Battlefield V got a negative reaction when it featured a female warrior on a cover instead of a male man, telling stories about World War II diversity.
But I have to say, it has a nice start for its single-player campaign, a collection of vignettes called War Stories. It has beautiful orchestral music that sounds human and respectful, not militaristic or gung-ho. It's not pretty, but it's moving.
It begins with Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, who in 1939 announced with great gravity in his voice: "The country is now at war with Germany." Norway, where the British paratroopers land to stop the German invasion. They are thrown into the action and have to face the Germans in the frozen north.
They fight a bit, then the action changes to another scene and then another and another. It gives you a sense of the great breadth of the war with all its fighting theaters and for the sadness and sacrifice on both a global and a human level. The war was so diverse and there were so many ways to die.
It speaks of war, "the most improper creation of man", without a solemn tone, and how humanity forgot the horrors of the First World War when it broke into another conflict. It reminds you that Battlefield is at its best when it reminds you of the superhuman efforts of those who have sacrificed everything to save the world from evil. It feels like the right sensibility to tell stories about a war that seems so far away today.
I played the prologue and posted it so you can see it. I'm looking forward to playing the rest.