History VideoGame / Mercenaries

6th Apr '18 9:09:06 PM nombretomado
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''GrandTheftAuto'' fans, you're in the army now.

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''GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' fans, you're in the army now.
24th Mar '18 7:11:12 AM Killerweinerdog
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mikhail "Misha" Kuznetsov, the jet pilot from the sequel is passed out drunk when he's not destroying the hell out of something. In a jet that's apparently held together by [[TheAllegedCar baling wire and duct tape]].

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mikhail "Misha" Kuznetsov, Milanich, the jet pilot from the sequel is passed out drunk when he's not destroying the hell out of something. In a jet that's apparently held together by [[TheAllegedCar baling wire and duct tape]].
24th Feb '18 2:35:41 PM nombretomado
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** It is implied, however, that his drunkenness doesn't affect his piloting ability, its just that A, he's always drunk, and B, no one but someone who is off-his-balls wasted would be insane enough to fly his [[RussiansWithRustingRockets rusted]] [[TheAllegedCar relic that he calls his plane.]]

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** It is implied, however, that his drunkenness doesn't affect his piloting ability, its just that A, he's always drunk, and B, no one but someone who is off-his-balls wasted would be insane enough to fly his [[RussiansWithRustingRockets [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets rusted]] [[TheAllegedCar relic that he calls his plane.]]
5th Feb '18 4:58:27 AM Killerweinerdog
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*** The helicopter gunners, as with most of the allied units, are ''very'' unforgiving about friendly fire; coupling this with the fact that the helicopters will absolutely refuse to take off until you either destroy them or give them the HVT for transport even when you make enemies of them means that you can unknowingly have pissed them off in the firefight only for the gunners to start unloading on you as you're trying to load the HVT into the chopper.
2nd Feb '18 12:37:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* TaughtByTelevision: Sergei recalls seeing Marlon Brando [[RightHandCat stroking an animal]] once, but can't remember which film it was in ("''TheGodfather''", Josef mutters) or whether it was a cat or a monkey. He then screams at his men to get him a monkey.

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* TaughtByTelevision: Sergei recalls seeing Marlon Brando [[RightHandCat stroking an animal]] once, but can't remember which film it was in ("''TheGodfather''", ("''Film/TheGodfather''", Josef mutters) or whether it was a cat or a monkey. He then screams at his men to get him a monkey.
22nd Dec '17 11:07:32 PM aeromechanicalace
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** The second game's factions run from gray to black in varying shades. The VZ are black, being a regime of soldiers supporting a dictator out to exploit their oil for his own profit, with the Jamacan pirates being right next to them (being, y'know, RuthlessModernPirates). Universal Petroleum is little better, being focused entirely on oil profits, with Dr. Rubin even explicitly saying that she's there to use "any and all means" to keep the oil flowing. The AN and Chinese forces are only present to secure the oil for themselves, though there are some hints of humanitarian work as well, including a Chinese mission to escort ambulances, but they're still focused on taking each other out. The nicest faction actually seems to be the PLAV guerrillas, who are focused on protecting the people of Venezuela and overthrowing Solano's authoritarian regime...and replacing it with a Marxist one, and we all know how well ''[[CrapsackWorld that]]'' generally turns out.

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** The second game's factions run from gray to black in varying shades. The VZ are black, being a regime of soldiers supporting a dictator out to exploit their oil for his own profit, with the Jamacan pirates being right next to them (being, y'know, RuthlessModernPirates). Universal Petroleum is little better, being focused entirely on oil profits, with Dr. Rubin even explicitly saying that she's there to use "any and all means" to keep the oil flowing. The AN and Chinese forces are only present to secure the oil for themselves, though there are some hints of humanitarian work as well, including a Chinese mission to escort ambulances, but they're still focused on taking each other out. The nicest faction actually seems to be the PLAV guerrillas, who are focused on protecting the people of Venezuela and overthrowing Solano's authoritarian regime...and replacing it with a Marxist one, and we all know how well ''[[CrapsackWorld that]]'' generally turns out. regime.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified: The [[LaResistance PLAV]], who treats the mercs as saviors if you work with them. They're the closest thing to a heroic faction in the second game, as they are mostly concerned with protecting the civilians and booting Solano's regime out of the country. Never mind that the Marxist aspirations they embrace never end well...

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified: The [[LaResistance PLAV]], who treats the mercs as saviors if you work with them. They're the closest thing to a heroic faction in the second game, as they are mostly concerned with protecting the civilians and booting Solano's regime out of the country. Never mind that the Marxist aspirations they embrace never end well...
10th Nov '17 3:57:15 PM DrVonOppendown
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Used by the Venezuelan army in the sequel: Iguana 4x4, Capuchin Truck, Puma Light Tank, Jaguar Heavy Tank, Armadillo APC, Mosquito AA, Kestrel Light Chopper, Anaconda Gunship, Toucan Transport, Piranha Gunboat and Crocodile Gunboat.
6th Nov '17 12:13:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Until March 2012, the sequel would no longer play if you have an internet connection. This was true on UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. Contrary to popular belief, the servers were only shut down for the PC version. For the console versions, EA updated their Terms and Conditions but forgot to patch the new location in ''Mercenaries 2''. Instead of simply giving an error message, the game got stuck "Connecting to EA server" ''forever'' and freezes up completely. It ''was'' possible to get around this: you'd have to run any online-enabled EA game released before ''Mercenaries 2'' (August 2008) that still has its servers active (e.g. ''[[VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Carbon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} The]]'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Orange]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Box]]'', or ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'').

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** Until March 2012, the sequel would no longer play if you have an internet connection. This was true on UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. Contrary to popular belief, the servers were only shut down for the PC version. For the console versions, EA updated their Terms and Conditions but forgot to patch the new location in ''Mercenaries 2''. Instead of simply giving an error message, the game got stuck "Connecting to EA server" ''forever'' and freezes up completely. It ''was'' possible to get around this: you'd have to run any online-enabled EA game released before ''Mercenaries 2'' (August 2008) that still has its servers active (e.g. ''[[VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Carbon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife2 The]]'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Orange]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Box]]'', or ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'').
15th Oct '17 4:40:59 PM Killerweinerdog
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* ICallItVera: One of Mattias' reactions upon picking up an AK in the second game is to affectionately name it "Lovisa."
14th Oct '17 11:57:57 PM Killerweinerdog
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* TurnInYourBadge: All three of the mercs were washed out of the military for various reasons. Jennifer proved too self-reliant and impatient for the SAS. Chris left the army in disgust after several comrades were used as CannonFodder. Nilsson, the most unstable of the three, was simply too drunk and rowdy to have on base.

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* TurnInYourBadge: All three of the mercs were washed out of the military for various reasons. Jennifer proved too self-reliant and impatient for the SAS. SAS[[labelnote:*]]Though she did much better with MI6....until she quit because she was dissatisfied with her income.[[/labelnote]] Chris left the army in disgust after several comrades were used as CannonFodder. Nilsson, the most unstable of the three, was simply too drunk and rowdy to have on base.
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