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Video Game / The Albino Hunter

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The Albino Hunter is an Eastern RPG created through RPG Maker, developed and published by Cherry Co. Studios. It was released for PC through Steam on March 10th, 2015.

As Kalymn Nox, the titular white-haired and red-eyed hunter, the player is left broke after a night of heavy drinking, and is forced to accept any quest to stay afloat. A seemingly conventional pest control job leads to an encounter with a telepathic lizard, while rivals briefly turn friendly, and there are rumors of a larger conflict brewing between the humans and the Drow.

This game makes use of the following Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Quinta, Nox's frequent companion throughout the game. Like him, she has also had a lot of prior combat experience, yet has been reset to level 1 at the start of the game "for programming convenience".
  • Bag of Spilling: Played for laughs in the beginning, when Helga the barkeeper says that Kalymn is out of gold after spending his last on drinking (reasonable), and that his level has also been reset to 0 "for programming conveniences", and his equipment is reset to basics as well.
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  • Baleful Polymorph: Lazarus Longlegs was a wizarding apprentice who had angered the witch mentoring him, and so she turned him into a lizard as a punishment.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: Invoked in the intro, when Kalymn Nox shows up in a bar, and a quartet of regulars there immediately start regaling tall tales about him. One of them is that he took his last woman to stalk the Frostcap Mountains with him, and had to eat her once they ran out of food. Nox overhears that, and points out he never even had any girlfriend in the first place.
  • Blob Monster: Stock RPG Maker slimes that lack any special abilities are the first monsters you find wandering around.
  • Crate Expectations: As soon as you leave the starting inn, you get to see a bunch of crates and barrels placed in seemingly random rows.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lazarus Longlegs, the mind-reading wizard turned into a lizard, who enjoys how his telepathy always places him several steps ahead of others, especially when they are already not very bright, like Kalymn.
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  • Double-Meaning Title: Unintentional example: it's easy to assume the title means the protagonist hunts after albinos, rather than simply a reference to him being an albino.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Kalymn Nox has a scar running down the right side of his face. Drow fighter Malika has a similar one. Both are reasonably good characters.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Played straight. Nox's portrait and battle sprite always has goggles above his eyes at forehead level, and he never actually needs them.
  • Knightly Sword and Shield: Nox's default equipment is a basic sword and a wooden shield.
  • The Lancer: Fargo, a braggart who is first seen mocking Nox in the tavern during the intro, and ambushes him to try and prove his strength later on, but eventually joins his party.
  • Level-Up Fill-Up: Played straight, with the characters getting fully healed.
  • Mary Sue: Invoked; one of the first characters you meet are soldiers who are fighting the invasion of Sues, determined to stop Mary Sue and "that creep Gary Stu" from ruining all of Fiction!
  • Medium Awareness: The characters are aware of things like experience levels.
  • Multiple Endings: There are a few endings, which are mostly dependent on how you resolve the murder investigation.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires in this world are banished to the Frostcap Mountains and have to feed off the animals there. The vampire you encounter there on your way to lift Lazarus' curse complains of his lot before attacking you. After defeating him, Kalymn expresses a wish they might get accepted into society one day - to which Lazarus replies that his mentor once had visions of a dreadful world where a young adult romance novel turned vampires from the outcasts into the next big thing.
  • Rat Stomp: The optional tutorial battle is against three rats.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Played straight with Lazarus. When he is turned back into a human, he is fully naked (the game places a black censor bar over his midsection), to the disgust of others.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lazarus' human form has green hair. A few minor characters have pink hair.