Brothers in Arms DS

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Jun 7, 2007

Brothers in Arms DS by ZAFDeltaForce at 9:14 AM (1,185 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. ZAFDeltaForce
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    I'm stuck at the last mission on Normandy campaign. I'm currently at the bridge the boss wants me to blow up by detonating charges. Looking at the bridge, several German infantries are running towards me from the other side and so is a German Panzer.
    I see 2 columns of red smoke from two sides of the bridge, one directly behind a blown up bus.

    The question is, how do I detonate these charges? Thanks.
     
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    Destroy the Panzer by getting close to it and pressing the hand icon or just shooting your bazooka (if you have it) BEFORE it hits the blown up bus. I don't get the detonating part either, but just destroy the Panzer and then proceed to kill the infantry and you win. Worked for me. [​IMG]
     
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    Sweet. Thanks for the help, man! [​IMG]
     
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    @all of you: play the game through at normal difficulty ! it will be worth it, you'll get 2 new weapons and a new tank ^^
     
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    Is this game handled just like the ones on he PC were? I couldn't stand the overemphasis on the controlling of the entire squad and the nearly 1 hit kills. I prefer a COD/MOH type style. Does this game stick to the classic format or more like those? I really would love to buy this one but not if it'll cause my DS to become mysteriously airborne to the closest wall.
     
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    No problem, I'm glad to help! [​IMG]
     
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    Well, you can't control the entire squad, no. Instead, you control one soldier which has to obey orders from his leader - shooting Krauts (Germans, Nazis), blowing up Panzers (tanks), etc.

    Also, the character you control is nearly immune and he recovers his life by avoiding enemy fire for some time. You can't see his HP, but you know when you're getting hit when blood appears on your screen (you can turn this option off).
     
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    It feels a lot like call of duty 1 for pc. Except for the graphics and gameplay elements such as crouching.

    Otherwise the sound is fantastic. Even better with headphones.
     
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    It feels a lot like call of duty 1 for pc. Except for the graphics and gameplay elements such as crouching.

    Otherwise the sound is fantastic. Even better with headphones.

    It is a very forgiving game. I survived 30 secs of machine gun fire from a tank and some soldiers, without dying. I can't imagine at this stage how it is possible to die, because I think I got some sort of bonus for "avoiding enemy fire" even though I was in it more of the time than not.

    Another problem is if you try to shoot a soldier too far away, no hit registers. The ONLY time you can hit something is when the crosshair turn red. This makes the game incredibly "hold you handish"

    Like Half Life with Autoaim on and a full squad of soldiers all on your side. Yet it is still fun!
     
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    So what you're saying is that it's not really like the actual BOA franchise on being nitpicky and death coming somewhat easy trying to manipulate your entire squad while avoid being shot in the face.

    Due to being scaled down apparantly it's more like COD1/2 where it's far more forgiving on damage and you can recover, though unlike COD1/2 you do give direct orders of a sort to your squad vs the passive nature of it being done for you in COD. Correct?
     
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    Yes that’s correct Vampire Hunter, I at first was wondering how they were going to give you the ability to control your squad like in the other Brothers in Arms games. I’m glad they decided to just go the COD/ MOH 3rd person way. Darkspark even with the game having a very forgiving damage count, there are still a few levels that are a challenge. But if you want a bit more of a challenge, after you complete the level play it again on expert mode. I think that’s what it’s called, & you get 2 new types of guns & it’s a bit more challenging.
     
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    I bought it a few hours after that along with SimCity DS since I had like 40 in trade in credits. [​IMG]

    BIA is just good ol COD2 basically right down to the life bar. Yes, a few less weapons, and I can't pick up the MP40 and Kar98k I appreciate so much more, but I'll live. Strong game, good challenge for sure, and very hectic. The A/V end is jawdropping for the DS with destructable environments and other hardware (TNT'd 88's etc) for sure. Audio is just beautiful with a ton of sfx, called out orders, and the music scores too. Very top notch needless to say. Controls are responsive and slick, grenade chucking I've never enjoyed so much as it's spot on. It gets a lil hairy with questionable objectives you have to die through to eventually get, and rarely you'll have a wall block your line of sight, but it's not a bitch in any means. I've offed the 1st of the 3 campaigns there and it's impressive. I can only imagine how much nastier the medium and harder settings are.

    I strongly recommend it as a fan of COD1/2PC and3 on Wii and of the MOH console franchise to date as it snuggly fits right in the middle of those two fabulous lines of games. More than I could have honestly expected with the DS after thinking Metroid would take the taco, but it nicely unseats it with overall presentation across the board (minus multiplayer which I could give a damn about.

    CAT:
    I see you're on the same page as me as I'm into the COD form of team play and the MOH lighter team/singular aspect. I'm not a fan at ALL of the Soldier of Fortune/Rainbow Six primary strategy, shot in the arm you die type eventing. I knew that BIA as a franchise sat dead between that and COD which had me ignoring this game, but reading up and seeing it went COD style it sold me and it was done excellently. You are right the damage meter is forgiving, just as much so as COD2/3 had it. It's basically a pressure meter...the more pressure from bullets/shells the faster you're toast, but if you back off you can recover if you're lucky. This makes some stages pretty darn easy, but others are still a f'n nightmare like Campaign 1 stages 3 and 4 (the 5th final is easier and damn fun though) where it is just trial and error. I TOTALLY can see why they went that way from doing Goldeneye and Metroid on the DS as while the stylus is very mouse like, it still doesn't have the rate of turn or accuracy without shaky hands fighting you so you need some give so you don't end up dead and pissed in 5sec flat. Game has issues, but nothing ruining, and for the many who care, no WIFI (but does do MP though) I think it's a solid 8/10 type title.
     

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