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Bs|Archaon

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#11 12 years ago

You're right, there's nothing to stop them producing a game. But I don't think it would be much of a success. A game like MoHPA can ride on the reputation built up by the series (a reputation that was built up around WW2 European warfare, incidentally).

In a way it's daft that FPS games seemed to jump from WW2 Europe to Vietnam, but really I think there's a limit to how much can be got out of the jungle settings that made up both conflicts. Plus moving from WW2 Europe to WW2 Pacific isn't a huge step; whereas suddenly moving to Vietnam was all shiny and new.

I have no doubt that in time, the Pacific front will have it's time. But for now, we'll have to wait for the market to gorge itself on Europe and Vietnam.




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#12 12 years ago
But I don't think it would be much of a success. A game like MoHPA can ride on the reputation built up by the series

If done right and done by a game maker who makes quality games like the Call of Duty series then I would think a Pacific Theater game would earn much praise. Do you realize how much WW2 Europe games suffer as far as gaining praise b/c of their repeated content? Yeah - most end up getting fairly good reviews but take that game's gameplay and reliability and give it new content and many people will probably be happy. Also, everyone pretty much hated the MoH Pacific games...I personally couldnt stand them...MoH hasnt made any good games since Allied Assault (minus the expansions)

I think there's a limit to how much can be got out of the jungle settings

I dont think that's true at all...look how much praise a game like Far Cry earned by their smart and well done use of a jungle/oceanic setting. Plus the jungles of the South Pacific islands is much more different than the jungles of Vietnam

But for now, we'll have to wait for the market to gorge itself on Europe and Vietnam.

See - here's the thing...it's time for change now! WW2 Europe games have been around for the last two decades or something...the original MoH was on the old Playstation.




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#13 12 years ago

thats what kills me. So many interesting things can be done for the Pacific while Europe is the same old BS game in and game out. -Storm Beach -Fight in shiatty french villages (Nazis love barns) -do a few 'trapped in a house' missions -push into some small german border town -end of game

Russians? no originality -Stalingrad -Stalingrad -Stalingrad -Berlin because those were the only 2 battles the Soviets fought in...the lazy bastards.

I want to see a Pacific campaign that totally dismisses doing the seemingly obligatory Pearl Harbor mission and instead have you fighting -1st Battle of the Philippines -Island battles at Tarawa, Saipan, Guadalcanal, Guam, Iwo, and Okinawa. Jesus Christ those were some of the bloodiest campaigns in the whole damn war for Godssake. replace the Russians with the Aussies and Kiwis and lets see some Darwin, Rabaul, Solomons action. Hell through the brits in too, i do recall some rather famous escapades in Burma Malaya and N. Guinea.




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#14 12 years ago

Roaming East;3570671thats what kills me. So many interesting things can be done for the Pacific while Europe is the same old BS game in and game out. -Storm Beach -Fight in shiatty french villages (Nazis love barns) -do a few 'trapped in a house' missions -push into some small german border town -end of game

Russians? no originality -Stalingrad -Stalingrad -Stalingrad -Berlin because those were the only 2 battles the Soviets fought in...the lazy bastards.

I want to see a Pacific campaign that totally dismisses doing the seemingly obligatory Pearl Harbor mission and instead have you fighting -1st Battle of the Philippines -Island battles at Tarawa, Saipan, Guadalcanal, Guam, Iwo, and Okinawa. Jesus Christ those were some of the bloodiest campaigns in the whole damn war for Godssake. replace the Russians with the Aussies and Kiwis and lets see some Darwin, Rabaul, Solomons action. Hell through the brits in too, i do recall some rather famous escapades in Burma Malaya and N. Guinea.

Fuckin' A. I am still to this day, to see any form of the Aussie's / Kiwi's / ANZAC's in a video game. Hell, in a recent American Survey I read half of the country didnt even know Australia took part in WW2. Same thing with Vietnam, "What? Australia was in Vietnam?" :uhoh:

Id love to see a pacific theatre game that went outside the box, and tried to to create conflicts that arent old and overdone.

But then again, Europe is the perfect setting for a game. Two sides, one hell of story, and the armoury to back it up.Only thinkg developers being to life these days is creativity or originality. How sad that makes me feel..




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#15 12 years ago

WW II games have been beaten into a pulp I think, it's time to move on.

And to say not making a game based on the Pacific Theatre is a dishonor to veterans, I'd say they really prefer no one makes a game off it. Most Veterans object to their war experiences being turned into entertainment for people who will probably never see the combat they experienced.




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#16 12 years ago

Yeah the Pacific theatre was neglected very much so by the game developers. I would love to see an ANZAC game, I was a one point beginning a mod on the Crysis engine for the Pacific theatre in world war 2, however seeing that there were already ampol World War II mod on the yet to be released Crysis engine, I gave up. I would love to be able to use the Owen Gun in game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_machine_carbine :p




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