gamers (65%) found this review helpful
The story is great, i dont remember the other BIA games so the small recap reminds me of some parts, not servicable to tell the ENTIRE story so far but its okay.
The story is pretty much standard fare of WWII shooters, your a character going through hard times and every1 is dying around you etc. But the twist in the story is that the main character, Baker, is hallucinating and a bit insane, so it gives the story a creep factor unseen in a wwII shooter. Deaths from past games continue to haunt him with him hearing voices of the fallen and they confront him. A great story but the game ends with a dissapointing cliff hanger but not as bad as say Assassin's Creed or Halo 2.
The game mechanics is all about cover, squad leadership, suppresion and flanking. This is very fun to do and new scenarios emerge constantly, such as there is a flak in the area or a tank emerges. IMO the sound and animation is what makes this game great, the weapons sound just right and has that satisfaction to it when you shoot it and the controller rumbles, making it feel oh so right. The graphics were dissapointing especially when in first person, it looks like CoD1 in first person, but when in third person in cover, Baker animates well and looks good too so it balances out. One last thing, the authentic difficulty is not fair, with the crosshairs gone its very hard to aim with anything other than scoped rifle or machine gun. Your mostly in cover in the game, and when you aim out of cover its still third person, and w/o cross hairs you cant aim properly and you cant look down iron sights either.
Here comes the worst part of the game, the multiplayer. First of all, the multiplayer degrades the graphics, prob to relive the connection, but that leads to another problem. The connections terrible, it is unacceptable to play with that much lag in a console game even when the game reaches or is close to the cap of 20 player the lag picks up even if everyone has 3 green dots as a connection
posted by DevariouS (NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX) Jun 17, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
So far in this series, I've now played every game. The game itself feels right on with the rest of the series, and nothing has been misplaced. The team behind the game goes in depth with their research to find out what really happened and then they transpire it into a game to make it an enjoyable one. The voice acting is perfect, the military jargon is right on, and most of all, its authentic to the core.
The story is /somewhat/ based off of the first Brothers In Arms game, titled "Road to Hill 30". If you've played the previous games, you'd enjoy this one.
The graphics are great, the storyline is superb, the destructible environments are simply cool (I mean, who WOULDNT want to launch a bazooka or a panzerfaust into a MG42 team and blow up the wall?!), and their new cover system is ALOT better than the previous installations. If you are a fan of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2, the cover system is identical.
However, even though I rated it a perfect 10, I played about 2 hours of multiplayer. The multiplayer, from what I've played, isnt /that/ great, but all in all, its still gets a 10/10 from me.
Lets start with the story... It was excellent along with the cinematics. The game play was also awesome, except for a few levels where is was just you (matt) baker alone going through a mental stage of the old brothers in arms. New to the game or old fan favorites, everyone will love this squad based shooter. Thats why i gave it a 8 out of 10. Brothers in arms should be the next game on your game Q...Tahnks ragingtyrant out. :)