History Videogame / Mercenaries

10th Nov '17 3:57:15 PM DrVonOppendown
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Used by the Venezuelan army in the sequel: Iguana 4x4, Capuchin Truck, Puma Light Tank, Jaguar Heavy Tank, Armadillo APC, Mosquito AA, Kestrel Light Chopper, Anaconda Gunship, Toucan Transport, Piranha Gunboat and Crocodile Gunboat.
6th Nov '17 12:13:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Until March 2012, the sequel would no longer play if you have an internet connection. This was true on UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. Contrary to popular belief, the servers were only shut down for the PC version. For the console versions, EA updated their Terms and Conditions but forgot to patch the new location in ''Mercenaries 2''. Instead of simply giving an error message, the game got stuck "Connecting to EA server" ''forever'' and freezes up completely. It ''was'' possible to get around this: you'd have to run any online-enabled EA game released before ''Mercenaries 2'' (August 2008) that still has its servers active (e.g. ''[[VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Carbon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} The]]'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Orange]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Box]]'', or ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'').

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** Until March 2012, the sequel would no longer play if you have an internet connection. This was true on UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, and PC. Contrary to popular belief, the servers were only shut down for the PC version. For the console versions, EA updated their Terms and Conditions but forgot to patch the new location in ''Mercenaries 2''. Instead of simply giving an error message, the game got stuck "Connecting to EA server" ''forever'' and freezes up completely. It ''was'' possible to get around this: you'd have to run any online-enabled EA game released before ''Mercenaries 2'' (August 2008) that still has its servers active (e.g. ''[[VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Carbon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife2 The]]'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Orange]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Box]]'', or ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'').
15th Oct '17 4:40:59 PM Killerweinerdog
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* ICallItVera: One of Mattias' reactions upon picking up an AK in the second game is to affectionately name it "Lovisa."
14th Oct '17 11:57:57 PM Killerweinerdog
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* TurnInYourBadge: All three of the mercs were washed out of the military for various reasons. Jennifer proved too self-reliant and impatient for the SAS. Chris left the army in disgust after several comrades were used as CannonFodder. Nilsson, the most unstable of the three, was simply too drunk and rowdy to have on base.

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* TurnInYourBadge: All three of the mercs were washed out of the military for various reasons. Jennifer proved too self-reliant and impatient for the SAS. SAS[[labelnote:*]]Though she did much better with MI6....until she quit because she was dissatisfied with her income.[[/labelnote]] Chris left the army in disgust after several comrades were used as CannonFodder. Nilsson, the most unstable of the three, was simply too drunk and rowdy to have on base.
21st Sep '17 9:03:57 AM MaulMachine
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* RuthlessForeignGangsters: The Russian Mafia from the first game and Jamaican Pirates from the sequel. Notable in that the first game more or less depended on being in the Russian Mob's favor, as their "[[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant Of Menace]]'' web shop was your means of purchasing airstrikes and vehicles. The Pirates also sold gear, however, where much less critical to the story and you could purchase similar or even superior vehicles and munitions from other factions.

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* RuthlessForeignGangsters: The Russian Mafia from the first game and Jamaican Pirates from the sequel. Notable in that the first game more or less depended on being in the Russian Mob's favor, as their "[[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant Of Menace]]'' web shop was your means of purchasing airstrikes and vehicles. The Pirates also sold gear, however, where however they were much less critical to the story and you could purchase similar or even superior vehicles and munitions from other factions.
21st Sep '17 8:55:29 AM MaulMachine
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: This is how you can get away with shooting people belonging to a particular faction in ''Mercenaries 2'': make sure they don't radio their boss that "[[NeverLiveItDown the one that Serrano shot in the ass]]" is attacking them.

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* LeaveNoWitnesses: This is how you can get away with shooting people belonging to a particular faction in ''Mercenaries 2'': make sure they don't radio their boss that "[[NeverLiveItDown the one that Serrano Solano shot in the ass]]" is attacking them.
21st Sep '17 6:05:09 AM MaulMachine
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* AmazonBrigade. The Spades. Also, for some reason or another, the elite SK forces are all female.

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* AmazonBrigade. The Spades.number card Spades (the face cards are their male commanders). Also, for some reason or another, the elite SK forces are all female.
6th Aug '17 10:16:37 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheCakeIsALie: One of the final Russian Mafia missions in the first game is to drive Josef to a meeting for one million dollars. Both the mercenary and Josef are GenreSavvy enough to realize that they're obviously being set up. [[SubvertedTrope You still get the million after you get Josef out of the trap]].

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* TheCakeIsALie: One of the final Russian Mafia missions in the first game is to drive Josef to a meeting for one million dollars. Both the mercenary and Josef are GenreSavvy enough to realize that they're obviously being set up. [[SubvertedTrope You still get the million after you get Josef out of the trap]].
5th Aug '17 7:55:16 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Blowing up your base's fuel storage tanks will result in not only losing the fuel stored in them, but also the fuel storage capacity they represent, meaning you not only have to rebuild your stockpile of fuel, you first have to buy a replacement tank to stash it in.
13th Jul '17 11:16:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* PointyHairedBoss * ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Everything Sergei touches turns to custard, which is why Josef was flown over as his wet nurse. Sergei's father is a big shot mafioso in Moscow.

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* PointyHairedBoss * ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PointyHairedBoss: Everything Sergei touches turns to custard, which is why Josef was flown over as his wet nurse. Sergei's father is a big shot mafioso in Moscow.Moscow.
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