History VideoGame / Penumbra

26th Jan '17 1:28:21 PM Marios2
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* NintendoHard: Combat in ''Overture''. You're fighting mutated versions of local fauna with a plain pickaxe, weak hammer, or even a nearly useless broom - what could you expect?
22nd Dec '16 9:42:18 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Both the Steam promotion for Penumbra: Overture and on the official website there's a screenshot where the player is attacked by one of the spider enemies (with more coming out of a hole in the roof). [[spoiler: Spiders are enemies in the hole from the screenshot,]] but there aren't any spiders in the room shown. There's also a screenshot from one of the Rockworm chases, but the button is in the wrong place.
22nd Dec '16 9:27:46 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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* [[AdvancingBossOfDoom Advancing Worm of Doom]]: The Rockworms, which you thankfully deal with very few of.


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* ArtificialStupidity: The zombie dogs in Overture only notice the player if they're in their direct line of sight. While walking normally will alert them to the player's presence, crouch-walking completely negates that to the point that the player can simply walk right past them even mere feet away from them and not be found out.
20th Dec '16 8:07:28 PM Sark0TAG
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* BlooperReel: Entering a code unlocked in the GoldenEnding plays an audio file of Red's voice actor trying to get his lines right.

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* BlooperReel: Entering a code unlocked in the GoldenEnding of ''Requiem'' plays an audio file of Red's voice actor trying to get his lines right.
17th Dec '16 2:26:47 AM Xtifr
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Spanning two games and an expansion pack,[[note]]''Overture'', ''Black Plague'' and ''Requiem'' respectively[[/note]] '''''Penumbra''''' is a SurvivalHorror series that follows [[NonActionGuy physics professor]] Philip [=LaFresque=], who, after attending to his mother's funeral, receives a letter from his long dead father Howard instructing him to [[SchmuckBait destroy a breadcrumb trail of mysterious documents without reading them]]. Phillip, suffering from severe GenreBlindness, instead follows the trail to a forgotten old mine somewhere in [[MysteriousAntarctica northern Greenland]], where he promptly finds himself trapped and [[ParanoiaFuel (seemingly)]] alone during a blizzard.

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Spanning two games and an expansion pack,[[note]]''Overture'', ''Black Plague'' and ''Requiem'' respectively[[/note]] '''''Penumbra''''' ''Penumbra'' is a SurvivalHorror series that follows [[NonActionGuy physics professor]] Philip [=LaFresque=], who, after attending to his mother's funeral, receives a letter from his long dead father Howard instructing him to [[SchmuckBait destroy a breadcrumb trail of mysterious documents without reading them]]. Phillip, suffering from severe GenreBlindness, instead follows the trail to a forgotten old mine somewhere in [[MysteriousAntarctica northern Greenland]], where he promptly finds himself trapped and [[ParanoiaFuel (seemingly)]] alone during a blizzard.
7th Dec '16 9:43:37 AM Sark0TAG
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* BlooperReel: Entering a code unlocked in the GoldenEnding plays an audio file of Red's voice actor trying to get his lines right.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Entering the incinerator with Red at the end of ''Requiem'' results in Red saying this line in the frankest way possible.
--> '''Red:''' Thank you, my friend. This...is going to hurt. (Incinerator starts)
6th Nov '16 11:50:32 AM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler:Clarence (Phillips's DarkSide) has a voice strikingly similar to his namesake from the classic holiday movie ''ItsAWonderfulLife''. He even references the movie in a cheerful fashion when he chooses himself a name [[MoodDissonance while fully infecting and mentally torturing Philip]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Clarence (Phillips's DarkSide) has a voice strikingly similar to his namesake from the classic holiday movie ''ItsAWonderfulLife''.''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. He even references the movie in a cheerful fashion when he chooses himself a name [[MoodDissonance while fully infecting and mentally torturing Philip]].]]
5th Sep '16 12:34:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* DejaVu: In ''Black Plague'', feelings of deja vu are one of the early symptoms of infection by [[HiveMind the Tuurngait virus]]. The first time you learn this, this particular bit of info is repeated twice, presumably to [[ParanoiaFuel unnerve the player]]. [[spoiler:And it's fitting, as the player character is already infected.]]
28th Aug '16 11:37:52 PM crashkey
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* GainaxEnding: ''Requiem'' is this to the series as a whole. Uniquely, the plot was already mostly wrapped up in ''Black Plague'' anyway.
3rd Aug '16 6:55:27 AM REV6Pilot
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The series has also spawned two fangames in the form of ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' [[GameMod total conversions]], ''[[http://store.steampowered.com/app/346290/ Necrologue]]'' and ''[[http://www.moddb.com/mods/penumbra-twilight-of-the-archaic Twilight of the Archaic]]''.



** Clarence: "Well, thanks for the help. I'm having an existential nightmare, and you can't even say a word!"

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** Clarence: --> '''Clarence:''' "Well, thanks for the help. I'm having an existential nightmare, and you can't even say a word!"



* InfiniteFlashlight: The glowstick that Philip begins the story with casts a slightly shorter-ranged and more tinted light than the flashlight, and never runs out. Except at the start of ''Necrologue'', it's dead as a dodo.



* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:The Tuurngait states that selfishness in human would be catastrophic and that all humans pull in different directions. Well, the [[AntiVillain Tuurngait is no saint]], it does have a point. People were supposed to selfless and kill themselves or lock themselves up if they became infected. Many people didn't and turned into monsters that proceeded to kill or infect everyone else. The problem compounded itself until approximately 99.22% (100% minus the odds of survival given by the computer in Dr. Swanson's office) of the staff were dead.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:The Tuurngait states that selfishness in human would be catastrophic and that all humans pull in different directions. Well, the [[AntiVillain Tuurngait is no saint]], saint, but it does have a point. People were supposed to selfless and kill themselves or lock themselves up if they became infected. Many people didn't and turned into monsters that proceeded to kill or infect everyone else. The problem compounded itself until approximately 99.22% (100% minus the odds of survival given by the computer in Dr. Swanson's office) of the staff were dead.]]



* TenSecondFlashlight: In the first two games. ''Requiem'' uses an InfiniteFlashlight (if you're hallucinating it all, no need to hallucinate battery charge drain). Averted though with the glowstick, which Philip begins the game with. It casts a shorter and dimmer (though more peripheral) range of light than the flashlight, and never runs out.

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* TenSecondFlashlight: In the first two games. games, and the two fangames. The ''Requiem'' expansion uses an InfiniteFlashlight (if you're hallucinating it all, there's no need to hallucinate battery charge drain). Averted though with the glowstick, which Philip begins the game with. It casts a shorter and dimmer (though more peripheral) range of light than the flashlight, and never runs out.drain).
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