History YMMV / EliteBeatAgents

12th Jul '17 9:56:43 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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** From the [[FinalBoss final stage]]: [[spoiler:"ARE YOU READY?" '''"YEAH!"''' "3, 2, 1, ''GO!''"]]
* NarmCharm: This is Narm Charm: The Game. It's silly, cheesy, and over the top. And it's awesome.

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** From the [[FinalBoss final stage]]: [[spoiler:"ARE YOU READY?" '''"YEAH!"''' '''"OKAY!!"''' "3, 2, 1, ''GO!''"]]
* NarmCharm: This is Narm Charm: The Game. It's silly, cheesy, and over the top. And it's awesome.you will love every minute of it.
29th Jun '17 5:02:16 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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* MemeticMutation: ''You bet, kid!'' [[note]]Hulk's signature catchphrase, said no less than ''five times'' (four if you get the bad ending) over the course of "The Anthem". Naturally, players couldn't resist being drawn to it for being a MostWonderfulSound.[[/note]]
** ''Do not fail'' "You're the Inspiration". [[note]]The aforementioned "You're The Inspiration" is infamous among fans for being one of the most heartbreaking missions in the entire game, [[TearJerker and for]] '''[[TearJerker very]]''' [[TearJerker good reason]]. As such, it's common for players to absolutely '''''refuse''''' to fail that level, just so that Lucy [[VideoGameCaringPotential has a nice Christmas (and gets to see her father one more time)]].[[/note]]

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* MemeticMutation: ''You bet, kid!'' [[note]]Hulk's [[labelnote: Explanation]]Hulk's signature catchphrase, said no less than ''five times'' (four if you get the bad ending) over the course of "The Anthem". Naturally, players couldn't resist being drawn to it for being a MostWonderfulSound.[[/note]]
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** ''Do not fail'' "You're the Inspiration". [[note]]The [[labelnote: Explanation]]The aforementioned "You're The Inspiration" is infamous among fans for being one of the most heartbreaking missions in the entire game, [[TearJerker and for]] '''[[TearJerker very]]''' [[TearJerker good reason]]. As such, it's common for players to absolutely '''''refuse''''' to fail that level, just so that Lucy [[VideoGameCaringPotential has a nice Christmas (and gets to see her father one more time)]].[[/note]][[/labelnote]]
28th Jun '17 4:43:19 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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* MemeticMutation: ''You bet, kid!''
** ''Do not fail'' "You're the Inspiration".

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* MemeticMutation: ''You bet, kid!''
kid!'' [[note]]Hulk's signature catchphrase, said no less than ''five times'' (four if you get the bad ending) over the course of "The Anthem". Naturally, players couldn't resist being drawn to it for being a MostWonderfulSound.[[/note]]
** ''Do not fail'' "You're the Inspiration". [[note]]The aforementioned "You're The Inspiration" is infamous among fans for being one of the most heartbreaking missions in the entire game, [[TearJerker and for]] '''[[TearJerker very]]''' [[TearJerker good reason]]. As such, it's common for players to absolutely '''''refuse''''' to fail that level, just so that Lucy [[VideoGameCaringPotential has a nice Christmas (and gets to see her father one more time)]].[[/note]]



* RootingForTheEmpire: Some of the people the Agents are supposed to be helping come off like they should really be the ''villains'' of the level, like a compulsive gambler who wastes his paycheques and an oil baron who spends all his money on his gold-digger wife, all of whom you're supposed to turn into {{Karma Houdini}}s when their cries for help spring from their habits catching up with them. That's not even getting into level four, which straight-irons Leonardo da Vinci and seems to endorse stalking. Makes you want to throw the level just to see what "should" happen.
* TheScrappy: The oil baron's gold-digging wife who clearly only loves him for his money, and unashamedly pissed away their fortune on herself.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Some of the people the Agents are supposed to be helping come off like they should really be the ''villains'' of the level, like a compulsive gambler who wastes his paycheques paychecks and an oil baron who spends all his money on his gold-digger wife, all of whom you're supposed to turn into {{Karma Houdini}}s when their cries for help spring from their habits catching up with them. That's not even getting into level four, "I Was Born to Love You", which straight-irons Leonardo da Vinci and seems to endorse stalking. Makes you want to throw the level just to see what "should" happen.
* TheScrappy: The oil baron's Colonel Bob's gold-digging wife who clearly only loves him for his money, and unashamedly pissed away their fortune on herself.herself. Never mind that she forces him out on the streets to work his ass off re-making their fortune back during the course of "Let's Dance" and, judging from the splash art you get for the best ending, with the way she's looking at the diamonds, [[AesopAmnesia doesn't appear to have learned a thing]].
28th Jun '17 4:29:09 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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*** Fail "Walkie Talkie Man", and [[spoiler: Don becomes so overwhelmed with taking care of the children that he bails and leaves Jane to contend with them all on her own, ruining her chances to confess her love to him.]]

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*** Fail "Walkie Talkie Man", and [[spoiler: Don becomes so overwhelmed with taking care of the children that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he bails and leaves Jane to contend with them all on her own, own]], ruining her chances to confess her love to him.]]



*** Fail "[=Sk8er=] Boi" and [[spoiler: Jack is arrested by the cops for speeding, with his license likely getting revoked and failing to deliver Linda to the hospital as promised (though it's implied that the cops are gonna get her there regardless, making this a ShaggyDogStory).]]

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*** Fail "[=Sk8er=] Boi" and [[spoiler: Jack is arrested by the cops for speeding, with his license likely getting revoked and failing to deliver Linda to the hospital as promised (though it's implied that the cops are gonna get her there regardless, making this a ShaggyDogStory).]]



*** Fail "September", and [[spoiler: Sophie is called out by her son for lying to him about the weather forecast, leaving her disheartened in the rain.]]

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*** Fail "September", and [[spoiler: Sophie is called out by her son for lying to him about the weather forecast, leaving her disheartened in the rain. This also means that she's fired from her job for flat-out lying to all of her viewers live on air.]]



*** Fail "Material Girl", and [[spoiler: the Carrington Twins are still seen trying to signal for help to no avail, likely to starve to death due to their inability to handle survival outside of their element.]]

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*** Fail "Material Girl", and [[spoiler: the Carrington Twins Sisters are still seen trying to signal for help to no avail, likely to starve to death due to their inability to handle survival outside of their element.]]



*** Failing "You're The Inspiration" [[UpToEleven takes the cake]], though. [[spoiler: Ten years have passed and Lucy is ''still'' waiting for her father, never having learned what happened to him. Her mother suggests that they should move eventually, but Lucy doesn't even know where they would go at this point. The scene ends on a shot of Lucy embracing her old teddy bear in despair, wondering if she would ever see her father again.]] ''[[TearJerker Jesus Christ, Nintendo.]]''

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*** Failing "You're The Inspiration" [[UpToEleven takes the cake]], though. [[spoiler: Ten years have passed and Lucy is ''still'' waiting for her father, never having learned what happened to him. Her mother suggests that they should move eventually, but Lucy doesn't even know where they would go at this point. The scene ends on a shot of Lucy embracing her old teddy bear in despair, wondering if she would ever see her father again.]] ''[[TearJerker ''[[PlayerPunch Jesus Christ, Nintendo.]]''



*** Fail "The Anthem", and [[spoiler: the kid that idolizes Hulk denounces him and abandons him, the giant lava golem continuing to rampage through the amusement park unimpeded.]]

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*** Fail "The Anthem", and [[spoiler: the kid that idolizes Hulk denounces him and abandons him, the giant lava golem continuing to rampage through the amusement park unimpeded.]]
27th Jun '17 3:15:08 PM Pikachu4Prezident
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** '''Every''' DownerEnding you can get if you get a GameOver. Let's count the ways:
*** Fail "Walkie Talkie Man", and [[spoiler: Don becomes so overwhelmed with taking care of the children that he bails and leaves Jane to contend with them all on her own, ruining her chances to confess her love to him.]]
*** Fail "Makes No Difference", and [[spoiler: ''Romancing Meowzilla'' is cancelled, Chris is fired and we get a [[SarcasmMode lovely shot]] of a dejected Chris sitting among the destroyed set of the movie, his dreams of becoming a big name director hopelessly crushed.]]
*** Fail "[=Sk8er=] Boi" and [[spoiler: Jack is arrested by the cops for speeding, with his license likely getting revoked and failing to deliver Linda to the hospital as promised (though it's implied that the cops are gonna get her there regardless, making this a ShaggyDogStory).]]
*** Fail "I Was Born to Love You", and [[spoiler: Leonardo is rejected by Lisa, losing his beauty in the process.]]
*** Fail "Rock This Town, and [[spoiler: the Fullhouse Bandits get clean away with the casino's riches, with Thomas, Angelina and the casino manager tied up, unable to do anything to stop them.]]
*** Fail "Highway Star", and [[spoiler: Sam gives up his search for his home, lamenting how he wishes he were still there.]]
*** Fail "YMCA", and [[spoiler: Captain Brooke is abandoned at sea [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed by his own parrot]], doomed to die alone and penniless.]]
*** Fail "September", and [[spoiler: Sophie is called out by her son for lying to him about the weather forecast, leaving her disheartened in the rain.]]
*** Fail "Chained Heat", and [[spoiler: Ken is captured by the Moo Moo Motors guards and thrown into a jail cell surrounded by doberman guard dogs, [[AdultFear his father likely never seeing his son again]] and losing his business on top of that.]]
*** Fail "Material Girl", and [[spoiler: the Carrington Twins are still seen trying to signal for help to no avail, likely to starve to death due to their inability to handle survival outside of their element.]]
*** Fail "La La", and [[spoiler: Cap White fails in her duties to fight off the numerous Mr. Viruses taking over Bill's system, and Bill is forced to go to the hospital, never to fulfill his dream of winning the gold medal he worked so hard to win.]]
*** Failing "You're The Inspiration" [[UpToEleven takes the cake]], though. [[spoiler: Ten years have passed and Lucy is ''still'' waiting for her father, never having learned what happened to him. Her mother suggests that they should move eventually, but Lucy doesn't even know where they would go at this point. The scene ends on a shot of Lucy embracing her old teddy bear in despair, wondering if she would ever see her father again.]] ''[[TearJerker Jesus Christ, Nintendo.]]''
*** Fail "Let's Dance", and [[spoiler: you get to see Colonel Bob gasping his last, begging for water before he falls still. [[SurpriseCreepy Yes, we get to see him]] '''''[[SurpriseCreepy die on-screen]]''''']].
*** Fail "The Anthem", and [[spoiler: the kid that idolizes Hulk denounces him and abandons him, the giant lava golem continuing to rampage through the amusement park unimpeded.]]
*** Fail "Believe", and [[spoiler: Amanda is forced to give up on her dreams of becoming a Broadway dancer and return to the country.]]
*** Fail "ABC", and [[spoiler: Max is caught by the construction workers and thrown out, leaving Alden to continue wandering through the construction zone and quite possibly to his death.]]
*** Fail "Survivor", and [[spoiler: Jake runs out of peanuts, leaving him vulnerable to zombie attack...which ends in him [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie becoming another one of them]] and snuffing out humanity's last hope against the virus.]]
*** Fail either "Without a Fight" or "Jumpin' Jack Flash", and [[spoiler: the Rhombulon Leader blasts humanity into oblivion, [[TakenForGranite turning everybody to stone]] and killing music once and for all.]]
5th Dec '16 9:56:35 PM Gadjiltron
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** Additionally, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome this]] "E... B... A. E... B... A... E... B... A! E B A! E B A! E-B-A! E-B-A!" may make you tear up. So good that the second ''Ouendan'' game shamelessly copied it. And many ManlyTears were shed.

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** Additionally, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome this]] "E... B... A. E... B... A... E... B... A! E B A! E B A! E-B-A! E-B-A!" may make you tear up. So the beginning of the final level involves the crowd gradually cheering the EBA [[spoiler:to break free of their petrification]], and the building surge of emotion can drive one to tears. The scene was so good that the second ''Ouendan'' game shamelessly copied it. And many ManlyTears were shed.shed.
* ThatOneAttack:
** The final spinner on "The Anthem" in Sweatin' or Hard Rock difficulty appears so suddenly and gives you such a small window of time that you're prone to fail it. Fortunately, it's at the end of the song, meaning that if you've made it this far you're likely to pass the stage anyway, but it can serve as a kick in the nuts to those aiming for a full combo.



** "Canned Heat" is hard on low difficulty levels because it's difficult to hear the rhythm--you're used to tapping on the lyrics, especially after "ABC" and "Material Girl". Canned Heat on "Hard Rock!" gives you the benefit of enough markers to figure out what beat developers wanted you to be tapping.
** "Canned Heat" is indeed a major step up in difficulty on any level. Where as previous songs either have you more or less following the beat or the lyrics, "Canned Heat" is the first level that makes you do both.

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** "Canned Heat" is hard on low difficulty levels because it's difficult to hear its notes switch between lyrics and the rhythm--you're background's off-beat rhythm -- you're used to tapping on the lyrics, especially after "ABC" and "Material Girl". Canned Heat on "Sweatin'" and "Hard Rock!" at least gives you the benefit of enough markers to figure out what beat developers wanted you to be tapping.
** "Canned Heat" is indeed a major step up in difficulty on any level. Where as previous songs either have you more or less following the beat or the lyrics, "Canned Heat" is the first level that makes you do both.
tapping.
18th Nov '16 6:50:22 PM Angeldeb82
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* BestLevelEver: It really depends on which songs you prefer, but if you can get over their difficulty, the top contendants are the two final songs: "Without a Fight" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

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* BestLevelEver: [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Awesome: Video Game Levels]]: It really depends on which songs you prefer, but if you can get over their difficulty, the top contendants are the two final songs: "Without a Fight" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash".



** [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=933052&topic=51148667 This is what happens when fiction and reality collide]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26i8Qkj4BSc "You're the Inspiration"]]. The tears start before the level even begins. Usually, the person in need of assistance screams for help as Commander Kahn watches, and he then turns around to say "Agents are... Go!" to start the mission. Here, Lucy is simply pleading for her father to come back, and Kahn is just... Sitting there, watching her. It's almost as if he's just as heartbroken as the person playing the game. And if you fail the stage... well...

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** [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=933052&topic=51148667 com/boards/933052-elite-beat-agents/51148667 This is what happens when fiction and reality collide]].
collide.]]
** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26i8Qkj4BSc "You're the Inspiration"]]. The tears start before the level even begins. Usually, the person in need of assistance screams for help as Commander Kahn watches, and he then turns around to say "Agents are... Go!" to start the mission. Here, Lucy is simply pleading for her father to come back, and Kahn is just... Sitting there, watching her. It's almost as if he's just as heartbroken as the person playing the game. And if you fail the stage... well...
10th Sep '16 12:01:51 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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** "You're the Inspiration" has several subtle differences from other levels, and, while it does keep the mood from being ruined, it also makes playing the song on higher difficulties far more stressful than it should be. First of all, there's no countdown at the start, giving the player little warning for when the circles start appearing. Second, unlike other levels where the circles' sounds are limited to drums and the occasional brass sting, here the circles can play actual musical notes and several drum sounds in a row, making it hard to discern which noises are coming from the background track and which ones are coming from the circles. While it isn't a big problem in Crusin' and Breezin' difficulties, playing it after the aforementioned "Canned Heat" and "ABC" levels on Sweatin' and Hard Rock is incredibly disorienting.
18th Aug '16 12:50:47 PM ThatBitterTase
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** ''Do not fail'' "You're the Inspiration".
29th Jul '16 2:37:45 AM Gadjiltron
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* ScrappyLevel:
** "Canned Heat" is hard on low difficulty levels because it's difficult to hear the rhythm--you're used to tapping on the lyrics, especially after "ABC" and "Material Girl". Canned Heat on "Hard Rock!" gives you the benefit of enough markers to figure out what beat developers wanted you to be tapping.
** "Canned Heat" is indeed a major step up in difficulty on any level. Where as previous songs either have you more or less following the beat or the lyrics, "Canned Heat" is the first level that makes you do both.
** "ABC", on pretty much any difficulty. If you're going for all-300s on the higher difficulties, the sliders during the "A-B-C! Easy as 1-2-3!" part are pure murder, since to hit the beat right after it (which is across the screen), your reflexes tend toward jumping off the slider a millisecond before the slider actually ''ends'', leading to a 100 (if not an outright combo break). Considering the (mostly) consistent beatspacing, the fact that that beat across the screen is pretty much the very next beat is frustrating for many.
** "Survivor" can be a pretty tough level for the exact same reasons.
** "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is an awesome song but it is extremely painful to play at times. Especially on the last section where it likes to throw lots of spinners at you in ''very'' rapid succession and then almost ''immediately'' switch back to tapping markers. Some could say that this level is ''a lesson in pure hatred and anger''.



* ThatOneLevel: One almost can't ''beat'' "Jumping Jack Flash" without a perfect score.

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* ThatOneLevel: One almost can't ''beat'' "Jumping ThatOneLevel:
** "Canned Heat" is hard on low difficulty levels because it's difficult to hear the rhythm--you're used to tapping on the lyrics, especially after "ABC" and "Material Girl". Canned Heat on "Hard Rock!" gives you the benefit of enough markers to figure out what beat developers wanted you to be tapping.
** "Canned Heat" is indeed a major step up in difficulty on any level. Where as previous songs either have you more or less following the beat or the lyrics, "Canned Heat" is the first level that makes you do both.
** "ABC", on pretty much any difficulty. If you're going for all-300s on the higher difficulties, the sliders during the "A-B-C! Easy as 1-2-3!" part are pure murder, since to hit the beat right after it (which is across the screen), your reflexes tend toward jumping off the slider a millisecond before the slider actually ''ends'', leading to a 100 (if not an outright combo break). Considering the (mostly) consistent beatspacing, the fact that that beat across the screen is pretty much the very next beat is frustrating for many.
** "Survivor" can be a pretty tough level for the exact same reasons.
** "Jumpin'
Jack Flash" without a perfect score.is an awesome song but it is extremely painful to play at times. Especially on the last section where it likes to throw lots of spinners at you in ''very'' rapid succession and then almost ''immediately'' switch back to tapping markers. Some could say that this level is ''a lesson in pure hatred and anger''.
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