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Larry's Latest Hits the Shelves 18 Nov, 2003, 23:30 / 11 comments

A new release has come and gone, and with it, a first batch of reviews. This time, the critics take a look at Secret Weapons Over Normandy. Here we go...<:MORENEWS:>

GameSpy gives the title 4 out of 5 stars, saying that "Normandy is the opposite of realistic in too many ways to count, and that's what makes it fun... everything is geared toward ease of play and the thrill of conflict." GameSpy also praises the game's level design and live orchestral score.

Gaming Age gives the new Larry Holland game a B+. "In short," the reviewer writes, "Secret Weapons Over Normandy looks very good, it's just not a graphical powerhouse. It looks more like an old WWII movie than a summer blockbuster, which fits perfectly... The story is interesting, well told and serves as the perfect excuse to get into the cockpit of the era's most famous aircraft."

IGN gives the game a reasonable 8.0 out of 10. "First and foremost," the four-page article states, "Secret Weapons attempts to bridge the gap between historical accuracy and arcade sensibility... LucasArts can realize much higher returns on their investment development with the PS2 and Xbox versions and it's apparent that that's the target for this game."

Secret Weapons Over Normandy is in stores now for the PC, PS2, and Xbox.

Comments

  • LeChuckie on 20 Nov, 2003, 04:39…
    How good is it on the Keyboard?
  • Jayel on 19 Nov, 2003, 18:11…
    I'm shocked at all those lukewarm reviews. How can a Lawrence Holland game be anything less than spectacular?
  • Jake on 19 Nov, 2003, 18:26…
    Is 4/5, 8/10, or a B+ a lukewarm review? I guess in that they're not rave reviews, yeah.
  • tabacco on 20 Nov, 2003, 02:54…
    Not by my academic standards ;)
  • Jake on 19 Nov, 2003, 19:57…
    Oh... eww.
  • spaff on 19 Nov, 2003, 11:20…
    ive got a revie wof this somewhere by my fighter plane / xwing games obsessed friend, ill find it!
  • LucasTones on 19 Nov, 2003, 07:06…
    I wanted this game the most when it was announced - I basically figured it would be like Rogue Squadron, but with WWII planes, which would be awesome. Then the 'cube version was canned :(
  • black_sheep on 19 Nov, 2003, 04:41…
    okay now that all the games are out ( except Armed&Dangerous ) let's get back to sam and max 2, Lucasarts, Shall we?
  • tabacco on 19 Nov, 2003, 06:14…
    ...and Wrath Unleashed
  • Metallus on 19 Nov, 2003, 01:53…
    The demo is fun despite GameSpy's evil ways.
  • tabacco on 18 Nov, 2003, 23:51…
    I just got it today. I only played one of the training missions, but so far it's pretty fun :)