Well last week I completed the new Medal of Honor on Xbox. The campaign story was pretty good, and the gameplay was realistic, nothing like the last XBox MoH I played – MoH Airborne – which had ridiculously undefeatable Super-Nazis in the later games. No, this was a good game, I liked the fact that it was contemporary, being set in the Afghanistan conflict. Having said that, it doesn’t beat COD MW2.
There has been a fair bit of press around the fact that people can play Multiplayer as AQ against the American forces. To be honest it didn’t bother me, it’s obviously a game and not to be taken too seriously. However I can appreciate that some American soldiers or their families might be offended. As far as the online experience went, again I have to say I thought it wasn’t a patch on MW2. I soon got fed up with games abending with a message that the EA servers “can’t be found” or “are not responding”, losing my meagre kill tally. 😦 I also found that the distant enemy were very difficult to see – maybe I just need a bigger TV! I also found it very easy to get sniped by “veterans” with a scoped weapon and frequently killed because I often got respawned in the same place I got shot last time! On the plus side it seemed realistic, in the sense that rounds would come buzzing in past my head and it was difficult to see where the enemy were.
So, overall, Multiplayer was fun but ultimately frustrating. I’m off to play MW2 again while I wait impatiently for the new COD Black Ops to come out on the 9th of November!