The Call of Duty: WWII campaign tries to present the human side of the war again.
According to the creators of Call of Duty: WWII, the campaign is “about everyday people who have done non-everyday things.” And unexpected characters will emerge among them, but there will be no shortage of interesting new systems.
Perhaps for the first time in years, the announcement of the current CoD has largely been met with no rejection, in which the first trailer for Call of Duty: WWII plays a significant role. Sledgehammer also talked a bit about the campaign after the preview and during presentations to the international press, which allows us to expect more than we saw in the video.
Although we saw the soldiers of the American infantry in the preview, not only will the story follow them at all, but we will also see a distinctly wide variety of perspectives outside of them. However, since we will control the Yankees for the majority of the campaign, let’s start with them. The protagonist will be Ronald “Red” Daniels, who serves in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division and the Normandy landing is his first major deployment. Thus, in Call of Duty: WWII (unlike the first two parts), our most seen character will not belong to a special unit.
But we will also be able to direct one of Daniels’ immediate comrades, Robert Sussman, with whom the Sledgehammer brings an extremely interesting storyline: the American soldier of Jewish descent is captured by the Germans at some point in the story, which the makers have not told us much about, but the development. The authors of Call of Duty: WWII have repeatedly emphasized that in the case of the American unit, I would like to present a relationship of interdependence with comrades, in which Sergeant William Pierson and Corporal Joseph Turner will undoubtedly play a major role.
We could already see them quarreling in the trailer, the reason being that while it is even more important for the sergeant to complete his current mission than in the lives of his men, for Turner the integrity of his comrades is first. According to Josh Duhamel, who plays Pierson, his character is “a dick” anyway, so there are probably some interesting moments waiting for us in their story. By the way, we will follow the history of the squad from Normandy to Aachen, but in the meantime we can also experience such significant moments as the battle in the Hürgen forest.
But not only will we be able to control them: the protagonists include a German family, an African-American soldier, a French resistance woman (who, along with Sussman’s character, is probably based on a real historical figure), or even a British officer. With regard to the Axis Powers, the authors also pointed out that in Call of Duty: WWII they wanted to show that the Allies’ opponents were not just Germans, and that there was plenty of humanity on this side as well. However, we will not control a soldier fighting on the side of the Axis Powers.
Looking at the artistic direction of the game, Sledgehammer highlighted that they want to achieve a “dark but beautiful” effect. Particularly dramatic lighting effects will also play a big role in this. We learned quite a bit about the gameplay, but various reports have shown that camaraderie, one of the central themes of Call of Duty: WWII, also appears in practice. Contrary to what is usual in the series, our life force will not be regenerated automatically, but we can ask the paramedic to make us together.
Similarly, we can retrieve ammunition from other members of our squad, similar to the help he received from Elizabeth in BioShock: Inifinte. However, we may lose part of this opportunity if too many of our teammates die, which sounds like a pretty interesting concept.
All in all, then, this year’s episode seems to be really making an extremely interesting Call of Duty, which takes a lot of innovation and a lot of commitment to conjure up a campaign as credible as possible that is full of visceral experiences and has a serious emotional impact. How much of all this will be realized will be revealed on November 3, when the game is released, but we will definitely get closer to the solution during the demonstrations held so far.
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- Developer: Sledgehammer Games
- Publisher: Activision
- Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Style: FPS
- Appearance: 11/03/2017
Call of Duty: WWII takes Activision’s popular series back to its roots, until World War II, and although we can experience a wide variety of perspectives throughout the story (such as a German family, an African-American bachelor, and a French resistance woman), the majority of the campaign is American soldiers. we can follow his fate.