History VideoGame / TakeOnHelicopters

7th Jul '15 1:07:10 PM HighCrate
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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Spinoff to the ''{{ARMA}}'' series. Powered by the same Real Virtuality 3 engine as ''ARMA 2'', the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.

After Harry Larkin dies, and his son Joe Larkin is injured in a helicopter crash, it falls to his younger brother Tom to help Joe avert Larkin Aviation's decline. Together, the brothers will take on Seattle, and [[TitleDrop Take On Helicopters]].

The main meat of the story campaign consists of the brothers' attempts to rebuild Larkin Aviation, where Tom takes on missions to raise cash for the company, interposed with flashbacks of Joe's tour in South Asia during ARMA II, giving players a taste of civillian and military utility helicopter operations. In addition, there's a challenge mode, a mission editor, and a free-roaming Free Flight mode, accessible anytime.

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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Studios\' Spinoff to the ''{{ARMA}}'' \'\'{{ARMA}}\'\' series. Powered by the same Real Virtuality 3 engine as ''ARMA 2'', \'\'ARMA 2\'\', the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' \'\'ARMA\'\' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.

After Harry Larkin dies, and his son Joe Larkin is injured in a helicopter crash, it falls to his younger brother Tom to help Joe avert Larkin Aviation's Aviation\'s decline. Together, the brothers will take on Seattle, and [[TitleDrop Take On Helicopters]].

The main meat of the story campaign consists of the brothers' brothers\' attempts to rebuild Larkin Aviation, where Tom takes on missions to raise cash for the company, interposed with flashbacks of Joe's Joe\'s tour in South Asia during ARMA II, giving players a taste of civillian and military utility helicopter operations. In addition, there's there\'s a challenge mode, a mission editor, and a free-roaming Free Flight mode, accessible anytime.



!!''Take On Helicopters'' features the following tropes, in addition to shared tropes with the ''ARMA'' series:

* AKA47: As per the course for ''ARMA'', this is actually averted.

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!!''Take !!\'\'Take On Helicopters'' Helicopters\'\' features the following tropes, in addition to shared tropes with the ''ARMA'' \'\'ARMA\'\' series:

* AKA47: As per the course for ''ARMA'', \'\'ARMA\'\', this is actually averted.



* BackFromTheBrink: The "Lark Rising" campaign starts with Larkin Aviation only weeks from closure, with only a single helicopter left.
* BigBrotherMentor: Joe Larkin, to Tom. Where Tom is initially unsure of his abilities, it's Joe who encourages him.

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* BackFromTheBrink: The "Lark Rising" \"Lark Rising\" campaign starts with Larkin Aviation only weeks from closure, with only a single helicopter left.
* BigBrotherMentor: Joe Larkin, to Tom. Where Tom is initially unsure of his abilities, it's it\'s Joe who encourages him.



** Light helicopters are [[FragileSpeedster fast and the most maneuverable of the three]], but are limited to 3 passengers, and can't be used for SWAT deployment missions, surveillance, or SAR.

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** Light helicopters are [[FragileSpeedster [[SuperSpeed fast and the most maneuverable of the three]], but are limited to 3 passengers, and can't can\'t be used for SWAT deployment missions, surveillance, or SAR.



** Heavy helicopters are the [[LightningBruiser fastest choppers and can carry the heaviest loads]], but can't mount surveillance gear and are the most sluggish in the air.
* ContinuityNod: Plenty towards ''{{ARMA}}''. Joe was a US Army helicopter pilot during the events of ''Operation Arrowhead'', and Brian Frost from the ''British Armed Forces'' and ''Private Military Contractors'' DLC shows up in several missions.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Haydon, the client who buys Larkin Aviation's last Huey and later buys a stake in the firm. [[spoiler: He turns out to have been involved in smuggling something from overseas, and attempts to coverup - it's implied that these are the Takistani [=WMDs=] from the ARMA II DLC.]]
* CrewOfOne: Justified for Tom's early missions, which involve him using a light helicopter to transport single passengers, because Larkin Aviation can't afford to hire additional pilots for full crews.
** Joe's missions mostly avert this, where he's flying Hueys with co-pilot and door gunners more often than not.

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** Heavy helicopters are the [[LightningBruiser fastest choppers and can carry the heaviest loads]], but can't can\'t mount surveillance gear and are the most sluggish in the air.
* ContinuityNod: Plenty towards ''{{ARMA}}''. \'\'{{ARMA}}\'\'. Joe was a US Army helicopter pilot during the events of ''Operation Arrowhead'', \'\'Operation Arrowhead\'\', and Brian Frost from the ''British \'\'British Armed Forces'' Forces\'\' and ''Private \'\'Private Military Contractors'' Contractors\'\' DLC shows up in several missions.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Haydon, the client who buys Larkin Aviation's Aviation\'s last Huey and later buys a stake in the firm. [[spoiler: He turns out to have been involved in smuggling something from overseas, and attempts to coverup - it's it\'s implied that these are the Takistani [=WMDs=] from the ARMA II DLC.]]
* CrewOfOne: Justified for Tom's Tom\'s early missions, which involve him using a light helicopter to transport single passengers, because Larkin Aviation can't can\'t afford to hire additional pilots for full crews.
** Joe's Joe\'s missions mostly avert this, where he's he\'s flying Hueys with co-pilot and door gunners more often than not.



* GamebreakingInjury: In the Prologue, Joe flies off to help rescue a sinking ship and his chopper crashes, injuring his back so badly that he can't fly again.

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* GamebreakingInjury: In the Prologue, Joe flies off to help rescue a sinking ship and his chopper crashes, injuring his back so badly that he can't can\'t fly again.



* HellishCopter: This happens to Joe twice: first, chronologically, when he's shot down in South Asia; the second is when he crashes in the Prologue.
* HomeBase: Larkin Aviation's heliport, where players can manage their birds, take refresher helicopter lessons, and go for missions.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If [[spoiler: Haydon and Vrana Corp]] hadn't been using Larkin Aviation to clean up their mess, the brothers wouldn't have gotten suspicious and blown the lid off them.

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* HellishCopter: This happens to Joe twice: first, chronologically, when he's he\'s shot down in South Asia; the second is when he crashes in the Prologue.
* HomeBase: Larkin Aviation's Aviation\'s heliport, where players can manage their birds, take refresher helicopter lessons, and go for missions.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If [[spoiler: Haydon and Vrana Corp]] hadn't hadn\'t been using Larkin Aviation to clean up their mess, the brothers wouldn't wouldn\'t have gotten suspicious and blown the lid off them.



** This even extends to preflight inspection: skip your preflight, and you might miss out on an equipment failure that'll kill you.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Subverted when [[spoiler:Joe is shot down. He's forced to abandon his chopper and injured co-pilot, and when Brian Frost arrives to extract him, Joe demands they invoke this. Frost refuses, pointing out that they're in an unarmed chopper with no defensive ability. Joe does not take it well]].

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** This even extends to preflight inspection: skip your preflight, and you might miss out on an equipment failure that'll that\'ll kill you.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Subverted when [[spoiler:Joe is shot down. He's He\'s forced to abandon his chopper and injured co-pilot, and when Brian Frost arrives to extract him, Joe demands they invoke this. Frost refuses, pointing out that they're they\'re in an unarmed chopper with no defensive ability. Joe does not take it well]].



** As part of Vrana Corp's buy-in of Larkin Aviation, a number of Tom's missions involve supporting ION on training exercises.
** Brian Frost, of the Operation Arrowhead [=DLCs=], is a recurring character: he extracts Joe from the crash, and he's primary contact point with ION.

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** As part of Vrana Corp's Corp\'s buy-in of Larkin Aviation, a number of Tom's Tom\'s missions involve supporting ION on training exercises.
** Brian Frost, of the Operation Arrowhead [=DLCs=], is a recurring character: he extracts Joe from the crash, and he's he\'s primary contact point with ION.



* TheVerse: ''Take On Helicopters'' is explicitly stated to take place in the same verse as ARMA, and Joe's missions take place during ARMA II.
** Harry Larkin is stated to have flown in combat in Europe during 1985, the year ''Operation Flashpoint'' took place.
** Likewise, Brian Frost returns from the ''Operation Arrowhead'' [=DLCs=] now as a VIP with ION, implicitly confirming that at the end of ''PMC'' he [[spoiler:sided with Reynolds, killed Dixon, gunned down the UN investigation team and otherwise participated in a successful cover of the Takistani [=WMDs=]]]. On the plus side, [[BadNewsIrrelevantNews Asano is alive]].

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* TheVerse: ''Take \'\'Take On Helicopters'' Helicopters\'\' is explicitly stated to take place in the same verse as ARMA, and Joe's Joe\'s missions take place during ARMA II.
** Harry Larkin is stated to have flown in combat in Europe during 1985, the year ''Operation Flashpoint'' \'\'Operation Flashpoint\'\' took place.
** Likewise, Brian Frost returns from the ''Operation Arrowhead'' \'\'Operation Arrowhead\'\' [=DLCs=] now as a VIP with ION, implicitly confirming that at the end of ''PMC'' \'\'PMC\'\' he [[spoiler:sided with Reynolds, killed Dixon, gunned down the UN investigation team and otherwise participated in a successful cover of the Takistani [=WMDs=]]]. On the plus side, [[BadNewsIrrelevantNews Asano is alive]].
13th Apr '15 8:24:38 PM Chortles
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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Spinoff to the ''{{ARMA}}'' series. Powered by the same VBS engine, the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.

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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Spinoff to the ''{{ARMA}}'' series. Powered by the same VBS engine, Real Virtuality 3 engine as ''ARMA 2'', the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.



* RevealingCoverup: [[spoiler: Vrana Corp]] ends up raising the suspicions of Larkin Aviation due to some of their dodgy jobs.

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* RevealingCoverup: [[spoiler: Vrana Corp]] ends up raising the suspicions of Larkin Aviation due to some of their dodgy jobs.jobs; in particular there was no way that Joe Larkin was going to let go of [[spoiler:a rush job by Vrana forcing Tom to autorotate in due to engine failure]].
12th Apr '13 9:54:53 PM WildGoose
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** Likewise, Brian Frost returns from the ''Operation Arrowhead'' [=DLCs=] now as a VIP with ION, implicitly confirming that at the end of ''PMC'' he [[spoiler:sided with Reynolds, killed Dixon, gunned down the UN investigation team and otherwise participated in a successful cover of the Takistani [=WMDs=]]].

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** Likewise, Brian Frost returns from the ''Operation Arrowhead'' [=DLCs=] now as a VIP with ION, implicitly confirming that at the end of ''PMC'' he [[spoiler:sided with Reynolds, killed Dixon, gunned down the UN investigation team and otherwise participated in a successful cover of the Takistani [=WMDs=]]]. On the plus side, [[BadNewsIrrelevantNews Asano is alive]].
11th Aug '12 11:23:12 AM WildGoose
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** Medium helicopters are [[[[JackOfAllStats faster than Lights, but less maneuverable, and can do almost all missions]] except sling lift, and can mount all additional parts - a Medium can quickly switch from VIP transport to SWAT to SAR with no hassles.

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** Medium helicopters are [[[[JackOfAllStats [[JackOfAllStats faster than Lights, but less maneuverable, and can do almost all missions]] except sling lift, and can mount all additional parts - a Medium can quickly switch from VIP transport to SWAT to SAR with no hassles.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Haydon, the client who buys Larkin Aviation's last Huey and later buys a stake in the firm.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Haydon, the client who buys Larkin Aviation's last Huey and later buys a stake in the firm. [[spoiler: He turns out to have been involved in smuggling something from overseas, and attempts to coverup - it's implied that these are the Takistani [=WMDs=] from the ARMA II DLC.]]


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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: A number of them show up:
** As part of Vrana Corp's buy-in of Larkin Aviation, a number of Tom's missions involve supporting ION on training exercises.
** Brian Frost, of the Operation Arrowhead [=DLCs=], is a recurring character: he extracts Joe from the crash, and he's primary contact point with ION.
28th Jul '12 8:42:16 PM Chortles
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** Harry Larkin is stated to have flown in combat in Europe during 1985, the year ''Operation Flashpoint'' took place.

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** Harry Larkin is stated to have flown in combat in Europe during 1985, the year ''Operation Flashpoint'' took place.place.
** Likewise, Brian Frost returns from the ''Operation Arrowhead'' [=DLCs=] now as a VIP with ION, implicitly confirming that at the end of ''PMC'' he [[spoiler:sided with Reynolds, killed Dixon, gunned down the UN investigation team and otherwise participated in a successful cover of the Takistani [=WMDs=]]].
7th Feb '12 9:30:45 AM WildGoose
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* CompetitiveBalance: Present with the three class of helicopter, each of which has with its own strengths and weaknesses:
** Light helicopters are [[FragileSpeedster fast and the most maneuverable of the three]], but are limited to 3 passengers, and can't be used for SWAT deployment missions, surveillance, or SAR.
** Medium helicopters are [[[[JackOfAllStats faster than Lights, but less maneuverable, and can do almost all missions]] except sling lift, and can mount all additional parts - a Medium can quickly switch from VIP transport to SWAT to SAR with no hassles.
** Heavy helicopters are the [[LightningBruiser fastest choppers and can carry the heaviest loads]], but can't mount surveillance gear and are the most sluggish in the air.
21st Dec '11 1:06:04 AM WildGoose
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michael Haydon, the client who buys Larkin Aviation's last Huey and later buys a stake in the firm.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If [[spoiler: Haydon and Vrana Corp]] hadn't been using Larkin Aviation to clean up their mess, the brothers wouldn't have gotten suspicious and blown the lid off them.



* RevealingCoverup: [[spoiler: Vrana Corp]] ends up raising the suspicions of Larkin Aviation due to some of their dodgy jobs.



* TheVerse: ''Take On Helicopters'' is explicitly stated to take place in the same verse as ARMA, and Joe's missions take place during ARMA II.

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* TheVerse: ''Take On Helicopters'' is explicitly stated to take place in the same verse as ARMA, and Joe's missions take place during ARMA II.II.
** Harry Larkin is stated to have flown in combat in Europe during 1985, the year ''Operation Flashpoint'' took place.
18th Dec '11 12:16:24 AM Chortles
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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[Spoiler: This is subverted when Joe is shot down. He's forced to abandon his chopper and injured co-pilot, and when Brian Frost arrives to extract him, Joe demands they invoke this. Frost refuses, pointing out that they're in an unarmed chopper with no defensive ability. Joe does not take it well]].

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[Spoiler: This is subverted Subverted when Joe [[spoiler:Joe is shot down. He's forced to abandon his chopper and injured co-pilot, and when Brian Frost arrives to extract him, Joe demands they invoke this. Frost refuses, pointing out that they're in an unarmed chopper with no defensive ability. Joe does not take it well]].
13th Dec '11 9:08:05 AM ZemplinTemplar
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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Spinoff to the ARMA series. Powered by the same VBS engine, the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.

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Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive Studios' Spinoff to the ARMA ''{{ARMA}}'' series. Powered by the same VBS engine, the game moves partly away from the war simulation of ''ARMA'' to a story about two brothers trying to rebuild Larkin Aviation, their family business on the brink of closure.



* AKA47: As per the course for ARMA, averted.

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* AKA47: As per the course for ARMA, ''ARMA'', this is actually averted.



* ContinuityNod: Plenty towards ''ARMA''; Joe was a US Army helicopter pilot during the events of ''Operation Arrowhead'', and Brian Frost from the ''British Armed Forces'' and ''PMC'' DLC shows up in several missions.

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* ContinuityNod: Plenty towards ''ARMA''; ''{{ARMA}}''. Joe was a US Army helicopter pilot during the events of ''Operation Arrowhead'', and Brian Frost from the ''British Armed Forces'' and ''PMC'' ''Private Military Contractors'' DLC shows up in several missions.
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