History VideoGame / TalesofTheAbyss

15th Feb '17 4:28:16 AM Ramona122003
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* [[spoiler: CrapsaccharineWorld: Auldrant seriously is one hell of a world as you progress throughout Tales of the Abyss. After the peace of Engeve, you come to learn that an entire nation of people were literally sacrificed to appease an ancient prophecy, the world itself hangs on nothing more than energy pillars to escape the hellish sea of poison and mud that lies below its true surface, you experience the first hand hardships and horrors of war, both gameplay wise AND even storywise, and amongst all of the political and social hardships and issues that plague the world, EVERYONE on this world STILL has to deal with the bloodthirsty monsters and thugs that lurk outside every hamlet. Thankfully, the game helps uplift things to show that it can be a WorldHalfFull.]]

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* [[spoiler: CrapsaccharineWorld: [[spoiler: Auldrant seriously is one hell of a world as you progress throughout Tales of the Abyss. After the peace of Engeve, you come to learn that an entire nation of people were literally sacrificed to appease an ancient prophecy, the world itself hangs on nothing more than energy pillars to escape the hellish sea of poison and mud that lies below its true surface, you experience the first hand hardships and horrors of war, both gameplay wise AND even storywise, and amongst all of the political and social hardships and issues that plague the world, EVERYONE on this world STILL has to deal with the bloodthirsty monsters and thugs that lurk outside every hamlet. Thankfully, the game helps uplift things to show that it can be a WorldHalfFull.]]
14th Feb '17 8:47:40 PM Ramona122003
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* ArtificialBrilliance: The AI can actually use items themselves. Natalia is often seen as wasteful, but her AI ''does'' seem to know never to touch the expensive or rare items. This veers a bit into ArtificialStupdity in that the AI will ask to use an Apple Gel when a Lemon Gel would be better,

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* ArtificialBrilliance: The AI can actually use items themselves. Natalia is often seen as wasteful, but her AI ''does'' seem to know never to touch the expensive or rare items. This veers a bit into ArtificialStupdity ArtificialStupidity in that the AI will ask to use an Apple Gel when a Lemon Gel would be better,
17th Jan '17 11:33:53 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ManChild: Luke, because of his complete amnesia (''complete''--he had to relearn how to ''eat'') seven years ago. He's basically seven years old. Can be seen as a {{Deconstruction}}, as his childish acts eventually piss everybody off before he gets his CharacterDevelopment.

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* ManChild: Luke, because of his complete amnesia (''complete''--he had to relearn how to ''eat'') seven years ago. He's basically seven years old. Can be seen as a {{Deconstruction}}, as his childish acts eventually piss everybody off before he gets his CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler: This is also [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as he actually ''is'' seven as a replica and his amnesia is just him starting as a BlankSlate.]]
17th Jan '17 11:20:37 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Just think Akzeriuth. [[spoiler: Luke had Van's betrayal coming from a mile away.]]

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Just think Akzeriuth. [[spoiler: Luke had Van's betrayal coming from a mile away.]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] when one takes into account [[spoiler: Luke is just seven and looks at Van as his father figure.]]
17th Jan '17 10:46:00 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter: [[spoiler:Luke spends the first portion of the game being a whiny, self-absorbed burden on the party (even if he does hold his own in battle). When his actions result in what amounts to an entire town being massacred, he's uniformly blamed by his party members, and ''continues'' to insist that it wasn't his fault (which is ''technically'' true as he was the "gun" in this situation). To be fair, it kind of is his fault. But to be fairer, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption there's no other way things could have possibly gone for the player]] or, for that matter, for Luke as no one gave him a good enough reason to avoid it (see BrokeAesop for details).]]

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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter: [[spoiler:Luke spends the first portion of the game being a whiny, self-absorbed burden on the party (even if he does hold his own in battle). When his actions result in what amounts to an entire town being massacred, he's uniformly blamed by his party members, and ''continues'' to insist that it wasn't his fault (which is ''technically'' true as he was the "gun" in this situation). To be fair, it kind of is his fault. But to be fairer, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption there's no other way things could have possibly gone for the player]] or, for that matter, for Luke as no one gave him a good enough reason to avoid it (see BrokeAesop BrokenAesop for details).]]
17th Jan '17 10:42:07 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** The wolf matriarch you kill in the beginning of the game. Only because of the required cute creature in your party burning part of the forest down do you even have a reason for killing her.

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** The wolf matriarch Liger Queen you kill in the beginning of the game. Only because of the required cute creature in your party burning part of the forest down do you even have a reason for killing her. [[spoiler: She's also Arietta's "mother" YouBastard.]]
17th Jan '17 10:39:56 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter: [[spoiler:Luke spends a good portion of the game being a whiny, self-absorbed burden on the party (even if he does hold his own in battle). When his actions result in what amounts to an entire town being massacred, he's uniformly blamed by his party members, and ''continues'' to insist that it wasn't his fault. To be fair, it kind of is his fault. But to be fairer, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption there's no other way things could have possibly gone for the player]].]]

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* BlamingTheRailroadedPlayerCharacter: [[spoiler:Luke spends a good the first portion of the game being a whiny, self-absorbed burden on the party (even if he does hold his own in battle). When his actions result in what amounts to an entire town being massacred, he's uniformly blamed by his party members, and ''continues'' to insist that it wasn't his fault.fault (which is ''technically'' true as he was the "gun" in this situation). To be fair, it kind of is his fault. But to be fairer, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption there's no other way things could have possibly gone for the player]].player]] or, for that matter, for Luke as no one gave him a good enough reason to avoid it (see BrokeAesop for details).]]
16th Jan '17 11:08:58 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] was supposed to set in motion a series of events that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms is what kicks off the plot.

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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] was supposed to set in motion a series of events that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms [[spoiler: and creating his own ApocalypseMaiden in the form of TheHero to do so]] is what kicks off the plot.
16th Jan '17 11:03:32 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] was supposed to set in motion a series of events that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms it what kicks off the plot.

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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] was supposed to set in motion a series of events that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms it is what kicks off the plot.
15th Jan '17 11:56:47 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] would set in motion a [[DisasterDominos series of events]] that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms it what kicks off the plot.

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* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] considering that the Score ultimately reveals [[spoiler: the destruction of Akzeriuth]] would was supposed to set in motion a [[DisasterDominos series of events]] events that would result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The BigBad deciding to make it happen on ''his'' terms it what kicks off the plot.
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