Has World War 2 ended?

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  1. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It seems like there are less and less WW2 games coming out nowadays, have game companies finally realized that we're tired of them? I mean COD 5 was the last one that treyarch said would be in that setting, none of the Battlefield games have been set in this, minus 1943 which was more of an expansion imo. We haven't seen a new MOH game in a while, and I don't know if you would consider the new Wolfenstein game really a game in the genre. So, does anyone else think that the era is over?
     
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    I sincerely hope so. While I do hold the WW2 era with reverence, I would like to think that we can now move on. When Modern Warfare 1 came out, it was such a refreshing change due to all the ww2 era games that have been shoved down our throats. That seems to have sent the spark out to alot of developers now.
     
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    One can only hope so. I got tired of WWII era games after the second or third Medal of Honor.

    Wow. That brings me back...
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    It's cyclical. It just happens that this particular cycle lasted longer than anyone expected, mainly due to so many possibilities within the WW2 era. Now that companies are showing what can be done to really refresh the FPS war genre, WW2 games will fall to the back burner for awhile.

    But they will make a come back at some point. It's only going to take one really good WW2 game to reignite sales, and developers will fall in line with it again.
     
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    Battlefield started in WWII with 1942.

    Theres been so much backlash that it seems everyone wants to move on. Personally I prefer a well crafted WWII shooter over a modern day shooter.
     
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    God, Medal of Honor for the PS1...so just starting there, that's 13-14 years of WWII gaming on a steady basis.

    I fell out of love with WWII games with the later MoH games. they were lackluster and had terrible hit detection.
    When you hit a soldier in the face at 20 feet with a BAR, and he just looks at you, the mechanics are broken.

    There is sooo much WWII offers- villains you are ok with shooting, kooky but actually true missions that were fun to recreate, multitude of tasks like B-17 gunner to paratrooper and so on- but it has been oversaturated with cookie cutter game engines or level design.

    Still, just one revolutionary idea could resurrect the genre.
    Like i would love a game inspired by Ernie Pyle:
    Imagine a game where you are a combat photographer (kinda like WWII meets Beyond Good and Evil) and you got stories/deadlines and oh, yeah, survival to deal with.

    the genre is weary, not dead- yet.
     
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    i hope so
     
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    I think it would be kinda neat to have games based in other wars in History.

    Can you imagine a Civil War MMO game, or perhaps something involving romans and gladiators and such.
     
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    this
     
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    I stand by this statement. I strongly prefer a good WWII game, however I dont think I have played a good since the first Call of Duty game.
     
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    I hope.
     
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    This is what turned me off to the cookie-cutter "me too" FPS genre.... I got all the Band of Calling of Medals of Heroes mixed up to where I stopped caring enough to not even glance at games like Modern Warfare.
     
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    Why do people cry about stuff like this? If you don't like the song that is on, change the radio station.
    You don't have to play these games. Nobody is making you spend your money on it. "Hey look, Call of Duty 37! I hate how they keep forcing this down our throats....ugh....yeah, I will take CoD 37 and MoH 45. I HAVE to buy this and play it and complain about it....I HAVE to."

    There is a couple of Civil War FPS games I think, done by the History Channel.
    Plus there is a game based on WW1....alternative history. I played it on PC years ago, kind of neat.

    Chuck
     
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    I know, Chuck. I haven't bought a WWII game since Medal of Honor on PS2.
     
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    I've only played CoD4 and MW2 out of the CoD franchise. Neer touched any other WWII game.
     
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    If you ask me, I think there's TOO many games about WW2

    Seriously, how many of those games do you really need?
     
  17. Triple Melter

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    Who's crying? It's a discussion forum. People are discussing shit. Chill out.
     
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    ^^ Holy crap, Kim has gone over 9000!

    Anywho...

    Are WW2 done and over with? Nope, and probably never. Not too long ago an RTS for the PC called Order of War came out, and I've heard some decent reviews on it too. To add onto this, a WW2 simulator(I use that word loosely in this case) called IL-2 Sturmovik Birds of Prey came out on multiple platforms. There'll still be more WW2 games to come.

    Personally I don't mind WW2 era games, as long as the combat is good. I also think that most WW2 shooters don't explore the other things that're avilable. Most WW2 shooters tend to stick to cliche guns like the Thompson, MP40, Gerand, etc.. etcc.. I also remember reading somewhere that the STG-44 wasnt even that widely used by the Germans. There're was a Styer submachine gun (forgot the name sorry) that was British in orgin that I only recall seeing in Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Also, not enough WW2 games feature tank to tank combat.

    Also to add, Saboteur is coming out in December and looks a whole lotta fun. It's not another massive orgy of shooting of Allie forces vs the Axis but instead takes place in France when occupied by the Germans and you basically play as a pissed off Irish Race Car driver who, by the powers that be, is now in France blowing up stuff. It's a sandbox style of game where you could be sneaky, steal German soldier uniforms, and get away unnoticed or go in gun crazy destroying everything. I would recommend to not ignore this game because it just happens to take place during WW2.
     
  19. Cavshock

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    Pretty calm here. :) 

    Chuck
     
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