Reality Check - Weaponising Animals in Far Cry 4
In Far Cry 4 elephants sure seem great for causing mayhem, but what other animals have been weaponised throughout history? Cam investigates in Reality Check.
Just for history's sake you should have mentioned that Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants and a huge army just to invade Rome
Sharks with laser eyes?! Are you insane?! They're already deadly enough as it is!
Is it true that the Russian dogs, because they were trained using Russian tanks automatically ran to the very same tanks once they were placed in a conflict?
It's not quite weaponised, but aren't cyber-roaches being used for search and rescue duties? Surely they could be used for offensive purposes; assassinations and espionage and the like.
I do have one idea, but it's probably not in the best of tastes, even for the internet.
Speaking of reality checks, here's one for you fellas at Ubi: guns kill things. Quickly. And efficiently. If a man armed with nothing but a pistol encountered a tiger, my money would still be on the man with a pistol ... unless it was Far Cry. In which case, apparently not even an entire outpost of ruthless mercs armed with fully automatic assault rifles is enough to take down a tiger.
I mean, seriously, can you tone it down a bit with the overpowered animals? I don't think anyone wants that nearly as much as you guys seem to think...
monkeys were used in war, morocco promised 1000 trained monkeys that detonated bombs for the second Iraq war, George bush did not realize this was a joke and spent millions trying to train his own monkeys with hilarious results. man I miss George bush
p.s. luckily they didn't get far enough where they actually strapped bombs to them
The women in Ukraine must be pretty hardcore. Now its Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko maybe shes a cousin of this Kiev witch.
I guess you didn't have time to cover the X:15 Cruise Basselope?
I've got them all, I'm kind of a nerdie when it comes to wars and history. Animals have played a very important role in wars, that even brought the creation of races such as Malamute Dog breed, also the first attempts of biological warfare with rats on towns, and so on ... I strongly believe that man should kill man only and leave the animals outside our quarry's but unfortunately that is not something that is shared in any war as the motto is or appears to be always ... whatever it takes to win!
Nice episode as always!
While I like the idea of dogs that bark bees, I would prefer chimps with knives. Somehow communicate that there is food in the camp at night. Next morning, outpost is open for the taking.
But seriously, someone would have to be mad to try to weapon many creatures. The Great Horned Owl, for example, can stand nearly 2ft tall, has telescopic nightvision eyesight, flies nearly silently, and has several razor sharp talons plus a beak that can tear through pretty much anything that isn't solid wood, stone, or metal. Then there are many large felines with padded paws so that they can walk nearly silently despite weighing over 100lbs, they can sprint faster than many land creatures, they have large incisor teeth, and retractable claws. Even the hippo can be vicious with a bite force of nearly 1900 psi.
And don't even get started with the snakes.
you pathetic liears ... dolphins where trained to carry bombs and blast ships ... and themself
you know, establishing a realtionship to a thinking feeling being like an doplhin or a human child,
and then use this build up trust to let it become a suicide bomber without even knowing it ...
wow I got all the war animals right.. I may have watched some animals of war documentary or something in the past
You know, Stalin actually had a program designed to create an army of soldier Monkeys, although it turned out to be a failure, a Soviet Monkey Army was conceived and pursued for many years.
Imagine playing a game set in the Arctic where the last thing your enemies hear is the sound that all Arctic explorers dread: The pitiless bark of the SEA LION. :O
I hope they dont get to crazy with the elephants in fc4. You can kill an elephant with nothing more than a rifle. They are nowhere near invincible.
Well Cam, there not Sharks but Star trek online has Dinosours with laser beams attached to their heads!
You forgot to mention that the russian bomb dogs and american explosive bats were complete failures because they blew up russian and american targets respectively.
What about pigs, bees, snakes and rotten cows?
Also, you forgot the most common war animal. The horse :)
Wait, I thought Martin was the expert on war elephants...
Can we have an episode on why Guile's theme goes with everything? Surely there's some science to that.
@burgo81 He could've used Planet of The Apes as a training tool.
@Apofis_SG-1 why would cats fight in wars when they can get the stupid humans to fight for them.
But for a game though, we are not dealing with real animals, so it would be amazing to have a special camp in which you could train animal companions and equip them with any weapon you want.
Want a swarm of rats with mines on them? Fine.
Want hawks with wireless cameras? Done.
A power-mad raccoon with a full auto pistol? Can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chimps with knives and (why not?) rocking aviator shades? I expect no less.
How about a large canine companion with a low-recoil, high-explosive 50 caliber canon that he can somehow aim and fire on his own without reasonable explanation? Yes, please. And barks of bees come free.
@hitomo Wut? Suicide dolphins are totally impractical compared to a missile, torpedo, or diver with a gun. Dolphins are very useful for searching out mines because they are (1) not magnetic and won't set off magnetic triggers, (2) adept swimmers that can easily avoid touching mines that may have touch triggers, and (3) have excellent underwater sight and smell.
The Viet Coug, on the other hand, were certainly known to train children as suicide bombers. That was messed up.
@Rentonboyo the u.s. is doing the same thing up uintil this day, not even in secrety ^^
@PFCMike sadly, based on the E3 Stage Demo they are far past the "get to crazy" state... no need to point out Dan Hay as the elephant(ofil) in the room.. :D
@PFCMike Don't get too crazy? This is FC4. I want at least a little crazy. Let me put armor plates on the elephant or something.
@dribblesbarbax sorry dude but I think they are legally considered human now.