Reviews and Problems with Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30
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Thoughtful, complex, and gritty WWII title.
Common Sense Media
6 January 2007
Summary: Parents need to know that this game spares no battlefield detail. Players will not only hear harsh obscenities, but also see dead soldiers hanging from trees and blood spurting from fresh wounds.
Excerpt: Brothers in Arms: World War II Evolved. Sounds catchier than Road to Hill 30, doesnt it? If not, at least the title is very appropriate. Brothers in Arms is one in a handful of quality squad-based tactical shooters that Xbox gamers are well aware of. Only now, Gearbox uses the grab em by the nose and kick em in the ass maneuver on the rest of the World War II genre.
Excerpt: Brothers in Arms (BiA) is squad based first-person shooter set in the Second World War. The game is based on the real-life missions of the same unit as in Band of Brothers, the famed Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division. Whereas Band of Brothers was based on the exploits of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company, you'll play the role of the 502nd, Fox Company.
Excerpt: Road to hill 30 is a first person shooter that is set in World War II. I know, I know, there are many of these it seems. So many in fact, it takes a lot for one to actually be noticed for something different. Well, this game kind of does that, but not enough to back it up. If you have played the PC or Xbox version of the game, you have had a good experience. Now for you stuck with a PS2, you will find something a lot more then a great experience, you'll get a nightmare.
Excerpt: I know, I know—I made a huge deal out of how tired I was of World War II games in my Call of Duty: Finest Hour review, yet here I am once again reviewing another World War II game. Am I a masochist? A glutton for punishment? The low man on the game reviewing totem pole who doesn't get to pick his assignments? Honestly, none of the above—but after hearing all the hype about Gearbox's Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 I let my morbid curiosity get the better of me.
Excerpt: For some time now, the WW2-era themed domain in video games had gone stale. Far over-saturated and longtime uninspired, the genre grows tiresome with each new title announced and never greeted with much enthusiasm. Revealed roughly a year ago, GearboxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest title, Brothers in Arms, was proclaimed a refresher to the tedious platform.
Excerpt: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, an introduction. World War II FPS games have become phenomenally popular over the last few years. Games such as Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Call of Duty and Battlefield 1942 are just three games that have proved to be big successes. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is the latest World War II shooter to be released.
Excerpt: If Ghost Recon, Full Spectrum Warrior and HBO's Band of Brothers had a menage-a-trois, their love child might look a little something like Gearbox's Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. A breathe of fresh air to the World War II shooter genre, Brothers in Arms puts you in the combat boots of Sgt. Matt Baker, a fictional member of the 101st Airborne Division. While flying over Normandy during the D-Day invasion, your plane is struck by antiaircraft fire.
Conclusion: As the Weather Underground slogan goes, "Bring the war home." (Admittedly, Brothers In Arms is probably not what the Weathermen had in mind.
Pros: God, country, the pregnant wife back home.
Cons: Apart from Baker, who's as much a sharpshooter as you can make him, the other squad members are only useful in broad tactical maneuvers. When it comes to the more delicate work of pegging an enemy conscript from 100 yards, they couldn't hit the broad side of a