This game has amazing visuals but lacks good gameplay
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Brothers in Arms DS is an amazing graphical achievement the game looks stunning and i was surprised to see that the DS was able to play a game that looks this good. The frame rate is steady, not perfect but pretty steady and the environment is beautiful. draw distance on the other hand is terrible however this is a minor complaint when it comes to what is done on the DS.
Gamplay isn't so hot though, your hand will get tired and sometimes the stylus isn't as responsive as you would like. Throwing grenades is a pain and reloading feels like it should have been mapped to a button. moving is another problem with almost no camera control while walking and only the D-pad to move it just doesn't feel right... the only positive thing i can say is that when taking cover you find it automatically like company of heroes or gears of war, i really like this because you didn't have to worry about more button pressing on an already crowded control scheme.
On top of the problems with the gameplay there is almost no story in this game. You play through different theaters of war including normandy, africa and germany but you never feel attached to the characters like you do in other games on consoles, which is ashame.
If your curious about this game give it a go, however don't expect much, and if you can buy it used or borrow it from a friend do so. because i would not recommend buying this game full price.