History VideoGame / Singularity

22nd Aug '17 3:04:47 AM ajbit26
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* CoolButInefficient: The first usable weapon in the game is a badass-looking revolver. However, even fully upgraded, it is almost absolutely useless, despite the weapon's stats and description. With an extremely small ammo maximum, the bizarre low damage, and a slow firing speed, it is considered as garbage the moment you find another weapon to replace it.

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* CoolButInefficient: The first usable weapon in the game is a badass-looking revolver. However, even fully upgraded, it is almost absolutely useless, despite the weapon's stats and description. With an extremely small ammo maximum, the bizarre bizarrely low damage, and a slow firing speed, it is considered as garbage the moment you find another weapon to replace it.



** [[strike: Arguably averted]] Literal example because, well, he's using an external power source and a device that essentially [[strike: amplifies]] ''maxes up'' the power of the TMD.



* GenreShift: Goes from straight up SurvivalHorror in the first level, to a standard FirstPersonShooter near the end of the second, to a Sci-Fi FPS with time travel mechanics the rest of the game.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kathryn]] to keep the soldiers off your back long enough to reach an objective. Also ''[[spoiler: yourself]]'' in the best ending. ''Both'' subverted.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kathryn]] to keep the soldiers off your back long enough to reach an objective. Also ''[[spoiler: yourself]]'' in the best ending. ''Both'' subverted.
22nd Aug '17 2:56:58 AM ajbit26
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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr Demichev.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr Dr. Demichev.



** If you agree to [[spoiler: Barisov's plan to go back in time and kill Renko's past self, then the entire chain of events that led to the ascension of Demichev never happens. Renko is sent back to the beginning of the game, with him and Devlin in a helicopter approaching the abandoned island. Everything to have gone back to normal... at first. Instead of Titan-1, mission control is referred to as Hammer-21; as the second helicopter comes into view, you see it bearing the hammer-and-sickle insignia. As the helicopter you're in completes what turns out to be a routine patrol, it becomes clear that Barisov went on to use the TMD to become leader of the Soviet Union and take over the world.]] This is probably the "good" ending of the lot, as the world doesn't seem to be any worse than it was at the beginning of the game. [[spoiler: In fact, given the potential applications of E-99 and Devlin's reaction to the statue of Barisov wearing the TMD, it may be that the world is actually better off under the latter's benevolent rule.]]

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** If you agree to [[spoiler: Barisov's plan to go back in time and kill Renko's past self, then the entire chain of events that led to the ascension of Demichev never happens. Renko is sent back to the beginning of the game, with him and Devlin in a helicopter approaching the abandoned island. Everything appears to have gone back to normal... at first. Instead of Titan-1, mission control is referred to as Hammer-21; as the second helicopter comes into view, you see it bearing the hammer-and-sickle insignia. As the helicopter you're in completes what turns out to be a routine patrol, it becomes clear that Barisov went on to use the TMD to become leader of the Soviet Union and take over the world.]] This is probably the "good" ending of the lot, as the world doesn't seem to be any worse than it was at the beginning of the game. [[spoiler: In fact, given the potential applications of E-99 and Devlin's reaction to the statue of Barisov wearing the TMD, it may be that the world is actually better off under the latter's benevolent rule.]]
15th Aug '17 5:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: meets Z meets W meets A. As far as gameplay goes, it's sort of a greatest-hits compilation of the best shooters of the previous several years, with elements from everything from ''VideoGame/BioShock'' to ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Thematically, it's ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' plus ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'' with a bit of ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}'' thrown in.
14th Aug '17 8:09:10 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A certain section near the beginning of the game has you crouching to go through a small opening, to get onto a catwalk on the other side of a wall. As soon as you stand up, you get [[JumpScare knocked over from behind by a mutant]] who immediately starts attacking you. Interestingly, you will ''always be attacked from behind'', no matter what direction you're facing as you stand up, even if you're staring at a wall.
11th Jun '17 5:18:00 PM Zuxtron
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Several of the boss or mini-boss mutants you must fight in the game have conspicuous glowing splotches or sacks to shoot in order to kill them. The gigantic boss on the train level is easily the most memorable.



* ForMassiveDamage: Several of the boss or mini-boss mutants you must fight in the game have conspicuous glowing splotches or sacks to shoot in order to kill them. The gigantic boss on the train level is easily the most memorable.
12th May '17 4:08:54 AM Cryoclaste
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** Inside the freighter, there's a hidden room that can only be accessed via a mini-puzzle involving a weapon which fires a controllable, rolling ball of light that can rolling around and even jump. The room contains a [[{{Metroid}} jellyfish-like creature, and a note written by "S.A." which describes the creature as a parasite that latches onto its victims' heads, causes them to go into the fetal position, and roll around curled up in a ball]]. Also inside the room is the message "'''Mother''', my '''brain''' hurts!". Which is also the name of the Achievement you get for finding it.

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** Inside the freighter, there's a hidden room that can only be accessed via a mini-puzzle involving a weapon which fires a controllable, rolling ball of light that can rolling around and even jump. The room contains a [[{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} jellyfish-like creature, and a note written by "S.A." which describes the creature as a parasite that latches onto its victims' heads, causes them to go into the fetal position, and roll around curled up in a ball]]. Also inside the room is the message "'''Mother''', my '''brain''' hurts!". Which is also the name of the Achievement you get for finding it.
26th Mar '17 9:37:58 AM nombretomado
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* RedHerring: Devlin [[spoiler: being voiced by NolanNorth]].

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* RedHerring: Devlin [[spoiler: being voiced by NolanNorth]].Creator/NolanNorth]].
15th May '16 3:47:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: meets Z meets W meets A. As far as gameplay goes, it's sort of a greatest-hits compilation of the best shooters of the previous several years, with elements from everything from ''VideoGame/BioShock'' to ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Thematically, it's ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' plus ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'' with a bit of ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}'' thrown in.

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* XMeetsY: meets Z meets W meets A. As far as gameplay goes, it's sort of a greatest-hits compilation of the best shooters of the previous several years, with elements from everything from ''VideoGame/BioShock'' to ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Thematically, it's ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' plus ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'' with a bit of ''VideoGame/{{Stalker}}'' thrown in.
26th Dec '15 12:46:28 PM Traze
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** [[spoiler: If you TakeAThirdOption and shoot them both, Renko disappears with the TMD while Demichev's empire collapses and turns to infighting. Some years later, the Singularity explodes, devastating everything within a 500 mile radius. The Katorga-12 mutants escape and rampage through mainland Russia, while a mysterious new leader, strongly implied to be Renko, emerges in the former United States.]] This is probably the worst ending of all.

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** [[spoiler: If you TakeAThirdOption and shoot them both, Renko disappears with the TMD while Demichev's empire collapses and turns to infighting. Some years later, the Singularity explodes, devastating everything within a 500 mile radius. The Katorga-12 mutants escape and rampage through mainland Russia, while a mysterious new leader, strongly implied to be Renko, emerges in the former United States.]] This is probably the worst ending of all. [[ICanRuleAlone Or the best,]] YMMV.
15th Dec '15 12:46:45 PM Morgenthaler
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->''[[WrittenByTheWinners Only the victors rewrite the history books...]]''

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->''[[WrittenByTheWinners Only ->''Only the victors rewrite the history books...]]''
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