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''Shogo: Mobile Armor Division'' is a FirstPersonShooter developed and published by Creator/MonolithProductions in 1998. It was notable for being the first game to use the Lithtech GameEngine, which (through various upgrades and tinkering naturally) would later be used to develop other noted Monolith titles such as ''No One Lives Forever'', ''F.E.A.R.'', and even the recent ''Mordor'' titles. While the game was American-made, its main influence was the HumongousMecha genre of anime and manga, especially RealRobot series such as ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}''.

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''Shogo: Mobile Armor Division'' is a FirstPersonShooter developed and published by Creator/MonolithProductions in 1998. It was notable for being the first game to use the Lithtech GameEngine, UsefulNotes/GameEngine, which (through various upgrades and tinkering naturally) would later be used to develop other noted Monolith titles such as ''No One Lives Forever'', ''F.E.A.R.'', and even the recent ''Mordor'' titles. While the game was American-made, its main influence was the HumongousMecha genre of anime and manga, especially RealRobot series such as ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}''.



* GameEngine: Powered by Lithtech.


* BiggerIsBetter: Literally the game's {{Tagline}}. At face value, concerning guns and mecha. [[CaptainObvious The ad subtext was sex]].

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* BiggerIsBetter: Literally the game's {{Tagline}}. At face value, concerning guns and mecha. [[CaptainObvious The ad subtext was sex]].sex.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Less that she doesn't like them and more that [[spoiler: Kura]] kind of had to escape capture and probably lost them. Nonetheless she runs around barefoot every time you see her. Less explainable is Kathryn's model having the same barefoot status, unless those are conspicuously skin-colored shoes.

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** Enemies don't really fair much better, though; they can't take cover or use any sort of tactics, just standing in place or running at you and firing wildly. The result is that they can very much kill themselves with their explosives. At least one enemy ambush using the Pulse Grenades can cause the player to dodge out of the way, have the grenade come back and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard gib themselves,]] and the MCA fight with Uziel can have him defeat himself by constantly blasting the floor beneath his feet trying to shoot you through solid walls.


--> '''Sanjuro:''' [[spoiler: Ryo's]] gonna ''die', and it's gonna be bloody.

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--> '''Sanjuro:''' [[spoiler: Ryo's]] gonna ''die', ''die'', and it's gonna be bloody.


--> '''Sanjuro:''' [[spoiler: Ryo]] is going to die, and it's going to be ''bloody''.

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--> '''Sanjuro:''' [[spoiler: Ryo]] is going to die, Ryo's]] gonna ''die', and it's going to gonna be ''bloody''.bloody.


* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Ryo has it out for Sanjuro due to the latter being a SpannerInTheWorks towards his corporate schemes, especially with the assassination of Ivan, previous head of the CMC. When Sanjuro accidentally gets involved in foiling even more of his machinations, Ryo intentionally manipulates him and then tries to screw him over at every possible turn, such as selling out Kura to the CMC and personally executing Hank in front of Sanjuro. That last act causes Sanjuro to invoke this trope himself, and kill off Ryo as the final fight of both story paths.]]

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* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Ryo has it out for Sanjuro due to the latter being a SpannerInTheWorks towards his corporate schemes, especially with the assassination of Ivan, previous head of the CMC. When Sanjuro accidentally gets involved in foiling even more of his machinations, Ryo intentionally manipulates him and then tries to screw him over at every possible turn, such as selling out Kura to the CMC and personally executing Hank in front of Sanjuro. That last act causes Sanjuro to finally invoke this trope himself, and kill off Ryo as the final fight of both story paths.]]]]
--> '''Sanjuro:''' [[spoiler: Ryo]] is going to die, and it's going to be ''bloody''.

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* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Ryo has it out for Sanjuro due to the latter being a SpannerInTheWorks towards his corporate schemes, especially with the assassination of Ivan, previous head of the CMC. When Sanjuro accidentally gets involved in foiling even more of his machinations, Ryo intentionally manipulates him and then tries to screw him over at every possible turn, such as selling out Kura to the CMC and personally executing Hank in front of Sanjuro. That last act causes Sanjuro to invoke this trope himself, and kill off Ryo as the final fight of both story paths.]]


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* ObviouslyEvil: Ryo, the president of Shogo Industries. Not only does he have a portrait that makes him look untrustworthy as hell, but he's got a bit of a snide tone that makes him seem self-important and even Sanjuro doesn't trust him, but he and the player [[ButThouMust have no choice other than to do what he asks.]] Naturally, [[spoiler: he backstabs you and leaves you to die not even ten seconds after you do it, before revealing himself to be the BigBad in short time and murdering Hank just to be a prick along the way.]]

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Occasionally you can come across civilians in the world who either just go about their daily routine or cower from nearby gunfire. There's basically nothing stopping you from murdering them all, and in one case you can avert InfantImmortality personally. This can even be used to skip a SideQuest by just murdering the quest giver and her husband. No one ever mentions this afterwards, and the same violence can even be applied towards allied soldiers when on a mission (though they might try to fight back).
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: On the other hand, murdering anyone on your ship after the prologue mission ends will result in being branded a traitor, all game progression halted, and every single EliteMook on the ship out to kill you. Die or reload a save, you have to restart either way.

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* BloodKnight: After losing everything he cared for previously in his life, Sanjuro throws himself into the war headfirst thinking he'll either get some sort of internal peace eventually or die trying. This plan changes radically once [[spoiler: Kura is revealed to be alive]], and Sanjuro gets personally embroiled in a conspiracy involved with the planet Chronus.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sanjuro is crass, rude, perverted, and not a particularly nice person to anyone but his love interests and, after some mutual trust is earned, Hank. He can also [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential murder civilians on Chronus indiscriminately.]] He's still trying to save the populace and everyone he knows from getting murdered by a mass conspiracy courtesy of Shogo, or by the forces of the Fallen [[spoiler: or even potentially his own allies.]]


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* KnightInSourArmor: The loss of Kura, Toshiro and Baku has turned Sanjuro into a bitter man that would sooner blow away any threat in his path than negotiate typically, and is more than a bit dismissive of Admiral Akkaraju. This doesn't stop him from trying to do the right thing.


* ArmorIsUseless: The enemies come in many varieties; some sporting basic uniforms, others use power armor, and still others pilot ten foot tall mini-mecha. While the better armored opponents have more health, the weapons do enough damage that a shotgun blast or a short burst of automatic fire kills them all equally fast.

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* ArmorIsUseless: The enemies come in many varieties; some sporting basic uniforms, others use power armor, and still others pilot ten foot tall mini-mecha. While the better armored opponents have more health, the weapons do enough damage that a shotgun blast or a short burst of automatic fire kills them all equally fast. [[OhCrap The same applies to you, though.]]


* MadeOfExplodium: If so much as one thing is destructible in the MCA levels, odds are it's going to blow up. And if there's a bunch of [[EveryCarIsAPinto vehicles]] are around and missiles are flying about, it's not implausible for an entire city block to be filled with explosions back to back. This is also why you don't want to melee enemy [=MCAs=], since they'll blow up in your face.



* OutsideContextProblem: The whole reason the Fallen exist to fend off the UCA and Ryo's Shogo corporation? [[spoiler: Cothineal, a StarfishAlien that happens to apparently be the source of the highly valuable Kato energy both factions seek, as it made Toshiro and Baku into the BrainwashedAndCrazy Gabriel and Uziel respectively to protect the planet. No one really seems to be too concerned about a sentient alien at large, though, and focus more on Gabriel and Ryo.]]

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* OutsideContextProblem: The whole reason the Fallen exist to fend off the UCA and Ryo's Shogo corporation? Industries? [[spoiler: Cothineal, a StarfishAlien that happens to apparently be the source of the highly valuable Kato energy both factions seek, as it made Toshiro and Baku into the BrainwashedAndCrazy Gabriel and Uziel respectively to protect the planet. No one really seems to be too concerned about a sentient alien at large, though, and focus more on Gabriel and Ryo.]]


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Less that she doesn't like them and more that [[spoiler: Kura]] kind of had to escape capture and probably lost them. Nonetheless she runs around barefoot. Less explainable is Kathryn's model having the same barefoot status, unless those are conspicuously skin-colored shoes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Less that she doesn't like them and more that [[spoiler: Kura]] kind of had to escape capture and probably lost them. Nonetheless she runs around barefoot.barefoot every time you see her. Less explainable is Kathryn's model having the same barefoot status, unless those are conspicuously skin-colored shoes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Less that she doesn't like them and more that [[spoiler: Kura]] kind of had to escape capture and probably lost them. Nonetheless she runs around barefoot. Less explainable is Kathryn's model having the same barefoot status, unless those are conspicuously skin-colored shoes.


** The same happens involving [[spoiler:Cothineal, as its very existence drops off the face of the plot despite being integral to Toshiro becoming Gabriel and the Fallen being formed in the first place. The only way to get any resolution is to fight the Fallen instead - where it just sort of appears, gets defeated, and the story ends before anything is explained about it.]]

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