WW2 FPS - Idea For More Immersiveness

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Flapshot, May 10, 2007.

  1. Flapshot

    Flapshot Junior Member

    I have gone right off the generic run n shoot games these days, perhaps that's since I hit 30 and got fed up with those 'bleeding kids!'.

    I love to play BiA - Earned in blood, because it is a thinking mans FPS. One thing that grates on me is that you never feel the bond with the NPC's as if they die they get regenerated next level.

    So, a game such as BiA, but with stratagy element like WW2 online AND soldiers in your company who develop with you. Soldiers who you care if they die and feel genuine sadness. Much like cannon fodder (laugh if you like) had new names of soldiers, and they ranked up etc etc.

    I do so hope that something like this comes along - I feel high and dry as regards WW2 FPS games..

    Thoughts or comments anyone?
     
  2. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    what do you mean you feel now affinity with the men. You get history of them, you get to talk to them, their real people. They get wounded and they sqabble, even get to see the real reports and letters written by their families when they get killed.

    When Allen and Garnett buy it, i was touched. you cold hearthless.....


    In stratagy games your further away from the action and the men...
     
  3. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I think a game which was both strategic and run & shoot would be ideal. Sometimes on Brothers in Arms I get a bit restless when slowly manouvering around the level, cautiously aiming and sending my men on the left flank. Other times on call of duty or MoH I get sick of running around, guns blazing ETC. A combination of the two in one game would be Ideal.
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    How about a deadly virus that destroys the entire hard drive if you 'die'.
    That'd make me take it more seriously. ;)
     
  5. Flapshot

    Flapshot Junior Member

    Haha - I opened a can of worms here. I guess what I was trying to say is that to really feel part of a nasty ruthless war - you want to have feelings for your NPC's. I know that Allen and Garnett get it, but what about the others who regen if you get them killed. I want that utter deflation of loosing good men, and the feeling of wanting to get your men out of any bad situations (such as pinned down by MG fire) etc etc.

    I am not heartless......am I? :P
     
  6. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    In Call of Duty 'Big Red One' you learn about your squad mates and watch them grow in rank (like you) and get their own squads. Although the first one who dies it isn't that bad. When people like 'Brooklyn' die you actually feel genuine sadness as you know his history etc.
     
  7. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Haha - I opened a can of worms here. I guess what I was trying to say is that to really feel part of a nasty ruthless war - you want to have feelings for your NPC's. I know that Allen and Garnett get it, but what about the others who regen if you get them killed. I want that utter deflation of loosing good men, and the feeling of wanting to get your men out of any bad situations (such as pinned down by MG fire) etc etc.

    I am not heartless......am I? :P


    it does give you the option not to re-generate.

    The important lesson here is that the game becomes impossable without your men, you cant do it, its a team work, once the men are killed your dead.

    Kev
     
  8. Bunker

    Bunker Member

    I think if you had the ability to heal your soldiers in BiA, and also more blood curtling screams and cries from them as they get hit, that would be make it a bit more realistic. In BiA I don't like how you can't tell your guys to go to a certain position 'Stealthy'/crouched or fast like bunnies, etc.
     

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