Watching History Fade Away in 'Call of Duty: WW2'
November 29, 2017 9:02 AM Subscribe
"Now, with Call of Duty: WW2, even the humanity and the hope are draining out of the story. It is World War 2 as viewed from an era of endless war, compounding geopolitical crises, and a political system that cannot even articulate objections to much less act against fascism and racial supremacy. It’s only fitting that the all-American platoon of Call of Duty: World War II seems almost to be fighting a forever war, acting more like members of the modern professionalized military that replaced the citizen-soldier ideal with a warrior ethos. Waypoint's Rob Zacny argues that the latest game in the long-running 'Call of Duty' videogame series" isn't just a hackneyed war story, it's the endpoint of a 70 year process of stripping the Second World War of meaning and context.