Activision Wanted Infinity WWII Shooters from Infinity Ward

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Muerte

My all time favorite is still BF1942. 

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AttilaTheHunk

"Leave World War 2 to me." - Treyarch

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Vegan

I've still never played a WWII game.

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ghen

Activision is so afraid of flopping because they just don't know what people want. That's why it seems like their games lack a soul compared to others in the same genre. Good for Infiniti Ward to try and escape their overlord nature and make games with love and passion.

 

~I like eggs~

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blackzarg

Totally agree, AntiHero!

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AntiHero

See, that is the main thing. World War 2 games are out of style, and overdone. There's 12 medal of honor games in that series, there's 6 Call of Duty's, there's 2 Blazing Angels, 2 Company of Heroes and there's 5 Brothers in Arms. In total that's 27 games within the last 10 years that I can think of right off the top of my head. Are we seeing a pattern? Yes, all of them have different aspects, the RTS deserved a couple WW2 games, so did flight games, but shooters have the majority at 23 WW2 based games in my list alone. Modern Warfare was a very, very nice change, and it was well accepted, and not so harsly critiqued, but World at War was almost ostracised in total because of the lack of freshness with the game, and how it was merely a ripoff of Modern Warfare, clashed with janky WW2 skins. I returned my collectors copy and bought 2 good games for that price, that's how shotty i felt it was.

I don't like Microsoft, I associate with it.

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Xylogeist

2 of the 6 call of duty's were modern warfare.

 

Modern warfare is actually about as used as WWII. Battlefield 2, Conflict 1,2,3, Counterstrike and CS:S, Battlefield: Bad Company, Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 and 2, etc etc etc.

 Modern warfare brought some new stuff to the table of course, I'm just sayin - they weren't the first to pull the Modern Warfare charade.

 Also, why mention "I don't like microsoft, I associate with it" in this conversation? More importantly, who WOULDNT like MS?

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AntiHero

That's my signature for the microsoft thing. Also, 6 call of duty's 2 being Modern Warfare...Incorrect. I also dont count United Offense as its own COD. There are a lot of COD games, including the console ones like Finest Hour, Roads to Victory and Big Red One, and those three were WW2 shooters. Counter strike isn't modern warfare, it's just popular guns tossed into a terrorist and counter terrorist strategy, like bank robberies and stuff, SWAT team work really. Battlefield 2, and Bad Company are the only Modern WARfare ones. Conflict 1,2,3 and Rainbow Six (more than just vegas of course, there's 1, 2, 3, raven sheild, critical hour, lockdown, vegas, vegas 2, black arrow, athena sword, and probably a couple more here and there) were all just CTU based games (Counter Terrorist Unit) and were very team centralized, which is the defining factor. There were no war's in them, just a couple of situations that had you and a squad going to do a couple things. I have only seen one Vietnam game to my memory, which was Global Conflict: Vietnam. I think if Activision wants to go back into past war's, Vietnam would be a good start...hell do the cold war, that would be a neat idea. Also, Ghost Recon did take the modern warfare idea somewhat, however it still falls in the rainbow six category, since you're not fighting wars, but doing the missions to prevent wars.

I don't like Microsoft, I associate with it.

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hiimchris3

Don't forget Operation Flashpoint! I just got Dragon Rising and it's a great fps. It's definitely got a military simulation feel like ArmA 2.

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comptech08

agreed.  I couldnt play World at War.  I tried but just couldn't get into it because it was like every other WWII game.  I love the modern warfare aspect.  And i wish the other studio who develops Call of Duty every other year would understand that the people want modern, enough with WWII.

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