Aren’t we done with the World Wars? asks Jamie Garbutt
Am I the only one not excited about another foray into WWI or II? This year Call Of Duty is going back to an era I was grateful to leave. I suppose I’m a older gamer at 33, but I remember with fondness the many World War-based games that were a staple of the PS2 and in the early days of the PS3. Practically every shooter took us into history. The amazement I had when faced with storming the beach on the D-Day landings, watching my Allies fall around me as I took pot shots at machine gun bunkers and cowered behind tank traps. Fast forward many games and a change of series or two and I was blown away by Call Of Duty’s take on these historic wars, but then Morden Warfare dropped and the spell was broken. No longer was I content with shooting Nazis. I had been there, done that and been awarded the blood-stained medal.
My point is we need more originality, not yet more rehashing of old ideas. For me it’s a akin to a remaster, so soon after the original was released. Or am I just old?
Keep up the good work. Keep in mind it’s been nearly a decade since the last Call Of Duty game set in WWII, so they have given it a fair break. That said, with particularly that war being so overexposed in other mediums, we do have to admit we’re a bit sick of it ourselves, too. But we’re not sure where we wanted COD to go – certainly we couldn’t see it going any further into the future, either. Colour us cautiously optimistic about the new entry. And we don’t think you’re old!
2008’s World At War focused on the Pacific Theater, one of the few fronts of the war that the series hadn’t already covered.
Many fans felt that Infinite Warfare’s high-tech setting took the series too far into the future.