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Why "The Heavy"

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I'm just curious as to why Telltale chose specifically the Heavy Weapons Guy out of the entire cast of Team Fortress 2. Don't get me wrong I love the Heavy beingit here, I'm just curious as to how Telltale narrowed down their choice specifically to the Heavy.

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  • Imo, the heavy is the perfect choice.

    In my opinion, the worst choice would be the Pyro, the Sniper, and the Medic.

    The Sniper would probably just get interrupted with calls from his parents about changing his line of work. The Pyro would only speak gibberish all the time; it would be funny for the first few times it happens, but I see it getting old fast; the characters he is talking to has to repeat what he says so that the audience can understand what the pyro is saying. The medic doesn't seem to be developed fully enough; I would wait till his Meet the Medic comes out since I would just see him spoutin out German

  • I think the Soldier would be a good choice but he would be too crazy and would be over-the-top like Max and Strongbad. I think Demoman would work well considering that he is a drunken, depressed scottsman who is insecure over his one eye

  • @doom saber said: The Sniper would probably just get interrupted with calls from his parents about changing his line of work.


    Really? You think that's all there is to the Sniper?

    I think the Sniper would be good. He's a real gentleman, he's got that (pseudo-)Australian charm, he looks like somebody who would play cards every now and then -- oh, and he's a professional killer. I'm sure he's also full of entertaining stories about his experiences in the Australian outback.

  • @furrykef said: Really? You think that's all there is to the Sniper?

    I think the Sniper would be good. He's a real gentleman, he's got that (pseudo-)Australian charm, he looks like somebody who would play cards every now and then -- oh, and he's a professional killer. I'm sure he's also full of entertaining stories about his experiences in the Australian outback.

    The Sniper seems boring especially since he is the patient and silent type; silent because of his occupation. I am mostly basing these off of their meet the videos since it is the only way we see their personalities. His "meet the.." was really boring; other than his job, he is the m0st realistic and normal character out there in TF2 and the inventory game; Max is a sociopath, strong bad has a grandiose personality, Heavy is stupid funny, and Typco has a crazy zoo fetish. The realistic straight man is the player, so having another would be unbalanced.

    Considering that none of the current Inventory characters play casino cards, I don't think whether or not a character appears to know how to play cards every now and then matters. No offense, but any game character you can think of looks like they can play cards. Not to be mean, but that is just my opinion.

  • Actually the biggest question is why RED team Heavy but not BLU team Heavy?

  • Valve always portrays RED as the good guys and BLU as the bad guys in promotional materials. If you watch the Meet the Team videos, RED always comes out on top.

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    @furrykef said: Valve always portrays RED as the good guys and BLU as the bad guys in promotional materials. If you watch the Meet the Team videos, RED always comes out on top.

    Also RED Team is always on defense in the ATTACK / DEFEND game modes, adding to their "good guys" appearance. Whereas BLU Team is always attacking for "no apparent reason".

  • I'm surprised on how good Telltale depicted Heavy. They didn't make him the big, dumb moron, which would be the obvious choice. Instead, they made him the aggressive, ambitious guy, but he's not an idiot.

  • They made him a big ol' teddy bear -- except when he's mad at you. Or at an enemy Engineer...

  • @MeaningOfLife said: Actually the biggest question is why RED team Heavy but not BLU team Heavy?

    I thought this was because he refers to Strong Bad as lil' Heavy, and SB is also red. If Heavy had been in the blu team then he would probably consistently try to assasinate SB thinking he's on the other team, which would make it awkward when trying to play poker.

    That was my first thought on the subject, anyway.

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