Hrm. I think for 'emotional and personal', perhaps an FPS wouldn't be the best platform?
What, in general? If so, I definitely disagree.
Having a gun doesn't mean you can't have a connection with what's going on. I mean, look at titles like Half-Life 2, Dead Space 1 (TPS, I know), Bioshock 1, and plenty of others. ^^ Lots of FPS's and shooters in general that offer plenty of emotion and connection with your character, and those around it.
As for the game I referenced earlier: It might sound unlikely, but it exists and I've played it - So, unlikely? Perhaps, but there you have it. Unless you want to tell me my perception of reality is off. :)
At the end of the day - It doesn't actually matter at all whether or not you believe I have played this game or not, fact of the matter is that there are plenty of other examples of games in which you completely trample other cultures for no apparent reason, pretending to be a hero with a shotgun, mowing down people with sticks committing the atrocious
sin of defending their home. So there's no real reason to not make a game about the Wehrmacht, which was the actual
point of the argument. There are plenty of other
examples to look at it other than native Americans. Sure, the game might not be put on the shelf in Germany, but that's honestly not much of an excuse to not make it. A lot of people who won't get the game locally, sure, but does anyone honestly believe that anyone in Germany who wanted to play Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army didn't find away around this to get their hands on the game?
Germany might try and censor their history for whatever reason, but that doesn't change the fact that WW2 happened for the other side as well, and there's plenty of untapped material to make games about. Hell, if you wanted to make the game less controversial, do a massive cop-out at the end and have the main character die or defect. There, problem solved!
But as I said in an above post, there are no 3xA releasing companies out there willing to take such a risk when you can still sell 'Call of Duty: Stuff Happens!' and eleven packs of DLC, not to mention 'Battlefield: 7 - The Americans VS. Random people they don't get along with!' at an inflated price because of hey! Premium you guys! 60 euro for the game, and then 60 euros for the actual
There's no reason to innovate, so no one is going to. We are all happily drinking up what we're served - Why have a glass of juice when we can get a bottle