Random Gamer's First Impressions of Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Grundy The Man writes, "Once again I venture into the tired genre known as World War II shooters. If you count my time in the Call of Duty: World at War Beta, my entire weeks worth of gaming has consisted of World War II and plastic guitars. I am sure you can take a guess at which I am enjoying more... Irregardless, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway has been receiving some pretty favorable reviews, so I figured I might as well check out what all the fuss was about.

For the third installment in the Brothers in Arms series, you are once again placed in the shoes of Staff Sargent, Matt Baker. This time around, you are in control of more members of the 101st Airborne Division, surging toward victory in Operation Market Garden. Complete with flashbacks and hallucinations, you will be forced to relive some Baker's most painful memories from the war, while still acting as a strong leader to the rest of your team..."

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JimmyJames704275d ago

After playing the demo for this game, I realized the concept was about strategy and utilizing flanking maneuvers. This separates itself from CoD WaW, which is a first person shooter that has you fighting the war single-handed.

After reading your review, it sounds like you can play Hell's Highway without using your team and you can leave them to die, which underplays the entire point of the game. At least, from my understanding. And if that's true, then the game developer's failed in that you shouldn't be able to complete the mission without your squad's help, because I thought that was the point of the game.

I'm still looking forward to playing this one.

bgrundman4275d ago

The problem is, if you force the player to use your teammates, doesn't it start to feel like a glorified escort mission? I have tried to play both ways and both approaches have their own merits.

JimmyJames704275d ago

Send me your copy of the game when you're done with it and I'll let you know!

bgrundman4275d ago

I appreciate the offer, but I think I am going to have to pass on that! :P