The German Tank Museum has provided a statement regarding the release of Primo Victoria. What are your thoughts on this?
Translated from their Facebook page:
“Sabaton were here before in the museum and they are generally nice guys. We have cooperated with WoT as well. In addition, the German Tank Museum (DPM) and the Swedish Tank Museum in Enköping are befriended for a long time already.
Every entry into the theme of Tank History has a legitimate reason to co-exist: the game and the music are for fun, could however also awake a genuine interest in history. The task of the museum is then to deliver the sense of history in a serious way. The division of roles as such makes a cooperation of the entertainment industry and culture institutes [i.e. Museums] fruitful and good.
However, the result of this cooperation; in our opinion; brings up the worst side of such projects: A despicable, sensationsal and cheap work; with no sense of respect whatsoever for the theme “Tank”, “War” or concretely in this case the history of World War II and D-Day in particular. Everything drowns in an orgy of big boy macho fun.
Both WoT and Sabaton always state that despite the fun their music/game brings; it is always important to let the people understand the background of their topic and how to handle the subject matter. Too bad that with this production this has not played any role anymore.
A sad piece of creation.” – Deutsches Panzer Museum
Tomah4wk: Judging from the video, a Swedish Centurion fighting StuG IIIs, Panzer 38s and Panzer IIIs while playing a D-Day song over it is pretty much all that is wrong with this stuff. I tend to agree with the DPM.