History VideoGame / Sacrifice

30th Apr '17 12:21:00 PM Grudgeal
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*** It could also be a straight reference to the real-life town of Zyzyx, California.
30th Apr '17 12:16:43 PM Grudgeal
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* GoodIsNotSoft: James may be the most reluctant god to ''enter'' the war, but once it becomes inevitable he's the first 'good' god to suggest you ''end'' it by killing Pyro and Charnel.



* OnlySaneMan: James has elements of this. While the other gods are busy trying to kill each other, especially after a [[SelfFulfillingProphecy prophecy]] warns that one of their number is plotting to [[KilledOffForReal kill the rest off for real]], only poor James wonders if they should give all the fighting a rest.

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* OnlySaneMan: James has elements of this. While the other gods are busy trying to kill each other, baying for all-out war, especially after a [[SelfFulfillingProphecy prophecy]] warns that one of their number is plotting to [[KilledOffForReal kill the rest off for real]], only poor James wonders if they should give all the fighting a rest.


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** Once the war actually becomes reality, Persephone tries to avoid making the gods killing each other. Her attempts to make Charnel, Pyro and Stratos see reason go... Altogether less than well.
29th Apr '17 11:44:47 PM PaulA
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* StoryBranching: Each time the gods offer Eldred a selection of missions, the player's choice affects the plot and Eldred's role in it; the missions that are passed up can not be gone back to later, and every few missions one of the gods will stop offering Eldred work, making that god's later missions inaccessible for the current playthrough. The branches don't go off in completely different directions, though; certain key plot events will always happen whether Eldred is present for them or not, and it always ends up with Eldred having only one god still talking to him and having to go out and face Marduk in a final showdown.
29th Apr '17 11:33:27 PM PaulA
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* ForWantOfANail: By playing through multiple playthroughs you soon get to see which missions which gods are capable of doing on their own, and which ones their own wizards will cock up because you didn't play a part, and how this begins affecting and twisting the overall story. Generally speaking, every god succeeds at their first three missions and the story progresses in the same way up to that point no matter which god(s) you serve, after that all bets are off.
** InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Shakti and The Ragman]] will always be dead by the mid-game no matter what you do, as [[spoiler:Stratos' sneak attack on Elysium and James reconquering Karn]] will always succeed no matter the story up to that point. Finally, [[spoiler:Persephone will never survive the end of the game; either you kill her as Stratos or Charnel or she dies at Marduk's hand in the other campaigns. James will survive to deliver the victory speech in a Persephone campaign.]]
29th Apr '17 6:37:59 PM Grudgeal
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** InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Shakti and The Ragman]] will always be dead by the mid-game no matter what you do, as [[spoiler:Stratos' sneak attack on Elysium and James reconquering Karn]] will always succeed no matter the story up to that point. Finally, [[spoiler:Persephone will never survive the end of the game, as she can't defend Elysium from Marduk while you're dealing with Stratos. James will deliver your victory speech instead.]]

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** InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Shakti and The Ragman]] will always be dead by the mid-game no matter what you do, as [[spoiler:Stratos' sneak attack on Elysium and James reconquering Karn]] will always succeed no matter the story up to that point. Finally, [[spoiler:Persephone will never survive the end of the game, game; either you kill her as Stratos or Charnel or she can't defend Elysium from Marduk while you're dealing with Stratos. dies at Marduk's hand in the other campaigns. James will survive to deliver your the victory speech instead.in a Persephone campaign.]]
29th Apr '17 6:36:19 PM Grudgeal
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** InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler:Shakti and The Ragman]] will always be dead by the mid-game no matter what you do, as [[spoiler:Stratos' sneak attack on Elysium and James reconquering Karn]] will always succeed no matter the story up to that point. Finally, [[spoiler:Persephone will never survive the end of the game, as she can't defend Elysium from Marduk while you're dealing with Stratos. James will deliver your victory speech instead.]]
29th Apr '17 6:26:27 PM Grudgeal
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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Stratos]] enters the war on the 'good side' but is revealed [[spoiler:to have been in a secret alliance with Charnel from before the war even started, and is using James' and Persephone's trust to set himself up to strike at their capitals]].
29th Apr '17 6:22:25 PM Grudgeal
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* ExactWords: If you follow Charnel's campaign to the end, [[spoiler:Charnel reveals that he's been aware that Stratos summoned Marduk all along, but wasn't willing to act on it for as long as he needed the alliance to defeat Pyro and Persephone.]] When Eldred gets angry at having the truth withheld from him, Charnel points out that he explicitly promised Eldred 'a showdown with Marduk' and is delivering on that promise right now, but never 'the truth'.
29th Apr '17 6:06:59 PM Grudgeal
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%%* FragileSpeedster: Stratos' servants.

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%%* * FragileSpeedster: Stratos' servants.servants have the lowest average HP of all factions, but are on average also the fastest. Stratos' wizards -- Abraxus and Jadugarr -- have the highest base speed of all wizards (but below-average HP) and he also grants the unique 'speed boost' as boons in the campaign, increasing Eldred's movement speed.



* MightyGlacier: James's yeomen; many of them resemble rocks and boulders, with legs, and are appropriately tough but are rather slow.The Jabberrocky and Rhinok are the slowest units in the game and they are James's strongest units

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* MightyGlacier: James's yeomen; many of them resemble rocks and boulders, with legs, and are appropriately tough but are rather slow. The Jabberrocky and Rhinok are the slowest units in the game and they are James's strongest unitsunits. His wizards -- Gracchus and Charlotte -- also have high HP but low movement speeds.
29th Apr '17 5:47:27 PM Grudgeal
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* BookEnds: Should you follow Stratos' campaign to the end [[spoiler:and leave]], Stratos mirrors his speech at the beginning of the campaign.
-->'''Stratos:''' This is a civilized world now, after all... ''[[spoiler:and I, its only God.]]''
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