Anyone pick up Brute Force and give it a go? IGN posted their review and gave it an 8.1 saying:
Brute Force works well as a rich action-shooter but it just doesn't have the brains to get by as a tactical squad-based anything. The command system and other strategic elements Digital Anvil tried to implement end up seeming out of place because there's so much mindless fun to be had. What it does, it does well with a nice polished look, solid control and slew of other good habits inherited from Halo so it's definitely a good Xbox game to have in your library. It pushes the envelope of system link functionality and meets the multiplayer requirement with ease. I'm not sure if we'll still be playing this years from now the same way we all still play Halo, but this should get us at least halfway through the summer.
The review says that this isn't a tactical game by any stretch, it's just a flat-out action title pretty much.