History YMMV / RideToHellRetribution

28th May '17 12:52:48 AM RoarkTenjouin
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* WhatAnIdiot: During one point in the game, Jake is confronted with an electrified fence that he needs to get over.
** '''You'd Expect:''' Him to just climb one of the nearby trees and climb over the fence. Or get a shovel and dig under the fence (sure, it would've taken some time, but considering how muscular Jake is, it surely wouldn't have been a problem for him). Or clip some wires. Or drive a car/truck through the fence. Or, worse case scenario, blow up the fence. Surely any of those would allow him to get past the fence without inconviencing anyone else.
** '''Instead:''' Jake's solution is to steal a tanker truck, park it near the power plant, and blow up the tanker truck.
28th Mar '17 2:03:54 AM WarioBarker
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Despite most of the soundtrack consisting of faux-1960's guitar riffs, the opening song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4 Pressure and Time]]" by ''Rival Sons'' is pretty damn good. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfUHTwheWYM&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Two Faced Snarl]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWhEVoPKZY&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Around the Ring]]" are stand out examples as well.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Despite most of the soundtrack consisting of faux-1960's faux-1960s guitar riffs, the opening song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4 Pressure and Time]]" by ''Rival Sons'' is pretty damn good. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfUHTwheWYM&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Two Faced Snarl]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWhEVoPKZY&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Around the Ring]]" are stand out standout examples as well.



* DesignatedHero: Jake in the game [[MoralEventHorizon murders several truckers to steal their truck, runs over two dozen police officers, and kills everyone in a power plant]] [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext just to cause an explosion with the truck to let him jump over an electric fence]].

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* DesignatedHero: Jake in the game [[MoralEventHorizon murders several truckers to steal their truck, runs over two dozen police officers, and kills everyone in a power plant]] [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext just to cause an explosion with the truck to let him jump over an electric fence]].



** The sex scenes, where Jake and his sex partner have completely deadpan facial expressions. And both remain fully clothed. And you thought amateur porn was ''bad''? Buddy, this makes amateur porn look ''professional'' in comparison!

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** The sex scenes, where Jake and his sex partner have completely deadpan facial expressions. And both remain fully clothed. And you thought amateur porn was ''bad''? Buddy, this It's so bad, it makes amateur porn look ''professional'' in comparison!comparison.



** It's not clear if this was a stylistic choice or not - the scenes would show too much nudity if the characters were actually naked, but the developers still added these scenes into the game. A simple FadeToBlack would have sufficed.

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** It's not clear if this was a stylistic choice or not - the scenes would show too much nudity if the characters were actually naked, but the developers still added these scenes into the game. A simple FadeToBlack would have would've sufficed.



** [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=4m54s As ProJared mentions]], spamming the Heavy Attack breaks melee combat in two.
** A rare meta example: shortly after its release, the Steam version went on sale for a whopping ''160% off,'' making it '''''impossible to purchase due to breaking the pricing system.''''' Due to this anomaly, it was pulled from the store entirely; thus this version has lead many to KeepCirculatingTheTapes.

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** [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=4m54s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKucJJeZMwc&t=4m54s As ProJared mentions]], spamming the Heavy Attack breaks melee combat in two.
** A rare meta example: shortly after its release, the Steam version went on sale for a whopping ''160% off,'' off'', making it '''''impossible to purchase due to breaking the pricing system.''''' Due to this anomaly, it was pulled from the store entirely; entirely, thus this version has lead many to KeepCirculatingTheTapes.



** Jake's uncle Mack also deserves a mention: The reason Devil's Hand ganged up on Jake and his brother was that he was wearing his dad's (who was killed by the Devil's Hand) jacket with his old gang logo on it. Since the Devil's Hand were not in any way laying low and Mack was well aware of the bad blood between them, he might have wanted to mention that wearing that jacket could cause trouble.
** The Devil's Hand could have simply killed Mack, Jake, and Mikey after killing their dad; instead they waited twenty five years to kill them, despite living in the same small town and Mike literally having his Dad's logo plastered all over his back.
* InferredHolocaust: Destroying a power plant dam could do even more damage that just shutting down an [[ComplexityAddiction electric fence]]. For example, he could have caused a massive power outage of at least 4 different states including his own which means that there would be many people out there that could potentially revolt against the government due to a massive blackout. Even worse, if the explosion somehow broke through the wall of a dam, there could have been a massive flash flood that could cause the deaths of millions including Jake himself. Jake is very lucky that none of these are discussed otherwise, he would have been targeted as an international terrorist for the perceived sabotage of a dam all for the revenge of his brother.

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** Jake's uncle Mack also deserves a mention: The the reason Devil's Hand ganged up on Jake and his brother was that he was wearing his dad's (who was killed by the Devil's Hand) jacket with his old gang logo on it. Since the Devil's Hand were not in any way laying low and Mack was well aware of the bad blood between them, he might have wanted to mention that wearing that jacket could cause trouble.
** The Devil's Hand could have could've simply killed Mack, Jake, and Mikey after killing their dad; instead dad. Instead, they waited twenty five 25 years to kill them, despite living in the same small town and Mike literally having his Dad's dad's logo plastered all over his back.
* InferredHolocaust: Destroying a power plant dam could do even more damage that than just shutting down an [[ComplexityAddiction electric fence]]. For example, he could have Jake could've caused a massive power outage of at least 4 four different states including his own own, which means that there would be many people out there that could potentially revolt against the government due to a massive blackout. Even worse, if the explosion somehow broke through the wall of a dam, there could have could've been a massive flash flood that could cause the deaths of millions including Jake himself. Jake is very lucky that none of these are discussed otherwise, discussed, otherwise he would have would've been targeted as an international terrorist for the perceived sabotage of a dam all for the revenge of his brother.



** Jake's angry scream. See it for yourself in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVkCly7E5OM&t=7m this video]].

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** Jake's angry scream. See it for yourself in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVkCly7E5OM&t=7m this video]].video.]]



** Every scene in the game where "[[BadBadActing acting]]" is attempted. [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=12m53s This one stands out the most]]
** The animation for the contextual kill where Jake smashes a guy's head against an object is rather "poofy."
** Anytime when the camera zooms up on Jake's face because of his goofy looking facial expressions.
** It's possible to enter a quick time event to dispatch a baddie, which always starts with Jake grunting angrily into the camera; especially narmful if accompanied with total silence as for large sections of the game there's no music playing.

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** Every scene in the game where "[[BadBadActing acting]]" is attempted. [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=12m53s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKucJJeZMwc&t=12m53s This one stands out the most]]
most.]]
** The animation for the contextual kill where Jake smashes a guy's head against an object is rather "poofy."
"poofy".
** Anytime when the camera zooms up on Jake's face because of his goofy looking goofy-looking facial expressions.
** It's possible to enter a quick time quicktime event to dispatch a baddie, which always starts with Jake grunting angrily into the camera; especially narmful if accompanied with total silence silence, as for large sections of the game there's no music playing. playing.



* {{Padding}}: Much of the game could have been shorter if Jake was taking less complicated ways into doing his schemes. One gets the feeling that his ComplexityAddiction is just so the game can have enough content.
* PortingDisaster: The PC port is essentially a straight console emulation, with ''no'' effort put into adapting it to the PC. There are no graphics options (you can't even change the resolution!), you can't rebind the keys, and even the mouse controls are sluggish and unresponsive due to being some kind of gamepad emulation rather than a true mouse solution. And as previously mentioned shortly after its release, the Steam version broke to the improbable discount, leading to its removal.

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* {{Padding}}: Much of the game could have could've been shorter if Jake was taking less complicated ways into doing his schemes. One gets the feeling that his ComplexityAddiction is just so the game can have enough content.
content.
* PortingDisaster: The PC port is essentially a straight console emulation, with ''no'' effort put into adapting it to the PC. There are no graphics options (you can't even change the resolution!), you can't rebind the keys, and even the mouse controls are sluggish and unresponsive due to being some kind of gamepad emulation rather than a true mouse solution. And as previously mentioned mentioned, shortly after its release, release the Steam version broke to the improbable discount, leading to its removal.



* SnarkBait: This game's "success" rides on its reputation - with [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/ride-to-hell-retribution critic scores averaging below twenty and audience scores in the single-digits]], ''Ride to Hell: Retribution'' is considered by many to be a strong contender for the title of ''"Worst Video Game Ever Made."'' The game has faced criticism for every aspect, from the [[UncannyValley bizarre, janky character movements]]; [[CoitusEnsues the random, pointless sex scenes]]; [[ObviousBeta the glitchy, repetitive gameplay]]; and much, ''much'' more.
* SoBadItsGood: Exactly the reason why [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] considered it the game industry's answer to ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
* SpecialEffectFailure: ''[[UpToEleven The whole damn game.]]'' Even worse considering how the game was in DevelopmentHell for 5 years, and that even ''sound effects'' are messed up: there's only one kind of explosion noise, the bike engine is an annoying drone after you get it past 40 miles an hour, and the voice acting is just DullSurprise over and over. AngryJoe claimed that ''[[InsultToRocks sound files available for free on the Internet had better quality than the sound effects in the game]]''!
* UncannyValley: The characters are stiff and inexpressive to the point that they can barely open their mouths - and when they do, they look disturbingly like {{Muppet}}s, sometimes having no visible teeth or tongue. The 'sex' scenes are the best example of just how unnerving the characters in this game are.

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* SnarkBait: This game's "success" rides on its reputation - with [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/ride-to-hell-retribution critic scores averaging below twenty 20 and audience scores in the single-digits]], ''Ride to Hell: Retribution'' is considered by many to be a strong contender for the title of ''"Worst Video Game Ever Made."'' The game has faced criticism for every aspect, from the [[UncannyValley bizarre, janky character movements]]; [[CoitusEnsues the random, pointless sex scenes]]; [[ObviousBeta the glitchy, repetitive gameplay]]; and much, ''much'' more.
more.
* SoBadItsGood: Exactly the reason why [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] considered it the game industry's answer to ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
* SpecialEffectFailure: ''[[UpToEleven The whole damn game.]]'' Even worse considering how the game was in DevelopmentHell for 5 five years, and that even ''sound effects'' are messed up: there's only one kind of explosion noise, the bike engine is an annoying drone after you get it past 40 miles an per hour, and the voice acting is just DullSurprise over and over. AngryJoe claimed that ''[[InsultToRocks sound files available for free on the Internet had better quality than the sound effects in the game]]''!
game]]!''
* UncannyValley: The characters are stiff and inexpressive to the point that they can barely open their mouths - and when they do, they look disturbingly like {{Muppet}}s, sometimes having no visible teeth or tongue. The 'sex' "sex" scenes are the best example of just how unnerving the characters in this game are.



* TheUntwist: Pretty Boy dramatically reveals that [[spoiler:Jake's dad is dead]], which might have had weight if the player was ever given the indication he was alive in the first place.

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* TheUntwist: Pretty Boy dramatically reveals that [[spoiler:Jake's dad is dead]], which might have had weight if the player was ever given the indication he was alive in the first place.place.
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11th Feb '17 9:50:38 AM MyFinalEdits
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Despite most of the soundtrack consisting of faux-1960's guitar riffs, the opening song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4 Pressure and Time]]" by ''Rival Sons'' is pretty damn good. Then again, it's a licensed song from 2 years before the game came out that has nothing to do with the game so it barely even counts.
** Honestly, the soundtrack is probably the only remotely decent part of the game. That's not to say that it redeems the game in any way. If anything, it says more about the incompetence of the game as a whole than the quality of the music.
*** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfUHTwheWYM&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Two Faced Snarl]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWhEVoPKZY&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Around the Ring]]" are stand out examples.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Despite most of the soundtrack consisting of faux-1960's guitar riffs, the opening song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4 Pressure and Time]]" by ''Rival Sons'' is pretty damn good. Then again, it's a licensed song from 2 years before the game came out that has nothing to do with the game so it barely even counts.
** Honestly, the soundtrack is probably the only remotely decent part of the game. That's not to say that it redeems the game in any way. If anything, it says more about the incompetence of the game as a whole than the quality of the music.
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"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfUHTwheWYM&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Two Faced Snarl]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWhEVoPKZY&ab_channel=JohnSanderson-Topic Around the Ring]]" are stand out examples. examples as well.
11th Feb '17 9:49:13 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Every scene in the game where "[[BadBadActing acting]]" is attempted.
*** [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=12m53s This one stands out the most]]

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** Every scene in the game where "[[BadBadActing acting]]" is attempted.
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attempted. [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=12m53s This one stands out the most]]
10th Feb '17 7:48:39 PM pizzasoda66
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*** [[https://youtu.be/tKucJJeZMwc?t=12m53s This one stands out the most]]
7th Jan '17 7:52:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: As WebVideo/ProJared put it:
--> '''Jared''': And during a speech of his, King Dick holds up ''[[{{Squick}} what I hope to God]]'' are his victims' fingers.
22nd Dec '16 8:22:15 AM Jake18
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: While the Devil's Hand are undoubtedly evil, Jake himself doesn't seem much better thanks to his reckless disregard for collateral damage.
18th Dec '16 2:59:05 PM Jake18
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Jake's revenge quest for his brother lost much sympathy over time as he starts murdering innocent people who had nothing to do with the Devil's Hand just to accomplish his revenge quest.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Jake's revenge quest for his brother lost much sympathy becomes less sympathetic over time as he starts murdering innocent people who had nothing to do with the Devil's Hand just to accomplish his revenge quest.
18th Dec '16 2:42:28 PM Jake18
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* InferredHolocaust: Destroying a power plant dam could do even more damage that just shutting down an [[ComplexityAddiction electric fence]]. For example, he could have caused a massive power outage of at least 4 different states including his own which means that there would be many people out there that could potentially revolt against he government due to a massive blackout. Even worse, if the explosion somehow broke through the wall of a dam, there could have been a massive flash flood that could cause the deaths of millions including Jake himself. Jake is very lucky that none of these are discussed otherwise, he would have been targeted as an international terrorist for the perceived sabotage of a dam all for the revenge of his brother.

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* InferredHolocaust: Destroying a power plant dam could do even more damage that just shutting down an [[ComplexityAddiction electric fence]]. For example, he could have caused a massive power outage of at least 4 different states including his own which means that there would be many people out there that could potentially revolt against he the government due to a massive blackout. Even worse, if the explosion somehow broke through the wall of a dam, there could have been a massive flash flood that could cause the deaths of millions including Jake himself. Jake is very lucky that none of these are discussed otherwise, he would have been targeted as an international terrorist for the perceived sabotage of a dam all for the revenge of his brother.
7th Nov '16 6:39:58 AM NolanSBurke
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* UnfortunateImplications: As pointed out by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKucJJeZMwc practically]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1HTKWX15oo everyone]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWxEwdGpIPQ who]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGonA7VmW3U has]] reviewed the game, women are literal trophies that you get to have sex with as a reward for beating up their attackers.

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* UnfortunateImplications: As pointed out by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKucJJeZMwc practically]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1HTKWX15oo everyone]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWxEwdGpIPQ who]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGonA7VmW3U has]] reviewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2bB4aAQS-o reviewed]] the game, women are literal trophies that you get to have sex with as a reward for beating up their attackers.
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