The WWII genre has now awoken after a long slumber. From what I witnessed in the trailer, we are getting the same old Good v.s. Evil, Nazi zombie killstreak, with more polished graphics and pricier voice overs.
Since 2008, I’ve been left with an iexcapeable feeling of disappointment with Gearbox after “Hell’s Highway”. Flat out ignoring our requests to reinstate the tactical, AI-squad based system in MP, and implementing a half-fast, farmed out system was almost insulting. The BIA: EIB MP system was so incredibly accurate on a tactical combat level, it felt like a war simulation rather than a run and gun video game.
After the “Furious Four” trailer, I must admit, I lost all hope in the resurrection of BIA. A franchise dedicated to historical accuracy, putting out something like that, I thought it was all over.
Fast forward another million years to present day, and we have a glimpse of hope. Maybe this COD cover art will really get Randy fuming to make a move back to his roots.
Please send your staff to the ARDENNES, ASAP. WWII was not black and white, but shades of grey. BIA was born as a non-bias, gritty, tactical, historically accurate, squad based, WWII simulator with a storyline… bring it back.