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YMMV / The Amazon Trail

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  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The scenario where you're expected to listen to both sides of the debate on oil drilling can be much harder to stomach due to the environmental damage that did occur in South America due to oil companies.
    • The entire Green Aesop once you realise that in 2019, Brasilian president Jair Bolsonaro authorised slash-and-burn of the rainforest leading to massive rainforest fires.
  • Narm: The digitized actors can lead to some funny moments.
    • From the original: "Careful, you've just hit a boat and capsized. You've drowned." Yes, if you drown, your guide will tell you.
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    • Lope de Aguirre when you give him Ipecac.
  • Sequel Displacement/Surprisingly Improved Sequel: When the page was first created, many of the tropes present described the sequels, but weren't marked as such. More than that, the fact there were sequels wasn't even acknowledged at all, suggesting that Sequel Displacement is heavily in play here; many players have probably never encountered the original.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
    • The Green Aesop
    • Lope de Aguirre was a madman.
    • There is no "right" or "wrong" in the oil debate. The game does not want you to pick a side, it merely wants you to know both sides.
  • Special Effect Failure: In the sequels, the Full Motion Video actors are often surrounded by obvious matte lines, indicative of badly-done Chroma Key.


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