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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).

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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.personally kill children. 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).


* CoolStarship: The Leviathan. Itís so large that the last four levels of one route take place in it, and thereís a tram that the crew uses to get around.

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* CoolStarship: The Leviathan. Itís It's so large that the last four levels of one route take place in it, and thereís there's a tram that the crew uses to get around.



* CriticalHit: Inflicting one restores your health and kills the enemy almost instantly. If you receive one, youíre most likely dead.

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* CriticalHit: Inflicting one restores your health and kills the enemy almost instantly. If you receive one, youíre you're most likely dead.



* KnightTemplarParent: When [[spoiler:Kuraís abducted while waiting to meet with Sanjuro]], Admiral Akkaraju threatens to kill Sanjuro with his own hands if she comes to harm.

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* KnightTemplarParent: When [[spoiler:Kuraís [[spoiler:Kura's abducted while waiting to meet with Sanjuro]], Admiral Akkaraju threatens to kill Sanjuro with his own hands if she comes to harm.


* OutsideContextProblem: The whole reason the Fallen exist to fend off the UCA and Ryo's Shogo 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.]]

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* OutsideContextProblem: The whole reason the Fallen exist to fend off the UCA and Ryo's Shogo Industries? [[spoiler: Cothineal, a StarfishAlien {{Starfish Alien|s}} 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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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mostly averted, although there is one level early on where, while in MCU, you explore an underground wind-tunnel/powerstation type place. Given that the MCUs are at least 30 feet tall or so, the place must be extremely huge (there are even a few drops that function as bottomless pits. Given the scale involved, they would have to be something like 1000 feet deep.)

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*AbsurdlyShortLevel: The level [[spoiler: "Baku"]] is just a short elevator ride where, after a few seconds, a really easy boss shows up, and, as soon as you kill him, the level just ends (the cutscene at the start is probably longer than the level itself!.)

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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Of the three main characters, Sanjuro is the mean (somewhat unusually, given he's the PlayerCharacter) being both [[AllMenArePerverts perverted]] and pretty rude most of the time (although he's not [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold really a bad guy]]) Kathryn is the nice (a long with being the [[OnlySaneWoman most reasonable person in general]]. and [[spoiler: Kura]] is the in-between, she's a good person, but is kind of a [[GoodBadGirl pervert]] as well, and doesn't hesitate from making suggestive comments to Sanjuro despite knowing that [[spoiler: her sister Kathryn (who was dating him before he realized Kura was still alive) can hear everything she says.]]


* LoveTriangle: Between Kathryn and Kura over Sanjuro. Kathryn seems somewhat jealous, while Kura takes it more in stride.

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* LoveTriangle: Between Kathryn and Kura over Sanjuro. Kathryn seems somewhat jealous, while Kura takes it more in stride. [[spoiler: [[LeftHanging we never do find out how it resolves.]] as the both endings end with Kura and Kathtyn still arguing. This was likely going to be finished in one of the cancelled expansion packs.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Subverted with [[spoiler: Admiral Akkaraju in the ending where you side with the fallen.]] Assuming you manage to [[spoiler: shut down the Kato cannon before it fires]] he just yells some insults and runs away, seemingly escaping. Once you get to the ending, however, it reveals he was caught and tried for war crimes.


* MultipleEndings: Two. [[spoiler:In one, you help the Fallen take control of Cronus. In the other, you defeat the Fallen]].

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* MultipleEndings: Two. [[spoiler:In one, you help the Fallen take control of Cronus. In the other, you defeat the Fallen]].Fallen. Unusually, neither ending is really considered the "good" or "bad" ending, although the one where you fight the Fallen has a somewhat better outcome]].


''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.

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