Submitted by linkkjm 528d ago | opinion piece

Why World War II Shooters Are Ready for a Comeback

The World War II shooter has been almost extinct for more than 5 years. Can it make a comeback anytime soon? (Battlefield 1943, Brothers in Arms, Call of Duty: World at War, Medal of Honor: European Assault, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360)

linkkjm  +   528d ago
Also a great way to remember the veterens of World War II. Over 600 WWII vets die every day.
-Superman-  +   528d ago
Yeah i always liked WW2 games :)
My fav WW2 games:
Call of Duty 2
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Day of Defeat: Source
Battlefield 1942(old good times :))

Then we got Modern shoot games:
Battlefield 2 and 3
Call of Duty 4, MW2 and 3.
Counter Strike games

Future fps games:
Crysis(only first game, nuke, such as good game, multiplayer is great)
Battlefield 2142(i loved it)

I don´t know. Maybe we see soon more future FPS games and then we going to have WW2 games.
Allsystemgamer  +   528d ago
Mw3 was terrible
ExCest  +   528d ago
@^ He never said it was good/bad.
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-Superman-  +   528d ago
I never said mw3 is great.
MW - Something new, changed fps gaming alot. Great maps.(I LOVED Chernobyl)

MW2 - it improved some things, gave more stuff, but overpowered killsteaks, commando perk and glitches ruined it.

MW3 - terrible maps, terrible lighting... everything...
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-Superman-  +   528d ago
Anyone seen this?

Why Modern War FPS Games All Look the Same

Click here: http://cdn-www.cracked.com/...

Most different modern fps games are Battlefield 2, STALKER and Counter-Strike, but Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor, its all same to me.
PirateThom  +   528d ago
So, we basically have have three time periods for shooters:

Modern day/near future
Future science fiction
World War II

Nothing else.
humbleopinion  +   528d ago
You're basically grouping "past, present, future" into tropes, but we also have everything in between (alternative past = bioshock, cyberpunk future = dues ex, military tech future = ghost recon, post-apocalyptic future = fallout, wild-west future = borderlands, space opera = halo, spanning multiple timelines = black ops... and the list goes)
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   528d ago
How about we get a Civil War shooter? Or the American revolution?
DeadlyFire  +   528d ago
I have always dreamed of such a shooter. Here is one attempt at one. Coming in 2013 I believe or later. Although its mostly MP type of shooter with Massive battlefield gameplay, but it sounds awesome. Perhaps it can inspire the other developers.


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linkkjm  +   528d ago
Ah yes, Mount and Blade mods. I am a frequent player of Napoleanic Wars. In the 1stReddit. How about you?
Sovereign59  +   528d ago
I don't think such a shooter would be very fun to play if it were kept realistic. How would it go? Fire your relatively inaccurate weapon once, get stuck in 30 second reload animation, repeat?
FarCryLover182  +   528d ago
Sounds like fun to me.
stage88  +   528d ago

Exactly right. That's why there isn't a FPS in that era.
Perjoss  +   528d ago
I think you're assuming all the gameplay would be focused on the shooting part, and yes true it it supposed to be a first person shooter, but try to maybe think of it like an uncharted game, where the platforming forms only a part of the overall experience.

If the 30 secs reloading in between shots fired could be somehow crafted into a fun part of the gameplay via a reloading mini game then why not?

I truly believe that in the hands of the right dev team anything can be made into a fun experience if done right.
BattleAxe  +   527d ago
Red Dead Redemption was a ton of fun, so I don't see why that couldn't be translated into a First Person Shooter. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood wasn't all that bad either, but there are other developers that could do a far better job with that time period.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   526d ago
Sure! It would force players to strategize and work together as a team. I think it could be fun, unique and challenging if done right. Maybe even educational.
SonyStyled  +   527d ago
have fun spending a minute to reload that musket after every shot
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BigDog55  +   528d ago
Noooooooooo!!! WWII FPS have gone way to far!!
juandren  +   528d ago
We appreciate your comment. Go play COD now
bluetoto  +   527d ago
huh, last time I checked COD had a WW2 game, several I believe. They didn't just start with modern warfare.
Cam977  +   528d ago
Oh yes, definitely. I've missed them because they've been gone for too long. However, in light of the situation, Sniper Elite: V2 GOTY is coming out in March.
rawshack  +   528d ago
why havent they made a good shooter about veitnam ? it was all so a war we cant forget about
Tvensky  +   528d ago
Battlefield did a great job with WW2 (BF 1942) it has to return!!! also Battlefield did a great job with vietnam, it has to go back to core gameplay..... I dont like these modern tank, plane and gun battles where everything happens with locking and auto tracking.... pfffff.. BF3 is just great.. but WW2 theme would be so much better for hardcore old school gamers.... where you and your gun or tank and plane where the ones who decide who lives and who dies!
Eyeco  +   528d ago
what about the Korean War, that was just as brutal as Vietnam and it only lasted 3 years, people seem to forget about it because it's sandwiched between 2 more famous wars (WW2 and Vietnam)
grailly  +   528d ago
I think we should just have less shooters
ExitToExisT  +   528d ago
you mean FIRST person shooters right? because TPS's are awesome and are very few compared to fps games.
fourOeightshark  +   528d ago
I'll take a TPS over a FPS any day, they feel more tactical.
Conzul  +   528d ago
Or...here's an idea...YOU let US play what we want, and you go play what YOU want.

And it's *fewer*, not less. If you can count it on your fingers, it's *fewer*.
grailly  +   528d ago
thanks, I'm always trying to improve my english, it's my second language.

on topic:
We can all play what we want, but you can't ignore that a lot of ressources of talented developers are going into shooters you're never going to play because there are far better ones out there. I'de like those ressources to be reallocated to original games.

EDIT: is that really the rule for less/fewer? seems weird.
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Conzul  +   528d ago
@grailly yes, and ok whatever.
*Less* should be the word less used in English, but with the downturn in education these days you wouldn't know it from the street.
angelsx  +   528d ago
I wana see WW2 with frostabite 2 engin.
NoTheMama  +   528d ago
Oh god no!
I remember how saturated the market was last gen when WW2 shooters were in & Medal Of Honour was top dog. It got old really fast, and I'm still sick of the idea of them!!
Maybe its just me, but I like shooters to be a bit out there. Loved Resistance 3 for that reason.
I want RPG's and platformers to make a comeback like the N64/PS1/2 days....
Allsystemgamer  +   528d ago
Resistance 3 wasn't "out there" at all. It was a good game but nothing more than that.
Conzul  +   528d ago
Well it was a little. It took a typical WWII-ish FPS and threw in a curveball by adding an alien invasion.
Karpetburnz  +   528d ago
Resistance series was great, One of my favourite FPS games, Its actualy very underated and I think it deserved more attention.
EL Lanf  +   528d ago
WWII is an awesome and yet still underexplored setting. The sides are relatively balanced and there's global variety in location. Still, most are either US pacific or Europe or USSR's Great Patroitic war. There are far more participants than the few biggest dogs and a lot more important but smaller theatres to look at...

Thing is though, it's only a few core franchises that are the centre of attention, such as BF and COD. Without either one of them returning to WWII, I doubt it'll set off a trend.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   528d ago
l always thought a WW1 trench warfare FPS would have made an interesting variation in the hands of the right developers with the right game engine . In particular , Guerrilla Games and their Killzone game engine could sure produce a gritty atmosphere .
sway_z  +   528d ago
WW2 games are okay I guess...but I really want a FPS set during the Vietnam war...imagine the 60's era soundtrack...

Apocalypse Now

Please ;)
urwifeminder  +   528d ago
Bf vietnam had a great soundtrack the choppers played music online as they flew past,more shooters the better for me.
coolmast3r  +   528d ago
Hell yes, WWII shooters HAVE to make a comeback. We've seen SOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANY modern/near future shooters in the last half-decade that if I will see another, I'll simply throw up all over my keyboard and monitor. DICE, why the heck are you making another near future/modern day Battlefield??? Why not make a BF1944 powered by a mighty Frostbite 2? All this near future'ish stuff is ALREADY OVERSATURATED...Come on...
Edit: BO2 was the last drop.
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pandehz  +   528d ago
I want an FPS set wayyy into the future like 3000AD and showing us what life would be like by then and stuff. I bet they would have hawt weapons. Some supersick vehicles, different lingo etc
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DasTier  +   528d ago
I'm dying to play a ww2 game on frostbite 3.0. But it's time to remove mcoms from rush, replace them with dynamic objectives, e.g flak cannons or other anti air. Put high emphasis on airborne campaigns e.g allies start (or even throughout) parachute in while axis defend, mix in some Russian and British levels too. In terms of customisation, it'll be very limited compare to bf3 but I'd rather teams be forced to stick to historically accurate guns for their side (U.S, British, Russian, German) but I'm sure they could give us more guns from the period that havnt been shown as much e.g grease guns, bren guns etc
FrostyZipper  +   528d ago
You know something's wrong with the FPS industry when we're all clamoring for WW2 again.

Oh well, can't say I'd be against it.
in all honesty, cod4 and WaW were my favorite CODs. I really would love to see a sequel to WaW with that same dark/gritty atmosphere that it had. I also miss the large selection of rifles and iron sights for the snipers. WaW is my favorite treyarch cod.
Karpetburnz  +   528d ago
I Played CoD WaW a few years back and I thought the Campaign was good. But I havnt played many other WWII shooters.
kassler  +   527d ago
It's time for WW2 to make a comeback. The nazis are the ultimate villains.
bluetoto  +   527d ago
No thanks. I'm not into looking back and I hate the weapons of the era. They wouldn't move more than a couple million copies imo with this new gen of gamers. They would find the weapons boring and the stories have been told and retold to death. Many are tired of seeing the nazi's and the russians ALL the time.
How about something we haven't seen tenfold?
alternate universe...etc there are tons of places to go other than back to the boring past ww2 with whack weapons.

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