If you’ve spent any time around our site, you’ll know we take a serious look at military games. The more serious the team of developers andartists are about talking details, the more we’re going to test them and keep them to that standard. So far, our Swedish friends from DICE havebeen doing a great job.
The other day we were presented with an image of the 4 primary classes for this upcoming title and after the initial look at all the little details, we decided this one needed us to call an inspection and review the troops. What we found, well, let’s just say we feel like this a bit of a soup sandwich.
To be honest, most of us look at this image and worry when this poor bastard is going to get jumped by some Gunnery Sergeant for the Mr. T starter kit of ammunition. Metal draped over your neck isn’t comfortable or practical, put it in a damn box there, devil dog. The other thing we note is that the ‘oorah deadlift of the M249 SAW is cool but based on his arms, someone needs to get comfortable with a case of MREs and bulk up.
We’re to believe that these are Marine MARSOC troops and if there is one thing that the Marines do well, that’s maintain a good ‘squaredaway’ appearance. That beard might be fine when he’s auditioning for the next Medal of Honor cover shot, but the face fur’s gotta go.
We’re looking for the Commo gear for the headset, maybe in the bag up on the chest. Every one of these guys should have a sidearm.
Ok, this outfit is a bag of hammers, box of rocks and is flat out f’d up like a football bat. Our shooter clearly woke up naked in a Hollywood warehouse and grabbed as much crap off the rack to avoid being recognized on the walk of shame home. That IR strobe doesn’t stand a chance in that right shoulder pocket area after a couple hits from that Barrett recoil. Lots of 5.56 ammo and magazine but no secondary weapon. I guess he ditched it when he realized that DICE wasn’t issuing slings.
That green Schemagh (head scarf) would likely be your more standard tan/white. It wouldn’t get worn like he’s trying out for American Ninja competition. Seriously though, you wouldn’t want to look ‘too much’ like the enemy, so wearing it like that might get you some blue on blue fire situations.
We’re not used to seeing Marines with MICH helmets, so sporting all that on the head looks like he’s signed up for sensory deprivation training. We’ve also deduced that there is good evidence here that he lost to the armorer during poker night.
Well Marines, you officially look like you stood in front of a surplus store when it was blown up! This is a sorry excuse for the Corps and more than a little disappointing for the team here at Off Duty Gamers. We can just hope that maybe this image is something they were playing with and once they peel off the gun show layer, we’ll see some serious Marines standing tall, ready to take care of business and still represent the professionals of the USMC.
PS. It’s worth noting that we think we’ve found the model used for the Assault and Engineer facial images.