War. War never changes. However, perspectives and nationality can certainly color it. Russian distributor 1C-SoftClub has stopped selling Company of Heroes 2 due to the portrayal of soviets in the game.
One of the main complaints in the game are the cut scenes showing Soviet commanders ordering to kill their own soldiers when the retreat – based on Stalin’s Order 227. However, the Russians are generally not portrayed in a positive light.
A change.org petition calling for valve to pull the game from the Commonwealth of Independent States has gained over 17,000 signatures.
How do you feel about the game’s portrayal?