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Ambiguous Name: One Game For The Price Of Two get usage counts

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BTW, I just started a YKTTW for Version Exclusive Content which may be able to help clear up some of the mess.
It was already linked, but it was not obvious. This is the last Trope Repair Shop thread for the same trope.

edited 31st Aug '13 3:14:30 PM by MikuruFan

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Locked due to inactivity, it was.
 29 My Final Edits, Thu, 5th Sep '13 10:12:34 PM from Venezuela Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
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Rename to "Two Versions Same Campaign", perhaps?
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What's wrong with this being a marketing trope?

IE something that the P Okemon Games and the Oracle games, and the Megaman Battle Network / Starforce games, the Bomberman MAX games etc. all have in common

This is releasing in two halves simultaneously to encourage people to either buy both, or buy one and connect with someone who has the other in order to unlock the full potential of either.

Then what becomes necesarry to fit and not be misuse is

  • Simultaneous release - if they come out one after the other is more episodic
  • Same or similar names, or same title with different subtitle
  • Something core to the game design (either in terms of gameplay or narrative) that is limited by not connecting both
  • Version exclusive content

Other things that are commonly associated but not necesarry

  • Tradeable content
  • Essentially exactly the same but with cosmetic differences
 
[up] I agree; I see a need to clean the trope, not rename. The name itself is indicative of the trope.
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 32 Native Jovian, Thu, 12th Sep '13 6:20:44 PM from Orlando, Florida
I'll give this a bump to say I agree that this is a marketing trope at its core, but please don't put those bullet points on the actual page. tongue

Episodic Games should definitely not be here. They have their own trope, and they don't belong on this page. If there are no objections, I'd like to go ahead and chainsaw any examples that should be on Episodic Game.

edited 5th Oct '13 11:13:22 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
 34 Septimus Heap, Sun, 6th Oct '13 1:45:51 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Giving my assent to removing Episodic Game.

 35 Troacctid, Sun, 6th Oct '13 2:02:59 PM from California
Chainsawed. I left the ones with simultaneous releases because they're more ambiguous as to where they fall, and Sonic & Knuckles is still weird.

There's a lot of natter here, incidentally. tongue

edited 6th Oct '13 2:03:44 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
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Re @30:
Something core to the game design (either in terms of gameplay or narrative) that is limited by not connecting both
I'm not sure I like the phrasing of that ... basically the only thing "limited" is the 100% Completion.
 37 Willbyr, Thu, 7th Nov '13 6:35:05 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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 38 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Nov '13 6:55:01 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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