Brothers in Arms has always been a different type of World War II shooter. To make an authentic and true-to-life WWII experience there needs to be sheer insanity in every mission. Comrades need to be getting gunned down, seas of enemies and friendlies alike need to be killed by the truckload. You need to see it, you need to feel it, the player needs to be a part of what's going on in the game world.
But rather than follow in the path of most FPS World War II shooters by pitting your main character in a trench with nameless peons to be thrown into the fray and just as quickly tossed out with the trash, Brothers in Arms adds an extremely thick layer of dramatic flair that puts it in a world all its own.