The funniest thing to me about the blowback Bethesda is getting over the Wolfenstein 2 ad campaign is like… I was super into shooters like ten, fifteen years ago, when every other game was set in World War II, to the point it had become a massive cliche. And the reason it had become a cliche, and why everybody started to turn on WWII shooters as a genre, is that it was considered incredibly safe. Everybody knew you made a WWII game where you kill Nazis because they’re probably the last enemy America had that everybody could agree was full stop one hundred percent evil and deserving of death. Even with the wars in the Middle East heating up, even after 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq were considered WAY too controversial to touch for a few years, and Nazis were a perfect way to make war games that NOBODY would have a problem with.
Like, gamers have always been bad, no doubt, but if this game had come out in the last console generation, maybe 2007, the only complaint anyone would’ve had was that Nazis had been done to death.