What's your favourite 'Meet The' short?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by YM, Jul 3, 2012.

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Which is your favourite?

  1. Meet The Heavy

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  2. Meet The Soldier

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    2.0%
  3. Meet The Engineer

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    4.1%
  4. Meet The Demoman

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  5. Meet The Sniper

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    8.2%
  6. Meet The Spy

    22 vote(s)
    44.9%
  7. Meet The Medic

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    24.5%
  8. Meet The Pyro

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  9. Meet The Scout

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  10. Meet The Sandvich

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    6.1%
  1. YM

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  3. Trotim

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    Meet The Spy is best, Meet The Medic a solid 2nd best

    And I like Meet The Engineer the least, even less than Meet The Heavy that has slightly more charm
     
  4. LMFAO

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    I'm joking about that link.

    I agree with Trotim, Meet the Spy is the 1st best.
     
  5. Fr0Z3nR

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    Meet the Sandvich, I'm about 90% serious.
     
  6. YM

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    I see one vote for meet the sandvich, if you're not 100% serious why vote for it?

    It is pretty funny let's be honest.
     
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    Because I was 100% certain that I wanted to vote for it as my favorite short, since I am majoritively serious.


    (aka, I like it)
     
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    I voted for Sandvich too.

    Meet The Spy comes a close second, it's almost like a film trailer.
     
  9. Jeremy

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    Meet the Medic. Mainly because I love black comedy, which Medic had a lot of, and the ending scene was epic. (and for some reason the sight (heh heh) of the Demoman in a wheelchair is just funny)

    Meet the Spy is a very close second, and Meet the Soldier and Pyro are a joint third.

    EDIT: And somwhere in that collection is Meet the Sniper, though I'm not sure where.
     
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  10. YM

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    Medic is totally top; as Jeremy said, the black humour in Medic is just great. Sniper comes second for me, it was the first of the videos that really pushed the boat out on being different and has great music.
    Spy is third for me, it's epic in scale but doesn't tickle me as much as Medic and Sniper.

    Pyro is cool but I wish there was more of the super-creepy shots, the shot where he kicks the barn door down and all you can hear is the hiss of the pilot light as it swings towards the camera, makes me shudder.
     
  11. tyler

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    Dunno if I can pick. Sniper and Medic are the best I think. Spy is good, Pyro is okay, and honestly I don't much care for the rest. The only good line in Meet the Heavy is about how much money it takes to fire the gun. I'd really like if the older ones were redone in the style of the ones from Sniper onward.
     
  12. YM

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    I'd say it's only Meet The Heavy that's a bit lacking. Soldier, Engie and Demoman all stand up well next to the more recent ones. Admittedly their scope is smaller but I wouldn't hold that against them. I'd far rather see Valve do entirely new TF2 shorts than re-do old ones.
     
  13. LMFAO

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    I like the Sniper only because of the first line he says after the theme song. Sounds like he's singing a rap.
     
  14. Pocket

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    I personally really like "Meet the Sniper" for being still an interview-style piece but with the higher production values of the later videos. Though "Meet the Demoman" does a good job of showcasing his skillset (area denial, sentry destruction) in between the interview segments. "Meet the Spy", oddly enough, also does that rather well although it doesn't bring up his cloaking ability. Given how much information new players are presented with and how useful videos like this could be at presenting that information, I'm kind of disappointed that most of them weren't focused more on that.
     
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    Spy wins for me. It just paints the Spy as such a swarmy bastard. And the first time I saw it, I did not guess that the Scoot was the spy at all. It was glorious.

    Second for me is probably Meet the Scoot. Was the first Meet The... I saw and it just cracks me up every single time. "Yo, wat's up?"
     
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    Well in that case Meet The Engineer is the best short because he just sits in his Sentry camp
     
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    I love Meet the Engineer because Wilco.
     
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  18. Jeremy

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    I just wish there were more "X in Pyroland is Y in real life" comparisons. What were the Engineer and Spy actually doing when the Pyro saw them riding a floating unicorn?
     
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  19. LeSwordfish

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    I like Meet the sniper, because it felt like it was about a game. As in, you play sniper, you think "Did his mate spot me?" and so on. The interview style is also great, something i wish had survived into the newer ones, and the "Parents disapprove" lines are my favourites.

    Meet the spy and Meet the medic were cool, but might as well have not been about tf2.
    Meet the pyro was a wonderful out-of-left-field joke, but fundamentally a one-joke concept. At least they didn't drag it on forever, oh, no, wait.
    Meet the engineer was... Yay wilco, but otherwise Eh.
    I liked Meet The Heavy. It feels like smart advertising, not a funny youtube video. I guess its that way since the roles changed.
    Meet the soldier has a few of the best lines in them all, but for some reason gets less and less funny the more you watch it. I guess a lot of the humour was out-of-nowhere gags.
    Meet the Demoman was like meet the heavy: smart advertising.
    Meet the scout had some wonderful character-based humour, but was otherwise only good.

    Mum? Mum. Put Dad on the phone.
     
  20. YM

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    Are you intentionally misquoting??