History YMMV / HouseOfTheDead

29th Dec '15 7:30:07 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Ask ''anyone'' who has endured through The Fool's final attacks.
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** Ask ''anyone'' who has endured through The Fool's final attacks.attack: Jumps at you and you have a very narrow window of time in which to plug an entire clip of shells (6 shots) into its claw, or else you lose one life. [[MultiplayerDifficultySpike It gets worse in a 2-player game]], as the attack now requires ''12'' hits to disable, meaning that if your partner is not reacting fast enough or is just plain goofing off, you'll lose a life along with your partner even though it's not your fault.
29th Dec '15 7:24:58 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate DBR Corporation's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor, something just so contrary not just to the rest of the building, but anything else in the mainline games. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate DBR Corporation's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor, something just so contrary not just to the rest of the building, but to anything else in the mainline games. It's never mentioned why the room is decorated this is the case way and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
29th Dec '15 7:24:24 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate DBR Corporation's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate DBR Corporation's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor.decor, something just so contrary not just to the rest of the building, but anything else in the mainline games. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
29th Dec '15 7:23:16 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate AMS's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate AMS's DBR Corporation's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
29th Dec '15 7:22:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Just before the FinalBoss of ''4'', as you infiltrate AMS's headquarters via the same path traveled in ''2'', you see one room that's since been inexplicably decked out in Japanese decor. It's never mentioned why this is the case and it's never brought up again after you leave it.
3rd Nov '15 8:21:51 AM erforce
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** Don't forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKFpEI7IIY&feature=related Mother]]!

** Pukers in ''OVERKILL'' definitely qualify. More specifically, if they are killed by anything other than a head-shot, they explode. If they are too close to you when they do so, you will take heavy damage. Ironically, if you let them grab you, it's easier to shake them off before they damage you -- which is fatal to them without doing anything to you. The problem is shaking them off while other mutants move in... ** The last boss spawns them, and they break your view -- you can't shake them off, ''and'' you have to give them about five seconds of sustained fire to make sure they're dead for sure. Most of the time, they'll be stunned, then resume barreling towards you. * EnsembleDarkhorse: The Magician. ** Varla Guns. The PS3 version of ''Overkill'' even has two exclusive chapters where you play as her, because people loved her so much on the Wii version.
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** Pukers in ''OVERKILL'' definitely qualify. More specifically, if they are killed by anything other than a head-shot, they explode. If they are too close to you when they do so, you will take heavy damage. Ironically, if you let them grab you, it's easier to shake them off before they damage you -- which is fatal to them without doing anything to you. The problem is shaking them off while other mutants move in... ** The last boss spawns them, and they break your view -- you can't shake them off, ''and'' you have to give them about five seconds of sustained fire to make sure they're dead for sure. Most of the time, they'll be stunned, then resume barreling towards you. * %%* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Magician. ** Varla Guns. The PS3 version of ''Overkill'' even has two exclusive chapters where you play as her, because people loved her so much on the Wii version. Magician.

** ''Overkill'' adds in exploding [[strike:zombies]] mutants, that, if you don't nail with a headshot, will damage you immediately. The last boss spawns them endlessly. * MemeticMutation: Sega and Namco shooter translations seem to feature a running joke of having hostages shout "Don't come!" They've been doing it for years, bless them.
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* MemeticMutation: ** ''Overkill'' adds in exploding [[strike:zombies]] mutants, that, if you don't nail with a headshot, will damage you immediately. The last boss spawns them endlessly. * MemeticMutation: Sega and Namco shooter translations seem to feature a running joke of having hostages shout "Don't come!" They've been doing it for years, bless them.

* {{Narm}}: "The original sin that man is resphaansible to... To protect the loyfe coycle! I have maaaig a creacher to rule over ''maaahn kiiine''! This is tha ''faynl bawdl''! Shoe yourself! Our new ruler, the Empurr!" *followed by the camera pointing at a wall*
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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}: ** "The original sin that man is resphaansible to... To protect the loyfe coycle! I have maaaig a creacher to rule over ''maaahn kiiine''! This is tha ''faynl bawdl''! Shoe yourself! Our new ruler, the Empurr!" *followed by the camera pointing at a wall*

* PlayerPunch: ** [[spoiler:James [[TakingYouWithMe getting hit by one of The Star's finishing attacks]]]] at the end of ''4''[='=]s fifth chapter. [[spoiler:He is seen in several cutscenes in the next chapter limping and having to be physically assisted by Kate.]] ** [[spoiler:Varla's brain transplant and [[BodyHorror her body's subsequent mutation]]]] in the final chapter of ''Overkill''.
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* PlayerPunch: ** PlayerPunch: [[spoiler:James [[TakingYouWithMe getting hit by one of The Star's finishing attacks]]]] at the end of ''4''[='=]s fifth chapter. [[spoiler:He is seen in several cutscenes in the next chapter limping and having to be physically assisted by Kate.]] ** [[spoiler:Varla's brain transplant and [[BodyHorror her body's subsequent mutation]]]] in the final chapter of ''Overkill''.]]

** Then there's more of ''Overkill'', where we have macabre, disgusting bosses like the freaks in the Carnival, the Lobber, and Mother itself. It doesn't help that when she spawns mooks from her... erhm... ''womb'', it looks like she's defecating. [[spoiler:Also Warden Darling kissing his old, withered mother on the lips and Varla after her operation, with Mother's brain sticking out of her head. After the final boss fight, Darling also tries to atone by returning to the womb. Literally.]]

* ThatOneAttack: Ask ''anyone'' who has endured through The Fool's final attacks.
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* ThatOneAttack: ThatOneAttack: ** Ask ''anyone'' who has endured through The Fool's final attacks.
24th Jul '15 6:55:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* NeverLiveItDown: The first two games will forever be remembered for the infamous voice acting, even though they are very playable run-of-the-mill zombie gun games.
22nd Jun '15 8:34:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Squick}}: Fat zombies that can have holes punched in them, incest in ''Overkill'', open beating hearts... there's frequently stuff one shouldn't dwell upon. Some of the water zombies in ''House of the Dead 2'' look like they could be [[TheReturnOfTheLivingDead Tarman's]] clone, and Tarman is rather Squicky to a lot of people.
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* {{Squick}}: Fat zombies that can have holes punched in them, incest in ''Overkill'', open beating hearts... there's frequently stuff one shouldn't dwell upon. Some of the water zombies in ''House of the Dead 2'' look like they could be [[TheReturnOfTheLivingDead [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead Tarman's]] clone, and Tarman is rather Squicky to a lot of people.
11th Jun '15 9:47:54 AM erforce
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Some shots of the protagonists shooting at zombies in the first film were from ''the original game, with an "Insert Coin" message blinking on the screen!'' * SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Don't get us wrong: the direct-to-video sequel is still a 1/2-star flick, but it's more [[SoBadItsGood stupid/fun]] compared to the stupid/bad vibe of its zero-star predecessor. * TheyJustDidntCare: Nowhere does it become more apparent than in the "Funny Version" of the first film, where we see endless scenes of everyone involved in the production screwing around. * VideoGameMoviesSuck: The first film has the dishonor of being the first game series Creator/UweBoll got to butcher.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Some shots of the protagonists shooting at zombies in the first film were from ''the original game, with an "Insert Coin" message blinking on the screen!'' * SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Don't get us wrong: the direct-to-video sequel is still a 1/2-star flick, but it's more [[SoBadItsGood stupid/fun]] compared to the stupid/bad vibe of its zero-star predecessor. * TheyJustDidntCare: Nowhere does it become more apparent than in the "Funny Version" of the first film, where we see endless scenes of everyone involved in the production screwing around. * VideoGameMoviesSuck: The first film has the dishonor of being the first game series Creator/UweBoll got to butcher.
25th May '15 5:27:04 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Don't get us wrong: the direct-to-video sequel is still a one-star flick, but it's more [[SoBadItsGood stupid/fun]] compared to its zero-star predecessor's stupid/bad vibe.
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Don't get us wrong: the direct-to-video sequel is still a one-star 1/2-star flick, but it's more [[SoBadItsGood stupid/fun]] compared to the stupid/bad vibe of its zero-star predecessor's stupid/bad vibe.predecessor.
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