Gameloft released the much anticipated Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes [App Store] and it's an impressive effort.

We've played the game briefly -- enough to give you this gameplay video embedded here.

The game is a 3rd person shooter where you control your character across various missions. As a relatively free-walking 3rd person shooter, the game controls had to be flexible enough to allow you to move across the terrain and also view/aim. The default system Gameloft came up with is a virtual directional pad on the bottom left, which controls your walking direction. Meanwhile, your other hand can swipe anywhere on the screen to change your view direction. Together, the controls take some getting used to be seem to be relatively effective but feels somewhat imprecise. (Note, there are alternative controls which we haven't explored yet)

Shooting involves hitting a button on the bottom right, and special weapons (such as grenades) appear on the top right. Gameloft has added a number of additional special modes/features that keep things interesting. Grenade throwing and gun reloading uses the tilt control on the iPhone. Sniping and bazookas can be aimed more precisely with pinch gestures.

We haven't gotten that far in the game, so it's hard to judge value/difficulty. As you can see in the video, the first level seems relatively easy without much risk of getting killed by simple gunfire (though a tank takes me out towards the end). Gameplay is linear with specific checkpoints that must be reached. We'll try to provide a more thorough review in the near future.

App Store Link: Brothers in Arms, $9.99

  • OahuSurf

    looks amazing so far, controls look a little hard tho.

  • OahuSurf

    looks amazing so far, controls look a little hard tho.

  • c-note

    i bought the game and it keeps crashing before i can play it. i have asphalt 4 and it constantly crashes as well (both from gameloft). i have an iphone and am not sure if there is a setting somewhere to prevent this. does anyone have any suggestions. i want to play this game i payed 10$ for!!!!

  • c-note

    i bought the game and it keeps crashing before i can play it. i have asphalt 4 and it constantly crashes as well (both from gameloft). i have an iphone and am not sure if there is a setting somewhere to prevent this. does anyone have any suggestions. i want to play this game i payed 10$ for!!!!

  • http://cybersurge.org Michael

    Graphically it looks amazing, and after the 20-30 minutes it seems it would take to get the controls down it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

    I'm just a little amazed at how good the graphics are in this game. I mean, this is looking as good as PSOne graphics and for a platform that also features phone and internet functionality it is just amazing.

  • http://cybersurge.org Michael

    Graphically it looks amazing, and after the 20-30 minutes it seems it would take to get the controls down it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

    I'm just a little amazed at how good the graphics are in this game. I mean, this is looking as good as PSOne graphics and for a platform that also features phone and internet functionality it is just amazing.

  • arn

    try
    1) reboot phone
    2) delete and reinstall
    3) delete, redownload from app store (they won't charge you twice)

  • arn

    try
    1) reboot phone
    2) delete and reinstall
    3) delete, redownload from app store (they won't charge you twice)

  • Steve

    this game looks awesome (for a shooter on the iPhone that is) must... hold...back...from...getting....it...till....more...reviews....come.......OUT!!!

    AHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Damn Apple and their App store. It's like crack!

  • Steve

    this game looks awesome (for a shooter on the iPhone that is) must... hold...back...from...getting....it...till....more...reviews....come.......OUT!!!

    AHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Damn Apple and their App store. It's like crack!

  • Kyser

    that looks absolutley amazing - this looks really much more like a FPS, easier to control then cube!

    As I do not doubt that future iphones will get hardware updates, I wonder how far gaming on the iphone will be pushed in the future. Why would I buy a PSP, DS or anything else?

    It will only get better!

  • Kyser

    that looks absolutley amazing - this looks really much more like a FPS, easier to control then cube!

    As I do not doubt that future iphones will get hardware updates, I wonder how far gaming on the iphone will be pushed in the future. Why would I buy a PSP, DS or anything else?

    It will only get better!

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Wow. They should totally charge more for that game, if anything just to help "restore the balance" to the broken pricing model.

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Wow. They should totally charge more for that game, if anything just to help "restore the balance" to the broken pricing model.

  • hkiphone

    c-note,
    Reboot your iPhone. It often happens after having installed apps, especially big ones.

  • hkiphone

    c-note,
    Reboot your iPhone. It often happens after having installed apps, especially big ones.

  • Gsdudeman

    mine just leaves a blank screen! help me! im on old ipod touch if thats a factor.

  • Gsdudeman

    mine just leaves a blank screen! help me! im on old ipod touch if thats a factor.

  • c-note

    ahhhhhhh......rebooting your phone. just got it about 2 weeks ago and am still figuring it out. it works perfectly now. thanks guys.
    this game really doesn't look like it would be on a "phone". i am still surprised how good these games are.

  • c-note

    ahhhhhhh......rebooting your phone. just got it about 2 weeks ago and am still figuring it out. it works perfectly now. thanks guys.
    this game really doesn't look like it would be on a "phone". i am still surprised how good these games are.

  • iamse7en

    Mine leaves a blank screen too, well, actually it's an empty springboard to be exact, which looks blank for those who haven't jailbroken.

  • iamse7en

    Mine leaves a blank screen too, well, actually it's an empty springboard to be exact, which looks blank for those who haven't jailbroken.

  • Gsdudeman

    yeah im jailbroken too so does that make it crash?

  • Gsdudeman

    yeah im jailbroken too so does that make it crash?

  • iamse7en

    No, not necessarily, because I've read on another forum of a jailbroken user playing the game just fine.

  • iamse7en

    No, not necessarily, because I've read on another forum of a jailbroken user playing the game just fine.

  • Gsdudeman

    well im rebooting now so ill see if it works

  • Gsdudeman

    well im rebooting now so ill see if it works

  • Gsdudeman

    rebooting doesnt work. ill send a complaint to gameloft.

  • Gsdudeman

    rebooting doesnt work. ill send a complaint to gameloft.

  • notintheleastbit

    Won't work for me either... JB 2.2

  • notintheleastbit

    Won't work for me either... JB 2.2

  • itouchmagotchie

    Wow
    with these graphics

    some REALLY REALLY GOOD RPG's can come through for the ipodT's and iphones

    c'mon SQUARE-ENIX, when is your turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • itouchmagotchie

    Wow
    with these graphics

    some REALLY REALLY GOOD RPG's can come through for the ipodT's and iphones

    c'mon SQUARE-ENIX, when is your turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Maven

    I'm JB'ed and it works flawlessly.

  • Maven

    I'm JB'ed and it works flawlessly.

  • Maven

    I'm JB'ed and it works flawlessly. (2.2 without baseband update)

  • Maven

    I'm JB'ed and it works flawlessly. (2.2 without baseband update)

  • Gsdudeman

    baseband update?

  • Gsdudeman

    baseband update?

  • dunkee

    Those with broken jailbroken iPhone shouldn't send a complaint to Gameloft because in a way they're only meant for non-JB iPhones. It's not their responsibility AT ALL.

  • dunkee

    Those with broken jailbroken iPhone shouldn't send a complaint to Gameloft because in a way they're only meant for non-JB iPhones. It's not their responsibility AT ALL.

  • applestar

    Well, it does not work on my iPhone 2G (jailbreak). But it does on my iPod Touch 2G. So its probably a memory issue ...

  • applestar

    Well, it does not work on my iPhone 2G (jailbreak). But it does on my iPod Touch 2G. So its probably a memory issue ...

  • Oliver

    Has it the same framerate issues than the DS version or does it run smooth? I mean: "REALLY smooth" ;)

  • Oliver

    Has it the same framerate issues than the DS version or does it run smooth? I mean: "REALLY smooth" ;)

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  • Albee

    this is the exact game I played on the DS

  • Albee

    this is the exact game I played on the DS

  • stemilan0

    Wow it's exactly the same of the ngage version, same levels same position of enemies.

  • stemilan0

    Wow it's exactly the same of the ngage version, same levels same position of enemies.

  • http://pocketgamer.co.uk PocketGamer

    Looks great. Shame it doesn't look like the trailer, though (not that it ever could!)

    Albee, do you think that's a good or bad point thing? (Genuine question)

  • http://pocketgamer.co.uk PocketGamer

    Looks great. Shame it doesn't look like the trailer, though (not that it ever could!)

    Albee, do you think that's a good or bad point thing? (Genuine question)

  • Heave

    Attention all Jailbreakers!

    The crash on launch (blank screen) can be fixed by removing winterboard!

  • Heave

    Attention all Jailbreakers!

    The crash on launch (blank screen) can be fixed by removing winterboard!

  • joni

    i found how to fix!!!!!!!@#@#!

    try to open the game 5 to 7 time in a row and it will start to work eventually

    hahah!!!!!!!!! enjoy

    realy work!

  • joni

    i found how to fix!!!!!!!@#@#!

    try to open the game 5 to 7 time in a row and it will start to work eventually

    hahah!!!!!!!!! enjoy

    realy work!

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Removing Winterboard?

    Naturally. The only reason I jailbreak is now the only reason I can't play the only game I'm interested in playing. Figures.

    I wonder if the cracked .ipa would work? I mean, I DO own the game ...

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Removing Winterboard?

    Naturally. The only reason I jailbreak is now the only reason I can't play the only game I'm interested in playing. Figures.

    I wonder if the cracked .ipa would work? I mean, I DO own the game ...

  • caubetocdaido

    Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes not work 2.2 but working for 2.1 !
    please, fix now !

  • caubetocdaido

    Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes not work 2.2 but working for 2.1 !
    please, fix now !

  • dunkee

    @mavis:
    LOL, that's ironic.

  • http://deleted dunkee

    @mavis:
    LOL, that's ironic.

  • Cartman2

    If it dosent start try synchronising with itunes, sometimes that work, it did for me.

  • Marcus

    I have a JB ipod too :( was really pissed when i found out i had to remove winterboard for the majority of my apps to work. Terrible. Luckily, i've managed to inform HHG, and i'm sure now many people will see what a waste of time JB'ing their ipod is now. Sigh.

  • Cartman2

    If it dosent start try synchronising with itunes, sometimes that work, it did for me.

  • Marcus

    I have a JB ipod too :( was really pissed when i found out i had to remove winterboard for the majority of my apps to work. Terrible. Luckily, i've managed to inform HHG, and i'm sure now many people will see what a waste of time JB'ing their ipod is now. Sigh.

  • Claudio

    I have solved the crash problem. Just turn on 'safe mode' from sbsettings and than run the game. No need to remove any program. Enjoy ;)

  • Claudio

    I have solved the crash problem. Just turn on 'safe mode' from sbsettings and than run the game. No need to remove any program. Enjoy ;)

  • joni

    fix for 2.1 crashing!!

    try to open the game 5 to 7 time in a row and it will start to work eventually

    it work!!!

    tnx 2 me

  • joni

    fix for 2.1 crashing!!

    try to open the game 5 to 7 time in a row and it will start to work eventually

    it work!!!

    tnx 2 me

  • Peter321

    Runs fine on my 2.2 (non-JB :) )

    I don't think you can fault Gameloft for the game not running on hacked phones ;)

    The controls take some getting used to, I still haven't decided what I like best. Only problem with a game like this is that your thumbs end up covering a lot of the screen, but I guess that's inevitable with the iphone.

    The graphics are pretty good (i guess there's a limit to how much we can expect from the iPhone) and the production value is excellent - great soundtrack, voice and sound-FX.

    The biggest problem is learning to control your character, I hope it get's better with practice :D

    But looking at what similar games cost for other platforms $9.99 is a steal, even though in iPhone-land it "seems" expensive.

  • Peter321

    Runs fine on my 2.2 (non-JB :) )

    I don't think you can fault Gameloft for the game not running on hacked phones ;)

    The controls take some getting used to, I still haven't decided what I like best. Only problem with a game like this is that your thumbs end up covering a lot of the screen, but I guess that's inevitable with the iphone.

    The graphics are pretty good (i guess there's a limit to how much we can expect from the iPhone) and the production value is excellent - great soundtrack, voice and sound-FX.

    The biggest problem is learning to control your character, I hope it get's better with practice :D

    But looking at what similar games cost for other platforms $9.99 is a steal, even though in iPhone-land it "seems" expensive.

  • Peter321

    One annoyance: it seems to play the intro video everytime you start the game, with no possibility to skip past it :(

  • Peter321

    One annoyance: it seems to play the intro video everytime you start the game, with no possibility to skip past it :(

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  • Gsdudeman

    yeah i got it to work by opening it several times. Pretty good game with excellent graphics. Better graphics than the DS version which pushed the limits of the DS. But it's the same game so if you didnt like the DS version missions and gameplay, dont buy.

  • Aaron Sullivan

    I'm impressed. Looks better than the DS game could. Resolution + smooth textures. Controls look like a reasonable compromise and seem to work well for this type of game. Sure you can't "circle strafe" but that is such an artificial video game thing anyway. :)

    Now, what needs to happen is MAJOR SUCCESS for this game so that high-quality full-featured games are attracted to the platform. It's great to have the value games, but the potential for an wider variety of games is certainly there on this platform. RPGs especially. Square Enix has to impressed by the storage (un)limitations alone, right? ;o)

    ++ against complaining to a developer that a game doesn't work on a jailbroken iPhone. (or even thinking about it)

  • Gsdudeman

    yeah i got it to work by opening it several times. Pretty good game with excellent graphics. Better graphics than the DS version which pushed the limits of the DS. But it's the same game so if you didnt like the DS version missions and gameplay, dont buy.

  • Aaron Sullivan

    I'm impressed. Looks better than the DS game could. Resolution + smooth textures. Controls look like a reasonable compromise and seem to work well for this type of game. Sure you can't "circle strafe" but that is such an artificial video game thing anyway. :)

    Now, what needs to happen is MAJOR SUCCESS for this game so that high-quality full-featured games are attracted to the platform. It's great to have the value games, but the potential for an wider variety of games is certainly there on this platform. RPGs especially. Square Enix has to impressed by the storage (un)limitations alone, right? ;o)

    ++ against complaining to a developer that a game doesn't work on a jailbroken iPhone. (or even thinking about it)

  • Vende

    Oh man, I said I would be cutting my ipihone game budgets but my god does this game look fun

  • Vende

    Oh man, I said I would be cutting my ipihone game budgets but my god does this game look fun

  • Darren

    Hi guys,

    read something about the 1g IPT being less capable with games than iPhones and the 2g IPT. Anyone with an original IPT having problems with this game, before I buy it?

  • Darren

    Hi guys,

    read something about the 1g IPT being less capable with games than iPhones and the 2g IPT. Anyone with an original IPT having problems with this game, before I buy it?

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose Nieto

    "One annoyance: it seems to play the intro video everytime you start the game, with no possibility to skip past it"

    Peter321, most game intro videos (include the one for BIA) behave just like regular iPhone videos, which means you can always tap to access control, then hit "Done" to skip them.

    I've played through the first two missions so far, and though the d-pad control is a bit dodgy (which I'm sure could be fixed in an update), I am very, very impressed.

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  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose Nieto

    "One annoyance: it seems to play the intro video everytime you start the game, with no possibility to skip past it"

    Peter321, most game intro videos (include the one for BIA) behave just like regular iPhone videos, which means you can always tap to access control, then hit "Done" to skip them.

    I've played through the first two missions so far, and though the d-pad control is a bit dodgy (which I'm sure could be fixed in an update), I am very, very impressed.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    The more I play it, the more I like it. Need more strategy and tactical FPS!

    Then my life would be complete. Heeeee!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    The more I play it, the more I like it. Need more strategy and tactical FPS!

    Then my life would be complete. Heeeee!

  • K

    Wow, that's really fun! I'm impressed, because it looked difficult to control at first, but 5 minutes in the first mission and you're a pro! :)

  • K

    Wow, that's really fun! I'm impressed, because it looked difficult to control at first, but 5 minutes in the first mission and you're a pro! :)

  • Shoop

    Its awesome, works great on JB Ipod 1G, it havent crashed at all.
    Nice games from Gameloft.

  • Shoop

    Its awesome, works great on JB Ipod 1G, it havent crashed at all.
    Nice games from Gameloft.

  • Hutch

    Wow, that is really cool! I need a towel just from watching the gameplay footage. What I can't get over is the audio... lots of chatter... gunfire... things blowing up! Nice!!!!

    Just need a car chase and some boobies.

  • Hutch

    Wow, that is really cool! I need a towel just from watching the gameplay footage. What I can't get over is the audio... lots of chatter... gunfire... things blowing up! Nice!!!!

    Just need a car chase and some boobies.

  • MaGCoL

    I already finished it!!

    It runs really smoothly, no noticeable slowdowns or anything.

    The automatic checkpoint system is pretty awesome. If I had a call or otherwise had to quit the app during gameplay I could pretty much continue where I left off.

    At first the controls were quite hard to handle, but I got use to them pretty quickly. The jeep handling is still hard IMO.

    If they added multiplayer with the next update I'd be willing to pay another 8 euros for it! Or more.

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  • MaGCoL

    I already finished it!!

    It runs really smoothly, no noticeable slowdowns or anything.

    The automatic checkpoint system is pretty awesome. If I had a call or otherwise had to quit the app during gameplay I could pretty much continue where I left off.

    At first the controls were quite hard to handle, but I got use to them pretty quickly. The jeep handling is still hard IMO.

    If they added multiplayer with the next update I'd be willing to pay another 8 euros for it! Or more.

  • peter

    attention all jailbreakers- follow the advice of a few posts above me, enable safe mode from sbsettings!!! it works i literally just fixed my blank screen problem, don't write gameloft

  • peter

    attention all jailbreakers- follow the advice of a few posts above me, enable safe mode from sbsettings!!! it works i literally just fixed my blank screen problem, don't write gameloft

  • M1ch3l

    @Peter

    I don't see 'enable safe mode' anywhere in sbsettings. Could you maybe be more precise?

  • MacTheSpoon

    Holy crap, this is a cellphone game??? Amazing stuff!!

    But yeah, someone please release a good role-playing game! Port KOTOR and FF VII at least!!

  • M1ch3l

    @Peter

    I don't see 'enable safe mode' anywhere in sbsettings. Could you maybe be more precise?

  • MacTheSpoon

    Holy crap, this is a cellphone game??? Amazing stuff!!

    But yeah, someone please release a good role-playing game! Port KOTOR and FF VII at least!!

  • M1ch3l

    @Peter

    Ah i found it already :') I'ts under the 'power' button.

    It finaly works now!

  • M1ch3l

    @Peter

    Ah i found it already :') I'ts under the 'power' button.

    It finaly works now!

  • iamse7en

    How do you enable safe mode from SBSettings?

  • iamse7en

    How do you enable safe mode from SBSettings?

  • iamse7en

    I don't see safe mode anywhere...

    It's not under the Power button.

  • iamse7en

    I don't see safe mode anywhere...

    It's not under the Power button.

  • Shaun

    This is almost identical to the N-gage game that i bought 3 months ago for my old Nokia n95

    http://www.ngage.com/ngi/ngage/web/g0/en/showroom/gamedetail.269.GameDetail.html#

    Its good but not great and I am a little disappointed as it feels like i bought the same game twice!

  • Shaun

    This is almost identical to the N-gage game that i bought 3 months ago for my old Nokia n95

    http://www.ngage.com/ngi/ngage/web/g0/en/showroom/gamedetail.269.GameDetail.html#

    Its good but not great and I am a little disappointed as it feels like i bought the same game twice!

  • ITOUCH

    If you can't run the game just keep trying. Press the game icon and when you see the blank spingboard press the "escape" button. Repeat as many times as you have to. I do it three times. It's likely a bug that they'll address in a future update and has nothing to do with JBs or not.

    As far as the game is concerned the controls are awful. It's a shame but not really gameloft's fault..

  • ITOUCH

    If you can't run the game just keep trying. Press the game icon and when you see the blank spingboard press the "escape" button. Repeat as many times as you have to. I do it three times. It's likely a bug that they'll address in a future update and has nothing to do with JBs or not.

    As far as the game is concerned the controls are awful. It's a shame but not really gameloft's fault..

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  • http://www.iphonetests.com Q.

    Argg its ugly and the controls looks terrible!

  • http://www.iphonetests.com Q.

    Argg its ugly and the controls looks terrible!

  • revy

    I also can't see the safe button anywhere in SBsettings, help me find it please

  • revy

    I also can't see the safe button anywhere in SBsettings, help me find it please

  • M1ch3l

    Itouch if tried 10 times and it didnt work.

    iAmSeven: in the bossprefs its not under the power button but if you swipe accros the top bar on your iPhone you get a shortcut menu that slides in from the top. (i think this is standard?) Then you have press the power button and then you get all these options:

    cancel
    reboot
    Power Off
    Lock
    Safe Mode

    press the last one ;)

    What also works is setting it in airplane mode!

  • M1ch3l

    Itouch if tried 10 times and it didnt work.

    iAmSeven: in the bossprefs its not under the power button but if you swipe accros the top bar on your iPhone you get a shortcut menu that slides in from the top. (i think this is standard?) Then you have press the power button and then you get all these options:

    cancel
    reboot
    Power Off
    Lock
    Safe Mode

    press the last one ;)

    What also works is setting it in airplane mode!

  • ITOUCH

    M1ch3l apparently it is a memory issue for you, that's why its working in safe mode and airplane mode (obviously you are talking about an iphone). Check your background apps that run in the memory and if you can turn some off. Maybe you have a video wallpaper background or something that animates and uses memory (assuming you are JB), or even a heavy application that you installed recently and runs in the backgroung without showing. The iphone's baseband is memory consuming enough on its own. :)

  • ITOUCH

    M1ch3l apparently it is a memory issue for you, that's why its working in safe mode and airplane mode (obviously you are talking about an iphone). Check your background apps that run in the memory and if you can turn some off. Maybe you have a video wallpaper background or something that animates and uses memory (assuming you are JB), or even a heavy application that you installed recently and runs in the backgroung without showing. The iphone's baseband is memory consuming enough on its own. :)

  • Loftus Hero

    A lot of people here seem to "knock" GAMELOFT - not quite sure why? I have bought their games on my SONY K800 and they have always been pretty good. I have bought a games from them on IPOD TOUCH and they have also been good quality (guitar rock tour, midnight bowling, RF09). I think this new game looks spot on and just need to justify the 5.99 hit to my credit card!
    Re - Jailbroken phones/Ipods, if you are going to hack hardware, that is (unfortunately) the price you pay. Should developers take this into account? In my opinion - no.

  • Loftus Hero

    A lot of people here seem to "knock" GAMELOFT - not quite sure why? I have bought their games on my SONY K800 and they have always been pretty good. I have bought a games from them on IPOD TOUCH and they have also been good quality (guitar rock tour, midnight bowling, RF09). I think this new game looks spot on and just need to justify the 5.99 hit to my credit card!
    Re - Jailbroken phones/Ipods, if you are going to hack hardware, that is (unfortunately) the price you pay. Should developers take this into account? In my opinion - no.

  • ITOUCH

    Gameloft is actually one of the best in mobile platforms. I have played many of their games in many cell phones and their releases are always top notch. I don't think anybody "knocks' them off.
    However, like I said the controls in this game suck although it's not really their fault. The touchscreen cannot allow decent controls for games like this.
    Jailbroken devices have no problem running apps (including this one) just like un-jailbroken ones do. Something else is always the problem. ;)

  • ITOUCH

    Gameloft is actually one of the best in mobile platforms. I have played many of their games in many cell phones and their releases are always top notch. I don't think anybody "knocks' them off.
    However, like I said the controls in this game suck although it's not really their fault. The touchscreen cannot allow decent controls for games like this.
    Jailbroken devices have no problem running apps (including this one) just like un-jailbroken ones do. Something else is always the problem. ;)

  • Clark M

    This game rocks!! But um... I'm at a point where it's telling me to throw a smoke grenade and when I do... nothing happens. lol. It's on the Normandy "Cloud Dagger" mission. Anyone else having this problem or have any tips on getting past it?

  • Clark M

    This game rocks!! But um... I'm at a point where it's telling me to throw a smoke grenade and when I do... nothing happens. lol. It's on the Normandy "Cloud Dagger" mission. Anyone else having this problem or have any tips on getting past it?

  • Marko

    Mini-Review:

    Graphics: 8/10 pretty detailed best for the Iphone/Touch so far (though it's really the only 3rd person shooter..lol), little slowdown, good clean textures easily something on par with 1st generation PSone. I can't wait to see what developers will have on the Iphone/Touch. (Bring on Hero of Sparta). Though I wish the beggining trailer did not show graphics from the PC and Console versions, makes the actual game look anemic by comparison.

    Sound: 8/10 very solid, good sound effects very clear voices, awesome with Headphones).

    Control: 7/10 I gave this a 7 as it's not as precise as having an analog stick. But, good enough for now. Love that you can choose multiple control types. The game does have Auto Aim/lock enabled.

    Gameplay: 8/10 Very solid, great for a handheld that isn't a PSP or DS.
    It is standard 3rd person shooter, but as it's the only one of it's kind so far it definitely raises my expectations.

    Replay: 3/10 SHort, but for $10 can't expect too much. Ad-hoc Mulitplayer wouldn've been nice.

    Overall: 8/10 It's a great game, for my book definitely worth the $10, though my guess is that it'll drop to 7.99 in a week or so..lol
    I say support Gameloft, so they can continue to produce more Iphone/Touch games.

  • Marko

    Mini-Review:

    Graphics: 8/10 pretty detailed best for the Iphone/Touch so far (though it's really the only 3rd person shooter..lol), little slowdown, good clean textures easily something on par with 1st generation PSone. I can't wait to see what developers will have on the Iphone/Touch. (Bring on Hero of Sparta). Though I wish the beggining trailer did not show graphics from the PC and Console versions, makes the actual game look anemic by comparison.

    Sound: 8/10 very solid, good sound effects very clear voices, awesome with Headphones).

    Control: 7/10 I gave this a 7 as it's not as precise as having an analog stick. But, good enough for now. Love that you can choose multiple control types. The game does have Auto Aim/lock enabled.

    Gameplay: 8/10 Very solid, great for a handheld that isn't a PSP or DS.
    It is standard 3rd person shooter, but as it's the only one of it's kind so far it definitely raises my expectations.

    Replay: 3/10 SHort, but for $10 can't expect too much. Ad-hoc Mulitplayer wouldn've been nice.

    Overall: 8/10 It's a great game, for my book definitely worth the $10, though my guess is that it'll drop to 7.99 in a week or so..lol
    I say support Gameloft, so they can continue to produce more Iphone/Touch games.

  • servius

    This game is just a port of a game ported to the ds from mobile. Although it has a graphical upgrade, it's really the same game. Is it really worth praising gameloft for porting a several year old game to a new platform?

  • servius

    This game is just a port of a game ported to the ds from mobile. Although it has a graphical upgrade, it's really the same game. Is it really worth praising gameloft for porting a several year old game to a new platform?

  • HHG

    About the Whining Jailbreakers....

    I can't tell you how many People slammed my game, TouchSports Tennis - DAILY - on iTunes!!! They delete and re-post their *One Star * review saying the game is unstable and wont work.

    Telling me to fix the problem!!!! UUGGH!!!! More importantly telling potential customers my game is unstable....

    This has taken a game that should be at 4.5 stars down to 3. I remember when I used to mod my system and if I configured something wrong... it was MY FAULT.

    They expect me to figure out their problem. It's great to hear the smart ones out there saying to Stop Blaming Developers for innovation!

    Thx!
    HHG

  • HHG

    About the Whining Jailbreakers....

    I can't tell you how many People slammed my game, TouchSports Tennis - DAILY - on iTunes!!! They delete and re-post their *One Star * review saying the game is unstable and wont work.

    Telling me to fix the problem!!!! UUGGH!!!! More importantly telling potential customers my game is unstable....

    This has taken a game that should be at 4.5 stars down to 3. I remember when I used to mod my system and if I configured something wrong... it was MY FAULT.

    They expect me to figure out their problem. It's great to hear the smart ones out there saying to Stop Blaming Developers for innovation!

    Thx!
    HHG

  • ninjaw

    HHG, How comes there are TONS of games that bigger than yours work perfectly OK on a JB iPhone? I never put any comment in iTune but just can't resist to respond. Just drop your BS excuse and fix the memory bugs in your game!

  • ninjaw

    HHG, How comes there are TONS of games that bigger than yours work perfectly OK on a JB iPhone? I never put any comment in iTune but just can't resist to respond. Just drop your BS excuse and fix the memory bugs in your game!

  • SalsaMD

    @ninjaw

    Your remark is only partially valid:

    1. In the ideal world, yes, a game should just work on al platforms, as many appear to (complexities of the specific games unspecified),

    but

    2. If one has a jailbroken phone and the app works on non-jail broken phones/IPT, the app store is NOT the place to lodge the complaint. It should be taken up in a forum/blog, perhaps like this one, where developers and other saavy iphone users can perhaps decipher the problem. Thus, it is the dev's freedom to legitimately express a complaint over this broken app store rating process.

  • SalsaMD

    @ninjaw

    Your remark is only partially valid:

    1. In the ideal world, yes, a game should just work on al platforms, as many appear to (complexities of the specific games unspecified),

    but

    2. If one has a jailbroken phone and the app works on non-jail broken phones/IPT, the app store is NOT the place to lodge the complaint. It should be taken up in a forum/blog, perhaps like this one, where developers and other saavy iphone users can perhaps decipher the problem. Thus, it is the dev's freedom to legitimately express a complaint over this broken app store rating process.

  • kam

    @all the whiny developers

    im sorry, but its safe to say about 50% of iphone uses have jailbroken their units. Its not good practice to insult half of your potential market for getting the most out of their phone. get your goddamn software working or shut the hell up and take the criticism. thats all there is to it. A smart developer will test it on both factory set, and jailbroken.

  • kam

    @all the whiny developers

    im sorry, but its safe to say about 50% of iphone uses have jailbroken their units. Its not good practice to insult half of your potential market for getting the most out of their phone. get your goddamn software working or shut the hell up and take the criticism. thats all there is to it. A smart developer will test it on both factory set, and jailbroken.

  • Peter321

    @kam

    Problem is, on a non-JB phone the developer knows what limits he has to stay withing - that's the beauty of Apples closed 1-app at a time system (whether you like it or not).

    On a JB phone, the users can run all sorts of background tasks that can take up both memory and CPU cycles. This will be independent from user to user, so the developer has no chance of testing whether his app will work in this environment or not - it may work for one JB setup, but not for another that has more or larger background tasks running.

    Apple has provided a pretty consistent platform for developers (although the Ipod Touch V2 is faster) and I think that is one of the reason we already have 10.000 apps in an app store that is less than 5 months old.

    If you JB - you are on your own, you are using an unsupported configuration.

    If I chip my car and the engine breaks down because of it, I can't complain to the dealer and demand a replacement ;)

    As SalsaMD says, issues with JB phones should be discussed in forums and blogs, not in the iTunes rating system, it is unfair to the developer and will ultimately be bad for the end-user as well (if the game gets an unfair bad rating, sales will sufffer and the developer makes less money to develop new and better games).

  • Peter321

    @kam

    Problem is, on a non-JB phone the developer knows what limits he has to stay withing - that's the beauty of Apples closed 1-app at a time system (whether you like it or not).

    On a JB phone, the users can run all sorts of background tasks that can take up both memory and CPU cycles. This will be independent from user to user, so the developer has no chance of testing whether his app will work in this environment or not - it may work for one JB setup, but not for another that has more or larger background tasks running.

    Apple has provided a pretty consistent platform for developers (although the Ipod Touch V2 is faster) and I think that is one of the reason we already have 10.000 apps in an app store that is less than 5 months old.

    If you JB - you are on your own, you are using an unsupported configuration.

    If I chip my car and the engine breaks down because of it, I can't complain to the dealer and demand a replacement ;)

    As SalsaMD says, issues with JB phones should be discussed in forums and blogs, not in the iTunes rating system, it is unfair to the developer and will ultimately be bad for the end-user as well (if the game gets an unfair bad rating, sales will sufffer and the developer makes less money to develop new and better games).

  • Jon

    Please consider that if you are going to accept review copies it might be better to have an actual review. Saying a game has good graphics and decent controls isn't a review, that's a casual observation. If developers can only give out 50 copies and then you offer only the most superficial information they'll probably go elsewhere, and the readers will follow (or maybe leave first).

    I'm not saying this to be a jerk, it just seems like maybe you don't realize that you have the opportunity of a lead but lack content other than a simple aggregation of games. It won't take long for someone to flesh out a site with better content though.

  • Jon

    Please consider that if you are going to accept review copies it might be better to have an actual review. Saying a game has good graphics and decent controls isn't a review, that's a casual observation. If developers can only give out 50 copies and then you offer only the most superficial information they'll probably go elsewhere, and the readers will follow (or maybe leave first).

    I'm not saying this to be a jerk, it just seems like maybe you don't realize that you have the opportunity of a lead but lack content other than a simple aggregation of games. It won't take long for someone to flesh out a site with better content though.

  • Ahiru

    so, a JB 2.2 (without basebade updatE) iphone 3g would run this game? only jailbroke it to unlock my phone (my simcard is old, it needs jailbreaking to activate) but not using winterboard or anything (don't even have cydia/installer).

  • Ahiru

    so, a JB 2.2 (without basebade updatE) iphone 3g would run this game? only jailbroke it to unlock my phone (my simcard is old, it needs jailbreaking to activate) but not using winterboard or anything (don't even have cydia/installer).

  • arn

    @Jon - fwiw, we didn't accept a review copy. and we didn't call this a review.

  • arn

    @Jon - fwiw, we didn't accept a review copy. and we didn't call this a review.

  • ITOUCH

    @ Ahiru Normally, yes it will.

  • ITOUCH

    @ Ahiru Normally, yes it will.

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  • Anonymouse

    @ Kam

    I'm sorry, but it is safe to say that you are an utter arse if you think 50% of people have Jail broken their phones. It is far more likely to be 0.05% than it is 50%.

  • Anonymouse

    @ Kam

    I'm sorry, but it is safe to say that you are an utter arse if you think 50% of people have Jail broken their phones. It is far more likely to be 0.05% than it is 50%.

  • Steve

    if you have a jailbroken iPhone and stuff does not work don't complain to the developers, complain to the person who made the hacked firmware. It's their fault!
    It's like buying a Mac and putting Windows on it. Then getting mad at Apple when the system crashes and gets viruses.

    I could not wait any more for a review and I downloaded the game. Can't wait to try it out. i'll post my review in a bit.

  • Steve

    if you have a jailbroken iPhone and stuff does not work don't complain to the developers, complain to the person who made the hacked firmware. It's their fault!
    It's like buying a Mac and putting Windows on it. Then getting mad at Apple when the system crashes and gets viruses.

    I could not wait any more for a review and I downloaded the game. Can't wait to try it out. i'll post my review in a bit.

  • JR

    Are they playing that game using the iphone's regular speakers, or is it connected to an external speaker system? It sounds too loud on video to be from the iphone alone.

  • JR

    Are they playing that game using the iphone's regular speakers, or is it connected to an external speaker system? It sounds too loud on video to be from the iphone alone.

  • Steve

    First Impressions,

    Buy this game!

    1) How is this game running on my phone?

    2)The controls are hard, try each schemes and see what one you like the best. I have tried the first two and like the first one better. I am currently trying number 3. I like it too.

    3)i grabbed a rocket launcher, shot a sniper then a tank. I did this on my iPhone.

    4)Graphics are not bad for a phone, i did not buy my iPhone for amazing game graphics so i don't really care. You can see they at least tried with them.

    5)overall if you like shooter games just get it, don't wait any more. It's a shooter on the iPhone. think about it!

    i'll post a full review after i play it some more.

  • Steve

    no problems with crashing yet.

    after i installed the app and restarted my phone it has run fine

  • Steve

    First Impressions,

    Buy this game!

    1) How is this game running on my phone?

    2)The controls are hard, try each schemes and see what one you like the best. I have tried the first two and like the first one better. I am currently trying number 3. I like it too.

    3)i grabbed a rocket launcher, shot a sniper then a tank. I did this on my iPhone.

    4)Graphics are not bad for a phone, i did not buy my iPhone for amazing game graphics so i don't really care. You can see they at least tried with them.

    5)overall if you like shooter games just get it, don't wait any more. It's a shooter on the iPhone. think about it!

    i'll post a full review after i play it some more.

  • Steve

    no problems with crashing yet.

    after i installed the app and restarted my phone it has run fine

  • Jufri

    someone was saying that they keep crashing..is this after the brother of arms logo comes up, and a black screen pops up? well to adress this problem i open the game up multiple times until a white gameloft screen comes up assuring me its about to play properly.
    This game so far has astounded me, im amazed that the iphone can play such briliant games. Id be willing to pay a heap for this game im loving it.!!!
    you wont regret this game. even the quotes are good. :) love it.

  • Jufri

    someone was saying that they keep crashing..is this after the brother of arms logo comes up, and a black screen pops up? well to adress this problem i open the game up multiple times until a white gameloft screen comes up assuring me its about to play properly.
    This game so far has astounded me, im amazed that the iphone can play such briliant games. Id be willing to pay a heap for this game im loving it.!!!
    you wont regret this game. even the quotes are good. :) love it.

  • Gsdudeman

    i got my response from gameloft and they said that it is a problem that they are aware of and will fix in the next update out next week. So its not just JB'd iphones that have the problems. Doesnt matter tho cuz i got it fixed already.

  • Gsdudeman

    i got my response from gameloft and they said that it is a problem that they are aware of and will fix in the next update out next week. So its not just JB'd iphones that have the problems. Doesnt matter tho cuz i got it fixed already.

  • Dr Ed G

    I've having the same grenade problem to Clark M, on both Cloud Dagger of the Nomandy campaign and the Tutorial missions. The problem appears to be that I can't work out how to throw the thing further than a few feet in front of me. Am I being completely stupid?

  • Dr Ed G

    I've having the same grenade problem to Clark M, on both Cloud Dagger of the Nomandy campaign and the Tutorial missions. The problem appears to be that I can't work out how to throw the thing further than a few feet in front of me. Am I being completely stupid?

  • Taro

    Jailbroken 2.2 iPhone 2G

    As said before by somebody else, if you try several times to get the game to start it will eventually work.

    Nice game for a phone.

  • Taro

    Jailbroken 2.2 iPhone 2G

    As said before by somebody else, if you try several times to get the game to start it will eventually work.

    Nice game for a phone.

  • Dr Ed G

    In answer to my own question, yes, I am being stupid. Just discovered that tipping the phone forward enables you to aim the grenade further forward.

  • Dr Ed G

    In answer to my own question, yes, I am being stupid. Just discovered that tipping the phone forward enables you to aim the grenade further forward.

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  • Ted

    Can this game be played on any other platforms other than Apple? like Blackberry?

  • Ted

    Can this game be played on any other platforms other than Apple? like Blackberry?

  • Spit

    Fix for Brothers In Arms (Jailbroken iPhone 3G) read the article, http://tr.im/1xen

  • Spit

    Fix for Brothers In Arms (Jailbroken iPhone 3G) read the article, http://tr.im/1xen

  • rich_952000

    I have contemplated this game since it was released, read a thousand articles and posts, and bought probably 50 other games while trying to decide if I wanted to drop a whopping $10 bucks for it.

    Man this is a killer game!

    My comparison is probably poor, but I'll put it out there anyway. Before I sold my PSP, I bought Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six:Las Vegas. In my humble opinion BIA kicks the crap out of that game! They are fairly similar, but the graphics on Rainbow seemed choppy comp. to BIA. Character models in BIA look convincingly like Nazi military and the scenery and backdrops feel right. In that Clancy game, movements, actions and surroundings just felt so.. Confined, or blocky not sure the actual word to describe it. I played that Clancy game for maybe a total of 3 hours (I didn't beat it, too blasé). I payed $39.99 for that piece of elephant dung!!

    I am happy paying the $10 for BIA, and I can already tell I'll beat the ham and replay it, and get more than 3hrs of enjoyment from it. Not to say I enjoyed the Vegas game, those 3 hrs were spent getting frustrated, not what a game should be like.

    Thanks Gameloft, next time you guys release a game that interests me I will not be so apprehensive to push that "buy now" button.

  • rich_952000

    I have contemplated this game since it was released, read a thousand articles and posts, and bought probably 50 other games while trying to decide if I wanted to drop a whopping $10 bucks for it.

    Man this is a killer game!

    My comparison is probably poor, but I'll put it out there anyway. Before I sold my PSP, I bought Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six:Las Vegas. In my humble opinion BIA kicks the crap out of that game! They are fairly similar, but the graphics on Rainbow seemed choppy comp. to BIA. Character models in BIA look convincingly like Nazi military and the scenery and backdrops feel right. In that Clancy game, movements, actions and surroundings just felt so.. Confined, or blocky not sure the actual word to describe it. I played that Clancy game for maybe a total of 3 hours (I didn't beat it, too blasé). I payed $39.99 for that piece of elephant dung!!

    I am happy paying the $10 for BIA, and I can already tell I'll beat the ham and replay it, and get more than 3hrs of enjoyment from it. Not to say I enjoyed the Vegas game, those 3 hrs were spent getting frustrated, not what a game should be like.

    Thanks Gameloft, next time you guys release a game that interests me I will not be so apprehensive to push that "buy now" button.

  • rich_952000

    Man that "beat the ham" comment came off weird didn't it? Apple; quit toying with my words while I type on my phone!!!!!!

    Corrected word is game. Lol

  • rich_952000

    Man that "beat the ham" comment came off weird didn't it? Apple; quit toying with my words while I type on my phone!!!!!!

    Corrected word is game. Lol

  • Vende

    I just bought it, can't wait to go home, lie on my bed, and play this bad boy!

  • Vende

    I just bought it, can't wait to go home, lie on my bed, and play this bad boy!

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