Pros: A fun first-person shooter
Cons: Makes you feel like you're playing a DOOM rip-off (but of course, you are!)
I bought this little gem at Wal-Mart for $9.99. Boy, did I get ripped off.
I suppose you get what you pay for. I also suppose that, given the decent graphics on the back cover and the story line, it would have been an enjoyable game.
Can you say, "realistic?" How about, "Saving Private Ryan?"
You got it. This game is sheer hell to play. The engine is too DOOM-ish for my taste, but I went ahead and slogged through it anyway. Or at least, I tried. The weapon models are pure death, meaning getting whacked by a German you're not looking at pretty much means you're dead. In a crawler-type game like this (gee, just like DOOM. Hmm...) it would seem logical that having a chance to live long enough to see the end of the level would be beneficial.
I can understand getting plugged a few times. I can even understand death. But try doing it thirty or more times in a row without getting past a certain point, or fifty times and barely advancing at a crawl, and you'll see that this has as much appeal as the idea of banging your head with a ball peen hammer.
I got so frustrated with it that I broke one of my most cardinal rules: never, ever use cheat codes. I got on the Internet and got a few, but used "god" mode to survive to the end. That made for about fifteen minutes of enjoyment as I sprayed Nazis all over the French countryside with the lustful abandon of Sgt. Rock. Then it was over, and I wondered, "why?"
Sure, the game makes you learn the value of patience. And man are you ever scared to peek up over a bit of cover for fear of getting an MP40 slug between the eyes. That's realism, and if that's your bag, you'll love this game to death. If not, it'll drive you mad. I suggest only getting this game if you don't mind reloading a level two dozen or more times and learning as you go. Personally, I just don't have time for that kind of thing.