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Edwin

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Why are there not more WWI games? I mean there are hardly any. We are all tired of WWII FPS games, but wouldn't a WWI FPS be a nice breath of fresh air. WWI games could also include biplane and tank sections. What do you think?

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Adam

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I'd rather see a strategy game based on WWI. Honestly, I'm a bit uncomfortable with the idea of an FPS set in any historical war, so I'm biased here. But yes, I agree that WWII is overdone in video games in comparison.

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VGM

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I think that sounds great,I would want to see a WWl game,but Modern Warfare is so popular that I bet other developers will end up copying off them instead of coming up with something new & different.

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Edwin

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Thanks for the support, VGP. I don't know if enough people would like this idea though.

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VGM

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If you think about it the Call Of Duty games were actually very educational they told you what happend during that time where it took place,and if they made a WWl game they would probably do the same thing,which is very good.

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There are a few problems with WWI as a setting. The first is that trench warfare made up a sizable amount of the fighting in the war, combined with charges and retreats across dead mans land. That probably wouldn't translate too well into a video game nor would it allow much variety. Second, as a gun nut (just kidding, but I do quite a but of target shooting) I've fired plenty of replica guns from WWI. Needless to say, they're slow and awkward, which makes another problem translating it to a video game. But they made a Civil War FPS, so who knows.

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VGM

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The Fox makes a valid point,i've read about WWl and their weapons were slow but as you say at the end of your comment they did make a Civil War FPS so who's to say.But I still want to see someone to try and make a real good WWl game.

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CowLaunch

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Rightly or wrongly WW2 is seen as a just war. WW1 on the other hand is generally seen as a war of imperialism.
It's possible that might have something to do with it.

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The_Fox

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CowLaunch wrote:

Rightly or wrongly WW2 is seen as a just war. WW1 on the other hand is generally seen as a war of imperialism.
It's possible that might have something to do with it.

Well, that's a good point about WWII. Although, they have made games based on Vietnam (which I think all can agree was a giant mess whether or not you think it should have happened on the first place).

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Cthuloops

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I do believe that they have made a flight-sim WWI game, but that's it.

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There are a few problems with WWI as a setting. The first is that trench warfare made up a sizable amount of the fighting in the war, combined with charges and retreats across dead mans land. That probably wouldn't translate too well into a video game nor would it allow much variety. Second, as a gun nut (just kidding, but I do quite a but of target shooting) I've fired plenty of replica guns from WWI. Needless to say, they're slow and awkward, which makes another problem translating it to a video game. But they made a Civil War FPS, so who knows.

I know what you mean. WWI would translate to a very boring game in the wrong hands. Hell, even in the right hands it could end up being without the spice of life. I'd say make a game with the idea of WWI and the kind of weaponry style in some other genre besides an FPS. Valkyria Chronicles comes to mind here with their adaptation on WWII.

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Edwin

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WWI was not just about single-shot rifles and trench warfare. There were plenty of more exciting weapons and battles. See these links for the details:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_infantry_weapons_of_Worl...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWI_battles

I'd love to play the Battle of Amiens with an M1918 BAR.

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The_Fox

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Edwin wrote:

WWI was not just about single-shot rifles and trench warfare. There were plenty of more exciting weapons and battles. See these links for the details:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_infantry_weapons_of_Worl...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWI_battles

I'd love to play the Battle of Amiens with an M1918 BAR.

By single shot, I assume you mean bolt action rifles (manually opening the breech to feed a new round and eject the casing of the old). And by looking at the list you can tell that many of the rifles were indeed bolt action. Machine guns were used during the war, of course, but had not entered production on a grand scale yet, meaning unless you were willing to stretch history a bit (nothing wrong with that for a game) you wouldn't really get to use them much.
As for the battles, trench warfare did make up a solid slice of the war. There are plenty of battles that occured outside of the trenches, but I don't know if you could really find enough. I guess trench warfare would still work to break up the action, though, with the threat of being gassed adding another challenge.
I'm not saying it isn't a good idea, just that it would be a challenge to pull off well.

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SeniorDingDong

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Try atleast this nice flash game.
http://armorgames.com/play/2267/warfare-1917

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