Re: Interview with Tony Zurovec on GOG.com
I see that one of my questions made it in somehow after all.
"And couple questions from our users that repeated many times:
Why is Silencer's armor red?"
" ... On the fictional side, the Silencer?s armor was red because the government?s hold on power depended upon ? at any given time - most of its people submitting?conforming?to the system. A government?s power is ultimately derived from its people, and a widely despised government can only maintain the status quo if it can keep the number of people simultaneously resisting its control to a minimum. Such governments typically employ a wide array of mechanisms to accomplish that objective, and one of them is fear and intimidation. Silencers were intended to be visible signs of the government?s military power ? a clear reminder of what would befall anyone who sought to overturn the system. Their red armor made them stand out in a dreary Orwellian future?and that was the point."
I had always wondered about that and submitted that as one of my questions. I never found the red suit to be stealthy while Silencers where meant to be one-man armies capable of everything and I figured stealth would be part of that. But the intimidation point on the fictional side actually makes sense. A Silencer doesn't need stealth. It's much scarier knowing a Silencer is out there ready to kick your ass. The technical reasons make a lot of sense also of course and I like the Spartan reference.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.