History YMMV / AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar

6th Apr '16 5:53:21 AM Eyeshield
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* EvenBetterSequel: To ''[=AC5=]'', itself an Even Better Sequel to ''04''. ''Zero'' retains most of the gameplay features and mechanical polish that made ''Shattered Skies'' and ''The Unsung War'' shine on top of a dark and gripping narrative [[{{Deconstruction}} unafraid to call question to]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation nearly anything and everything]]. Regardless of which installment fans ultimately deem to be ''Ace Combat''[='s=] crown jewel, these three sterling games have combined to [[ToughActToFollow overshadow nearly every other title in the series to date]], a testament to their quality.

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* EvenBetterSequel: To ''[=AC5=]'', itself an Even Better Sequel to ''04''. ''Zero'' retains most of the gameplay features and mechanical polish that made ''Shattered Skies'' and ''The Unsung War'' shine on top of a dark and gripping narrative [[{{Deconstruction}} unafraid to call question to]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation nearly anything and everything]]. Regardless of which installment fans ultimately deem to be ''Ace Combat''[='s=] crown jewel, these three sterling games games, collectively known as [[RedBaron The Holy Trilogy]] have combined to [[ToughActToFollow overshadow nearly every other title in the series to date]], a testament to their quality.
10th Mar '16 8:14:26 AM TypeProton
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Invoked both in storyline and in gameplay. [[spoiler:Just ask yourself, why did you shoot Pixy down? Because you had to, or because you ''wanted'' to?]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Invoked both in storyline and in gameplay. [[spoiler:Just ask yourself, why [[spoiler:Why did you ''[[AudienceSurrogate you]]'' shoot Pixy down? Because you had to, or because you ''wanted'' to?]]
10th Mar '16 8:11:02 AM TypeProton
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* CentralTheme: Perspective.
4th Mar '16 1:49:14 PM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/AceCombat As to be expected]], though special note goes to "Zero." It is widely considered to be [[MagnumOpus the pinnacle of Keiki Kobayashi's immense body of work]] and, fittingly, underscores the exhilarating and emotionally-charged final mission ([[spoiler:a BossOnlyLevel where you {{Air Joust|ing}} your old wingman to prevent him from taking out the world leaders via nuclear bombardment]]), itself one of the most emblematic events in the annals of ''Ace Combat'' series.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/AceCombat As to be expected]], though special note goes to "Zero." It is widely considered to be [[MagnumOpus the pinnacle of Keiki Kobayashi's immense body of work]] work and, fittingly, underscores the exhilarating and emotionally-charged final mission ([[spoiler:a BossOnlyLevel where you {{Air Joust|ing}} your old wingman to prevent him from taking out the world leaders via nuclear bombardment]]), itself one of the most emblematic events in the annals of ''Ace Combat'' series.
3rd Mar '16 1:25:51 AM X2X
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/AceCombat As to be expected]], though special note goes to "Zero." It is widely considered to be [[MagnumOpus the pinnacle of Keiki Kobayashi's immense body of work]] and, fittingly, underscores the exhilarating and emotionally-charged final mission ([[spoiler:a BossOnlyLevel where you {{Air Joust|ing}} your old wingman to prevent him from taking out the world leaders via nuclear bombardment]]), itself one of the most emblematic events in the annals of ''Ace Combat'' series.


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* EvenBetterSequel: To ''[=AC5=]'', itself an Even Better Sequel to ''04''. ''Zero'' retains most of the gameplay features and mechanical polish that made ''Shattered Skies'' and ''The Unsung War'' shine on top of a dark and gripping narrative [[{{Deconstruction}} unafraid to call question to]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation nearly anything and everything]]. Regardless of which installment fans ultimately deem to be ''Ace Combat''[='s=] crown jewel, these three sterling games have combined to [[ToughActToFollow overshadow nearly every other title in the series to date]], a testament to their quality.
2nd Feb '16 1:12:39 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* HesJustHiding: By virtue of NeverFoundTheBody and no official confirmation from Namco about the character being KIA, there's a contingent of fans who say this about [[spoiler:Pixy's replacement, PJ]]. Despite the loss of radio contact after [[spoiler:Pixy's Morgan wastes them by scoring a direct hit through the Falcon's canopy with the TLS]] and the grave marker shown during the epilogue, players never see their plane go up in flames when they bail out: there's only a line of smoke as they fall out of the airspace and the [[spoiler:glass seen after impact]] has led some to believe they managed to safely eject. In fact, if flying a Su-47 or another aircraft with a large enough bubble cockpit, you can clearly see [[spoiler:their plane ''stabilize'' after PJ is hit, as if it was merely disabled]]. Others also point to the fact that the enemy aces interviewed throughout the story, including [[spoiler:Solo Wing himself]], [[GameplayAndStorySegregation were shown to have survived similar or worse circumstances]], especially if [[spoiler:they were shot out of the sky by the player's own lasers ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation which Cipher really shouldn't have access to anyway]])]]. More details can be found [[http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Patrick_James_Beckett#Fate here.]]

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* HesJustHiding: By virtue of NeverFoundTheBody and no official confirmation from Namco about the character being KIA, there's a contingent of fans who say this about [[spoiler:Pixy's replacement, PJ]]. Despite the loss of radio contact after [[spoiler:Pixy's Morgan wastes them by scoring a direct hit through the Falcon's canopy with the TLS]] and the grave marker shown during the epilogue, players never see their plane go up in flames when they bail out: there's only a line of smoke as they fall out of the airspace and the [[spoiler:glass seen after impact]] has led some to believe they managed to safely eject. In fact, if flying a Su-47 or another aircraft with a large enough bubble cockpit, you can clearly see [[spoiler:their plane ''stabilize'' after PJ is hit, as if it was merely disabled]]. Others also point to the fact that the enemy aces interviewed throughout the story, including [[spoiler:Solo Wing himself]], [[GameplayAndStorySegregation were shown to have survived similar or worse circumstances]], especially if [[spoiler:they were shot out of the sky by the player's own lasers ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation which Cipher really shouldn't have access to anyway]])]]. More details can be found [[http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Patrick_James_Beckett#Fate here.]]]] The [[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Guide Book]] ultimately [[JustForPun cuts]] the debate by [[spoiler:confirming PJ's death]].
21st Jan '16 8:21:43 PM X2X
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* HesJustHiding: By virtue of NeverFoundTheBody and no official confirmation from Namco about the character being KIA, there's a contingent of fans who say this about [[spoiler:Pixy's replacement, PJ]]. Despite the loss of radio contact after [[spoiler:Pixy's Morgan wastes them by scoring a direct hit through the Falcon's canopy with the TLS]] and the grave marker shown during the epilogue, players never see their plane go up in flames when they bail out: there's only a line of smoke as they fall out of the airspace and the [[spoiler:glass seen after impact]] has led some to believe they managed to safely eject. In fact, if flying a Su-47 or another aircraft with a large enough bubble cockpit, you can clearly see [[spoiler:their plane ''stabilize'' after PJ is hit, as if it was merely disabled]]. Others also point to the fact that the enemy aces interviewed throughout the story, including [[spoiler:Solo Wing himself]], [[GameplayAndStorySegregation were shown to have survived similar or worse circumstances]], especially if [[spoiler:they were shot out of the sky by the player's own lasers ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation which Cipher really shouldn't have access to anyway]])]].

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* HesJustHiding: By virtue of NeverFoundTheBody and no official confirmation from Namco about the character being KIA, there's a contingent of fans who say this about [[spoiler:Pixy's replacement, PJ]]. Despite the loss of radio contact after [[spoiler:Pixy's Morgan wastes them by scoring a direct hit through the Falcon's canopy with the TLS]] and the grave marker shown during the epilogue, players never see their plane go up in flames when they bail out: there's only a line of smoke as they fall out of the airspace and the [[spoiler:glass seen after impact]] has led some to believe they managed to safely eject. In fact, if flying a Su-47 or another aircraft with a large enough bubble cockpit, you can clearly see [[spoiler:their plane ''stabilize'' after PJ is hit, as if it was merely disabled]]. Others also point to the fact that the enemy aces interviewed throughout the story, including [[spoiler:Solo Wing himself]], [[GameplayAndStorySegregation were shown to have survived similar or worse circumstances]], especially if [[spoiler:they were shot out of the sky by the player's own lasers ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation which Cipher really shouldn't have access to anyway]])]]. More details can be found [[http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Patrick_James_Beckett#Fate here.]]
21st Jan '16 7:59:07 PM X2X
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* CharClone: Interestingly, Pixy has some traits of this. Sure, he doesn't wear a CoolMask or CoolShades, but he's a blonde AcePilot (implied to have had a bit of RedBaron fame before becoming Cipher's wingman and seeing the "Demon Lord" overshadow him), who's a close ally to the main character (like Quattro in [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]]), and then becomes an enemy of his, trying to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (like Char in [[MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterAttack CCA]]). Not in a ColonyDrop fashion, but close enough.
18th Jan '16 4:13:26 PM DesignatedNPC
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* {{Deconstruction}}: In-universe. Of the Belkan War. Those who played ''Ace Combat 5'' first will be told that the evil Belkans invaded other countries and the heroic Allies liberated them. Well that happened, but after Ustio was liberated, Thompson says it perfectly, "The true nature of the war begins from this point forward." Not all Belkans were evil, as evidenced by the interviews. And the Allied Forces invaded Belka in the first place to secure "resource interests." Come Mission 11, [[spoiler:Allied bombers destroy an entire Belkan city, and the Belkans rush frantically to defend it.]] To quote Thompson again, "Everyone is a hero and a villain. And no one knows who's the victim or who's the aggressor." [[spoiler:Pixy didn't know either. So he defected.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: In-universe. Of the Belkan War. Those who played ''Ace Combat 5'' first will be told that the evil Belkans invaded other countries and the heroic Allies liberated them. Well that happened, but after Ustio was liberated, Thompson says it perfectly, "The true nature of the war begins from this point forward." Not all Belkans were evil, as evidenced by the interviews. And the Allied Forces invaded Belka in the first place to secure "resource interests." Come Mission 11, [[spoiler:Allied bombers destroy an entire Belkan city, and the Belkans rush frantically to defend it.it... before deciding to burn it anyway just so the Allies can't say they did.]] To quote Thompson again, "Everyone is a hero and a villain. And no one knows who's the victim or who's the aggressor." [[spoiler:Pixy didn't know either. So he defected.]]
30th Dec '15 11:03:20 AM dvegaj
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* CharClone: Interestingly, Pixy has some traits of this. Sure, he doesn't wear a CoolMask or CoolShades, but he's a blonde AcePilot (implied to have had a bit of RedBaron fame before Cipher overshadows him), who's a close ally to the main character, and then becomes an enemy of his, trying to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Not in a ColonyDrop fashion, but close enough.

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* CharClone: Interestingly, Pixy has some traits of this. Sure, he doesn't wear a CoolMask or CoolShades, but he's a blonde AcePilot (implied to have had a bit of RedBaron fame before Cipher overshadows becoming Cipher's wingman and seeing the "Demon Lord" overshadow him), who's a close ally to the main character, character (like Quattro in [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]]), and then becomes an enemy of his, trying to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (like Char in [[MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterAttack CCA]]). Not in a ColonyDrop fashion, but close enough.
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