History VideoGame / CrimsonSkies

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the PC game, after stealing the "Spruce Goose" plane, the Fortune Hunters arrange to sell it through a fence. While the transaction happens off screen, the player can read a message from the fence warning the plane was bought by some very shady men who paid with [[spoiler:German]] gold. Guess who's [[spoiler: doing business with the Reich]]? Yep, [[spoiler: the game's BigBad]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the PC game, after stealing the "Spruce Goose" plane, the Fortune Hunters arrange to sell it through a fence. While the transaction happens off screen, the player can read a message from the fence warning the plane was bought by some very shady men who paid with [[spoiler:German]] [[spoiler:[[ForeignMoneyIsProofOfGuilt German]]]] gold. Guess who's [[spoiler: doing business with the Reich]]? Yep, [[spoiler: the game's BigBad]].
18th Mar '16 4:34:53 AM Marzhin93
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* EnemyChatter: enemy pirates, militia planes, zeppelins, ground forces and naval forces will taunt you over the radio, talk to each other, etc..
18th Mar '16 4:31:36 AM Marzhin93
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* AdaptationInspiration: While the original board game and the first video game had a relatively consistent [[TechnologyLevels technology level]], the Xbox game, ''High Road to Revenge'', takes the DieselPunk vibe UpToEleven with [[SpiderTank Spider Mechs]], [[CoolAirship giant flying fortresses]] capable of eating entire zeppelins and [[ShockAndAwe Tesla weapons]]. By comparison, in the board game, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla is said to be working on a new type of engine, but he doesn't have a working prototype yet.

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* AdaptationInspiration: While the original board game and the first video game had a relatively consistent [[TechnologyLevels technology level]], the Xbox game, ''High Road to Revenge'', takes the DieselPunk vibe UpToEleven with [[SpiderTank Spider Mechs]], [[CoolAirship giant flying fortresses]] capable of [[MegaMawManeuver eating entire zeppelins zeppelins]] and [[ShockAndAwe Tesla weapons]]. By comparison, in the board game, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla is said to be working on a new type of engine, but he doesn't have a working prototype yet.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the PC game, after stealing the "Spruce Goose" plane, the Fortune Hunters arrange to sell it through a fence. While the transaction happens off screen, the player can read a message from the fence warning the plane was bought by some very shady men who paid with [[spoiler:German]] gold. Guess who's [[spoiler: doing business with the Reich]]? Yep, [[spoiler: the game's BigBad]].



* MegaMawManeuver: One level of ''Highroad to Revenge'' has a giant zep designed to eat other zeps.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Subverted in the PC game. In the last mission, [[spoiler: Lucas Miles]] intends to kill [[spoiler: Hollywood star Lana Cooper]] as revenge against Zachary. It fails, because his victim proves to be [[DamselOutOfDistress more than able to defend herself]].



* WarForFunAndProfit: One of the first acts of the Red Skull Legion involved escorting a zeppelin supposedly full of Mormon refugees from the Industrial States of America. It wasn't, but the ruse allowed the zeppelin-loaded with a small army of pirates-to slip past Utah's air defense network. Once inside, the Red Skulls seized control of an airport and stole the zeppelin carrier ''Moroni'' (later renamed ''Machiavelli''). Then the Red Skulls repainted their planes in the colors of the Utah Air Militia and launched a series of raids into the People's Collective. Utah got blamed and the People's Collective launched a series of punitive expeditions. While the Collective and Utah were at each others throats the Red Skulls slipped away scot-free with a brand new carrier zeppelin and a cargo hold of loot. Ladies and Gentleman, there is a reason that Red Skull founder and leader Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn is considered a MagnificentBastard.
18th Mar '16 3:36:43 AM Marzhin93
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* BettyAndVeronica: In ''High Road to Revenge'', Zachary is attracted both to [[PirateGirl Betty Charles]] and [[FemmeFatale Maria Sanchez]].
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* MightyGlacier:
** The British Balmoral.
** The Doppelganger from ''High Road to Revenge'' is one of the slowest planes out there, but it can take a beating and has a tank cannon for its secondary weapon.
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* BedmateReveal: Played straight in the very beginning of ''High Road To Revenge'' with protagonist Nathan Zachary.
* BigApplesauce: the final showdown between Nathan Zachary and BigBad Lucas Miles in the PC game takes place over New York City.
* BiggerStick: In the PC game, completing missions gave you money which you could use to upgrade your existing plane or buy a new one custom-built to your specifications. The end result is that you can build a plane that is capable of killing anything in the skies.
* BreakTheHaughty: Act III in the PC game begins with Nathan Zachary overhearing a radio broadcast by Johnny Johnson claiming that the Nation of Hollywood is safe from pirate scum like Zachery. Johnson goes on to verbally pat himself on the back for a minute or so prompting Zachary, who has a history with Johnson, to turn of the radio and mutter that someone needs to take the arrogant SOB down a peg or two. The next few missions consist of you doing just that.
* ButtMonkey: Ace Dixon from the Computer game. You will shoot him down no less than four times, and he will scream and holler hilariously over the radios at you.
-->'''Ace Dixon:''' [[BigNo NOOO!]] Not again! [[CrowningMomentOfFunny NOT BLOODY AGAAAAAAIN!]]"


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


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* KaizoTrap: In the PC game you ''can'' crash during the final mission after having achieved the victory conditions, and yes, you will have to replay the entire damn mission again.
* [[LethalJokeCharacter Lethal Joke Plane]]: The Balmoral Bomber from the PC game is slow, clumsy and generally the absolute last choice for a multiplayer dogfight (see MightyGlacier below). However, there's a couple of ways to customize it into a shockingly lethal gun platform.
* LightningGun: the bad guys in ''High Road to Revenge'' have them.
17th Mar '16 2:25:25 PM Marzhin93
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* WarForFunAndProfit: One of the first acts of the Red Skull Legion involved escorting a zeppelin supposedly full of Mormon refugees from the Industrial States of America. It wasn't, but the ruse allowed the zeppelin-loaded with a small army of pirates-to slip past Utah's air defense network. Once inside, the Red Skulls seized control of an airport and stole the zeppelin carrier ''Moroni'' (later renamed ''Machiavelli''). Then the Red Skulls repainted their planes in the colors of the Utah Air Militia and launched a series of raids into the People's Collective. Utah got blamed and the People's Collective launched a series of punitive expeditions. While the Collective and Utah were at each others throats the Red Skulls slipped away scot-free with a brand new carrier zeppelin and a cargo hold of loot. Ladies and Gentleman, there is a reason that Red Skull founder and leader Johnathon "Genghis" Kahn is considered a MagnificentBastard.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: One of the first acts of the Red Skull Legion involved escorting a zeppelin supposedly full of Mormon refugees from the Industrial States of America. It wasn't, but the ruse allowed the zeppelin-loaded with a small army of pirates-to slip past Utah's air defense network. Once inside, the Red Skulls seized control of an airport and stole the zeppelin carrier ''Moroni'' (later renamed ''Machiavelli''). Then the Red Skulls repainted their planes in the colors of the Utah Air Militia and launched a series of raids into the People's Collective. Utah got blamed and the People's Collective launched a series of punitive expeditions. While the Collective and Utah were at each others throats the Red Skulls slipped away scot-free with a brand new carrier zeppelin and a cargo hold of loot. Ladies and Gentleman, there is a reason that Red Skull founder and leader Johnathon Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn is considered a MagnificentBastard.
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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". Fortunately German characters such as Von Essen at least pronounce it correctly.
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** Not much is told about Lucas Miles, the PC game's BigBad, in the game itself. The story of his feud with the Fortune Hunters and [[FakingTheDead apparent demise]] is told in the novels and in a RadioDrama that plays during the game's installation, although said installation is usually completed before the story is over. The full clip can be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_GtGjExSJc found on YouTube]].


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* CanonForeigner: The BigBad of ''High Road to Revenge'', Dr. [[HerrDoktor Nicolas Van Essen]], as well as his organization, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Die Spinne]], are never mentioned in the board game or the novels.


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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Lucas Miles]] is last seen crashing in the river, while [[LaughingMad laughing maniacally]]. After the mission the player can read an excerpt from the police report stating that no body could be recovered.
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* FriendlyEnemy: When [[spoiler:Johnny Johnson puts a bounty on Nathan's head]] after the obstacle race, [[spoiler:the Black Swan and Loyle "Show Stopper" Crawford]] immediately reject the offer and come to Nathan's help. Both of them also help the Fortune Hunters at various points during the course of the story, both on and off screen. By the end of the game, Nathan and [[spoiler:Paladin Blake]] have developed this kind of relationship as well.
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