History YMMV / PuyoPuyo

22nd May '16 4:58:41 PM Schezoroark
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Not the series proper, but a fangame titled "Magical Stone" is this. It treads the legal gray area for being an arcade-perfect clone of Tsu, but it's a free to download and play game, with the intention of it being brought into eSports territory. Once drama broke out of it being developed with money obtained through RMT (RealMoneyTrade, a.k.a. dirty money), support for the fangame crashed and burned. Even the top Puyo players went on hiatus, citing their support for the fangame tarnished their reputations a bit.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: Not the series proper, but a fangame titled "Magical Stone" is this. It treads the legal gray area for being an arcade-perfect clone of Tsu, but it's a free to download and play game, with the intention of it being brought into eSports territory. Once drama broke out of it being developed with money obtained through RMT (RealMoneyTrade, a.k.a. dirty money), support for the fangame crashed and burned. Even the top Puyo players went on hiatus, citing their support for the fangame tarnished their reputations a bit. Sure the western fans didn't mind it and see it as an accessible way to play Puyo online, but Japan is absolutely frigid about it.
22nd May '16 4:56:09 PM Schezoroark
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Not the series proper, but a fangame titled "Magical Stone" is this. It treads the legal gray area for being an arcade-perfect clone of Tsu, but it's a free to download and play game, with the intention of it being brought into eSports territory. Once drama broke out of it being developed with money obtained through RMT (RealMoneyTrade, a.k.a. dirty money), support for the fangame crashed and burned.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: Not the series proper, but a fangame titled "Magical Stone" is this. It treads the legal gray area for being an arcade-perfect clone of Tsu, but it's a free to download and play game, with the intention of it being brought into eSports territory. Once drama broke out of it being developed with money obtained through RMT (RealMoneyTrade, a.k.a. dirty money), support for the fangame crashed and burned. Even the top Puyo players went on hiatus, citing their support for the fangame tarnished their reputations a bit.
22nd May '16 4:49:48 PM Schezoroark
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Not the series proper, but a fangame titled "Magical Stone" is this. It treads the legal gray area for being an arcade-perfect clone of Tsu, but it's a free to download and play game, with the intention of it being brought into eSports territory. Once drama broke out of it being developed with money obtained through RMT (RealMoneyTrade, a.k.a. dirty money), support for the fangame crashed and burned.
14th Apr '16 6:24:09 AM Siggu
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** Big Bang mode from ''Puyo Puyo Tetris'' can be considered an improved version of ''15th'' and ''20th'''s Endless Fever modes, as matches become significantly shorter - the LifeBar is, at worst, slowly taking damage if players don't create the same amount of nuisance. Compare it with Endless Fever narrowing down to waiting for one player failing to match puyos, which can take a very long time given the prebuilt Fever chains).

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** Big Bang mode from ''Puyo Puyo Tetris'' can be considered an improved version of ''15th'' and ''20th'''s Endless Fever modes, as matches become significantly shorter - the LifeBar life bar is, at worst, slowly taking damage if players don't create the same amount of nuisance. Compare it with Endless Fever narrowing down to waiting for one player failing to match puyos, which can take a very long time given the prebuilt Fever chains).
14th Apr '16 6:23:36 AM Siggu
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: ''Pocket Puyo Puyo~n'', instead of trying to emulate its console counterpart's...unique gameplay traits, [[MissionPackSequel grafted Super Attacks and]] ''[[MissionPackSequel Yon]]'' [[MissionPackSequel aesthetics to its Game Boy Color predecessor]]. Said Super Attacks tend to be more offensive in nature instead of pure {{Comeback Mechanic}}s, and aren't bound to specific characters.

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''Pocket Puyo Puyo~n'', instead of trying to emulate its console counterpart's...unique gameplay traits, [[MissionPackSequel grafted Super Attacks and]] ''[[MissionPackSequel Yon]]'' [[MissionPackSequel aesthetics to its Game Boy Color predecessor]]. Said Super Attacks tend to be more offensive in nature instead of pure {{Comeback Mechanic}}s, and aren't bound to specific characters.


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** There's a minor example in the changes to Fever mode in ''20th Anniversary'', which involved not only returning to the ruleset version used in the first two ''Fever'' games, but also made chaining power in Fever weaker, causing an UnstableEquilibrium.
** Big Bang mode from ''Puyo Puyo Tetris'' can be considered an improved version of ''15th'' and ''20th'''s Endless Fever modes, as matches become significantly shorter - the LifeBar is, at worst, slowly taking damage if players don't create the same amount of nuisance. Compare it with Endless Fever narrowing down to waiting for one player failing to match puyos, which can take a very long time given the prebuilt Fever chains).
3rd Apr '16 11:18:05 PM LtQuattro
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* FandomRivalry: The Puyo fandom takes out much of its frustration regarding the series's minimal western presence on the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, feeling that [[AdoredByTheNetwork Sega America is overly-obsessed with Sonic at the expense of their other properties]]. Also dips into [[FanHater Fan Hating]], with Puyo fans accusing Sonic fans of believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Them]]. (Not helped by a number of Sonic fans that ''do'' express disappointment for non-Sonic Sega announcements.)

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* FandomRivalry: The Puyo fandom takes out much of its frustration regarding the series's minimal western presence on the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, feeling that [[AdoredByTheNetwork Sega America is overly-obsessed with Sonic at the expense of their other properties]]. Also dips into [[FanHater Fan Hating]], with Puyo fans accusing Sonic fans of believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Them]]. (Not helped by a number of Sonic fans that ''do'' express disappointment for non-Sonic Sega announcements.)



** Sometimes, the automatic drop speed becomes so fast that holding down on the [=D-Pad/Joystick=] actually slows your pieces down.



* ReplacementScrappy: Not only are the ''Fever'' characters a subversion, they are an outright inversion to some fans who are unhappy with the attention that Compile-era characters receive.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In a world where the internet is a profoundly vast world, ''Cranky Food Friends'' is getting endless flak for being an unacceptable cheap reskin of ''Puyo Quest''.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In a world where the internet is a profoundly vast world, ''Cranky Food Friends'' is getting received endless flak for being an unacceptable cheap reskin of ''Puyo Quest''.Quest''. The InternetBackdraft might have played a role in the game's relatively swift and silent death.



** Though the game is fairly new and thus has room for improvement, ''Puyo Puyo!! Touch'' is being unfavorably compared to ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest''. A good chunk of the FakeDifficulty has been taken notice by the devs, and were given rebalancing updates to smooth out the difficulty curve and downplay the trope.

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** Though the game is fairly new and thus has room for improvement, Early on, ''Puyo Puyo!! Touch'' is being was unfavorably compared to ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest''. A good chunk of the FakeDifficulty has been taken notice by the devs, and were given rebalancing updates to smooth out the difficulty curve and downplay the trope.
20th Feb '16 4:50:43 PM LtQuattro
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* GameplayDerailment: The lack of any defensive mechanics in the first arcade game and its predecessors means that matches between two moderately-skilled players break down into tests to see who can build the fastest 5-chain and/or who can keep their currently-controlled pair off of the ground the longest; the latter is generally accomplished by ''mashing the rotation button as quickly as humanly possible''.
15th Feb '16 6:23:54 PM Schezoroark
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** Though the game is fairly new and thus has room for improvement, ''Puyo Puyo!! Touch'' is being unfavorably compared to ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest''.

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** Though the game is fairly new and thus has room for improvement, ''Puyo Puyo!! Touch'' is being unfavorably compared to ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest''. A good chunk of the FakeDifficulty has been taken notice by the devs, and were given rebalancing updates to smooth out the difficulty curve and downplay the trope.
15th Feb '16 3:52:11 PM LtQuattro
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pretty much every recurring supporting character has fans. Standouts include Draco, Schezo, Lemres, and Klug.
** Feli and Rider are probably the "purest" examples, neither ever becoming a primary protagonist or antagonist and the latter being prone to [[PutOnABus bus trips]].
** A countless number of characters from ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest'', as well.



* FandomBerserkButton: Mentioning that a ''Puyo Puyo'' game looks like a ripoff of one of its {{Dolled Up Installment}}s will make for some ''very'' unhappy Puyo fans.
* FandomRivalry: The Puyo fandom takes out much of its frustration regarding the series's minimal western presence on the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, feeling that [[AdoredByTheNetwork Sega America is overly-obsessed with Sonic at the expense of their other properties]]. Also dips into [[FanHater Fan Hating]], with Puyo fans accusing Sonic fans of believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Them]]. (Not helped by a number of Sonic fans that ''do'' express disappointment for non-Sonic Sega announcements.)



** Outside of Japan, the arcade game is displaced by ''Mean Bean Machine'' and ''Kirby's Avalanche'', to the point that some perceive the original as a ''ripoff''.

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** Outside of Japan, the arcade game is displaced by ''Mean Bean Machine'' and ''Kirby's Avalanche'', to the point that some perceive the original as a ''ripoff''. As mentioned before, [[FandomBerserkButton fans aren't too happy about it]].



* {{Shipping}}: More than one would ever expect from a puzzle series. Arguably borders on ShippingGoggles at times.

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* {{Shipping}}: More than one would ever expect from a puzzle series. Arguably borders series, arguably bordering on ShippingGoggles at times.times. One very popular ship is Arle x Schezo, running with the {{Fanon}} idea that he really does like Arle and that his [[AccidentalPervert accidental pervertedness]] is actually a recurring series of {{Freudian Slip}}s.
4th Dec '15 7:07:29 AM LtQuattro
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* EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame: You read that right; this trope applies to a ''FallingBlocks'' game! The cast of characters and the wacky situations that they are put in is a major selling point for some. Sega has definitely caught on, with the traditional games increasingly leveraging single-player and ''Quest'' serving as a never-ending stream of new characters.
** ''7'' is also notable in that many love the Transformation redesigns but hate the mechanic that they are tied to.



* PortingDisaster: ''Puyo Puyo'' for the Game Boy. This port, farmed out to Winkysoft of early VideoGame/SuperRobotWars fame, controls like garbage and is essentially unplayable on anything except a Super Game Boy due to lack of color differentiation. (Which, of course, defeats the point of porting it to a handheld in the first place.) Despite facing the same hardware challenges, the Compile-developed ''Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsu'' is a [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Surprisingly Improved Port]].

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* PortingDisaster: ''Puyo Puyo'' for the Game Boy. This port, farmed out to Winkysoft of early VideoGame/SuperRobotWars ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' fame, controls like garbage and is essentially unplayable on anything except a Super Game Boy due to lack of color differentiation. (Which, of course, defeats the point of porting it to a handheld in the first place.) Despite facing the same hardware challenges, the Compile-developed ''Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsu'' is a [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Surprisingly Improved Port]].an infinitely more playable game.



** ''7'', on the other hand, is often seen as a blatant cashgrab. Transformation was hastily cobbled together from two side modes in ''15th Anniversary'', and the game has a fraction of the modes of ''15th'' [[TheyJustDidntCare for no good reason]].

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** ''7'', on the other hand, is often seen as a blatant cashgrab. Transformation was is hastily cobbled together from two side completely incompatible gameplay modes in ''15th Anniversary'', and the game has a fraction of the modes of ''15th'' [[TheyJustDidntCare for no good reason]].



** Mostly subverted with ''Puyo Puyo Quest'' itself. It was initially met with a lot of skepticism, but has since become the most popular topic of conversation in the English fandom.

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** Mostly subverted Zigzagged with ''Puyo Puyo Quest'' itself. It was initially met with a lot of skepticism, but has since become the most popular topic of conversation in the English fandom. However, [[AmericansHateTingle/VideoGames the general disdain for mobile games by western gamers]] definitely crops up at times, and ''Puyo Puyo'' announcement teases invariably attract snarky comments claiming that the announcement will be about ''Quest'' or another mobile game.



* ToughActToFollow: In terms of gameplay rules, Tsu rule has been the competitive standard for ''20 years''. Fever is the only other rule that gets ''any'' sort of attention, and even then it's not that much.

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In terms of gameplay rules, Tsu rule has been the competitive standard for ''20 years''. Fever is the only other rule that gets ''any'' sort of attention, and even then it's not that much.


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** Though the game is fairly new and thus has room for improvement, ''Puyo Puyo!! Touch'' is being unfavorably compared to ''Puyo Puyo!! Quest''.
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