Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Demo

The demo for Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is now available, offering the chance to sample Gearbox Software's World War II shooter sequel. The demo offers one single player mission as well as a skirmish map with solo and multiplayer support. The 615 MB download is available on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, 4players.de, Boomtown (registration required), ActionTrip, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games (Romaina), FileFront, Filerush (torrent), FileShack, Fragland.net, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, GameSpot DLX (registration required), PC Gameworld, Strategy Informer, VGPro, and Worthplaying.
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God only knows what protection it has on it (i cba to find out fully either), but im guessing it's starforce. Purely because the "protection successfully installed, must reboot your computer now" box looks identical to the one on SC: Chaos Theory and on Trackmania: Sunrise.

Apart from that it just seems more of the same. If you liked Brothers in Arms you'll like this, but otherwise it's more of an average WW2 shooter. The command system is still the same, and still feels awkward considering that (with me anyway) i'm way too busy trying to keep myself alive so i often forget to commad men to do something. it would be nice if it was just a simple command structure like in SWAT 3 (ok it wasnt simple, but once you remembered which numbers did which things it became second nature) instead of this hold right mouse button lark.

Looking down the rifle and shooting things still seems wierd to me in this game. For some reason i don't think you hit where your crosshairs are when you're looking down the sight, and that does annoy me intensly. It also seems as if more the game is now scripted, unlike in the previous one where only a few sequences were scripted it cause the game (for me) to feel rather lifeless as it were.

Graphics look almost the same, maybe slightly better, and the engine looks as if it's low-spec friendly (judging that by the fact i managed to play it on top res 1280x1024 with everything on and no problems) but since i have a rather hi-end pc (AMD64 3500+, 1gb Ram and a 6800 Ultra) i can't fully comment on that.

One thing that does come out trumps in this is the sound. It's fantastic and even with my stereo system the bangs and bullets and all that jazz sound very very good.

Other than that, if you can stand starforce, and you liked BiA, even if you thought BiA was just average, check it out because it does seem an improvement on the original.

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