History VideoGame / Poacher

9th Apr '17 3:46:22 AM DougSMachina
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The game stars Derek Badger, an [[UnfazedEveryman unflappable]] [[OopNorth Yorkshireman]] who poaches game for a living. One night, whilst out blasting rabbits with his new shotgun, he is confronted by his [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend and arch-nemesis]], Archibald the gamekeeper (aka "Gamey"). When Gamey accidentally falls down a hole, Derek goes down to help him out. He finds himself in a strange Underworld, inhabited by flesh-eating rabbits and spirit beings. After joining up with a spirit named Rebecca, it isn't long before Derek discovers himself involved in something far bigger than a simple rescue.

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The game stars Derek Badger, an [[UnfazedEveryman unflappable]] [[OopNorth Yorkshireman]] who poaches game for a living. One night, whilst out blasting rabbits with his new shotgun, he is confronted by his [[VitriolicBestBuds [[FriendlyEnemy best friend and arch-nemesis]], Archibald the gamekeeper (aka "Gamey"). When Gamey accidentally falls down a hole, Derek goes down to help him out. He finds himself in a strange Underworld, inhabited by flesh-eating rabbits and spirit beings. After joining up with a spirit named Rebecca, it isn't long before Derek discovers himself involved in something far bigger than a simple rescue.
7th Apr '17 12:08:38 PM epoxy
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* TreacherousCheckpoint: One of these drops Derek to the bottom of the Abyss.
27th Dec '16 5:36:57 AM BarthVader
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** The game all but outright tells you what you have to do to get the Good Ending.

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** The game all but outright tells you what you have to do to get the Good Ending.Ending and the GoldenEnding.



* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: The Judge.]]



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:

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* GraterScopeVillain: Based on the nature of the Abyss, one can assume it's run by a powerful, malevolent entity of some kind, but Derek never takes it on directly - he simply [[spoiler:rescues Rebecca and leaves]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the Judgment ending; said entity is actually the True Final Boss.]]

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* GraterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain: Based on the nature of the Abyss, one can assume it's run by a powerful, malevolent entity of some kind, but Derek never takes it on directly - he simply [[spoiler:rescues Rebecca and leaves]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the Judgment ending; said entity is actually the True Final Boss.]]



* NoobCave: The Burrow.

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* NoobCave: The Burrow. It's the very first stage of the game, and you get the very first power there - the [[JumpPhysics higher jumps]].
4th Dec '16 8:58:24 PM shrwutfr
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* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: The Judge.]]
4th Dec '16 8:48:14 PM shrwutfr
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** The game all but outright tells you what do you have to do to get the GoldenEnding.

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** The game all but outright tells you what do you have to do to get the GoldenEnding.Good Ending.



** Not only does he give Derek the motive to fulfill the prophecy, but his actions even complete Derek's qualification for the prophecy. [[spoiler:The prophecy describes the person who kills the Judge as having "lightning at his back", which doesn't apply to Derek... until the second form of the boss fight with The Judge, when he begins firing lightning bolts at you.]]



* ShoutOut: The last part of [[spoiler: the Judge's third form's background music]] sounds like ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''[='=]s theme tune.
** Completing the game unlocks the "[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Zero Suit Derek]]" costume.

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* ShoutOut: The last part of [[spoiler: the Judge's third form's background music]] sounds like ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''[='=]s theme tune.
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Completing the game unlocks the "[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Zero Suit Derek]]" costume.
27th Nov '16 7:47:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BiggerBad: Based on the nature of the Abyss ([[spoiler:see Mission Control Is Off Its Meds below]]), one can assume it's run by a powerful, malevolent entity of some kind, but Derek never takes it on directly - he simply [[spoiler:rescues Rebecca and leaves]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the Judgment ending; said entity is actually the True Final Boss.]]


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* GraterScopeVillain: Based on the nature of the Abyss, one can assume it's run by a powerful, malevolent entity of some kind, but Derek never takes it on directly - he simply [[spoiler:rescues Rebecca and leaves]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in the Judgment ending; said entity is actually the True Final Boss.]]
27th Nov '16 7:46:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Derek. Dear God, Derek. An unflappable Yorkshireman with a shotgun, he starts off badass before he even compacts with Rebecca. Speaking of whom, Rebecca [[TookALevelInBadass certainly developed her badassery]] by tagging along with Derek, and together, they're virtually unstoppable.
** BroughtDownToBadass: After being [[spoiler:separated from Rebecca in the Abyss.]]
24th Oct '16 11:11:34 PM Deathhacker
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Early in the game, to reach the Spirit Kingdom you must [[spoiler:find a power-up in order to destroy a Spyrite barrier inconveniently blocking the way. Later, after making it to the Spirit King, the Kingdom is suddenly invaded by the Dark Ones, thanks to ''someone'' destroying the barrier.]] Oops!!

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Early in the game, to reach the Spirit Kingdom you must [[spoiler:find a power-up in order to destroy a Spyrite barrier inconveniently blocking the way. Later, after making it to the Spirit King, the Kingdom is suddenly invaded by the Dark Ones, thanks to ''someone'' destroying the barrier.]] Oops!!Oops!!
** [[spoiler: At the end of the game you learn that the Dark Ones only attacked because Rebecca broke the treaty by making a Compact, essentially making her responsible for the entire plot outside of Gamey falling down a hole.]]
** [[spoiler: In the good ending, it turns out that the Spirit King ended up in this position; agreeing to the Dark Lord's terms meant that their strongest warrior was taken out of action, and the Dark Ones started invading en-masse as they had no intention of honoring their side of the agreement, they just wanted Rebecca and Derek out of the way.]]
22nd Oct '16 2:15:59 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Derek has a very thick Yorkshire accent that Rebecca initially finds incomprehensible. As it happens, the Blemineg have the same kind of accent, forcing Rebecca to use Derek's brain as a translator. Played for laughs, a good deal of the time. Yahtzee, being British, would know a thing or two about his home country's accents.
6th Oct '16 9:35:48 AM Stealth
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* RoguishPoacher: Derek himself, being a salt-of-the-earth Yorkshireman who takes rabbits on Gamey's watch mostly to put food in the pot.


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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Gamey, who for all his goofiness and relative lack of efficacy still has the law on his side (Derek ''is'' poaching, after all).
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