When I was a kid (and I’m talking 4-5 years old here) my father let me play a game called Wolfenstein 3D. You might’ve heard of it. I have no idea how he pulled this off, but my mother didn’t really seem to mind at all. This launched a bit of a weird obsession with World War 2.
I’ve always found WW2 interesting. Admittedly, I’m not alone. Literally a billion games have been made around this subject, the first Medal of Honors, Battlefields, and Call of Dutys included. I found the eastern front particularly interesting since the western front gets way more coverage here in Canadian schools (obviously). However, when my grade 12 history class touched on the fact that, hey, the USSR was involved too (a fact I only vaguely knew from the first Call of Duty games), and went into a bit of detail, I found the subject interesting. Seeing Red Orchestra pop up on Steam, I always intended to try it out. And so finally, thanks to a Steam sale, I did.