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POLL: Did Watching Pacific Interest You in Playing WWII USMC?


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Gallowglass Inactive Member writes:

One more thing was BoB started each episode with a narrative from one of the veterans. I don't remmber the Pacific doing that.

Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie both died in 2001, and John Basilone was killed at Iwo Jima. In fact, many of the men they served with were dead by the time the series was made. Hardly the director's fault, in all fairness.

I thought that "The Pacific" was a very good series overall. It certainly wasn't "Band of Brothers", but then the PTO wasn't exactly northwest Europe either. It was a different style of war, fought against a different enemy. I'm glad it was made.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
got me back into it
8
2%
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no
165
38%
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yes
59
13%
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I haven't seen the series
172
39%
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I was already playing WWII USMC
35
8%
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6milPhil Inactive Member wonders...

Many of you might remember how Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan had a massive influence on folk choosing to play that theater.

I've been watching Pacific as it's just been released on DVD here in the U.K., and I'm wondering if it might have had a similar effect.

Although I haven't seen all the episodes yet, I can't help but think there's too many sub-plots, mainly too much bonking, but also long-winded distractions from the actual campaign, for it to have as great an effect.