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A lot of fun, but a few minor flaws.
on 17 October 2010
You'll be enjoying smooth gameplay here no lagging. I didn't experience any problems/bugs during installation or gameplay.
The mission objectives are, for the most part, well thought out and fun to execute. Being able to choose from three difficulty levels makes this a fun game for beginners as well as advanced players.
I've read a few of the harsh negative reviews about the level gameplay being off. For example, someone commented on being stuck for 10 Minutes waiting for something to happen because they were in the wrong spot. Even if that were to happen, and the chances are really low. Only an idiot would stand around wasting (not 1,not 2,not even 3 Minutes, but 10 Minutes) waiting for something to happen when you have Dynamic HUD to direct you further, and a brain that's supposed to click in and tell you that you missed something. At that point,it wouldn't take a genious to figure it out or restart, which would take a maximum of a couple of minutes. Here's the kicker. I went back to the game just to replay that level to see if I'd get stuck too. I tried 20 times and the answer is no. I asked everyone that I know on- and offline about this and that's quite a few people. Not a single one had that problem either. There are definitely some minor flaws(as with all games), but most of these negative reviews are exaggerated. I grant you that this isn't COD video quality, and it's short, but it's still entertaining and fun.
The graphics are better now than in previous medal of honor games, but they could have been better.
I have an Intel i7 940 with 16 GB RAM
approx. 2.5 GB HD Video-RAM. So, I definitely expected more as far as graphics go.
They were paying attention to some of the details on the screen, but clearly not to all of them. Some areas in my humble opinion were lacking quite a bit.
You can adjust the graphics. However, the options were far too few, and don't help much.
Although, as far as sound goes, I did like being able to turn the music down some. So, I could hear the objectives better.
The story and the objectives were okay. I'd say typical war scenarios. Rescue left behind soldiers. Take out enemy positions by destroying their heavy armor, hold a critical position until back up arrives and so on. I do think they could have used a little more oomph in the soldier's acting/voice lines.
This is a solid FPS, but you won't experience too much, if anything new here.
There were some things that bugged me during gameplay . 1st, the larger guns. In the beginning of the game they blocked my view when hunting enemies and during combat. They decided to use a camouflage style this time, which created a blind side to my (lower and middle) right viewing area. It blocked my view of enemies even more when I lifted the gun upwards,for example, when I was exchanging fire in the mountains. I got used to it and worked around it after a while.
2nd, and above mentioned lack of cutting edge video and settings.
so, what bugged me the most? The single player mode was way too short about 1/2 the length that it should have been. That is unusual for a MOH game. I like using the single player to prepare for multiplaying in case the controls are new, and to get a feel for the storylines and gameplay. This time I used Tier 1 as a single player intro to the multiplayer combat. Although there's nothing different in it. You're basically playing the singleplayer with a time limit to beat, no checkpoints,etc.
All in all, the good outweighs the bad and makes this game worth playing. However, because of the shortness and lack of ground breaking gameplay. If I had to buy it again, I would have liked to have paid a little less.