I gotta say, nothing illustrates ‘the death of truth’ more than using Yuri Bezmenov’s famous speech about the KGB’s manipulation tactics in advertising for a shooty game.
I keep drifting back to the documentary HyperNormalisation more and more. So, the death of truth is already passed… How about the death of irony?
Anyway… I’m really curious to see if this game changes up the formula in any meaningful way. In my mind, I’m hoping they look back to the espionage heavy levels of WW2’s campaign, seeing as how the cold war was more about data than land taken. I doubt it, knowing Black Ops’ history, but I’m hoping that with the CoD fans main focus being on the very popular Modern Warfare reboot, that they can really take the time to explore their franchise in a meaningful way.
I’m a huge cold war fiction fan. (Failsafe is a much better film than Strangelove. Come at me.) And I will ALWAYS defend Black Ops 1 for going HOG WILD with Manchurian Candidate Cold War fluff.
I mean come on, this shit is pure goofy fun:
But this one seems to be leaning into the long term effects of the cold war in a way that was brushed aside as set dressing in the first black ops. Telling stories about the Cold War is always going to be rooted in xenophobia, racism, redistricting, global conflict, total annihilation, total war, crime, revolution, etc. Pretty much EVERYTHING that informs our modern politics today. I just wonder, with morons on youtube saying CALL OF DUTY IS REDPILLING THE KIDS if they’re stepping into really problematic territory here.
What’s ya’ll’s thoughts on this?