posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 02:15 PM
For those who are not familiar with the title, BF2 is a action based modern combat game. It features weapons, vehicles, and armies that exist in the
real world. It's also one of the most popular multi-player games currently on the market.
Just recently, I bought the expansion pack "Special Forces". While flipping though the manual (yeah, I'm one of those people that DOES RTFM) I came
across something that twigged me a little.
Quote (page 6): "With Authentic Special Forces firearms, a full arsenal of technologically advanced gadgets, and night-fighting stealth tactics, the
covert armies give you even more weapons in your fight for the new world order."
This set me to thinking about some of the featured aspects of the game. It's predominately based on USMC forces battling it out with China and a
group called the "MEC" (Middle Eastern Coalition, a stereo-typical "terrorist" analog). The expansion pack has added Britain to the fight against
these "evil" forces and have added Russia and "Insurrectionists" as new "bady guys". Interestingly enough, many of the maps involve Russia
fighting a unnamed "Rebel" faction (as opposed to the "insurrectionists" that the British and US face).
Locals that the game takes place in are widely varied, portraying the home nations of every country EXCEPT for Britain and the US. All battles are
fought on "Enemy" soil.
So with all this in mind, I ask you, does this sound just a little ominous? It IS just a game, but everyone knows that desensitization is the first
step towards making something acceptable.
Oh, one final note of interest; There is a disproportionately large number of H&K weapons featured in the game. Enough to make eyebrows raise and
wonder if there was some product placement involved.