First off, the graphics to me arent too terrible, tho I have a 1080p hdtv. The landscapes were pretty detailed. Some of the jungle in the missions I would say looked better than the first mission of Halo 3. At any rate, graphics only mean so much. The enemy AI is pretty dumb and just stands out in the open. I played on the hardest difficulty and the game is still ridiculously easy. Almost the entire game consists of you following another soldier closely with him barking orders at you to keep up. You move through linear level after linear level. There really isnt much variety. There are many jungle ones and some in the trenches, and the final mission where you ascend to the top of Iwo Jima. The gameplay was suprisingly fun though so I didnt complain. The cut scene videos from WWII were also a nice addition. Unfortunately, the single player campaign is only 2-3 hours long, and I was playing on hard. That is way below standards nowadays for any first person shooter. I didnt play any multiplayer so I cant really comment on that.
+ Decent gameplay and graphics + Cool history-lesson cutscenes - Horribly short single player campaign - Repetitive missions and scenery ? If hard was that easy, how easy is easy? ? Why do I have to follow someone the whole game?
This game was a real downer. The boards are why to short just like the game. All you do is basically run and shoot. You have to follow one guy throughout the game and if you do not stay close enough your mission failed. I am so glad I was able to rent this instead of buying it because I would have been very upset. This Is another game from the History Channel just like(Civil War)that was way to short. Do not waste your money go out and rent it.
Overall the game is not that bad, but there are some aspects that are truly horrible. The AI is dumb as a rock, there are several situations where you are being lead down a path/trench and a bunch of enemies pop out or are already waiting for you. Now on halo, or COD you would get mowed down in a heart beat, but in this all you need to do is slowly aim and take them out one by one. Even on hard, it is difficult for you to die. As long as you don't stand in front an enemy turret or accidentally kill yourself with a grenade you will be fine. One other pitfall is you have to follow orders the whole time, you can't flank an enemy gun emplacement unless your CO tells you to, and he never does or if you fall too far behind your CO game over. The graphics aren't bad, and the voices could be better. The history side is kind of neat, but this is one game I glad I rented.