I saw some guys who rigged their controllers with electricity so that every time their guy got shot in the first person game they would get a shock to feel the pain.
I don't want to say a game such as this lessens what it must have been like to get shot by a bullet. I think anyone who has seen the news from modern wars knows what the type of gore and gruesome mutilations can look like. There were pit fires and I expect some people even got burnt alive as their plane went down, stuck and unable to get out.
I know the new doom game is probably the goriest game I've ever seen, but then that was the whole point of a game like that. We're playing games. We're not fighting real wars and, while we need to respect that wars are not a fun thing, many of the pilots ultimately enjoyed flying, just like many people like being in the army because of the life skills you make, the friends you make and the practice shooting. It's only when they have to go and actually shoot real people where it's suddenly not so fun any more and see your friends get killed.
We play the fun part of the war. We learn how they would have flown their planes and how they might have executed their attacks. We can live a small portion of what they had no choice on. Hitler had to be stopped. There was no other option for anyone in the world.
If, then there was added 'gore', I think a team could only do it justice by doing it as it should have been. Gruesome, disturbing and horrifying.
Kids, which this game is partially aimed at should be kept pure of such things as long as they can. For when you see real dead humans, know of dead friends who were once such full of life and dreams the reality is disturbing and haunting.
To glamorize war is to miss the point of war. To respect the deeds of the brave men and women who served and died so that we could live in peace free of oppression and tyranny is the best we can hope when we load this game and we shoot each other down with laughter and smiles.
Kids all think that war is a funny game. It is not till you loose someone that you realize the true value of life and the glorious feeling that is peace.