Before you make any assumptions, I played Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood. I must say, Road to Hill 30 was one of the worst games I had ever played. Earned in Blood was an improvement, and I sort of liked it. Having waited 3 years to play HH, I had high hopes. But what the hell? First off, the cover system is simply, hands down, the WORST cover system I have ever used. No blind fire to speak of, so you must expose your head to take a shot, and this is a death wish. Forget about throwing grenades from your cover spot. Because, for some bizarre reason, grenades fly instantly, and are so small you can't see where they land. Now, in theory you can see where it will land, but if you do this after throwing the grenade, and you see it next to your feet... boom. The guns all handle pretty basic, but reloading is a pain in the ass, since it will say "reload" on the screen until... well... you reload. The graphics are ugly. Despite it claiming to use Unreal 3, the shadowing is horrendous, making a blur rather than a shadow. The cutscenes look PS2 quality, and of course in the game, your character will speak... and not move his mouth. Apparently, the members of the 101st were also ventriloquists. The multiplayer is terrible, but there is no need for explanation. The tactics grow old fast. For the majority of the game all you do is fire at them, run around, and shoot them in the back. The premise is interesting, but I really don't care about a cursed pistol. On the plus side, if you want to rack up your gamerscore, this is the game for you. All in all, this should have been a budget title. After playing Earned in Blood, I wanted more, and this was not it. If you see this game for 20 bucks, get it. But I paid 34.99 for it and it is going back.