- Platform: Windows 98 / 95
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
The game features a fully interactive environment and the ability to control up to a four-member team and commandeer a variety of vehicles, as you fight your way through more than 20 missions in nine campaigns from the lush jungles of Southeast Asia to the harsh deserts in Africa. You can even supply your squad with a number of weapons, including pistols, sniper rifles, grenades, and bazookas.
To Medal of Honour and Call of Duty fans I would like to warn them that this game requires a brain. You have to make your own plan and not just follow a single path. The Ai is pretty intelligant and you are not basiclly invicible.
So heres a quick list of the game:
-Good models and graphics
-Buggy and Laggy
All complaints aside, the game really shines as being one of the more realistic WWII game (or any other genre) out there. You have realistic weapons, the outdoor environments including the building interiors, and just the overall ambience. If you played Call of Duty, you might like the slower pace in H&D2. Stealth is heavily used and recommended. Yet unlike CD, this game has RPG elements. At the end of every mission, and depending what skills you used and the success of them, you increase your skills and abilities. This contributes to game longivity. As far as replayability, let's just say I've played thru this game about 5 times already and still not bored. Why? The game is sorta open-ended. You decide how you want to go about a mission: all out assault or stealth or both, using only certain weapons or all of them, do a certain task first before another or do them in order.
There will be a sequel according to Illusionworks. I can't wait. :)
cons: if you buy this game do not neglect to download any available patches. there are quite a few bugs, but the patches will fix these and the game will run fine.
also the training mission at the start of the game is terrible. most people wont get through it before they uninstall and find another game. the actual gameplay however is totally different....trust me. although it is a good concept and a nice touch to the game, not a single game ive played has had a good basic training mission. the idea is to teach you how to play the game before you actually start playing missions, but its just to arcade like to feel realistic. if your shooting for realism then why bother doing it "half-job". they should have your soldier get out of bed at 4:00 am and hussle to fall in rank. make it tough to complete the training and have you do pushups when you screw up. the obstacle course is totally weak. why not have your men go out on a night excursion and engage targets to simulate what combat will be like when you start doing actual missions. just my thoughts.