Conclusion: Concept: Continue Matt Baker's story by shooting and strategizing your way through the opening stages of Operation Market Garden
Graphics: Fantastic cutscenes, superb facial animations, and impressive use of depth of field, but the game suffers from serious texture pop-up
Sound: Earnest voiceovers...
Excerpt: There's something peculiarly puzzling about gore in video games. Like chocolates in a box of Roses it can come in so many types. Gore can be completely stylised and over the top, like in upcoming black and white Wii game Mad World, for example.
Excerpt: It took them quite a while, but Gearbox Software was finally able to finish the long-delayed Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway . Announced many years ago for last generation consoles, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway is making its first debut on next gen (now gen?
Summary: Basing your game around Operation Market Garden -- a less-than-successful attempt by the Allies to push into the German industrial heartland -- is a bad omen. With a little hard work, however, this third game in the Brothers in Arms series survives to fight another day, albeit not exactly unscathed.
Excerpt: The FPS genre may be the most competitive in gaming today, which means if you come up even a little short, you will pale in comparison. This is what happened with Ubisoft’s latest installment in the
Conclusion: As a solo game Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway is amazing. The game has one of the best first-person shooters in the World War II genre. Online play is a problem, along with the framerate problems the game, mainly during cutscenes.
Hell's Highway proves to be an exciting, engaging ride despite a few bumps along the way.
15 October 2008
Summary: The first two games in the Brothers in Arms series distinguished themselves among the crowd of WWII shooters on the strength of their smoothly integrated first-person squad control and gritty, moving portrayal of a band of Allied soldiers.
Pros: Great blend of squad control and first-person combat, Vibrant, detailed environments, Battlefield sounds will put you on edge, Interesting characters, Action camera is exhilarating
Cons: Story relies overmuch on knowledge of past games, Texture irregularities can sour cutscenes