Dusted of my copy of ‘Band of Brothers’. I love that ‘I forgot this was so good’ moment when, subconsciously you expect a game to show its age in game play and graphics. Instead, it actually runs with, and in some cases exceeds some newer games.
To be honest, what blows me away now is the same thing which blew me away the first time I played it – the shear level of historical detail, and it’s the first time I remember the squad members having ‘faces’, a persona and story to their lives.
It is almost haunting that the streets, walls and hedges were digitally mapped from the actual battle fields of Normandy. I think it’s actually quite a lesson on so many levels. I expected the BAR or the Thompson would have been my weapon of choice (ala COD)…in this game, my weapon of choice - the M1 Garand.
Its silly, but the fact that today is the 6th of June; I could not play it. On one hand playing a ‘game’ based on those events felt a bit like I was trivialising the world changing events of that day. On the other hand, Band of Brothers added another level to my respect for all people involved. Talk about contradictions…..