Originally Posted by Varik
Really wished the had added the Russians and Japanese/Italians instead of that last expansion which was ok but i would have preferred playing with a new side rather than limiting the choice to Germans or some other Germans.
The orginal game was set in France in 1944, the Italians had surrendered by that stage. Further more the Italians had less effective weapons, equipment and tanks and less variety in them. Would of been difficult to make them a fully fleged faction with out making there actually weapons and tanks alot better than they where or giving them fictious weapons.
The Japanese where also drastically different. Firstly they would of looked out of place in COH's European setting. To recreate the type of war that was fought in the Pacific, they would have had to develop a tropical setting and implement jungle warfare. Naval warfare played a large roll in the war in the Pacific something that's not featured in the COH. Like the Italains the developers would have to take liberties with Japanese tanks and equipment if they wanted to a faction that could take on the allies.
I think for these reasons they stuck with the factions they did in COH:OF
Incidently the British where a terrible faction. PE where okay. Still peferred the 2 orginal factions.