Re: When is realism too much? 1


I’m writing this post in reply to Thomas Jones post over at Niketown588. Under normal circumstances I would’ve just replied via comment but I knew it was going to be a long reply so Thomas here’s my comment:

Medal of Honor series FPS (first person shooter) sparked my interest while reading about it in a magazine. I was excited they were trying to improve on a series that hasn’t done to well in the past. Call of Duty series has dominated the FPS military style games for the past 3 years if not longer. Now I pre-ordered a copy for xbox360 and was able to participate a couple days while they had the multiplayer beta open. I didn’t have the urge to play more.

Same feel

All the game reviewers are saying this is the best game coming out and is a cross of the Battlefied Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty series. What are they thinking? Multiplayer online has the same feel as Battlefield online.

Cons

  • No prone position
  • Laggy
  • Graphics were sub par
  • Games take forever
  • Annoying sound when the game is coming to an end
  • Did I mention no prone yet?
  • When shooting long distance there is lack of trajectory; meaning where weapon is pointed bullet hits. ( call of duty you have to adjust higher for long range shots)
  • weapon inaccuarcy (I hit person 3x’s w/sniper they still running and end up killing me)
  • Mele knife attack is slow
  • Did I mention Lag

Pros

  • Blow buildings up
  • Use of vehicles
  • Re-spawn feature where you can choose where to re-spawn based on game and players alive
  • Did I mention you can blow buildings up?

Potential

Now Medal of Honor has potential w/DICE and the use of there game engine Frostbite. I also believe they are using the Unreal Game engine (Gears of war). I am not ruling this game out and am hoping like Thomas mentioned it is expected to be a great game. I hope for this. I will give a complete review once I have a copy of the game in hand and give you the real good and bad of it.

While I was in the military I was fortunate to train w/Special forces a couple times and hold those moments and fellow soldiers in high regards!

It is the highest honor in the military to earn a Medal of Honor (Take some time to read how the service members earned theirs!) let’s hope for EA‘s sake this game has a great campaign mode and the online experience improves to make this lack luster series get out of the mediocre spot and into the top rankings.

  • Anonymous

    One of the best reply post I’ve seen in awhile. Since I didn’t get the chance to get in on the beta, I’m hoping the issues that you encountered where due to the game being “unfinished.” I’m hopeful that these issues will get squared away before final release on 12Oct10.

    I played Battlefield by DICE. Great game. Crappy online experience.

    Having served in the military our expectations are higher and therefore there is no substitute for realism. I think this game will be great. This game (above all the others in the lineage) deserves to be called MOH.

    However, I don’t think it will unseat Call of Duty in gaming. Call of Duty has a long history of providing great gaming experience.One of the best reply post I’ve seen in awhile. Since I didn’t get the chance to get in on the beta, I’m hoping the issues that you encountered where due to the game being “unfinished.” I’m hopeful that these issues will get squared away before final release on 12Oct10.

    I played Battlefield by DICE. Great game. Crappy online experience.

    Having served in the military our expectations are higher and therefore there is no substitute for realism. I think this game will be great. This game (above all the others in the lineage) deserves to be called MOH.

    However, I don’t think it will unseat Call of Duty in gaming. Call of Duty has a long history of providing great gaming experience.