Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no Houkou – First Impressions
It’s funny that given their country’s history, D3 decided to release a World War II game, titled Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no Houkou, a third person shooter at that. Name me another third person shooter for the DS that came out of the Land of the Rising Sun? Can’t think of any? Neither can I.
Anyways, I share the same embarassment found in Bangai-O Spirits in Unknown Soldier, whereby I couldn’t get past the tutorial levels. It’s a shame because the game is actually quite good looking and boast a couple of unique features such as backing against the wall and the camera actually pans out to show you what’s going on around the corner. You can then shoot your weapon one-armed to take out anyone around the corner.
I don’t know whether it is a feature in the tutorial levels or one that is found throughout the game but your HP replenishes over time, when no one is shooting at you (or you shooting back).
The game, or at least the tutorial, takes place in a European town. Funny you should hear combat chatter and explosions as the only people in the level are your character and a bunch of respawning enemy soldiers. Mission objectives are given over your radio and I’ve so far made a hash of them, running around the level and getting particularly annoyed at an enemy respawn point that never seems to stop churning out foot soldiers.
Any hints here? By the way, if you are wondering how I got past the menus… they are all in English. The mission objectives are in Japanese though.
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