Indsendt: 27. maj
SPOILER ALERT!!! THIS REVIEW IS A SPOILER!!! DO NOT READ!!!
During Part 1 of the Battle of Seelow Heights, I was tasked to sneak four Soviet commandos past German lines.
It was night. The anti-day.
Being seen would kill my men.
I crawled one of my commandos close to the Nazis and tried sneaking him across their lines. He died. I reloaded a save file and I tried it again, and he died; I reloaded.
I then tried sneaking across two at a time. They died. Reloaded. I then crawled all of them across simultaneously and reloaded. Then I tried sending them across: one-by-one. And the first made it. Then the second made it. Then the third was found and they died. I then tried sniping some Nazis from afar, saving now and then, adding Nazi deaths. And with weakened enemy lines, I sneaked my guys into a bush, on the other side. Two Germans walked into that bush. Reloaded.
After two hours of reloading saves later, I got them past the enemy lines. And three hours after that, I de-mined a canyon, planted my own mines, planted some TNT, and moved my Ground Hog Day commandos to the Part 2 checkpoint.
Dawn. The Anti-Dusk.
The game tells me we have to take the German positions on the hills, and it tells me I have a limited number of computer-controlled reinforcements, whose bodies are essential to victory. And the battle is a slog. The Germans are dug-in. I see the number of reinforcements ticking down. I see that I will run out of friends long before the main base is captured. So I reload. Many times.
Four hours later, I give up on reloading and on playing the game on “Normal.” But I don’t lower the difficulty. I just wait for the number of reinforcements to tick down. And it does….
They keep coming; allied troops keep coming; an hour later they keep coming; the end of the battle they keep coming.....