Well Baldur's Gate II. I actually think just combat wise, Icewind Dale II was definitely my favorite representation of D and D.
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@artisanbreads: You said "Star Wars: Battlefield", right? That's what I heard and I'm sticking with it...
That's exactly what it will be though. Which means zero chance of 2143 but maybe a lot of the ideas come over.
I played through Infinite never seeing a rainbow or unicorn, or shooting one at anyone.
It was really good.
Battlefield 1947. You play a soldier who's been home for a couple of years now, studying at law school and raising a family. You can customize the family dog.
I'm going to dog prestige.
Switching Call of Duty to World War II would get me to play it for sure at this point, and I haven't played the last few. It'd be refreshing.
And 1942 was one of my very favorite games. Seeing World War II on something like Frostbite 3? With all the destruction? It would be very cool. I'm imagining getting to blow a bridge Saving Private Ryan style if you lose it.
I also really like WWII shooters because the guns are fewer but all feel very distinct and are fun to use in their own way in different games. They also have more clear trade offs I think, so in well balanced games there has been a really nice mix to the combat (I think CoD 1 and 2 were really great and I could have fun and do well using all the different gun types). I think 1942 also did this well too, but the shooting wasn't as good. I still had a lot of fun being a medic with a SMG. But I think since then DICE has made way better gunplay, so they could really nail a WW II setting. They did very well in 1943, even if it was more limited.
We get enough sci-fi shooters that don't really feel all that different (we often see the Aliens influenced Space Marine image). Sometimes it looks sleeker than others. And we get our modern shooters. I think at this point we could really user a WW II FPS. The "Modern" setting with drones, airstrikes, the same modern guns in all the game, red dot sights, etc is everywhere. It would be a nice change of pace.
As for the campaign, I do think they could go serious with it but that would mean probably more Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan. I like that enough that I can get over if its not done all that well (always enjoyed Brothers in Arms, not that the story was bad). And a nice thing is they have a guideline (history) and some parameters. They can choose to represent battles. T
o me one of the worst parts of a lot of these modern shooter campaigns is the dumb conflicts they have and the different terrorist groups trying to use some WMD. THEN THESE ROUGE COMMANDOS. It's boring. Besides Spec Ops: The Line none of the stories have been interesting.
With a few of the modern CoD games (I'd say 4 for sure) they got the feel of interesting fake battles, but I think there was more of an impact in WWII to creating real conflicts. At this point I've seen so many "war on American soil" stories that they become cliche quickly.
Hopefully it's not the only episode since it's fairly short. He probably had to sit through hair and make up so I assume there'll be more.
They always seem to do these as like three parts so I think that's a safe bet.