History VideoGame / TalesofTheAbyss

26th Oct '16 3:34:37 AM ZuTheSkunk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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]].]]
22nd Oct '16 3:08:06 PM esq263
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MusicalSpoiler: During the scene at the [[spoiler: Akzeriuth passage ring]], if nothing else has so far, the soundtrack playing [[spoiler: Van -- Truth]], a foreboding-sounding melody, gives the player a clue that [[spoiler: Van's]] intentions are definitely not for anyone's benefit.


Added DiffLines:

* RealityEnsues: In most RPGs, the heroes kill mooks, even human ones, without a second thought. Although Luke has no problem killing monsters, the first time he kills a human, he has a HeroicBSOD.
18th Oct '16 8:44:33 AM esq263
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Irony}}: in the Cheagle Woods storyline, when Luke is telling Mieu to breathe fire all over the place, he is warned that Mieu's doing so could cause another forest fire. Luke simply responds that, if that were to happen, it would be all Mieu's fault, disregarding the fact that he (Luke) was giving the orders. At first, this appears to be yet another example of Luke's stupidity and irresponsibility, but It becomes both this trope and a FunnyAneurysmMoment when [[spoiler: Akzeriuth is destroyed]].

to:

* {{Irony}}: in the Cheagle Woods storyline, when Luke is telling Mieu to breathe fire all over the place, he is warned Tear warns him that Mieu's doing so could cause another forest fire. Luke simply responds that, if that were to happen, it would be all Mieu's fault, disregarding the fact that he (Luke) was giving the orders. At first, this appears to be yet another example of Luke's stupidity and irresponsibility, but It becomes both this trope and a FunnyAneurysmMoment when [[spoiler: Akzeriuth is destroyed]].
15th Oct '16 1:33:51 AM jgkitarel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Importantly, it takes the nature of the setting, and shows just what kind of society would evolve due to the fact that a comprehensive prophecy that is ''always right'' exists, completely revolves around it, and takes it very close to its horrifyingly logical conclusion.
14th Jul '16 5:10:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:287:From left to right: [[BadassPrincess Natalia]] [[OverlyLongName L.K.]] [[LethalChef Lanvaldear]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Ion]], [[DeadpanSnarker Jade]] [[ColonelBadass Curtiss]], [[IdiotHero Luke]] [[{{RedHeadedHero}} fon]] [[ShelteredAristocrat Fabre]], [[WhiteMage Tear]] [[FamousAncestor Grants]], [[TeamPet Mieu]], [[NiceGuy Guy]] [[ChickMagnet Cecil]], and [[GoldDigger Anise]] [[TokenMiniMoe Tatlin]].]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:287:From left to right: [[BadassPrincess Natalia]] [[OverlyLongName L.K.]] [[LethalChef Lanvaldear]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Ion]], [[DeadpanSnarker Jade]] [[ColonelBadass Curtiss]], [[IdiotHero Luke]] [[{{RedHeadedHero}} Luke fon]] [[ShelteredAristocrat Fabre]], [[WhiteMage Tear]] [[FamousAncestor Grants]], [[TeamPet Mieu]], [[NiceGuy Guy]] [[ChickMagnet Cecil]], and [[GoldDigger Anise]] [[TokenMiniMoe Tatlin]].]]
8th Jul '16 4:47:18 AM SeraphimSwordmaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FourEyesZeroSoul: Jade Curtiss.

to:

* FourEyesZeroSoul: Deconstructed with Jade Curtiss.Curtiss and twinned with ReluctantPsycho. He doesn't necessarily ''want'' to be a [[MoralSociopathy sociopath]] but he just can't fight the fact that he simply doesn't understand the value of human life.
7th May '16 10:58:42 AM MillaMaxwell
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GodIsGood: [[spoiler: Very much so. Lorelei is a benevolent deity that wants humanity to succeed. Unlike most holy beings in media, he is all but ecstatic when he is made irrelevant, as Luke defying the Score means that humans are ''finally'' independent and don't need him anymore. ]]
14th Mar '16 1:35:45 PM OmegaMetroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AkashicRecords: The Score, which predicts everything from national histories to what an individual person is going to do that day. Additionally, Sync has a Mystic Arte called Akashic Torment.

to:

* AkashicRecords: The Score, which predicts everything from national histories to what an individual person is going to do that day. Additionally, Sync has a Mystic Arte called Akashic Torment.Torment[[labelnote:*]]Which can be seen as {{foreshadowing}} that he's [[spoiler:a [[CloningBlues failed clone]] of Ion, and was likely intended to read the Score in his place]].[[/labelnote]].
8th Mar '16 11:06:38 PM Technicolourtardis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WritersCannotDoMath: Extra stuff you can read in Daath and Baticul will tell you extra information about Auldrant. One of these books will tell you that there are 765 days in a year on Auldrant spread out over 13 months. However, you're also told that twelve of those months have 58 days, and there's one month with 60 days. This makes ''756'' days in a year, not ''765''. 765 could be considered a typo if it weren't Namco's CreatorsThumbprint, as "765" can be read as "na-mu-ko" ("Namco"), making it fall squarely in this trope. Also, the two dates you're given are not possible within the same year, if you try write out the calendar (with or without the unaccounted for nine days)

to:

* WritersCannotDoMath: Extra stuff you can read in Daath and Baticul will tell you extra information about Auldrant. One of these books will tell you that there are 765 days in a year on Auldrant spread out over 13 months. However, you're also told that twelve of those months have 58 days, and there's one month with 60 days. This makes ''756'' days in a year, not ''765''. 765 could be considered a typo if it weren't Namco's CreatorsThumbprint, CreatorThumbprint, as "765" can be read as "na-mu-ko" ("Namco"), making it fall squarely in this trope. Also, the two dates you're given are not possible within the same year, if you try write out the calendar (with or without the unaccounted for nine days)
8th Mar '16 11:04:45 PM Technicolourtardis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WritersCannotDoMath: Extra stuff you can read in Daath and Baticul will tell you extra information about Auldrant. One of these books will tell you that there are 765 days in a year on Auldrant spread out over 13 months. However, you're also told that twelve of those months have 58 days, and there's one month with 60 days. This makes ''756'' days in a year, not ''765''. 765 could be considered a typo if it weren't Namco's CreatorsThumbprint, as "765" can be read as "na-mu-ko" ("Namco"), making it fall squarely in this trope. Also, the two dates you're given are not possible within the same year, if you try write out the calendar (with or without the unaccounted for nine days)
This list shows the last 10 events of 294. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.TalesofTheAbyss