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* NotHisSled: Unlike in the original myth, the protagonist and his lover make it out of the Underworld together... [[spoiler:only to dissipate together when they come upon the protagonist still standing at the graveside.]]


(As of 2014, there's another game of the same name - but [[VideoGame/DontLookBack2014 this one]] is nothing to do with Cavanagh's work and is based on Monteverdi's opera of the myth.)



* TemporaryPlatform: Part of the journey downward includes traversing collapsing platforms over lava.

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* TemporaryPlatform: Part of the journey downward includes traversing collapsing platforms over lava.lava.
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* OrpheanRescue: Inspired by the original, although this Orpheus uses platforming and a gun instead of music.


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* RescuedFromTheUnderworld: Inspired by the original, although this Orpheus uses platforming and a gun instead of music.

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* ActionizedAdaptation: Orpheus' mythological journey to the land of the dead was fairly peaceful, while in this game he comes blasting in with a gun and shoots Hades dead.


* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]
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* BigBad: Hades

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]
%% Game belongs in ResetButtonEnding supertrope; omitted from list b/c spoiler.
* AllJustADream: See DownerEnding below.
[[spoiler:It turns out that Orpheus is simply imagining the events of the game; he is still mourning at Eurydice's grave.]]
* BigBad: HadesHades.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Much like his portrayal in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Hades is portrayed as a villainous character and the final boss the player must beat in order to rescue his lover.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Much like his portrayal in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'', Hades is portrayed as a villainous character and the final boss the player must beat in order to rescue his lover.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Much like his portrayal in Disney's Hercules, Hades is portrayed as a villainous character and the final boss the player must beat in order to rescue his lover.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Much like his portrayal in Disney's Hercules, ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Hades is portrayed as a villainous character and the final boss the player must beat in order to rescue his lover.


* CruelTwistEnding: When the protagonist and his lover return, they encounter [[spoiler:himself still mourning next to the grave, and both the spirit and the character fade away, revealing the whole adventure took place inside the man's head and he must face the cruel reality of having lost a loved one]].



* DownerEnding: When the protagonist and his lover return, they encounter [[spoiler:himself still mourning next to the grave, and both the spirit and the character fade away, revealing the whole adventure took place inside the man's head and he must face the cruel reality of having lost a loved one]].


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* ResetButtonEnding: The game's ending, [[spoiler: in which you find yourself still mourning next to Eurydice's grave]], lets you play the whole thing from the start once more.


* AllJustADream

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* AllJustADream[[spoiler:AllJustADream]]

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* AllJustADream


* AllJustADream: See DownerEnding below.

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%% Game belongs in ResetButtonEnding supertrope; omitted from list b/c spoiler. * AllJustADream: See DownerEnding below.



* DownerEnding: When [[spoiler: the protagonist and his lover return, he encounters himself still mourning next to the grave, and both the spirit and the character fade away, revealing the whole adventure took place inside the man's head and he must face the cruel reality of having lost a loved one]].

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* DownerEnding: When [[spoiler: the protagonist and his lover return, he encounters himself they encounter [[spoiler:himself still mourning next to the grave, and both the spirit and the character fade away, revealing the whole adventure took place inside the man's head and he must face the cruel reality of having lost a loved one]].

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(As of 2014, there's another game of the same name - but [[VideoGame/DontLookBack2014 this one]] is nothing to do with Cavanagh's work and is based on Monteverdi's opera of the myth.)

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* AllJustADream: See DownerEnding below.


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* DownerEnding: When [[spoiler: the protagonist and his lover return, he encounters himself still mourning next to the grave, and both the spirit and the character fade away, revealing the whole adventure took place inside the man's head and he must face the cruel reality of having lost a loved one]].


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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: One of the many enemies you encounter on your journey are giant snakes.

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*AdaptationalVillainy: Much like his portrayal in Disney's Hercules, Hades is portrayed as a villainous character and the final boss the player must beat in order to rescue his lover.
* BigBad: Hades


** [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: The entire game turns out to be all in Orpheus's head as revealed when "you" and Eurydice return to the start.]]

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