History VideoGame / Vanquish

12th Mar '18 9:46:08 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The final chapter reveals that President Winters instigated the Russian coup and the colony takeover in an attempt to ignite a war that would boost the economy through war spending, not expecting that Zaitsev would go so far as to actually destroy San Francisco. War is good for an economy in the ''short-term only'', with the infusion of cash leading to an economic boom, but the allocation of resources to war is ultimately devastating economically no matter what happens: the resources that could be used to improve the economy are instead used on non-helpful war tech.]]
12th Mar '18 9:22:11 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In the intro, Sam offers Burns a position at DARPA while smoking. His response? Suddenly swing a large knife at Sam's face ''close enough to cut his cigarette in half'' '''''because smoking isn't allowed.'''''

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* DisproportionateRetribution: In the intro, Sam offers Burns a position at DARPA while smoking. His response? Suddenly swing a large knife at Sam's face ''close enough to cut his cigarette in half'' '''''because smoking isn't allowed.'''''''''' It's implied that he knew Sam would be fast enough to dodge it, since he has some idea of the capabilities of the ARS. [[spoiler: Or he was pre-emptively trying to take Sam out.]]
4th Mar '18 8:30:02 PM nombretomado
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* GutturalGrowler: Sam Gideon's voice is something like the [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated Wolverine]] filtered through Film/DirtyHarry. Col. Burns takes this even further, sounding like all that stuff meets a rock-tumbler with the bass turned up (of course it's SteveBlum, so they got the right man for the job).

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* GutturalGrowler: Sam Gideon's voice is something like the [[WesternAnimation/XMen animated Wolverine]] filtered through Film/DirtyHarry. Col. Burns takes this even further, sounding like all that stuff meets a rock-tumbler with the bass turned up (of course it's SteveBlum, Creator/SteveBlum, so they got the right man for the job).
19th Feb '18 2:25:11 AM Cryoclaste
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The plot revolves around a massive SpaceColony named ''Providence'', established by the United States and outfitted with a massive solar-powered microwave energy array designed to collect energy and transmit it to Earth. However, the [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Order of the Russian Star]], a militant regime that has recently seized control over Russia in an armed coup, invaded the colony. They have turned the colony's microwave transmitter, meant to transmit power to ground-based collector stations as a limitless energy source, into a [[KillSat weapon of mass destruction]], and fired it at San Francisco, vaporizing its entire population. Following the attack is a prompt ultimatum: the United States will surrender to Russia, or they'll turn their new superweapon on New York City.

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The plot revolves around a massive SpaceColony [[SpaceStation Space Colony]] named ''Providence'', established by the United States and outfitted with a massive solar-powered microwave energy array designed to collect energy and transmit it to Earth. However, the [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Order of the Russian Star]], a militant regime that has recently seized control over Russia in an armed coup, invaded the colony. They have turned the colony's microwave transmitter, meant to transmit power to ground-based collector stations as a limitless energy source, into a [[KillSat weapon of mass destruction]], and fired it at San Francisco, vaporizing its entire population. Following the attack is a prompt ultimatum: the United States will surrender to Russia, or they'll turn their new superweapon on New York City.
6th Feb '18 1:01:33 PM bitemytail
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* BigBad: Victor [[strike:[[ActOfWar Zakharov]]]] [[strike:[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Zakhaev]]]] Zaitsev, agent of the [[strike:[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Ultranationalists]]]] Order of the Russian Star.
** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: Whoever Zaitsev seems to be talking to in the epilogue.]]

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%% * BigBad: Victor [[strike:[[ActOfWar [[strike:[[VideoGame/ActOfWar Zakharov]]]] [[strike:[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Zakhaev]]]] Zaitsev, agent of the [[strike:[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Ultranationalists]]]] Order of the Russian Star.
%% ** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: Whoever Zaitsev seems to be talking to in the epilogue.]]
31st Jan '18 7:44:17 AM Cryoclaste
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''Vanquish'' is a ThirdPersonShooter from Creator/PlatinumGames, the brain child of Creator/ShinjiMikami. Said by many to be what it would be like to give GearsOfWar a few shots of espresso.

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''Vanquish'' is a ThirdPersonShooter from Creator/PlatinumGames, the brain child of Creator/ShinjiMikami. Said by many to be what it would be like to give GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' a few shots of espresso.
15th Nov '17 8:11:48 PM PaulA
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** Most of the achievements names are shout outs, including "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Helloooo, Nurse]]", "[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Fisher is the other Sam]]", "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/{{Queen}} King of the Impossible]]".

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** Most of the achievements names are shout outs, including "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Helloooo, Nurse]]", "[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Fisher is the other Sam]]", "[[Film/FlashGordon "[[Film/FlashGordon1980 Flash]]! [[Music/{{Queen}} King of the Impossible]]".
27th Sep '17 7:03:53 AM CosmicFerret
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* SceneryPorn: The entire game takes place on a super technologically advanced cylindrical space colony a la Babylon5 named "Providence." You even get full control over the camera in the title menu.

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* SceneryPorn: The entire game takes place on a super technologically advanced cylindrical space colony a la Babylon5 Series/BabylonFive named "Providence." You even get full control over the camera in the title menu.
23rd Sep '17 3:01:41 PM Tractical_Chunder
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-->'''Burns''': Marines complete the mission. We don't ''get'' the luxury of choosing how.

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-->'''Burns''': Marines complete the mission. [[TrialByFriendlyFire We don't ''get'' don't]] ''[[TrialByFriendlyFire get]]'' [[TrialByFriendlyFire the luxury of choosing how.]]
23rd Sep '17 1:18:51 PM Tractical_Chunder
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* BadassBookworm: Sam. He's gruff, snarky and a chain smoker, but you can't forget he's also a lead researcher at DARPA and was evidently one of the key minds in the creation of the ARS suit itself.

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* BadassBookworm: Sam. He's a former College 'ball player who's gruff, snarky and a chain smoker, smokes, but you can't forget he's also a lead researcher at DARPA and was evidently one of the key minds in the creation of the ARS suit itself.
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