Brothers in Arms is a new action packed WW2 shooter from Gearbox Software, based on a true story.
I never asked to be a squad leader. I’ve spent 8 days here. 8 days watching my men, my brothers kill and be killed. 8 days wishing it would stop. SGT Matt Baker – 101st airborne division
This is an in-game quote and is found on the back of the CD case. The game is based on a true story and attempts as realistic an experience as possible from back then.
32mb DirectX 9c Video card
16-bit DirectX 9c Audio card
Multiplayer 64kps Upstream
64MB DirectX 9c Video card
Multiplayer Broadband 128 Upstream+
There are many differences with this WW2 based game compared to others in its genre. Even though you can see down your sight and get a shot at the enemy, it doesn’t mean your going to hit. Your hands are extremely shakey, and it’s almost like you’re too drunk. Anyway you can’t expect to hit as they have their own strategy which makes it a squad based game where if your team lays down covering fire, you can outflank and kill the enemy, where they have no protection. Also I noticed some more scenes similar to “Medal of Honor” and the expansion “Spearhead” where they are in the plane and jump. So a lot of these games base it around The 101st airborne.
Now in this game, there are no renegade’s or soloing. You need your team to do something whilst you do the other. As you don’t have unlimited ammo but your team does, they carry out the suppressing fire whilst you out-flank and kill them.
Now the graphics are kind of weird. The problem with this game is it reminds me of a console game (never a good sign) but in saying that it does have some great model textures and skies, with the day and night changing. I mean, it doesn’t have water like Half Life 2/Far Cry but it does create the atmosphere.
Well before I can say anything, I have never fired a real gun in my life so I don’t exactly know how the guns sounded back in the 1940′s, except in movies and games, but as I’ve seen in a video interview, these weapons sound like they did 60+yrs ago. In my personal opinion they sound weak and awful but that is just my view.
How does this compare to other WW2 games?
Well this has great graphics that run very smoothly compared to Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, but to me it seems very strange. I know they want you to use the AI, which I find is different and more clever than most other WW2 games, but I mean if you’re a good shot, you’re a good shot.
I’m not really sure, I would need to complete the game but it does have something new to offer rather than these other WW2 games like Medal of Honor etc, which goes on for a life-time…