History YMMV / ETTheExtraTerrestrial

19th Apr '16 2:49:45 PM dmeagher13
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* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.
19th Mar '16 10:18:15 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Ironically, the game seems to have undergone some sort of inverse HypeBacklash in recent years, with people questioning if the infamous "Worst Game Ever" reputation really holds up, with quite a few younger critics pointing out that while the game might not be "stellar", it is just as hard to declare it truly "awful", as it is actually functional enough to play from start to finish without any major glitches. Same critics also point out that while the gameplay might be a bit confusing and abstract without having the manual to consult, it is, once the player actually knows what to do, just sort of tedious and boring rather than infuriatingly bad.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Ironically, the game seems to have undergone some sort of inverse HypeBacklash in recent years, with people questioning if the infamous "Worst Game Ever" reputation really holds up, with quite a few younger critics pointing out that while the game might not be "stellar", it is just as hard to declare it truly "awful", as it is actually functional enough to play from start to finish without any major glitches. Same critics also point out that while the gameplay might admittedly be a bit confusing and abstract without having the manual to consult, it is, once the player actually knows what to do, just sort of tedious and boring rather than infuriatingly bad.
19th Mar '16 10:15:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The {{Trope Maker|s}}.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The {{Trope Maker|s}}.Maker|s}}.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Ironically, the game seems to have undergone some sort of inverse HypeBacklash in recent years, with people questioning if the infamous "Worst Game Ever" reputation really holds up, with quite a few younger critics pointing out that while the game might not be "stellar", it is just as hard to declare it truly "awful", as it is actually functional enough to play from start to finish without any major glitches. Same critics also point out that while the gameplay might be a bit confusing and abstract without having the manual to consult, it is, once the player actually knows what to do, just sort of tedious and boring rather than infuriatingly bad.
19th Feb '16 6:57:43 AM Javertshark13
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: See AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: See AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams.AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams' epic score.
4th Feb '16 7:14:49 AM Berrenta
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.



* MagnumOpus: Beloved enough to be considered as a candidate (one of many) for Steven Spielberg. Spielberg himself has said it's one of his proudest achievements, citing it as being the film he'd most like his kids to watch.
9th Jan '16 5:26:51 PM Virodhi
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* ParvumOpus: One of the contenders for this in Atari's library.
18th Dec '15 6:38:35 AM RogueJedi
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot getting drunk (via his connection to ET) seems a lot harsher knowing the Drew Barrymore, Elliot's sister, would soon have drug problems as a young child.
** Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot getting drunk (via his connection to ET) seems a lot harsher knowing the Drew Barrymore, Elliot's sister, would soon have drug problems as a young child.
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FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.
18th Oct '15 12:34:19 AM jameygamer
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** Elliot's family has an Atari2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983.

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** Elliot's family has an Atari2600 Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983.TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.


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* NeverLiveItDown: Atari's Christmas Rush for the ''E.T.'' game soiled their name to the point where it eventually became impossible for them to fully recover their reputation, especially when the Crash allowed Nintendo to swipe their top spot for themselves (the game also affected the movie's reputation as well.)
* ParvumOpus: One of the contenders for this in Atari's library.
25th Jul '15 4:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* HarsherInHindsight: There's a picture of MichaelJackson with E.T. and he narrated an E.T. Storybook Record. In real life, Michael Jackson's skin turned from brown to white and he looked rather sickly before he died, just like E.T. towards the end of the film.

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* HarsherInHindsight: There's a picture of MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson with E.T. and he narrated an E.T. Storybook Record. In real life, Michael Jackson's skin turned from brown to white and he looked rather sickly before he died, just like E.T. towards the end of the film.
30th May '15 9:24:55 PM NWolfman
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* {{Misblamed}}: For the video game crash of 1982 and subsequent closing of Atari Inc. While certainly a contributing factor, it was not ''the'' reason. It had more to do with a bloated market of [[TheyJustDidntCare far more hackneyed games]] licensed from [[MoneyDearBoy every conceivable copyrighted property]].
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