Reviews and Problems with Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
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6 January 2009
Summary: Theories regarding what caused the eventual defeat of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich abound, running the gamut from poor strategic decisions to allied daytime bombing decimating Germany's industrial base.
Excerpt: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC , Xbox 360, PS3 UK Price (as reviewed): £23.73 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $49.99 (ex. Tax) It looks like we’re due for something of a World War 2 game renaissance this winter following the avalanche of apathy that had begun to...
Excerpt: "What is it that makes a great soldier? His brain or his heart?" -- Sergeant Matt Baker Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway finds Sergeant Baker and his howling commandos paratrooping into the Netherlands just in time for Operation Market Garden.
Conclusion: A diverting tactical shooter curbed by ageing design principles, flawed story-telling and run-of-the-mill tech. Easily the best Brothers in Arms title so far, but after three years in development we were expecting something more evolutionary.
Conclusion: Despite all the war-time shooter milking we've seen for years, games like World at War and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway could very well make it relevant again. Seriously, all genres deserve at least one reboot or another, and WWII FPS games are no different.
Excerpt: World War II is coming back into your living room with Hell's Highway, a solid, squad-based tactical shooter. Aside from some minor glitches and a lack of decent multiplayer the game is stunning, with a movie-like story that is gripping and emotional.
Pros: Squad-based combat. Great graphics. Solid controls and gameplay. Authentic WW2 experience. Spectacular sound effects. Destructible cover.
Cons: Weak multiplayer. Occasional issues when moving squad. Squad members cannot be healed.
Summary: Fans des Vorgängers haben wirklich lange auf diesen Titel warten müssen, und dürften nicht enttäuscht worden sein. Das gesamte Spielprinzip wurde nämlich beibehalten. Für Neulinge und vor allem Fans von Ego-Shootern gibt es diverse Hürden im Handling zu überwinden, vor allem die taktische Variante...