games : medal of honor review

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by deep, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Have been playing this for the past couple days (thanks to Ravetrash), and must say I'm impressed. In so far as World War II first person shooters, this game is the more realistic counterpart to the imaginative Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The rendering engine is based on one from ID, so game play is smooth. I've found enemy AI so far to be just right - not too quirky so as to reduce from the playability of the game, but not so predictable such that the challenge is gone. The realism of weapon design is remarkable, down to heavy recoils and characteristic noises made when an ammo cartridge runs out. The level of detail in the levels is also impressive - down to sparkling frost on brick walls and the warmth of quaint little european villages.

    The situations employed are refreshingly creative for the first person shooter genre. Joyrides include driving a King Tiger tank through an abandoned town and laying to rubble everything in your path, as well as manning the machine gun on a jeep to destroy a runway full of planes. Sniper play is emphasized in a variety of contexts and on seemingly every other mission. My favourite mission thus far in terms of sheer creativity and unique gameplay has been the one where it recreates the storming of Omaha beach. Quite honestly it's like playing the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.

    I highly reccomend Medal of Honor if you're looking for something to waste your time with. Screen shots maybe to follow.
  2. Street date for those that wish to buy legitimately?

    From the Ministry of was thinking about picking it up.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  3. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    KiFe is wankin off to it right now [​IMG]
  4. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    from the omaha beach level :


    example of level quality :


    another from omaha beach :

  5. d.code

    d.code TRIBE Member

    Ohmygod when is the mac version coming?
  6. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    feb 2002 afaik
  7. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    feb 2002 being the release date for the pc version, dunno if a mac version is going to be done
  8. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    I like this shot the best...
  9. d.code

    d.code TRIBE Member

    Oh well. I can deal.
  10. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    those are fucking insane

    was this at one time a playstation game??
  11. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    why should it? tyler we use macs, we are supposed to be taunted this way [​IMG]
  12. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    I think this game is MOH 2, based on Medal of Honor for PS1.

    The original graphically was not great, but the missions were a lot of fun because of the extensive sound detail. you really felt like you were in wartime germany. I didn't stop playing it until I was done.

    MOH 2 (which I think this is) will also be available for ps2.

    it'll be a picker-upper for sure.
  13. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    it isn't called medal of honor 2, it's just medal of honour : allied assault

    maybe there was a version for the playstation before, but this is a first release to pc as far as I know
  14. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member


    holy shit!! those screenshots just put my chair on my head!
  15. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member


    I just scored this game.. burned and installed.... 1.20gig's installed.

    deep you forgot to mention sound quality.... i was watching the amount of wav's being installed with a smile.. All the character phrases are GREAT ... and well..

    i wanna say more.. but i wanna play more.. so ill say more later.

  16. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    yeap, sound engineering is quite good. the zip-thwap zip-thwap zip-thwap of bullets raining into the wet stand on the beach, or the dull "thud" noise machine gun bullets made when hammering into a body, even ambient noises like wolves in the snow covered woods

    they've really done a good job with this, a game almost cinematic in detail but still playable. usually you don't get that combo.
  17. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    I checked the FAQ in your link deep, and found this:

    Q: What platforms will the game be released for?
    A: PC Only. There's a different MOH game called Frontline that's shipping for the PS2 in March. Although there's a D-day mission in that game, the rest of the missions are completely different and you play as the original MOH PSX soldier named Lt. Jimmy Patterson.

    and there's another ps2 Medal of Honor called Figher Commander.

    looks like a whole series that may have been created by some of the same people..
  18. -ravetrash-

    -ravetrash- TRIBE Member

    You're welcome. =)
    And your review pretty much sums up how I felt about the game as well.
  19. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    LOL U mac guys crack me up! [​IMG]
  20. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    does anyone know anything about multiplayer games with this shit?

    Wolfenstein is a biznatch when it comes to multiplaying with pir8 software... what's the case with MOH?

  21. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Just finished it. What the fuck? That was short. Good nonetheless, and not as short as Max Payne, anyways.
  22. -ravetrash-

    -ravetrash- TRIBE Member

    Given how fantastic the in game scripted stuff was, I thought they would have done something a little bit creative with the ending. Alas, it was not to be.
  23. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    And you can play online!@!@#!$

    EA hasn't put up key checkin servers yet!

  24. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    This game makes me splooge..

    and KiFeDawg,
    my once thought to be corrupt files downloaded sometime yesterday, now work.. so I am technically teh win.

    can't wait to get home..

  25. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Where can I hook this game up?

    Pete <- still without Wolfenstein, but trying every day.

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