History VideoGame / Terranigma

19th Apr '16 12:24:51 PM Sabrewing
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Known as ''Tenchisouzou'', the original Japanese name of the game, it also got a short {{Manga}} adaptation by the same name.

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Known as ''Tenchisouzou'', ''Tenchisouzou'' (''The Creation of Heaven and Earth''), the original Japanese name of the game, it also got a short {{Manga}} adaptation by the same name.
1st Jan '16 5:09:58 PM jormis29
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The plot practically revolves around this trope. Hell, the game starts off with you opening Pandora's Box. [[spoiler: But near the end it turns out to be [[SubvertedTrope a subversion]]. In fact, not only have you not broken it, you actually... well, look at the next entry.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The plot practically revolves around this trope. Hell, the game starts off with you opening Pandora's Box.PandorasBox. [[spoiler: But near the end it turns out to be [[SubvertedTrope a subversion]]. In fact, not only have you not broken it, you actually... well, look at the next entry.]]
29th Nov '15 2:18:49 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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** If you vote for the correct guy (who is more like a progressive capitalist), then the deadbeat drunkard goes to work for him and actually cleans up his act. If you vote for the deadbeat drunkard, he cleans up his act and creates a communist society...that doesn't develop, and he eventually reverts to drunkardness as the pressure of being in charge becomes too much for him.
22nd Nov '15 7:08:01 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HjqiotvpE&feature=relmfu#t=04m40s In one particular event]], four evil dolls circle Ark singing a Japanese children's nursery rhyme, the last line of which is a clue to which doll is the "real" one that Ark should attack. The dolls' circling is timed so that they stop as soon as the nursery rhyme is finished. Now, to be fair, this is a very tricky thing to translate. There are a few ways one could go about this:

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HjqiotvpE&feature=relmfu#t=04m40s In one particular event]], event,]] four evil dolls circle Ark singing a Japanese children's nursery rhyme, the last line of which is a clue to which doll is the "real" one that Ark should attack. The dolls' circling is timed so that they stop as soon as the nursery rhyme is finished. Now, to be fair, this is a very tricky thing to translate. There are a few ways one could go about this:
5th Nov '15 10:48:39 AM Saurubiker
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An ActionRPG for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem published by [[Creator/SquareEnix Enix]] and developed by Quintet. It is considered to be part of a loose trilogy alongside ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'' and ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', although the three games are not officially tied to each other outside of a few unused localized titles.[[note]]''Illusion of Gaia'' was once planned to be released as ''Soul Blazer: Illusion of Gaia'', while the unreleased US version of ''Terranigma'' was going to be titled ''Illusion of Gaia 2'', a title that is still referenced in-game in ''Terranigma'' (despite ''Illusion of Gaia'' being titled ''Illusion of Time'' in PAL territories).[[/note]]

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An ActionRPG for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem published by [[Creator/SquareEnix Enix]] and developed by Quintet. It is considered to be part of a loose trilogy alongside ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'' and ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', although the three games are not officially tied to each other outside of a few unused localized titles.[[note]]''Illusion of Gaia'' was once planned to be released as ''Soul Blazer: Illusion of Gaia'', while the unreleased US version of ''Terranigma'' was going to be titled ''Illusion of Gaia 2'', a title that is still referenced in-game in ''Terranigma'' (despite ''Illusion of Gaia'' being titled ''Illusion of Time'' in PAL territories).[[/note]]
5th Nov '15 10:46:53 AM Saurubiker
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An ActionRPG for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem published by [[Creator/SquareEnix Enix]] and developed by Quintet as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', which in turn was a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'' which was a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/ActRaiser''. It was in turn Spiritually Succeeded by ''VideoGame/TheGranstreamSaga''. Still with us?

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An ActionRPG for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem published by [[Creator/SquareEnix Enix]] and developed by Quintet as a SpiritualSuccessor Quintet. It is considered to be part of a loose trilogy alongside ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'' and ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', which in turn although the three games are not officially tied to each other outside of a few unused localized titles.[[note]]''Illusion of Gaia'' was a SpiritualSuccessor once planned to ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'' which be released as ''Soul Blazer: Illusion of Gaia'', while the unreleased US version of ''Terranigma'' was a SpiritualSuccessor going to ''VideoGame/ActRaiser''. It was be titled ''Illusion of Gaia 2'', a title that is still referenced in-game in turn Spiritually Succeeded by ''VideoGame/TheGranstreamSaga''. Still with us?
''Terranigma'' (despite ''Illusion of Gaia'' being titled ''Illusion of Time'' in PAL territories).[[/note]]



So similar in play style to its predecessor, ''Terranigma'' has often been confused as, and even referred ''to'' (in-game, no less) as ''Illusion of Gaia 2''. A fantastically enjoyable game, but was generally crippled in sales due to being released very close to the end of the Super Nintendo's life, as well as being released practically everywhere in the world ''[[NoExportForYou except America]]'' due to the bankruptcy of Enix America and not being able find an American publisher due to the Nintendo 64 being ''right'' around the corner (it was already released in North America when ''Terranigma'' was released in Europe). The multiple themes of religion (as you might guess, this game doesn't make any Creationist happy...) and death present in the title probably had a role too.

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So similar in play style to its predecessor, ''Terranigma'' has often been confused as, and even referred ''to'' (in-game, no less) as ''Illusion of Gaia 2''. A fantastically enjoyable game, but was generally crippled in sales due to being released very close to the end of the Super Nintendo's life, NES' lifespan, as well as being released practically everywhere in the world ''[[NoExportForYou except America]]'' due to the bankruptcy of Enix America and not being able find an American publisher due to the Nintendo 64 being ''right'' around the corner (it was already released in North America when ''Terranigma'' was released in Europe). The multiple themes of religion (as you might guess, this game doesn't make any Creationist happy...) and death present in the title probably had a role too.



* BlindIdiotTranslation: Oh, so many examples in this game.
** The aforementioned IllusionOfGaia 2 reference should've said [[MarketBasedTitle Illusion of Time]] 2 (but it does say so in the Spanish version), because the English version of Terranigma only came out in Europe, and not America. The Japanese version uses the actual name for this game ("Tenchi Suzo") in this scene.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HjqiotvpE&feature=relmfu#t=04m40s Another example]]: four evil dolls circle Ark singing a Japanese children's nursery rhyme, the last line of which is a clue to which doll is the "real" one that Ark should attack. The dolls' circling is timed so that they stop as soon as the nursery rhyme is finished. Now, to be fair, this is a very tricky thing to translate. There are a few ways one could go about this:

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Oh, so many examples in this game.
** The aforementioned IllusionOfGaia 2 reference should've said [[MarketBasedTitle Illusion of Time]] 2 (but it does say so in the Spanish version), because the English version of Terranigma only came out in Europe, and not America. The Japanese version uses the actual name for this game ("Tenchi Suzo") in this scene.
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HjqiotvpE&feature=relmfu#t=04m40s Another example]]: In one particular event]], four evil dolls circle Ark singing a Japanese children's nursery rhyme, the last line of which is a clue to which doll is the "real" one that Ark should attack. The dolls' circling is timed so that they stop as soon as the nursery rhyme is finished. Now, to be fair, this is a very tricky thing to translate. There are a few ways one could go about this:
22nd Oct '15 6:20:22 PM nombretomado
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* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: The second form of the Dark Morph, which is probably an intentional ShoutOut to TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast. Also, the first form of the FinalBoss, though it's reflected at an angle rather than straight back.

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* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: The second form of the Dark Morph, which is probably an intentional ShoutOut to TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. Also, the first form of the FinalBoss, though it's reflected at an angle rather than straight back.
2nd Jul '15 6:20:00 AM Ryan914
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* ComicBookTime: The time in Terranigma is much more confusing than Comic Book Time. People and animals are not born but come into existence (when Ark resurrects them or when a town expands). Assuming the game spans hundreds of years, all of the characters are immortal (and not aging [[spoiler: Except Leim]]). Assuming the game spans only a few years, every event (towns developing, [[spoiler: King Henri's invasion of Storkholm]]) takes place incredibly fast and the overworld characters do not have a history prior to their "resurrection".
4th Jun '15 6:42:54 PM Nevareh
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* CityInABottle: Crysta initially has no exit, and no one inside seems aware that there's a [[LethalLavaLand highly inhospitable environment]] ([[ConvectionSchmonvection possibly because it has no impact on the village]]) right beyond the green trees and the river flowing from nowhere to nowhere.


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* SmallSecludedWorld: Crysta, which is initially utterly sealed off not just from the overworld, but the rest of the underworld as well. No one there is even aware of there being an outside of Crysta, and Ark expresses surprise when the Elder opens the way out.
12th May '15 3:41:42 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ForcedLevelGrinding: Mostly because gaining levels increases your power exponentially, and when you're even slightly under-leveled, you won't be able to deal more than a scratch with each hit. Even against common {{Mooks}}.

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* ForcedLevelGrinding: Mostly because gaining levels increases your power exponentially, and when you're even slightly under-leveled, you won't be able to deal more than a scratch with each hit. Even against common {{Mooks}}. Usually, though, the only point where you'll HAVE to do this extensively is [[ThatOneLevel Sylvain Castle]]- and that's largely because of [[ThatOneBoss Bloody Mary]].
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