The Demon Rush is a PC RPG made in 2008 by Dragoon Entertainment, A.K.A The D. It is about a conflict between humans and demons called the Demon Rush, which has been going on for three years by the start of the game. However, a new breakthrough may put an end to the war. The city of Tiriad has built the S.S. Pursuit, the first spacecraft created in the Mittu System. This ship may be able to find the power needed to end the war. However, the mission goes awry, leaving two soldiers stranded on a distant planet.The game gained some notoriety when the creator advertised it on the Something Awful forums, selling it for $20. Most Goons who saw the thread felt this was too high, and the price was eventually lowered to $10, and then made free in December of 2010.The game has a cult following thanks to its simplistic graphics and character art, catchy music, and the plot's mixture of familiar JRPG conventions with strange and unexpected twists. Mikwuyma did a live broadcast of the experience, recorded in these twovery long videos. You can download it for yourself here.
The Demon Rush provides examples of the following tropes:
Absurdly High Level Cap: A strange example. While levels cap at 8, it takes many fights to get there, due to the fact that most enemies (including several bosses) give out low amounts of EXP.
Aerith and Bob: On one hand, you've got Cherry Venus, Sect Mawashun, and Brooks Cracktackle. On the other, you've got Jimmy, Joe, and Steve.
Happily Adopted: While Cook very awkwardly introduces Claire as his adopted daughter, Claire makes no indication that she feels her family as being anything but. There is that matter of keeping her original last name, though...
Heel-Face Turn: Tara, who before the turn was better known as Argentia. This is fully cemented when the people she worked for kidnap her entire town and turn her daughter into a monster, whom she has to kill herself.
Hello, Insert Name Here: Though, despite being a computer game, you can't just type it in. You have to select each letter like a console game.
Identical Stranger: Alberto mentions early on how much Claire resembles his dead girlfriend Amy. Also, a likely unintentional example—Thormia's Half-Human Hybrid son Redfast looks exactly like Cherry Venus, down to the same outfit.
In the Blood: At the end of the game, despite having heroic intentions up to that point, Cook could not resist the urge to fuse with the Absolute Siphon. From what little can be gathered from the story, Legend Vipers are Always Chaotic Evil.
Mind Screw: The story can be hard to follow because the game doesn't introduce characters, places or items very well, much of the plot is revealed in exposition rather than on-screen events, and a lot of characters and environments aren't very distinct from one another.
No Budget: Doubly subverted. The game had a budget of around $1,500. Part of that was for a game engine (which ultimately went unused), while the rest was for professional grade music composition software (which was misused).
Odd Name Out: Continuing from Aerith and Bob above, the names of the three Legend Vipers, Physical Gods of the universe, certainly qualify: Legend Viper of Time Diamo, Legend Viper of Fire Thormia, and Legend Viper of Thunder... Steve.
Fragile Speedster: Claire, whose poor stat growth renders her a borderline Joke Character. However, her Poison Dart works on bosses, and, due to their high HP, deals a lot of damage over time. Also, her Extreme mode ability allows her to poison all enemies. Perhaps Lethal Joke Character?
Glass Cannon:Brooks Cracktackle by default has a high attack power, but his other stats are extremely low. Knight (despite wearing full body armor) has high attack and magic stats, but pitiful defense.
Jack of All Stats: Cherry Venus has balanced stat growth and has skills that can deal massive damage, heal, and block attacks.