History YMMV / SpecOpsTheLine

11th Mar '17 9:53:10 AM nombretomado
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** He can also been seen as a comparison to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka Miki]] as characters who want desperately to be heroes, but find that they can't reconcile their fantasies with reality. Both resort to increasingly disturbing violence against what they perceive to be "evil", [[spoiler:become consumed in madness, realise it far too late to undo what they'd done, and become warped, monstrous versions of the good people they used to be.]] Walker can also be compared to another character from a work of GenUrobuchi, [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]].

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** He can also been seen as a comparison to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka Miki]] as characters who want desperately to be heroes, but find that they can't reconcile their fantasies with reality. Both resort to increasingly disturbing violence against what they perceive to be "evil", [[spoiler:become consumed in madness, realise it far too late to undo what they'd done, and become warped, monstrous versions of the good people they used to be.]] Walker can also be compared to another character from a work of GenUrobuchi, Creator/GenUrobuchi, [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]].
9th Mar '17 3:05:51 PM Sammettik
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9th Mar '17 3:05:08 PM Sammettik
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* BrokenAesop: Despite the game discouraging you from playing it, one difficulty (fittingly named FUBAR) can only be unlocked by beating the game on the Suicide Mission difficulty. There's also an achievement/trophy for beating the game on FUBAR, meaning you're encouraged to go through it at least twice if you want to get OneHundredPercentCompletion.
** Some take issue with a military shooter having the moral of WarIsHell, [[DeathoftheAuthor regardless of any intended lessons to take away from the game.]]
8th Feb '17 7:46:21 PM Blackie62
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* AwesomeMusic: The Radioman has good taste in prog-rock.

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* AwesomeMusic: The Radioman has good taste in prog-rock.rock.
14th Jan '17 7:34:53 PM maximsk
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* EscapistCharacter: This game, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', deconstructs the concept of escapism. You first start the game as generic, [[EagleLand American]], soldier, Captain Walker; who is brave, fearless, and shoots first before asking questions. His main goal to saving hostages later turns into [[spoiler: a sad, horrid [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Protagonist Journey to Villain]] plot. Because of Walker wanting to be the hero of his own story, he ends up killing his teammates and dooming the city of Dubai, along with all the civilians. Later on the game starts drawing comparisons between the player and Walker. Players who play modern military shooters as Power Fantasies]].

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* EscapistCharacter: This game, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', deconstructs the concept of escapism. You first start the game as generic, [[EagleLand American]], American]] soldier, Captain Walker; who is brave, fearless, and shoots first before asking questions. His main goal to saving hostages later turns into [[spoiler: a sad, horrid [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Protagonist Journey to Villain]] plot. Because of Walker wanting to be the hero of his own story, he ends up killing his teammates and dooming the city of Dubai, along with all the civilians. Later on the game starts drawing comparisons between the player and Walker. Players who play modern military shooters as Power Fantasies]].
10th Dec '16 8:38:58 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware that there was an actual series beforehand, though the game is vastly different from them.

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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware that there was an actual series beforehand, though the game is vastly rather different from them.them anyway.
10th Dec '16 8:38:12 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that was cancelled]])'' that came before it on the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).

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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that there was cancelled]])'' that came before it on an actual series beforehand, though the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).game is vastly different from them.
10th Dec '16 8:35:25 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that was cancelled]])'' that came before it on the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).
2nd Dec '16 9:43:07 PM RedHudsonicus
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** The site of Delta's white phosphorous attack on the 33rd contains a fountain of children holding hands in a circle. This is likely a reference to the Barmaley Fountain in Volgograd which becomes famous in a 1942 photograph juxtaposing the image of children at play with the destruction caused by the war on the city, then called Stalingrad.
15th Oct '16 6:53:21 AM ironballs16
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** There's also one common thread running throughout Walker's various blunders in-game - every instance where things went pear-shaped because of his actions, it happened when he acted with only partial information. The mortars? [[spoiler: He didn't scout the area thoroughly enough to find the civilians]]. The aquarium? [[spoiler: He didn't ask any hard questions about why the CIA was there, instead trusting that they were on the level]]. In other words the story is not about WarIsHell so much as the dangers of incompetent and self-destructive soldiers being given command on a key mission.

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** There's also one common thread running throughout Walker's various blunders in-game - every instance where things went pear-shaped because of his actions, [[PoorCommunicationKills it happened when he acted with only partial information.information]]. The mortars? [[spoiler: He didn't scout the area thoroughly enough to find the civilians]]. The aquarium? [[spoiler: He didn't ask any hard questions about why the CIA was there, instead trusting that they were on the level]]. In other words the story is not about WarIsHell so much as the dangers of incompetent and self-destructive soldiers being given command on a key mission.
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