History VideoGame / CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars

27th May '17 7:33:30 PM rmctagg09
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* DecapitationStrike: One of Nod's first acts is to destroy the GDI space station ''Philadelphia'', with almost the entire GDI leadership onboard, with the exception of Secretary of the Treasury, Redmond Boyle.
22nd Apr '17 2:24:51 AM TrevMUN
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** ''"A TITAN?! I haven't seen one of those since Tib War 2!"'' - Kane's Wrath, Nod Militant

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** ''"A TITAN?! --> '''Nod Militant:''' ''A TITAN?!'' I haven't seen one of those since Tib War 2!"'' - Kane's Wrath, Nod Militant2!



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The blue zones, yellow zones, and red zones more or less correlate to present-day first world, second world, and third-world regions, respectively. The colored zones are also likely a reference to the "Green Zone," the base of operations of U.S. forces in Iraq and the only safe area in the country.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The blue zones, yellow zones, and red zones more or less correlate to present-day first world, second world, and third-world regions, respectively. The colored zones are also likely a reference to the "Green Zone," color-coded zone system the base of operations of U.S. forces in military used after the 2003 Iraq and War to designate the only safe relative safety of various locations, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Zone "Green Zone"]] referring to a 10-square kilometer area in the country.Baghdad, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Zone_(Iraq) "Red Zone"]] referring to everywhere else.



* HumongousMecha: GDI's Juggernaut, Nod's Avatar and Scrin's Tripod, straight out of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The base game explains ''Tiberian Suns''' mechas [[DeconstructedTrope were too vulnerable to commando's sabotages]] and were discontinued (some return in the expansion). [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration These sabotages are possible in-game ]], and an engineer can recover fallen units.

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* HumongousMecha: GDI's Juggernaut, Nod's Avatar and Scrin's Tripod, straight out of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The base game explains ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** Downplayed when compared to the previous game, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun''. With the exception of the Juggernaut, GDI retired all of its
''Tiberian Suns''' mechas [[DeconstructedTrope were too vulnerable to commando's sabotages]] and were discontinued (some return Sun''-era walker units in the expansion). [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration These sabotages are possible in-game ]], and an engineer can recover fallen units.intervening years. The Intelligence Database gives justification for the changes--one article discusses the retirement of the Mammoth Mk. II (to the rage of [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade Nick "Havoc" Parker]]) while another on GDI's Commandos gives one of several reasons why: GDI Commandos figured out how to easily take walkers down by attaching det packs to their legs. This led to concern that Nod's elite units could easily do the same--[[GameplayAndStoryIntegration and, of course, they very much can]]. Juggernauts escaped the axe because, as artillery units, they're less likely to be threatened by this strategy compared to a Titan, Wolverine, or Mammoth Mk. II.
** The Steel Talons bring back several of GDI's ''Tiberian Sun''-era walkers in the ''Kane's Wrath'' expansion. Given the expansion is a prequel to the base game, however, it's more that they're one of the last holdouts of ''Tiberian Sun''-era weapons rather than being a revival.


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** Occasionally, GDI's Juggernauts will confirm a Bombardment order by loudly declaring, "Bombardment!" The pilots say this in the exact same tone as the PA announcements from the [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Strategy_center American Strategy Center]] in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'', which has its own Bombardment ability.
25th Mar '17 6:39:28 AM naruto8900
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* PunyEarthlings: All humans have to use equipment or cybernetics to fight, the Scrin spit corrosive chemicals, control minds and fire energy out of their bodies. On the other hand, Scrin are critically dependent on [[GreenRocks Tiberium]] and Tiberium radiation for survival; without it they will [[DecapitatedArmy literally shrivel up and stop moving]], and they seeded Earth with the stuff specifically to harvest ever more of the precious material. Kane goes so far as to call them "a cult of addiction in the guise of a species", implicitly comparing their entire invasion to a druggie sticking up their neighbors for money.
11th Feb '17 8:13:56 AM TrollBrutal
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* GameplayAndStorySegregration: In-game, Tiberium doesn't spread all over the place but only inside a limited radius around a vein. This goes not only against the mechanics of the previous games, but also against the very premise of the series, a planet-consuming mineral engulfing the landscapes.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregration: GameplayAndStorySegregation: In-game, Tiberium doesn't spread all over the place but only inside a limited radius around a vein. This goes not only against the mechanics of the previous games, but also against the very premise of the series, a planet-consuming mineral engulfing the landscapes.
11th Feb '17 8:13:13 AM TrollBrutal
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* GameplayAndStorySegregration: In-game, Tiberium doesn't spread all over the place but only inside a limited radius around a vein. This goes not only against the mechanics of the previous games, but also against the very premise of the series, a planet-consuming mineral engulfing the landscapes.
5th Feb '17 1:22:53 PM Deathhacker
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Kane's mask in the first portion of Kane's Wrath is noticeably lopsided. This is most noticable if you look at the top of the mask and the part next to his left cheek; the angle of the slant on top would have been corrected if the left side of the mask actually touched his cheek instead of just hanging there.
28th Nov '16 4:59:53 AM WiseMan23753
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* BreakTheHaughty: What happens to the sepratist leader in the first mission of ''Kane's Wrath''.
** Before:
--> ''"Who dares challenge '''our''' supremacy? The Brotherhod is dead! Rotting with the heretic, Kane! '''We''' are the true heirs of Nod as it is written! Repent! Withdraw! Or join your fool prophet in oblivion."''
** After:
--> ''"Brother... friend, I beseech you, cease your assault... We'll lay our weapon at your feet, and swear fidelity, in the name of Kane, the one true prophet!... [[AintTooProudToBeg I beg you... I beg you! Spare our lives!]]"''
2nd Nov '16 7:54:04 AM brianify
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* AwesomeYetImpractical: The Titan and Wolverine Mechs and PoweredArmor, which is why GDI went back to tanks and jeeps in this game.

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* AwesomeYetImpractical: AwesomeYetImpractical:
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The Titan and Wolverine Mechs and PoweredArmor, which is why GDI went back to tanks and jeeps in this game.game.
** The Nod Avatar's ability to absorb the powers of different Nod units by sacrificing them, which puts all your eggs in one admittedly powerful basket. You're probably better off just using the units themselves alongside the Avatar.


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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The blue zones, yellow zones, and red zones more or less correlate to present-day first world, second world, and third-world regions, respectively. The colored zones are also likely a reference to the "Green Zone," the base of operations of U.S. forces in Iraq and the only safe area in the country.


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Kane and his followers simultaneously exalt the wonders of Tiberium, while excoriating GDI for walling itself off in Tiberium-free blue zones.
17th Aug '16 4:28:50 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The Xbox port has a command point limit. The only example in the whole series until the console version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The Xbox port has a command point limit. The only example in the whole series until the console version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''.
17th Aug '16 5:44:16 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The Xbox port has a command point limit. The only example in the whole series until ''Command and Conquer 4''.
* ArtifactTitle: InUniverse. Plasma cannons can be modified to shoot tiberium bullets. They're still called plasma cannons.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The Xbox port has a command point limit. The only example in the whole series until ''Command and Conquer 4''.
the console version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3.
* ArtifactTitle: InUniverse. Plasma cannons can be modified to shoot tiberium Tiberium bullets. They're still called plasma cannons.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: GDI Harvesters, although equipped with machine guns, will abandon all offensive commands when faced with even a small deposit of shiny tiberium crystals

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: GDI Harvesters, although equipped with machine guns, will abandon all offensive commands when faced with even a small deposit of shiny tiberium Tiberium crystals



** ''[[http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc-3-the-forgotten The Forgotten]]'' brings back the tiberium-mutated faction from ''Tiberian Sun'', complete with its own fleshed-out campaign and full-motion video cutscenes.

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** ''[[http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc-3-the-forgotten The Forgotten]]'' brings back the tiberium-mutated Tiberium-mutated faction from ''Tiberian Sun'', complete with its own fleshed-out campaign and full-motion video cutscenes.



* InformedEquipment: Averted. Guns get bulkier, reinforced barrels from weapon upgrades, tiberium enhanced SuperSoldiers start exhaling green gas, tanks get bulldozer blades, etc.

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* InformedEquipment: Averted. Guns get bulkier, reinforced barrels from weapon upgrades, tiberium Tiberium enhanced SuperSoldiers start exhaling green gas, tanks get bulldozer blades, etc.



** The player character, [[spoiler: if he decides to use the liquid tiberium bomb at the end of the game]].

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** The player character, [[spoiler: if he decides to use the liquid tiberium Tiberium bomb at the end of the game]].


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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The Hammerhead Gunship from ''Kane's Wrath'' might as well be a [[BiggerOnTheInside TARDIS in the shape of a helicopter]]. According to the Intelligence Database, it can transport an entire '''regiment''' and still has enough storage capacity left to "operate in the field for days at a time without needing to either refuel or rearm".
** In the actual game, however, they can only carry [[GameplayAndStorySegregation a single squad of infantry]].
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