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Pretty Good but Frustrating....
on 12 July 2008
I think i'll run down through the major points of the game to make it easier, as there is a fair bit to explain...
Graphics: As would be expected with the DS, the graphics aren't great compared to any other platforms. However, compared to other ds games they aren't bad. It is quite pixelated, but pretty much as you would expect from this console.
Gameplay: Quite good really. You use the stylus to aim, which is very easy, and you can change the control settings to be more suitable for lefties if you want. The game is in thir person view, which is quite qell done. Enemies are quite well rendered and put down a lot of fire, not that you die very quickly but ah well. It uses the same health system as the Call of Duty series, that is you take damage but it goes away after a bit.
Sound: Very tinny, not great to be honest, but then it is working with very small speakers.
Levels: Varied. Very good tutorial at the start, if a little boring. Levels vary from the mind-numbingly repetitive to the qite engaging and rather amusing to the ridiculous. There are too many points on many of the levels wereyou cannot advance, and consistantly die in the same place, then respawn and do it again. Random, unavoidable explosions are a serious pain, along with unseen enemies or just really hard sections, and they very much reduce the levels to a slog through random, computer-generated deaths.
Weapons/Unlocks/Difficulties: At first you complete the campaign on normal difficulty, and can complete missions in any order you like. After you have done the level you unlock vetrean difficulty, and once you have done an entire campiagn on one difficulty you unlock new weapons and tanks.
The weapons themselves are fairly well done, putting down good fire, hampered by bad sound but I have already mentioned that. They are, in most cases, fairly realistic.
So, all in all, a relatively good game, not great and hampered by some annoying little things, but still a very good game for the DS market.