December 7, 2010

MEDAL OF HONOR

     Its been a while since the last MOH game and this one is get­ting lots of flack from the gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty as  a dis­s­a­point­ing let down. How­ev­er I will point out that the reviews are sim­i­lar all around, the peo­ple giv­ing it high rat­ings are say­ing the same thing as those giv­ing it low rat­ings. First Ill tell you what their NOT say­ing, no one is say­ing that MOH is a bad game, they’re say­ing its too short and the Mul­ti­play­er is lack­ing. I recent­ly played through MOH and its some­what true. I put about 7hrs into the sin­gle play­er which actu­al­ly wouldve been clos­er to 6hrs had I not replayed some cer­tain lev­els either from dying or pure great­ness. Get­ting back to what peo­ple are say­ing about the game. Its a shame every­one is hat­ing like they are on this game, and hon­est­ly I think the major­i­ty of peo­ple are pissed for the same rea­son, IT ENDED, not because it was too short or the mechan­ics wer­ent there or what­ev­er, but sim­ply because it end­ed. MOH was in a word EPIC. The game plays like a movie and has all the ele­ments a good game should have. Sto­ry, Graph­ics, Visu­als, Mechan­ics and over all game­play were just excel­lent. From stealth to destroy­ing an entire town as an ari­al gun­ner MOH deliv­ers in a taste­ful and grip­ping way. The sto­ry was a bit dif­fer­ent in that it was­nt a script­ed piece of dra­ma like COD, instead it sim­ply focus’s on you as a tier 1 oper­a­tor. Instead of watch­ing script­ed events unfold infront of you while you pull a trig­ger it feels as if you were cre­at­ing the game as you played. One major thing that helps do this, and some­thing I loved, was that there are no cutscenes between lev­els. You lit­ter­al­ly play through the whole game with noth­ing but check points and being briefed by your team as you move to your objec­tive, and tru­ly I think this is why it seemed so short for most peo­ple. Youll get just as  much game play out of it with­out the inter­mit­tent cutscenes, and in my hon­est opin­ion the game is bet­ter for it. MOH’s inten­si­ty and the way in which is sucks you in make it a mas­ter­piece, that fact thats its done dif­fer­ent­ly with­out all the BS is some­thing that lots of peo­ple cant seem to appre­ci­ate which is sad cuz MOH is not only excel­lent to play through its also a trib­ute to those sac­ri­fic­ing their way of life so that we can have ours. MOH will suck you in and keep you hooked till the end (one rea­son peo­ple are beat­ing it so quick­ly), if your on the fence about it bor­row it or rent it, either way MOH should be checked out and is one of the few games deserv­ing of your time and appre­ci­a­tion.

 

There real­ly isnt much to say about the mul­ti play­er, its not bad like some are say­ing but it also does­nt have that pol­ished feel like BC2 or COD has, it is how­ev­er still fun to play regard­less, the scor­ing sys­tem is a bit dif­fer­ent, you get 10 pts per kill plus 5 pts for spe­cials like head shots and team actions. its sim­ple in that you dont have a ton of cus­tomiza­tions to unlock and look through while still hav­ing a suf­fi­cient ammount of con­tent.

 

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. zero_19 - December 7, 2010 12:59 pm

    I have been very on the fence about this game. I was excit­ed to see that they were going to reboot the fran­chise, but once the reviews start­ed com­ing in stat­ing that it was just an OK game I was­n’t will­ing to shell out the kind of mon­ey that a game costs now days.

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  2. PimpmasterF - December 7, 2010 2:30 pm

    I felt the exact same way and held out for COD black ops instead, I only paid 35 for it on black fri­day but after play­ing it I would not at all have been dis­ap­point­ed by pay­ing $60. Its an extreme­ly well made game, and like the review says its not rid­dled with cutscene after cutscene, its seem­less game play through to the end so it seems short­er but real­ly youll get the same ammount of actu­al game play out of it as you would COD and most oth­ers.

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  3. ScrotusKilmystr - December 10, 2010 10:14 am

    MOH is a grip­ing game and I like your take on why every­one feels it’s short. I have to agree I just did­n’t want to stop play­ing it. Also the end­ing of the game isn’t a let down and actu­al­ly choked me up alit­tle, most games just don’t envoke an emo­tion­al responce out of me unless its anger or frus­tar­tion for laggy~ness or douche~baggery in muplti­play ses­sions.
    MOH’s mul­ti is clean and devoid of to much flash but it is alot of fun and good mix of bfbc2 and cod..
    If dice would only patch the game like they did with bc2 to fix the lag issues then I would been real­ly hap­py!.
    Now I am pissed at EA’s attempt at goug­ing us with “pre­mi­um” con­tent only a few months after release to try and com­bat Black ops. they did give us free con­tent and also release a paid con­tent dlc which maybe if it would have been free more peo­ple would be apt to play.
    all in all the sin­gle play is deffint­ly bet­ter than black ops (no mys­try num­ber “lost” moments here!) the mul­ti is good but does­n’t have the var­i­ty that it’s com­peti­tor has even though what it does offer is real­ly fun to play. even with all the freak­ing sniper bitch­es haha

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  4. PimpmasterF - December 10, 2010 2:37 pm

    Grip­ping it is, I think what I like the most is its replay val­ue, you fin­ish the game and almost imme­di­ate­ly want to start it all over again, and yes the end­ing was touch­ing, I appre­ci­at­ed that on a fair­ly deep lev­el.
    I agree about the mul­ti, I think they were try­ing to keep the mul­ti­play­er real­is­tic like the cam­paign, as much as they could any­way with the uncon­trol­lable vari­ables that come with mul­ti. As far as EA goes, thats just clas­sic EA. They arent a giant corp. for includ­ing what should be free for free ya know.

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  5. PimpmasterF - December 11, 2010 10:02 am

    The PS3 ver­sion also comes with Front Line which is a super awsome blast from the past 😀

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  6. matt - December 12, 2010 9:32 am

    that game looks awe­some i used to play a lot of games on the ps2 but not been play­ing much lat­ly think­ing of get­ting a ps3

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