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This review is from: Medal of Honor - Limited Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Graphically it looks great (SP), had to turn V-sync on to reduce screen
tearing, everything maxed out (1Gb GTX460). Not that there's a lot of
options to max mind you.
People have commented in forums that the guns sound weak, I noticed in the
end credits that the were recorded on a rifle range. Maybe someone who's
fired some of the guns in the real world could comment on the authenticity?
I thought they sounded quiet compared to other shooters, except for the G3A3
which thumps very nicely.
The game itself is very short, according to Steam I have 5 hours in SP,
which includes about a half hour mucking around on tier 1 mode. In that time
I finished the campaign on hard. The maps suffer from invisible wall
syndrome and the tiny rock stops rough tough burly Mr Navy Seal walking
forward. Normally in the middle of a fire fight, which frequently = death as
you struggle to get free.
Lots of areas have parts where your team members crouch walk through, not so
for your character, you have to go prone to proceed, happens
within a minute of taking control of your character in the first mission.
Also there's lots of "buddy boosts" an AI team member will either jump up a
wall then you get lifted up, or they boost you first, then they jump up.
Just left me thinking "Why can't I just jump up like every bugger else? Who
thought this was a cool game mechanic, the idiot".
There are some interesting changes of pace, like defending an airfield
calling in Close Air Support of various types, but it's over just as you
start having fun. Same with a sequence where you're the gunner in an Apache
(which has such an odd POV that left me thinking I was in a giant helo vs
the Lilliput branch of the Taliban).
Ran into a couple of random bugs where missions wouldn't progress as the NPC
wouldn't perform their next action, or oddly you're ordered to remain in
cover, yet you must move forward to allow the mission to proceed.
It's a nice ride, but too short and still has decades old invisible wall
syndrome due to poor map design.
MP is the same as it was in Beta, so is like marmite for some people. I'm giving it a
try for now to see I can get into it more, but I get bored of MP modes after
a while. Haven't played MW2 since July according to Steam.
Feel free to express your different opinions
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2010 12:48:39 BDT
Mr Shh. says:
"Same with a sequence where you're the gunner in an Apache
(which has such an odd POV that left me thinking I was in a giant helo vs the Lilliput branch of the Taliban)."
Lol. This is the funniest comment I've read on Amazon in a while.
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 18:07:44 GMT
Allan Macintyre says:
Great review. Well done and thanks.
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 23:49:46 GMT
I think i will give this one a miss, airbourne was over far to quickly and it doesnt seem like they have improved it much. Also sounds like another bad console port as well. Thanks for the review gonna save my money here.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2010 23:55:44 GMT
Les Steel says:
Don't blame you. Really tried to like the MP portion, but I can't. It's been very poorly thought out, the map designs aren't great, almost like no one played it in MP after the maps were designed. The broken glass in the cake being there is paid for DLC already! Possibly (should) have been issued free, not within what? A month of the release date. For Shame EA, for Shame!
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 14:55:22 GMT
That's what guns sound like, they pop.
They don't go "BOOOOM!" as they sound in other shooters.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011 13:50:14 GMT
Didn't like the MP mode. To start with, it seems that Punkbuster doesn't work on Win7 64-bit and I eventually got bored of checking to see if a patch had been released. Consequently, my MP experience was ruined as the only servers I could use were the non-PB ones - which are full of cheaters. Can't be doing with getting head-jobbed from afar as soon as I spawn by someone using an aimbot or being knifed in the chest by a spawn-camping invisible enemy. Where the sad little people that cheat get their fun from, I do not know. I didn't like having to create an account, either. I much prefer the Allied Assault and expansion packs method of just accessing a list of servers from the game menu and picking the one you want and going straight in - wasted many a happy hour in "Malta All Day." The SP was quite good, though, although it was all over far too soon and on maximum hard level, too. I'd liked to have got my hands on a G3 earlier in the game than the last level. As it is, if I want to blow off some steam I whiz through the Bagram level taking out my stress on the hapless Taliban with a very realistic-sounding PKM.
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