible solutions at the Norm station. If Kent thoroughly [[spoiler:destroys all evidence of his previous crimes, Paul Nystalux realizes who he is and imprisons him]]. Otherwise he is only reassigned to an unpleasant job in the prison. Both paths allow to win, but the latter is simpler.



* Squick: "Using" the urinals in the Blue Pens will make Kent wash his face in it.

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* Squick: PunnyName: Harry Zontal (the alias Kent used at the factory).
* {{Squick}}:
"Using" the urinals in the Blue Pens will make Kent wash his face in it.



* SpritePolygonMix: Of the kind used in early TwoAndAHalfD first-person games, like ''VideoGame/{{Duke Nukem 3D}}'' and ''VideoGame/TexMurphy''.

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* SpritePolygonMix: Of the kind used in early TwoAndAHalfD first-person games, like ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Duke Nukem 3D}}'' and ''VideoGame/TexMurphy''. ''VideoGame/TexMurphy''.
* TakeThat: A lot of {{Shout Out}}s to contemporary music and films among disk covers and film posters. For example [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Flashing Pumpkins]] or [[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey, I Fell Asleep]]. The biggest insult? This is the kind of art allowed in Neutropolis.


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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Dai, seemingly killed during prison escape, alive and well in the next mission.]]
13th Jul '14 1:09:35 AM LostR
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* Squick: "Using" the urinals in the Blue Pens will make Kent wash his face in it.
13th Jul '14 1:06:52 AM LostR
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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Kent is blasted across the Plush Rest factory lot when he attempts to open the container with the Oxy-Acetelyne Torch and accidentally punctures one of the canisters inside. He's also blown sky high, out of the roof of the M.I.N.T. Mall when he lights a match and accidentally sets off an entire storehouse worth of firecrackers. Both times he's completely unscathed.


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* MundaneSolution: Defied. In order to get the yappy puppies and loppers out of the store, Kent has to put them on a toy glider and throw them over the shoplifting scanner (which probably wouldn't work in real life), basically moving them a whole ten feet to the left. You'd think he could just ''throw'' them without the gliders.
13th Jul '14 12:48:50 AM LostR
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* StealthInsult: Mr. Brinkler's nickname Tiddler; a small and unimportant person or thing. He apparently doesn't know what the name means or why people started calling him that. He was only relevant to the plot long enough so Kent could gain access to the Plush-Rest factory without needing to break in; afterwards, he disappears from the game entirely.
9th Jul '14 2:22:50 AM LostR
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Brian Deluge, according to the wanted poster at the Ordinary Outpost, "Subverts the minds of children with music composed by Satan, is a dangerous lunatic and a ''drummer''".
9th Jul '14 2:14:58 AM LostR
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: The Norm State is very fond of this. Kent was arrested for whistling and being too happy. By the time he returns to the Pens, he's also guilty of increasingly severe crimes, but the Norms are more focused on the smaller offenses.


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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Kent Knutson himself. Almost no location (even his own ''apartment'') goes without something getting destroyed, even the location itself. This is, inadvertently, the one thing that gets him a job as a furniture tester.
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