History VideoGame / ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture

22nd Apr '18 8:58:26 PM TheTropper
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--->'''Luke:''' This ladder should lead us down into the research facility.\\

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--->'''Luke:''' -->'''Luke:''' This ladder should lead us down into the research facility.\\



* ConvenientlyEmptyBuildings: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever, although the game goes about subverting this subtly. The cutscenes actively show the lights in the windows of the buildings that are getting crushed, as if to directly imply that there are people in them. This can lead to Clive becoming a UnintentionallyUnSympathatic character, when you realize how many innocent people he must have killed.]]
22nd Apr '18 10:51:09 AM themerryman
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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuildings: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever, although the game goes about subverting this subtly. The cutscenes actively show the lights in the windows of the buildings that are getting crushed, as if to directly imply that there are people in them. This can lead to Clive becoming a UnintentionallyUnSympathatic character, when you realize how many innocent people he must have killed.]]
22nd Apr '18 7:41:22 AM TheTropper
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%% * BadFuture



* BittersweetEnding: The ending for the storyline is quite bitter, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Bill Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free.]] And then there's the fact London has suffered much destruction with many lives lost due to Clive's machine.]] Afterwards, [[spoiler: Luke goes overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future.]]



* ConvenientlyEmptyBuildings: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever, although the game goes about subverting this subtly. The cutscenes actively show the lights in the windows of the buildings that are getting crushed, as if to directly imply that there are people in them. This can lead to Clive becoming a UnintentionallyUnSympathatic character, when you realize how many innocent people he must have killed.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Considerably so in comparison to the rest of the games in the series. For one, it's the first game in the series where [[spoiler:people actually ''die permanently''.]] The villains meanwhile [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds have traumatic backstories]] and not even Layton and Luke escape becoming TheWoobie.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Considerably so in comparison to the rest of the games in the series. For one, it's the first game in the series where [[spoiler:people actually ''die permanently''.''die''.]] The villains meanwhile [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds have traumatic backstories]] and not even Layton and Luke escape becoming TheWoobie.



* DownerEnding: The ending for the ''game's'' storyline is quite a downer, with the Professor [[spoiler: finding out that he's been with Claire all along, only to have her pulled away from him as he begs her and sobs for her to stay.]] Not to mention, [[spoiler: [[CorruptPolitician Bill Hawks]] pretty much gets away [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]].]] The one for the ''first trilogy'' is more bittersweet, with [[spoiler: Luke gone overseas, but with the promise of more adventure in the future. [[SequelHook Blatantly.]]]]



%% * GotMeDoingIt: DING!



%% Hey It's That Voice goes ONLY on the Trivia subpage.



* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler:Bill freaking Hawks]]. Despite being the one responsible for the explosion ten years before the present and causing the deaths of probably dozens of people, including [[spoiler:Clive's parents and his lab assistant Claire]], he is never punished. [[spoiler:In fact, he's actually ''rewarded'' for his actions, earning a fortune which he then uses to gain political favor and become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Even by the end of the game, we never see him get comeuppance; all that happens is that Chelmey makes a pointed comment about being blinded by ambition but it goes over Hawks' head.]]
** [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that Chelmey arrests Bill, judging by his comment "I still have ''work'' to do".]]

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* KarmaHoudini:
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KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Bill freaking Hawks]]. Despite being the one responsible for the explosion ten years before the present and causing the deaths of probably dozens of people, including [[spoiler:Clive's parents and his lab assistant Claire]], he is never punished. [[spoiler:In fact, he's actually ''rewarded'' for his actions, earning a fortune which he then uses to gain political favor and become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Even by the end of the game, we never see him get comeuppance; all that happens is that Chelmey makes a pointed comment about being blinded by ambition but it goes over Hawks' head.]]
** [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that Chelmey arrests Bill, judging by his comment "I still have ''work'' to do".
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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: For someone nicknamed "Lockjaw", [[YouJustToldMe he sure can't seem to keep his mouth shut]]...

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: For someone nicknamed "Lockjaw", [[YouJustToldMe he sure can't seem to keep his mouth shut]]...shut]].



* NeverSayDie: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever. This can lead to Clive becoming a UnintentionallyUnSympathatic character, when you realize how many innocent people he had killed.]]



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* WhamLine:

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%% * VoodooShark
* WhamLine: From [[spoiler:Claire.]]



* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: Enjoy your final hug and kiss, Hershel, because that's all you're going to get before your love is inevitably sucked back to her own time to die.]]

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* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: Enjoy your final hug and kiss, Hershel, because that's all you're going to get Layton shares one last kiss with Claire before your love she is inevitably sucked back to her own time to die.]]
19th Apr '18 7:11:01 PM nombretomado
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** Contains a particularly {{egregious}} example near the end of the game. The BigBad has activated his [[spoiler: gigantic, mobile fortress and is about to begin tearing London apart]], and you want to go back and solve any puzzles you may have missed? No problem!

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** Contains a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example near the end of the game. The BigBad has activated his [[spoiler: gigantic, mobile fortress and is about to begin tearing London apart]], and you want to go back and solve any puzzles you may have missed? No problem!
26th Mar '18 7:17:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SoftGlass: Averted. [[spoiler:Clive locks Flora in a glass cell, which neither she nor Layton seem able to break. Good thing it had a [[GenreSavvy puzzle lock]]...]]

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* SoftGlass: Averted. [[spoiler:Clive locks Flora in a glass cell, which neither she nor Layton seem able to break. Good thing it had a [[GenreSavvy puzzle lock]]...lock...]]
13th Mar '18 8:51:06 AM themerryman
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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuildings: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever.]]

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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuildings: [[spoiler:Even with Clive's destructive rampage through London with a giant mobile fortress, there's no reference of any deaths whatsoever.whatsoever, although the game goes about subverting this subtly. The cutscenes actively show the lights in the windows of the buildings that are getting crushed, as if to directly imply that there are people in them. This can lead to Clive becoming a UnintentionallyUnSympathatic character, when you realize how many innocent people he must have killed.]]
16th Feb '18 1:48:04 PM Tuaam
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16th Feb '18 1:32:02 PM Tuaam
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* BeepingComputers: Seen in the mobile fortress
16th Feb '18 1:30:07 PM Tuaam
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* ComputerEqualsTapeDrive: The 2 Computer banks attached to the time machine sport data reels similar to ones found on many older computers (Granted, the game takes place in the 60s).
* BeepingComputers: Seen in the mobile fortress
12th Nov '17 3:29:05 AM mario0987
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Considerably so in comparison to the rest of the games in the series. For one, it's the only game in the series where [[spoiler:people actually ''die permanently''.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Considerably so in comparison to the rest of the games in the series. For one, it's the only first game in the series where [[spoiler:people actually ''die permanently''.]]]] The villains meanwhile [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds have traumatic backstories]] and not even Layton and Luke escape becoming TheWoobie.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Prime Minister Bill Hawkes]] is the one responsible for the time machine demonstration that [[spoiler: killed Clive's parents and Claire]] setting off the chain of events leading to this game.
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