History TearJerker / SpecOpsTheLine

17th Jan '16 9:18:12 AM Slave
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* During the subtly (and [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness not-so-subtly]]) altered flashbacks to events during the game showing how [[UnreliableNarrator Walker has hallucinated, misinterpreted or just plain lied to himself]], Lugo has two of the most heartbreaking moments in the game. One being post-phosphorus, with the unmuffled exchange between Walker's allies, The other being Walker's vision of Lugo superimposed onto a Heavy enemy, howling "YOU LEFT ME TO DIE!" --> '''Lugo''': This is your fault, goddammit! \\ '''Adams''': Stop right there, Lugo!\\ '''Lugo''': You wouldn't listen!\\ '''Adams''': We didn't have a choice!\\ '''Lugo''': [[HeroicBSOD HE TURNED US INTO FUCKING KILLERS!]] .
26th Apr '15 7:40:06 AM RedHudsonicus
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[[folder:Chapter 4]] *As Walker, Adams, and Lugo try to "save" the refugees from the 33rd (who actually aren't killing or hurting anyone), you can hear many of the 33rd soldiers shouting. One of the things they will say is "Hold the line!" This becomes especially poignant and heartbreaking when you find Konrad's final orders in Chapter 14 where he beseeches his men to "No matter what, endure. Be ever vigilant. Hold the line." It's clear how much the 33rd loved and respected their commander that, even after his suicide, his men are still trying to follow his command and protect civilians in an increasingly desperate and untenable situation. [[/folder]]
19th Apr '15 7:36:48 AM RedHudsonicus
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*This ending is complicated by the fact that it can play out in two ways (though with the same result -- Walker's suicide): the player can shift their aim from Konrad's "reflection" to Walker and actively choose to shoot him. Or, if the player does nothing, Walker will automatically shoot himself. That Walker's default choice is to end his own life is unsurprising, but it's still heart-wrenching especially given how we witness him plead that he never meant to hurt anyone, even if he knows it doesn't matter at this point.
19th Apr '15 7:32:01 AM RedHudsonicus
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** Walker staring at the burnt woman cradling her child. The way he closes his eyes - as though he can will the sight away - is heart wrenching. You can see his mind fracturing as he tries (and fails) to come to terms with what he's indadvertedly done.
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** Walker staring at the burnt woman cradling her child. The way he closes his eyes - as though he can will the sight away - is heart wrenching. You can see his mind fracturing as he tries (and fails) to come to terms with what he's indadvertedly inadvertently done.
19th Apr '15 5:51:29 AM Az_Tech341
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* Even the "happiest" ending where Walker surrenders to the rescue squad is filled with tear-jerkers, including the page quote. The future looks incredibly bleak for Walker. When asked how he survived the horrors of Dubai he says simply, "Who said I did?" Even if he goes home physically there is no guarantee he will ever emotionally or mentally recover from the evils he has witnessed, his body may be alive but his soul is more or less dead towards any sort of happy future.
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* Even the "happiest" ending where Walker surrenders to the rescue squad is filled with tear-jerkers, including the page quote. The future looks incredibly bleak for Walker. When asked how he survived the horrors of Dubai he says simply, "Who said I did?" Even if he goes home physically there is no guarantee he will ever emotionally or mentally recover from the evils he has witnessed, perpetrated, his body may be alive but his soul is more or less dead towards any sort of happy future.
1st Dec '14 9:21:48 PM RedHudsonicus
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[[folder:Chapter 14]] *It's a small moment but at the beginning of the chapter, right after Lugo has died and Walker and Adams are sitting on the ground, Walker offers Adams a hand up which he ignores. That single action shows how utterly destroyed their friendship is and how Adams' faith in Walker has been completely shattered. He's with him now only because he has nowhere else to go. [[/folder]]
1st Oct '14 7:50:22 AM ayjazz
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*** Even before the wham scene, when the team walks through the base full of dying soldiers. Many of them are crying in pain, a few begging the squad to kill them. In the distance, one soldier can be heard, paralyzed from the attack, crying out for help as a fire approaches him.
27th Aug '14 9:14:37 PM RedHudsonicus
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** Walker staring at the burnt woman cradling her child. The way he closes his eyes - as though he will the sight away, undo it through sheer force of will - is heart wrenching. You can see his mind fracturing as he tries (and fails) to come to terms with what he's indadvertedly done.
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** Walker staring at the burnt woman cradling her child. The way he closes his eyes - as though he can will the sight away, undo it through sheer force of will away - is heart wrenching. You can see his mind fracturing as he tries (and fails) to come to terms with what he's indadvertedly done.
27th Aug '14 9:10:04 PM RedHudsonicus
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*The intel you find in this chapter, Radioman's tape of his interview with Konrad, is poignant and somber. It reveals the desperation and sense of hopelessness that hangs over these two men while humanizing their suffering. It's Konrad's familiarity with the Radioman (asking to be called "John" and naming him friend) and his plea for his voice not to be heard that strikes the player hard, so different from the condescending, steel-edged voice Walker hears. This Konrad is a man utterly isolated and rapidly losing hope. Radioman's admiration of Konrad and his respect for him is also very much on display with how quickly he ends the recording once he grasps what a betrayal of trust it is.
27th Aug '14 9:00:40 PM RedHudsonicus
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**Walker staring at the burnt woman cradling her child. The way he closes his eyes - as though he will the sight away, undo it through sheer force of will - is heart wrenching. You can see his mind fracturing as he tries (and fails) to come to terms with what he's indadvertedly done.
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