Name...

Come on. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. It's in every game ever: something happens that makes a character say "[NAME]...". It can express a wide variety of emotions, from concern to contempt to clunky writing, because this usually appears in text-based games with no voice acting or inflection. So many games use it that it's hard to count them all. But that's exactly what I plan to do, and you can help! Just post an example of a game that uses it in the comments or whatever. Proof would be nice. (I won't use proof, because I'll just chronicle this through personal experience.)

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Posted by eroticfishcake

Pretty certain that just about every single JRPG uses "[CHARACTER NAME]![ELLIPSES!]..." so there's no point in listing JRPGs out.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@eroticfishcake:

I'd say there's all the point in the world. The more the merrier.

Posted by eroticfishcake

@Video_Game_King: Then get right to it! You've plenty of time, no?

Posted by Pabba

Happens right at the beginning of Chrono Trigger, with Crono's mother waking him up with a vague "Crono..."

I'm sure I can find more. Will be back!

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Posted by ZombiePie

TYPO:

It's in every game ever: something happens that makes on character say "[NAME]...".
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Posted by Video_Game_King

@ZombiePie:

Goddamn it. I REALLY need to upgrade my piece of shit computer so I can see what I type as I type it.

Posted by Hunter5024

Well good luck with this one buddy.

Edited by Mento

@video_game_king It's happened half a dozen times in this chapter of Yakuza 2 alone. I think it really is just a dramatic Japanese thing that's gotten sort of ubiquitous.

Even so, I figured we had a page for this by now. Or at the very least a sub-category within that Subtitled Silence page.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@mento:

I'd like to argue with you, but I don't have a single Western game on here. I think that may be because the list is incomplete, though.

Also, I'm gonna need some proof on the Yakuza front. It's at the top....I think.

Posted by redgetan

I think Squall from FF8 likes to do the "..." line.

Edited by Video_Game_King

@redgetan:

There any "Squall..." or "Rinoa..." or "Irvine..."? (Irvine was the cowboy dude's name, right? It's been a while since I've touched the game.)

Posted by redgetan

search for "Squall..." in http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/197343-finalfantasy8/faqs/44121

and you'll find quite a few :)