History VideoGame / TheWay

15th Nov '16 1:38:24 PM rixion
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* EpisodicGame: The game has six episodes.



* OrwellianRetcon: Instead of having later episodes contradict information from earlier ones, Lun went back and edited the episode in question. Examples include how the headhunter in Episode 1 used be looking for Gaius instead of Jeruh, and Slade reacting a lot differently at the mention of Serena's name in Episode 5.



* RetCon: Instead of having later episodes contradict information from earlier ones, Lun went back and edited the episode in question. Examples include how the headhunter in Episode 1 used be looking for Gaius instead of Jeruh, and Slade reacting a lot differently at the mention of Serena's name in Episode 5.
17th Aug '16 4:20:53 PM rixion
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* ForegoneVictory: The last Plunge duel [[spoiler:between Rhue and the Phantom Slasher]] cannot be lost. However, if Rhue's life points reaches zero (he will start shouting '"Burn me!"') you will get the bad ending.

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* ForegoneVictory: The last Plunge duel [[spoiler:between Rhue and the Phantom Slasher]] cannot be lost. However, if Rhue's life points reaches zero (he will start shouting '"Burn me!"') ''"Burn me!"'') you will get the bad ending.
17th Aug '16 4:19:15 PM rixion
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* ForegoneVictory: The last Plunge duel [[spoiler:between Rhue and the Phantom Slasher]] cannot be lost. However, if Rhue's life points reaches zero (he will start shouting '"Burn me!"') you will get the bad ending.
24th Mar '16 3:52:06 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Serena]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Almost word for word after [[spoiler:Rhue accidentally kills Lexus]].



** [[spoiler:Stoyko]] gets killed near the end of Episode 4, and is never brought up again, and [[spoiler:doesn't even show up in Dream Estrana like most of the characters that the Phantom Slasher has killed]].



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Stoyko] gets killed near the end of Episode 4, and is never brought up again, and [[spoiler:doesn't even show up in Dream Estrana like most of the characters that the Phantom Slasher has killed]].
21st Mar '16 8:43:57 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* AnyoneCanDie: The game has no problems killing important characters. [[DarkerAndEdgier Episode 5]] takes it UpToEleven.

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* AnyoneCanDie: The game has no problems killing important characters. [[DarkerAndEdgier Episode 5]] takes it UpToEleven. By the end of the series, the casualties are [[spoiler:Lexus, Slade, Sorya, Lyrra, Cetsa, Sacrifa, Stoyko, Midian, Alan, Jopaga, Traziun in the normal ending, and even Rhue himself dies in the bad ending]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Traziun stabs himself with the phantom sword to destroy it in the normal ending]].



* RomanceSidequest: The date in Episode 6.

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* RomanceSidequest: The date in Episode 6. It's even necessary to get the Lexus ending.


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* SecondLove: [[spoiler:Lexus]] to Rhue, you can even end the whole series by getting them together.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Stoyko] gets killed near the end of Episode 4, and is never brought up again, and [[spoiler:doesn't even show up in Dream Estrana like most of the characters that the Phantom Slasher has killed]].
20th Jan '16 10:05:55 PM jhonka
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** Kloe points slightly influence the ending.

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** Kloe points slightly influence the ending.ending and several dialogue lines in the later episodes.


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->''Strange, but true?''
3rd Dec '15 4:32:45 PM Adept
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''The Way'' is a [[FreewareGames freeware]], [[IndieGame indie]] [[{{RPG}} role-playing game]] created by Lun Calsari on the [[RPGMaker RPG Maker 2000]]. It consists of six consecutive episodes, the first of which was released in 2002.

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''The Way'' is a [[FreewareGames freeware]], [[IndieGame indie]] [[{{RPG}} role-playing game]] created by Lun Calsari on the [[RPGMaker RPG Maker 2000]].Videogame/RPGMaker 2000. It consists of six consecutive episodes, the first of which was released in 2002.
25th Nov '15 2:40:56 PM rixion
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Also, not to be confused with the [[Film/TheWay film]] with the same title.
18th Mar '15 2:26:02 AM Cozzer
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* CruelMercy: If you defeat [[spoiler:Strata]] at the end of Episode 5, Rhue mocks him and lets him live. However, since the character in question has pretty much spent his entire life being a GloryHound, [[spoiler:being beat by some wanderer with weird clothing he has always considered a worthless weakling]] probably [[BreakTheHaughty did not do well for his sanity]].

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* CruelMercy: If you defeat [[spoiler:Strata]] at the end of Episode 5, Rhue mocks him and lets him live. However, since the character in question has pretty much spent his entire life being a GloryHound, [[spoiler:being beat defeated by some wanderer with weird clothing he has always considered a worthless weakling]] probably [[BreakTheHaughty did not won't do well for his sanity]].



* DownerEnding: The Reaches. [[GainaxEnding Maybe. Sort of.]]
* DramaBomb: Episode 5. The previous episode took a turn for the dark, but... well, let's just put it this way: Episode 5 is called ''Everyone Must Bleed''.

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* DownerEnding: The Reaches.Reaches ending. [[GainaxEnding Maybe. Sort of.]]
* DramaBomb: Episode 5. The previous episode took 4 starts taking a turn for the dark, but... well, let's just put it this way: Episode 5 is called ''Everyone Must Bleed''.



** Sorya points determine if you encounter the character in Episode 6 and whether they join your party.

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** Sorya points determine if you encounter the character in Episode 6 and whether they join your party. Interestingly, [[spoiler:if you have a good enough relationship with her in Episode 4, she ''doesn't'' appear in Episode 6]].
16th Mar '15 4:48:39 AM Cozzer
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* PyrrhicVictory: In what appears to be the canon ending, Rhue finally finds out the truth about Serena. [[spoiler:He also finds out he is just a fabrication of the mind of others and has lost pretty much everyone he has ever cared for. Well, except Kloe, if you have enough of a friendship rating with her.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: In what appears to be the canon ending, Rhue finally finds out the truth about Serena. [[spoiler:He also finds out he his past is just a fabrication of the mind of others and has lost pretty much everyone he has ever cared for. Well, except Kloe, if you have enough of a friendship rating with her.]]



** The [[spoiler:Lexus]] points have the biggest influence on the game, as they can unlock an [[MultipleEndings entirely different ending]] if they're high enough.
** The [[spoiler:Sorya]] points determine if you encounter the character in Episode 6 and whether they join your party.
** The [[spoiler:Kloe]] points slightly influence the ending.
* RetCon: Defied in that instead of having later episodes contradict information from earlier ones, Lun went back and edited the episode in question. Examples include how the headhunter in Episode 1 used be looking for Gaius instead of Jeruh, and Slade reacting a lot differently at the mention of Serena's name in Episode 5.

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** The [[spoiler:Lexus]] Lexus points have the biggest influence on the game, as game: they can unlock an [[MultipleEndings entirely different ending]] if they're high enough.
** The [[spoiler:Sorya]] Sorya points determine if you encounter the character in Episode 6 and whether they join your party.
** The [[spoiler:Kloe]] Kloe points slightly influence the ending.
* RetCon: Defied in that instead Instead of having later episodes contradict information from earlier ones, Lun went back and edited the episode in question. Examples include how the headhunter in Episode 1 used be looking for Gaius instead of Jeruh, and Slade reacting a lot differently at the mention of Serena's name in Episode 5.



* RomanceSidequest: [[spoiler: The date]] in Episode 6.
* RuleOfCool: Having control of [[spoiler:Traziun's storm through the fortress]] is really pretty pointless, the game could have just shown [[spoiler:him killing them all]]. It was mostly there just to show how [[spoiler:Traziun is Awesome Incarnate]].

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* RomanceSidequest: [[spoiler: The date]] date in Episode 6.
* RuleOfCool: Having control of [[spoiler:Traziun's storm through the fortress]] is really pretty pointless, the game could have just shown [[spoiler:him him killing them all]]. all. It was mostly there just to show just how much [[spoiler:Traziun is Awesome Incarnate]].awesome]].



* ScratchDamage

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* ScratchDamageScratchDamage: In Plunges you can't reduce damage dealt by opponents, no matter how much stronger you are than them.



* ShoutOut: On a bookshelf in Episode 6 you can find another [[GameMaker RPG Maker]] game, [=ThreeTheHardWay=].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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On a bookshelf in Episode 6 you can find another [[GameMaker RPG Maker]] game, [=ThreeTheHardWay=].



* SlasherSmile: Rhue has one of these when [[spoiler:he has Midian's personality and is about to kill Jeruh]].

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* SlasherSmile: Rhue has one of these when [[spoiler:he has [[spoiler:he's wearing Midian's personality and is about to kill Jeruh]].



* StockVideoGamePuzzle
* SuperSerum: Jopaga developed one for the Shadow Lord gang in Estrana and got the attention of [[spoiler:the Arastotzi]] because of it, who attempt to steal it.

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* StockVideoGamePuzzle
StockVideoGamePuzzle: You find several of these, even in places where [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they really shouldn't exist]].
* SuperSerum: Jopaga developed one for the Shadow Lord gang in Estrana and got the attention of [[spoiler:the Arastotzi]] because of it, the Arastotzi, who attempt to steal it.



* TakeYourTime

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* TakeYourTimeTakeYourTime: Even in dangerous situations, you can explore as much as you want.



* ThatLiarLies: Played straight by Scatha in Episode 5 with [[spoiler:Cetsa]] on the receiving end, after the latter claims that [[spoiler:she's Serena]].
* ThemeNaming: Subverted. The episode names all rhyme with the previous one...except for the last, "Truth Hides Nothing".

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* ThatLiarLies: Played straight by Scatha in Episode 5 with [[spoiler:Cetsa]] Cetsa on the receiving end, after the latter claims that [[spoiler:she's Serena]].
* ThemeNaming: Subverted. SubvertedTrope: The episode names all rhyme with the previous one...except for the last, "Truth Hides Nothing".



* TrophyWife: Discussed a couple of times. Scatha believes that there is no real love in the world and every man is only after beautiful women as a trophy. Strata is clearly interested in Cetsa for this very reason and [[spoiler:hurts Lyrra deeply when she realizes this]].
* UrbanSegregation: Estrana.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The aforementioned beating.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Being a bad thief and acting like a complete JerkAss during the party in Episode 6 which leads to getting the worst courtroom result with no notch item rewards is the only way to trigger an external event that gives the player a certain notch item that allows access to a hidden skill.
* VolleyingInsults: Rhue's and Slade's Plunge. Damn, [[DeadpanSnarker Slade can trash talk.]]

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* TrophyWife: Discussed a couple of times. TrophyWife:
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Scatha believes that there is no real love in the world and every man is only after beautiful women as a trophy. trophy.
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Strata is clearly interested in Cetsa for this very reason and [[spoiler:hurts Lyrra deeply when she realizes this]].
* UrbanSegregation: Estrana.
Estrana is clearly divided into Upper Estrana and [[WretchedHive Lower Estrana]].
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The aforementioned beating.
In a sidequest in Episode 6, you have to beat up and torture a guy for information.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Being a bad thief and acting like a complete JerkAss during the party in Episode 6 which leads to getting the worst courtroom result with no notch item rewards is the only way to trigger an external event that gives the player a certain notch item that allows access to a hidden skill.
* VolleyingInsults: VolleyingInsults:
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Rhue's and Slade's Plunge. Damn, [[DeadpanSnarker Slade can trash talk.]]talk]].
** Everytime Rhue and Strata talk. In their last fight it happens in a very different way, though.



* WhamLine: The very last line of Episode 5, in which [[spoiler:Gaius tells Rhue that he's the Phantom Slasher]]. It does turn out to be [[MindScrew a lot more complicated than that]], though.

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* WhamLine: The very last line of Episode 5, in which [[spoiler:Gaius tells Rhue that he's the identity of the Phantom Slasher]]. It does turn out to be [[MindScrew a lot more complicated than that]], though.Slasher is revealed.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Citadels and Dippy.
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Lady Patura]] uses all her authority to degrade [[spoiler: Slade]] and break him down, after he refuses her advances.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Citadels Citadels, and Dippy.
Dippy in a very literal way.
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Lady Patura]] Lady Patura uses all her authority to degrade [[spoiler: Slade]] [[spoiler:degrade Slade and break him down, down]], after he refuses her advances.



* WraparoundBackground: This is used in the scenes where characters are running on [[spoiler: what Rhue remembers as]] the Landorin Stretch.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Outer Estrana.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Very, very much. Winning challenges or finding secrets early in the game nets you awards that boost your power forever afterwards. If you do not find these secrets or beat these challenges, however, you're likely to do poorly in the future.

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* WraparoundBackground: This is used in the scenes where characters are running on [[spoiler: what the Landorin Stretch (or [[spoiler:what Rhue remembers as]] the Landorin Stretch.
as it, at least]]).
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Outer Estrana.
Estrana, where the poors and the criminals gather.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Very, very much. Winning challenges or finding secrets early in the game nets you awards that boost your power forever afterwards. If you do not find these secrets or beat these challenges, however, you're likely to do poorly in the future.



* YourCheatingHeart: Lady Patura [[spoiler: and Foreman Ballar.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: Lady Patura [[spoiler: and Foreman Ballar.]][[spoiler:Foreman Ballar]].
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