Ever wanted to play a game based on Kelly's Heroes
posted by GFR013 (MERRIFIELD, VA) Jun 28, 2008
Member since Jul 2004
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
or Three Kings for the younger set, well here's your chance. If you know anything about those movies, or seen any of the trailers for the game, you know this is going to be a very irreverent FPS. Frankly after the numerous Tom Clancy and CoD games and clones out there it's about time. My only experience with the Battlefield series was BF2 (on Xbox), and compared to that (with the switching between characters on the fly and going for a more realistic battle setting) this is nothing like that. It's also nothing like the other squad/tactical shooters out there, as you have no control over your squad's movements. However that's no reason to give this one a pass. If you like shooters this is definitely worth renting, after all if nothing else there's ton of gold to find ;)
What you do have are explosions, an almost fully destructible environment, explosions, a good variety of weapons and some vehicles (one very unique one at that, mentioned below), explosions, explosive barrels about every 20ft which yield (did I happen to mention) explosions :D The levels themselves are very straight forward. The controls are typical FPS layout so there's little learning curve. The AI could be better but is acceptable. The graphics and effects look great. The cut scenes, even though they are skippable, have been amusing enough to keep me watching.
The only reasons I didn't rate it higher are because the sound didn't really thrill me. By default you start in "Hi-Def" and you have the option for "Home Theater" (or something like that, I guess the book explains more) but even on presumably the best quality the surrounds weren't doing much. The standard walking pace was a bit slow/sluggish. Finally I also wish they designed the other squad mates to drive the vehicle while I shoot.
Despite those minor flaws, so far I have thoroughly enjoyed the game. I mean what other game is going to give you the opportunity to assault a fortified position in a golf cart :D
wow i love the "Air Force One" because you can launch rockets into stuff so destroying the barracks is EaSy and the .50 cal sniper AmAzInG and the uzi holy this is amazing and mortar strikes holy this is amazing