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games : medal of honor review

deep

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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.
 

deep

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from the omaha beach level :



example of level quality :



another from omaha beach :

 
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deep

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

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by willis:
those are fucking insane

was this at one time a playstation game??
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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.
 

deep

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

http://mohaa.ea.com/

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

KiFe

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HOLY FUCKING CHRIST.

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.

peas
 
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deep

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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.
 

atomic

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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..
 

KiFe

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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?

 
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deep

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

-ravetrash-

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by deep:
Just finished it. What the fuck? That was short. Good nonetheless, and not as short as Max Payne, anyways. </font>
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.
 

OTIS

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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..

-OTIS
 
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