History VideoGame / PhantasyStarIV

3rd Sep '17 9:04:35 AM HalcyonDayz
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* PsychicPowers: It's subtle, but fairly common. Several party members (particularly Rune, Rika, and Raja) have some degree of sensitivity where the Black Wave is concerned. It may actually extend to the Parmanian race as a whole, as several NPCs will mention having a bad feeling or a premonition that later turns out to be referring to a legitimate threat, particularly when a loved one is endangered.

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* PsychicPowers: It's subtle, but fairly common. Several party members (particularly Rune, Rika, and Raja) have some degree of sensitivity where the Black Wave is concerned. It may actually extend to the Parmanian race as a whole, as several NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s will mention having a bad feeling or a premonition that later turns out to be referring to a legitimate threat, particularly when a loved one is endangered.
30th Aug '17 3:46:41 AM Ramidel
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight only with Daughter, [[spoiler:a PsychoPrototype A.I. that was abandoned mid-development.]] [=SeeD=], Demi and Wren avert this trope by being dependable caretakers capable of sound ethical judgement.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Played straight only with Daughter, [[spoiler:a PsychoPrototype A.I. that was abandoned mid-development.]] Averted. [=SeeD=], Demi and Wren avert this trope by being dependable caretakers capable of sound ethical judgement.judgement, while Daughter [[spoiler: was abandoned mid-project, and is only hostile because its last orders were faulty and incomplete and it has no knowledge of how the situation has changed since its creation]].
27th May '17 3:54:35 PM nombretomado
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The tech for the game did require a very expensive cart. The game was first sold at ''double'' the average for games at the time. Fortunately, the game has since been released on several compilations, and is available on the VirtualConsole, each at a fraction of that price.

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The tech for the game did require a very expensive cart. The game was first sold at ''double'' the average for games at the time. Fortunately, the game has since been released on several compilations, and is available on the VirtualConsole, UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, each at a fraction of that price.
26th Mar '17 1:41:26 PM Gosicrystal
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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: The Great Light is an EldritchAbomination adhering to BlueAndOrangeMorality. As far as it's concerned, humans are just part of the padlock on the Profound Darkness' prison, and to the extent that it's helping the party, it's because its interests and theirs are aligned. Chaz eventually returns the favor; he's not fighting for the Light, he's fighting for humanity and the other Protectors.]]

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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Great Light is an EldritchAbomination adhering to BlueAndOrangeMorality. As far as it's concerned, humans are just part of the padlock on the Profound Darkness' prison, and to the extent that it's helping the party, it's because its interests and theirs are aligned. Chaz eventually returns the favor; he's not fighting for the Light, he's fighting for humanity and the other Protectors.]]



* LostForever: Make sure you do the last Hunter's Guild mission before making your second visit to Esper Mansion and [[spoiler:getting Elsydeon]]. If you don't, you'll be barred from [[spoiler:Vahal Fortress]], preventing the acquisition of Wren's most powerful gun and skill.
** The Swift-Helm can only be found in [[spoiler: the Air Castle]], which gets destroyed after you finish it. It's one of few armor pieces that increases agility and very handy, especially if you manage to hang onto it for [[spoiler: Gryz]] at the end.
** The Climatrol center on Dezolis is home to a couple of lucrative boss fights [[spoiler: if you face them before you finish the Garuberk arc.]] After that, all the loot will still be there, but the bosses and their accompanying scenes won't be.
** Most of the major dungeons that suffer from LoadBearingBoss have unique items that are lost with them; the Garuberk Tower has a Moon Slasher in one of its treasure chests that is likely to be the only one you ever find, unless you grind the random-encounter enemies that have a low chance of dropping another, who are ''also'' lost when the Tower is no longer available.



** Rune, however, implied that Alys was always fighting for more than just money, so maybe she would have helped anyway if Hahn had stood up to her instead of forking over the cash immediately.

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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** Rune, however, implied Make sure you do the last Hunter's Guild mission before making your second visit to Esper Mansion and [[spoiler:getting Elsydeon]]. If you don't, you'll be barred from [[spoiler:Vahal Fortress]], preventing the acquisition of Wren's most powerful gun and skill.
** The Swift-Helm can only be found in [[spoiler:the Air Castle]], which gets destroyed after you finish it. It's one of few armor pieces
that Alys was always fighting increases agility and very handy, especially if you manage to hang onto it for more than just money, so maybe she would [[spoiler:Gryz]] at the end.
** The Climatrol center on Dezolis is home to a couple of lucrative boss fights [[spoiler:if you face them before you finish the Garuberk arc.]] After that, all the loot will still be there, but the bosses and their accompanying scenes won't be.
** Most of the major dungeons that suffer from LoadBearingBoss
have helped anyway if Hahn had stood up to her instead of forking over unique items that are lost with them; the cash immediately.Garuberk Tower has a Moon Slasher in one of its treasure chests that is likely to be the only one you ever find, unless you grind the random-encounter enemies that have a low chance of dropping another, who are ''also'' lost when the Tower is no longer available.
26th Mar '17 7:16:56 AM Paleb05
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** Most of the major dungeons that suffer from LoadBearingBoss have unique items that are lost with them; the Garuberk Tower has a Moon Slasher in one of its treasure chests that is likely to be the only one you ever find, unless you grind the random-encounter enemies that have a low chance of dropping another, who are ''also'' lost when the Tower is no longer available.



* Most of the major dungeons that suffer from LoadBearingBoss have unique items that are lost with them; the Garuberk Tower has a Moon Slasher in one of its treasure chests that is likely to be the only one you ever find, unless you grind the random-encounter enemies that have a low chance of dropping another, who are ''also'' lost when the Tower is no longer available.
19th Mar '17 2:55:57 PM mlsmithca
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In-universe; in the game's only tie-in to PhantasyStarIII, an optional dungeon on Motavia happens to be [[spoiler: a crashed section of one of the worldships that escaped Parma's destruction a thousand years ago, much like the one that PSIII takes place on.]] Upon realizing what the dungeon is, the party wonders if there were other such ships that escaped and what might have become of them. It's a question they never get an answer to.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In-universe; in the game's only tie-in to PhantasyStarIII, ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'', an optional dungeon on Motavia happens to be [[spoiler: a crashed section of one of the worldships that escaped Parma's destruction a thousand years ago, much like the one that PSIII takes place on.]] Upon realizing what the dungeon is, the party wonders if there were other such ships that escaped and what might have become of them. It's a question they never get an answer to.
16th Mar '17 7:11:33 AM Scathien
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**Too much level grinding is actively punished due to a GameBreakingBug if you reach level 99.
4th Feb '17 7:36:43 AM PurpleAlert
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* BrokenPedestal: A minor one. Kyra practically worships Lutz, thinking of him as a revered legendary person. Her image of him is shattered once she finds out Lutz was actually an arrogant man. It doesn't help she spent time with someone who has the same personality as him too.

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* BrokenPedestal: A minor one. Kyra practically worships Lutz, thinking of him as a revered legendary person. person and describing him in florid, romantic terms. Her image of him is shattered once she finds out Lutz was actually an arrogant man. It doesn't help she spent time with someone who has the same personality as him too.not long afterward.
2nd Feb '17 9:12:59 PM PurpleAlert
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* NoOntologicalInertia: Anything created or empowered by the Dark Force seems to operate on this principle.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: Anything created or empowered by the Dark Force seems to operate on this principle.principle. It's also an unusually well-justified use of the trope, since it's strongly implied that Dark Force's structures are manifested and maintained by the magic and will of its minions. The previously-existing structures will remain after their bosses are defeated, and with rare exceptions, will remain accessible for the rest of the game.



** Garuberk Tower crumbles once [[spoiler: the second Dark Force is defeated]]. Justified, since the entire structure was basically just a big, gross tumor.
** The Air Castle starts to fall apart once [[spoiler: Lashiec]] is defeated. Understandable since the conditions that enabled the Air Castle to exist, floating alone in an asteroid belt with a breathable atmosphere and Earthlike gravity, were in pretty harsh contravention to the laws of physics.

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** Garuberk Tower crumbles once [[spoiler: the second Dark Force Force]] is defeated]]. Justified, since the entire structure was basically just a big, gross tumor.
defeated.
** The Air Castle starts to fall apart once [[spoiler: Lashiec]] is defeated. Understandable since the conditions that enabled the Air Castle to exist, floating alone in an asteroid belt with a breathable atmosphere and Earthlike gravity, were in pretty harsh contravention to the laws of physics.
2nd Feb '17 8:12:34 PM xenol
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* BrokenPedestal: A minor one. Kyra practically worships Lutz, thinking of him as a revered legendary person. Her image of him is shattered once she finds out Lutz was actually an arrogant man. It doesn't help she spent time with someone who has the same personality as him too.
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