God Wars Future Past is a video game released for the PS4 and PS Vita in June 2017. It focuses on a group of adventurers who are looking for one of their members' mother. Said member, a princess named Kaguya, was originally intended to act as a Virgin Sacrifice in order to keep Mount Fuji from erupting, but was convinced not to. The basis for the game's story is Japanese Mythology.
The game is part turn-based-tactics, part RPG. Out of combat, you can assign roles to your characters and allocate points to those roles; in combat, up to six of them fight on a grid and move and act during their turn.
God Wars Future Past contains the following tropes:
- Action Girl: Every female member of your party. In addition, some enemy mooks are female.
- Art Shift: There are four — count them, FOUR — art styles used throughout the game. The in-game models are done in a chibi-style, while the cutscenes take one of three forms. The most common style is subtitles, with the characters striking a single pose and not moving anything but their faces. The second is a manga-style with speech balloons and limited sound effects. The third, and least common style, is fully-animated anime-style sequences.
- Blinding Bangs: Prior to Kintaro rescuing her, Kaguya's eyes are hidden by her hair. Similarly, blink-and-you'll-miss-it but Kintaro's eyes are hidden when he's smitten by Kaguya's beauty.
- Defeat Means Playable: Katsuragi, Aome, Uzume...it's pretty standard in this game.
- Downloadable Content: Quite a bit of it, actually. And it's free.
- Fanservice: Let's just say the game earns its "T" rating and leave it at that.
- Feudal Japan: Or a fictional counterpart thereof.
- Gorgeous Period Dress: You'd better believe it.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Zig-zagged. It depends on how you want to build your party.
- Most of the characters in the early game fit this mold, but as you progress you will find characters who subvert it.
- Halfway Plot Switch: The first part of the game focuses on the group searching for Lady Tsukuyomi. The second half is about wrenching her from the control of the Aramitamas.
- Lazy Backup: You can never have more than six party members in combat at once (PC allies notwithstanding). Your party eventually becomes much, much larger than that.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Your party alone grows pretty big. You'll also meet many other people along your journey.
- Magic Knight: It's entirely possible to build your party this way.
- Oddjob Gods: According to the backstory, everything that exists has a god in it. Considering the number of things in the world, that's...a lot of gods.
- It's possible that the term "god" is used in this universe as a catch-all term for "spirit" — many of the gods you encounter are nowhere near omnipotent, or even particularly powerful (although many are).
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Heavily on the idealistic side.
- Shades of Conflict: Lots. There are heroes on all sides. True villains are few and far between, and even they usually have at least a few sympathetic traits.
- Standard Status Effects: Many of them.
- Virgin Sacrifice: Lady Tsukuyomi sacrificed her daughter Sakuya to the spirits of Mount Fuji. Kaguya is next.
- Walking the Earth