History VideoGame / FreedomFighters

14th Nov '15 12:43:34 PM Kadorhal
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope IS]] set in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity after all, which really does have sewers ''that'' big (some even describe the network as an underground city).

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope IS]] is set in in]] UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity after all, which really does ''does'' have sewers ''that'' that big (some even describe the real network as an underground city).



* AKA47: All the weapons are obviously real, but none are mentioned by name, just "assault rifle" or "[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]".

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* AKA47: All the weapons are obviously real, but none are mentioned by name, just "assault rifle" or "[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]"."shotgun".



* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, or a machine gun. None of them are trained soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.

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* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, rifle or a machine gun. None That said, one of them are trained soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The sub-machine gun. It has considerable stopping power, but it's only accurate to pistol range and it's high rate of fire is a mixed blessing, since ammunition for it is quite hard to find.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The sub-machine submachine gun. It has considerable stopping power, but it's only accurate to pistol range and it's its high rate of fire is a mixed blessing, since ammunition for it is quite hard to find.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately invocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]] Said assassination [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's certainly one of the harder missions- and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately invocative evocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]] Said assassination [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a an UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's - it's certainly one of the harder missions- missions - and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]



* HeyItsThatVoice: In a happy little ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', General Tatarin is voiced by the guy who played General Vladimir, while [[spoiler: Mr. Jones/]]Colonel Bulba is none other than Premier Romanov himself!



* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Demonstrator, Rebel, Freedom Fighter, and Revolutionary.
** Made even worse by the fact that save games use an ''entirely different set'' of names for the 4 difficulty levels: "A walk in the park"; "Have a blast"; "You got what it takes?"; and "Against all odds".

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* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: The game actually has two entirely different sets. For selecting the difficulty there's Demonstrator, Rebel, Freedom Fighter, and Revolutionary.
** Made even worse by the fact that save games use an ''entirely different set'' of names for the 4 difficulty levels:
Revolutionary. The save/load menu uses a second set with "A walk in the park"; park", "Have a blast"; blast", "You got what it takes?"; takes?", and "Against all odds".



* ItsUpToYou: Even surrounded by allies and part of an organized resistance movement, Chris seems to do everything important, from demolition to assassination. Even when he [[spoiler:becomes the ''leader'' of the movement]]. Although, to be fair, he's never actually ''alone'' on any of his operations, with anywhere from two to ''twelve'' friendlies directly supporting him at any given time.

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* ItsUpToYou: Even surrounded by allies and part of an organized resistance movement, Chris seems to do everything important, from demolition to assassination. Even when he [[spoiler:becomes the ''leader'' of the movement]]. Although, to be fair, he's never actually ''alone'' on any of his operations, with anywhere from two to ''twelve'' friendlies directly supporting him at any given time.time, far more than most other games will give for characters of equal skill and importance.



* JustifiedTutorial: Chris is a plumber. He needs the help.
* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory that actually THREW him and the Red Army out of the state?]]

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* JustifiedTutorial: Chris is a plumber. He plumber, so he needs the help.
* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory [[GoneHorriblyRight that actually THREW threw him and the Red Army out of the state?]]state]].]]



* SleeperHit
5th Nov '15 12:12:29 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: Duh; this time by a Soviet Union that never collapsed and slowly encroached nearly the entire planet.
2nd Nov '15 5:17:07 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BlatantLies: Courtesy of your local news leader Tatiana Kempinski, who serves as the face of all Soviet propaganda that insists that the invasion is actually a "liberation" of the American people from their "corrupted government leaders" and a path to a "better future".
** Thoroughly lampshaded in-game by the captured Troy Stone, who after being forced to decry his American ideals and to ask Chris to surrender blasts the Soviets as being full of nothing but lies, and pleads Chris to keep on fighting.
16th Jun '15 7:55:53 PM Folamh3
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* ExpositoryGameplayLimitation: In the rebel base prior to the attack on the post office, the player is prevented from using any weapons.
16th Jun '15 4:10:07 PM Folamh3
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7th Jun '15 10:23:17 PM GoldenSeals
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* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, or a machine gun. It's justified in-game due to the fact that none of them are trained soldiers, and thus lack firearms training.

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* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, or a machine gun. It's justified in-game due to the fact that none None of them are trained soldiers, and thus lack soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.
17th Feb '15 6:03:13 PM jormis29
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In a happy little ShoutOut to ''[[CommandandConquer Red Alert 2]]'', General Tatarin is voiced by the guy who played General Vladimir, while [[spoiler: Mr. Jones/]]Colonel Bulba is none other than Premier Romanov himself!

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In a happy little ShoutOut to ''[[CommandandConquer Red Alert 2]]'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', General Tatarin is voiced by the guy who played General Vladimir, while [[spoiler: Mr. Jones/]]Colonel Bulba is none other than Premier Romanov himself!
20th Nov '14 10:44:35 AM MightyKombat
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*** On lower difficulties, you are substantially tougher than the men at your command. Ratchet things up a few notches, however, and you are no tougher than the standard mook.
**** Actually, according to 1 FAQ, allied soldiers always have 2x your health, regardless of difficulty. This makes it a bit ridiculous on the easiest difficulty, where you are essentially a walking tank.



* BilingualBonus: The Soviets really speak Russian.
** [[AliensSpeakingEnglish But gain a rudimentary understanding of English if you heal them when they're wounded.]]

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* BilingualBonus: The Soviets really speak Russian.
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Russian. [[AliensSpeakingEnglish But They gain a rudimentary understanding of English if you heal them when they're wounded.]]



* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]]
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation On the other hand,]] [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's certainly one of the harder missions- and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]

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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]]
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation On the other hand,]]
]] Said assassination [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's certainly one of the harder missions- and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]



** Not that hard: The basic soldier can survive 7 assault rifle hits, and thanks to ATeamFiring on the part of the enemy, it's rare to get shot 7 times without getting to cover and pop a medkit.



* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory that actually THREW him and the Red Army out of the state?]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]].
**
mole}}]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory that actually THREW him and the Red Army out of the state?]]



** To be fair, almost everyone in the game is this to some extent, especially if you compare it to a more modern ''ModernWarfare'' type game. Even the most basic assault rifle-wielding Mooks can take surprising amounts of punishment (about 7 assault rifle shots on Normal difficulty), which, coupled with the ridiculously low accuracy of most weapons, leads to constant ammo shortages.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: [[AvertedTrope Nope]]. Even disregarding how difficult it is to find ammo for them, they kinda suck.
** Well, the Revolver does a lot more damage and is much more accurate than the other pistol, but it's also slower and you never get more ammo for it during a mission, so usually if you take it with you you'll end up chucking it for the automatic before the mission's over.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: [[AvertedTrope Nope]]. Even disregarding how difficult it is to find ammo for them, they kinda suck.
** Well, the Revolver does a lot
suck. The only advantages are that it has more damage power and is much more accurate than the other pistol, but it's also slower and you never get more ammo for it during a mission, so usually if you take it with you you'll end up chucking it for the automatic before the mission's over.accurate.



** Except {{Molotov cocktail}}s, which you only get from the base and rebel stockpiles.
11th Sep '14 7:38:07 AM erforce
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** One of the lines your allies can call out when taking control of a mounted machine-gun is [[{{Scarface}} "Say 'ello to my little friend!"]]

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** One of the lines your allies can call out when taking control of a mounted machine-gun is [[{{Scarface}} [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} "Say 'ello to my little friend!"]]
17th Jun '14 8:50:25 PM theAdeptRogue
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* AwesomeYetPractical: The PKM machine gun deals ludicrous damage, has reasonable accuracy, never needs to be reloaded except when you find more ammo, and provided you don't waste your bullets Franchise/{{Rambo}}ing everything and use your allies to help you fight, you won't have any difficulty keeping your ammo stockpiles high.
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