Battlegrounds very much sounds like what DayZ was a few years back when I played it. I’d snoop around quietly, second guessing every noise I heard, as I crawled prone in the grass to an unknown area, not knowing what to expect. The suspense would really get the blood pumping as soon as action struct, similar to what the Dead Space series does.
As a fellow American, I totally understand with all the negative news and while I try to ignore most of it, it is hard to avoid entirely.
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