Does "Dogs of War" seem an appropriate title for a Medal of Honor game? I have no problem with the phrase in general but to me it carries a slight derogatory connotation towards soldiers. It is not outright negative but still... I guess I see it as a sort of tough friendly put down like 'you dirty dog'. Anyhow I think given the goal of the series as being respectful of the heroic effort of individuals during the war, the title just crosses over a bit into casual disregard. The title is cool sounding and edgy, but were Medal of Honor recipients dogs of war? Were they common (as title evokes) or uncommon? The whole point of the Medal of Honor is to recognize, not common heroics (the bar for which has been steadily lowered over the years), but uncommon and outstanding heroics, the sort of which everyone recognizes as being beyond what we might expect of anyone, not just the average person, in those circumstances. To me a Medal of Honor recipient is someone who overcame more than the ordinary fears and dangers of combat.
Anyway, I just feel that this particular series shouldn't bear a Dogs of War title, unless the new focus is no longer the Medal of Honor type of soldier, in which case why is it part of the series? Anyone else feel the same mixed message it sends?
PS> Another way to look at it is, dogs of war evokes 'the war is wholly dirty business' angle, whereas, the series takes a more 'war is terrible but can have honorable goals and be fought with honor' angle. i.e. there can be some redeeming aspects. The only sort of positive reference Caesar might have been making (and I am not entirely sure he was) was to the glories of combat which is not really the same thing, nor I think, what the Medal of Honor is about. Not only that, the glories of combat is no longer the way we generally view modern warfare.
This comment was edited on Oct 20, 21:05.