History VideoGame / Haze

19th Jul '16 5:50:23 PM Commander808-2
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* AnimalMotifs: Well Insect. There seems to be an analogy between the Mantel troopers and bees, seeing as they wear bright yellow uniforms and consume a drug called Nectar
20th May '16 4:32:00 PM nombretomado
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Initially planned to be a key multi-platform title, ''Haze'' suddenly narrowed to the PlayStation3 alone and was briefly built up as the [=PS3=]'s ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-killer. Marketed as a hard-hitting {{Deconstruction}} of modern shooters, the game was initially quite hyped. Upon release, critics quickly declared it to be an average shooter with mediocre gameplay and graphics, combined with over-the-top voice acting and dialogue. The critical pummeling it got on release and its devastatingly low sales made it a [[CreatorKiller disaster for its creators]]. Free Radical went into financial administration within months of the game's release and was later acquired by [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} Crytek]], thus becoming Crytek UK.

''Haze'' focuses around the soldiers of PrivateMilitaryContractor / {{Megacorp}}oration Mantel Industies, and their battle to "liberate" an unnamed South American country from the guerilla forces of the Promise Hand, led by Gabriel "Skincoat" Merino. Mantel doses its soldiers with the performance-enhancing drug "Nectar".

Of course, it quickly becomes apparent that Mantel's troops are immature, testosterone-driven [[ManChild man-children]] to whom war is a big video game, and Mantel itself is an [[MegaCorp evil corporation]] whose supposed humanitarian reasons for intervening in the country are merely propaganda to cover up their [[WarForFunAndProfit real motives for storming in and killing the indigenous folks]]. And Merino turns out to be saintly old man who, despite what Mantel propaganda claims, does not, in fact, eat people or wear their skins. The player character, Mantel trooper Shane Carpenter, eventually defects from Mantel to the Promise Hand, trading his Nectar-enhanced PowerArmor for guerilla-style tactics such as playing dead, disarming enemies with melee attacks, and using Nectar knives and Nectar grenades to overdose enemy soldiers and cause them to go berserk.

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Initially planned to be a key multi-platform title, ''Haze'' suddenly narrowed to the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 alone and was briefly built up as the [=PS3=]'s ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-killer. Marketed as a hard-hitting {{Deconstruction}} of modern shooters, the game was initially quite hyped. Upon release, critics quickly declared it to be an average shooter with mediocre gameplay and graphics, combined with over-the-top voice acting and dialogue. The critical pummeling it got on release and its devastatingly low sales made it a [[CreatorKiller disaster for its creators]]. Free Radical went into financial administration within months of the game's release and was later acquired by [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} Crytek]], thus becoming Crytek UK.

''Haze'' focuses around the soldiers of PrivateMilitaryContractor / {{Megacorp}}oration Mantel Industies, and their battle to "liberate" an unnamed South American country from the guerilla guerrilla forces of the Promise Hand, led by Gabriel "Skincoat" Merino. Mantel doses its soldiers with the performance-enhancing drug "Nectar".

Of course, it quickly becomes apparent that Mantel's troops are immature, testosterone-driven [[ManChild man-children]] to whom war is a big video game, and Mantel itself is an [[MegaCorp evil corporation]] whose supposed humanitarian reasons for intervening in the country are merely propaganda to cover up their [[WarForFunAndProfit real motives for storming in and killing the indigenous folks]]. And Merino turns out to be saintly old man who, despite what Mantel propaganda claims, does not, in fact, eat people or wear their skins. The player character, Mantel trooper Shane Carpenter, eventually defects from Mantel to the Promise Hand, trading his Nectar-enhanced PowerArmor for guerilla-style guerrilla-style tactics such as playing dead, disarming enemies with melee attacks, and using Nectar knives and Nectar grenades to overdose enemy soldiers and cause them to go berserk.
12th Apr '16 3:17:51 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BiggerBad: Mantel, oddly enough. A "General" is vaguely hinted at at one point, but in the player's experience Mantel doesn't even have any commissioned officers with the BigBad a Sergeant, and the corporate aspect doesn't really come up.



* WarIsHell / WarIsGlorious: The ''real'' theme of the game; war is more of a drug than Nectar could ever be. Even Merino can't get away from it.
* YouBastard

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* WarIsHell / WarIsGlorious: WarIsHell: The ''real'' theme of the game; war is more of a drug than Nectar could ever be. Even Merino can't get away from it.
* %%* YouBastard
27th Dec '15 1:00:21 PM kome360
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* WarIsHell/WarIsGlorious: The ''real'' theme of the game; war is more of a drug than Nectar could ever be. Even Merino can't get away from it.

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* WarIsHell/WarIsGlorious: WarIsHell / WarIsGlorious: The ''real'' theme of the game; war is more of a drug than Nectar could ever be. Even Merino can't get away from it.
27th Dec '15 12:59:57 PM kome360
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* YouBastard


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* WarIsHell/WarIsGlorious: The ''real'' theme of the game; war is more of a drug than Nectar could ever be. Even Merino can't get away from it.
* YouBastard
28th Feb '15 6:34:05 AM erforce
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* WholePlotReference: To ''{{Platoon}}'': Duvall is Barnes, Shane is Taylor, Teare is Grodin.

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* WholePlotReference: To ''{{Platoon}}'': ''Film/{{Platoon}}'': Duvall is Barnes, Shane is Taylor, Teare is Grodin.
15th May '14 4:19:54 PM Commander808
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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone disappears once the player switches sides however.

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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone disappears once the player switches sides however. YouBastard
15th May '14 4:12:59 PM Commander808
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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone disappear once the player switches sides however.

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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone disappear disappears once the player switches sides however.
15th May '14 4:11:21 PM Commander808
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* AnimalMotifs: Well Insect. There seems to be an analogy between the Mantel troopers and bees, seeing as they wear bright yellow uniforms and consume a drug called Nectar.

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* AnimalMotifs: Well Insect. There seems to be an analogy between the Mantel troopers and bees, seeing as they wear bright yellow uniforms and consume a drug called Nectar.Nectar



* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone quickly disappear once the player switches sides however.

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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as "macho frat boys", the YouBastard undertone quickly disappear once the player switches sides however.
20th Apr '14 12:15:16 AM Commander808
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* AnimalMotifs: Well Insect. There seems to be an analogy between the Mantel troopers and bees, seeing as they wear bright yellow uniforms and are controlled by a drug called Nectar.

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* AnimalMotifs: Well Insect. There seems to be an analogy between the Mantel troopers and bees, seeing as they wear bright yellow uniforms and are controlled by consume a drug called Nectar.



* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as macho frat boys, the YouBastard undertone quickly disappear once the player switches sides however.

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* YouBastard: The Mantel troopers embody the stereotype of FPS players as macho "macho frat boys, boys", the YouBastard undertone quickly disappear once the player switches sides however.
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