History VideoGame / FrontMission

23rd Jun '16 3:25:14 PM Arima
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* OnlyAFleshWound: In ''3''', some of the enemies you encounter are Infantrymen, Tank Drivers, and Wanzer Pilots fighting on foot. The fact that you have to hit them more than once with your Wanzer-sized weapons before they go down really does not make any sense as the various projectiles you're firing at them are between 20mm (Wanzer guns) and 6 Inches (Missile Launchers) in diameter.
23rd Jun '16 1:10:36 AM gewunomox
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** A FAI assault unit in ''3'' is known as the [[JimiHendrix Purple Haze]].

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** A FAI assault unit in ''3'' is known as the [[JimiHendrix [[Music/JimiHendrix Purple Haze]].
6th Jun '16 11:55:26 PM MerlinOfKensington
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Creator/SquareEnix's chief HumongousMecha franchise, ''Front Mission'' throws readers and players into gritty RealRobot stories, in which conglomerate nations from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, fight for power and political control, using armies of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] (short for "Wanderung Panzers" -- loosely translated from German for "walking tanks").

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Creator/SquareEnix's chief HumongousMecha franchise, ''Front Mission'' throws readers and players into gritty RealRobot stories, in which conglomerate nations from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture fight for power and political control, using armies of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] (short for "Wanderung Panzers" -- loosely translated from German for "walking tanks").
6th Jun '16 11:55:11 PM MerlinOfKensington
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Creator/SquareEnix's chief HumongousMecha franchise, ''Front Mission'' throws readers and players, into gritty RealRobot stories, in which conglomerate nations from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, fight for power and political control, using armies of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] (short for "Wanderung Panzers" -- loosely translated from German for "walking tanks").

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Creator/SquareEnix's chief HumongousMecha franchise, ''Front Mission'' throws readers and players, players into gritty RealRobot stories, in which conglomerate nations from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, fight for power and political control, using armies of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] (short for "Wanderung Panzers" -- loosely translated from German for "walking tanks").
3rd Jun '16 10:15:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''Front Mission 5: Scars of the War'' (2005, PS2) - Unlike ''3'' and ''4'', this was [[NoExportForYou released only in Japan]].

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* ''Front Mission 5: Scars of the War'' (2005, PS2) [=PS2=]) - Unlike ''3'' and ''4'', this was [[NoExportForYou released only in Japan]].



The series is known for regularly venturing into other genres. ''Gun Hazard'' is [[GenreShift a side-scrolling shooter]] developed by the lead designer of ''AssaultSuitsValken''. ''Front Mission: Alternative'' ventures into real-time strategy (RTS). ''Front Mission: Online'' is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the first third-person shooter (TPS) for the PS2 and PC. Lastly, ''Front Mission Evolved'', another TPS spinoff, was released on the UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. [[NoExportForYou Only a handful of titles have made it outside Japan]], as the majority of the series (including two ''mainline'' entries) remain Japan-only.

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The series is known for regularly venturing into other genres. ''Gun Hazard'' is [[GenreShift a side-scrolling shooter]] developed by the lead designer of ''AssaultSuitsValken''. ''Front Mission: Alternative'' ventures into real-time strategy (RTS). ''Front Mission: Online'' is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the first third-person shooter (TPS) for the PS2 UsefulNotes/{{PS2}} and PC. Lastly, ''Front Mission Evolved'', another TPS spinoff, was released on the UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. [[NoExportForYou Only a handful of titles have made it outside Japan]], as the majority of the series (including two ''mainline'' entries) remain Japan-only.
28th May '16 10:03:40 PM nombretomado
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** Darril Traubel and Billy Renges in the PS1 remake of ''1st'', as [[spoiler: the two soldiers seen to depart on an USN peacekeeping mission led by [[TheHero Kevin Greenfield]]]]. Formally introduced in ''4''.

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** Darril Traubel and Billy Renges in the PS1 [=PS1=] remake of ''1st'', as [[spoiler: the two soldiers seen to depart on an USN peacekeeping mission led by [[TheHero Kevin Greenfield]]]]. Formally introduced in ''4''.



* ContinuityNod: Every game other than ''Gun Hazard'' has at least some of this. Even ''1st'' manages to retroactively get some through the PS1 remake and DS port. In the case of ''Gun Hazard'''s lack of continuity nods, it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because its story takes place in an alternate universe.

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* ContinuityNod: Every game other than ''Gun Hazard'' has at least some of this. Even ''1st'' manages to retroactively get some through the PS1 [=PS1=] remake and DS port. In the case of ''Gun Hazard'''s lack of continuity nods, it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because its story takes place in an alternate universe.



* VideoGameRemake: There're two of them for ''1st''. First, there's ''Front Mission 1st'' for PS1, which added the NintendoHard USN campaign and unlocked a couple of initially unusable [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Swords]] and marked the introduction of recurring characters Darril Traubel and Billy Renges (who would later be seen in ''4''). Then, ''Front Mission 1st DS'' (simply "''Front Mission''" for US release) is [[UpdatedRerelease an enhanced port of the remake]], featuring [[ContinuityNod even more new recurring characters from the later games]]. ''Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness'' is also a remake of the-mobile phone-only ''Front Mission 2089''. It fuses an abridged version of ''Front Mission 2089-II'' into the plot, and a bunch of added game mechanics that makes it play closer to ''4'' and ''5''.

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* VideoGameRemake: There're two of them for ''1st''. First, there's ''Front Mission 1st'' for PS1, [=PS1=], which added the NintendoHard USN campaign and unlocked a couple of initially unusable [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Swords]] and marked the introduction of recurring characters Darril Traubel and Billy Renges (who would later be seen in ''4''). Then, ''Front Mission 1st DS'' (simply "''Front Mission''" for US release) is [[UpdatedRerelease an enhanced port of the remake]], featuring [[ContinuityNod even more new recurring characters from the later games]]. ''Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness'' is also a remake of the-mobile phone-only ''Front Mission 2089''. It fuses an abridged version of ''Front Mission 2089-II'' into the plot, and a bunch of added game mechanics that makes it play closer to ''4'' and ''5''.
21st May '16 9:52:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Front Mission 2'' (1997, PS1)
* ''Front Mission: Alternative'' (1997, PS1) - An RTS spin-off.
* ''Front Mission 3'' (1999, PS1) - First in the series to get a localized release.

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* ''Front Mission 2'' (1997, PS1)
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* ''Front Mission: Alternative'' (1997, PS1) [=PS1=]) - An RTS spin-off.
* ''Front Mission 3'' (1999, PS1) [=PS1=]) - First in the series to get a localized release.



* ''Front Mission 4'' (2003, PS2) - Second in the series to get a localized release.

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* ''Front Mission 4'' (2003, PS2) [=PS2=]) - Second in the series to get a localized release.



* ''Front Mission: Online'' (2005, PS2/PC) - MMO spinoff that was discontinued in 2008.

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* ''Front Mission: Online'' (2005, PS2/PC) [=PS2=]/PC) - MMO spinoff that was discontinued in 2008.



* ''Front Mission Evolved'' (2010, PS3/Xbox 360/PC) - Third person shooter spinoff by Double Helix.

The series is known for regularly venturing into other genres. ''Gun Hazard'' is [[GenreShift a side-scrolling shooter]] developed by the lead designer of ''AssaultSuitsValken''. ''Front Mission: Alternative'' ventures into real-time strategy (RTS). ''Front Mission: Online'' is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the first third-person shooter (TPS) for the PS2 and PC. Lastly, ''Front Mission Evolved'', another TPS spinoff, was released on the PS3, Xbox360, and PC. [[NoExportForYou Only a handful of titles have made it outside Japan]], as the majority of the series (including two ''mainline'' entries) remain Japan-only.

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* ''Front Mission Evolved'' (2010, PS3/Xbox [=PS3=]/Xbox 360/PC) - Third person shooter spinoff by Double Helix.

The series is known for regularly venturing into other genres. ''Gun Hazard'' is [[GenreShift a side-scrolling shooter]] developed by the lead designer of ''AssaultSuitsValken''. ''Front Mission: Alternative'' ventures into real-time strategy (RTS). ''Front Mission: Online'' is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the first third-person shooter (TPS) for the PS2 and PC. Lastly, ''Front Mission Evolved'', another TPS spinoff, was released on the PS3, Xbox360, UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. [[NoExportForYou Only a handful of titles have made it outside Japan]], as the majority of the series (including two ''mainline'' entries) remain Japan-only.
9th May '16 6:25:48 PM Arima
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Karen was so horrified to see what was inside the factory in the Larcus District that she was at a complete loss of words which allowed Driscoll to sneak up and destroy her wanzer without breaking a sweat. In the [=USN=] side of the story, Kevin Greenfield is confused by Karen's barely coherent rambling (she was still in shock) as she was taken aborad the transport chopper and points out to Driscoll that her physical injuries were minimal and she was obviously in psychological distress.
4th May '16 8:07:57 AM jake38
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* StraightGay / ManlyGay: Well, given this is a military-heavy franchise full of {{Badass}} guys...
** Arguably implied in the original ''1st'', with Keith Carabell and Paul C. Grieber. Their wanzers are nicknamed '''Ms. Jerry''' and '''Rainbow''', respectively. In the DS remake of ''1st'', Keith's wanzer is renamed '''Jerrycan'''.
** [[spoiler: Dal Furphy]] from ''Alternative''. He [[spoiler: harbored feeling towards [[TheHero Earl McCoy]] and pulled a TakingTheBullet for him.]]
** [[spoiler: Rocky Armitage]] from ''2'', [[spoiler: finished with an AbortedDeclarationOfLove towards [[IncompatibleOrientation Ash Faruk]].]]
4th May '16 8:05:08 AM jake38
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* NoExportForYou: ''5'' is universally considered THE best installment in the entire series. However, for ''no'' discernable reason, it didn't make it out of Japan, [[ContinuityLockOut though the fact that it's so heavily reliant on the players knowing what happened in the previous stories]] could have been a major reason. Who wants to play a game where at best you only know half of the story? At worst, you might feel like you are just a bystander in the larger scheme of things until the last quarter of the game.
** The franchise in general falls victim to this.
*** Ironically, the series creators strongly believed ''Front Mission'' would be successful overseas, and tailored each ''Front Mission'' game to be as easy to adapt to English as possible, but the group finally gave up by the time of ''5''.
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