"Samantha Cross was declared KIA following her disappearance aboard the Stormbreaker. The scene of destruction left behind in the Beacon Chamber was attributed to "Severe Weather."
To whom was this ridiculous attribution made?
Look, NeverSoft people, I know it's fun to be all conspiracy-theorist-y about things in games, and I'm 100% on-board with this approach. It's a consistently entertaining premise (i.e. things are going on that most people don't know about, and everything is on a need-to-know basis).
But the narrative posed by this line irritates me. I mean, at this point you've got a super-secret vessel (Stormbreaker) which is infiltrated by CIF-1 (a super-secret Cryptid Extermination slash Samantha-Cross-killing squad, which proceeds to take down a huge crazy Kraken monster (thanks for the air support by the way, Godfather) so that the vessel and all its research is preserved). Everything is super-secret. Godfather declares Dr. Cross KIA (one of three times - apparently "missing" is the same as "killed" because Godfather is too lazy to organize a search [I mean, what's CIF-2 doing anyway?]). Still super-secret.
So, you get done with your super-secret mission and have to prepare a report. If you're going to prepare a super-secret report for anyone regarding the super-secret Stormbreaker incident, why hold back the eyewitness reports of CIF-1? Why discount their account that a huge frickin' tentacle crashed through the wall and grabbed Dr. Cross? Is there a subset of people that have to know about the super-secret Stormbreaker vessel, but are not allowed to know about the Cryptids? If they're not allowed to know about the Cryptids and have sufficient distance from the incident to buy the "Severe Weather" explanation, why mention the damaged beacon room at all?
It seems to me that this should really be an all-or-nothing proposition. You either know about the vessel and the Cryptids or you don't know about either. And consequently, attributing anything to "Severe Weather" is dumb, because... well, it really screws up your report and is patently false. I suppose I can well imagine a legislative sub-committee of accountants that require an explanation as to why they have an ectoplasm-covered Chinese vessel in a Dry Dock with a big hole in it, but now you're getting all Star Wars Episode I on me.
So it's either dumb because you failed to think this line through, or it's dumb because you thought it through and have a dumb overwrought explanation involving subcommittees. That's all I have to say about that.
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extinction has a storyline?!?!?! Well, slap me silly and call be betsy!
I thought we were all just searching for tooths.
Extinction storyline in one sentence:
Kill the alien invaders that came out of the ground therefore they weren't actually 'invading' like the common misconception about the classic 'aliens from space' since they were already here remembering that they suspiciously look like some sort of munted dog and insect combined controlled by humanoid beings holding them all on a big leash but also have the capability to control certain humans that are good at languages so that you can use such humans to unleash hell upon the world for no reason at all by activating pieces of rock with words on them that glow blue and being careful of 2 teams of 4 men/women as well as a guy named after the most famous movie trilogy in history (hint: my avatar) who acts exactly like that pirate patch guy in the Marvel universe who somehow manages to take down thousands of Cryptids with razor sharp claws and teeth as well as the blue tentacle humans that look like those Doctor Who creatures but with shields and teleportation methods using only a few pistols and some turrets that appear out of thin air using cash that falls out of the aliens when they die because currency was invented that long ago when the aliens were impregnated into the earth as a cash stash.
^This is how much sense I make of the Extinction storyline. I'm sure most would agree.
excuse me for asking this noob question but... what's up with seekers coming from meteors (well, sometimes, map pending)? I thought the cryptids had been living underground ... and then I thought they had been living in underground Arks (where gravity seems to be less than outside the Ark despite arks being thousands of miles below sea level??) so why the hale do seekers come from random meteor showers??
The meteor breaks open the ground, letting them come up?
oh yeah! duh!
When I read your post I was like "yeah what the f is up with that?", then I thought about watching them crawl out with feral.
I'll grant the concept of spawning through the earth, but isn't it problematic that they can materialize through a solid steel deck (Mayday)?
Great point. To be frank, I don't think the game designers really had a logical explanation for the Meteor game mechanics. I think it's just something they started working on ("cuz aliens!! Space!! Meteors!") and had gone so far down that path from a programming perspective that they couldn't dial it back when the story-writing dudes got involved (writing dudes that were still bitter that Gears of War didn't hire them).
Lightning. Red glow-ey pointy Meteor. Seekers. Meteor sinks into the ground and disappears. Ground is miraculously healed. Cut screen shows Meteor coming in from orbit (meaning if they had a terrestrial origin, they were somehow ejected with sufficient velocity to escape earth and somehow changed their trajectory to come back to earth.... nevermind, I can't fathom what the writing/programming dudes were thinking. I mean, if those dumb humans think they're safe in a spacestation when there are Ancestor-controlled meteors flying around out there I'm done with attempting to grasp any sort of internal logic - there is none).
Some Seekers just pop out of the ground like normal Cryptids. They're also sick of this Meteor nonsense.
i have an idea
Maybe in the next cod game that has Extinction, the exodus space station gets hit by a meteor and re-enters the atomosphere, getting destroyed in the process.
You first have to find (or fight ) your way to the other survivors and then figure out how to survive on the overrun planet.
That would be interesting