Send in the cavalry
Multiplayer is also a much tougher game. Noobs schooled exclusively in MoH's campaign mode graduate woefully unprepared for the rigours of its exacting challenge. And weapon and kit unlocks place the balance of power firmly in the trigger fingers of seasoned FPS players.
Hole in the wall , but no money
It's a surprisingly hardcore experience that sits somewhere between the immediacy of Modern Warfare 2's gung-ho shootouts and Battlefield Bad Company 2's more measured squad-based objective gameplay, mixing up map sizes to good effect to suit both game styles.
But multiplayer is ultimately let down by the inheritance of Battlefield's divisive dynamic spawn points, which on one side see you spawn suicidally beside team-mates under heavy gunfire, and on the other fighting countless enemy reinforcements as they pop out of thin air. And static spawn points and objective locations are also too easily dominated, especially by the heavy ordnance, and rewarded by kill-streaks.
"Shoot it? It's our plane, numbnuts."
"Yeah, but Tom Cruise is inside!"
Considered in the context of the franchise, Medal of Honour represents a successful reboot. Although short and flawed, the campaign mode offers a robust shooter with excellent pace and variety. And multiplayer should carve out a hardcore niche for itself as a more challenging battlespace than MW2 or BFBC2. But, by positioning itself as the more serious alternative to both, and by staging its first deployment in the current real-world theatre of Afghanistan, it's difficult to see where EA can take the series from here. ®
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Why do developers persist in having "realistic" fps games you can't lie down in?! I mean maybe you wouldn't expect Duke Nuke 'em ever to be seen lying down (although tbh I've not read whether that feature is in the game) but surely it's ridiculous to not be able to hit the deck here?
So why am I still playing WAW
when I had Modern Warfare and traded it in? ZOMBIES! And Black Ops haz them!
Zombies > Everything else in the history of the world!
Should have reviewed the PS3 version
It's considerably better. Better textures and lighting, much less tearing and pop-in that the Xbox version suffers from.
The PS3 version also includes Medal Of Honour Frontline from the PS1 era, included on the disc, with HD graphics and trophies...
Loving the PS3 version
with the extra content and better graphics. 9/10 here.
But no WWI FPS games?
I, for one, thought it was kind of cool in COD to take part in the Normandy invasion.
I think, however; there's a huge opportunity being lost. Korea may be America's forgotten war, but even Korea may have had a video game ascribed to it (MASH)
However; where are the FPS games for WWI? And, no, I don't mean WWI flying games (something entirely different.)
A well placed and timed grenade always livens things up...