History VideoGame / AceCombat5TheUnsungWar

25th Feb '17 9:56:44 AM nombretomado
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The fifth game in the ''AceCombat'' series, released in 2004, set mostly in [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal's]] Osean Continent [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2010]]. Although they have been staunch allies for 15 years, the Union of Yuktobanian Republics provokes and declares war upon the Osean Federation, conducting a massive invasion with nary a warning. The opening salvos are fired at Sand Island, an Osean training base where four cadets (or "nuggets") are on the verge of completing their training: Kei "Edge" Nagase, Alvin H. "Chopper" Davenport, Hans "Archer" Grimm, and Blaze (that's you!). Circumstances force these four to the forefront of the Circum-Pacific War where they will become the heroes known as the Wardog Squadron and, later, the Demons of Razgriz.

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The fifth game in the ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series, released in 2004, set mostly in [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal's]] Osean Continent [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2010]]. Although they have been staunch allies for 15 years, the Union of Yuktobanian Republics provokes and declares war upon the Osean Federation, conducting a massive invasion with nary a warning. The opening salvos are fired at Sand Island, an Osean training base where four cadets (or "nuggets") are on the verge of completing their training: Kei "Edge" Nagase, Alvin H. "Chopper" Davenport, Hans "Archer" Grimm, and Blaze (that's you!). Circumstances force these four to the forefront of the Circum-Pacific War where they will become the heroes known as the Wardog Squadron and, later, the Demons of Razgriz.
20th Feb '17 8:01:05 AM BaronPraxis
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* BerserkerTears: Related to above; after [[spoiler:Chopper is shot down]] the enemy pilots start panicking over the sudden display of [[spoiler:the true power of the Razgriz]]. You can hear [[spoiler:your squadron]] trying and failing to hold back the tears as they tear through the enemy.
27th Dec '16 5:18:22 PM mobiuscenturion
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* EscapeSequence: In one mission, after the Wardog Squadron is [[spoiler:framed for treason]], they escape by stealing a group of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems_Hawk BAE Systems Hawk]] training jets. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they ''could'' trash their pursuers if they wanted--let's be honest, they're the [[RedBaron Demons of Razgriz]]--but they've been [[spoiler:falsely accused and are only trying to escape and exonerate themselves, not commit fratricide]]. Not to mention that those training jets are all that they could get their hands on, as the base had locked down all the actual fighters in their hangars.

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* EscapeSequence: In one mission, Mission 19; after the Wardog Squadron is [[spoiler:framed for treason]], they escape are pursued by stealing a group of the 8492nd. {{Justified|Trope}} as they are only flying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems_Hawk BAE Systems Hawk]] Hawk training jets. {{Justified|Trope}} in that they ''could'' trash their pursuers if they wanted--let's be honest, they're the [[RedBaron Demons of Razgriz]]--but they've been [[spoiler:falsely accused and are only trying to escape and exonerate themselves, not commit fratricide]]. Not to mention that those training jets are jets]], which were all that they could get their hands on, as the base had locked down all the actual fighters in their hangars.hangars.
27th Dec '16 5:09:26 PM mobiuscenturion
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*** Pops and Genette examines the wreckage of a Yuktobanian fighter in one cutscene, and find out it's made by Gründer Industries, [[spoiler:the same company that makes weapons for Osea.]] And, it's [[spoiler:run by the Belkan government.]] In the same cutscene, Pops talks about a rumor that after the Belkan War, Osea began to hire Belkan pilots to strengthen the OADF. [[spoiler:The rumor turns out to be true, and it's in fact the 8492nd Squadron.]]

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*** Pops and Genette examines the wreckage of a Yuktobanian fighter in one cutscene, and find out it's made by Gründer Industries, [[spoiler:the same company that makes weapons for Osea.]] And, it's [[spoiler:run by the Belkan government.]] In the same cutscene, Pops talks about a rumor that after the Belkan War, Osea began to hire Belkan pilots to strengthen the OADF. Osean military. [[spoiler:The only true part of rumor turns out to be true, and it's in fact is that the 8492nd Squadron.Squadron are Belkan. Strengthening Osea? Not so much.]]



* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: At one point, Perrault fires a Beretta 92F pistol [[spoiler:at the protagonists after accusing them of being enemy spies]], and his gun clicks empty after firing only six shots, despite the real Beretta 92 having a 15-round magazine.

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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: At one point, Perrault fires a Beretta 92F pistol [[spoiler:at the protagonists after accusing them of being enemy spies]], and his gun clicks empty after firing only six shots, despite the real Beretta 92 having a 15-round magazine.
27th Dec '16 5:02:39 PM mobiuscenturion
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*** On the same subject, Pops and Genette examines the wreckage of a Yuktobanian fighter in one cutscene, and find out it's made by Gründer Industries, [[spoiler:the same company that makes weapons for Osea.]] And, it's [[spoiler:run by the Belkan government.]] In the same cutscene, Pops talks about a rumor that after the Belkan War, Osea began to hire Belkan pilots to strengthen the OADF. [[spoiler:The rumor turns out to be true, and it's none other than the 8492nd Squadron.]]

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*** On the same subject, the actions of the [[spoiler:supposedly]] Osean 8492nd Squadron are so obviously questionable it seems only you the player [[spoiler:figure out they're not Osean.]] But whether you do or don't, the unexpected twist is that [[spoiler:they ain't Yuktobanian either...]]
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Pops and Genette examines the wreckage of a Yuktobanian fighter in one cutscene, and find out it's made by Gründer Industries, [[spoiler:the same company that makes weapons for Osea.]] And, it's [[spoiler:run by the Belkan government.]] In the same cutscene, Pops talks about a rumor that after the Belkan War, Osea began to hire Belkan pilots to strengthen the OADF. [[spoiler:The rumor turns out to be true, and it's none other than in fact the 8492nd Squadron.]]


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* [[spoiler:MeleeATrois]]: In the latter half of the game, it's [[spoiler:Osea vs. Yuktobania vs. The Grey Men vs. You.]] Did I miss anyone else?
22nd May '16 8:43:46 PM IronicMouse
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* TheWarJustBefore: Fifteen years prior to the events of the game, the nation of Belka raged war against the world for resources. Eventually the war turned against them with the two superpowers of Osea and Yuktobania, as well as other nations, pushing against them. After losing ground and territory rather than allow enemy forces to invade the birthplace of Belka, the Belkans dropped seven nuclear bombs between the northern and southern parts of their nation. This brought an end to the war with the allied forces claiming victory. Fast-forward fifteen years to the events that would take place over the course of the game, feeling that they were humiliated, forces within Belka orchestrated events causing Osea and Yuktobania to go to war with one another hoping it would weaken them both.
20th May '16 4:43:49 AM Eyeshield
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* ShoutOut: The name of the arcade mode, Operation Katina, comes from one of the planets in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' universe; ''Star Fox Assault'' was in development by the same team at the same time as ''Ace Combat 5''.

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* ShoutOut: The name of the arcade mode, Operation Katina, comes from one of the planets in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' universe; ''Star Fox Assault'' was in development by the same team at the same time as ''Ace Combat 5''.5'', and it was also special in that Namco co-developed it, likely being the reason for the shout out.



** Huckebein the Raven was a mischievous German comic book character, who also lent his name to an experimental plane from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that was never built.

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** Huckebein the Raven was a mischievous German comic book character, who also lent his name to an experimental plane from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that was never built. From the same book came the mysterious "Men in Grey", likely the origin for the name of the Grey Men.
17th May '16 6:21:23 AM Eyeshield
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The fifth game in the ''AceCombat'' series, released in 2004, set mostly on the Osean Continent of [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal]] [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2010]]. Although they have been staunch allies for 15 years, the Union of Yuktobanian Republics provokes and declares war upon the Osean Federation, conducting a massive invasion with nary a warning. The opening salvos are fired at Sand Island, an Osean training base where four cadets (or "nuggets") are on the verge of completing their training: Kei "Edge" Nagase, Alvin H. "Chopper" Davenport, Hans "Archer" Grimm, and Blaze (that's you!). Circumstances force these four to the forefront of the Circum-Pacific War where they will become the heroes known as the Wardog Squadron and, later, the Demons of Razgriz.

Meanwhile, in [[GaidenGame another story]], it has been one year since the end of the [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Usean Continental War]] and the hostilities have more or less been stopped. However, ''yet another'' group of rogue Erusian officers have vowed to keep fighting the good fight. Calling themselves "Free Erusea", they have raided an abandoned factory from the war and seized a rather large arsenal of weapons. To defeat them, the Independent State Allied Forces initiate ''Operation Katina'' -- complete and total pacification of all enemy forces. To this end, they deploy the hero of the war, Mobius One, to get the job done, with a little help, of course, from AWACS Sky Eye.

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The fifth game in the ''AceCombat'' series, released in 2004, set mostly on the Osean Continent of in [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal]] Strangereal's]] Osean Continent [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2010]]. Although they have been staunch allies for 15 years, the Union of Yuktobanian Republics provokes and declares war upon the Osean Federation, conducting a massive invasion with nary a warning. The opening salvos are fired at Sand Island, an Osean training base where four cadets (or "nuggets") are on the verge of completing their training: Kei "Edge" Nagase, Alvin H. "Chopper" Davenport, Hans "Archer" Grimm, and Blaze (that's you!). Circumstances force these four to the forefront of the Circum-Pacific War where they will become the heroes known as the Wardog Squadron and, later, the Demons of Razgriz.

Meanwhile, Four years prior, in [[GaidenGame another story]], it has been one year since the end of the [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Second Usean Continental War]] and the hostilities have more or less been stopped. However, ''yet another'' group of rogue Erusian officers have vowed to keep fighting the good "good" fight. Calling themselves "Free Erusea", they have raided an abandoned factory from the war and seized a rather large arsenal of weapons. To defeat them, the Independent State Allied Forces initiate ''Operation Katina'' -- complete and total pacification of all enemy forces. To this end, they deploy the hero of the war, [[TheDreaded Mobius One, One]], to get the job done, with a little help, of course, from AWACS Sky Eye.
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* DiscOneNuke: If you beat Arcade Mode, you can unlock the F-22 Raptor, complete with [[NoseArt Mobius One's paint job]], very early. It can give you an S rank through basically every air-to-air mission in the first half of the game, and parts of the second.



** The next game reveals that Osea as a nation all has similar pacifist leanings due to [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar the horrors of the Belkan War]]. Specifically, [[NukeEm the seven nukes]], as well as [[spoiler: the bombing of Hoffnung]].



* OrchestralBombing: See the ominous Latin chanting entry above.

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* OrchestralBombing: See the ominous Latin chanting entry above. Well, it's not exactly bombing, but rather [[spoiler: shooting down a satellite]].
17th Apr '16 9:41:04 PM Eyeshield
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"The Demon soars through dark skies,\\
Fear and death trail in its shadow beneath,\\
Until men united wield a hallowed sabre.\\
In final reckoning, the beast is slain."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"The Demon soars through dark skies,\\
Fear and death trail in its shadow beneath,\\
Until men united wield a hallowed sabre.\\
In final reckoning, the beast is slain.
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hrimfaxi... It looks like you're up against Razgriz itself up there."'']]
15th Apr '16 3:50:44 AM morenohijazo
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* SpyShip: The second mission has the player character and his squadron investigating a reconnaissance vessel that had launched [=UAVs=] near the Osean shoreline. Later in the game, the ''Andromeda'''s signal intercept capabilities play a key role in the plot.
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