History VideoGame / TheLastExpress

29th Sep '17 1:39:51 PM rjd1922
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* VasquezAlwaysDies: The only females who die in the game (in the good ending) are also the least feminine. [[spoiler: Except Tatiana.]]

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: The only females who die in the game (in the good ending) are also the least feminine. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except Tatiana.]]



* WholePlotReference: To ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', naturally. Apart from taking place on the Orient Express and climaxing in the Balkans, several characters are also homages to suspects from the book, such as Count Obelensky (to Princess Dragomiroff).

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* WholePlotReference: To ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', naturally. Apart from taking place on the Orient Express and climaxing in the Balkans, several characters are also homages to suspects from the book, such as Count Obelensky (to Princess Dragomiroff). Provided the police found Tyler's body on the tracks, Abbot even says he can't believe "a murder on the Orient Express".
9th Jul '17 2:45:13 AM Doug86
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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: Cath and [[spoiler: Tatiana]]. In the first case Cath is innocent in the legal sense; though he must pick up and move Tyler's body, staining his jacket with blood, he did not kill Tyler. In the second case [[spoiler: Tatiana]] is innocent in ''every'' sense, wearing a bloody hand-print from a dying man for days if not weeks, which does not bode well for her sanity.

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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: BloodSplatteredInnocents: Cath and [[spoiler: Tatiana]]. In the first case Cath is innocent in the legal sense; though he must pick up and move Tyler's body, staining his jacket with blood, he did not kill Tyler. In the second case [[spoiler: Tatiana]] is innocent in ''every'' sense, wearing a bloody hand-print from a dying man for days if not weeks, which does not bode well for her sanity.
14th Jun '17 5:09:42 PM Universalist
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14th Jun '17 5:08:48 PM Universalist
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12th Apr '17 2:24:28 PM Gosicrystal
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** The text of the official strategy guide is pretty snarky too.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: At one point, Cath must steal [[spoiler:the Firebird egg]] for Kronos, while also stealing a briefcase full of money from Kronos to show to August Schmidt. While you can lose the spoilered item, have it stolen back, give it to Kronos, or never find it at all, the game takes into account whether or not you also stole the briefcase if Kronos gets the item, and reacts accordingly. What makes this more impressive is that Kronos getting his hands on the item results in a NonstandardGameOver, meaning they thought of all of this for a path that leads to a bad ending.
** Also, meeting August Schmidt for the first time is a scripted event that has to take place. You have to go out of your way to avoid him, but eventually, you'll have no choice but to talk to him, making part of the deal with him about his merchandise.

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* DevelopersForesight:
** The text of the official strategy guide is pretty snarky too.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
At one point, Cath must steal [[spoiler:the Firebird egg]] for Kronos, while also stealing a briefcase full of money from Kronos to show to August Schmidt. While you can lose the spoilered item, have it stolen back, give it to Kronos, or never find it at all, the game takes into account whether or not you also stole the briefcase if Kronos gets the item, and reacts accordingly. What makes this more impressive is that Kronos getting his hands on the item results in a NonstandardGameOver, meaning they thought of all of this for a path that leads to a bad ending.
** Also, meeting Meeting August Schmidt for the first time is a scripted event that has to take place. You have to go out of your way to avoid him, but eventually, you'll have no choice but to talk to him, making part of the deal with him about his merchandise.
11th Apr '17 6:35:57 PM rjd1922
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* AllThereInTheManual: The story works just fine if you don't check, but the official web site ([[http://lastexpress.markmoran.net/ mirror]]) and the official strategy guide have a bit of background on the characters. Playing the game without these just dips you in headfirst.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The story works just fine if you don't check, but the official web site ([[http://lastexpress.([[https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20140215192446/http://lastexpress.markmoran.net/ mirror]]) and the official strategy guide have a bit of background on the characters. Playing the game without these just dips you in headfirst.



* SweetPollyOliver: One of the Black Hand. Nobody's fooled.

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* SweetPollyOliver: One Vesna, one of the Black Hand. Nobody's fooled.
10th Mar '17 7:37:39 PM derpdonkey
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* ActionGirl: Anna, in the second half of the game. SHe pulls her gun on just about every named character left on the train car.

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* ActionGirl: Anna, in the second half of the game. SHe She pulls her gun on just about every named character left on the train car.
5th Mar '17 2:42:36 PM Puterboy1
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* The station at Budapest featured in the game is depicted with railway lines going through instead of terminating like the Keleti, Nyugati and Déli stations in real life.

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* ** The station at Budapest featured in the game is depicted with railway lines going through instead of terminating like the Keleti, Nyugati and Déli stations in real life.



* BoundAndGagged: Robert and Anna after the Slavs take over the train.

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* BoundAndGagged: Robert and Anna after the Slavs Serbs take over the train.



** The text of the official strategy guide is pretty snarky too.



* DuelBoss: All of the games fight scenes are one-on-one, Cath vs. someone else. Notably, Cath is unarmed in all but the last of these fights, and the weapon he uses there is only obtained from the previous boss after Cath [[spoiler:throws the guy off the top of the train]].

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* DuelBoss: All of the games fight scenes are one-on-one, Cath vs. someone else.a member of the four Serbian nationalists. Notably, Cath is unarmed in all but the last of these fights, and the weapon he uses there is only obtained from the previous boss after Cath [[spoiler:throws the guy off the top of the train]].



* GorgeousPeriodDress: Anna first appears wearing one, and Sophie sports one as well.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Anna first appears wearing one, and Sophie sports and Rebecca sport one as well.



** In reality, the Express did run again after the war in 1918.



* NoodleIncident: "Still angry about Cuba." Anna does bring it up early on, but Cath deflects it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:George Abbot, bumbling British businessman... and spy.]]

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* NoodleIncident: "Still angry about Cuba." Anna does bring it up early on, when she is introduced to him by August, but Cath deflects it.
it by saying that he was planning to start a revolution in Mexico.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:George Abbot, bumbling a bumbling, loquacious British businessman... and spy.]]



* StockScream: The Wilhelm can be heard when [[spoiler:Cath tosses one of the Serbian terrorists off the top of the train.]]

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* StockScream: The Wilhelm can be heard when [[spoiler:Cath tosses one of the Serbian terrorists Salko off the top of the train.]]
5th Mar '17 2:35:28 PM Puterboy1
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* ArtisticLicense: In reality, the Orient Express would have been pulled by different locomotives for each country given the railway system and the production team acknowledges this. Ironically, there appear to be two locomotives represented to be the same one; in the computer generated and static art backgrounds, the engine is a 4-4-0 Belgian Dunalastair, which pulled trains like to Oostende-Wein Express, while the rotoscoped scenes which use a model train depict the locomotive as something of a custom made model with a Stephenson valve gear, a large boiler, a short funnel and a smokebox door.
* The station at Budapest featured in the game is depicted with railway lines going through instead of terminating like the Keleti, Nyugati and Déli stations in real life.
27th Feb '17 3:17:42 PM Kalaong
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* BilingualBackfire: The train has English, French, German, Russian, Serbo-Croation and Arabic passengers. Cath is American, but speaks ''[[CunningLinguist four]]'' of those languages. The only one on the train who doesn't assume he is monolingual is the [[NotNowKiddo little kid]] running around who speaks in French.

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* BilingualBackfire: The train has English, French, German, Russian, Serbo-Croation and Arabic passengers. Cath is American, but speaks English, French, German ''[[CunningLinguist four]]'' of those languages.and]]'' Russian, enabling him to eavesdrop as he pleases. The only one on the train who doesn't assume he is monolingual is the [[NotNowKiddo little kid]] running around who speaks in French.
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