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  • Anticlimax Boss: The final shootout against Duvall. He's a totally normal enemy with a pistol that happens to kill you in two hits and a ridiculous number of hitpoints.
  • Anvilicious: War is bad! No blood for Nectar!
    • An interview shows that Ubisoft significantly toned down the anviliciousness. It was originally set in present-day Iraq.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Instead of being offended by the the game supposedly being a commentary on the War on Terror, think of it as a game where you get to play from the perspective of a Mook in a military organization that's a goofy parody of the Combine or the Helghast. The characters suddenly make much more sense.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
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    • Shane discovers a container ship filled with the bodies of dead Mantel soldiers, all killed due to using Nectar. It's never so much as mentioned thereafter.
    • In the first mission, you find the pilot of a downed cargo plane, who asks if you can see him, then weakly tells you that he used to be a boxer before joining Mantel. Then he dies. While briefly talked about afterwards, this has no relevance to anything.
  • Demonic Spiders: The Mantel gun turrets. Hard-to-hit targets with a lot of hitpoints and perfect aim.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Given its themes, this game could be seen as a precursor of sorts to Spec Ops: The Line.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The looped dialog. Good heavens the looped dialog.
    • Today is the day that Mantel falls!
    • Mantel will fall today!
    • Make them ever regret coming here!
    • Let's send them all to hell!
    • Merino is depending on us!
    • BOOSH!
    • Buddy!
    • REMEMBER YOUR PROMISE TO MARINO! REMEMBER YOUR PROMISE TO MARINO! REMEMBER YOUR PROMISE TO MARINO!!!
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    • There's absolutely no reason for your former comrades to reveal themselves with "BOOSH!" in the middle of trying to genocide rebels, but here we are. Not to mention Duvall losing his damn mind.
    Duvall: MEAT!
    • After you expose the core of the nectar administrator, everyone starts shrieking/screaming at the top of their lungs. It's hilarious.
    Soldier: BUST THIS DOOR DOWN!
    Soldier 2: SIR YES SIR! YES SIRRRRRRRRR!
    Soldier 3: LOCK AND LOAD MOTHERFUCKERS!
    • Right afterwards, Shane does a gentle tap to several keyboards, all of which explode for some reason.
    • Duvall's Famous Last Words ( "Please. Don't tell my mom.") utterly destroy the attempt at a dramatic demise, and only further paint the image that all of Mantel's soldiers are nothing but man-children.
  • Special Effect Failure: A major plot point is that Nectar hides the true horrors of war and makes bodies disappear. Unfortunately, the gore system for the "true horrors" is anaemic (not even putting impact marks on bodies, something GoldenEye managed) and the weak engine means bodies still vanish even when you're a Rebel, it just takes somewhat longer for them to do so.
    • A more specific failure occurs when a Mantel soldier commits suicide in front of Shane; he draws his pistol and blows his brains blood out, this happening before the pistol actually fires.
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    • In the elevator, Duvall cuts off Merino's right index finger. Throughout the game, Merino is missing his left index finger.
    • There's another during the "Empty Hands" sequence; here, the player is supposed to see that Duvall has been slaughtering civilians on the basis that their "empty hands" are "just a grip away from holding a gun." Unfortunately, several of them are standard Rebel models, complete with bandoliers full of grenades.
    • When firing mounted machine guns, neither their actions cycle nor do their ammo belts move.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Much of the dialogue, especially between the Mantel soldiers.
    • The Mantel buggy's dialogue:
      • Follow the road, in a spiral!
      • Please eliminate terrorist threat.
      • Please return wheels to ground.
      • Geological instability detected...avoid mild peril.
      • In thirty yards, please take the jump.
      • Thank you for driving carefully.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Haze is in many ways Halo and Call of Duty on drugs.
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