Harder, longer, and more boring than the actual game. I don't know why someone decided to make the game harder and ask for more grinding from the player, but it has it. If it had an option to change some settings it would be better. On the bright side, it does have a lot of fun lore in the game.
I do like the content in this game, however, I am having a very difficult time playing it. It constantly crashes for me. I have installed it into \Origin Games\Battlefield 2 Complete Collection\mods\ and including the levels.rar file. I have merged all of it...some can someone help me?
The models and textures in this mod are very nice and the scripting is quite good, it runs well and the map has very diverse and well researched factions
Unfortunately the gameplay is utter rubbish. I've heard it called the "realism mod".
Realism my arse.
Brytenwalda confuses realism with making the game impossibly hard. It basically ***** the player over with cheap tricks and gives them to recourse.
Raider mobs annihilate anything sent against them, unless you have a better than a 10 to 1 advantage raiders will annihilate you until you get high enough in level to pick them off yourself. Also, there are basically no weak mobs to help the player to level their troops, it is this and the fact that levelling troops takes a month of Sundays that ruins this mod.
The only way I could get good troops was to wait until I found a band of raiders with a lot of prisoners but low fighting strength. I would hide my soldiers and ride in to pick the raiders off 1 by 1. This is bad handling of the Warband campaign system and being forced to play like this makes the game tedious.
Raider mobs also spawn with absurd stats and basically all of them have chainmail! This is meant to be Dark Ages Britain FFS, if you had chainmail in this age you were probably royalty, nobility or so incredibly good at fighting that you killed some nobleman and got away with it (and his armour). So why the **** are these Dena and Frankish raiders who are running around Britain in an King's Ransom worth of chainmail mindlessly attacking me and my useless idiot army? The Vassals even worse, they get incredibly generous helpings of ridiculously over-powered units and the get reinforced at a rate that makes it impossible to compete with them.
I gave this mod a 3 because even though it's well made, it's not worth playing. It's not worth playing because there's no viable way to win without making the game a tedious grind. You should be able to win games with skill and persistence, not mindless repetition. I'd happily give it a 10 if the author fixed the ridiculously powerful raider mobs, balanced the vassal armies to better represent their historical counterparts and got rid of the stupidly slow troop leveling system
Trying to make casual shooter extremly realistic leads to such unbalanced mods like this. The worst sniping experience and the worst STALKER gaming at the same time. This mods just ruins pretty good made and balanced game mechanics of original game and adds tonnes of useless crap in backpack. If someone wants to play realistic hardcore shooter it is better to prefer ArmA 2/3 or Dayz, but if someone wants to have fun in open world and by the way to complete quests and storyline it is much better idea to play original SoC/CS/CoP.
IMHO, MISERY changes STALKER in wrong way and it looks like ugly mixed chimera of absolutly incompatible games.
This mod is very far from finished, feels like hey rushed a release and called it a full version. The "zombies" get stuck in walls, teleport around the battlefield, and dissapear to unkillable areas randomly. i tried playing it and it just felt like someone went out of their way to screw up the native as much as possible and this was the result. took me 4 restarts just to finish the first fight you have to do in the town
I don't think this call "Black Operations Redux", I prefer the original because this pack make my Black operation make confuse. When I use the Nightvision, it just show me static screen and nothing. And how the hell suddenly there are weapon with HEV hand? OMG,
Klersej, I make the best reviews:
Brutal Nature, let's see...
-a lot of crafting (you'll get bored of waiting anyway) +20
-shoot animals +20
-over thousands of materials +20
-can mine a lot of stuff +10
-you miss 99.9% of shots -10
-invisible guns, and hands -5
-mining is terrible -10
-graple is hard to control -10
-and graple is the best way to get killed -10
-you wait 3 hours for a campfire to craft -10
-you run out of energy WAY too fast -10
-you need tons of stuff for small items -10
-It's not wort 20$ -20
5/100 Believe me, people will uninstall this game and flee from it when they see this review.
This game could be also reffered to: Minecraft Ripoff!!