In May 23, 2018, the official Battlefield YouTube Channel upload a video called “Battlefield 5 Official Trailer’. The video is currently sitting in 10+ million views. But the Like:Dislike ratio is like 50:50.
As you may expected, the internet is being split into 2 again. And this isn’t something new. The comments on the video is criticizing the game. As you may see from the trailer the game is going to be about World War 2, which is the bloodiest battle in history.
I’ll be honest, if I hear the word “World War 2”, I always think about the D-Day landings, “Japanese Infantry!!”, Stalingrad, Swatikas and so fourth. But the trailer however seems to a bit off. It’s to catastrophic to be honest and it doesn’t feel like what a Battlefield game is. I mean, Battlefield game is very chaotic, with advance level evolution unlike other game, which what makes the game very unique. But everything that is happening in the trailer feels like something from a Call Of Duty (Which isn’t a bad thing, I’m not a fan boy BTW). But there is also something that seems a little too ‘unique’ for me. And that is the woman in the trailer. I acknowledge that in during WW2, women do serve. And she’s probably Australian (Since they played a major role for the Aussies). But what I wanna know, is why she had a Prosthetic arm. I’m pretty sure the combatants must be in healthy shape, like you can’t even serve if you wear glasses.
But I’ll go in-depth to what I think after I gather all the facts, information and the people reaction.
THE GAME ITSELF:
The game will set in World War 2, I think that’s obvious by now if you’ve been following the development itself. The game will be ‘fast’, the gameplay will shift from your 1 man army to squad like plays. The game will also have buildings mechanic. Well, moe like fortification. To put it more simply, do you know those tycoons game on Roblox, yeah something like that. From the official reveal trailer video that I mention earlier, the description says something along the lines of a ‘never before-seen potrayal of WW2’. Now, I don’t know what they meant by this. It could mean that they’re going to focus on story that were never mention in WW2, or they’re going to portray WW2 in a very extreme manner. Like that redhead, prosthetic woman we saw earlier in the trailer. While the gameplay has never been shown (at least after I finished this blog), I’m looking forward to see what Dice had to offer.
INTERNET OUTRAGE, AND TWO OPPOSING FORCES:
Now, this is a part where things gonna get very very controversial, if you don’t like political bullshit, I recommend you to skip this one. But let’s be real, that’s why you’re here in the first place.
Now, there are two sides for this controversy: the people who defended the game, and those who criticize the game. But to be more exact, 2 sides missing the point. But I’ll tell you that later.
First we start with historical nuts. Obviously, this are nitpicking ones that always point out even a small inconsistency. However, that’s pretty much what happen with every single thing that is related to history in general. So historical nuts is not new.
Secondly, we have the defenders and I’m going to put it in 2 different category:
Honestly, this are definitely the worst kinds of people. And they obviously going to have a pretty biased opinion(I’m a bit hypocritical just by saying that, but being a hypocrite doesn’t validate my point.) Essentially, most of them seems to assume that historical nuts is being TRIGGERED just because there’s a women in the trailer and calling them sexist and misogynistic. But obviously, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. They do not hate the fact that there’s a woman, it just they are criticising the portrayal and representation. You see, the women in the trailer is obviously British, and during WW2 they do not serve on frontline. But they work as factory workers, which just as important. On top of that as well, she’s disable which is why people are criticising it. If, instead the woman in the trailer is replaced with let’s say a Norwegian, French or Russian, than I don’t thing people will bitch about it.
And then the most predictable one. And just like the White Knights, they completely miss the point. I belief there’s someone tweeted about how her grandmother have a shrapnel in her thigh, which doesn’t mean anything. It’s also very vague, she never really explain why her grandmother have those shrapnel in here thigh(Although I could be wrong). And there’s an article written by TheVerge which is completely missing the point (Which I can’t give a link so you to search it using browser something along the lines of ‘Battlefield V fans that failed history’). Now, let’s review the third-party argument.
PEOPLE WHO ASCEND ABOVE INFINITY IQ:
And now we have people that their argument that cannot be dispute. Like, fucken Albert Einstein literally dies trying to argue with it. But what is it that the argument is so great that it’s the real reason why Steven Hawking die, well it’s very simple and only require 4 words:
“IT’S JUST A GAME”
Honestly, if this is you argument to dispute one’s argument. Then please shot yourself with a .50 as your nothing but just a cell. Seriously, this is what I hear when historical nuts trying criticise the game. Let me say this, you saying this doesn’t add anything to the conversation. If anything, your opinion get disregarded.
Battlefield can be define as semi-realistic. While a bit realistic, it’s still arcady. The devs has stated that they will always “Fun over authenticity” while saying they will always be “The right side of history”. Overall, just play post scriptum if you like realism. And don’t bother to buy if you know you’re gonna hated it. Good day ladies and gentleman.