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GF Rating
5.9

751 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Expected the best, got the worst.

posted by lolWaffles (NEW YORK, NY) Aug 18, 2006

Member since Jul 2006

Don't take my word for it, but this is just another WW2 shoot'em up. Oh, for kicks they tossed in a bit of tactical game play.

I mean, after Medal of Honor, I was just burned out on the whole "Run along straight path taking out faceless German people." concept. So yeah, expect more of the same only this time the storyline is presented to you from yet another soldier from an more dramatic point of view. Yawn.

So, now we get into game play. See where it says online? They forgot to add in the "lol, j/k". I was able to connect, make a nice little account and when I got to the server screen it showed me that both lobbies were empty. I don't know if it's like this all the time, and seeing how the game is I don't really care to know.

The game play itself is your average run and gunnery action game. You crouch, you jump, you strafe and shoot. Oh, with the added touch of of tactics. This is simply having your team shoot at the enemy while you flank them. Sounds nice, but doing this too often when you can just run down on the enemy is annoying.

Ok, so we hit the sounds. Your standard arrangement of dramatic hero music is playing, as if ubisoft and EA share the same WW2 audio library. You get all the authentic pops and pinks of the rifles and the cracks and fizzles of everything else.

Next are the graphics. Not bad, especially during the nice little cinematics. Theres gun smoke from your muzzle when you fire, stuff like that. Although it was annoying to actually stare down the barrel of my rifle when zooming in.

So that's -2 for the story. -2 for stale game play mechanics. -1 for the online being a bust, and -2 for the sound.

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GF Rating
7

Good

I love WW2 FPS

posted by WW2FPS (Panama City, FL) Apr 19, 2006

Member since May 2005

BIA2 held true to the original game and I mean from the graphic to the AI. However I did not hold my interest like it's original. I thought the battles were a bit more drawn out to fewer options per battle. Overall it was a great challenge and a fun game.

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