Unskippable: R.U.S.E.

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Ha!

"He's going home in a soup can."

"Ugh!"
"Mmm!"

Also, did anyone else notice how the guy seemed to have some kind of siezure when he said that line? His head started flopping around for no reason.

In case anyone was wondering, the cutaway happened DURING the flashback. Rommel was defeated in Africa in 1943.

Readily Underlying Suspicious Errors

Yay for the Babylon 5 reference!^^

Prometheus again and again?! As if there weren't any other mythological heroes! *sigh*

Lilitu:
Yay for the Babylon 5 reference!^^

Prometheus again and again?! As if there weren't any other mythological heroes! *sigh*

Well, there was Epimetheus, but he was just an afterthought.

Graham_LRR:
R.U.S.E.

It's another WWII game, but this time: Dimly lit.

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Okay, I admit it: I'm a pretty new Escapist user. That being said, this is the first time I've checked out Unskippable. I also watched (part of) the RDR edition as well. What I want to know is, what is this? Is it supposed to be funny like MST3K, or what?

Perhaps I'll be put on probation for this comment, but man, I will never waste my time clicking on an Unskippable again. Boring, not funny and pointless basically sums up my opinion of this feature. Sorry guys, keep trying.

gamegod25:
The real ruse is making us believe that things were actually happening in the cutscenes.

Bang! You took the words right out of my mouth with that post.

God lord guys, I know it's war time and all but I know you can get some light bulbs for the buildings you know. D:

LadyRhian:

Lilitu:
Yay for the Babylon 5 reference!^^

Prometheus again and again?! As if there weren't any other mythological heroes! *sigh*

Well, there was Epimetheus, but he was just an afterthought.

Well, there are some other heroes as well (http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/heroes.html). Some can even be found in video games :)
And there are 'some' other mythologies. Mythologies are so rich, there are so many heroes, deities, gods and creatures. But well, everybody knows Prometheus... :D

LadyRhian:

Lilitu:
Yay for the Babylon 5 reference!^^

Prometheus again and again?! As if there weren't any other mythological heroes! *sigh*

Well, there was Epimetheus, but he was just an afterthought.

:Sigh:

Now why you gotta be hatin' on Eugene's sunhat? He paid ten bucks for that.

Good episode. Felt like you guys were in a bit of a slump. Now we go up the hump.

that was better this video was like your old ones, enjoyed it alot

It might be profuse sleep deprivation from any combination of work, university, homework, and girlfriend aggro but you gotta hand it to these guys. They get funnier every time.

How can they play cards with such crappy lighting? How they know what they got or for that matter were the door is lol

For all of you complaining, it's sort of the put a scene in the present then go back in time thing to where it all started, if you played the campaign basically all Prometheus is, is a spy who is very good at what they do who is responsible for "killing American solders"(literally this is the motivation Sheridan has for taking Prometheus, even when he captures Vichter and interrogates him despite the Germans taking some of the biggest military casualties of the war that dwarf the American casualties), there's no point in paying attention to the story since it's just another cliche teacher-warrior story and it's terrible. Rather annoying when the hardest parts of the campaign have in game cutscenes which locks your camera from doing anything while the game world is still active, so your defences could be destroyed by the time the in game cutscene is over rather annoying.

MeTheMe:
Ahaha, another good one, but maybe here's some other meanings for the title...

Radically Unending Show of Extremes?
Royal Usurping Shadow Exiles?
Rams Using Shuriken Expertly?

Maybe the R.U.S.E.... was just a distaction.

It actually stood for nothing apparently so yah.

ForgottenPr0digy:

wait they allowed women in the military back then??

She's a spy and yes they did. The only ones that come to mind would be Britain and Russia since they had granted universal suffrage and that would be one of the things they showed off. In fact some of Russia's most famous war veterans like their best sniper and best fighter pilots were women. Hell the fighter pilots would put a painting of a rose on their plane for each kill they got.

Good effort guys but his was a meh episode due to this cutscene being pretty flat and boring.

Kasserine is a big girl... FNAAARRRR!

Zom-B:
Perhaps I'll be put on probation for this comment, but man, I will never waste my time clicking on an Unskippable again. Boring, not funny and pointless basically sums up my opinion of this feature. Sorry guys, keep trying.

Well, it wouldn't say it's our best episode but, whatever, you're entitled to your opinion. Thanks for giving us a shot!

Graham_LRR:

Zom-B:
Perhaps I'll be put on probation for this comment, but man, I will never waste my time clicking on an Unskippable again. Boring, not funny and pointless basically sums up my opinion of this feature. Sorry guys, keep trying.

Well, it wouldn't say it's our best episode but, whatever, you're entitled to your opinion. Thanks for giving us a shot!

Well, thanks for taking the time to respond. I just don't understand what Unskippable is. I watched, or tried to watch, two episodes. It was basically you guys talking over cut scenes. I couldn't tell if you were discussing them, making fun of them, cracking jokes, critiquing them or reviewing the story. It just sounded like two internet guys who thought they were funny and had made a video to show their buddies, talking over top of a video game. I guess I'm just not "in" on the joke. (if there is one)/

thethingthatlurks:
So...who the hell is Prometheus? I must say, this left me rather confused, which is a rather bad, considering it's the bloody second world war. Ain't no grand secrets about that one...

As someone who actually played the game. she's a super spy. Not everything you see in games is 100% based off of the nazi channel (history channel).

Graham_LRR:

Zom-B:
Perhaps I'll be put on probation for this comment, but man, I will never waste my time clicking on an Unskippable again. Boring, not funny and pointless basically sums up my opinion of this feature. Sorry guys, keep trying.

Well, it wouldn't say it's our best episode but, whatever, you're entitled to your opinion. Thanks for giving us a shot!

I just finished an Unskippable marathon session (watching it for one and half days straight from bed till bed while I play a game with annoying sounds on mute) and I have to say I love this feature. There are some ones out there that made me almost cry with laughter.

Some of them are excellent and some are just above-average (emphasis on the above-average not the just).

You have to just chill and it makes you feel like you have your friends over chatting through the cutscenes like mine always do. Lot more penis jokes/sexuality questioning in our cutscene chat though I have to say.

Does anything happen in that game? Seems like a lot of talking to me!

Oh and Really Uneasy Sideglance Ending

Zom-B:
Well, thanks for taking the time to respond. I just don't understand what Unskippable is. I watched, or tried to watch, two episodes. It was basically you guys talking over cut scenes. I couldn't tell if you were discussing them, making fun of them, cracking jokes, critiquing them or reviewing the story. It just sounded like two internet guys who thought they were funny and had made a video to show their buddies, talking over top of a video game. I guess I'm just not "in" on the joke. (if there is one)/

The only "In" joke, is that they ARE funny.

Tsk tsk guys, Prometheus isn't on Olympus, he's in Tartarus!

HankMan:
Wait a minute, the general's name is 'Burn' then shouldn't the guy named 'Prometheus' be looking for him?
Greek Mythology reference

Speaking of Prometheus and burning...

OT: This was a very confusing series of cutscenes.

I'm a big fan of your work, I love LRR and Unskippable, but this by far was one of your weakest, Don't get me wrong, I'll watch again next week, but I'm hoping for better.

Mouse_Crouse:

Zom-B:
Well, thanks for taking the time to respond. I just don't understand what Unskippable is. I watched, or tried to watch, two episodes. It was basically you guys talking over cut scenes. I couldn't tell if you were discussing them, making fun of them, cracking jokes, critiquing them or reviewing the story. It just sounded like two internet guys who thought they were funny and had made a video to show their buddies, talking over top of a video game. I guess I'm just not "in" on the joke. (if there is one)/

The only "In" joke, is that they ARE funny.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one.

Zom-B:
Well, thanks for taking the time to respond. I just don't understand what Unskippable is. I watched, or tried to watch, two episodes. It was basically you guys talking over cut scenes. I couldn't tell if you were discussing them, making fun of them, cracking jokes, critiquing them or reviewing the story.

We're making fun of it, yes. Both the story, and the way the scene is presented, but mostly making fun of how game designers choose to introduce their game.
I don't think there's anything to get, exactly. But it is a style of comedy that a lot of people don't like, so I think you actually "get it" just fine, but don't like it. Which is cool. My old roommate wouldn't watch them either.

Fair enough. Sorry if I originally came off as a dick. It's just so easy to be offended by something you don't like and beak off about it safely ensconced behind the anonymity of the internet. I try and avoid that, but it creeps out sometimes.

Escapist you can suspend me for this but man it is gonna take a while to not silently snicker every time the producers Russ Pitts and Steve Butts show up in credits.

Rampaging Ungulate Scares Ewoks?
Roaming Undead Seeks Encephalon?
Rogue Urinator Soaks Echidna?
Recombined Ur-Skeks Evaporate?

The only thing I got out of the entire series of scenes was that there was a Colonel Campbell meeting Major Joe.

I'm disappointed: you didn't say anything about the fact that the person talking to Major Joe, in the desert, was named Colonel Campbell
"The enemy came straight from Outer Heaven" etc :(

Can someone please explain to me why germans in english videos always talk english with a pretentcious german accent?

I understand that you don't want to hire german voice actors and sub the whole thing, but if you bend reality enough to have them talk english, why not have them talk properly?

None of ze germanz I know talkz like zat.

"cold tits castle" ... awesome =x

That last line was genius

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