History VideoGame / CrimsonSkies

27th Nov '17 6:43:38 AM cynicalcylon
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The games' storylines are framed around a RadioDrama that chronicles the adventures of [[Main/AcePilot Nathan Zachary]] and the [[Main/BandOfBrothers Fortune Hunters pirate gang]] during their rise to fame and fortune. During their escapades, the gang goes head-to-head (or in this case, propeller-to-propeller) with rival pirates and mercenaries, including [[Main/FemmeFatale The Black Swan]], [[Main/MagnificentBastard Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn]], and [[Main/BadBoss Ulysses Boothe]]. Also challenging our heroes are private security firms such as [[Main/PrivateMilitaryContractors Blake Aviation Security]] and militia squadrons such as the [[Main/HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood Knights.]]


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The games' storylines are framed around a RadioDrama esque plot that chronicles the adventures of [[Main/AcePilot Nathan Zachary]] and the [[Main/BandOfBrothers Fortune Hunters pirate gang]] during their rise to fame and fortune. During their escapades, the gang goes head-to-head (or in this case, propeller-to-propeller) with rival pirates and mercenaries, including [[Main/FemmeFatale The Black Swan]], [[Main/MagnificentBastard Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn]], and [[Main/BadBoss Ulysses Boothe]]. Also challenging our heroes are private security firms such as [[Main/PrivateMilitaryContractors Blake Aviation Security]] and militia squadrons such as the [[Main/HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood Knights.]]

11th Nov '17 4:33:42 PM cynicalcylon
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* [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon Good Planes, Evil Planes]]: Downplayed. While there are some exceptions, you're be likely to see Peacemakers in the hands of "good guys" and Brigands and Kestrels in the hands of pirates.

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* [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon Good Planes, Evil Planes]]: Downplayed. While there are some exceptions, you're be likely to see Peacemakers in the hands of "good guys" and Brigands and Kestrels in the hands of pirates.



* SkyPirate: Might as well be the TropeCodifier. The Fortune Hunters and Black Hats are only two of the many air pirate gangs roaming America.

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* SkyPirate: Might as well be the TropeCodifier. The Fortune Hunters and Black Hats are only two of the many air pirate gangs roaming America.The DividedStatesOfAmerica.
8th Nov '17 4:52:09 AM cynicalcylon
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Akin to the Tabletop Games, the series takes place in a DividedStatesOfAmerica universe, which begins after World War I, when a "Regionalist movement" gains popularity in the Union following the outbreak of [[Main/ThePlague Spanish influenza pandemic,]] rallying behind an isolationist platform. Meanwhile, President Woodrow Wilson's authority is undercut when [[Main/TheRoaringTwenties Prohibition]] failed as a constitutional amendment, leaving the matter to be decided on a state level. The union soon became polarized between "wet" and "dry" states and, checkpoints became a common sight on state borders to stop the flow of alcohol into "dry" states.

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Akin In lieu to the Tabletop Games, the series takes place in a DividedStatesOfAmerica universe, which begins after World War I, when a "Regionalist movement" gains popularity in the Union following the outbreak of [[Main/ThePlague Spanish influenza pandemic,]] rallying behind an isolationist platform. Meanwhile, President Woodrow Wilson's authority is undercut when [[Main/TheRoaringTwenties Prohibition]] failed as a constitutional amendment, leaving the matter to be decided on a state level. The union soon became polarized between "wet" and "dry" states and, checkpoints became a common sight on state borders to stop the flow of alcohol into "dry" states.
7th Nov '17 5:10:53 PM cynicalcylon
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The optimism of the TheRoaringTwenties was upset in 1927 when an outbreak of a deadly strain of influenza in America prompted states to quarantine the outbreak, further dividing the Union. Though not as deadly as the 1918 pandemic, the mass disease had immense political fallout, bolstering regionalist "strong state" views and decreasing voter turnout in the 1928 election. Shortly after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, [[Main/DividedStatesOfAmerica the nation begins to crumble.]] And the rest, is history.

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The optimism of the TheRoaringTwenties was upset in 1927 when an outbreak of a deadly strain of influenza in America prompted states to quarantine the outbreak, further dividing the Union. Though not as deadly as the 1918 pandemic, the mass disease had immense political fallout, bolstering regionalist "strong state" views and decreasing voter turnout in the 1928 election. Shortly after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, [[Main/DividedStatesOfAmerica [[Main/BalkanizeMe the nation begins to crumble.split.]] And the rest, is history.
7th Nov '17 12:57:31 PM cynicalcylon
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* DieselPunk: Of the highest order (in keeping with the source material). ArtDeco prop planes and zeppelins mix it up with guided missiles and Tesla weapons.

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* DieselPunk: Of [[Main/OlderThanTheyThink Before the highest order (in keeping with the source material). term was even conceived.]] ArtDeco prop planes fighters and zeppelins mix it up with guided missiles and Tesla weapons.weapons, while still having crystal radios and 30's roadsters.



* RuleOfCool: This is practically the soul of the series and the only reason we have things like zeppelins ''designed to eat other zeppelins,'' HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]], planes armed with [[LightningGun lightning guns]] and last but not least a [[Main/UpToEleven ''weather control device.'']]

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* RuleOfCool: This is practically the soul of the series and the only reason we have things like zeppelins ''designed to eat other zeppelins,'' HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]], planes armed with [[LightningGun lightning guns]] and last but not least a [[Main/UpToEleven ''weather weather control device.'']] ]]



* ShockAndAwe: Die Spinne's ''Piranha'' fighter, armed with a pair of lightning cannons. It's always satisfying to watch your opponent's shorted-out plane spin into a cliff.
* ShoutOut: The last mission in ''High Road To Revenge'' involves Nathan Zachary [[spoiler: Flying into a large superweapon commandeered by Von Essen, initially damaging it internally, before then [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi taking out its main power core and flying away from the fireball.]] ]]
* SkyPirate: The Fortune Hunters and Black Hats are only two of the many air pirate gangs roaming America.

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* ShockAndAwe: Die Spinne's ''Piranha'' fighter, armed with a pair of lightning cannons. It's always satisfying to watch your opponent's shorted-out plane spin helplessly into a cliff.
* ShoutOut: The last mission in ''High Road To Revenge'' involves Nathan Zachary [[spoiler: Flying into a large superweapon commandeered by Von Essen, initially damaging it internally, externnally, before then [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi taking out its main power core inside and flying away from the resulting fireball.]] ]]
* SkyPirate: Might as well be the TropeCodifier. The Fortune Hunters and Black Hats are only two of the many air pirate gangs roaming America.



* StupidJetpackHitler: The antagonist of the ''High Road to Revenge'' invokes this trope with a metal flame-throwing worm-shaped vehicle and [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] that are powered by "[[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla]] energy cells".

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* StupidJetpackHitler: The antagonist German antagonist, Dr. Von Essen, of the ''High Road to Revenge'' invokes this trope with a metal flame-throwing worm-shaped vehicle and [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] that are powered by "[[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla]] energy cells".



* VillainProtagonist: Nathan Zachary is dashing and cool, but that still doesn't change the fact that he leads a band of criminals in violent crimes. He [[HeelFaceTurn lightens up a bit, though]].

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* VillainProtagonist: Nathan Zachary is dashing and cool, may be the swashbuckling daredevil the everyday boy aspires to be, but that still doesn't change the fact that he leads a band of criminals in violent crimes. He [[HeelFaceTurn lightens does lighten up a bit, though]].
7th Nov '17 12:51:02 PM cynicalcylon
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* [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon Good Planes, Evil Planes]]: Downplayed. There's a fair bit of mixing going on, but you'll be more likely to see Peacemakers in the hands of "good guys" and Brigands and Kestrels in the hands of pirates.

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* [[GoodWeaponEvilWeapon Good Planes, Evil Planes]]: Downplayed. There's a fair bit of mixing going on, but you'll While there are some exceptions, you're be more likely to see Peacemakers in the hands of "good guys" and Brigands and Kestrels in the hands of pirates.



* HighAltitudeBattle: What do you expect? It is an aerial combat flight simulator series.

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* HighAltitudeBattle: What do you expect? else? It is an aerial combat flight simulator series.



* NoPronunciationGuide: In ''High Road to Revenge'', the "Die" of Die Spinne is often pronounced like "dye", while the correct German pronunciation is actually "dee". Fortunately German characters such as Von Essen at least pronounce it correctly.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: In ''High Road to Revenge'', the "Die" of Die Spinne is often pronounced like "dye", while the correct German pronunciation is actually "dee". "dee-uh". Fortunately German characters such as Von Essen at least pronounce it correctly.correctly.
*OldSoldier: The British Balmoral can qualify for this, as it's told in-universe that while it is no longer a cutting-edge aircraft, it's still as reliable as ever.



* PointDefenseless: Inverted. Zeppelin turrets can ''brutalize'' the player if they are careless.

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* PointDefenseless: Inverted. Zeppelin turrets can ''brutalize'' ''shred'' the player if they are careless.



* RuleOfCool: This is practically the soul of the series and the only reason we have things like zeppelins ''designed to eat other zeppelins,'' HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]], planes armed with [[LightningGun lightning guns]] and last but not least a weather control device.

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* RuleOfCool: This is practically the soul of the series and the only reason we have things like zeppelins ''designed to eat other zeppelins,'' HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]], planes armed with [[LightningGun lightning guns]] and last but not least a weather [[Main/UpToEleven ''weather control device. device.'']]
7th Nov '17 6:12:38 AM cynicalcylon
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* ShoutOut: The last mission in ''High Road To Revenge'' involves Nathan Zachary [[spoiler: Flying into a large superweapon commandeered by Von Essen, initially damaging it internally, before then taking out its main power core and flying away from the fireball.]]

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* ShoutOut: The last mission in ''High Road To Revenge'' involves Nathan Zachary [[spoiler: Flying into a large superweapon commandeered by Von Essen, initially damaging it internally, before then [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi taking out its main power core and flying away from the fireball.]] ]]
7th Nov '17 6:10:37 AM cynicalcylon
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The games' storylines are framed around a RadioDrama that chronicles the adventures of [[Main/AcePilot Nathan Zachary]] and the [[Main/BandOfBrothers Fortune Hunters pirate gang]] during their rise to fame and fortune. During their escapades, the gang goes head-to-head (or in this case, propeller-to-propeller) with rival pirates and mercenaries, including [[Main/FemmeFatale The Black Swan]], [[Main/NobleSavage Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn]], and [[Main/BadBoss Ulysses Boothe]]. Also challenging our heroes are private security firms such as [[Main/PrivateMilitaryContractors Blake Aviation Security]] and militia squadrons such as the [[Main/HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood Knights.]]


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The games' storylines are framed around a RadioDrama that chronicles the adventures of [[Main/AcePilot Nathan Zachary]] and the [[Main/BandOfBrothers Fortune Hunters pirate gang]] during their rise to fame and fortune. During their escapades, the gang goes head-to-head (or in this case, propeller-to-propeller) with rival pirates and mercenaries, including [[Main/FemmeFatale The Black Swan]], [[Main/NobleSavage [[Main/MagnificentBastard Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn]], and [[Main/BadBoss Ulysses Boothe]]. Also challenging our heroes are private security firms such as [[Main/PrivateMilitaryContractors Blake Aviation Security]] and militia squadrons such as the [[Main/HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood Knights.]]

7th Nov '17 6:07:29 AM cynicalcylon
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[[caption-width-right:250: [[Main/MoreDakka Big guns.]] [[Main/CoolPlane Fast planes.]] [[Main\FemmeFatale Gorgeous dames.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: [[Main/MoreDakka Big guns.]] [[Main/CoolPlane Fast planes.]] [[Main\FemmeFatale [[Main/EvilIsSexy Gorgeous dames.]] ]]
7th Nov '17 6:06:04 AM cynicalcylon
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[[caption-width-right:250: [[Main/MoreDakka Big guns.]] [[Main/CoolPlane Fast planes.]] [[Main\FemmeFatale Gorgeous dames.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: [[Main/MoreDakka Big guns.]] [[Main/CoolPlane Fast planes.]] [[Main\FemmeFatale Gorgeous dames.]]]]]]
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