History YMMV / ShadowPresident

22nd Apr '16 8:46:17 PM Doug86
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* GameplayDerailment: Maybe; it is possible to "farm" popularity by intentionally invading other countries that you know you can conquer or by repeatedly performing surgical attacks on "rogue" nations. No matter how dubious the take-over of the nation seems, there is a good chance that you'll gain a boost to your popularity. It's like AlexanderTheGreat becoming president of the USA.

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* GameplayDerailment: Maybe; it is possible to "farm" popularity by intentionally invading other countries that you know you can conquer or by repeatedly performing surgical attacks on "rogue" nations. No matter how dubious the take-over of the nation seems, there is a good chance that you'll gain a boost to your popularity. It's like AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat becoming president of the USA.
7th Feb '15 7:53:40 PM superkeijikun
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* NightmareFuel: There are three ways to lose the game. The first, being voted out of office, isn't scary. The second, getting impeached and having access to [=ShadowNetwork=] revoked, can be pretty startling. The third and final way, being assassinated, can be quite scary as bullet holes and blood splatter the [=ShadowNetwork=] console. The latter two can be particularly jarring if you don't see them coming.
7th Apr '13 1:26:24 PM Austin
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[NukeEm Nuclear strikes]] are probably not the best way to end wars or solve problems, and there is a good chance that you will get nuked too. Note that due to this game being open-ended beyond the goal of "stay popular", this trope depends upon what objective the player has in mind for the game.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There are possibly many examples...
** Invading TheFalklandIslands [[TheFalklandsWar (British Territory)]] and succeeding in conquering it may cause England to execute a [[NukeEm Nuclear Strike]] on the island in desperation.
** Invading and taking over Cuba has a chance of provoking a similar response from SovietRussia.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Some examples...
** You can block trade with anybody at any time; this has the potential of turning an already impoverished country even more so.
** You can act unethically, by backing rebellions in countries and pulling people's strings to make them commit acts of violence ForTheEvulz.
** You can nuke and/or invade anybody (except yourself).
*** You can [[ForTheEvulz Carpet-nuke]] a country into [[NoKillLikeOverKill oblivion]].
*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, for as long as your popularity and infamy will allow.
10th Jun '12 3:26:23 AM Taxipizza
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[NukeEm Nuclear strikes]] are probably not the best way to end wars or solve problems, and there is a good chance that you will get nuked too.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[NukeEm Nuclear strikes]] are probably not the best way to end wars or solve problems, and there is a good chance that you will get nuked too. Note that due to this game being open-ended beyond the goal of "stay popular", this trope depends upon what objective the player has in mind for the game.



* GameBreaker / GameplayDerailment: It is possible to "farm" popular ity by intentionally invading other countries that you know you can conquer. No matter how dubious the take-over of the nation seems, there is a good chance that you'll gain a boost to your popularity. It's like AlexanderTheGreat becoming president of the USA.

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* GameBreaker / GameplayDerailment: It Maybe; it is possible to "farm" popular ity popularity by intentionally invading other countries that you know you can conquer.conquer or by repeatedly performing surgical attacks on "rogue" nations. No matter how dubious the take-over of the nation seems, there is a good chance that you'll gain a boost to your popularity. It's like AlexanderTheGreat becoming president of the USA.
10th Jun '12 3:21:32 AM Taxipizza
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[NukeEm Nuclear strikes]] are probably not the best way to end wars or solve problems, and there is a good chance that you will get nuked too.
14th May '12 12:14:42 AM Taxipizza
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*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, as long as your popularity and infamy will allow.

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*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, for as long as your popularity and infamy will allow.
14th May '12 12:12:49 AM Taxipizza
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*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, as many times as you'd like.

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*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, as many times long as you'd like.your popularity and infamy will allow.
14th May '12 12:11:17 AM Taxipizza
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Some examples...
** You can block trade with anybody at any time; this has the potential of turning an already impoverished country even more so.
** You can act unethically, by backing rebellions in countries and pulling people's strings to make them commit acts of violence ForTheEvulz.
** You can nuke and/or invade anybody (except yourself).
*** You can [[ForTheEvulz Carpet-nuke]] a country into [[NoKillLikeOverKill oblivion]].
*** You can conquer a country, install a new government, and conquer them again, as many times as you'd like.
13th May '12 10:43:13 PM Taxipizza
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** The game's logic [[ArtificialStupidity does not seem sane]] at times. Besides the USSR occasionally picking bizarre target to nuke, sometimes a country decides to figuratively say "what the hell" and nuke a target just because another country did it first. HilarityEnsues as the nuclear powers freak out and start retaliating against one another with nukes and overthrow attempts against each other.
13th May '12 10:37:14 PM Taxipizza
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** If the USA is ever about to be invaded by an opposing army, the game amusingly gives you the option to "be on their side of the conflict". This means that you have a bizarre "option" to invade your-self.
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