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Medal of Honor Should Return to the World War II Setting

OnlySP writes: Modern military shooters.

Let me guess; you’re probably groaning after reading that last sentence. And really, who can blame you? Ever since Call of Duty 4 really got the modern military ball rolling back in 2007, we’ve seen what seems like an endless parade of shooters taking place in urban environments where you shoot Russians or Arabs with M16s.

The ironic thing is that this trend was introduced because gamers were bored of another overused setting: World War II. When Medal of Honor: Allied Assault really got the WWII ball rolling in 2002, we got what seemed like an endless parade of shooters taking place in European cities where you shoot Germans or Japanese troops with Thompsons.

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PockyKing1353d ago

I would love to see a WWII game focused on Battle of the Bulge and all.

Breadcrab1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Yeah, it's pretty rare to see WWII levels in games set in snowy environments. Also, the general geography of that area (forests, mountains), could make for some interesting level design.

DasTier1353d ago

Lol when I think of world war 2 games I think of Medal of honour Allied Assault, spearhead and breakthrough, (had snow levels), call of duty, united offensive and call of duty 2, all had snow levels. Infact I think both of these games focuse on th battle of the bulge, especially the early cods. But a fully dustructive ww2 shooter would be epic.

@PockyKing,

I believe the medal of honour team already visted vietnam way back in the mid 2000's with Men of Valour, prior to world at war, but again a fully destructive Vietnam game is not something I'd turn down.

He'll I just want Bad Company 4, but to take inspiration from the expendables, while keeping similar open levels to the 2nd and adding in alot more gore, wolfenstien & red Orchestra style.

guitarded771353d ago

It's just weird... WWII was played out, so everything went modern warfare, now we want to go back to WWII. I wouldn't mind a new MoH in WWII if it's done right. Warfighter was in my opinion the biggest letdown of 2012. I like Killzone because it's a blend of the best things Modern/WWII/SciFi. The only downside of WWII is the limitations on weapons. A good Vietnam game would be interesting.

PockyKing1353d ago

Vietnam would be cool, but I think it would feel a bit too similar to what World at War did with the Japanese. Just think about it though, the intensity of World War 2 battles with Frostbite 2.0, D-Day, Bulge, those battles would look amazing with the engine running on Next-gen I bet. Haha damn, I'm getting myself excited over something that probably won't happen anytime soon, damn haha.

Veni Vidi Vici1353d ago

I still don't think they've taken advantage of the future/sci-fi setting for FPS's. We've done WWII, Modern, and semi-future. How about far into the future? Yes, it's been done, but not enough, IMO. Most that have attempted it, have failed. We need more "GOOD" far future FPS's. It allows for the devs to be as creative as they want with regards to weapons, vehicles, settings, etc.

I have just one request for it. If it's going to be far into the future, it can't have powder based bullets. We won't be using gunpowder in weapons of the future. I don't get why so many futuristic games or movies gloss over that fact.

Mutant-Spud1353d ago

I'd rather see an alternate history, "what if" FPS with the high production values of Battlefield 3, have realistic technology and locations but completely fictional scenarios which are not tied to any real events.
Examples.
-France loses WW1 and there's a civil war between pro German and anti German factions.
-In the late 1930's Anti Nazi groups in Hamburg rise up against the Hitler government.
-Nationalist China emerges as the dominant faction after the defeat of the Japanese and makes war on the Soviet Union.

Bathyj1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

There is an alternate history shooter. Its called Resistance.

Mutant-Spud1353d ago

I don't own a PS3, there was also Singularity and wolfenstein but that's not what I'm talking about, I like the idea of something that's historically accurate except for the story, so no aliens, monsters, psychic powers or genetically engineered Nazis.

tdogchristy901353d ago

Agree,

A ww2 game that is using current engines and game ideas like open world ect. would be nice. Ww2 is so diverse, large, and unique it'd be nice to see given gaming advancements. The last game we've had was either Michael Bayafied (world at war) or using old ps2/Xbox engines (cod3?) I haven't seen anything since.

So yes, a modern game with modern techniques would be nice.

PockyKing1353d ago

I just rebought Call of Duty 3 the other day, and that game has aged very well surprisingly enough, I was surprised when I loaded it up for the first time in like 4 years haha.

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MelonSaurus1353d ago

Shooters are suffocating the modern shooter scene. I agree, it's time for a relapse.

lawks_land1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

The cause of Modern shooters was an oversaturation of WWII shooters. Mayhaps it works in reverse?

Bathyj1353d ago

I'm not groaning. I haven't loved a CoD game since part 2.

FarCryLover1821353d ago

Yes, WW2 would be a "fresh" setting for some new FPS'es.

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