Since when do you need complete historical accuracy to have fun. The swastikas were kept in the single-player campaign due to the historical story that Sledgehammer wanted to tell, but for the multiplayer mode, they decided to remove them. Same here, and one of the reasons that zombies mode is very popular for many people is because each game of zombies is not just a map: It's a experience with a objective. This just feels like a pointless thing to care about. Good Lord, I don't even know how to put into words how silly that is. Meanwhile, multiplayer is hardly an exercise in realism to begin with.
They've replaced massive parts of it regularly, and several times over by now. How can it not be a bit jarring and unsettling? The journey begins on November 3. I mean, how much do we really identify with our toons in CoD to begin with? They've been doing that since the first CoD. Our investigation into this controversial subject was spurred on by an alleged chat log posted on. We want it to be you and we're willing to have you be you, no matter what side of the conflict you're on. However the Swastika specifically has been the topic of much debate for almost a century as it was originally a religious symbol for religion X I don't care enough to look it up for centuries before it was adopted by Hitler as the banner for Nazi Germany. Ask yourself this: How would you like your American flag without the stars? The society we live in is pathetic.
That happened in the conflict and we know that. Again more false outrage over a non-issue. I'm currently at 159 subscribers and want to hit 160 soon! The replacement of the swastika with the black cross left some wondering if history was being rewritten. Call of Duty: World War 2. I agree that censoring something like this is not such a great idea, but I can't help but feel you are making mountains out of molehills.
Thus everything related to the Second World War is suppressed, just like in Japan. Now they've done this before with Call of Duty: World at War where Germany got a separate Swastika free build, and again in Call of Duty: Black Ops with the Germany version of Kino Der Toten, Nacht der Untoten, Verruct, and Der Riese all got separate Swastika free versions in Germany. So please, treyarch, now that the game is out and you don't have to worry about stupid censorship laws, please put the swastikas back in the places where they belong in the version of the game that allow it to be. This time around, the controversy stems from a couple of design decisions which, at least on their face, seem utterly perplexing. In Germany and some other European countries it is illegal to display nazi symbols, not sure where else. It also goes back to its roots of Nazi zombies, but with a Sledgehammer stamp and adrenaline-filled, gritty original story.
We want to be respectful of local customs and laws around the world. In all honesty, this is either just because this is an international thing, or more likely, a labor saving issue. But as studio co-founder Michael Condrey told , they'll also have the option of fighting as a black or white soldier, male or female, without restriction. Like the Battle Royale they've been hyping up. The swastika and that part of German history is pretty much never going to be forgotten about, and genocide has been occurring long before then and will continue to occur well after.
They'd probably end up with something that looks pretty much the same but would have to recreate a bunch of tools and base-level functionality that's at this point held up and been bug fixed for years. Allowing players to take themselves into battle, whether assigned to the Allied or Axis factions, was a strategic decision which we believe strikes the right balance of fun and inclusiveness. This video breaks down the issue, and offers some perspective from SledgeHammer Games on why they made this decision. The rest of your post shows pretty much that you don't have any clue what you are talking about. After developer Sledgehammer revealed , plenty of questions started popping up about a few aspects that have little to do with gameplay.
They are simply following German law in order to release the game in Germany. Do you think our history books are censored somehow? Do you think that the multiplayer mode should also remain as historically accurate as possible or do you like Sledgehammer Game's move to scrub the mode of Nazi Iconography? I don't agree with what the nazis did, but I sure as hell don't agree with pointless censorship either. Since the swastika was the symbol of Nazi Germany, it of course is going to be censored by modern politically correct Germany. You cannot delete your giveaway once you post it. Maybe in a century it will be something different. Needless to say, this has caused more than small amount of drama amongst CoD fans.
And we want that to be rewarding and meaningful. Also to add, the swastika was originally a Southeast Asian religious symbol used in Hinduism and Buddhism as well as a Native American tribal symbol though reversed. In typical gamer fashion, you guys are freaking out over nothing. You should be more offended at the typo. Just because a developer decides to take a different direction in how they want their final product to turn out doesn't mean they're trying to pander or push an agenda. Celebrities are the exception, as long as you respect rule 1. Political correctness and historical revisions are also talked about.
Swastika may be a offensive symbols to some, but not everybody has a fit over it. The offers a special license for German customers. Potentially high costs or valuable release time missed on by such a case are excuses; the German versions are enormously expensive to develop, and the time loss can be compensated for. How would you like a game that prominently featured american flags, but never featured the stars? You got stuck in some game and you need to find help how to pass a level? Well, how about no blood, too? I'm not sure I approve of the attempt to remove context, but also it's not like the game is wholly doing that It's not without precedence either. Overall, if im being honest, even though i 100% fully understand why they did things the way did with call of duty ww2 zombies and multiplayer, i think he has week reasons and arguments.