History YMMV / SpaceQuest

15th Aug '16 2:41:09 AM darksoul4242
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** The BodyHorror caused by the Pukoid virus is V is as terrifying as it is Squicky. [[spoiler: Pukoid Quirk in particular has a face that ''will'' give you horrible nightmares.]]

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** The BodyHorror caused by the Pukoid virus is infection in V is as terrifying as it is Squicky. [[spoiler: Pukoid Quirk in particular has a face that ''will'' give you horrible nightmares.]]
7th May '16 3:52:45 AM Coolnut
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* HilariousInHindsight: The game parodies many sci-fi works, most notably ''Franchise/StarWars''. And Roger Wilco is a janitor. Come ''Movie/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', guess Finn's former occupation? That's right, a janitor (and, perhaps, not a very good one)

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* HilariousInHindsight: The game parodies many sci-fi works, most notably ''Franchise/StarWars''. And Roger Wilco is a janitor. Come ''Movie/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', guess Finn's former occupation? That's right, a janitor (and, perhaps, not a very good one)
7th May '16 3:51:15 AM Coolnut
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* HilariousInHindsight: The game parodies many sci-fi works, most notably ''Franchise/StarWars''. And Roger Wilco is a janitor. Come ''Movie/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', guess Finn's former occupation? That's right, a janitor (and, perhaps, not a very good one)
18th Jun '15 10:23:57 AM Pinokio
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** ''[[http://www.spacequest.net/archives/sq7/ Space Quest VII: Return to Roman Numerals]]''. ''The Space Quest Collection'' came with a ''Space Quest VII'' demo movie with no gameplay footage. The game was still in [[http://www.wiw.org/~jess/old_sq7.html early development]], planned to be [[PolygonCeiling 3D and multiplayer]].
** Escape Factory's ''[[http://www.spacequest.net/archives/sq7/escapefactory/index.shtml Space Quest]]'', an InNameOnly [[http://www.unseen64.net/tag/escape-factory/ action-adventure]] platformer for PS2/Xbox, starring "Wilger".
9th Jun '15 7:07:50 PM Pinokio
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** ''[[http://www.spacequest.net/archives/sq7/ Space Quest VII: Return to Roman Numerals]]''. ''The Space Quest Collection'' came with a ''Space Quest VII'' demo movie with no gameplay footage. The game was still in [[http://www.wiw.org/~jess/old_sq7.html early development]], planned to be [[PolygonCeiling 3D and multiplayer]].
** Escape Factory's ''[[http://www.spacequest.net/archives/sq7/escapefactory/index.shtml Space Quest]]'', an InNameOnly [[http://www.unseen64.net/tag/escape-factory/ action-adventure]] platformer for PS2/Xbox, starring "Wilger".
29th Mar '15 5:07:17 AM Nevermore2002
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* ThatOneLevel: In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIV'', the Skate-O-Rama scene where you have to escape the sequel police.
** In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestV'', rescuing Cliffy with the EVA pod. Not only you need to locate him first, you must do it quickly before you run out of fuel and oxygen. And don't forget, you also need to return back to the Eureka!
13th Feb '15 1:55:29 PM Antwan
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Roger Wilco. Bumbling, lazy idiot who only manages to succeed through sheer blind luck, or underestimated (though unmotivated) hero who manages to get ahead by using his cunning and resources to save the day? Big Bad Sharpei of Space Quest VI feels it's a bit of both, that Roger is a bumbling idiot but he couldn't have survived the way he has without some degree of genuine capacity.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Roger Wilco. Bumbling, lazy idiot who only manages to succeed through sheer blind luck, or underestimated (though unmotivated) hero who manages to get ahead by using his cunning and resources to save the day? Big Bad Sharpei of Space ''Space Quest VI VI'' feels it's a bit of both, that Roger is a bumbling idiot but he couldn't have survived the way he has without some degree of genuine capacity.



* ThatOneLevel: In ''Space Quest IV'', the Skate-O-Rama scene where you have to escape the sequel police.
** In ''Space Quest V'', rescuing Cliffy with the EVA pod. Not only you need to locate him first, you must do it quickly before you run out of fuel and oxygen. And don't forget, you also need to return back to the Eureka!
* {{Squick}}: In ''Space Quest 6'', how does Roger escape Stellar's body? Why, no other than by flashing his ship's headlight through a large zit on her nose, which then gets popped so that Roger shoots out in a dollop of pus.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Signs all over the place, a lot of them very blatant.
** In the VGA remake of SQ1, the Arcada's archive room is explained to have a CRT monitor. And the data cartridge Roger picks up resembles an 8-track tape.
** The ultra-hi-tech supercomputer in SQ4 (or 12) turns out to have a Macintosh 7.5-ish desktop placed over a Windows 3.1 window.
** There's also the long list of old computer stuff in the Genetix lab of SQ5, including SCSI drives, Base-T network, and a 9000 BD modem.
** And a few more examples in SQ6
*** Roger has to read a CD-based magazine. Those didn't last very long back then.
*** In cyberspace he wanders onto a Windows 3.1 desktop.
*** And the narrator plays this for laughs when describing Roger's bed having an 8-track player, complete with an intentional sound glitch.

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* ThatOneLevel: In ''Space Quest IV'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIV'', the Skate-O-Rama scene where you have to escape the sequel police.
** In ''Space Quest V'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestV'', rescuing Cliffy with the EVA pod. Not only you need to locate him first, you must do it quickly before you run out of fuel and oxygen. And don't forget, you also need to return back to the Eureka!
* {{Squick}}: In ''Space Quest 6'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVI'', how does Roger escape Stellar's body? Why, no other than by flashing his ship's headlight through a large zit on her nose, which then gets popped so that Roger shoots out in a dollop of pus.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Signs all over the place, a lot of them very blatant.
** In the VGA remake of SQ1, the Arcada's archive room is explained to have a CRT monitor. And the data cartridge Roger picks up resembles an 8-track tape.
** The ultra-hi-tech supercomputer in SQ4 (or 12) turns out to have a Macintosh 7.5-ish desktop placed over a Windows 3.1 window.
** There's also the long list of old computer stuff in the Genetix lab of SQ5, including SCSI drives, Base-T network, and a 9000 BD modem.
** And a few more examples in SQ6
*** Roger has to read a CD-based magazine. Those didn't last very long back then.
*** In cyberspace he wanders onto a Windows 3.1 desktop.
*** And the narrator plays this for laughs when describing Roger's bed having an 8-track player, complete with an intentional sound glitch.
pus.
10th Feb '15 3:40:48 AM Antwan
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
--> '''Roger:''' "Djurkwhad is a scaredy-cat! (singsong) Djurkwhad is a scaredy-cat!"



* {{Squick}}: In ''Space Quest 6'', how does Roger escape Stellar's body? Why, no other than by flashing his ship's headlight through a large zit on her nose, which then gets popped so that Roger shoots out in a dollop of pus.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
--> '''Roger:''' "Djurkwhad is a scaredy-cat! (singsong) Djurkwhad is a scaredy-cat!"
30th Jan '15 6:16:03 PM Quietomega
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** After playing through the games, there's an even darker variant of the second theory. Roger is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he is surrounded by a universe that seems to care more for appearances than realities, and is horrified by the ''very notion'' that a mop jockey can save their butts. At least once per game, he could have said "Screw it, not my problem" and no one would have thought any different of him - or even considered it a preferable action to heroics. In the first game, he had a ship and could have gone anywhere. He knew damn well the Sariens had a lot of ways to make him die painfully - he still went after them to destroy the Star Generator. In the third game, he had a ship and a few hundred buckaziods - he didn't have to go rescue the Two Guys. In Space Quest 4, he had a freaking time machine. Why go back to the CrapsackWorld of Space Quest 12 which was even worse than the Sarien ship? Space Quest 5 had Star Con perfectly willing to blow off Beatrice's reports of illegal dumping of toxic sludge and look the other way because their golden boy Quirk was the "hero type" they wanted. It may have been a total fluke that put Roger in the captain's chair of the Eureka, but he managed to win the loyalty of the surly crew (risking his life for theirs more than once), accomplish his missions, blow the lid off the conspiracy, and save the Confederation from the pukoid monster. In the last game, he's busted back down to Janitor. Part of the charges against him were "consorting with a female of higher rank," which is nasty on a couple fronts - no one was bitching when Quirk was trying to force himself on her, and Bea is perfectly capable of making her own choices as to a partner! The admiral that was presiding over the alleged tribunal turned out to be allied with Sharpei later. Speaking of Sharpei, Star Con was all too willing to write off Stellar's highly suspicious alleged death because the wealthy and well-connected Sharpei was considered beyond suspicion or reproach. Worse, no one believed Roger when he tried to tell them something was wrong. Yet, he couldn't let that injustice lie, no matter how badly Star Con wanted it to do so. Given how many times he stepped up, only to get kicked in the teeth, insulted, and hurt ''every time,'' who can blame the guy for being unmotivated or believing he's worth less than the stuff he mops off the floor?

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** After playing through the games, there's an even darker variant of the second theory. Roger is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer, but [[AllTheOtherReindeer he is surrounded by a universe that seems to care more for appearances than realities, and is horrified by the ''very notion'' that a mop jockey can save their butts. butts.]] At least once per game, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he could have said "Screw it, not my problem" and no one would have thought any different of him - or even considered it a preferable action to heroics. heroics.]] In the first game, he had a ship and could have gone anywhere. He knew damn well the Sariens had a lot of ways to make him die painfully - he still went after them to destroy the Star Generator. In the third game, he had a ship and a few hundred buckaziods - he didn't have to go rescue the Two Guys. In Space Quest 4, he had a freaking time machine. Why go back to the CrapsackWorld of Space Quest 12 which was even worse than the Sarien ship? Space Quest 5 had Star Con perfectly willing to blow off Beatrice's reports of illegal dumping of toxic sludge and look the other way because their golden boy Quirk was the "hero type" they wanted. It may have been a total fluke that put Roger in the captain's chair of the Eureka, but he managed to win the loyalty of the surly crew (risking his life for theirs more than once), accomplish his missions, blow the lid off the conspiracy, and save the Confederation from the pukoid monster. In the last game, he's busted back down to Janitor. Part of the charges against him were "consorting with a female of higher rank," which is nasty on a couple fronts - no one was bitching when Quirk was trying to force himself on her, and Bea is perfectly capable of making her own choices as to a partner! [[KangarooCourt The admiral that was presiding over the alleged tribunal turned out to be allied with Sharpei later. later.]] Speaking of Sharpei, Star Con was all too willing to write off Stellar's highly suspicious alleged death because the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections wealthy and well-connected Sharpei was considered beyond suspicion or reproach. reproach.]] Worse, no one believed Roger when he tried to tell them something was wrong. Yet, he couldn't let that injustice lie, no matter how badly Star Con wanted it to do so. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Given how many times he stepped up, only to get kicked in the teeth, insulted, and hurt ''every time,'' who can blame the guy for being unmotivated unmotivated]] or believing he's worth less than the stuff he mops off the floor?
30th Jan '15 6:12:03 PM Quietomega
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: There's a very good argument that Roger is not as dumb as he looks on the aforementioned trope page.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: There's Roger Wilco. Bumbling, lazy idiot who only manages to succeed through sheer blind luck, or underestimated (though unmotivated) hero who manages to get ahead by using his cunning and resources to save the day? Big Bad Sharpei of Space Quest VI feels it's a very good argument bit of both, that Roger is a bumbling idiot but he couldn't have survived the way he has without some degree of genuine capacity.
** After playing through the games, there's an even darker variant of the second theory. Roger is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he is surrounded by a universe that seems to care more for appearances than realities, and is horrified by the ''very notion'' that a mop jockey can save their butts. At least once per game, he could have said "Screw it,
not as dumb as he looks on my problem" and no one would have thought any different of him - or even considered it a preferable action to heroics. In the aforementioned trope page.first game, he had a ship and could have gone anywhere. He knew damn well the Sariens had a lot of ways to make him die painfully - he still went after them to destroy the Star Generator. In the third game, he had a ship and a few hundred buckaziods - he didn't have to go rescue the Two Guys. In Space Quest 4, he had a freaking time machine. Why go back to the CrapsackWorld of Space Quest 12 which was even worse than the Sarien ship? Space Quest 5 had Star Con perfectly willing to blow off Beatrice's reports of illegal dumping of toxic sludge and look the other way because their golden boy Quirk was the "hero type" they wanted. It may have been a total fluke that put Roger in the captain's chair of the Eureka, but he managed to win the loyalty of the surly crew (risking his life for theirs more than once), accomplish his missions, blow the lid off the conspiracy, and save the Confederation from the pukoid monster. In the last game, he's busted back down to Janitor. Part of the charges against him were "consorting with a female of higher rank," which is nasty on a couple fronts - no one was bitching when Quirk was trying to force himself on her, and Bea is perfectly capable of making her own choices as to a partner! The admiral that was presiding over the alleged tribunal turned out to be allied with Sharpei later. Speaking of Sharpei, Star Con was all too willing to write off Stellar's highly suspicious alleged death because the wealthy and well-connected Sharpei was considered beyond suspicion or reproach. Worse, no one believed Roger when he tried to tell them something was wrong. Yet, he couldn't let that injustice lie, no matter how badly Star Con wanted it to do so. Given how many times he stepped up, only to get kicked in the teeth, insulted, and hurt ''every time,'' who can blame the guy for being unmotivated or believing he's worth less than the stuff he mops off the floor?
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