AdeptusAce vs Meh-Dull of Honor
I enjoyed the MoH franchise when it first came out, but became tired of being John Rambo (if that’s possible) so welcomed COD’s beautiful set pieces and poignant approach to warfare. Anyone who’s spoke to me about COD knows that I enjoyed COD due to them not glorifying war, but showing the true horror that soldiers went up against.
That changed with Modern Warfare. I enjoyed Modern Warfare’s single player and I found the Nuke bit really fun. However, MW2 jumped the shark in my opinion, and I never forgave it for having my character fight against a heavy resistance in a house, just to be killed by your superior. The No Russian level also was just there to be controversial in my opinion.
So, EA wanted to get in on the action and brought MOH to the present and put you in a conflict that’s currently happening. I had hoped that MOH would have been like early COD games, where they show you the overwhelming odds a soldier is faced with, but instead you’re literally walked through a shooting gallery of a generic enemy.
Medal of Honor borrows from other games of the genre and brings nothing new to the table, except for being set in a current conflict. One thing that really made this game less than stellar was the fact that 80% of the time, you’re not allowed to open doors or climb up onto ledges without the AI helping you. Sorry EA, but how come my other team mates can scale a wall no problem, but I need help up? Am I playing a 60 year old war vet or something? Also, why am I not allowed to open doors? I kicked about 3 of the 40 doors in the game in, but the other times my team had to do it. Why is this? By the time I’d get in the room, any action had already been finished.
The team AI is dumb, most of the time I’d march ahead and clear objectives, to have my team run straight past enemy who were shooting at them, and not even flinch. Apart from the cut-scenes with a general and a colonel having a lovers spat, I had no idea what was going on or what I was supposed to be doing. All I heard was army jargon that in my experience of warfare games I’ve yet to hear.
The cut-scene’s themselves weren’t anything to write home about and were about as subtle as me wearing a neon pink morph suit to a funeral.
That being said, I never got bored playing the game, it awarded me with a slew of achievements on my play through of the single player but that’s about it.
The multiplayer is made by DiCE and is fun, but it just feels like Battlefield Bad Company 2 : Lite, but the more you help your team to secure objectives, the more you’re rewarded. The levelling system (because all FPS these days need RPG elements!?) is more akin to BFBC than COD, and seems to be pretty easy to rank up. Also, you’ll get a LOAD of achievements playing multiplayer, and you don’t even need to be half decent to get them.
All in all, it’s not a bad game, but it’s not amazing either. It is just about average and is one of those games I’ll quickly forget about, like that other one... what’s it called? Anyway, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone unless they wanted some easy achievements or liked “run of the mill” fps’s.
Posted by AdeptusAce
on 20 October 10 at 10:06
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