I lately had the pleasure of talking with Craig Lee Thomas, who you would possibly know because the Tremendous Earth spokesperson from the opening of Helldivers 2. Except for the revelation that Arrowhead has an improvised Tremendous Earth rap tucked away on a tough drive someplace, Thomas additionally says he is been taking part in the snot out of everybody’s new favorite shooter.

“I can’t get sufficient of this game,” Thomas writes. “I have been hopping on to squish bugs and stomp bots each likelihood I get.” Like many humble helldivers, he is additionally been praying on the altar of the railgun—even in its diminished state. 

“I actually dig it in Unsafe mode towards Hulks and Bile Titans,” although that is not his solely set off squeeze: “I’ve to say, I used to be sleeping on the Arc Thrower as a assist, however towards a charger with a great coordinated staff, you may actually peel off these entrance leg plates after which have your teammates are available with machine weapons and chew by way of them fairly shortly.”

Thomas additionally says he has a soft-spot for the AR-23P Liberator Penetrator and its three-shot burst mode, which “brings me WAY again to my Halo 3 days after I was a Battle Rifle stan.” In case you want any extra proof that he is a person of wonderful style, Thomas additionally tells me that—whereas he enjoys a great bug-squishing, he prefers preventing the Automatons, a faction some gamers draw back from in favour of the extra manageable bug hordes.

“One in all my favorite issues concerning the game is having that bounce between the 2 enemy factions, however I’ve to say Automatons [are my favourite]. Sprinting away from 4 chainsaw Berserkers as a mortar encampment is obliterating all the things round you is like residing a film, each time.”

In the event you’ve been paying any type of consideration to the neighborhood, you would possibly get the sense that it is in turmoil—what with all of the meta construct debates and Reddit arguments with devs. Nevertheless, I might wish to take this chance to remind people that the gamers who’re blissful do not take to web boards. Proof being within the pudding because it had been, Thomas has had solely optimistic issues to say concerning the neighborhood.

“The neighborhood of this game, each from the Arrowhead aspect and the participant base aspect, is completely unimaginable. I unlocked the Hug emote and can most likely by no means take it off,” Thomas provides that you just “cannot beat the sensation of attaining an goal and bringing it in for a bear hug of democracy.”

He additionally says he is been taking part in with the voice of your trusty service technician, Sarah Elmaleh: “I comply with her into battle each likelihood I get. It is hilarious to be on mic along with her on one in every of our ships (mine is the Superintendent of Liberty) and speak to her character whereas one in every of my character’s PSA’s is taking part in on the large TV display.”

Actually, I discover it very becoming that the man who informed you to enroll has gone full-bore on spreading managed democracy himself—whereas the Tremendous Earth spokesperson might be just a few paid actor in Helldivers 2’s hilariously hellish and dystopian lore, the true deal has his boots on the bottom, bleeding crimson towards the bugs and bots similar to the remainder of us.