History YMMV / CommandAndConquerRedAlert2

5th Sep '17 7:12:30 PM Retloclive
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The fact there was never a campaign for Yuri's faction seemed like a missed opportunity, and could have been a way to introduce more named characters working under Yuri.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The fact there was never a campaign for Yuri's unique faction seemed like a missed opportunity, and could have been a way to introduce more named characters working under Yuri.
5th Sep '17 7:12:11 PM Retloclive
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The fact there was never a campaign for Yuri's faction seemed like a missed opportunity.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The fact there was never a campaign for Yuri's faction seemed like a missed opportunity.
opportunity, and could have been a way to introduce more named characters working under Yuri.
5th Sep '17 7:08:57 PM Retloclive
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The fact there was never a campaign for Yuri's faction seemed like a missed opportunity.
27th Aug '17 9:55:58 PM GrammarNavi
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** The music from the game, especially the Hell march, has become so strongly associated with the Soviet and Russian parades that YouTube is almost overwhelmed with commercials, where the music from the game is added to the video with real parades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ Especially in the context of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc the Crimean events]] in February 2014.

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** The music from the game, especially the Hell march, has become so strongly associated with the Soviet and Russian parades that YouTube Website/YouTube is almost overwhelmed with commercials, where the music from the game is added to the video with real parades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ Especially in the context of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc the Crimean events]] in February 2014.
1st Aug '17 12:40:39 PM LittleBuster
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* CastFullOfCrazy: While the first and third parts are even trying to seem serious and use an alternative story, all the elements of the series are practically brought to the point of absurdity in this game, including trucks with terrorists and the Mad Ivan with dynamite/


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* CultClassic: At least in Russia, because of StealthParody on stereotypes about the Soviet Union and the fact that Red Alert 2 is a rare game where Russian children could choose their country as a protagonist. On top of that, it's just a classic of old strategies.


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** And let's not forget that in this game there is a unit of "Libyan terrorists" who ride around in a truck and can be pierced into buildings or a group of units ... This is not so much fun after a series of similar acts of terrorism in Belgium and France ..
1st Aug '17 12:23:25 PM LittleBuster
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** The music from the game, especially the Hell march, has become so strongly associated with the Soviet and Russian parades that YouTube is almost overwhelmed with commercials, where the soundtrack of the game is put on the real video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ Especially in the context of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc the Crimean events]] in February 2014.

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** The music from the game, especially the Hell march, has become so strongly associated with the Soviet and Russian parades that YouTube is almost overwhelmed with commercials, where the soundtrack of music from the game is put on added to the video with real video.parades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ Especially in the context of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc the Crimean events]] in February 2014.
1st Aug '17 12:21:18 PM LittleBuster
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** "Hell March 2" was the perfect choice of music for the Soviet invasion of America in the intro... and it also goes disturbingly well with footage of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ the Russian invasion]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc of Crimea]] in February 2014.



* HarsherInHindsight: Cool as it is in-game, the destruction of Washington and New York evokes tragic real life events after 9/11.

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Cool as it is in-game, the destruction of Washington and New York evokes tragic real life events after 9/11.9/11.
** Depending on your attitude to politics, the plot of how the USSR is going to capture the whole world will obviously not sound very good. Especially video of military parades with the music of the game.


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** The music from the game, especially the Hell march, has become so strongly associated with the Soviet and Russian parades that YouTube is almost overwhelmed with commercials, where the soundtrack of the game is put on the real video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCkuHc__ZQ Especially in the context of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVjKJk0wmc the Crimean events]] in February 2014.
** This game is so strongly associated with the Cold War, that at the time of its popularity, some schoolchildren in the US and Russia took on faith some of its moments.
18th Jul '17 2:55:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Yuri is a powerful psychic and aspiring overlord initially serving the Soviet Union, but soon reveals his ulterior motives. In the Soviet campaign he supports the invasion of the United States and later the rest of the world, building devices to turn the conquered peoples into mind-controlled drones. He assassinates Premier Romanov and frames General Vladimir to usurp the Soviet leadership, before attempting to kill the player because his continued success has made him a potential threat to Yuri's position. ''Yuri's Revenge'' reveals that he was just using the Soviets to establish a network of mind control devices to enslave the planet so there will be no will but his own. His subsequent plots include harvesting the entire population of Los Angeles for raw materials, holding a software company ransom and nuking Seattle until they give in, secretly assassinating world leaders and replacing them with clones, and planning to level all coastal cities in the world. Throw in the fact that his army uses slaves to mine their ore, genetically alters soldiers and civilians alike into obedient, mutated freaks, grinds up civilians, captured enemies, and his own units for spare parts or drains them for bioelectricity, and is built around mind controlling his adversaries, and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very, very bad man.

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* CompleteMonster: Yuri is a powerful psychic [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and aspiring overlord initially serving the Soviet Union, USSR, but [[DragonWithAnAgenda soon reveals his ulterior motives. motives]]. In the Soviet campaign he supports the invasion of the United States and later the rest of the world, building [[MindControlDevice devices to turn the conquered peoples into mind-controlled drones. drones]]. He assassinates Premier Romanov and frames [[FrameUp frames]] General Vladimir to [[TheStarscream usurp the Soviet leadership, leadership]], before attempting to kill the player because his continued success has made him a potential threat to Yuri's position. ''Yuri's Revenge'' ''[[ExpansionPack Yuri's Revenge]]'' reveals that he was just using the Soviets to establish a network of mind control devices [[DoomsdayDevice Psychic Dominators]] to enslave the planet so there will be no will but his own. His subsequent plots include [[HumanResources harvesting the entire population of Los Angeles for raw materials, materials]], holding a software company ransom and [[NukeEm nuking Seattle until they give in, in]], secretly [[KillAndReplace assassinating world leaders and replacing them with clones, clones]], and planning to level all coastal cities in the world. Throw in the fact that his army uses slaves to mine their ore, genetically alters soldiers and civilians alike into obedient, mutated freaks, grinds up civilians, captured enemies, and his own units for spare parts or drains them for bioelectricity, and is built around mind controlling his adversaries, and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very, very bad man.
17th Jul '17 9:36:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* HollywoodHomely: Lt. Eva Lee, who serves as the Allied MissionControl. While she's clearly beautiful, she's much less obvious {{Fanservice}} than her [[EvilIsSexy leather-clad Soviet counterpart]] and even on her own team her looks are far more downplayed compared to [[ActionGirl Agent Tanya]]. When SheCleansUpNicely for the final cinematic of the ExpansionPack, it's a genuine surprise.
17th Jul '17 9:29:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Destroying the World Trade Center Towers in ''Red Alert 2''. Of course that is entirely up to the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player]] to do. However, destroying the Pentagon isn't. And that's ''the first Soviet mission''. To further hammer the point home, ''Red Alert 2'''s original box art featured a burning New York City skyline, with the WTC on fire. After 9/11, Electronic Arts recalled all of the unsold units, and for a month, you couldn't even buy the game. What did the new, less offensive box art feature? No NYC, but the American flag in the Soviet commander's monocle was replaced with a [[NukeEm mushroom cloud]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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Destroying the World Trade Center Towers in ''Red Alert 2''. Of course that is entirely up to the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player]] to do. However, destroying the Pentagon isn't. And that's ''the first Soviet mission''. To further hammer the point home, ''Red Alert 2'''s original box art featured a burning New York City skyline, with the WTC on fire. After 9/11, Electronic Arts recalled all of the unsold units, and for a month, you couldn't even buy the game. What did the new, less offensive box art feature? No NYC, but the American flag in the Soviet commander's monocle was replaced with a [[NukeEm mushroom cloud]].



* GameBreaker: Yuri's entire faction. It's so bad that Yuri is usually banned from online play.
** In particular, the UFO's. 2 of them can entirely shut down a bases power and slowly drain your credits away, zapping any anti-air infantry/vehicles that try to shoot them down. If these little bastards shut down your base, your only hope is pretty much to have enough aa to take them down, or have an ally help you.

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Yuri's entire faction. It's so bad that Yuri is usually banned from online play.
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play. In particular, the UFO's. 2 of them can entirely shut down a bases power and slowly drain your credits away, zapping any anti-air infantry/vehicles that try to shoot them down. If these little bastards shut down your base, your only hope is pretty much to have enough aa to take them down, or have an ally help you.



* NightmareFuel: While often PlayedForLaughs, the idea of being forcibly mind-controlled into serving the oppressive Soviet Union by Yuri and his Psychic Corps is certainly an unsettling prospect; as is the notion of being forced to fire on your own countrymen.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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While often PlayedForLaughs, the idea of being forcibly mind-controlled into serving the oppressive Soviet Union by Yuri and his Psychic Corps is certainly an unsettling prospect; as is the notion of being forced to fire on your own countrymen.
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