I wanted to love Strange Brigade, I really did. I played it at EGX last year and had a lot of fun with it. Rebellion, the developers, have built the Sniper Elite franchise up and reached a pinnacle with Sniper Elite 4 last year, and I had high hopes for their new adventure. Sadly, my expectations were set too high.
Get a piece of paper and a die – Go on, I’ll wait.
Ready? Now write down six of the most generic words you can think of and number them one to six. Now roll the die and write down the word that corresponds to that number. Do it about five or six times. Stick a colon in there somewhere, or a hyphen, both if you’re feeling adventurous. Now look at the result. It’s a better name for a game than Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, isn’t it? Yes, I thought so.