History VideoGame / BrothersInArms

17th Feb '18 3:22:09 PM VutherA
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In ''Road to Hill 30'' and ''Earned in Blood'', poor tactical decisions can get your squad mates killed, but they always reappear in the next mission, unless they get KilledOffForReal: Subverted in ''Hell's Highway'', which introduces mid-level cutscenes to the series: if a squad mate is lost, instead of being killed he is merely wounded and can be seen writhing on the ground, and are then conveniently healed for the next cutscene.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In ''Road to Hill 30'' and ''Earned in Blood'', poor tactical decisions can get your squad mates killed, but they always reappear in the next mission, unless they get KilledOffForReal: KilledOffForReal. Subverted in ''Hell's Highway'', which introduces mid-level cutscenes to the series: if a squad mate is lost, instead of being killed he is merely wounded and can be seen writhing on the ground, and are then conveniently healed for the next cutscene.



* HeroicBSOD: Private First Class Kevin Leggett. [[spoiler:Having gotten two of the most popular squad members killed earlier in the game, he becomes notably traumatized. At the end, frustratedly getting no response on the radio for support in an overwhelming situation, he pulls out a pistol, jumps on top of their cover, and shoots at the enemy tanks screaming for them to shoot him.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Private First Class Kevin Leggett. [[spoiler:Having gotten two of the most popular squad members killed earlier in the game, he becomes notably traumatized. At the end, frustratedly getting no response on the radio for support in an overwhelming situation, the Battle of Bloody Gulch with tanks oncoming without any anti-tank weaponry among the squad themselves, he pulls out a pistol, jumps on top of their cover, trench, and shoots at the enemy tanks screaming for them to shoot him.him. [[ForegoneConclusion He gets his wish]].]]



** Sergeant Hassey and Leggett in ''Road to Hill 30''.

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** Sergeant Hassey and Leggett in ''Road to Hill 30''. They're usually not with you, but they certainly aren't sitting around until next you meet.



* ItsUpToYou: While you'll usually have an Assault squad to risk flanking the Germans, there's plenty of times the terrain won't fit the squad to let them be in cover effectively while flanking the enemy, which means...you guessed it, you're gonna have to put the rounds into Jerry there.
** If you don't have a tank in ''Road to Hill 30'', that means you personally are going to have to handle enemy tanks...and it kind of might be easier for you to anyway.



* PurposelyOverpowered: The sniper rifle in ''Road to Hill 30''. It always kills in one shot, barely has any aim sway unlike every other weapon in the game meaning you don't really have to flank to expect to hit the enemy unlike usual and in the two times you are given it, you are going to '''need''' it with all the Germans that will be swarming you.



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: In ''Hell's Highway'', you occasionally take control of a British tank commander in a Sherman Firefly.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The end of ''Road to Hill 30'''s final mission, "No Better Spot To Die" largely abandons the suppressing-and-flanking mechanics you use for the rest of the game, because you have to reach the allied tanks ''alone'' and there's three enemy tanks between you and them (and you have absolutely no anti-tank weaponry or grenades). If you waste time trying to suppress the Germans on foot in your way, a enemy tank is going to drive up to you.
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In ''Hell's Highway'', you occasionally take control of a British tank commander in a Sherman Firefly.
9th Feb '18 3:38:15 AM Killerweinerdog
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* CallAHitPointASmeerp: In the third game, instead of "health," hit points are represented by "luck"; when taking enemy fire, a red tint will fill the edges of the screen, representing bullets flying close to the player as they're being shot at. If you don't get out of the fire soon enough, a bullet will hit you for an [[OneHitKill instant game over...]] Taking cover allows your "luck" to [[RegeneratingHealth recover]] so you can get back in the fight.
5th Feb '18 6:28:12 AM Killerweinerdog
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->'''Hartsock''':''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''

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->'''Hartsock''':''"Maybe, -->'''Hartsock''':''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''
1st Jan '18 6:19:37 AM Rmpdc
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->Hartsock:''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''

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->Hartsock:''"Maybe, ->'''Hartsock''':''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''
1st Jan '18 6:19:16 AM Rmpdc
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->''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''

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->''"Maybe, ->Hartsock:''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''
1st Jan '18 6:18:29 AM Rmpdc
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** By ''Hell's Highway'', however, this trope is deconstructed, when [[spoiler: Franky]] doesen't like receiving this kind of treatment from Baker, and ends up in a heavily implied case of SuicideByCop. Hartsock himself calls Baker out on it.
->''"Maybe, if you were in control of your men, instead of trying to be their best friend...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Wouldn't. Need. Finding.]]"''
1st Jan '18 6:15:07 AM Rmpdc
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->''" ''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy." ''

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->''" ''Brothers ->''"''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy." ''"''
1st Jan '18 6:14:48 AM Rmpdc
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->''" ''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy.''

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->''" ''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy." ''
1st Jan '18 6:14:32 AM Rmpdc
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->''"''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy.''

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->''"''Brothers ->''" ''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad to suppress and flank the enemy.''
1st Jan '18 6:14:16 AM Rmpdc
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->''"Relive the 502nd Parachute Regiment's historic drop into Normandy...and the remarkable story of the fearless squad leader...who must command his [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous elite team of Paratroopers]]...and overcome insurmountable odds. Experience the [[WarIsHell brutal reality of war]] as a soldier on the front lines of history's greatest battle. Command the most decorated soldiers of their day...as they begin a [[ItsRainingMen historic offensive from the sky]] and [[TrappedBehindEnemyLines fight danger on all sides]]. Go to war...with the men of the 101st Airborne. Your comrades...your friends...your brothers..."''
-->-- '''Narration from ''Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30's'' trailer'''

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->''"Relive the 502nd Parachute Regiment's historic drop into Normandy...->''"''Brothers in Arms'' is all about [[ShownTheirWork authentic]] squad-based [[PinnedDown fire and the remarkable story of the fearless maneuver military tactics]]. To be victorious, you must use your squad leader...who must command his [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous elite team of Paratroopers]]...to suppress and overcome insurmountable odds. Experience flank the [[WarIsHell brutal reality of war]] as a soldier on the front lines of history's greatest battle. Command the most decorated soldiers of their day...as they begin a [[ItsRainingMen historic offensive from the sky]] and [[TrappedBehindEnemyLines fight danger on all sides]]. Go to war...with the men of the 101st Airborne. Your comrades...your friends...your brothers..."''
enemy.''
-->-- '''Narration from '''Col. John Antal, historical advisor for ''Brothers In Arms'', ''Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30's'' trailer'''
30'' and ''Earned in Blood'' tutorial video'''
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