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26-06-2013, 09:01 PM #81
26-06-2013, 09:37 PM #82
This is where we get into the murky realm of subjectivity. BF4 isn't capable of evoking a wide range of emotions in much the same way as my video wasn't funny. Just as some people would laugh at my video, I can totally see people breaking down in tears at the army man falling off the aircraft carrier. However, I think it's far more likely that any emotional connection would be lost through gargantuan set pieces, poor characterisation and the fact that at no point are we given any reason to care about anyone involved.
That's even before considering the argument about modern warfare and how appropriate it is to make light entertainment quite clearly based on conflicts either recently ended or in some cases not over at all. With your WW2 game you can root for the hero with a clean conscience since he's killing Nazis. Everyone hates Nazis! It's slightly harder to get worked up about the motto shouting, Generation Kill inspired motormouths that drop into the Middle East and then crash their jeep into a river. They're light years ahead technologically and calling in air support like it's going to be banned tomorrow. I can't relate to those guys. I'm almost glad that they're stuck with Total Eclipse of the Heart. To be clear, I have nothing against men and women in the military and I'm relieved I don't have to do their job. I just don't find this particular angle on their story compelling or evocative.
Also, I already read and watched Generation Kill so I don't need a video game doing a poor impersonation of it between the shooting galleries and QTEs. Let me shoot people and look at eye candy.