YMMV / Brothers in Arms

The fanfic

  • Funny Moments:
    • Late in Chapter One when Kaname opens a present only to find the harisen that she used so often for beating Sousuke.
    • Early in Chapter Two. Largely due to the author planting a mental image of Kalinin dressed up like Santa Claus in the minds of readers.
    • Early-ish in Chapter Three when Tessa says "Kaysh mirsh solus" (his braincell is lonely) about Kurz.
    • Kaname describes Sousuke as having invaded her heart without her noticing... causing Tessa to come up with a mental image of a chibi-Sousuke with a Ka-bar in his teeth, digging a foxhole in a pink heart-shaped island.
  • Heartwarming Moments: At the end of Chapter One, when Sousuke gives Kaname her birthday/Christmas present.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • Garon has one of his first shown semi-early in Chapter Three when he offers lessons in "manners, the good Mando'ad way."

The games

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is Baker A Father to His Men who is just trying to ensure their safety so that they all get home alive, even if it means putting an unbearable psychological strain on him that begins messing with his perceptions of reality? Or is he unfit for being squad leader, proving too sentimental for a position that he never wanted yet was thrust into, and his attempts at being "friends" with his squad ultimately puts them and others in unnecessary danger during a war that spares no one and requires hard decisions to be made?
    • Is Corrion right to no longer trust in Baker, who denied him a promotion to Sergeant that was rightfully his and is becoming increasingly unfit to lead a squad due to his PTSD, especially after the truth about Leggett's death got out? Or is he just being an ungrateful Jerkass to a man who saved his life several times just because he didn't get the promotion he thought he deserved?
  • Demonic Spiders: In later levels in Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood, you will encounter Germans armed with Stg 44 assault rifles. Incredibly powerful and accurate, they're even worse in Carentan and Saint-Sauveur.
    • Similarly, the German Paratroopers armed with FG42s in Earned in Blood are just as bad as their assault rifle-wielding counterparts.
    • MG42s, at least in the first two games. Will kill you with one shot, and you must flank them. Luckily, they are fairly inaccurate.
    • Panzerfaust armed infantry and Pak AT guns, when you have a tank with you. Makes scouting a necessity if you don't want to lose your tank support.
    • And in Earned in Blood, the 88's. Just...the 88's.
  • Funny Moments: Sprinkled here and there in all three games. The best is probably the Funny Background Event in a cutscene in Hell's Highway where Jasper finally reaches the end of his patience with his chronically-broke-down jeep, announces his intention to "put the bitch out of her misery" and tries to shoot it while other Recon Squad paratroopers try to stop him.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Creator/Troy Baker was leading man here in Road to Hill 40 eight years before his career would really blow up in 2013.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Band of Brothers: The Game.
  • That One Level: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood have quite a number, not helped by their status as Nintendo Hard games in their genre.
    • Purple Heart Lane, specifically, the segment where you and your squad have to run through a sniper-infested causeway. There's pretty much a guarantee that you and your squad will get heavily injured or killed in the process of trying to make it to the end.
    • No Better Spot to Die. The first part has you retaking ground against very heavily armed mechanized soldiers armed with STG-44 assault rifles, while the second segment has you go through German lines, including having to make it past three Panzer IV tanks in order to meet up The Cavalry in the form of Sherman tanks.

The Dire Straits album

  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: At the time of its release, the fact that the album was recorded digitally was one of its selling points, especially for the CD version. Digital recording is much less impressive now that any bedroom musician can use Pro Tools on their home computers.

Alternative Title(s): Brothers In Arms Fanfic