History VideoGame / OracleOfTao

17th Feb '18 2:57:43 PM nombretomado
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* ProgrammingLanguage: The game has a few C++ plugins which can do a few things offsite of the RpgMaker program.
1st Feb '18 5:48:43 PM nombretomado
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** A better example of this is one rare enemies that pops up in the desert. It has about ''nine million'' hp, is deathproof, and can boot the party from battle after 100 of its turns. The battle is a bit like Porky Statue from Mother3, in that it can be killed the easy way, either by depleting 99% health or by poisoning it to death. But that's no fun! [[spoiler: By having a party with agility-boosting armor and really good weapons, it ''may'' be possible to attack faster each turn than it can keep up.]]

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** A better example of this is one rare enemies that pops up in the desert. It has about ''nine million'' hp, is deathproof, and can boot the party from battle after 100 of its turns. The battle is a bit like Porky Statue from Mother3, ''VideoGame/Mother3'', in that it can be killed the easy way, either by depleting 99% health or by poisoning it to death. But that's no fun! [[spoiler: By having a party with agility-boosting armor and really good weapons, it ''may'' be possible to attack faster each turn than it can keep up.]]
22nd Dec '17 8:28:56 PM nombretomado
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* TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches: The initial design of the game was designed with many of these in mind.



** Also many {{DeadUnicornTrope}}s. Especially the Cloud {{Expy}}, and the TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.
* TropeTrigger: Ambrosia Brahmin is a Trope Trigger for Elias as [[{{MrExposition}} Mr Exposition]]. Ambrosia's average intelligence and amnesia allow [[{{SmartGuy}} Smart Guy]] Elias to expound on obscure details pertaining to the plot.

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** Also many {{DeadUnicornTrope}}s. {{Dead Unicorn Trope}}s. Especially the Cloud {{Expy}}, and the TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.
Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.
* TropeTrigger: Ambrosia Brahmin is a Trope Trigger for Elias as [[{{MrExposition}} Mr Exposition]]. MrExposition. Ambrosia's average intelligence and amnesia allow [[{{SmartGuy}} Smart Guy]] SmartGuy Elias to expound on obscure details pertaining to the plot.
26th Nov '17 1:11:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainyFreeVillain: Estheriel has all the hallmarks of a WellIntentionedExtremist, but don't really ever do anything bad. His backstory shows him witness the extreme violence of humanity, as a result of TheChainOfHarm mentioned above. What does he do? He heals these people, only to have them kill each other due to jealousy over [[WhatTheHellTownspeople who got healed more]]. He doesn't even hurt Ambrosia if she loses to him in battle! He only wants a world where people don't hurt each other, and is trying to remake the universe so it accepts his goal (there is the small problem of TheEvilsOfFreeWill, making it possible for the audience to still hate him, even though it isn't his fault). His reward for all of this? [[spoiler: [[EtTuBrute His own lackey decides his means of doing this aren't up to snuff]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and runs him through with a spear]].]]

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* VillainyFreeVillain: Estheriel has all the hallmarks of a WellIntentionedExtremist, but don't really ever do anything bad. His backstory shows him witness the extreme violence of humanity, as a result of TheChainOfHarm mentioned above. What does he do? He heals these people, only to have them kill each other due to jealousy over [[WhatTheHellTownspeople who got healed more]].more. He doesn't even hurt Ambrosia if she loses to him in battle! He only wants a world where people don't hurt each other, and is trying to remake the universe so it accepts his goal (there is the small problem of TheEvilsOfFreeWill, making it possible for the audience to still hate him, even though it isn't his fault). His reward for all of this? [[spoiler: [[EtTuBrute His own lackey decides his means of doing this aren't up to snuff]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and runs him through with a spear]].]]
16th Nov '17 8:02:56 AM bulmabriefs144
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There is also a novel version of this in progress [[Literature/OracleOfTao here]].
10th Jun '17 6:14:39 PM Zuxtron
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** The battle balance is a little... weird. [[spoiler: Attacks in the early game barely hurt enemies, but then after the tenth epic weapon, and after beating enemies with magic, it's not really so.]] ForMassiveDamage is also a big part of this.

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** The battle balance is a little... weird. [[spoiler: Attacks in the early game barely hurt enemies, but then after the tenth epic weapon, and after beating enemies with magic, it's not really so.]] ForMassiveDamage is also a big part of this.]]
15th Apr '17 12:43:37 PM nombretomado
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* ICallItVera: Lilith has a giant rock called Christina. This also counts as a ShoutOut to Thadius from SlightlyDamned.

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* ICallItVera: Lilith has a giant rock called Christina. This also counts as a ShoutOut to Thadius from SlightlyDamned.''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned''.
27th Mar '17 7:53:45 AM Gosicrystal
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An amateur RPGMaker game posted on [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/1760/ Rpgmaker.net]]. The basic premise involves a spunky, tomboyish beggar girl, who is called on a MissionFromGod to save the world by restoring balance... or something. Also, an evil demon is threatening the world and needs to be stopped. Along the way she meets [[FiveTokenBand an assorted group of characters]] starting with her potential love interest, an [[WholesomeCrossdresser effeminate]] swordsman. Beyond the initial story however, there are numerous side tales that can be gleaned from romantic sidequests, and some random [[BlackComedy dark humor]] by exploring the world. Not to mention some hints about the nature of the hero herself, and the nature of the world.

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An amateur RPGMaker game posted on [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/1760/ Rpgmaker.net]]. The basic premise involves a spunky, tomboyish beggar girl, who is called on a MissionFromGod to save the world by restoring balance... or something. Also, an evil demon is threatening the world and needs to be stopped. Along the way she meets [[FiveTokenBand an assorted group of characters]] starting with her potential love interest, an [[WholesomeCrossdresser effeminate]] swordsman. Beyond the initial story story, however, there are numerous side tales that can be gleaned from romantic sidequests, and some random [[BlackComedy dark humor]] by exploring the world. Not to mention some hints about the nature of the hero herself, and the nature of the world.



* LostForever: The Crystal Trophy is the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Zodiac Spear]] of ''Oracle of Tao''. You have to complete the game without saving, and you have to make the good ending. Unless you're in the top tier of players, and can pull this off, you're unlikely to manage this, and by the EndgamePlus, it's already been awarded if you had it.



* [[spoiler: MyOwnGrampa: Ambrosia is an [[GodInHumanForm incarnation of God]], and God married her mother to make her. So she's her own "father." ]]

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* [[spoiler: MyOwnGrampa: Ambrosia [[spoiler:Ambrosia is an [[GodInHumanForm incarnation of God]], and God married her mother to make her. So she's her own "father." ]]"]]



* OurMonstersAreDifferent.
** OurAngelsAreDifferent: There are two type of angels, the modern {{WingedHumanoid}}s, and the older {{EldritchAbomination}}s model. This is actually justified, explaining that traditionally angels ''were'' all like the EldritchAbomination mentioning this story, but because humans have a [[AllMenArePerverts great tendency for interspecies relationships]], current angels are actually a watered-down breed.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demons are supposedly the same initial breed as angels, just more inclined toward evil. They've somehow bred differently than angels, becoming more the HornyDevils variety, those there are several subspecies of demons. [[spoiler: Children of angels and demons appear human.]]
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Everything from Eastern, to Western, to Dungeons & Dragons style chrmoatic, metal, and jewel dragons.
** OurElvesAreBetter: Elves are essentially human, but even half-elves have abnormal lifespans and centuries of youth.
** OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The idea was based from the movie [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1069228/ Ghouls]]. They keep coming back, unless somehow sealed away, and come from another dimension.
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Everything from merfolk, to water elementals, to sirens.
** OurMonstersAreWeird: You fight everything from Elder Gods, to robots, to Stonehenge. Super-cute anime style sirens, ShoutOut enemies, and truly freakish monsters populate the game.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are subject to silver and holy effects, and vampire lords can only be killed by destroying their coffin. Vampires protect one of the towns, in exchange for their food. Stakes are never mentioned, and vampires actually like garlic. Vampires are more like some wild beast than true undead, and can probably mate.
** OurZombiesAreDifferent: There are three types, conventional (undead), diseased zombies (which can best be killed by wounding their brains), and Thriller zombies (ShoutOut to Music/MichaelJackson).

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent.
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OurAngelsAreDifferent: There are two type of angels, the modern {{WingedHumanoid}}s, and the older {{EldritchAbomination}}s model. This is actually justified, explaining that traditionally angels ''were'' all like the EldritchAbomination mentioning this story, but because humans have a [[AllMenArePerverts great tendency for interspecies relationships]], current angels are actually a watered-down breed.
** * OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demons are supposedly the same initial breed as angels, just more inclined toward evil. They've somehow bred differently than angels, becoming more the HornyDevils variety, those there are several subspecies of demons. [[spoiler: Children of angels and demons appear human.]]
** * OurDragonsAreDifferent: Everything from Eastern, to Western, to Dungeons & Dragons style chrmoatic, metal, and jewel dragons.
** * OurElvesAreBetter: Elves are essentially human, but even half-elves have abnormal lifespans and centuries of youth.
** * OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The idea was based from the movie [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1069228/ Ghouls]]. They keep coming back, unless somehow sealed away, and come from another dimension.
** * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Everything from merfolk, to water elementals, to sirens.
** * OurMonstersAreWeird: You fight everything from Elder Gods, to robots, to Stonehenge. Super-cute anime style sirens, ShoutOut enemies, and truly freakish monsters populate the game.
** * OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are subject to silver and holy effects, and vampire lords can only be killed by destroying their coffin. Vampires protect one of the towns, in exchange for their food. Stakes are never mentioned, and vampires actually like garlic. Vampires are more like some wild beast than true undead, and can probably mate.
** * OurZombiesAreDifferent: There are three types, conventional (undead), diseased zombies (which can best be killed by wounding their brains), and Thriller zombies (ShoutOut to Music/MichaelJackson).


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: The Crystal Trophy is the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Zodiac Spear]] of ''Oracle of Tao''. You have to complete the game without saving, and you have to make the good ending. Unless you're in the top tier of players, and can pull this off, you're unlikely to manage this, and by the EndgamePlus, it's already been awarded if you had it.
7th Feb '17 1:10:28 PM Gosicrystal
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* DemocracyIsBad: The current Earth is run by a group dedicated to [[LogicBomb organized anarchy]]. That is, a [[OneWorldOrder world government]] is set up, ''[[NoExceptYes in order to ensure cities cannot form large governments and oppress people]]''.

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* DemocracyIsBad: The current Earth is run by a group dedicated to [[LogicBomb organized anarchy]]. That is, a [[OneWorldOrder world government]] is set up, ''[[NoExceptYes ''[[{{Hypocrite}} in order to ensure cities cannot form large governments and oppress people]]''.
20th Nov '16 3:40:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ChandlersLaw: Creator/RaymondChandler actually appears as a [[PeopleJars preserved holograph]] in a futuristic town, partially explains the trope [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja (with ninjas dramatically popping up, walking up to the hero and attacking, and disappearing before anyone can figure out what's going on)]].

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* ChandlersLaw: Creator/RaymondChandler actually appears as a [[PeopleJars preserved holograph]] in a futuristic town, partially explains the trope [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja (with ninjas dramatically popping up, walking up to the hero and attacking, and disappearing before anyone can figure out what's going on)]].on).
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