History Videogame / RadiataStories

9th Jan '18 6:04:47 AM PF
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* YouCantFightFate: What the plot ultimately becomes thanks to the earlier events invloving Jack, Ridley, and Ganz.

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* YouCantFightFate: What the plot ultimately becomes thanks to the earlier events invloving involving Jack, Ridley, and Ganz.
9th Jan '18 6:02:08 AM PF
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Another aspect of the title is that it takes place in real time (albeit with the typical video game compression). While many games incorporate some method of this, ''Radiata Stories'' is one of the few where keeping track of the hour is crucial to gameplay, due to the fact that the majority of "free time" between missions provides only brief snatches where Jack is able to interact with other characters and the like before setting out once more. As a result, this is one of the few games where LevelGrinding is difficult, [[AntiGrinding if not impossible]], to accomplish.

There is a character page now. Character-based tropes should be directed there.

As a last tidbit of info, ''Radiata Stories'' is also notable for its high content of humor despite having a pretty serious story.

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Another aspect of the title is that it takes place in real time (albeit with the typical video game compression). While many games incorporate some method of this, ''Radiata Stories'' is one of the few where keeping track of the hour is crucial to gameplay, due to the fact that the majority of "free time" between missions provides only brief snatches where Jack is able to interact with other characters and the like before setting out once more. As a result, this is one of the few games where LevelGrinding is difficult, [[AntiGrinding if not impossible]], to accomplish.

There is a character page now. Character-based tropes should be directed there.

As a last tidbit of info, ''Radiata Stories''
accomplish. The game is also notable for its high content of humor despite having a pretty serious story.
9th Jan '18 5:58:04 AM PF
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%%%* FunnyAfro: Pinky has one.

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%%%* * FunnyAfro: Pinky Pinky, a manager in the Void Community, has one.



%%%* YouCantFightFate: Most non-humans with regard to humanity. Ridley and Gawain, too.

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%%%* * YouCantFightFate: Most non-humans with regard What the plot ultimately becomes thanks to humanity. Ridley the earlier events invloving Jack, Ridley, and Gawain, too.Ganz.
8th Jan '18 9:39:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* DeathBySex: The fate of any light elf that copulates with a human.

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* DeathBySex: The It is stated that the birth of the Algandars disease was an ancient light elf king marrying a human woman. Thus, it can implied that the fate of any light elf that copulates with a human.human is apparently eternal imprisonment in a leafy cocoon.



* DownerEnding: Given the game has multiple endings, there ''[[RuleOfDrama had]]'' to be one. Although, depending on how you look at it, ''both'' could be considered downer endings. If the player opts to side with the humans, [[spoiler:Ridley dies and Jack leaves Radiata, too shellshocked to stay after all he's been through.]] If the player decides to join the non-humans, [[spoiler:Ridley survives and Ganz, instead, is killed; she and Jack then return to a Radiata that seems to be [[GainaxEnding inexplicably deserted and filled with glowing globs of unknown origin.]]]] The game is [[SequelHook deliberately vague]] about the circumstances of the latter ending, although an actual sequel has not been announced. The most probable explanation is that [[spoiler:it represents Ridley, who is now the awakened Gold Dragon, remaking the world, while still keeping Jack by her side.]]

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* DownerEnding: Given the game has multiple endings, there ''[[RuleOfDrama had]]'' to be one. Although, depending on how you look at it, ''both'' could be considered downer endings. If the player opts to side with the humans, [[spoiler:Ridley dies and Jack leaves Radiata, too shellshocked to stay after all he's been through.]] If the player decides to join the non-humans, [[spoiler:Ridley survives and Ganz, instead, is killed; the one to die; she and Jack then return to a Radiata that seems to be [[GainaxEnding inexplicably deserted and filled with glowing globs of unknown origin.]]]] The game is [[SequelHook deliberately vague]] about the circumstances of the latter ending, although an actual sequel has not been announced. The most probable explanation is that [[spoiler:it represents Ridley, who is now the awakened Gold Dragon, remaking the world, while still keeping Jack by her side.]]



* FunnyAfro: Pinky has one.

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* %%%* FunnyAfro: Pinky has one.



* YouCantFightFate: Most non-humans with regard to humanity. Ridley and Gawain, too.

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* %%%* YouCantFightFate: Most non-humans with regard to humanity. Ridley and Gawain, too.
14th Dec '17 8:50:25 AM theknack101
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* PetTheDog: Despite being a generally horrible person, [[spoiler:at the end of the Human path, Cross sacrifices his life to warn Jack that Lucian is really Aphelion, the Silver Dragon. He could have survived if he had just played dead.]]
5th Dec '17 10:43:06 AM PF
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** Aphelion, [[spoiler:a.k.a. Lord Lucian, the most competent [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] in the game and the only one who really knows what's going on. He's also the FinalBoss of both paths.]] Once again, not a full example because in either route he's not the cause of the conflict. In the human route, the player learns just how [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]] his plan is, while in the non-human route, he's a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.

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** Aphelion, [[spoiler:a.k.a. Lord Lucian, the most competent [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] in the game and the only one who really knows what's going on. He's also the FinalBoss of both paths.]] Once again, not Like the others, he isn't a full example because in either route route, he's not the cause of the conflict. In the human route, the player learns just how [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]] his plan is, while in the non-human route, he's a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the non-human path, [[spoiler:your final battle against Elwen can be won (though winning isn't mandatory) but the fight a little later against Cross is unwinnable. Yet the last fight against Cross near the end of the game is much easier to win than fighting Elwen, and this time he has soldiers backing him up. The only real justification one could make is Jack fights Elwen right at the entrance to the volcano while hes fresh, but fights Cross after having to fight his way through monsters and red orcs.]]

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the non-human path, [[spoiler:your final battle against Elwen can be won (though won, though winning isn't mandatory) mandatory, but the fight a little later against Cross is unwinnable. Yet the last fight against Cross near the end of the game is much easier to win than fighting Elwen, and this time he has soldiers backing him up. The only real justification one could make is Jack fights Elwen right at the entrance to the volcano while hes fresh, but fights Cross after having to fight his way through monsters and red orcs.]]
4th Dec '17 9:54:32 PM MasterN
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As Jack and Ganz try to adjust to their new lives, a series of seemingly unrelated incidents begins to occur. Ridley begins experiencing strange headaches and speaking in a voice that is not her own. The dreaded disease Algandars, said to be the only thing capable of fully killing the immortal elves, makes a reappearance after being gone for centuries. Tensions between the humans and non-humans skyrocket as three particular individuals become prominent in the politics of Radiata: Zane, human-hating leader of the light elves; Lord Lucian, a mysterious courtesan of Radiata Castle who displays frightening [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] capabilities; and Cross Ward, Ridley's {{Jerkass}} [[ArrangedMarriage fiancé]].

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As Jack and Ganz try to adjust to their new lives, a series of seemingly unrelated incidents begins to occur. Ridley begins experiencing strange headaches and speaking in a voice that is not her own. The dreaded disease Algandars, said to be the only thing capable of fully killing the immortal elves, makes a reappearance after being gone for centuries. Tensions between the humans and non-humans skyrocket as [[BigBadEnsemble three particular individuals become prominent in the politics of Radiata: Radiata]]: Zane, human-hating leader of the light elves; Lord Lucian, a mysterious courtesan of Radiata Castle who displays frightening [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] capabilities; and Cross Ward, Ridley's {{Jerkass}} [[ArrangedMarriage fiancé]].



* BigBad: Averted. The main plot is the result of a GambitPileup meeting a [[spoiler:CelestialDeadline]] and there isn't any particular individual or group of individuals who could be considered the main source of conflicts. The most likely suspects are:

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* BigBad: Averted. BigBadEnsemble: The main plot is the result of a GambitPileup meeting a [[spoiler:CelestialDeadline]] and there isn't any particular individual or group of individuals who could be considered the main source of conflicts. The most likely suspects are:
30th Nov '17 3:25:43 AM Ramidel
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Aphelion [[spoiler:does his best to prevent the war from happening and tries to stop it as quickly as possible, as all he wants is to prevent the world from being constantly reset because the system is blatantly in favor of every race except humanity. It's a real shame his plan requires the death of the dragons and Ridley.]] Most non-humans (not Zane) are this in the [[GrayandGreyMorality human route, where they're Jack's enemies]], as it's not difficult to sympathize with their reasons for going to war in the first place.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: WellIntentionedExtremist:
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Aphelion [[spoiler:does his best to prevent the war from happening and tries to stop it as quickly as possible, as all he wants is to prevent the world from being constantly reset because the system is blatantly in favor of every race except humanity. It's a real shame his plan requires the death of the dragons and Ridley.]] ]]
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Most non-humans (not (though not Zane) are this in this. They're [[spoiler: supporting the [[GrayandGreyMorality human route, where they're Jack's enemies]], as it's not difficult genocide of humanity to sympathize with their reasons for going to war in preserve the first place. rest of the races and correct the cosmic imbalance caused when humanity gets out of control]].
30th Nov '17 2:56:44 AM Ramidel
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** Cross, who is mostly to blame for the war igniting when he [[spoiler:slaughters the dwarves]]. He also [[spoiler:was the one who sent the blood orcs to attack the elves, triggering Jack and Ganz's expulsion as well as Ridley's receiving of a transpiritation.]] He doesn't quite fit in that in the human route, he becomes an ally of Jack's - in theory, anyway - and in the non-human route, he [[spoiler:is killed prior to the final confrontation.]]

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** Cross, who is mostly to blame for the war igniting when he [[spoiler:slaughters the dwarves]]. He also [[spoiler:was the one who sent the blood orcs to attack the elves, triggering Jack and Ganz's expulsion as well as Ridley's receiving of a transpiritation.]] He doesn't quite fit in that in the human route, he becomes an ally of Jack's - in theory, anyway - and in the non-human route, he [[spoiler:is killed prior to the final confrontation.]]]] Also, the results of the second event above were largely out of his control.
24th Oct '17 5:23:52 PM theknack101
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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted. Most of Theater Vancoor's members wear helmets that completely cover their face, with you only able to see their faces in their bios, though many of the knights' faces are obscured even without their helmets. And Jack himself can get a couple armors that have helmets, though most do not.
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