Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood
Another Good Brothers in Arms Game
When this game first came out, I thought it was a little quick since they had just released Road to Hill 30 a little while back. I have to say that this is just as good if not better than Road to Hill 30. The enemies in this game are so smart and that is really what I like about it. Let's say you are pinned down and aren't doing anything, after a short period of time, the enemy will try and flank you. Some people might get frustrated and think it's too hard, but I tend to like a challenge. Not only is it challenging but it is also extremely realistic, unlike most World War 2 games where you can just run up to the enemy and get three inches away and stab him or something. You definetely wouldn't be able to do that because it has real world intelligence. I would never call these graphics amazing, but it is a step up from Road to Hill 30, where in this game the people's mouths actually move when they talk. Like I said earlier, this game is pretty challenging, you do have to work a little bit to beat each mission. After I beat the game on "Authentic" mode, I actually felt like I had accomplished something. The Brothers in Arms games actually have a story and you aren't just some random soldier who don't know anything about. In Road to Hill 30, you played as Matt Baker, but in Earned in Blood you play as Joe "Red" Hartsock, a squad member under Baker. The game starts on D-Day, just like in Road to Hill 30, but it is shown through Hartsock's eyes. You play all the missions that were in between the missions you played as Matt Baker in Road to Hill 30. Just like in Road to Hill 30, you have the ability to control your squad, which really makes it unlike all other WW2 games. If you haven't played Road to Hill 30 and you don't have any clue how to control your squad, it's okay because they have a whole tutorial session. Even though this game came out a while back, it is still by far among the top of the list in World War 2 video games. This game will be right beside Road to Hill 30 in my collection.
Purchased this game when it first came out. It's worth every $49.99 price tag it came with. This is much better than Road To Hill 30. Game play remains mostly the same. The AI is better, sightly easier to deal with Panzers, and lesser glitches. The squad base control is where it shines. AI squad is bit smarter than the 1st, but still could use more touch up. The unpredictability of a mortar shell is about as real as it gets.
I highly recommend to play the authentic mode, if you want a near realism of war. There are no health pick ups, no regenerative life, nothing. If you come from a COD background, you're not going to like it, because it's not easy.
It's okay... I guess...
The gaphics look too cartoony, the controlls are not the best and it will get old after a while. I prefer fps games where i'm the follower, not the leader.
i love this game 6 yrs later
i got this game in 2005 when it first came out and it failed to dissapoint me i recommend this game for any ww2 fan