History VideoGame / WorldInConflict

27th Nov '16 9:34:21 PM DeltaDart
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** Sabatier attempts to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] the Boorish form on Sawyer in the Mission 9 intro. It backfires when Sawyer understands Sabatier's insult spoken in French and retorts in the same language.

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** Sabatier attempts to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] the Boorish form on Sawyer in the Mission 9 intro. [[BilingualBackfire It backfires when Sawyer understands Sabatier's insult spoken in French and retorts in the same language.]]
26th Nov '16 12:25:14 PM DeltaDart
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* HomeGuard: Most of the campaign has you commanding units of the Washington and Oregon National Guard.
7th Nov '16 9:59:01 PM DeltaDart
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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:Missions 5 and 11. America has been forced to use a nuclear device on itself, and it is unclear what may happen next. On a more personal level: Bannon is dead, amd Sawyer's company is scattered; stranded in a charred, radioactive wasteland. Bannon's last phone call to his mother really drives in [[TearJerker the mood.]] Only by pure, unshakable cooperation and determination is the company able to reform and fight again.]]
31st Oct '16 12:34:14 AM Geneaux
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** In the finall mission of American storyline, [[spoiler: after a hard fight you manage to finally liberate the Seattle, thus preventing Chinese from making landfall here and, most importantly, prevent a strategic thermonuclear strike on said city. Everything looks good when suddenly ''massive'' Soviet force appears out of nowhere and start beating you ''hard''. And they jamming your communication so you can't call for reinforcements (fortunately, only temporarily). You fight in desperately all-or-nothing last stand when finally, Colonel Wilkins arrive with his tanks and start chewing Russians from the rear]].

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** In the finall final mission of American storyline, [[spoiler: after a hard fight you manage to finally liberate the Seattle, thus preventing Chinese from making landfall here and, most importantly, prevent a strategic thermonuclear strike on said city. Everything looks good when suddenly ''massive'' Soviet force appears out of nowhere and start beating you ''hard''. And they jamming your communication so you can't call for reinforcements (fortunately, only temporarily). You fight in desperately all-or-nothing last stand when finally, Colonel Wilkins arrive with his tanks and start chewing Russians from the rear]].



** During the missions that take place in America, the Soviet propaganda shows them occupying ''half of the Unites States'' by the third mission, even the nearby sections of ''Canada and Mexico''. They also claim the American civilian population is welcoming the invasion as a liberation and are joining the Soviets. In reality they only control the area of Washington State near Seattle and Tacoma, with the furthest they ever get being the Cascade mountain range. And the American civilians are ''extremely'' hostile to the invaders, grabbing any gun or weapon they can get their hands on and fighting back. Romanov even says in the mission briefing that Soviet troops were surprised at the level of resistance, and that ''everywhere'' they went they were greeted with gunfire.

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** During the missions that take place in America, the Soviet propaganda shows them occupying ''half of the Unites United States'' by the third mission, even the nearby sections of ''Canada and Mexico''. They also claim the American civilian population is welcoming the invasion as a liberation and are joining the Soviets. In reality they only control the area of Washington State near Seattle and Tacoma, with the furthest they ever get being the Cascade mountain range. And the American civilians are ''extremely'' hostile to the invaders, grabbing any gun or weapon they can get their hands on and fighting back. Romanov even says in the mission briefing that Soviet troops were surprised at the level of resistance, and that ''everywhere'' they went they were greeted with gunfire.



* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The original game begins and ends in Seattle. And the expansion pack begins and ends in Lebedjev's limosine.]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The original game begins and ends in Seattle. And the expansion pack begins and ends in Lebedjev's limosine.limousine.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since the police forces of Seattle and Washington State are not meant to engage professional soldiers, armoured vehicles and ''attack helicopters''. Debatably even averted, as they still manage to do their part, and are seen building and defending barricades with revolvers and otherwise helping during the evacuation.

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* PoliceAreUseless: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since the police forces of Seattle and Washington State are not meant to engage professional soldiers, armoured vehicles and ''attack helicopters''. Debatably Arguably even averted, as they still manage to do their part, and are seen building and defending barricades with revolvers and otherwise helping during the evacuation.



* TatteredFlag: In the multiplayer, there's a subtle example in the two flags shown at the top of the screen amongst other important match info. The flags start pristine and become increasingly tattered as units are lost. Since reinforcements are infinite and objectives are what counts, it's possible for the flag in worse shape to end up winning the match.

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* TatteredFlag: In the multiplayer, there's a subtle example in the two flags shown at the top of the screen amongst among other important match info. The flags start pristine and become increasingly tattered as units are lost. Since reinforcements are infinite and objectives are what counts, it's possible for the flag in worse shape to end up winning the match.



** Orlovsky is enraged at the idea of Malashenko wanting to shoot the Americans conducting guerilla warfare against the Russians, as the former feels they are still civilians.

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** Orlovsky is enraged at the idea of Malashenko wanting to shoot the Americans conducting guerilla guerrilla warfare against the Russians, as the former feels they are still civilians.
25th Oct '16 7:27:42 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* InferredHolocaust: If you fail to retake Seattle before the nuclear attack is launched, it is implied that this is what befalls the world as the Soviets also resort to nuclear weapons in response to the Americans having resorted to them ''twice'' in repelling the invasion.
25th Oct '16 1:34:02 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BreakTheHaughty: Captain Bannon, who's arrogance and careless tactics on the battlefield chafes Colonel Sawyer all throughout the campaign. And then he accidentally fires upon a group of surrendering Russian civilians, earning him the Colonel's wrath when they return home. And this is all ''before'' the Russians have even attacked Seattle.


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* RealityEnsues: The Soviets may have seized large parts of Washington State, but it gradually becomes obvious that for all their guns and tenacity that seizing a country as large and as hostile as the US by conventional means is a fool's errand. Lampshaded by Colonel Orlovsky, who by the time the Americans have launched their offensive to liberate Seattle has given up on any notion of victory, even with the incoming Chinese armada. This is in stark contrast to the Soviet propaganda that insists that the Red Army has encroached half the country, where the Soviets are under constant fire from a rebelling populace and unable to expand their campaign beyond Washington.
15th Oct '16 1:54:07 PM DeltaDart
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* AnAsskickingChristmas: Played straight, and then [[TearJerker painfully subverted]]. Parker and the rest of the U.S. forces successfully drive the Soviets out of the festively-decorated Cascade Falls, only for fresh new Soviet reinforcements to arrive, [[spoiler: necessitating the use of a nuclear strike, and Captain Bannon stays behind to draw the Russians into ground zero. The entire ending cutscene is simply heartwrenching.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: In 3rd mission of American campaign you are taking part in defending the Pine Valley town against massive Soviet attack. When finally Reds are starting overrunning you, suddenly, the USS ''Wisconsin'' appears and starts annihilating the Soviets. And then you can use its guns to finish off the rest of enemy forces.

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* BigDamnHeroes: In 3rd mission of American campaign you are taking part in defending the Pine Valley town against massive Soviet attack. When finally Reds are starting overrunning you, suddenly, the USS ''Wisconsin'' ''Missouri'' appears and starts annihilating the Soviets. And then you can use its guns to finish off the rest of enemy forces.
29th Jul '16 10:28:03 AM HighCrate
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: A few examples.
** The Americans are fully aware that the Soviet invasion of the northwest corner of their country is just a diversion designed to trick them into pulling their forces from the main fight in Europe. So despite Soviet forces occupying one of their major cities and a significant portion of Washington State, they don't pull ''any'' forces from Europe. Instead they make do with whatever they have stateside.
** The Soviets meanwhile actually avert this most of the time. They underestimated NATO when the war breaks out in Europe. They routinely allow their PropagandaMachine to interfere with intelligence reports so that no "bad news" gets to the soldiers or the public, which only gets them in more trouble since their commanders don't have access to the right information. And it's implied that any kind of perceived failure by their generals is punished rather severely, potentially depriving them of military talent. And even then, Lt. Romanov implies that many Soviet generals were a little on the crazy side to begin with. They also underestimated just how [[LaResistance hostile the U.S. civilians would be]] in the occupied areas of Washington State. However, on the other hand, the Soviets are implied to be perfectly aware of how difficult an invasion of the U.S. mainland would be, which is why they are only doing it as a diversion (although that might have changed a bit when manpower-rich China joins them). It's also probably not a coincidence that the Soviets invaded the state where Fort Teller was located, because this is where the U.S. Star Wars missile defense project was located. Guess what they make their number one target for capture?
** Some of the individual characters on both sides also display this trope.
*** On the American side, Colonel Sawyer always reminds his men to respect their enemies, or they ''will'' wind up dead. While he doesn't want to have to destroy the Statue of Liberty when Soviet commandos threaten New York with chemicals in it's crown, he is willing to do so since civilian lives always come first, but he ''still'' [[TakeAThirdOption puts his men into a full attack to retake the Statue]] so he doesn't have to make the choice. And anytime a gap opens up in the enemy lines, he exploits it for all that it is worth with devastating effect. He also pegs Captain Bannon pretty well at the start as a GloryHound.
*** Captain Bannon himself averts at first this because he is a GloryHound and a coward. But after he gets himself together and starts wising up he becomes this at the end of the Battle of Cascade Falls when [[spoiler: he realizes that if the Americans all pull back at once the Soviets will realize that they are setting up a trap. So he and his entire company volunteer to stay behind and lure the Soviets into the DeathTrap, even though that means they will die too when the tactical nuclear missile hits]].
*** On the Soviet side, Colonel Orlovsky knows not to trust intel reports from the GRU, KGB, or Moscow in general, as they are often BlatantLies. He knows that executing civilians in occupied territories will enrage, not discourage the populace (and he doesn't like the idea to begin with). He knows that when attacking the enemy on their own turf, you ''must'' understand the concept of HomeFieldAdvantage. He also knows that when an M1 Abrams tank (which was new at the time) is spotted, it must be destroyed. He also realizes that [[spoiler: if the Americans were willing to use a small nuke on their own soil to stop the Russians from capturing Fort Teller, then they are probably willing to drop a much bigger one and sacrifice Seattle to stop the Chinese from landing]].
*** KGB Major Lebedev also shows elements of this, knowing that the war is likely to be a long one, and all but telling Orlovsky to simply ignore any "intelligence reports" from Moscow. All the more impressive because Lebedev is ThePoliticalOfficer.
16th Jul '16 5:26:42 AM Reynard1986
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* CreativeClosingCredits: ''Soviet Assault'' credits: lots of photos of development team during work or at their free time, game engine bloopers and more. You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-RCk9pnTkg here]].

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* CreativeClosingCredits: ''Soviet Assault'' credits: lots of photos photos/videos of development team during work or at their free time, game engine bloopers time and more.various HilariousOuttakes (like some funny glitches that can happen/happened during production and scenes created by authors just for fun). You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-RCk9pnTkg here]].



%%* DancingMookCredits: More like "Hilarious Glitch Showcase Credits."



* HilariousOuttakes: The end credits show off some funny glitches that can happen. For example; a streetlamp spent spinning away like a top.
16th Jul '16 4:42:22 AM Reynard1986
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* CreativeClosingCredits: ''Soviet Assault'' credits: lots of photos of development team during work or at their free time, game engine bloopers and more. You can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-RCk9pnTkg here]].
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