Friday, January 28, 2011

FPS Friday - Brothers in Arms: Double Time

Coffee Beans:
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time(BiA:DT) was released on September 23, 2008 for the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99.
     BiA:DT was co-developed by Gearbox Software and Demiurge Studios, and published by Ubisoft.  Brothers in Arms: Double Time received a "Mature" rating from the ESRB for content such as, "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language".

     A brief description for the game says, "The award winning WWII franchise comes to WIi with all of the action, story and authenticity that has critics and fans eager for more.  Play as Sergeant Matt Baker or Joe Hartsock, leading your squad behind enemy lines through the Normandy invasion in 31 playable levels."

     How many hours have Wii owners reported playing Brothers in Arms: Double Time in the 854 days from September 23, 2008 to January 24, 2011?  Let's take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America, not world-wide.

Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time has approximately 10,488 Wii owners reporting their game-play data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time has 88,394 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 8 Hours 26 Minutes "Per person" reporting data.
     BiA:DT's average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 37 Minutes.

Sale Rank and Advertised Price:
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time's sale rank is #7,537, and its current advertised price is $9.15 + 7.99 shipping, from a third party vendor.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 11:50PM, on 1-28-11)

Review Scores:
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time's "professional" review score average is 46.47%, based on 15 reviews on

     BiA:DT has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 10 customer reviews.
     Double Time's customer review score average is 74%, when converted to a 100% review scale.  You can see the customer review scores breakdown in the image below:
     (Review score averages recorded around 11:50PM, on 1-28-11)

Filtered Thoughts:
     I haven't played Brothers in Arms: Double Time, and actually I haven't played any of the games from the Brothers in Arms franchise.  It's probably one of the few war games franchises I haven't played.
     When I read the game had 31 levels in it, I was very surprised by the number of levels...that's because before doing this report, I didn't know Brothers in Arms: Double Time was a compilation of two games from the Brothers in Arms series.
     Brothers in Arms: Double Time is a compilation of the Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood games from the Brothers in Arms series.
     As for the reported game-play data, I'm surprised to see the average play-time "Per person" is only 8 Hours 26 Minutes.  If the reported hours "Per person" is reflective of the game's completion time, that means the 31 levels average just more than 16 minutes each, which I would think makes the game have a more arcade feel for the mission structure.

     Knowing that Brothers in Arms: Double Time is really two games in one, actually made me interested in it. Also, considering the game has seen a MSRP drop since it released, and can be purchased for $29.99 or less, is a plus I think.

     Have any of you played Brothers in Arms: Double Time on the Wii?  If so, did the game's levels/missions have a more arcade feel to them, compared to other FPS games where the missions are perhaps longer?

If anybody is interested in Brothers in Arms: Double Time for the Nintendo Wii, you can see prices for the game on linked below:


  1. The game does not have an arcade feel. its very slow paced especially compared to call of duty. Obviously little to no one on that report actually finished the game. it's not an easy its very difficult

  2. @Anonymous from January 29, 2011 @ 3:30PM:
    Do you know about how many hours it would take to complete both games in Brothers in Arms: Double Time?

    Thanks for the feedback!

  3. For someone like me who isn't too savy with the game i'd say maybe about 30 hrs...someone who understands the strategy of the game better i'd say 20 hrs. Keep in mind that's per a game.

  4. @Jason:
    So, probably between 40-60 hours to complete the entire "game" on the Wii?

  5. It lacks the arcade feel to it and is a difficult game to play.

  6. I remember seeing some first screen shots for this port to Wii and they were really technically good looking. It didn't seem like they ever put out more press-releases for the game after that.

    I seem to remember reading a review which implied that it neither looked as good as those first screen-shots (so likely from an a different version of the game, and I honestly my only interest in the game) nor was it a very fun game. My interest wasn't high in the first place, but it still managed to drop. I don't know much else about the game, though.


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