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* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to U.S. sanctions and the bungled socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media were beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil, which was only-narrowly averted due to American antithapy toward regime change and President Trump's receptiveness toward that base.

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* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to U.S. sanctions and the bungled socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media were beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil, which was only-narrowly averted due to American antithapy antipathy toward regime change and President Trump's receptiveness toward that base.


* {{Sequelitis}}: ''World in Flames''. The missions lack variety when compared to ''[=PoD=]''. Pandemic also made big promises in the lead-up to the game's release (such as being able to pilot any vehicle you see) that they didn't deliver on, which pissed the fans off. The game featured online co-op play, but no local multiplayer. All three characters now behave like Mattias, whereas in the original they each had distinct personalities.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''World in Flames''. The missions lack variety when compared to the flavorful ''[=PoD=]''. Pandemic also made big promises in the lead-up to the game's release (such as being able to pilot any vehicle you see) that they didn't deliver on, which pissed the fans off. The game featured online co-op play, but no local multiplayer. All three characters now behave like Mattias, whereas in the original they each had distinct personalities.


* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to U.S. sanctions and the bungled socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media are beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil.

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* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to U.S. sanctions and the bungled socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media are were beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil. oil, which was only-narrowly averted due to American antithapy toward regime change and President Trump's receptiveness toward that base.


* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to the failed socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media are beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil.

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* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to U.S. sanctions and the failed bungled socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media are beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil.


* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Mattias was always the most popular of the mercs (To the point where he's practically the face of the series). But in the sequel, he practically becomes mandatory to play because he regenerates health faster than the other two.

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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Mattias was always the most popular most-visible of the mercs (To mercs, to the point where he's practically front-and-center in the face of the series). box art. But in the sequel, he practically becomes mandatory due to play because he regenerates health healing faster than the other two.


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Ramon Solano attempting to screw over a merc who, in the previous game, single-handedly destroyed a military dictatorship for money. The Mercenaries honestly don't care about whoever wins or dies, just whoever pays best. And given how much money Solano had in his coffers, one can't help but wonder if the Merc would've sided with Solano had he not attempted to pull a double cross...It's practically stated right in the manual they don't care who's right or wrong, just who pay. Which is lampshaded in "Oh No You Didn't," which repeatedly calls Solano a fool for setting the mercenaries on himself.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In the second game, the Mercenaries honestly don't care about whoever wins or dies, just whoever pays best. And given how much money Solano had in his coffers, one can't help but wonder if the Merc would've sided with Solano had he not attempted to pull a double cross...
** It's practically stated right in the manual they don't care who's right or wrong, just who pays; hence they can work for everyone from freedom fighters to gangsters.
* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: In the second game, Fiona can approach this, if you decide to wander around aimlessly without really doing anything.
** Coming too close to even a friendly faction commander will cause him to negate that disguise, sometimes at inopportune times.
** Due to ArtificialStupidity, allied NPC soldiers can become considerably more dangerous to you if they are carrying explosives than the enemy. An Allied Nations soldier on a [[MoreDakka Mk. 19]] or a Chinese Anti-Tank soldier carrying a [[DelayedExplosion fuel-air rocket launcher]] will gladly help you kill the enemy that is two feet in front of your face.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In the second game, the Mercenaries honestly don't care about whoever wins or dies, just whoever pays best. And given how much money Solano had in his coffers, one can't help but wonder if the Merc would've sided with Solano had he not attempted to pull a double cross...
AnnoyingVideoGameHelper:
** It's practically stated right in the manual they don't care who's right or wrong, just who pays; hence they can work for everyone from freedom fighters to gangsters.
* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper:
In the second game, Fiona can approach this, this if you decide to wander around aimlessly without really doing anything.
** Coming too close to even a friendly 'friendly' faction commander will cause him to negate that disguise, sometimes at inopportune times.
** Due to ArtificialStupidity, allied NPC soldiers can become considerably more dangerous to you if they are carrying explosives than the enemy. An Allied Nations soldier on a [[MoreDakka Mk. 19]] or a Chinese Anti-Tank soldier carrying a [[DelayedExplosion fuel-air rocket launcher]] will gladly help you kill the enemy that is two feet in front of your face.
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Ramon Solano attempting to screw over a merc who, in the previous game, single-handedly destroyed a military dictatorship for money. The Mercenaries honestly don't care about whoever wins or dies, just whoever pays best. And given how much money Solano had in his coffers, one can't help but wonder if the Merc would've sided with Solano had he not attempted to pull a double cross...It's practically stated right in the manual they don't care who's right or wrong, just who pay. Which is lampshaded in "Oh No You Didn't," which repeatedly calls Solano a fool for setting the mercenaries on himself.



** Also, [[RuleOfCool the entire rest of the game]].
* DemonicSpiders: Tanks. You will rarely get off a shot before they hit ''you'', and if you're in a vehicle, the rocky terrain causes your reticule to bounce all over the place. [[CatharsisFactor But if]] [[OneManArmy you manage]] [[TankGoodness to hijack one...]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Josef in the first game, a no-nonsense mafia capo who deals with you straight. For the [[LaughablyEvil exact]] [[TheDitz opposite]] [[PointyHairedBoss reasons]], his ill-fated don Sergei also has fans.

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** Also, [[RuleOfCool the entire rest of the game]].
* DemonicSpiders: Tanks. You will rarely get off a shot before they hit ''you'', and if you're in a vehicle, the rocky terrain causes your reticule to bounce all over the place. [[CatharsisFactor But if]] [[OneManArmy if you manage]] [[TankGoodness manage to hijack one...]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Josef in the first game, a no-nonsense mafia capo Russian straight-shooter who always deals with you straight. a fair hand. For the [[LaughablyEvil exact]] [[TheDitz opposite]] [[PointyHairedBoss reasons]], opposite reasons, his ill-fated don temperamental boss Sergei also has fans.



* MemeticMutation: [[VideoGame/GarrysMod ''WHOO! BUMPER CARS!'']]. And contrary to what the videos on Website/YouTube will lead you to believe, no, the voice isn't [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Francis]].

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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[[VideoGame/GarrysMod ''WHOO! BUMPER CARS!'']]. And contrary to what the videos on Website/YouTube will lead you to believe, no, the voice isn't [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Francis]].



* TheScrappy: See above.



* WhatAnIdiot: Ramon Solano tries to screw over [[RunningGag and shoot in the ass]] a merc who, in the previous game, single-handedly destroyed a military dictatorship for money.
** Which is lampshaded in "Oh No You Didn't," which repeatedly calls Solano a fool for setting the mercenaries on himself.


* FranchiseOriginalSin: ''World in Flames''. There were good and bad things about it: bad in that minor gripes from the last game--bugs, poor AI, last-gen graphics, [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Bush-era politics]]--are a lot more noticeable]] in the sequel.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: ''World in Flames''. There were good and bad things about it: bad in that minor gripes from the last game--bugs, poor AI, last-gen graphics, [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Bush-era politics]]--are a lot more noticeable]] noticeable in the sequel.


* FranchiseOriginalSin: ''World in Flames''. There were good and bad things about it: bad in that minor gripes from the last game--bugs, poor AI, last-gen graphics, [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Bush-era politics]]--are a lot more noticeable]] in the sequel.



* {{Sequelitis}}: ''World In Flames'' isn't regarded as a ''bad'' game, but it is criticized for not bringing enough new aspects to the table. More of an issue occurs with the plot, which treats ''all three'' mercenaries as acting like Mattias, wherein the original they had their own distinct personalities, as well as being a ShallowParody of TheWarOnTerror with its underlying message that World War III would start in Venezuela just because all the factions wanted to control the oil for profit.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''World In Flames'' isn't regarded as a ''bad'' game, but it is criticized for not bringing enough new aspects in Flames''. The missions lack variety when compared to ''[=PoD=]''. Pandemic also made big promises in the lead-up to the table. More of an issue occurs with the plot, game's release (such as being able to pilot any vehicle you see) that they didn't deliver on, which treats ''all three'' mercenaries as acting pissed the fans off. The game featured online co-op play, but no local multiplayer. All three characters now behave like Mattias, wherein whereas in the original they each had their own distinct personalities, as well as being a ShallowParody of TheWarOnTerror with its underlying message that World War III would start in Venezuela just because all the factions wanted to control the oil for profit. personalities.


* MostAnnoyingSound: Fiona, we appreciate that [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection you're just trying to be helpful with your little suggestions]], but quite a lot of us would appreciate more if you would just kindly ''SHUT THE HELL UP!'' This is only really an issue with ''2'', whereas in the first game she only chimed in during missions.
** A few other characters in ''2'' tend to get repetitive and grating, even more so due to voice acting that sounds like the voice actors were ''deliberately trying'' to wind the player up.


* EarWorm: The original game's title theme, and [[RunningGag "Oh no you didn't!"]] The second game also has a low-key, acoustic guitar version of the first game's theme playing in the background while wandering around Venezuela, which really gets into your head.


* DemonicSpiders: Tanks. You will rarely get off a shot before they hit ''you'', and if you're in a vehicle, the rocky terrain causes your reticule to bounce all over the place.

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* DemonicSpiders: Tanks. You will rarely get off a shot before they hit ''you'', and if you're in a vehicle, the rocky terrain causes your reticule to bounce all over the place. [[CatharsisFactor But if]] [[OneManArmy you manage]] [[TankGoodness to hijack one...]]


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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The series provides many examples of this, most notably the Ace missions from the first game.


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%%* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The series provides many examples of this, most notably the Ace missions from the first game.


* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to the failed socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.

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* HarsherInHindsight: ''World In Flames'' depicts a Venezuela plunged into a civil war and national power struggle by an [[VillainWithGoodPublicity opportunistic dictator riding on nationalist sentiment]] with considerable contempt for the people he'd be ruling. As of 2017, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of open civil war and societal collapse thanks to the failed socialist policies of the aloof and dictatorial Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Worse still, in 2019, the U.S. Government and media are beating the war drums for an invasion of Venezuela for the sake of oil.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Josef in the first game, a no-nonsense mafia capo who deals with you straight. For the [[LaughablyEvil exact]] [[TheDitz opposite]] [[PointyHairedBoss reasons]], his ill-fated don Sergei also has fans.

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