Speedy sequel hasn't moved on
Arriving only six months after the first Brothers In Arms, Earned In Blood sets a new record for the swiftest sequel in gaming history. But while the adventure boasts the beautiful presentation and punchy action that made the first game an international hit, EIBs speedy arrival means its virtually identical to its illustrious predecessor.
As before, the game does an incredible job of blending the fast-paced thrills of a blaster like Doom with the squad dynamics of Rainbow Six,
challenging players to pin down enemies with suppressing fire then dispatch their trigger-happy comrades to finish the job. The original games cinematic presentation also helps bring the sequel to life, the action punctuated by beautifully-scripted sequences that help you become attached to your battlefield buddies and making the whole package feel like an episode of HBOs explosive series Band Of Brothers.
Sadly, though, EIB feels more like an expansion pack than a genuine sequel, and even though the enhanced enemy intelligence and new characters make for a thrilling experience, it simply isnt enough to warrant a purchase if you
own the original.