Meet the Soldier from Team Fortress 2

This video wins the award for “Funniest Trailer of the Day.” It had some stiff competition, but none of the other videos released today had a twisted re-telling of the Noah’s Ark story. Steve reported on this the other day, and now here it is: the “Meet the Soldier” trailer for Team Fortress 2. In it, we get introduced to the gung ho soldier class, who moves fast and carries an array of weapons, including the all-powerful rocket launcher. It’s interesting how Valve is giving each of these classes their own distinct personalities. The soldier seems to do a good job filling the role of “the crazy one” of the group. Kind of like Bunny in “Platoon,” for those who have seen it. It’s certainly ranks up to the “Heavy Weapons Guy” video that was released a few months back.

Team Fortress 2 will be released as part of “Half Life 2: The Orange Box,” along with Half Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two, and Portal. The full package will retail altogether for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. PC owners however will have the option to download each of the components separately, which might save a few bucks for people who already have HL2 and Episode One (like myself).

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lorgar

On August 22, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Man that was great! I think this will be a definite purchase…and i’m not even that big a fan of online games on the PS3…but this just looks too good.

somewhat

On August 22, 2007 at 9:38 pm

‘ unless it’s a farm! ‘
I can’t stop laughing. Definetly a must buy, plus Portal as a bonus !

Phil Migrowen

On August 24, 2007 at 3:31 pm

“‘ unless it’s a farm! ‘
I can’t stop laughing.”

Boy, you don’t know what funny is then. That’s not funny because the preceding lines and other crap aren’t funny either. They’re just demented.

Speaking of the video, it demonstrates two major things wrong with the game.

First, trying to give each class’s character a unique identity and personality makes no sense because there will be multiples of each of these characters running around in the game even on the same side in large games. It ruins the illusion of a class being a specific cartoon character when you see a bunch of them running around on the screen at the same time.

The second thing wrong with the game is the appearance of blood especially so much of it. The game looks like a Pixar cartoon until the blood gushing and splattering appears. Then it becomes unsavory and repulsive because it has just crossed the line that betrays the expectations of its look. It would be like having gore in The Incredibles movie. It’s not funny or edgy. It’s just sick. Either go with a realistic look and feel and include the gore, or stick with the cartoon look and take it out.

vApo

On August 25, 2007 at 9:15 am

Phil Migrowen – omg….u so lame…

Phil Migrowen

On August 25, 2007 at 11:44 am

q[Phil Migrowen - omg….u so lame…]q
And, you are so illiterate. So I’ll take being “lame” over being an ignorant and lazy teen like you.

vApo

On August 25, 2007 at 12:03 pm

lol…im no teen, im not lazy and i dont about things that doesn’t matter to anyone…

quote: “It would be like having gore in The Incredibles movie. It’s not funny or edgy. It’s just sick. Either go with a realistic look and feel and include the gore, or stick with the cartoon look and take it out”

never ever heard something so stupid…what did u think cartoon-caracters bled?? paint??

vApo

On August 25, 2007 at 12:05 pm

qoute: ” It ruins the illusion of a class being a specific cartoon character when you see a bunch of them running around on the screen at the same time.”

lol…it’s no cartoon – its a game. not spiderman

vApo

On August 25, 2007 at 12:06 pm

and oh…I read a cartoon once…in there the characters bled blood-red blood

Phil Migrowen

On August 25, 2007 at 8:01 pm

“im no teen”

Then you must be 12 or under. If you are an adult, you’d have to be retarded because your writing and verbiage is pathetic.

“i dont about things that doesn’t matter to anyone”

Your poor grammar aside, neither do I. I complained about this game because it matters to ME, fool.

“never ever heard something so stupid”

You must have never heard yourself speak then or read your own writing.

“what did u think cartoon-caracters bled?? paint??”

Moron, the point is that cartoon characters usually don’t bleed. The visual style of this game suggests that the characters would and should not bleed. That level of realism taints the game.

“lol…it’s no cartoon – its a game”

Look at the video, fool. It’s a game modeled in a cartoonish style reminiscent of a Pixar movie such as The Incredibles.

Phil Migrowen

On August 25, 2007 at 8:48 pm

“im no teen”

Then you must be 12 or under. If you are an adult, you’d have to be retarded because your writing and verbiage are pathetic.

“i dont about things that doesn’t matter to anyone”

Your poor grammar aside, neither do I. I complained about this game because it matters to ME, fool.

“never ever heard something so stupid”

You must have never heard yourself speak then or read your own writing.

“what did u think cartoon-caracters bled?? paint??”

Moron, the point is that cartoon characters usually don’t bleed. The visual style of this game suggests that the characters would and should not bleed. That level of realism taints the game.

“lol…it’s no cartoon – its a game”

Look at the video, fool. It’s a game modeled in a cartoonish style reminiscent of a Pixar movie such as The Incredibles.

Kodiak

On August 25, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Phil Migrowen, you should calm down. Graphics and visuals are not everything. I don’t care if they bleed orange juice, so long as the game is fun.
And, another thing, don’t argue over grammar, age, or spelling. It’s the internet. Welcome to the land of we don’t care.

Molecular

On August 31, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Sorry but ing about someones grammar is so 2005. Not everyone has english as their native (or second) language. Furthermore, I’m gonna introduce you to a certain word. It’s called Nostalgia.

Definition:
sentimental recollection: a mixed feeling of happiness, sadness, and longing when recalling a person, place, or event from the past, or the past in general.

The way tf2 looks, is to me, being a hardcore TF and TFC player in ages past, based around exactly nostalgia. One of the great features in TF and TFC respectively were the fact that the players models actually differed. Too many games have the exact same models and just slap on a different texture on your class, so you hardly even see the difference. It’s an important feel for the TF series that it’s easy to spot the difference in peoples classes without having to concentrate on their textures or weaponry.

Furthermore, the gore is even more important. If bodyparts didn’t go flying around when I play TF, I’d be utterly bored. It’s pretty obvious – with this game being based on the source engine – that valve could easily make the graphics ten times what they are – hence, it’s pretty obvious that that the cartoonish looks are done purpously for an effect.

If you don’t like it, nobody really cares, you probably didn’t like TF and TFC either, in which case you’re really not the market group this game is aiming for. I for one found the captions utterly hilarious, it’s spot on TFC.

somewhat

On August 31, 2007 at 6:34 pm

Poor Phil Mig.
I feel sorry for you. I can understand not liking a game, but always attacking other comments and the people that have authored them is what has me pitying you the most. Oh and excuse my grammar if I’ve made some mistakes, but english is my second of three (3) fluent languages. And the pre-teens, teens and adults that post on this site should be able to do so without worrying about someone they’ve never met trying to bully them. I see only one truly immature poster in this thread, and I think you already know who you are. And no, it isn’t me. :roll:

Z

On April 5, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Phil…. get a life

seriously