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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Review
16 February 2007
Excerpt: When it comes to first-person shooters, you can't beat a good laser gun. I think that's one of the reasons why I never get on that well with historical shooters, never mind a strategic historical shooter.
Excerpt: The gritty times of World War II are back in the latest war reenactment, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood . In the new FPS, you’ll duck and cover all throughout Normandy to help lead the D-Day invasion.
Excerpt: First person shoot ‘em ups are ten-a-penny these days, with the genre competing with racing games for the title of ‘Most Overpopulated.’ When Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 was released last year, the simple inclusion of a ’situational overview’ option separated it from the rest of the pack.
Conclusion: The simpler arcade title as a standalone SKU has always been a hard sell - just ask the crew over at SNK Playmore. OutRun 2 was a questionable standalone title in 2004. It is now two years later, and not a whole lot has changed for OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast .
Conclusion: When you look at the gameplay aspects in Earned in Blood, it is not as innovative as its predecessor. But that is not a bad thing as the sequel takes what is great about the previous game and continues with it in this game.
Conclusion: In only two console titles, Gearbox and Ubisoft have pretty much mastered the WWII shooting genre. In terms of presentation, technical gameplay, graphics, and audio, it’s nearly impossible to rise above Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood in any area, which makes me think that this franchise will be...
Conclusion: Despite all the improvements that have been made Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood feels more like a BiA 1.5 add-on rather than a complete sequel. I loved the original despite the aforementioned problems and where it set the standard so high, I don’t mind having more of the same, but some will be a...
Pros: As atmospheric as ever, More tactical, Improved online mode
Cons: Tactical controls still a bit fiddly, Damn tough