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“Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway” review

by on Mar.23, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Brother’s in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Developer: Gearbox Software

Goldilocks takes time out from her porridge to give a “thumbs up” to Gearbox Software’s third Brothers in Arms game.

Just when you thought World War 2 themed first person shooters were out of favour, the gaming fraternity has, once again, been subjected to holiday season releases featuring the free world taking on the original “Axis of Evil.” Although Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War isn’t due for another few weeks, Gearbox Software has already managed to get their sequel to 2005’s Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood out the door. As we have already thoroughly assessed the developer’s previous works in this franchise, we decided to subject their latest work, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway, to a similar treatment.
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“Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood” review

by on Mar.18, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
Developer: Gearbox Software

Less than a year has passed and a sequel to Gearbox Software’s WW2 tactical first person shooter is already out. We take a closer look at the evolution of this series.

There are certain things that are expected of game developers when they indulge in a sequel to o­ne of their critically acclaimed titles. Additional game-play features that build upon what made its predecessor such a hit. Perhaps some new tweaks or game engine enhancements. And, of course, the implementation of bug fixes and solutions for those original game quirks that aficionados ranted about ad-infinitum in o­nline forums. Alas, those of you expecting at least some of these improvements are going to be sorely disappointed because Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (EiB) can at best be described as a stand-alone expansion pack rather than a fresh gaming experience.
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“Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30” review

by on Mar.10, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Developer: Gearbox Software
Game Patched to Version 1.10


Yet another first person shooter set amongst the hedgerows and villages of German occupied France …

Over the last few years, it cannot have escaped o­nes’ notice that World War 2 themed shooters have been pouring out of development houses at an ever accelerating rate. The spate of Medal of Honor and Call of Duty games has graced first person shooter (FPS) players with a bevy of releases that all seem to appear pretty much the same as each other apart from the combat environments. Sure they’re all beautifully crafted and faithful to the period being represented but, ultimately, when you take your shiny new purchase home and break it out of the shrink-wrap, after a few hours play, you’re invariably left with the feeling that you’ve been here and done this before. When the dust settles at the end of each game you can rest assured that Hitler’s ass has been soundly smacked, take a long drag o­n your stogie of choice, and then sit back and wait for the next release to hit the stores.
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“Z” Hints and Tips – Part 2

by on Feb.24, 2010, under PC Game Hints & Tips, PC Retro Gaming

Part II: More of General Zod’s revealing secrets.

 “Hey, Brad … quit with the munchies and keep reading will you? I want to see what happens next.”

“Sheesh, Al, I thought I told you to get your optical fibers replaced; I’m sick of reading stories for you!”

“Gee, Brad, do you want me to tell General Zod about that little episode with the geisha droid and that amusing prosthesis … ?”

“OK, OK! Just sit down and shut up eh?”
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“Z” Hints and Tips – Part 1

by on Feb.24, 2010, under PC Game Hints & Tips, PC Retro Gaming

Part I: Extracts from the diary of General Zod.

“Nice move, Brad! I told you to keep your Zod-damn distance from this soddin’ planet.”

“Hey, how was I to know Kakaphoon pulled a solid 12G’s at perigee.”

“Well, if you hadn’t punched out the autopilot when she beat you at Ker-plunk(TM) maybe you’d be…”

“Oh put a sock in it, or I’ll activate your censor chip!”
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