History Videogame / Suspended

29th Apr '17 4:14:53 PM Angeldeb82
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* RedHerring: Fred, the seventh robot. He's a multipurpose model, which would make him the most useful machine in the room, right? Too bad that one nutty CM completely destroyed him. You can find his body all right, but you’re wasting your time if you try to repair him. [[spoiler: That wire inside him might be of use though.]]

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* RedHerring: Fred, the seventh robot. He's a multipurpose model, which would make him the most useful machine in the room, right? Too bad that one nutty CM Franklin completely destroyed him. You can find his body all right, but you’re wasting your time if you try to repair him. [[spoiler: That wire inside him might be of use though.]]
29th Apr '17 3:46:00 PM Angeldeb82
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* MultipleEndings: Downplayed. [[spoiler:Depending on how well or poorly you did, you could be considered having "a home in the country and an unlimited bank account" or "[[BurnBabyBurn being burned in effigy]]".]]
29th Apr '17 3:29:43 PM Angeldeb82
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* FailsafeFailure: The small informational booklet constantly mentions that nothing can possible go wrong, and as such, leave no real directions behind in case of a failure (and the ones they DO give are either BlatantLies or filled with half-truths). The problem is, you ARE the Failsafe, and when you wake up, you have no directions, your robots are in terrible shape, and the REAL damage has just barely begun. In particular, they never bothered to fix the incredibly helpful multitasking Fred robot [[spoiler:and neither can you.]]

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* FailsafeFailure: The small informational booklet constantly mentions that nothing can possible possibly go wrong, and wrong and, as such, leave leaves no real directions behind in case of a failure (and the ones they DO give are either BlatantLies or filled with half-truths). The problem is, you ARE the Failsafe, and when you wake up, you have no directions, your robots are in terrible shape, and the REAL damage has just barely begun. In particular, they never bothered to fix the incredibly helpful multitasking Fred robot [[spoiler:and neither can you.]]you]].


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* ShoutOut: After you've helped the technicians [[spoiler:fix the pipe leak from the Filtering Computers in the Maintenance Area]], when they return to the Sleep Chamber, they mention playing a game of ''VideoGame/{{Starcross}}'', another Creator/{{Infocom}} game.
28th Apr '17 11:20:20 AM Angeldeb82
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The current CM is suddenly woken by a series of error messages. An earthquake has damaged all three Filtering Computers, causing chaos and death on the surface. The guys that put him in there had no backup plans in case of such a catastrophic failure, leaving the CM to try and fix all three before too much damage occurs. Unfortunately, because he’s still in a tube, he has to mentally control six robots in the facility, each of whom has a very specific function. Even worse, a previous CM went insane and tried to destroy the planet, meaning the public has very little tolerance for this kind of situation. If the death toll gets too high, they’ll be coming down to fix the problem themselves...by shutting you down.

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The current CM is suddenly woken by a series of error messages. An earthquake has damaged all three Filtering Computers, causing chaos and death on the surface. The guys that put him in there had no backup plans in case of such a catastrophic failure, leaving the CM to try and fix all three before too much damage occurs. Unfortunately, because he’s still in a tube, he has to mentally control six robots in the facility, each of whom has a very specific function. Even worse, a previous CM (Gregory Franklin) went insane and tried to destroy the planet, meaning the public has very little tolerance for this kind of situation. If the death toll gets too high, they’ll be coming down to fix the problem themselves...by shutting you down.



* AGodAmI: One of the previous [=CMs=] went this route, and it's made the public a tad unsettled at your existence since then.

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* AGodAmI: One of the previous [=CMs=] [=CMs=], Gregory Franklin, went this route, and it's made the public a tad unsettled at your existence since then.


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* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Poet can be a whiz at this sometimes, making references to Creator/WilliamShakespeare and the ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' series, for example.
22nd Feb '17 8:28:50 PM Angeldeb82
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A TextAdventure, released by Creator/{{Infocom}} in 1983.

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A TextAdventure, [[InteractiveFiction Text Adventure]], released by Creator/{{Infocom}} in 1983.
17th Jan '17 3:46:33 PM Angeldeb82
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* AndIMustScream: "A Cryogenic Nightmare" indeed. You can't see or move. You have five robots that between them ''almost'' make up one complete, functional human. And no way to communicate with the technicians coming to disconnect you.

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* AndIMustScream: "A Cryogenic Nightmare" indeed. You can't see or move. You have five six robots that between them ''almost'' make up one complete, functional human. And no way to communicate with the technicians coming to disconnect you.



* NoEnding: The instant the last computer is fixed, the game exits. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic This represents the CM shutting back down for the rest of his/her stay.]]

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* NoEnding: The instant the last computer is fixed, the game exits. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic [[FauxSymbolism This represents the CM shutting back down for the rest of his/her stay.]]
20th Apr '16 10:21:06 AM Kahran042
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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Rumours that you can repair Fred somehow. You can't. As it says in the hint book, Fred can never be repaired.
15th Jan '16 7:40:02 PM mlsmithca
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* AGodAmI: One of the previous [=CMs=] went this route, and it’s made the public a tad unsettled at your existence since then.
* AndIMustScream: " A Cryogenic Nightmare" indeed. You can't see or move. You have five robots that between them ''almost'' make up one complete, functional human. And no way to communicate with the technicians coming to disconnect you.

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\n* AGodAmI: One of the previous [=CMs=] went this route, and it’s made the public a tad unsettled at your existence since then.\n* AndIMustScream: " A "A Cryogenic Nightmare" indeed. You can't see or move. You have five robots that between them ''almost'' make up one complete, functional human. And no way to communicate with the technicians coming to disconnect you.



* GuideDangIt: You know that map we mentioned back in the {{Feelies}} entry? Well, the game neglects to tell you where the room exits are, which room is which, etc. You know, the things you need to know in order to get anywhere? The game also fails to tell you what each robot does and what commands they’ll respond to. Meaning, if you try to play without the Feelies…good luck.

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* AGodAmI: One of the previous [=CMs=] went this route, and it's made the public a tad unsettled at your existence since then.
* GuideDangIt: You know that map we mentioned back in the {{Feelies}} entry? Well, the game neglects to tell you where the room exits are, which room is which, etc. You know, the things you need to know in order to get anywhere? The game also fails to tell you what each robot does and what commands they’ll respond to. Meaning, if you try to play without the Feelies…good Feelies... good luck.



* LotteryOfDoom: Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery! And your prize is being locked up over twenty miles underground, frozen for five hundred years, while your brain is used to run your entire civilization!

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* LotteryOfDoom: Congratulations! You’ve You've won the lottery! And your prize is being locked up over twenty miles underground, frozen for five hundred years, while your brain is used to run your entire civilization!



* NintendoHard: You have to manage six robots, each of whom see and work differently from the others, while an incredibly unforgiving time limit ticks away. This was rated “Expert” for a reason.

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* NintendoHard: You have to manage six robots, each of whom see and work differently from the others, while an incredibly unforgiving time limit ticks away. This was rated “Expert” "Expert" for a reason.



* RedHerring: Fred, the seventh robot. He’s a multipurpose model, which would make him the most useful machine in the room, right? Too bad that one nutty CM completely destroyed him. You can find his body all right, but you’re wasting your time if you try to repair him. [[spoiler: That wire inside him might be of use though.]]

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* RedHerring: Fred, the seventh robot. He’s He's a multipurpose model, which would make him the most useful machine in the room, right? Too bad that one nutty CM completely destroyed him. You can find his body all right, but you’re wasting your time if you try to repair him. [[spoiler: That wire inside him might be of use though.]]



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You're ''supposed'' to be preventing a planetary apocalypse. But if you prefer, you can just sit back, maybe murder your own robots for fun, and watch the world burn…

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You're ''supposed'' to be preventing a planetary apocalypse. But if you prefer, you can just sit back, maybe murder your own robots for fun, and watch the world burn…burn...
30th Sep '15 10:44:38 AM NTC3
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14th May '15 2:00:44 PM Azaram
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* NightmareFace: The [[http://gallery.guetech.org/suspended_mask/outer-front.jpg original release's box cover]]. That face was 3D molded plastic, and probably sent young children screaming.

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* NightmareFace: The [[http://gallery.guetech.org/suspended_mask/outer-front.jpg original release's box cover]]. That face was 3D molded plastic, and probably sent young children screaming. The eyes are printed on the manual behind the mask, and it makes them follow you.
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