Brothers in Arms

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  1. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

    Balin64

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    I have not seen this brought up, so here are my questions: has anyone played this game yet, and when will it be available for our Macs? I hear it's going to be better than COD.
     
  2. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    I haven't heard anything about a mac port... I've played it on Xbox and I still enjoy COD a bit more though... I just find it more fun (hard to put it in words).
     
  3. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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    Big difference between BIA and COD. COD is more a "Quakey" run 'n gun game, while BIA is like COD, Full Spectrum Warrior and R63 combined. Depends on your style. Personally, I find BIA vastly superior to COD, expecially multiplayer.
     
  4. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    I heard COD was better. Not sure if it will make it to mac.
     
  5. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WWII shooters is the only genre I can allow myself to play, since I really do not have much time. Still, sometimes I find myself spending waaay too much time playing. While I love COD, I was looking forward to a new game. BF 1942 plain did not do it for me. Should I buy MOH?
     
  6. pgc6000 macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be dissapointed with MoH if you liked CoD. Doesn't delevier the same "bang!". As for me, I'm tired of WWII shooters. My last three game purchases have been WWII. CoD: UO, MoH: Breakthrough, and CoD: Finest Hour. I also downloaded Enemy Territory. I'm not tired of UO though. I just don't want a new one.
     
  7. stutz macrumors member

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    This is from December of last year, but here goes.



    In a recent IRC chat, Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software (the company most recently behind the PC port of Halo) revealed it's likely their upcoming first-person shooter Brothers in Arms would make it to the Mac platform as well.

    While some will groan at the idea of another World War II-based shooter, Brothers in Arms is being pitched by Gearbox and publisher Ubisoft an as FPS with a heavy emphasis on squad-based teamplay and a compelling story.

    Here's what Pitchford had to say on the possibility of a Mac port:

    <@[PCG]Norman> Hello, I just wanted to ask if
    there's any chance of a Macintosh version of this game in the future.
    Will there ever be a Linux version of this game? 64bit support?

    <@Randy_Pitchford> There is very likely to be a Mac version. I don't
    have much hope for a commercial Linux version, although I wouldn't rule out
    the possibility of Linux binaries.

    For the whole interview go to:


    http://bia.gearboxed.com/misc/irc_pcgamer_log


    Glenda Adams of Aspyr has said that even though they as a company are somewhat tired of the WWII shooters, those FPS have been their top sellers, so they won't rule out doing more of them.

    On a side note, stay away from the MoH: Allied Assault unless you have the most powerful graphics card out there or you may be dissappointed with performance. It's not a well done expansion. BiA does seems to have a cool squad based thing going for it though. You may want to get your hands on the new First to Fight (modern Marine combat) due in a week or so. That's supposed to be IT when it comes to squad based control.

    Stutz
     
  8. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Ah, yes, forgot about the Gearbox interview. It has a chance after all.

    The Mac (and I guess the PC) game market is saturated with too many WWII shooters even now. I think it's getting to a point where many of the games are a disservice to the veterans and people that suffered in WWII, even if I find the games fun for being just a game.
     
  9. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    My 2 Cents.

    Personally, I found BIA 10 times better that any MoH. MoH was just like any other FPS with WWII slapped over the top. BIA has so much depth it's creepy. 1 mission away from completing the second time on the Hard level (and will probably play "authentic" after that).
    I found myself loving the extra features you unlock, and it really gets to you, you start thinking:
    Did I do that the same way they really did it?
    Oh my god, I died in that mission like 10 times, someone did that for real!? Wow
    Heroes,
    Never forget.

    MoH makes me think:
    Run and gun, again, again, again. Cor, wish I was playing Halo or summit.

    P.S. There's this great Mac Add-On that lets you play the latest games, looking good, and relesed (usually) first: It's called an Xbox! I love mine! and only £100! - That is one cheap accessory!
     
  10. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That 'toon above made me laugh. Thanks!

    An Xbox or PC are out of the question for me. I have a very minimalist flat and sincerely I don't know where I would put an Xbox... the PC is out of the running for the same reason.

    Besides, I need to spend less time gaming... but I can't help myself! (slaps left arm inside the elbow a few times). I love the WWII games. I just want a new one.

    Also, and don't knock me for this one: I never play the online version: just the single player. Like I said, I am not much of a gamer and what may seem easy and exhilirating for some of you is torture for me. I just don't do online gaming very well. I just don't work that way.

    I like to be methodical, look around the maps, explore all this stuff, and progress from one difficulty level to another. For example, I still can't end COD: United Offensive oon the hardest setting. I gave up last time I kept getting slaughtered and just started a new game from scratch. But when I DO pass it at hard level, I know I will need my next fix. I was hoping Brothers in Arms would be that fix.
     
  11. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Re, Cartoon

    Yeah, that side of things is a little stupid.
    They needed to give you a sense when you performed a bad manuevre though I guess (rathaer than making characters that didn't die on that mission pretty much indestructible - which would be the only other way i could think of doing it!?)
    I did play through a lot of it though not knowing this, and would re-load with all my guys intact and start again.
    Perhaps on the "authentic" diffculty if you lose a guys, you lose him forever, but I doubt it.
     
  12. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Size?

    How small is your flat!? Do you even have a TV? I'd hardly call an Xbox large! I have lived in some pretty small rooms (one was about the footprint of a double bed) and have always managed to squeeze the Xbox in! :D
     

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