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on 30 December 2006
Brothers in Arms: D-Day
BIA D day, has all the makings of a very good game.
The graphics are ambitious and overall very nice. Easily comparable
to moh heroes. They wouldn't look bad if they were on ps2.
The sound is not bad. Not as good as moh heroes though.
The gameplay is different in the way that it is squad based and tactical
rather than run 'n' gun, like other fps's. I think that the tactical
gameplay works very well on the psp, and is really fun to play.
The AI of the enemy and your fellow soldiers is very impresssive.
On the odd occasion your man does not go where you tell him to go, but
usually it is really good. the enemy reacts just as you expect and will
not charge at you if you are firing at them. Instead, they will use cover
and the red blob appears above them, if it is grey, then they will not
come up and take pot shots at you. If you shoot in their direction
they will not leave cover. If the blob is red then they will
happily shoot you. Although so far I have praised the game greatly,
it does have a certain aspect that really destroyed the whole experience
for me. That aspect is the controls. They are useless. Would you believe
that you cannot even look up or down with your gun out, unless you are
looking down the iron sights. Its a shame that after MOH Heroes showed
us that an FPS can actually work on the psp, ( by using triangle,
square, O, X, for looking, and analogue stick for moving, which works
surprisingly well, by the way) They make this game, which really doesn't
For longetivity, this game is alright, with skirmish modes and co op plus
quite a long story mode.
In conclusion, this game could have been a masterpiece, but falls short
due to lack of a good control sceme.
Overall, I would give this game 6.5/10, which is average.
I would recommend for anyone really due to the awesome strategy aspect.
But if you really enjoyed MOH Heroes and are the all action kind of person
than I would proberly give this one a miss. Wait for Rainbow Six Vegas
for psp, or Call Of Duty: Roads to Victory for psp to spend your money.