This quote speaks to what I care most about
"All the technical snafus make a mockery of the game's humourless reverence for the real-life fighting men it seeks to honour. Based on what you see in this game, Tier One soldiers are not elite warriors but barely competent morons who will throw a grenade into a corner for no reason and then run to stand next to it. Viewed against this laughable backdrop, the game's queasy paean to American superiority in the face of irrational foreign savagery is horribly misplaced. If it were any more competent, the tub-thumping jingoism might be offensive rather than simply tragic."
Players or non-players, how are you feeling about this? Games can probably do war right. This one trying to get at Preacher's home life is nice. But it apparently does a shit job and, in doing so, disrespects and belittles and dehumanizes the very people it is trying to praise.
I guess that's just what happens when you simplify warfare into pot shots from cover, people into black and white, and stories into 9/11 freedom ain't free parables. Boo.