Summary: I am fairly new to this type of game, only having played the early Medal of Honour games so far, but I really enjoyed this game. I picked it up second hand for only a few pounds. The scenario is good, I like alternate history stuff, and the although the controls took a bit of getting used too, I soon got the hang of it. There are many levels to play and the final baddie is a bugger to kill, but I eventually got there.
Summary: This is a straight forward first person shooter with no frills. Enjoyable none the less. The story is based on an alternative saga to WW2 but it has a WW1 feel to it. Graphics have aged considerably but the sound is still authentic with frequent shelling and machine gun chatter. Basically, you have fairly simple objectives to achieve while shooting anyone on sight. On a basic level it works quite well. Some bits are easy and there are tricky moments.
Excerpt: One has to wonder if developers Rebellion are patiently lying in wait for the very end of the PlayStation 2 generation as we know it, so that when the eleventh hour does eventually arrive, they'll be ready to leap to the rescue with some much-needed new material - they seem to have been a bit quiet of late. Okay, it's not an especially likely theory I know, but it is nevertheless a tactic that served them well in the latter days of the original PlayStation.
Pros: Interesting spin on the war/FPS combination, solid gameplay, 16 levels
Cons: Technically nothing special, some gameplay issues, storyline lacks focus
Summary: I was attracted to the storyline and being a fan of 1st Person shooters, thought I give it a go. Graphics aren't as good as MOH but not bad either. I thought the storyline started off well but fizzeled out by the end. Liked some of the weapons but to be honest thought most of them wren't too original. Some of the levels are quite interesting to play such as the huge train but going through the platform can be a bit boring as it doesnt change very much.
Excerpt: This game is fun to begin with but I am very much reminded of the "Medal of Hounor games. The controls are simple and easy to learn and the graphics are not too shabby. There is lots of detail which is easy to see when you are zoomed in (with a sniper rifle or semi-automatic rifle) but not always noticable in the normal gameplay. This game is let down by the sheer amount that is going on during the game.
Pros: Simple controls and easy to complete, Plenty of opprotunities to save the game
Cons: Not much tactical gameplay, Hard to pick up the storyline??
Summary: I have read the other reviews and would like to pitch my view in the middle. I do not think it's as bad as some say, but it is well short of the likes of Halo and the M O H games. It has simple controls and is quite easy to complete, there are plenty of save points and has a reasonable story line.
Summary: This is a botched-up product which should never ever have been allowed on PS2 or any other console. To be totally honest Rebellion (or who ever was behind it) is trying to take us back to stone age. Be warned, don't be fooled by the eye catching title, this game is not worth a penny...I wonder whether Sony was that desperate to allow it on PS2.
Summary: After playing other war games on the PS2 I thought I'd give this game a blast! Unlike great games like Castle Wolfenstien and Medal Of Honour this game is let down by the sheer ammount that is going on during the game. While you are shooting away theres blasts going on, people popping out of thin air and not much in the way of tactical gameplay. Its just a straight shoot em up really that could have been made much better gameplay wise.
Summary: Firstly this game is great fun but i am reminded medal of hounor games. The controls are simple and easy to learn and the graphics are not too shabby at all, there is lots of detail which is easy to see when you are zoomed in (with a sniper rifle or semi-automatic rifle). In the game there is a wide variety of grenades and guns and plenty of enimies to kill. The enimies range from snipers to tanks to dogs with explosives strapped to them.