History VideoGame / ColonyWars

23rd Jul '16 12:40:58 PM nombretomado
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* BigBrother: The Watch.



* KangarooCourt: In one of the bad endings for ''Vengeance,'' Mertins is put through one of these. Not by the League, but by his own side, as [[BigBrother The Watch]] is taking over the Navy.

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* KangarooCourt: In one of the bad endings for ''Vengeance,'' Mertins is put through one of these. Not by the League, but by his own side, as [[BigBrother [[ShadowDictator The Watch]] is taking over the Navy.


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* ShadowDictator: The Watch.
28th May '16 10:40:38 AM nombretomado
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A trilogy of space combat games by Creator/{{Psygnosis}} for the PlayStation; the original ''Colony Wars'' told of an epic civil war between two factions of humanity, the Earth Empire and their Colonial Navy against the secessionist League of Free Worlds. The player steps into the role of an anonymous League pilot during what will turn out to be the final phase of the war one way or another, as the technologically inferior League fights to throw off the oppressive Empire. Unusually for a game with MultipleEndings, the canon ending isn't the best one; the League is able to push the Empire all the way back to Sol, but is unable to take the home-system and instead seals it off, condemning what remains of the Empire to civil war over the tiny scraps of resources left.

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A trilogy of space combat games by Creator/{{Psygnosis}} for the PlayStation; UsefulNotes/PlayStation; the original ''Colony Wars'' told of an epic civil war between two factions of humanity, the Earth Empire and their Colonial Navy against the secessionist League of Free Worlds. The player steps into the role of an anonymous League pilot during what will turn out to be the final phase of the war one way or another, as the technologically inferior League fights to throw off the oppressive Empire. Unusually for a game with MultipleEndings, the canon ending isn't the best one; the League is able to push the Empire all the way back to Sol, but is unable to take the home-system and instead seals it off, condemning what remains of the Empire to civil war over the tiny scraps of resources left.
3rd Nov '15 3:31:35 AM Hobbie
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* PortalCut: Happens to a [[spoiler: Navy Titan]] in an early mission in the first game.
27th Sep '15 6:16:27 AM NTC3
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21st Apr '14 12:23:58 PM Alhazred
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* BookEnds: The first act of the first game is titled "A new threat". The very last ending is named "A new threat?". Subverted; it turns outthe latter bookend isn't canon.

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* BookEnds: The first act of the first game is titled "A new threat". The very last ending is named "A new threat?". Subverted; it turns outthe out the latter bookend isn't canon.



* FisherKingdom: The Draco system, where the two suns cause crews to grow close bonds or hate each other depending on which sun their ship is closer to. The narrator mentions believing this to be an exaggerated tall tale from crews that had previously seen action in Draco, seeing it for himself.

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* FisherKingdom: The Draco system, where the two suns cause crews to grow close bonds or hate each other depending on which sun their ship is closer to. The narrator mentions believing this to be an exaggerated tall tale from crews that had previously seen action in Draco, until seeing it for himself.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The official website hinted at a much larger narrative for ''Vengeance'' than made it to the game, with details on the new leader of the League (who actually followed the old one preserved in a computer) and hints that the League, while not as depraved as the original Earth Empire, was no longer the bastion of freedom it once was.
5th Nov '13 10:41:53 AM scythemouse
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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Drake, the mysterious person in ''Vengeance'' who helps Mertens throughout the war. Who he is, or why he's helping Mertens is never addressed.
28th Feb '13 11:51:48 AM Alhazred
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''There are so many ways a war can turn...just one mission can make a difference.''

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''There ->''There are so many ways a war can turn...turn; just one mission can make a difference.''
8th Feb '13 11:21:00 PM Alhazred
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** The Eclipse stealth fighter; it's very clear from the ship database that the Navy has at least a resource advantage if not an outright technology during the original colony wars, as their ships are always a little bigger and a little better armed. Despite this, the Eclipse is fielded by the League and the Navy has no equivalent.

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** The Eclipse stealth fighter; it's very clear from the ship database that the Navy has at least a resource advantage if not an outright technology advantage during the original colony wars, as their ships are always a little bigger and a little better armed. Despite this, the Eclipse is fielded by the League and the Navy has no equivalent.


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* ForeverWar: The original colony wars lasted a ''really'' long time. The end was very sudden to the point where the narrator mentions that he never dreamed of being around to see the League reach Sol.
* FisherKingdom: The Draco system, where the two suns cause crews to grow close bonds or hate each other depending on which sun their ship is closer to. The narrator mentions believing this to be an exaggerated tall tale from crews that had previously seen action in Draco, seeing it for himself.
8th Feb '13 11:08:47 PM Alhazred
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* BookEnds: The first act of the first game is titled "A new threat". The very last ending is named "A new threat?".

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* BookEnds: The first act of the first game is titled "A new threat". The very last ending is named "A new threat?". Subverted; it turns outthe latter bookend isn't canon.



* CoolShip: Mostly in-universe:
** The Dark Angel fighter was first used by the League to pull off a BigDamnHeroes moment. It's actually an average performer, but its history and distinctive look make it an important symbol.
** The Hydra bomber proved so effective against Navy ships that the designer had to go into hiding because he was in danger of being assassinated by Navy loyalists as retribution wherever he went.
** The Eclipse stealth fighter; it's very clear from the ship database that the Navy has at least a resource advantage if not an outright technology during the original colony wars, as their ships are always a little bigger and a little better armed. Despite this, the Eclipse is fielded by the League and the Navy has no equivalent.



* InformedAbility: The manual of ''Vengeance'' states that your wingmate Klein is depressive and that he might break down during intense moments. Neither of these two aspects are apparent during the actual game.

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* InformedAbility: InformedAbility:
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The manual of ''Vengeance'' states that your wingmate Klein is depressive and that he might break down during intense moments. Neither of these two aspects are apparent during the actual game. If anything, [[spoiler: he dies only because the Widowmaker genuinely outflies him.]]
** Mertins, Becks and Klein are also described as extremely close in the manual. [[spoiler: Mertins ''barely'' has a reaction when he kills Becks, and has none at all to Klein's death or avenging him against the Widowmaker.]]



* POWCamp: In the worst and second-worst endings for ''Vengeance,'' we see Mertins end up in different ones after the Navy is soundly defeated. Neither of them look like the League is terribly concerned about treating their prisoners well.

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* POWCamp: In the worst and second-worst endings for ''Vengeance,'' we see Mertins end up in different ones after the Navy is soundly defeated. Neither of them look like the League is terribly concerned about treating their prisoners well. In the worst ending, Kron gets to skip the camps entirely and is tortured in public, [[spoiler: although you're not likely to have any sympathy for him if you see this ending ''after'' you've already seen the better ones.]]
25th Jan '13 2:15:59 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* TheEpic: The first game. The story takes place over the last stretch of the League's war for independence, and the entire League knows it, though they're all faceless. The narrator is very emotional about key events, and he also sounds so much like JamesEarlJones that many people who played the game when it was new still don't know it wasn't actually him.

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* TheEpic: The first game. The story takes place over the last stretch of the League's war for independence, and the entire League knows it, though they're all faceless. The narrator is very emotional about key events, and he also sounds so much like JamesEarlJones Creator/JamesEarlJones that many people who played the game when it was new still don't know it wasn't actually him.
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