WeView: Medal of Honor

With Battlefield 3 only a week away now it seems only fair that we rewind almost exactly a year and look at their other shooter. Remember Medal of Honor? You should, the reboot released almost exactly a year ago, and was seemingly EA’s first attempt at taking on the nigh unstoppable Call of Duty franchise. People are making a big deal of them putting Battlefield 3 right in CoD’s release window this year but Medal of Honor did it last year, just with less flair.

In fact there was almost no build up for the title, something EA seem to have overcorrected for with this year’s exceptionally long advertising campaign for Battlefield. They’ve clearly learned from their mistakes and worked out that if they’re going to gun for CoD then they really need to go all out.

Anyway, onto the game itself. We were fairly warm about the game in our review last year, scoring the shooter at 8/10. That’s nothing to be sniffed at, particularly for the first Medal of Honor game in longer than I can remember. Here’s what we had to say about it:

Medal of Honor’s leap to the current has been handled well – there’s a solid single player here with some stunning set pieces and the clever Tier 1 mode will no doubt see some serious competition down the line.  However, the real star appears to be the multiplayer mode, which despite limited playtesting looks to offer an entirely fresh portion of the game.  Activision might have a Call of Duty just around the corner, but hardcore shooter fans will find enough to enjoy with EA’s pre-emptive strike to make the purchase more than worthwhile.

Now although we liked it, I suspect there may be some of you who don’t quite share our opinion. If you feel like we’re wrong, or even if you feel like we’re right, head over to the forums, leaving us your thoughts on the game. Whilst we’re not going to discount longer reviews, please remember that the aim is for short, snappy opinions. More than that we simply don’t have the time to wade through longer reviews, so if you want to have your opinion included in the verdict post try to keep it short.

Once you’ve written your review make sure you give it a score on the Buy ItBargain Bin ItRent ItAvoid It scale. Remember, if you want your score and opinion included in Monday’s verdict post you need to have it done by Sunday afternoon, otherwise the post’ll be written and you’ll be left out in the cold.

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40 Comments

  1. Haha…. not much too say.. I was only as far as the menu and didn’t bother playing it at all. (It was a lend)

    • you really missed out (imo) The campaign extremely good and had some great set pieces. Lend it again if you ever get the chance. You’ll finish it in 5-6 hrs.

      • I thought the campaign was just good. Not very impressive visually & the story was a bit boring. I quite enjoyed the MP on the other hand.

    • Yeah but I see those type of games as unexciting now, much prefer the likes of Left 4 Dead now… great with friends

  2. Never got around to getting this – Would be interested to hear from others to see if i missed out on anything.

    • I would give the campaign a go. I had a lot of enjoyment from it. I wouldn’t suggest buying it now though. Lend or rent it if you can.

      • That’s a good shout – Was this pre or post project $10 (online pass) though??

        I am thinking if it has an online pass, it would probably be cheaper to pick up a new copy now!

      • Yup it has an online pass if I remember rightly.

      • Campaign was great fun, give it a blast during a game drought (which might never happen on PS3)

    • Just buy it new, it’s cheap anyway now. And if I remember right their is a online pass.

  3. I got this as a surprise birthday present and I quite enjoyed it. It certainly wasn’t as horrible as some would say.

  4. Wasn’t Medal of Honour(this one) a reskinned BF game?

    I wonder how it will fair this week? :)

    • yeah the menu layout was similar…

    • The multiplayer was (imo) a poor mans Bad Company 2. But the single player was cracking

      • I thought the multiplayer side was developed by DICE? Figured it’d be about the same standard as BFBC 2, based on that. I only ever played through the single player campaign, and I liked it.

      • Multiplayer was by DICE but there was no destructible environments & not really any vehicles.

      • The multiplayer played like DICE made Call of Duty- more accessible than Battlefield, and more solid than Call of Duty.
        I enjoyed it far more than either COD or BF.

      • That’s handy, as I’ve still got to play the game yet, I got the Limited edition from the bargain bin and played through Frontline to platinum, and I’ve yet to get started on the main games single player campaign but I have no intention of going online with it. :)

  5. Nasty game. Dreadful visuals and AI in the campaign and some of the worst spawn camping issues I’ve ever seen in a multiplayer shooter. Complete waste of money.

    • Sounds like you should be getting a WeView in!

      Always good to see both sides of the coin.

      • I agree here, MP don’t even bother with it. It will wind you up. Single player very average too.

  6. Really good choice of game, I think there may be conflicting reviews (hopefully).

  7. I liked it, and was hyped to get Frontline with it, as I loved that game back in the day.

    I’m at a difficult bit now and keep dying. It’s balls because you have to start right at the beginning of the level.

  8. THe campaign was very boring, nothing interesting and the MP was absolutely broken and shocking. Not sure how TSA gave this an 8 to be honest.

  9. I’ll be interested to hear this verdict, as it was a game I was looking forward to, and thought I would enjoy, I just never got around to picking it up. Since then some friends have said it isn’t too good, but I still don’t know.

  10. Just did the WeView ;)
    Going to get the Platinum this weekend then =D

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