Having read some poor reviews i was wishing i hadnt ordered, however having played it i would highly recommend. graphics are admittedly not amazing, though they are the high end of average which is enough for me - people need to start looking beyond flashy graphics to the important thing - gameplay. which is excellent. i'm a big fan of military history so the accuracy is a plus for me but i find the whole realism slant very refreshing. people say 'oh great, another ww2 game' but the only thing similar to other ww2 shooters such as cod3 is the weapons and the fact that you are shooting at germans rather than generic arab terrorists. this game demands proper tactics, making run and gun suicidal and forcing you to think a little bit, making getting past a tight spot that more satisfying. I thought at first it would get boring but i'm pretty far through and playing in bursts of around an hour it isnt repetitive at all, at least no more than any other shooting game. there is a decent amount of variety - tank missions, solo more stealthy bits, a sniping bit and nice satisfying manning-the-machine-gun defensive bits. the story, despite being rather cliche'd, is pretty interesting and absorbing, and you will start to really care about the main characters, which cannot often be said about a shooting game.
downpoints i would concede are occasional ai glitches, where your men choose a damned stupid route to you when you call them in, resulting in them running past a maching gun nest and getting mowed down, very occasional graphic and camera hiccoughs, and sometimes the men's shouts dont make sense or get a little repetitive. stretching it a little too i could concede that the weapons get a bit boring by the end. but nothing's perfect, and this game is brilliant and deserves your attention. as long as you dont mind thinking a bit and ordering americans to run places, and like shooting a gun at evil people, this is definately worth buying. genuinely one of the best games i've played for a good while. it certainly didnt disappoint me, anyway.