So, we have a lot of MP questions, a lot of "what cons is 2k going to be at" discussions relatively little single player discussion taking place. I know I'm not the only one (please, someone else back me up here!) that's interested primarily in the single player rather than the multiplayer, so I thought why not start the ball rolling on some chat?
Let's take one of the first trailers. The "world premiere" trailer (here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxn8U...eature=related) has a couple of interesting things that I've noticed. Firstly, that opening image of the flag flying upside down. From what I understand about the military, when a flag is flown upside down like that it is a request for an immediate assisted bug out. This is sort of corroborated by text on the website (from Conrad, talking about "you aren't the first they sent after me and you won't be the last") and from what we've already been told by 2k. You're sent in to find Conrad and his people who went missing after the natural disaster and aren't as dead as they should be. Was this flag flown by Conrad's men? Was it flown by someone afterwards? Just what is going on in Dubai?
First point of speculation: What's so important about Dubai to Conrad that he stayed through a natural disaster to defend it.
Second point: There are an awful lot of soldiers fighting against you in the trailers. Even if Conrad is a colonel, where's he getting all his men? In the trailer subtext he's mentioned as having a "squad." Are these soldiers locals who couldn't escape and who've joined up with him? Are they a second faction that Conrad is also fighting with?
Third point: Walker was cuter in the cinematic trailer -yes, I'm a girl, don't start with that stuff please D:- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5D0Fgx3ApE) any chance that he will actually have hair in the final game, or that there is some element of character creation for him in cut scenes (a la Mass Effect)?*
What about you guys? What do you think about the above? Do you have any questions from the trailers that have got your "plot" engines ticking over? Let us discuss!
*Not really story related, but oh well.