History VideoGame / Vanquish

10th Apr '17 11:09:49 PM JohnnyNovgorod
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** Yet another achievement is called "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/Queen King of the Impossible]]".

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** Yet another achievement is called "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/Queen [[Music/{{Queen}} King of the Impossible]]".
10th Apr '17 11:08:02 PM JohnnyNovgorod
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* SchrodingersGun: Played straight at the final battle when you battle two Russian ARS knock-offs like the one fought at the end of Act 1: one red, one blue. Whichever one you destroy first, [[BigBad Zaitsev]] will contact you and say: "The wrong one, I'm afraid". Subverted when both are revealed to be empty remote-controlled drones.

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* SchrodingersGun: Played straight at the final battle when you battle fight two Russian ARS knock-offs like the one fought at the end of Act 1: one red, one blue. Whichever one you destroy first, [[BigBad Zaitsev]] will contact you and say: "The wrong one, I'm afraid". Subverted when both are revealed to be empty remote-controlled drones.



** One of the achievements is called [[VideoGame/SplinterCell "Fisher is the other Sam"]].
** Another achievement is called "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/Queen King of the Impossible]".

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** One of the achievements is called [[VideoGame/SplinterCell "Fisher "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Helloooo, Nurse]]".
** Another achievement is called "[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Fisher
is the other Sam"]].
Sam]]".
** Another Yet another achievement is called "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/Queen King of the Impossible]".Impossible]]".



** One of the achievements is called [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Helloooo, Nurse]].
10th Apr '17 11:04:44 PM JohnnyNovgorod
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* JurisdictionFriction: Sam (of DARPA) and Burns (of U.S. Marine Corps) constantly bicker over who gives the orders and who takes them.



** Another achievement is called "[[Film/FlashGordon Flash]]! [[Music/Queen King of the Impossible]".



* SmokingIsCool: Oh so much with Sam.
* SociopathicSoldier: Burns

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* SissyVillain: Zaitsev.
* SmokingIsCool: Oh Oh, so much with Sam.
* SociopathicSoldier: BurnsBurns.
11th Mar '17 10:25:40 AM nombretomado
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** If you wait for a while outside of combat, Burns talks about his [[ViewtifulJoe "Whiskey-a-Go-Go"]]. He also mentions his "old pal [[MadWorld Jack]]".

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** If you wait for a while outside of combat, Burns talks about his [[ViewtifulJoe "Whiskey-a-Go-Go"]]. He also mentions his "old pal [[MadWorld [[VideoGame/MadWorld Jack]]".
25th Feb '17 12:03:58 AM Wuz
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The plot revolves around a massive 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 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 Fransisco, 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 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 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 Fransisco, 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.



* KillSat: The [[BlatantLies "peaceful"]] space colony Providence can use its solar energy to destroy entire cities, as the Russians demonstrated by ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath cooking]]'' San Fransisco.

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* KillSat: The [[BlatantLies "peaceful"]] space colony Providence can use its solar energy to destroy entire cities, as the Russians demonstrated by ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath cooking]]'' San Fransisco.Francisco.
3rd Jan '17 5:33:14 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Badass}}: Sam and Burns, natch
** [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel Badass]]: Burns again
** BadassBookworm: Sam again
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Burns ''again'', who already was a musclebound, gritty SpaceMarine even before half his body was replaced by cybernetics.

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* {{Badass}}: Sam and Burns, natch
** [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel Badass]]: Burns again
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BadassBookworm: Sam again
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Burns ''again'', who already was a musclebound, gritty SpaceMarine even before half his body was replaced by cybernetics.



* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: As {{Badass}} as Sam is in the [[PoweredArmor ARS]], he'd be significantly less so outside it.

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* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: As {{Badass}} badass as Sam is in the [[PoweredArmor ARS]], he'd be significantly less so outside it.


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Burns ''again'', who already was a musclebound, gritty SpaceMarine even before half his body was replaced by cybernetics.
26th Oct '16 6:00:18 AM Vorpale
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** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Burns ''again'', who already was a musclebound, gritty SpaceMarine even before half his body was replaced by cybernetics.
28th Jul '16 5:38:24 PM Someoneman
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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Averted. While Sam is falling from a long distance in a cutscene near the end of the game, he uses his boosters to slow himself down enough so that he won't rip his arm off when he grabs a ledge. [[AwesomeMoments And while hanging, the first thing he does is light up a cigarette]] and ''then'' pull himself up.

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Averted. While Sam is falling from a long distance in a cutscene near the end of the game, he uses his boosters to slow himself down enough so that he won't rip his arm off when he grabs a ledge. [[AwesomeMoments And while hanging, the first thing he does is light up a cigarette]] cigarette and ''then'' pull himself up.



* PoweredArmor: Sam Gideon's shtick. He's testing it for DARPA.
** Zaitsev's also got one. Sam mutters that it's [[FunnyMoments "patented."]]

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* PoweredArmor: PoweredArmor:
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Sam Gideon's shtick. He's testing it for DARPA.
** Zaitsev's also got one. Sam mutters that it's [[FunnyMoments "patented."]]"
25th May '16 7:27:16 PM nombretomado
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Vanquish was delivered to the world on October 19, 2010 for PS3 and XBox360.

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Vanquish was delivered to the world on October 19, 2010 for PS3 UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and XBox360.
UsefulNotes/XBox360.
2nd May '16 3:43:45 PM craigj
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** There are several nods to ''[[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundam]]'''s [[Main/TheVerse Universal Century]]. The hero tearing through a space colony in an [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam experimental, white, prototype suit]] while the enemy ace is introduced in a [[Main/CharClone fast flying, red equivalent]]. The microwave emitter being a stand-in for the [[KillSat Colony Laser]]. Burns' later gear fashioned after the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-02A Physalis]], a machine [[spoiler:turned against its side]]. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Preventing meteors]] from hitting earth.
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