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  • kip-shades - January 27, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    Not a game, but The Protomen. Specifically, their second album, Act II: The Father of Death The City: The album's unnamed setting, a large industrial city. The Man: Dr. Wily, who weaponizes Dr. Light's robots to take over the city. The Lighthose: Dr. Wily's broadcast tower, which is destroyed at the end of the album as a(n ultimately meaningless) heroic sacrifice on the part of Joe.
  • epicdominican91 - May 1, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    Ok so this might sound crazy but what about the Kingdom Hearts series? The Lighthouse: The Mysterious Tower. Sora and co. come here to see Master Yensid after Sora's awakening. The Man: Xehanort. Wants to open the door to Kingdom Hearts and spread unending darkness. The City: Radiant Gardens/Hollow Bastion. Home of many major characters (almost half the Organization, FF characters, etc.) Bonus Similarity: Kairi is one of those special girls, the Man also has a beard, Diz was kind of a Lutece type enigma (KH:CoM)?... ok those sucked I apologize.
  • Axcleblade - April 28, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    The Assassin's Creed 3 entry was a stretch.
  • Headsdown97 - April 26, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Wow, this is one of the worst article I have read on this site. I has seen some very disagreeable articles before, but this is just bad. I think this sums it better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpuRcmPnSTM
  • flyingace1234 - April 25, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    OK, THis is a somewhat loose Real Life Example City: Alexandria Man: Alexander the Great, the founder Lighthouse: The Lighthouse of Alexandra, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World
  • topace10 - April 24, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    Secret of Monkey Island Lighthouse: The Player starts at the lookout on the mountaintop The Man: LeChuck, the ghost pirate leader and kidnapper of Elaine (with gubernatorial powers!) The City: Mêlée Town, under LeChuck's embargo is full of pirates and other men of low moral fibre
  • GR HollanderCooper - April 25, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Bah! That's a good one.
  • Z-man427 - April 24, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    Alan Wake The lighthouse: At the end of the tutorial level and in the DLC at some point. The man: or woman, actually. Barbara Zane, I think her name was. Responsible for the darkness. The city: Bright Falls, which is esssentially Twin Peaks.
  • shinkeiDEI - April 24, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    Awesome feature GR, I had been thinking about this same thing a lot. You beat me to my choices. . .
  • ZeroMachine - April 24, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Really? I'm the first one to notice? Breen (known to my friends and I as "Dickmunch") sold humanity out to the Combine, not the Covenant. The Covenant is Halo, not Half Life. Though I admit, it'd be hilarious to see a Spartan take on a Strider, or a Warthog plow through a Half Life Hunter.
  • GR HollanderCooper - April 24, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    OMG FIXED
  • winner2 - April 24, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Have you ever thought your profile pic looks like a kid-Henry Gilbert? I just can't think of anything else when I look at that pic
  • john-vonavinci - April 24, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    Dishonored and bioshock also play a lot alike
  • Assassin27 - April 24, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    Actually, Dishonored is the son of Bioshock and Assassin's Creed
  • heartskuppy - April 26, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    dishonored has absolutely nothing in common with assassin's creed, other than the assassin theme. it would be more accurate to say "bioshock and thief". and you really didn't need to stretch to the citadel as the lighthouse in HL2, hollander, since the game does actually feature a proper lighthouse about half-way through. did you even play the game? do you even know what you're talking about?
  • Wayne985 - April 26, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    The literal lighthouse is almost entirely unimportant. The figurative one has actual relevance.
  • wadesmit - April 24, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    In terms of story tropes and themes, that was a very interesting and unique read. Thank you for thinking of it.
  • YourWorstEnemyGaming - April 24, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    The similarities to Half-Life 2 are pretty damn cool
  • StrayGator - April 24, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    In BG&E, Jade also discovers her surprising origin, which ties her to the antagonist in some way. With the latest Rayman practically done (and ported by a different studio), I hope team Ancel are finally working seriously on BG&E2.

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