History VideoGame / AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception

14th Jul '16 3:47:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: After realizing that the cost of the wine he's drinking is way too expensive for a poor war-torn nation like Leasath, Albert, [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar having seen this sort of conspiracy before]], wonders if there's more to the war than meets the eye. [[spoiler: Of course, he's right.]]
11th May '16 8:51:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. Released in 2006. It focuses on the southern section of the [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by their northern neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Leasath, on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.

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''Skies of Deception'' is the first game in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series on the PlaystationPortable UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable and the ninth game in the series overall. Released in 2006. It focuses on the southern section of the [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar Osean Continent]] where you play as a pilot in the air force of the Federal Republic of Aurelia. In 2020, they are invaded by their northern neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Leasath, on the pretext of retaliation for their involvement in a civil war. In just ten days their superweapon, the Gleipnir aerial fortress, [[RecycledINSPACE wipes out almost the entire Aurelian air force]]. Gryphus One is the only survivor of his squadron and must lead the counterattack into Leasath territory.
19th Apr '16 8:20:57 PM Eyeshield
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* AntiVillain: Unlike previous entries in the franchise, Leasath is portrayed horribly, taking pride and pleasure in causing suffering to the people of Aurelia. [[spoiler: Mostly because they were duped into thinking they were exploited by the Aurelians]].


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** Leasath also takes pride in using gas attacks on civilians.


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* MeaningfulName: "Gleipinir" is the name of a magical chain that restrains Fenrir. [[spoiler: Backstory reveals it was meant to record combat data for Diego Navarro's REAL superweapon, a super fighter named, you guessed it, Fenrir]].


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* ShaggyDogStory: A comedic variation. [[spoiler: Albert has spent nearly a year in the sweltering Southern Hemisphere, covering a war and even revealing the conspiracy behind it... but he never got to interview Gryphus One]].
17th Apr '16 7:54:49 AM Eyeshield
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* ContinuityCameo: The game is narrated by Albert Genette, the same photojournalist who narrated ''Ace Combat 5''.

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* ContinuityCameo: The game is narrated by Albert Genette, the same photojournalist who narrated ''Ace Combat 5''. And his reporting skills have only gotten better in the five years since, what with [[spoiler: uncovering a government conspiracy]].



* SupportingProtagonist: Well, not really, you DO have an important role in single-handedly turning the tide of the war, [[spoiler: but it's ultimately Albert who manages to stop Diego Navarro by finding the truth behind the war and revealing it to the people of Leasath.]]

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* SupportingProtagonist: Well, not really, you DO Gryphus one does have an important role in single-handedly turning the tide of the war, [[spoiler: but it's ultimately Albert who manages to stop Diego Navarro by finding the truth behind the war it and revealing it to the people of Leasath.]]
7th Apr '16 8:45:05 AM Eyeshield
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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Leasath Civil War. Despite not taking place during the story, it's the reason behind the current war, as Leasath blames Aurelia for exploiting it. [[spoiler: Of course, this is entirely untrue, with Diego Navarro hiding the fact that Aurelia ACTUALLY PROVIDED AID to Leasath, and using all the food and money for arms sales instead.]]

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Leasath Civil War. Despite not taking place during the story, it's the reason behind the current war, as Leasath blames Aurelia for exploiting it. [[spoiler: Of course, this is entirely untrue, with Diego Navarro hiding the fact that Aurelia ACTUALLY PROVIDED AID to Leasath, and using all the food and money for arms sales instead.]]instead]].
* BackFromTheBrink: As usual. The game begins with Leasath taking over [[CurbStompBattle 90% of Aurelia in ten days]]. After [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies fending off a group of bombers attacking your last base AGAIN]], you single-handedly turn the tide of the war.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Starting plane being the F-4E? Check. First mission protecting your base from bombers? Check. Anime-like cutscene stills? Check. The Raptor being the flagship fighter of the game? Check. [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Yeah, totally not familiar.]]


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* RedBaron: You get two names. [[TheDreaded Nemesis]] by Leasath, and the Southern Cross, by basically everyone.


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* SequelDifficultySpike: X is generally seen as a harder game in the series, with harder missions and, via StoryBranching, [[UpToEleven the ability to make said missions even harder]].
* ShoutOut: Starting plane being the F-4E? Check. First mission protecting your base from bombers? Check. Anime-like cutscene stills? Check. The Raptor being the flagship fighter of the game? Check. [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Yeah, totally not familiar.]]


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* WeaponOfChoice: The F-22 Raptor for Gryphus One, [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies again]].
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Gryphus One]]: Just like [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Mobius One]], you don't even have a callsign.
7th Apr '16 5:22:54 AM Eyeshield
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* BigOffscreenWar: The Leasath Civil War. Despite not taking place during the story, it's the reason behind the current war, as Leasath blames Aurelia for exploiting it. [[spoiler: Of course, this is entirely untrue, with Diego Navarro hiding the fact that Aurelia ACTUALLY PROVIDED AID to Leasath, and using all the food and money for arms sales instead.]]

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* BigOffscreenWar: GreatOffscreenWar: The Leasath Civil War. Despite not taking place during the story, it's the reason behind the current war, as Leasath blames Aurelia for exploiting it. [[spoiler: Of course, this is entirely untrue, with Diego Navarro hiding the fact that Aurelia ACTUALLY PROVIDED AID to Leasath, and using all the food and money for arms sales instead.]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted. Some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''Beautifully'' averted.averted, as usual. Some allies outright fanboy Gryphus One in their radio conversations, and at the end it's shown that souvenir shops are selling stuff with his Southern Cross emblem.



* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder. Either fill it full of ace pilots or give the enemies access to an annoying superweapon.

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* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want In general. You decide when and where to make the final mission harder. Either fill it full of ace pilots or give the enemies access go, which sometimes leads to an annoying superweapon.pretty hard choices, as you're losing something no matter what.
21st Mar '16 9:12:04 AM Eyeshield
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* BigOffscreenWar: The Leasath Civil War. Despite not taking place during the story, it's the reason behind the current war, as Leasath blames Aurelia for exploiting it. [[spoiler: Of course, this is entirely untrue, with Diego Navarro hiding the fact that Aurelia ACTUALLY PROVIDED AID to Leasath, and using all the food and money for arms sales instead.]]


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* GenreSavvy: After realizing that the cost of the wine he's drinking is way too expensive for a poor war-torn nation like Leasath, Albert, [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar having seen this sort of conspiracy before]], wonders if there's more to the war than meets the eye. [[spoiler: Of course, he's right.]]


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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Albert Genette's the one who [[spoiler: manages to take down Diego Navarro by revealing the truth behind the war.]]


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* SupportingProtagonist: Well, not really, you DO have an important role in single-handedly turning the tide of the war, [[spoiler: but it's ultimately Albert who manages to stop Diego Navarro by finding the truth behind the war and revealing it to the people of Leasath.]]
14th Mar '16 10:58:25 PM Eyeshield
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* AcePilot: Again, you, the Southern Cross, responsible for single handedly turning the tide and winning the war.



%% * FragileSpeedster: The Cariburn.

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%% * FragileSpeedster: The Cariburn.



* IntrepidReporter: Albert once again, being responsible for [[spoiler: revealing Diego Navarro's true plans for the war.]]



* KarmaHoudini: In one ending, Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader, escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out. In the other, he's torn apart by an angry mob.

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* KarmaHoudini: Justified because this is entirely up to your performance. In one ending, ending (Where you fail the last mission), Diego Navarro, the Leasath leader, escapes justice and his BatmanGambit still partially works out. In the other, he's torn apart by an angry mob.



* MissionControl: Crux, a by the book operator for you. He's also a good enough friend to know exactly why [[spoiler: you don't grant poor Albert an interview]].



* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.
* StealthyColossus: ''Gleipnir''.
* TakingYouWithMe: As the lethally wounded Gleipnir is crashing, its pilot voices his desire to take as many Santa Elva civilians as he can even as his ground control pleads with him to aim for the river to minimize collateral damage.

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* SadisticChoice: The game asks you how you want to make the final mission harder.
harder. Either fill it full of ace pilots or give the enemies access to an annoying superweapon.
* StealthyColossus: ''Gleipnir''.
''Gleipnir''. It's bigger than an entire city, but thanks to stealth tech is hard to track and take down.
* TakingYouWithMe: As the lethally wounded damaged Gleipnir is crashing, its pilot voices his desire to take as many Santa Elva civilians as he can even as his ground control pleads with him to aim for the river to minimize collateral damage.
8th Jan '16 7:40:07 AM Drakkenmensch
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* TakingYouWithMe: As the lethally wounded Gleipnir is crashing, its pilot voices his desire to take as many Santa Elva civilians as he can even as his ground control pleads with him to aim for the river to minimize collateral damage.
1st Oct '15 7:34:08 PM mobiuscenturion
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The Leasathian F-5Es on the front cover are not only of a different paint scheme from those in-game, but that paint scheme is not available for the F-5E at all.


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* NeverTrustATrailer: The voice-acting in the trailer is much different than that in the game.
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