FPS games are mostly based around fast-paced action and more often than not on individual skill. Real-life combat is not like that.
In the real world, a battle will rely on endurance by a lot. You can spend days, weeks, or even months with little to no sleep just being alert so that the enemy won’t catch you off guard.
And by the way, without your squad and someone backing you up you’re nothing. You won’t be able to run 5 meters without someone shooting you down.
Speaking of shooting. When it comes to real combat, you’ll be aiming at people who are sitting prone at least 200–300 meters ahead of you. Do you know how difficult it is to shoot such a target? You’ll need a few seconds just to get the aiming right. Never mind all of that quick scoping shit.
So, just to make a quick summary. I don’t know about other soldiers, but me, personally, I do feel like war-based video games are kinda silly but there’s nothing wrong with it. I’m still having fun with shooters and I don’t care how realistic they are or not.
If I want a realistic experience, there’s always real-life. And let me tell you, on that aspect, real-life sucks. So, I’ll stick with video games.