(I really debated whether this belonged better in CS or not. Ah well, Alea iacta est…)
As many of us know, first person shooter games set during WWII are an extremely popular and lucrative lot, practically a genre in and of themselves. Many of us also know, however, that there’s been increasing criticism by reviewers and players in recent years about the setting growing stale—I think it’s been claimed that more simulated Nazis have been killed in France than died in the actual war.
So that’s got me to thinking…what are some settings and theaters of World War II that have really gone underexposed, but that might translate pretty well into a game?
•What comes to mind immediately is the war in Asia, even outside of the Pacific. Such as the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, perhaps with some “prologue” levels about the earlier Soviet/Japanese border clashes. The culminating bit might be capturing Puyi as he attempts to flee.
•More of the Republic of China’s place in the war might be intriguing, especially battles like the defense of Sihang Warehouse.
•The Burma and India campaigns would be an interesting change of pace, especially if the Axis-alligned Indian National Army is involved.
•Considering how increasingly grim the Call of Duty series has been getting, maybe they’ll eventually feature the death of the Yamato. Featuring the playing in charge of air defense. Thrill as you race from position to position as your AAA gets knocked out! Witness the awesome majesty of the 18" guns firing the “Sanshiki” anti-aircraft rounds at the 100+ waves of planes as your escorts go to the bottom! Marvel at the volumetric smoke modeling! :eek:
Any other ideas?