Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby Gosu360 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:49 am

fgs5635 wrote:TBH all these reviews by the big sites/mags mean feck all. I'll wait until someone on here reviews it and trust their judgement far more.

Interestingly enough on Metacritic, all the reviews from all the sites average out to 76/100 on the 360 and 74/100 for the PS3 version.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby fgs5635 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:02 am

Gosu71 wrote:
fgs5635 wrote:TBH all these reviews by the big sites/mags mean feck all. I'll wait until someone on here reviews it and trust their judgement far more.

Interestingly enough on Metacritic, all the reviews from all the sites average out to 76/100 on the 360 and 74/100 for the PS3 version.


I'd rather take the average between GG's and Jacks review than any other sites :D
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby gigitygigity » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:12 am

fgs5635 wrote:I'd rather take the average between GG's and Jacks review than any other sites :D

Awh, I feel special!!. Not special needs, just special.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby deathbynumbers » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:10 pm

Mines in the post so I'm getting it, I have all the other games (read - every game ever released, ever) so this is no exception. Plus I got it for a bargain price of £29. I've read enough decent reviews to know it's worth what I paid.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby gigitygigity » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:17 pm

Is it on dedicated servers for the PS3?
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby deathbynumbers » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:54 pm

gigitygigity wrote:Is it on dedicated servers for the PS3?

Based on my very quick research, yes. It will be more like BFBC2 than CoD's P2P system.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby Musashi1596 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:16 pm

If I do get MoH I will be more than happy to review it.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby Gosu360 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:44 pm

Musashi1596 wrote:If I do get MoH I will be more than happy to review it.

Mushi FTW. That would be great
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby youth gone wild » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:27 pm

Based on this read from Yahoo....NO

EA’s storied franchise Medal of Honor is a familiar name to old-school shooter fans, but in recent years it’s taken a backseat to the massive success of Activision’s Call of Duty games. This week, however, it storms back into action for the first time in three years -- and it’s facing hot competition from the next Call of Duty game, Black Ops, due in about a month.

Though Medal of Honor is releasing today, it’s been making headlines for several months. EA’s decision to allow gamers to play as the Taliban in multiplayer matches proved a lightning rod for controversy. Ultimately, the game found itself banned from sale on US military bases, and facing harsh criticism from the British government.

But the Taliban are gone -- or, to be more precise, they were renamed “Opposing Force” in a widely criticized decision. So now that that's settled, does Medal of Honor achieve its goals of producing a tribute to American special forces troops, or is it a poor second to the all-conquering Call of Duty series?

Broadly, the consensus is the latter. As of the time of writing, review aggregation site Metacritic puts the game’s various versions around the 75% mark, a very far cry from last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which wound up averaging in the mid-90s. Combine that with a couple of standout low marks from respected outlets Giant Bomb and IGN -- both of whom give it a disappointing 6/10 -- and it’s clear EA has wound up off-target.

Still, there’s significant praise from some quarters. Eurogamer was impressed by its multiplayer balance, its tight class system, its weapon customization (“complex and rewarding”), and its level playing field for pros and novices alike.

Over in the game’s solo campaign -- a different game from the multiplayer, really, with its own graphics engine and even a separate developer -- things aren’t so strong. Harking back to the game’s Taliban controversy, Eurogamer says the game “does little to advance the theory that videogames are responsible enough to tell stories within sensitive contexts ...a shame it lacks the creative bravery to match the courage of the heroes it so reveres.”

“Medal of Honor is one of the bigger disappointments of 2010,” says IGN. With “cliched shooting-gallery levels,” “no real investment” in characters, and an interface that “seems to deliberately lead you in the wrong direction,” says Arthur Gies, “Medal of Honor walks into a quagmire it never really escapes from.”

Again, though, its multiplayer comes in for qualified praise: it’s “an interesting gray area between the twitchy shooting of Modern Warfare and the more strategic use of terrain and positioning of Bad Company 2.” The maps are boring, however, says Gies, who expects the game to lack the remarkable staying power of its competition.

Several critics also raised concerns over technical issues: IGN called it “one of the most unstable console releases [they’ve] seen so far this year,” citing bugs with graphics, sound, and gameplay progression. Even Gaming Trend, despite an overall overall positive tone, wonders if competition from a certain other game might have lead to a rushed release. Our advice: wait until November, when we’ll see how the Call of Duty half of this head-to-head plays out.
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Re: Will you be buying Medal of Honor?

Postby Musashi1596 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:50 pm

Unfortunately the review largely cites the articles of IGN, a site that I just do not trust. Furthermore I don't exactly rely on the porducts of aggregate sites. Look at Mw2. Just because the multiplayer got near-perfect reviews almost universally, does not make it any good.
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