Excerpt: Remember that time last March when you and your squad fought the Nazis in France in Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30? How about seven months later, when you pretty much did the same thing in Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood? Do you want to do it over again, but this time with controls ill-suited for the task? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then Brothers in Arms D-Day for the PlayStation Portable is for you.
Pros: When you're not fighting the controls, it can be fun to fight the enemy, Character models look nice up-close
Cons: Poor AI for both your squad and the enemy, Controls don't translate well to the PSP, Glitchy audio, Repetitive gameplay is ill-suited for a handheld
Excerpt: This is a game with very good (approaching great) graphics. We get sick of saying how this would have been a good looking PS2 game in days gone by, but it's true. You won't find many better looking PSP titles out right now. There are a few exceptions that come from weird camera foibles. The game - like any first-person shooter - is only as good as the amount of control it gives you to view your surroundings.
Excerpt: If anyone was in any doubt about the power of the PSP then they need look no further than Brothers In Arms' handheld debut. The game looks remarkably close to its PS2 forbearer and even the most hardened PSP cynic, or DS fan boy, would have a tough time arguing that D-Day fails to make quite a striking visual impression. The big question remains though: is a near pixel perfect rendition of BIA really what handheld gamers want?
Excerpt: June 6th 1944. It's a date that will be remembered for a long time by Europeans and American Allies alike. D-Day - or Operation Overlord - was that decisive and fiercely committed push that finally brought an end to the conflict that had all but shattered Europe over the preceding five years. 500 naval vessels, 2,500 other ships and 3,000 landing craft began to pour out of the ports of the English south coast.
Excerpt: sucks. My feelings on the series as a whole, and the very notion that a bunch of guys under covering fire, crouched and avoiding shots from one direction should take half a clip to die when I'm looking right down my sights at them, they don't really play a part in why I didn't like The problem is that even though you're playing as both games' lead protagonists, Joe Hartsock and Matt Baker, you're still stuck with the game's funky mix of strategy and action, and on the...
Excerpt: â€˜Brothers in Armsâ€™ gehÃ¶rte vor knapp zwei Jahren zu den besten sowie innovativsten Taktik-Shootern fÃ¼r Konsole und PC. Doch wer benÃ¶tigt ernsthaft eine Umsetzung eines fÃ¼r den groÃŸen Bildschirm prÃ¤destinierten Spieles fÃ¼r die PSP? Taugt das etwas?
Pros: bewÃ¤hrter Mix aus Action und Strategie, gutes Level-Design, recht schicke Grafik ...
Cons: ... die nicht frei von Rucklern ist, Steuerung Ã¼berladen und trÃ¤ge, Umsetzung wirkt krampfhaft auf 1:1 getrimmt, Kontrollpunkte werden nicht dauerhaft gespeichert
Summary: Brothers In Arms D-Day zaostává v AI nepřátel i spojenců a celkově se jedná o jednoduchou střílečku - doomovku. Čekali jsme postupný útok, ale stačí úrovní jen proběhnout. Škoda, snad se to příště povede lépe.