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  • Awesome Music: Space Funeral has a very eclectic and memorable soundtrack. Among the artists featured, there's the underground Japanese rock band Les Rallizes Dénudés ("White Waking"), Soviet lounge music composer Vyacheslav Mescherin ("Penguin's Dance"), the BBC Radiophonic Workshop ("One-Eighty-One"), 60's psych rock group Love ("7 and 7 Is"), and early electronic musician Ruth White ("Evening Harmony," "Beginnings," the ominious spoken-word piece "Spleen," and much more).
    • Earth Birth continues this trend by also drawing from a wide range of music. To name a few of the credited artists, we have the alternative rock band Cage the Elephant ("Ain't No Rest for the Wicked"), accomplished ambient producer Brian Eno with Talking Heads front man David Byrne ("The Jezebel Spirit"), the experimental rock musician Frank Zappa ("The Deathless Horsie"), the Russian psytrance DJ Kindzadza ("Ra," "Build Up"), and a variety of legendary Industrial projects (Throbbing Gristle, Nurse with Wound, Coil, and Skinny Puppy all make appearances).
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  • Broken Base: Toward the fan sequels, especially the fourth one. They are either loved, bashed for being too much like the original, or a mixture of both.
  • Enjoy the Story, Skip the Game: As great as Space Funeral's story is, the game's combat is extremely easy. Most enemies can go down very quickly just with the default attack, and after getting the Zorg Cannon you might as well skip straight to the final fight. The only thing that balances the combat is the level cap being 20 and the game being incredibly short.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Blood Caverns, thanks to the ominous red color all over everything and the insanely creepy poetry being recited throughout.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Dracula appears in his three-room manor at the edge of some frozen wastelands. You don't even have to talk to him. But if you do, it's pretty funny.
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  • Take That!: One of the items you can buy in Malice's "CRAP STORE" is a Bible.
  • Tear Jerker: 20th Century Boy's Final Speech, where he reveals that he's Leg Horse's brother.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Didactic??: It seems nonsensical at first, but it also seems to have elements of Platonic Philosophy right at the heart of it. The City Of Forms is totally based on Plato's idea of The Forms, the perfect ideals that make up the true nature of reality. In real life, Forms can only be percieved through reasoning, but it seems that The City of Forms is actually made of Forms, which would imply that this city is, in fact, made of pure perfection. Therefore, everything else in the world is imperfect, and falls short in comparison.
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