Gameplayer: "We can already hear the moaning. Another WWII shooter? Man, that makes, like, two this year! TWO! That's just too many. Don't they know what we really need are more sci-fi shooters, more racing games, more… basketball games? With Call of Duty: World at War and Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway both on track for release later this year, it means the percentage of games to be released this year set in WWII is almost a staggering 1%! Please, spare us!
They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but it is handy to make people sound stupid. To all of you, press included, bemoaning this so-called avalanche of WWII shooters – sorry, but we had to call you on it.
Admittedly, to some it will seem like an odd step to take the Call of Duty series back to the Second World War, particularly when Call of Duty 4 knocked it out of the park with its modern-day setting. However, it's not really surprising that the series is taking a trip back in time with Treyarch while Infinity Ward uses its usual two-year production cycle to (presumably) take us somewhere new again. Besides, this time around Treyarch is bringing the war to our doorstep by focusing on the US campaign in the
South Pacific, as well as the Russian push into Berlin.
First-person shooters set against WWII's Pacific theatre have been attempted before – but none have set the world alight. World at War, however, should be different – primarily because it IS going to set the world alight. Literally."