History VideoGame / ShadowOfDestiny

26th Mar '18 3:51:34 AM bwburke94
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An AdventureGame released for the [=PS2=] by Konami in 2001, and titled ''Shadow of Memories'' originally and outside of the US. It was later ported to the PC, Xbox, and eventually the PSP.

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An AdventureGame released for the [=PS2=] UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 by Konami Creator/{{Konami}} in 2001, and titled ''Shadow of Memories'' originally and outside of the US. It was later ported to the PC, Xbox, and eventually the PSP.
16th Mar '18 9:29:45 AM Truehare
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** It is heavily implied in the game (if not outright explained) that, once Eike dies in a certain way, he will ALWAYS die like that unless he changes the outside circumstances of his death. In simple terms, HE can't do anything differently the second time around (or the third, or the fourth...), only preemptively alter the circumstances so that THEY will prevent the killing. For example, once he was stabbed by someone standing behind a tree, he will always be by that tree in time to be stabbed in the back, and his only hope is to do away with the tree so the killer won't be there. Same for all the other deaths in the game.

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** It is heavily implied in the game (if not outright explained) that, once Eike dies in a certain way, he will ALWAYS die like that unless he changes the outside circumstances of his death. In simple terms, HE can't do anything differently the second time around (or the third, or the fourth...), only preemptively alter the circumstances so that THEY will prevent the killing. For example, once he was stabbed by someone standing hiding behind a tree, he will always be by that tree in time to be stabbed in the back, and his only hope is to do away with the tree so the killer won't be there. Same for all the other deaths in the game.
16th Mar '18 9:27:38 AM Truehare
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** It is heavily implied in the game (if not outright explained) that, once Eike dies in a certain way, he will ALWAYS die like that unless he changes the outside circumstances of his death. In simple terms, HE can't do anything differently the second time around (or the third, or the fourth...), only preemptively alter the circumstances so that THEY will prevent the killing. For example, once he was stabbed by someone standing behind a tree, he will always be by that tree in time to be stabbed in the back, and his only hope is to do away with the tree so the killer won't be there. Same for all the other deaths in the game.
19th Jan '18 4:58:46 AM Cryoclaste
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An AdventureGame released for the [=PS2=] by Konami in 2001, and titled ''Shadow of Memories'' originally and outside of the US. It was later ported to the PC, XBox, and eventually the PSP.

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An AdventureGame released for the [=PS2=] by Konami in 2001, and titled ''Shadow of Memories'' originally and outside of the US. It was later ported to the PC, XBox, Xbox, and eventually the PSP.
3rd Nov '17 12:33:41 PM TinMan
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: [[spoiler:Hugo]] figured out how to make a time machine just by looking at the Digipad for a couple of seconds. [[spoiler:And he was able to build one ''in the sixteenth century!'']]
25th Oct '17 10:32:48 PM Steven
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** Towards the end of the game in a few endings, Hugo threatens to wipe Eike from existence by leaving Margarette in the current time since she's ancestress of Eike and Eike can't exist without her being in her own time. [[spoiler: Hugo's plan failed due to Homunculus switching Margarette and Dana at birth. The Margarette from the 1500s is actually Dana from the modern era while the Dana that Eike thinks he knows is Margarette from the 1500s. Ergo, the real Margarette is Eike's ancestress. By keeping the real Dana in the past, Eike would continue to exist regardless of what happened to "Margarette".]]

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** Towards the end of the game in a few endings, Hugo threatens to wipe Eike from existence by leaving Margarette in the current time since she's the ancestress of Eike and Eike can't exist without her being in her own time. [[spoiler: Hugo's plan failed due to Homunculus switching Margarette and Dana at birth. The Margarette from the 1500s is actually Dana from the modern era while the Dana that Eike thinks he knows is Margarette from the 1500s. Ergo, the real Margarette is Eike's ancestress. By keeping the real Dana in the past, Eike would continue to exist regardless of what happened to "Margarette". The switch also explains why waitress "Dana" feels lost with her life in the current time and why she wants to stay in the past in certain endings.]]
8th Jun '17 12:30:51 AM Nofix
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* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: "I guess this is as far as I go."

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* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: When confronting a knee-high street barrier, or set of dogs blocking his way, he just says "I guess this is as far as I go."" Thankfully these blockades disappear after the first couple chapters.



* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Eike down to a tee. Despite being the main character Eike has no depth or any characteristics that make him stand out. Eckhart Brum in fact has much more depth and complexity and he appears only a few times on screen. Eike may also fall into the category of Socially-AwkwardHero as he bumbles around most conversations.

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* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Eike down to a tee. Despite being the main character Eike has no depth or any characteristics that make him stand out. Eckhart Brum in fact has much more depth and complexity and he appears only a few times on screen. Eike may also fall into the category of Socially-AwkwardHero SociallyAwkwardHero as he bumbles around most conversations.
1st May '17 6:19:03 PM Steven
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* BigDamnHeroes: In Ending B, [[spoiler: Eckhart sneaks up on Hugo from behind and wrestles him to the ground, effectively saving Eike and Margarette.]]



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In one of the endings, [[spoiler: Eike brings Margarette to the present so she can confront Hugo, who is holding Dana hostage since he blames Eike for making their father disappear. Margarette slaps Hugo, telling him to get it together since Eike was not at fault and, despite both of their parents being gone, they still have each other and are still a family. Hugo apologizes and goes back home with his sister.]]



* JustifiedExtraLives

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* JustifiedExtraLivesJustifiedExtraLives: Eike dies many times throughout the game, but he always comes back with Homunculus' help.



** Towards the end of the game, Hugo threatens to wipe Eike from existence by leaving Margarette in the current time since she's ancestress of Eike and Eike can't exist without her being in her own time. [[spoiler: Except Hugo's plan failed due to Homunculus switching Margarette and Dana at birth. By putting Dana in the 1500s, Eike's existence would be guaranteed no matter what Hugo did.]]
** Two endings causes a character to be wiped from existance if they come into contact with their past selves. [[spoiler: In one ending, Hugo dies after touching his future self and in an extra ending, Eike knows that the Homunculus came from the Philosopher's Stone, thus he chucks said stone at him to erase him.]]

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** Towards the end of the game, game in a few endings, Hugo threatens to wipe Eike from existence by leaving Margarette in the current time since she's ancestress of Eike and Eike can't exist without her being in her own time. [[spoiler: Except Hugo's plan failed due to Homunculus switching Margarette and Dana at birth. The Margarette from the 1500s is actually Dana from the modern era while the Dana that Eike thinks he knows is Margarette from the 1500s. Ergo, the real Margarette is Eike's ancestress. By putting keeping the real Dana in the 1500s, Eike's existence past, Eike would be guaranteed no matter continue to exist regardless of what Hugo did.happened to "Margarette".]]
** Two endings causes a character to be wiped from existance existence if they come into contact with their past selves. [[spoiler: In one ending, Hugo dies after touching his future self and in an extra ending, Eike knows that the Homunculus came from the Philosopher's Stone, thus he chucks said stone at him to erase him.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Ending C. Oh, God, ''Ending C''.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Ending C. Oh, God, ''Ending C''. Eike appreciates life and the simple things as he lies down in the middle of the street. He gets run over by a drunk driver and dies.]]


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* SplashOfColor: The colors change depending on the time period that Eike travels to; the 1980s have the colors muted, the 1900s is in black and white, and the 1500s is in sepia tone. Eike himself doesn't change colors, making him stand out a lot. [[spoiler: Hugo and Margarette are in sepia tone colors, but they gain normal colors when they time travel to the present.]]
1st May '17 9:10:03 AM Steven
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* RetGone:
** Towards the end of the game, Hugo threatens to wipe Eike from existence by leaving Margarette in the current time since she's ancestress of Eike and Eike can't exist without her being in her own time. [[spoiler: Except Hugo's plan failed due to Homunculus switching Margarette and Dana at birth. By putting Dana in the 1500s, Eike's existence would be guaranteed no matter what Hugo did.]]
** Two endings causes a character to be wiped from existance if they come into contact with their past selves. [[spoiler: In one ending, Hugo dies after touching his future self and in an extra ending, Eike knows that the Homunculus came from the Philosopher's Stone, thus he chucks said stone at him to erase him.]]
25th Mar '17 9:14:23 AM MrGuy
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*** EX 1: Eike gives Wagner the Stone, so that he could save his wife. The story never happened.
*** EX 2: Eike gives Homunculus the stone. [[spoiler:[[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet Poof]]]].

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*** EX 1: Eike gives Wagner the Stone, so that he could save his wife. The [[spoiler:Since Homunculus was never released,]] the story never happened.
happened in the first place.
*** EX 2: Eike gives Homunculus the stone. [[spoiler:[[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet Poof]]]]. Poof]]]].
*** In both endings, [[spoiler:Eike-as-Wagner disappears from existence, replaced by (or possibly reborn as) an unexplained doppelganger or descendant in the present. Instead of being stabbed, a Hugo counterpart accidentally kicks a soccer ball into him.]]
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