History VisualNovel / PlumbersDontWearTies

13th Mar '17 11:42:15 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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''Plumbers Don't Wear Ties'' is a rare Western example of the VisualNovel. Released for the 3DO in 1993 by Kirin Entertainment, the game is a [[CoversAlwaysLie self-proclaimed full motion video]] but little more than a slide show of {{random events|Plot}}, featuring "[[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a plumber]], a DaddysGirl, [[CluckingFunny chickens]], [[CityMouse crazed yuppies]], [[BadBoss evil bosses]], {{panda|ingToTheAudience}}s, {{shower scene}}s, [[CoolCar race cars]], [[NaughtyNuns a nun]]".[[note]]¿ʇᴉ ʇǝפ[[/note]]

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''Plumbers Don't Wear Ties'' is a rare Western example of the VisualNovel. Released for the 3DO in 1993 by Kirin Entertainment, Entertainment (in their first [[CreatorKiller and second-to-last release]]), the game is a [[CoversAlwaysLie self-proclaimed full motion video]] but game, as they want you to believe. It's actually little more than a slide show slideshow of {{random events|Plot}}, featuring "[[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a plumber]], a DaddysGirl, [[CluckingFunny chickens]], [[CityMouse crazed yuppies]], [[BadBoss evil bosses]], {{panda|ingToTheAudience}}s, {{shower scene}}s, [[CoolCar race cars]], [[NaughtyNuns a nun]]".[[note]]¿ʇᴉ ʇǝפ[[/note]]



** The so-called "18-rated" scene isn't really that explicit--it only features Thresher pressuring Jane to strip, with language no stronger than "DAMN" (of course). Perhaps they were referring to the scene where the page image comes to play?

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** The so-called "18-rated" scene isn't really that explicit--it only features Thresher pressuring Jane to strip, with language no stronger than "DAMN" (of course). Perhaps they were referring to the scene where the page image comes to play?Jane's suddenly in a dominatrix outfit?
16th Feb '17 5:04:05 PM rjd1922
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* LingerieScene[=/=]OperaGloves: Jane strips herself down to her black bra and panties while wearing black opera gloves. And not only that, but she also takes out her {{whip|ItGood}} and {{hand|yCuffs}}cuffs!

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* LingerieScene[=/=]OperaGloves: LingerieScene: Jane strips herself down to her black bra and panties while wearing black opera gloves. And not only that, but she also takes out her {{whip|ItGood}} and {{hand|yCuffs}}cuffs!
16th Feb '17 4:56:26 PM rjd1922
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* MultipleEndings: This is a rare case when you aren't even ''allowed'' to try a different route than the one the game set up as canon. However, they do have endings (Jane stripping for Thresher to get the job, John and Thresher ending up together, etc.), but they're labeled "failure" for this reason. This is all in stark contrast to what visual novels usually promote(multiple routes, each of which has multiple endings), which is one of many reasons as to why the game is so hated.

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* MultipleEndings: This is a rare case when you aren't even ''allowed'' to try a different route than the one the game set up as canon. However, they do have endings (Jane stripping for Thresher to get the job, John and Thresher ending up together, etc.), but they're labeled "failure" for this reason. This is all in stark contrast to what visual novels usually promote(multiple promote (multiple routes, each of which has multiple endings), which is one of many reasons as to why the game is so hated.
6th Feb '17 6:20:07 AM RobFRules
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* CommanderContrarian: The narrator is ''never'' happy with the choices you make.

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* CommanderContrarian: The narrator is narrators are ''never'' happy with the choices you make.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: The 2nd narrator. Justified, in that she's in a karate get-up.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: The 2nd Wilma, the second narrator. Justified, in that she's in a karate get-up.get-up at first, though she does have shoes on for later costume changes.



* HostileShowTakeover: Another narrator randomly shows up, and beats up the first. He then comes back later with an Uzi.

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* HostileShowTakeover: Another narrator named Wilma randomly shows up, and beats up the first. He then comes back later with an Uzi.
28th Jan '17 12:28:09 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ObviousBeta: The game's atrocious quality speaks volumes of the inexperience of those behind the final product.
27th Dec '16 9:59:14 PM destroyernoah
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[[caption-width-right:275: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis TAKE! YER DAMN! CLOTHES OFF!!!]]]]
9th Dec '16 12:10:53 PM Willbyr
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''Plumbers Don't Wear Ties'' is a rare Western example of the VisualNovel. Released for the 3DO in 1993 by Kirin Entertainment, the game is a [[CoversAlwaysLie self-proclaimed full motion video]] but little more than a slide show of {{random events|Plot}}, featuring "[[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a plumber]], [[DaddysGirl a daddy's girl]], [[CluckingFunny chickens]], [[CityMouse crazed yuppies]], [[BadBoss evil bosses]], {{panda|ingToTheAudience}}s, {{shower scene}}s, [[CoolCar race cars]], [[NaughtyNuns a nun]]".[[note]]¿ʇᴉ ʇǝפ[[/note]]

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''Plumbers Don't Wear Ties'' is a rare Western example of the VisualNovel. Released for the 3DO in 1993 by Kirin Entertainment, the game is a [[CoversAlwaysLie self-proclaimed full motion video]] but little more than a slide show of {{random events|Plot}}, featuring "[[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a plumber]], [[DaddysGirl a daddy's girl]], DaddysGirl, [[CluckingFunny chickens]], [[CityMouse crazed yuppies]], [[BadBoss evil bosses]], {{panda|ingToTheAudience}}s, {{shower scene}}s, [[CoolCar race cars]], [[NaughtyNuns a nun]]".[[note]]¿ʇᴉ ʇǝפ[[/note]]


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12th Nov '16 1:00:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BlackComedyRape: In the "good" ending, a bag lady rapes Thresher as "punishment". John just laughs (poorly) as he and Jane walk off.

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* BlackComedyRape: In the "good" ending, a bag lady rapes Thresher as "punishment"."[[SexualKarma punishment]]". John just laughs (poorly) as he and Jane walk off.



* CommanderContrarian: The narrator is never happy with the choices you make.

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* CommanderContrarian: The narrator is never ''never'' happy with the choices you make.
24th Sep '16 12:17:29 AM cdenton
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** Weirdly enough, you're bound to get this even when you're on the way to the good (and only "real") ending.

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** Weirdly enough, you're bound to get this more than once even when you're on the way to the good (and only "real") ending.
3rd Sep '16 8:51:35 AM Valiona
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The plot involves John (played by Edward J. Foster), a plumber who, to avoid his mother trying to hook him up with someone, falls madly in love with Jane (played by Jeanne "Hollywood" Basone), the first woman he meets in an office parking lot. She's there for a job interview with Thresher (played by Paul Bokor), whose idea of acceptable workplace behavior is clearly very, very far behind the times. He chases her, John steps in to save her, she resists the boss's [[ScarpiaUltimatum indecent proposal]], and they all live happily ever after.

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The plot involves John (played by Edward J. Foster), a plumber who, to avoid his mother trying to hook him up with someone, someone he doesn't like, falls madly in love with Jane (played by Jeanne "Hollywood" Basone), the first woman he meets in an office parking lot. She's there for a job interview with Thresher (played by Paul Bokor), whose idea of acceptable workplace behavior is clearly very, very far behind the times. He chases her, John steps in to save her, she resists the boss's [[ScarpiaUltimatum indecent proposal]], and they all live happily ever after.



* FatBastard: Thresher, who's overweight and quickly shows himself to be a pervert and an unpleasant person.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Thresher's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech may show him to be a misogynistic pervert who hates job seekers, but he's correct when he [[QuitYourWhining says that Jane shouldn't think that she's the only desperate one out there]].



* MultipleEndings: This is a rare case when you aren't even ''allowed'' to try a different route than the one the game set up as canon. However, they do have endings (Jane stripping for Thresher to get the job, John and Thresher ending up together, etc.), but they're labeled "failure" for this reason. This is all in stark contrast to what visual novels usually promote, which is one of many reasons as to why the game is so hated.

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* MultipleEndings: This is a rare case when you aren't even ''allowed'' to try a different route than the one the game set up as canon. However, they do have endings (Jane stripping for Thresher to get the job, John and Thresher ending up together, etc.), but they're labeled "failure" for this reason. This is all in stark contrast to what visual novels usually promote, promote(multiple routes, each of which has multiple endings), which is one of many reasons as to why the game is so hated.



* NeverTrustATitle: ''John wears a tie.'' In his "review", the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) lampshades this, much to his consternation.

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* NeverTrustATitle: ''John wears a tie.'' ''[[note]]Granted, he does complain about it, and is only doing it because his mom makes it[[/note]] In his "review", the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) lampshades this, much to his consternation.


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* ObviouslyEvil: Thresher in the narrator's eyes. If you choose to have him give Jane a job, the narrator will complain about you not noticing how much of a pervert Thresher is.


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* QuitYourWhining: In the "Turn Poor Jane Away" ending, Thresher tells Jane that the rest of the 200 or more applicants for each open position, like her, are "desperate," so she shouldn't think herself special.
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