Unskippable: Front Mission Evolved

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Nice job, Graham and Paul. I've been watching Unskippable for a while now, and lately I found myself laughing less and less.

Fortunately, this one made me laugh out loud, for real, multiple times. Keep up the good work.

P.S.
Graham, do get better. You sound like you have a cold.

Frank_Sinatra_:
Probably the greatest travesty of this game was having the voice actor pronounce "Wanzer" wrong.
In the FM universe "Wanzers" were a German creation which means the "w" is pronounced as a "v."
Oh well... At least FM4 is still as awesome as ever.

I'm glad all you smart people are here saving me having to look up the logic behind the name on my own, also that is a shame, the quasi-German pronunciation actually sounds pretty good.

I like how the NYC orbital Elevator is actually in New Jersey according to the map. heh.

Of course, they have to have the camera angle showing the mech (I refuse to say that other thing) going up the elevator also give a very nice display of valley girl's ass. That was right up there with the random close-up of Miranda's ass in Mass Effect 2. Not topping it, but pretty damn close.

Spot1990:
Wanzer comes from contracting "wanderpanzer" -> wanderpanzers -> wanzers.

Walking tank would be a problem. walking tank -> walking tank - > wank.

I think you see the problem. Wanzers is just the lesser of two ridiculous, ridiculous evils.

DAMN IT, beat me to the 'wank' name!!

OtherSideofSky:
As a FM fan, I cannot tell you how much I hated this game. Hell, even if it wasn't the worst in a series it would still be horrible just on its own.

As far as the stupid cutscenes go, my favorite is probably about 2 hours in, when the main character faints in his robot, causing the robot to fall over for some reason and prompting the standard issue black military guy to rush over in HIS robot to catch the main character's dramatically. Then his robot's head looks up at the sky as he shouts the main character's name. This is cheesy when people do it, but the idea that he would have had to make so many carefully planned movements with his robot to achieve this effect is hilarious.

I know, I was so hyped up about another mech game, and then I actually played it. It's probably one of the worst games I've played so far. Story, characters, graphics, and gameplay all pretty much sucked...

"Because you're gullible"

I had a mini-delayed laughing fit with that one.

Lonely Swordsman:
Wanzer is a goofy name but it's better than the alternative.
It's an abbreviation for "walking panzers". Imagine if they'd gone with just "walking tanks".

So "Wanks?"

Would the pilot of a 'Wank' be a "Wanker?"

EDIT: Damn, ninja'd.

It's a MECH. Why not just call it a MECH?

And.. who hires these people? I mean.. damn Oo

I played some Bloodrayne2 today and the cutscene there made more sense!

cainx10a:
I wish I could totally get my $60 back for this game. Kinda regret I bought it for PC too, can't trade it in :(

I spent $50, beat it in 4 hours. :(

I loved how they slipped MAD in there. A game that has that acronym has to be made of pure win.

Spot1990:
Wanzer comes from contracting "wanderpanzer" -> wanderpanzers -> wanzers.

Walking tank would be a problem. walking tank -> walking tank - > wank.

I think you see the problem. Wanzers is just the lesser of two ridiculous, ridiculous evils.

Still not much of an excuse, you don't have to have it's name reference the panzer. Or you could try something like Bi-Panzer...? as in bipedal panzer. Yeah it's a bit akward but at least it doesn't sound ridiculous.

You could also try the star wars rout of AT-P All Terrain Panzer (AT-AT = All terrain Armored Transport for thous starwars fans who aren't complete nerds :P)

Le_Lisra:
It's a MECH. Why not just call it a MECH?

MECH is probably trademarked. Due to the Mech Warrior series. It may also be semi-original, calling giant armored robots Mechs, but i'm not sure... I've heard of mechanized infantry before, simply referred to as mechs. But if Mech is atleast semi-origional then theres no reason to call the robots mechs. Not unless everyone has started doing that and the word has simply been accepted. I'm not sure that's actually happened.

Hey at least the name is original, if really stupid sounding. (they tried is pretty much all i got for them)

*edit* well if the intro to the wikipedia article means anything then it's probably not trademarked. So yeah, it probably would have been better to just call it a mech.

Huh, cheeziness and a couple of moments of oddity aside, the cutscene itself doesn't seem that bad...

Wanzer a term you make up when your afraid to call them panzers.

I miss Spider-Man's bad puns...

emeraldrafael:

MaximillionMiles:

emeraldrafael:
A space escalator...

How would that work? Especially at a 45 Degree Angle. you'd have to have support for it (since we obviously dont have hover technology in this game) and jet propulsion would be to costly and pointless. How much of the world would you be covering as you go in your straight line?

I think they meant space elevators. Those are a real possibility and many countries are trying to develop one right now. The main problem seems to be creating a cable that is strong enough to resist the tension. But about the support thing, if you managed to take the end of the elevator and put it in geostationary orbit then it wouldn't need to hover, it would keep floating around the planet like our moon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

No no no. At the end, they said Space escalators are where its at.

EDIT:
I get the point of a space elevator, and thats a single shaft. all the support is under it.

A space escalator could work using the space elevator as support and running a couple of escalators around it in a spiral. :)

Jymm:
Snip

Wouldnt that largely defeat the purpose of the Space Elevator? Plus the resistance and time and affect on your body its going to have, since you're not in a controlled environment.

Oh yeah, I'm nit picking this one.

emeraldrafael:

Jymm:
Snip

Wouldnt that largely defeat the purpose of the Space Elevator? Plus the resistance and time and affect on your body its going to have, since you're not in a controlled environment.

Oh yeah, I'm nit picking this one.

No problem with the picking of nits. Space-calator plausable? Yes. Practical? Umm no :) Silly? Of course, Unskipable is all about silly.

really funny guys (esp the aardvark part LOL)
this was so bad it was good
I mean...really

HankMan:
The Front Mission may have evolved, but the Code Names sure haven't!
Also: Space Escalators FTW!

Between this episode and your post... Well, I'll have a grin on my face for a few hours now XD

Seriously, "Wanzers"?

SaunaKalja:
The Wizaaaa-aa-a-aaa-aaard! (Damn you Idle Thumbs for making me this way).

Calling your walky robot things 'wanzers' instead of 'wankers' doesn't really even fix the problem. Now it's only (heavily) implied.

All I could think of when I saw this was TIIIIME WIIZZZAAAAAARD!

I bet you guys were sold at "wanzers"

Redlin5:

HankMan:
The Front Mission may have evolved, but the Code Names sure haven't!
Also: Space Escalators FTW!

Between this episode and your post... Well, I'll have a grin on my face for a few hours now XD

Seriously, "Wanzers"?

The Emperor should've used lightning at some point in that clip

Spot1990:
Wanzer comes from contracting "wanderpanzer" -> wanderpanzers -> wanzers.

Walking tank would be a problem. walking tank -> walking tank - > wank.

And I guess that would have made the pilots wankers then XD

Wanzer...Twozer...Threezer...Fourzer :P

gamegod25:

Spot1990:
Wanzer comes from contracting "wanderpanzer" -> wanderpanzers -> wanzers.

Walking tank would be a problem. walking tank -> walking tank - > wank.

And I guess that would have made the pilots wankers then XD

Wanzer...Twozer...Threezer...Fourzer :P

Dylan would then be wanking off in his wank. ;)

And better hope none of those space elevator cables get cut or sabotaged. I do not even want to think what devastation one of those things falling out of the sky would be... Humans squishy!

gamegod25:

Spot1990:
Wanzer comes from contracting "wanderpanzer" -> wanderpanzers -> wanzers.

Walking tank would be a problem. walking tank -> walking tank - > wank.

And I guess that would have made the pilots wankers then XD

Wanzer...Twozer...Threezer...Fourzer :P

Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre are at the Doorzers.

OT: I wish I had a humor chip installed in my electronics. It would make everyday life a little less boring. Also, "Escape!" had me LOLing hard.

timeadept:

Still not much of an excuse, you don't have to have it's name reference the panzer. Or you could try something like Bi-Panzer...? as in bipedal panzer. Yeah it's a bit akward but at least it doesn't sound ridiculous.

You could also try the star wars rout of AT-P All Terrain Panzer (AT-AT = All terrain Armored Transport for thous starwars fans who aren't complete nerds :P)

But then people would get confused and think the game was about adenosine triphosphate.

Tell me "wanzer" is German or something. Please.

"The Nsrl."

Hey, I think use that shampoo!

I really miss the old callback jokes you guys used to do. "X time I died", Vincent and the moon, etc. I loved those. Maybe it's just me.

What's with these mechanics? They're so generic, yet stupid.

Wanzer's left handed gun looks a lot like Issac Clark's gun in Dead Space.. Mm *suspercious*. Anyhow, this was literally hilarious and especially the moment the ship was highlighted in red, that made me bust up laughing with your reaction. Plus.. that scientist girl seemed to remind me of Velma from Scooby Doo for some reason.. that, or she acts like a well-educated high school girl that doesn't mix well with socializing lol.

"You..turned the wanzer into a hacker?!" Isn't that like.. a good thing though? Hack the enemie's gadgets and stuff to enable you with an advantage- never mind, I am thinking to much into this. I must admit the graphics were really neat, but sadly the cutscene made me confused. Also, the Wizard lol..they sure do come up with some funny names. Well made episode guys, looking forward to next week's. Also seeing that girl on the pop up screen talking made her look more lively, but lively in a 'invading personal space' type of way.. she weirded me out..

Oh boy, more hard headed lab technician, ditsy valley girl, the HAL9000 wannabe and the really silly names for things. Can't wait.

Mad Hamish:

timeadept:

Still not much of an excuse, you don't have to have it's name reference the panzer. Or you could try something like Bi-Panzer...? as in bipedal panzer. Yeah it's a bit akward but at least it doesn't sound ridiculous.

You could also try the star wars rout of AT-P All Terrain Panzer (AT-AT = All terrain Armored Transport for thous starwars fans who aren't complete nerds :P)

But then people would get confused and think the game was about adenosine triphosphate.

Ah damn, you're right. Well i'm outa ideas now.

Can anyone figure out who the valley girl's voice actress was? It sounds so familiar, and it will drive me nuts if I can't figure it out. It sounds a little like Victoria Jackson, but I really hope it's not that.

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