World wars will be forever be a major part of our history. It involved over 100 million people from 30 different countries. But it’s become a setting that game developers haven’t used in recent years, instead favoring modern-day warfare or even futuristic battles.
Developers pretty much stopped making World War 2 games because they felt it had been played out and all the stories had been told. Call of Duty last had an all World War 2 setting in 2008 with “World At War.” So, is it time to revisit our history, revisit the battles that shaped our world?
One of my all time favorite game series is Brothers in Arms. Not only does it have a powerful story, following the true tale of the 502nd parachute infantry regiment, but it’s one the most educational games I have played. I learnt more about Weapons, vehicles, locations and military operations playing these games then I did in high school History.
Recently, there has been more and more demand from fans, who have grown tired of the many modern-day war games because, and here’s the irony, it’s been played out.
“But what can stop it getting boring again!” I hear you cry. Well, imagine playing these games not only on the the newest generation of console, but using a VR Headset. Actually seeing the sites of a worn torn city, hearing the sounds of shells being dropped and shots ringing out. Really getting a feel of what it would have been like for the heroes who fought for our countries. Now, of course nothing would compare to actually being on the front line in those situations but with the the technology we have today, it would be pretty close, pretty scary too.
So what do you think? Are we overdue for a WWII game that runs on this new powerful generation of console. Or should we just let the past be the past?