- gorgeous graphics with a mass of detail and fully destructible environments;
- gorgeous sound that adds real toy war;
- a fascinating script and excellent camera work;
- a good balance of the parties – each its own advantages and disadvantages;
- the maximum available for each.
- hateful theme of the Second World;
- money too easily extracted;
- pretty overexposed formula “= evil Russian”;
- excessive simplicity may discourage held second campaign;
- the almost complete lack of brains from the enemy.
Sober reasoning that once again suck the battle of Stalingrad and Capture of Berlin is not necessary, the writers of the Hungarian studio Digital Reality wrote the story again. In it the Americans got involved in a fight much earlier, reversing all the plans of the Third Reich on the vine, and the aggressors took place … the Soviet Union, the enemy number two for every inhabitant of the New World. Stalin, unsatisfied hasty end of the war, took the vacated seat of the Antichrist and decided to subjugate Europe under him to turn it into one big socialist republic. Shuffle all the cards in the deck, the writer, came up with this nonsense, the Nazis put shoulder to shoulder with former enemies, the Nazis turned into Russian, French and forced to kiss with the British. And now this universe marasmic forced to disentangle the results of his work.
Beauty for brains
Better just to take in what happens on the screen with a minimum of seriousness, so that later do not regret that at all bought a ticket for the show. All the more so for such a policy are all conditions as War Front belongs to the category of games that suck the viewer with all limbs feed material but not its meaning. Intended purpose plot overshadowed in five minutes. On stage there are only bright colors, spectacular explosions and simple as a penny, a process causing entirely positive emotions.
Here, no one makes you think for a minute – make informed decisions just once, and there is no need. Enemies like obedient puppets, continuously and effectively blunt scatter in chips after a couple of hits; their most cunning reception – hasty retreat if the emerging battle threatens a complete failure. The surrounding landscape is in this case does not interfere, and live their lives: the trees swaying in the wind, on the town square walk bulletproof residents, in the courtyards of village houses roam snulye dogs made of equally resistant material, and in the waters swim (you have correctly understood what) Swans . Even Russian, playing the role of universal evil, in fact, do not look worse than buttons. This is the story, which is approaching a happy ending itself, shrugging off any logical arguments and stuff. Defeat in this war practically eliminated, but the pleasure from the spectacle is guaranteed.
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Under the knife designers, cut everything that could deliver at least some negative emotions, hit every little thing. Even the main characters – is so important is that they are not supposed to die. John Lynch, carry a huge shotgun, his partner, Roland Helmann, armed with a bazooka three trunks, and their international friends, caught in the hand, do not go to heaven, and in the next barracks, where they are willing to replace the missing bodies. Each of them has its own set of skills, often goes beyond common sense: Anna Herzog is so charming that one only of its existence in the nature of the Allies issued at $ 300 every 10 seconds; Lynch alone is able to repair a tank battalion; General Nazarov makes holes in the foreheads of military transport drivers, including armored, and all in the same spirit.
An alternative reading of history gave free rein not only writers but also artists – their second world attended the secret development of all countries at once. At one point, the Hungarians managed to collect all what the noise in the era of perestroika newspaper revelations. On the streets of London and in the center of Moscow can be seen flying the Hitler Youth, walking robots and tanks, turns to ice everything that comes his way. And the air is to look at the giant airships and bombers like “wing”, carrying on board the atomic bombs that the US government was forced to develop at an accelerated pace.
On each of these inventions of human genius has its antidote, and the concept of “weakness” is missing here. Allies, Germany and the USSR – each have tanks, aircraft and foot troops, each good in its own way. Even the Russian, whose main advantage – in the infantry, lucky no less than Americans throw out the enemy from heaven kilotons of explosives. This difference can be found including the feature: if on the basis of the Americans in the barracks of three people, two are sitting, and the third – a lazy jerks on the bar, the two Soviet soldiers occupied on the same “can not” – one is pushed to the blue in the face, the other it manages. In the latest list of buildings also means Gulag and the black market, and the buildings themselves raises not allocated for these purposes, construction equipment, and a single engineer, and even armed. And so in all.
The game – like in the movies
During swarming “underfoot” soldiery sometimes just a pleasure to watch, occasionally distracted by the problems. And they tend to be a bit: putting a simple defense of the turrets around the base and sending fighters to patrol a couple, you can collapse in a chair and relax. All the same, among dozens of short missions in each campaign there, God forbid, a pair of requiring attention; capture of the base nine times out of ten will take place without a drop of sweat on the body. But in the end, a majority in the movie does not go in order to once again boil the brains, and to relax and to please tired of office interiors eyes. The same also offers War Front.
She does not shine to get the status of cult works even at the most unexpected scenario. The names of the developers did not go down in history, and biography will not become an ornament book series “Life of Remarkable People”. Photos designers to paint a parallel universe, and have spent a great camera work, do not close the holes in the walls of the Institute of Cinematography hostel. And the script, despite the decent humor and good conversation, there will be disassembled into quotes and read out from the stage of literary cafes skinny young man with a white scarf tied over the drab coat. Because it is – not just another occasion to meet the inflated desire for aesthetics and uncompromising sight.
The brainchild of Hungarian Brewers reminiscent of a good thriller: nature and architecture breathe like a living, day follows night, from the hits of projectiles shock waves disperse, and the explosion of the atomic bomb at once, – not just sweet violent, and the whole process, razing everything in its path. The special charm of the film adds the ability to climb “to hide” any anti-aircraft unit or hopper and feed the bullets himself approaching the tank or plane. Sound decided to keep up with the Department of Design and stuffed in the game as all kinds of sound effects, many climbed. From the speakers can hear the screams of dying soldiers and settling of buildings, thundering explosions and gunshots tanks, and somewhere nearby heard the sirens announcing the impending bombardment. Large buttons and moderate amounts of doing their job – to get lost in the interface will not work at all desire. In this regard, War Front – a wholly-owned classic, taking into account the needs of inexperienced players and fans habits. In the correct order to rebuild all the buildings from the small list and rivet three dozen tanks for different purposes – what could be easier. To get rid of the dictatorship of the Soviets, does not need to be Napoleon’s brains – will go and the most common, is not accustomed to the thought processes difficult “to get to the toilet” or “cup of coffee”. Rid the world of the socialist threat can be talking on the phone or picking his nose materials at hand – happy ending still come. And not the fact that a few evenings spent in such unpretentious occupation, remembered less than a month of strategic research in the company more “adult” projects.