I hope they're right (Gaming)

by cheapLEY @, Friday, February 12, 2021, 05:52 (13 days ago) @ kidtsunami
edited by cheapLEY, Friday, February 12, 2021, 06:44

It seems that marketing may be at fault here. We'll know more next month.

To be fair, a lot of the hot takes right now can be summed up with:
"wow, this could go terribly wrong, I'm worried"

I mean, it is based on what is actually being shown and said about the game (the trailer and the press release about the game). I know developers often have no control over those things, and it would be no surprise to me that the game would be marketed like it’s a new Call of Duty even if it’s nothing like that. I am reserving judgment until we actually see more, but what we’ve seen so far is thoroughly uninteresting and deeply disappointing. I have zero interest in engaging with anything trying to justify the Iraq war, or explain away war crimes as “you just weren’t there,” and that looks like what this game is doing based on what we’ve actually seen so far.

EDIT: If it turns out this is just poor marketing, that also deserves plenty of criticism. If this is seen as the “safe” way to market a game about the Iraq War, that deserves to be lambasted.

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