History VideoGame / SpecOpsTheLine

25th Aug '16 1:27:23 PM REV6Pilot
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: VERY harshly deconstructed. Konrad and the 33rd's attempts to save the city even after being ordered to withdraw went horribly wrong, and Walker trying to save the day in a situation he doesn't understand instead of reporting back the second he confirmed the presence of survivors (like his orders stated) ends up getting everyone left in the city killed.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: VERY harshly deconstructed.{{deconstruct|ion}}ed. Konrad and the 33rd's attempts to save the city even after being ordered to withdraw went horribly wrong, and Walker trying to save the day in a situation he doesn't understand instead of reporting back the second he confirmed the presence of survivors (like his orders stated) ends up getting everyone left in the city killed.



* GenreShift: A subtle example. The game starts off just like any other modern military shooter (albeit slightly darker than most), but after the [[spoiler:white phosphorus incident]] it becomes a vicious deconstruction of the genre and an [[PlayingThePlayer attack upon the player]] which is closer in tone to surreal PsychologicalHorror than anything else.

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* GenreShift: A subtle example. The game starts off just like any other modern military shooter (albeit slightly darker than most), but after the [[spoiler:white phosphorus incident]] it becomes a vicious deconstruction {{deconstruction}} of the genre and an [[PlayingThePlayer attack upon the player]] which is closer in tone to surreal PsychologicalHorror than anything else.
22nd Aug '16 8:58:06 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* {{Tragedy}}: The story was modelled on a classical Greek tragedy, in which [[spoiler:Walker's FatalFlaw is his inability to reconcile his [[HeroicWannabe desire to be a hero]] with his growing awareness that he is [[VillainProtagonist anything but]].]]

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* {{Tragedy}}: The story was modelled on a not only ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'', but the classical Greek tragedy, tragedy formula as well, in which [[spoiler:Walker's FatalFlaw is his inability to reconcile his [[HeroicWannabe desire to be a hero]] with his growing awareness that he is [[VillainProtagonist anything but]].]]
22nd Aug '16 7:40:20 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructs the modern military-themed shooter exemplified by ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''. Walker, Adams and Lugo start the game as generic soldiers who could be easily mistaken for the protagonists of any other game in the genre, complete with standard banter and personalities. The first enemies seen are middle-eastern men who are hostile to Americans and look every bit like the nameless "insurgent" stereotype games usually use to invoke Al-Qaeda. The character archetypes quickly break down when the squad begins to see how bad things in Dubai actually are. A line from IGN's preview sums it up nicely:

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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructs the modern military-themed shooter exemplified by ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''. Walker, Adams and Lugo start the game as generic soldiers who could be easily mistaken for the protagonists of any other game in the genre, complete with standard banter and personalities. The first enemies seen are middle-eastern men who are hostile to Americans and look every bit like the nameless "insurgent" stereotype games usually use to invoke Al-Qaeda.Al-Qaeda or the Taliban. The character archetypes quickly break down when the squad begins to see how bad things in Dubai actually are. A line from IGN's preview sums it up nicely:
20th Aug '16 6:25:18 PM Commander808-2
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* PsychedelicRock: Most of the music that the Radioman plays qualifies as this. The actual soundtrack itself is singed with this to reflect both the ruined environment of the game and the deteriorating sanity and morale of Delta Force.
18th Aug '16 5:55:35 AM REV6Pilot
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* AHandfulForAnEye: A variant. Throwing a grenade at sand will kick up a big dust cloud, and any enemies caught in it will stop to sputter and cough, blind and helpless for a while.
16th Aug '16 5:42:14 AM REV6Pilot
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* MrFanservice: ''Hello'', Captain Walker. He's got more closeups and shows more skin than anyone else in the game. [[spoiler:And then he [[FanDisservice descends]] into scarred, bloody-faced, AxCrazy, screaming lunacy]].

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* MrFanservice: ''Hello'', Captain Walker. He's got more closeups and shows more skin than anyone else in the game. [[spoiler:And then he [[FanDisservice descends]] descends into scarred, bloody-faced, AxCrazy, violent, screaming lunacy]].lunacy]]]].
15th Aug '16 7:30:28 PM desudesu1998
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-->[[spoiler: '''Adams''': Fuck you! Just shoot me! I'm standin' right here!]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Adams''': '''Adams''':]] Fuck you! Just shoot me! I'm standin' right here!]]here! Come on! Shoot me goddammit! Fuckin' SHOOT ME!!
14th Aug '16 1:54:49 PM desudesu1998
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** Adams pilots a Black Hawk that ultimately goes down, and the length of a Delta Force team's mission far exceeds what it was supposed to. In other words, ''Film/BlackHawkDown''.
6th Aug '16 5:19:46 PM IcarusJTP
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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The AA-12 dropped by [[spoiler:the Lugo hallucination.]] High damage, lots of ammo, large magazine, auto fire, and even decent range for a shotgun. By the time you get it, there's only about a dozen mooks left to use it on.
5th Aug '16 11:32:38 AM desudesu1998
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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Invoked during the helicopter segment. [[spoiler:and explicitly denied. Walker's [[CrazyEnoughToWork crazy plan]] to fly into a sandstorm to escape from enemy helicopters is just [[WrongGenreSavvy plain suicidal]]. In fact, according to the developers, one interpretation is that it ''did'' kill him, hence why [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he thinks he's done that part before]].]]
* CreepyCrows: Per Lugo,"At least the ravens ain't gonna starve."

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Invoked during the helicopter segment. segment, [[spoiler:and explicitly denied. Walker's [[CrazyEnoughToWork crazy plan]] to fly into a sandstorm to escape from enemy helicopters is just [[WrongGenreSavvy plain suicidal]]. In fact, according to the developers, one interpretation is that it ''did'' kill him, hence why [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he thinks he's done that part before]].]]
* CreepyCrows: Per Lugo,"At Lugo, "at least the ravens ain't gonna starve."
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