Randy Pitchford, the president of Gearbox Software, believes pretty strongly in what he's doing. "Brothers in Arms isn't just a vehicle to make money," he said in San Francisco last Thursday. "We've really dug in here."
Hell's Highway, conversely, is playing by a different set of rules. In a subgenre that rarely has more plot than "those Germans need shooting," it's a character-driven story about life during wartime and the emotional relationships between soldiers.