History VideoGame / Bulletstorm

27th May '18 3:52:18 PM Jake18
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** Also the Hekaton, on no less than two occasions. Waggleton and the Mechatons are a miniaturized, robotic versions of the Hekaton... with guns.



** Also the Hekaton, on no less than two occasions. Waggleton and the Mechatons are a miniaturized, robotic versions of the Hekaton... with guns.
27th May '18 3:43:33 PM Jake18
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* ATwinkleInTheSky: You can launch enemies into the sky with the [[ThisIsADrill Penetrator]] for a "Mile High Club" skillshot.


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** This also happens to anyone hit with the [[spoiler:DNA bomb]].
24th May '18 6:33:36 PM Kadorhal
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* BossRoom: [[spoiler: Subverted for laughs in the second Muta-Burnout encounter. The room is a large circular arrangement dominated by a huge vat of acid, indicated to be a classic boss arena... he promptly bonks himself on the head repeatedly with falling pimps, stumbles while walking in, and accidentally tosses himself into that vat of acid.]]

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* BossRoom: [[spoiler: Subverted for laughs in the second Muta-Burnout encounter. The room is a large circular arrangement dominated by a huge vat of acid, indicated to be a classic boss arena... he promptly bonks himself on the head repeatedly with falling pimps, pipes, stumbles while walking in, and accidentally tosses himself into that vat of acid.]]
22nd May '18 12:27:39 AM Kadorhal
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* BossRoom: [[spoiler: Subverted for laughs in the second Muta-Burnout encounter. The room is a large circular arrangement dominated by a huge vat of acid, indicated to be a classic boss arena... he promptly stumbles while walking in and accidentally tosses himself into a vat of acid.]]

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* BossRoom: [[spoiler: Subverted for laughs in the second Muta-Burnout encounter. The room is a large circular arrangement dominated by a huge vat of acid, indicated to be a classic boss arena... he promptly bonks himself on the head repeatedly with falling pimps, stumbles while walking in in, and accidentally tosses himself into a that vat of acid.]]



* ChekhovsGun / ChekhovsBoomerang: [[spoiler:Remember when you drop the train on the Hekaton shortly after Last Train From Explosion Town? ''That'' is why it has the sore later on!]]

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* ChekhovsGun / ChekhovsBoomerang: [[spoiler:Remember when you drop the train on the Hekaton shortly after Last Train From Explosion Town? ''That'' is why it has the sore later on!]]on.]]



** The apparent reason for this was the team that made the game was Polish and English wasn't their native language. When writing the dialogue, they filled it with as much profanity as they could because it didn't sound as crude to their non-native ears. Apparently when it was translated into Polish,[[https://www.engadget.com/2011/10/07/bulletstorm-devs-shocked-by-how-much-swearing-was-in-their-own-g/ they were horrified.]]

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** The apparent reason for this was the team that made the game was Polish and English wasn't their native language. When writing the dialogue, they filled it with as much profanity as they could because it didn't sound as crude to their non-native ears. Apparently when it was translated into Polish,[[https://www.Polish, [[https://www.engadget.com/2011/10/07/bulletstorm-devs-shocked-by-how-much-swearing-was-in-their-own-g/ they were horrified.]]



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Grayson's stupid idea to [[spoiler:get offworld before the [[DepopulationBomb DNA Bomb]] goes off.]] He admits it's crazy enough that it might not work, though... but given how {{Troperiffic}} Bulletstorm is, the fact it's a MillionToOneChance is exactly ''why'' it succeeds!
* CruelAndUnusualDeath and TheJoysOfTorturingMooks in game form. ''Bulletstorm'' is entirely about this, forcing you to be creative with your kills each time you see an enemy. Points are required for buying fresh ammo and recharging weapons, and simply shooting enemies to death the standard way will not get you back the cost. Flinging them into the sky, shooting them with a flare to trigger a "Fireworks" skillshot, however, earns you significantly more. This is also encouraged in multiplayer, where you only progress if your entire team works together to finish off enemies as creatively as possible. The in-story explanation: Anarchy Mode. The competent ones with Leashes get resupplied. The bad ones don't.
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Just painlessly headshotting a guy nets you 25 points. Leash the guy, kick him, then shoot him up his ass, and you get considerably more. If you manage an especially impressive skillshot combo in the middle of a gun fight, everyone stops shooting, looks over, and goes "Daaaaaaaaaaaamn..." ''That's right, you can cause a'' '''temporary ceasefire''' ''just by being unbelievably cruel to an enemy''.

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Grayson's stupid idea to [[spoiler:get offworld before the [[DepopulationBomb DNA Bomb]] goes off.]] He admits it's crazy enough that it might not work, though... but given how {{Troperiffic}} Bulletstorm is, the fact it's a MillionToOneChance is exactly ''why'' it succeeds!
succeeds.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath and TheJoysOfTorturingMooks in game form. CruelAndUnusualDeath:
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''Bulletstorm'' is entirely about this, forcing you to be creative with your kills each time you see an enemy. Points are required for buying fresh ammo and recharging weapons, and simply shooting enemies to death the standard way will not get you back the cost. Flinging them into the sky, sky and shooting them with a flare to trigger a "Fireworks" skillshot, however, earns you significantly more.more. Manage a particularly cruel combo and ''everyone stops shooting for a moment'' to admire your handiwork. This is also encouraged in multiplayer, where you only progress if your entire team works together to finish off enemies as creatively as possible. The in-story explanation: Anarchy Mode. The competent ones with Leashes get resupplied. The bad ones don't.
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Just painlessly headshotting a guy nets you 25 points. Leash the guy, kick him, then shoot him up his ass, and you get considerably more. If you manage an especially impressive skillshot combo in the middle of a gun fight, everyone stops shooting, looks over, and goes "Daaaaaaaaaaaamn..." ''That's right, you can cause a'' '''temporary ceasefire''' ''just by being unbelievably cruel to an enemy''.
don't.



* CutsceneBoss: For all their mocking of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' in ''VideoGame/DutyCalls'', the final battle of ''Bulletstorm'' turns out to be a quicktime events fight that plays out remarkably similar to the one from the end of ''Modern Warfare 2''.

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* CutsceneBoss: For all their mocking of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' in ''VideoGame/DutyCalls'', the final battle of ''Bulletstorm'' turns out to be a quicktime events fight that plays out remarkably similar to the one from the end of ''Modern Warfare 2''.



--> '''Trishka''': "So ''what are you gonna do about it?''"
* {{Deconstruction}}/{{Metagame}}/TakeThat: It's possible to read this game as a struggle between modern military shooters and older shooters where realism wasn't a factor.\\
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The main villains (Representing the military shooter) are completely serious, faceless military men who are in a sterile monochromatic environment, all use the same gun, and their leader is an over-exaggerated PsychopathicManchild stereotype of immature 12-year-old VideoGame/CallOfDuty players. They even get points from killing in certain ways that they can use to buy things.\\
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You, on the other hand, play as a character who is clearly enjoying himself creating the most CruelAndUnusualDeath possible, in a colorful, zany and chaotic environment against hordes of bizarre monsters... which easily represents unrealistic over-the-top shooters such as VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} or VideoGame/{{Doom}}.\\
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The TakeThat comes in that Epic and People Can Fly do not paint the enemies in a sympathetic light, and... well, they created [[PsychopathicManchild Sarrano]]. That's really all there is to say on the matter.

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--> '''Trishka''': "So So ''what are you gonna do about it?''"
it?''
* {{Deconstruction}}/{{Metagame}}/TakeThat: {{Deconstruction}}/{{Metagame}}: It's possible to read this game as a struggle between modern "realistic" military shooters and older shooters where realism wasn't a factor.\\
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factor. The main villains (Representing (representing the military shooter) are completely serious, faceless military men who are in a sterile monochromatic environment, all use the same gun, and their leader is an over-exaggerated PsychopathicManchild stereotype of immature 12-year-old VideoGame/CallOfDuty ''Call of Duty'' players. They even get points from killing in certain ways that they can use to buy things.\\
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You, on the other hand, play as a character who is clearly enjoying himself creating the most CruelAndUnusualDeath possible, in a colorful, zany and chaotic environment against hordes of bizarre monsters... which easily represents unrealistic over-the-top shooters such as VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} or VideoGame/{{Doom}}.\\
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The TakeThat comes in that Epic and People Can Fly do not paint the enemies in a sympathetic light, and... well, they created [[PsychopathicManchild Sarrano]]. That's really all there is to say on the matter.



* DeusExMachina: An InvokedTrope, invoked by Ishi as he and Gray are left to die aboard Sorrano's flagship. Gray even says the trope name when [[spoiler:Trishka]] comes to rescue them.

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* DeusExMachina: An InvokedTrope, invoked by Ishi as he and Gray are left to die aboard Sorrano's Sarrano's flagship. Gray even says the trope name when [[spoiler:Trishka]] comes to rescue them.



* GreatOffscreenWar: [[PlayingWithATrope Not really a war]], but about a year before Grayson and co. crashland on Stygia, there was an effort to kill off the in-game enemies on the planet, which Serrano used to test [[EliteMooks Final Echo candidates.]] It was called Operation Anarchy, which Trishka was a part of, and which you get to play in Anarchy mode. The offensive was ultimately a complete failure, and barely any of Final Echo candidates made it off the planet alive.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: [[PlayingWithATrope Not really a war]], but about a year before Grayson and co. crashland on Stygia, there was an effort to kill off the in-game enemies on the planet, which Serrano Sarrano used to test [[EliteMooks Final Echo candidates.]] It was called Operation Anarchy, which Trishka was a part of, and which you get to play in Anarchy mode. The offensive was ultimately a complete failure, and barely any of Final Echo candidates made it off the planet alive.



* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitlews9vjxau4x1j Hey, It's That Voice!]]: Creator/SteveBlum and Creator/JenniferHale. Shepard and Grunt at it again.



--> '''Newsbot:''' "The food supply is gone. Dr. Phylis (message glitches) suggests cannibalism. With odds of survival this low, who can blame you? Tastes just like (message glitches)

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--> '''Newsbot:''' "The The food supply is gone. Dr. Phylis (message glitches) ''(message glitches)'' suggests cannibalism. With odds of survival this low, who can blame you? Tastes just like (message glitches)''(message glitches)''



* [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Kicked Across The Room]]: Aside of Grayson, the Anarchy Mode's Final Echo goons are also graduates of the VideoGame/DukeNukem school of [ putting your foot through things. Not only does it send enemies flying, it sends them into slow motion and does a fair bit of damage besides. More importantly, it's key to setting up many skillshots.

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* [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Kicked Across The Room]]: Aside of Grayson, the Anarchy Mode's Final Echo goons are also graduates of the VideoGame/DukeNukem school of [ putting your foot through things. Not only does it send enemies flying, it sends them into slow motion and does a fair bit of damage besides. More importantly, it's key to setting up many skillshots.



* LetsPlay: [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjuCutmbGPAjk46Dk1fBO_3zp9_OHXoBv Of course.]]



* MeaningfulName: The Hekaton, almost certainly named after the Hekatonkheires, giants from [[AncientGreece ancient greek mythology]] that were said to have strength and fury surpassing that of the Titans. The Hekaton might not have a hundred hands and fifty heads, but it's certainly strong, and it's ''very'', '''''very''''' angry.

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* MeaningfulName: The Hekaton, almost certainly named after the Hekatonkheires, giants from [[AncientGreece ancient greek Greek mythology]] that were said to have strength and fury surpassing that of the Titans. The Hekaton might not have a hundred hands and fifty heads, but it's certainly strong, and it's ''very'', '''''very''''' angry.



* MediumAwareness: In the ''Duke Nukem'' DLC for the ''Full Clip Edition'', it's clear that Duke is perfectly aware that he's been abruptly inserted into someone else's video game. True to form, he just rolls with it.

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* MediumAwareness: In the ''Duke Nukem'' DLC for the ''Full Clip Edition'', it's clear that Duke is perfectly aware that he's been abruptly inserted into someone else's video game.game and isn't supposed to be there. True to form, he just rolls with it.



* MundaneUtility: One of your moves sends you sliding along the ground. You can use it to evade enemy fire, get up close and personal quickly, send enemies flying... or move through crawlspaces quickly.
** But damned if that isn't the [[RuleOfCool coolest]] way to move through crawlspaces.

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* MundaneUtility: One of your moves sends you sliding along the ground. You can use it to evade enemy fire, get up close and personal quickly, send enemies flying... or move through crawlspaces quickly.
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quickly. But damned if that isn't the [[RuleOfCool coolest]] way to move through crawlspaces.



* NoticeThis: The game actually bribes you to pay attention to crucial events by awarding extra [[AwesomenessMeter awesomeness points]].
* OffWithHisHead: Headshotting an enemy with a charged shot from the Flail Gun will remove their heads. Doing it to multiple enemies earns you a "French Revolution". You can also yank the head off of a stunned miniboss with your leash.

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* NoticeThis: The game actually bribes you to pay attention to crucial events by awarding extra [[AwesomenessMeter awesomeness points]].
extra skillpoints]] by holding the aim button to focus on them.
* OffWithHisHead: Headshotting an enemy with a charged shot from the Flail Gun will remove their heads. Doing it to multiple enemies with one shot earns you a "French Revolution". You can also yank the head off of a stunned miniboss with your leash.



* {{Overheating}}: Miniguns can easily overheat if you go full auto for a sustained period of time - which is odd, as the entire point of six barrels is to ''avoid'' overheating. Evidently, on Stygia, more barrels just means MoreDakka.

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* {{Overheating}}: Miniguns can easily overheat if you go full auto for a sustained period of time - which is odd, as the entire point of six barrels is to ''avoid'' overheating. Evidently, on Stygia, more barrels just ''only'' means MoreDakka.






* RegeneratingHealth: When taking enough damage, screen starts flashing red and a message tells to take cover.
* RemovableTurretGun
* RevengeBeforeReason: Attacking Serrano's flagship with their small junkheap was a spectacularly bad idea, but Gray just hates Serrano's guts that much. And he was drunk.

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* RegeneratingHealth: When taking enough damage, screen starts flashing red and RegeneratingHealth:
* RemovableTurretGun: Almost literally, as you ''can't'' use
a message tells to take cover.
* RemovableTurretGun
turret without dismounting it.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Attacking Serrano's Sarrano's flagship with their small junkheap was a spectacularly bad idea, but Gray just hates Serrano's Sarrano's guts that much. And he was drunk.



** SceneryGorn: Stygia used to be a Tourist attraction until something went wrong and was abandoned. Some skillshots are also utilized with this trope.

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** SceneryGorn: Stygia used to be a Tourist tourist attraction until something went wrong and it was abandoned. Some skillshots are also utilized with this trope.



** Grayson says "It goes down like a [[Music/LedZeppelin lead zeppelin]]!", paraphrasing the quote Music/LedZeppelin got its name from.
** There's an achievement called [[AtomicHate Destroyer Of Worlds]].
** The [[spoiler:confrontation with Serrano]] is almost exactly like the end of ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2 Modern Warfare 2]]'''s.

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** Grayson says "It goes down like a [[Music/LedZeppelin lead zeppelin]]!", zeppelin!", paraphrasing the quote Music/LedZeppelin got its name from.
** There's an achievement called [[AtomicHate [[Literature/BhagavadGita Destroyer Of Worlds]].
** The [[spoiler:confrontation with Serrano]] Sarrano]] is almost exactly like the end of ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2 Modern Warfare ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2]]'''s.



--> '''Trishka''': You shit piles give chase, I will ''kill your dicks''!
--> '''Grayson''': What? ''What does that even mean?!''

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--> '''Trishka''': -->'''Trishka''': You shit piles give chase, I will ''kill your dicks''!
--> '''Grayson''': What? ''What does that even mean?!''
dicks''!



* StuffBlowingUp: The Game

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* StuffBlowingUp: The GameGame.



--> That guy just killed twenty of my buddies in ways that violate common sense, let alone the rules of war. I'm totally going to take him out!



* WhatTheHellHero: Ishi repeatedly drills into Gray's head how ''monumentally'' stupid he was to attack Serrano's flagship and how it cost the lives of their comrades.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Ishi repeatedly drills into Gray's head how ''monumentally'' stupid he was to attack Serrano's Sarrano's flagship and how it cost the lives of their comrades.



-->'''Trishka''': What the hell did you do to piss this thing off? Kill its babies?
-->'''Grayson''': What? [[BlatantLies No]]! Well... maybe...

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-->'''Trishka''': What the hell did you do to piss this thing off? Kill its babies?
-->'''Grayson''':
babies?\\
'''Grayson''':
What? [[BlatantLies No]]! No! Well... maybe...



* YouBastard: Mocked with Serrano, who constantly attempts guilt tripping Grayson and Ishi for killing soldiers with families and victims of an apocalypse who used to be mothers and children. Serrano likes tossing them in with childish insults and psychopathic threats, so they don't hold much water.

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* YouBastard: Mocked with Serrano, Sarrano, who constantly attempts guilt tripping Grayson and Ishi for killing soldiers with families and victims of an apocalypse who used to be mothers and children. Serrano Sarrano likes tossing them in with childish insults and psychopathic threats, so they don't hold much water.
21st May '18 1:08:51 PM Kadorhal
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The game's story, written by Rick Remender, comes [[TwoFistedTale straight from a pulp sci-fi serial]], starring two former black ops soldiers/assassins, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, members of wetworks unit Dead Echo. After they discover that their superior, General Sarrano, has had them killing innocent people through their entire carreer, Grayson and his team go rogue, Gray swearing revenge for the atrocities Sarrano used Dead Echo to commit. We join Grayson some time later when he and his crew, now SpacePirates on the run from the law, encounter Sarrano's flagship in orbit around the former tropical paradise resort planet [[DeathWorld Stygia]], and Gray's subsequent (alcohol-inspired) kamikaze-attack results in both ships crashing on a planet teeming with mutated psychopathic ferals and all kinds of flora and fauna thirsting for blood. Having been injured in the crash, Ishi's new robotic implants are [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul gnawing away at his mind]], and it's up to Grayson to find the fastest way off of Stygia to get Ishi some real medical attention. Unfortunately, the only way to do so is to find Sarrano and hitch a ride on his evac cruiser.

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The game's story, written by Rick Remender, comes [[TwoFistedTale straight from a pulp sci-fi serial]], starring two former black ops soldiers/assassins, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, members of wetworks unit Dead Echo. After they discover that their superior, General Sarrano, has had them killing innocent people through their entire carreer, career, Grayson and his team go rogue, Gray swearing revenge for the atrocities Sarrano used Dead Echo to commit. We join Grayson some time later when he and his crew, now SpacePirates on the run from the law, encounter Sarrano's flagship in orbit around the former tropical paradise resort planet [[DeathWorld Stygia]], and Gray's subsequent (alcohol-inspired) kamikaze-attack results in both ships crashing on a planet teeming with mutated psychopathic ferals and all kinds of flora and fauna thirsting for blood. Having been injured in the crash, Ishi's new robotic implants are [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul gnawing away at his mind]], and it's up to Grayson to find the fastest way off of Stygia to get Ishi some real medical attention. Unfortunately, the only way to do so is to find Sarrano and hitch a ride on his evac cruiser.



''Bulletstorm'' was rereleased for eighth-generation platforms in 2017 as the ''Full Clip Edition''. One of the primary selling points for it is a pre-order bonus, which allows you to replace Gray entirely with... DukeNukem.

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''Bulletstorm'' was rereleased [[UpdatedRerelease rereleased]] for eighth-generation platforms in 2017 as the ''Full Clip Edition''. One of the primary selling points for it is a pre-order bonus, DLC pack which allows you to replace Gray entirely with... DukeNukem.
VideoGame/DukeNukem.
20th May '18 9:25:52 AM Jake18
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* OffWithHisHead: Headshotting an enemy with a charged shot from the Flail Gun will remove their heads. You can also yank the head off of a stunned miniboss with your leash.

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* OffWithHisHead: Headshotting an enemy with a charged shot from the Flail Gun will remove their heads. Doing it to multiple enemies earns you a "French Revolution". You can also yank the head off of a stunned miniboss with your leash.



* YourHeadAsplode: The result of many head shots, but this game's sniper rifle comes with a charged attack that allows you to detonate the bullet after it hits, making this trope a tad more literal than usual.

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* YourHeadAsplode: The result of many head shots, but this game's sniper rifle comes with a charged attack that allows you to detonate the bullet after it hits, making this trope a tad more literal than usual. You can even make heads explode by kicking enemies in the face after shooting them in the crotch.
19th May '18 1:01:22 PM Jake18
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* DeusExMachina: An InvokedTrope, invoked by Ishi as he and Gray are left to die aboard Sorrano's flagship.

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* DeusExMachina: An InvokedTrope, invoked by Ishi as he and Gray are left to die aboard Sorrano's flagship. Gray even says the trope name when [[spoiler:Trishka]] comes to rescue them.
19th May '18 12:38:45 PM Jake18
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* OffWithHisHead: Headshotting an enemy with a charged shot from the Flail Gun will remove their heads. You can also yank the head off of a stunned miniboss with your leash.
19th May '18 12:14:37 PM Jake18
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* WorldWreckingWave: [[spoiler:The result of the DNA bomb.]]
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* LimitedLoadoat: Normally, you can only carry the Peacemaker Carbine and two other weapons. Averted in Overkill Mode, which lets you carry every weapon in the game at once.

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* LimitedLoadoat: LimitedLoadout: Normally, you can only carry the Peacemaker Carbine and two other weapons. Averted in Overkill Mode, which lets you carry every weapon in the game at once.
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