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Medal of Honor Review 2010: Wait for Black Ops

Medal of Honor was released today and is set in present-day Afghanistan, and even before its release was involved in controversy. Reviews have already started to come in for the game; Alan Ng has looked at a few of them and offered us a review round up.

Most gaming sites give Medal of Honor a great review, but there are certain media sources that do not think the same — maybe they have less of an understanding about such games? One review that has only given it two out of four stars is Derrik J. Lang from The Canadian Press.

Lang believes that Medal of Honor has some similarities to Modern Warfare games, but he does make a point of saying “Medal of Honor” isn’t a “Modern Warfare” clone. The issue that Lang seems to have with the new game is how its story lacks substance.

One other problem with the game is the fact that it is not as smooth as Call of Duty: Black Ops. Before you read the full Medal of Honor review from The Canadian Press, I thought it is worth noting that Lang thinks that you should consider waiting for Black Ops instead — we are certain that you have something to say on that?

Written by Peter Chubb

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CrackleJackal
CrackleJackal

FarCry ☺ftw!!!!!

Puspal Ahmed

nice game medal of honar

martduff5
martduff5

I like the game. OK, it doesn't thrill me as much as Modern Warfare 2, but it's a completely different style of game and I think it genrally does what it's trying to do pretty well. I must point out how great the sound is; perhaps the sound seems that much better in relation to the (mediocre) graphics, but for me it offers the most realistic sound of any first person shooter I've played. The single player campaign is even more frustrating than the online multiplayer in terms of only being allowed to follow a preset route- this is typical… Read more »

JIMMY
JIMMY

I for one feel like iv been ripped off buy EA on the metal of honor the online game play sucks,the maps are a campers dream what few there are.And I hate that I get killed off the spawn time and time again.sure they are going to give 2 free maps thats just nipple to quiet the gamers.AND TURN AROUND AND CHARGE 800 MSP FOR ONE NEW GAME MODE.Just rub salt in the wound EA

LaPistola
LaPistola

I got the game and think it's OK. Not great, not terrible. In addition to many others' observations that I share, I don't like (in any game) when there are random places your character can't go in a game. Like you can only down the stairs or over a certain place in the wall where the developers intended you to go. It doesn't make sense that you can't climb over a rock that is the equiv of 2 feet tall, but then you can jump over a wall a minute later. But you can only jump over ONE spot of… Read more »

b1gbud4
b1gbud4

I thought the Graphics were ok and the story was good but let's face it for $59.95 I expected a longer campaign…. I am yet to play multi player online, but as far as the campaign is concerned it's way too short.

ldnmta
ldnmta

yes I am a MW2 fan but i also like BFBC2. For me MoH is a big let down. I rushed out to by it Friday, staeted playing late Fri night, went to bed, woke up, played it again and completed it by mid afternoon Saturday, & I can assure you I had breaks! is a good looking game and I really enjoyed the single player, but £45 for a game that lasts 6 hours at most is daylight robbery. As for the Multiplayer – shocking! not a patch on MW2. I will certainly be trading this in for Black… Read more »

jr69
jr69

its a pice of dog doo love the single player game but hate online play. the guns suck you can shoot somebody with a full clip and still than come up knife you and the are too small so sinpers can jump the spawn points. i am treading this p. o. s for mw black opps

Kitteh
Kitteh

Youll find out the hard way how good a game is if you get it on the release date, as i did with MoH. The overall game is buggy. Ive had to restart from checkpoints a few times, as my teammates either disappear or freeze up. Even one point I had to lob a grenade at a teammate in order to get him unstuck from the terrain. The story is by far lacking, and hard to keep interest in. Few weapons to use, at least, fewer than a lot of the other games out right now. if you need ammo,… Read more »

soldier
soldier

havin been deployed moh freaked me out… someone up above said u could only see 3 taliban but had 12 guys shooting at you god damn… have the time you dont even know where the rounds are coming from… multiplayer HOLY HELL its awesome…i actually see my team bounding foward using cover to avoid bullets … the multiplayer actually requires stratigy thats why all u cod fanboys hate it becuase you cant run around in circles on the map sneaking up behind ppl and killing them its frontal personaly combat missions is my favorite because its an assualt or defend… Read more »

Becca
Becca

This game is AWFUL! I had to laugh at the campaign, i’ve never played a game so short and i’ve completed all of the call of duty games which got much stick for this especially mw2. It’s too much like CoD to be unique and not enough like it to be any good. The mp maps are tiny and totally predictable as you practically spawn on top of each other. The classes are dull and restrictive, the weaponry disappointing about the only good thing I can say is that the graphics are well done. I had high hopes for this… Read more »

Adam_and_eve
Adam_and_eve

What a bucket of crap I thought this would be a good game but the multiplayer maps are so small a camper can sit in one side of the map and just kill most of your team mates the other tatic is to run and gun no skill in that. My advise to anyone thinking of buying this is dont, rent it if you must but I would not even bother with that. Oh the other thing is the servers jump about so much with lag

Good points = nice graphics

Wish I had waited and saved my £40.00!

Gazza
Gazza

Well just finished my 1st 24 hours on MOH .game plays well no server kick offs here in uk , but I was looking for a more tactical shooter I'm bored with the run and Gun and the sprint Perk on MW2 im also bored with the lack maps on BF2 , and here we have a in between-er game ,Graphically good and plays smooth , but lack of maps no VOIP in lobbys , no team mates on the HUD online , if you want to play as 4 man team tactics online you can only talk to your… Read more »

rx8_superman
rx8_superman

I am a big fan of the mw trilogy like (MW1, World at War) I felt that mw2 was too experimental trying new things that just ruined the game. High powerful weapon that were excessible early, crazy killstreaks, and off the wall perks. I hoped that MOH would at least put up some kind of competetion. But they have alot of catching up to do. Graphics let me down, lack of weapons, and campain mode even had some gliches. Wait for BLACK OPS. Don't spend the $69.00

Nanoz
Nanoz

I have to agree with everyone who liked the game. I liked MW2 but felt like it was just a rush fest, I like how you have to use cover in MOH in order to get anything done. I wish they had prone of multi play but thats the only complaint so far! Saving the story for later tho, so haven't even touched single play!

jordan
jordan

moh is a good game. people who hate it are so use to cod that they forgot what real skill is. if there isn't a uav every 5 seconds or a newb tube in their hand they hate the game. moh requires real skill and strategy not the same old run and gun arcade shooter that is mw2.

TheSentinel
TheSentinel

MW2 left such a bad taste especially the PC version with all the hacking, killed the game.
MOH is a nice change to playing the COD series Its a good game, face it no game is worth $60 bucks and I wanted my money back many times for MW2 because of the crap spawns, bad hosts, hackers and steam problems. But guess what I had fun with it and moved on.
Same old story some people are going to like it and some not, get over it.

s.crane
s.crane

not as good as COD better than BFBC. grafics are good but was expecting to be better. i got to say that i am not impressed and should of waited for black ops. and to those who say its better than COD my ? to you is what have you been smokin on this game doesent touch call of duty. sorry!

PALE HORSE
PALE HORSE

ALL POST WERE MADE BY THE SECRET SOCIETY… WHO GET FUNDS AND DONATIONS FROM THE MAKERS OF COD! CONSPIRACY

Jake
Jake

im gonna sell this and get ea sports mma, its crap. bad singleplayer and even worse multiplayer.

Nathan A Oebser

I got it last night.. and I hate the Multi player and love the single player. I probably will be trading this in for Call of Duty. For a month is something to do, I guess.

Mellon
Mellon

I was really disappointed with Medal of Honor. To be fair, I only played multiplayer. While the graphics are impressive, the movement is very choppy. Also, I found that the color schemes made it difficult to pick out enemy players, although I'm sure this is just a matter of getting used to the game. I'm sure this game will appeal to many people, but I'm not one of them. If you are, then enjoy!

martyn
martyn

idiot above said 9 guns ,,untrue first off,,,,basically all these 1 dimensional reviewers talk like a game can only be solely like mw2 or bc ,,,or it fails,,,,when did we all turn into robots? the cod franchise has made gamers soft an when they cant have their hand held on multiplayer they diss a game,,,,,fuk the sheep minded robots,,,,be yourself an judge a game YOURSELF

asdf
asdf

its worth 10$ its a piece of shit dont get it. i swear on my life. graphics suck, there is only 9 guns in the whole game. i felt like i was playing world at war on ps2 without the zombies, perks and half the guns

Shawn
Shawn

My advice…rent the game before you buy it. I had a blast playing the game on the hardest level. I thought the graphics and storyline were great. I loved how it seamlessly transitioned from level to level without having to stop and load the next segment. Doing that really keeps you involved in the game. I reluctantly chose the hard level thinking it would be like the veteran level of COD but it is nowhere near that hard so I was a little disappointed. Despite that, I was really beginning to think I liked this game better than MW2 but… Read more »

ivan
ivan

i got this last night and this game is bad ass dont lizen rent it first try it out u will love it!!! and im a cod fan saying this its a bad ass game have to admit it..

Todd
Todd

Played this game and thought it was great. Noobs will hate it because they are expecting either BFBC or COD, it is neither. If you get that out of your head then its a pretty decent game.

clark3783
clark3783

Black Ops wouldn't be as big as it is going to be without sic amounts of advertising and nazi zombie mode. You have to pay to rent a dedicated server too? Wow. MAG has those for free. ———– If you like MoH and / or you have a PS3, add me. — PSN: clark3783

clark3783
clark3783

The online play is fast-paced and intense. Better than Bad Company 2 (with the exception of vehicles). WAY better than MW2. When it says "EA servers down" it is no different than "lost connection / could not migrate host" in MW2. It feels real. The guns feel real. The emotions (single player) that the characters are shown to be experiencing are experienced by you too. (cont.) How can you expect this game to be big when you have England's Defense Secretary dissing on it and military bases banning it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you play as Russian… Read more »

clark3783
clark3783

— Medal of Honor makes Call of Duty look like a cartoon. 3rd best online game I've ever played. 1) Killzone 2 2) MAG 3) MoH. MW2's sales and 'popularity' came from a few people getting it and then their friends also doing so because "oh! I'll have a game I can play online with my friends." That, and they already played COD4 and 5 and knew what they were getting. I agree that the story could have been longer, but it was good. There was a level where the Taliban swarms you and you start running out of ammo… Read more »

Justin
Justin

Just rented Medal of Honor to see how the game play was before buying… lets just say you will save yourself $69.99 by not waisting money on this game! The beta blowed, EA servers have shown themselves to still be just as bad as ever, gameplay sucks, game lags constantly, and honestly the graphics are not as good as all the Battlefield fans would have made it out to be. Medal of Honor could have been an amazing game… but ended up just being a flop! I would much rather jump back on Airborne… or play Reach, and I returned… Read more »

Ian
Ian

Just bought it. So far I'm unimpressed. Missions follow the same "shoot these guys, search for the next checkpoint, scripted scene, big-ass explosion, repeat" formula as every FPS released in the past few years. The multiplayer might sway my opinion, but (surprise, surprise) I've been getting the same "EA servers are offline" error since purchase. EA needs to stick to rehashing the same football game every year.

Bob Sandwich
Bob Sandwich

I just bought Medal of Honor and feel as though I have been robbed. Much like the feeling you get when you leave the drive thru and they forgot your fries. Do not buy this game. The producers tried to drum up interest by portraying this game as a tribute to soldiers. There is a very a good reason for that because the game is a hunk of shit and they knew it. Imagine playing battlefield bc2 on a quarter size map with no vehicles. And to top it off they are having server trouble.

mike4444r

wow, don't know if i'd be saying one game is smoother when it's still a month from release. I picked up medal of honor last night and i can honestly say that's a refreshingly good game. Like a mix between Bad Company 2 and MW2, fast paced but also rewards people with a smart strategy.

Mike
Mike

I wonder how much activision is paying these bloggers to flame medal of honor? First of Medal of Honor is NOT Call of Duty so why do you keep reviewing as if it is? Second why do all the reviews keep saying wait and buy Black Ops, oh its not Black Ops? Activision has really stepped up their PR this time!

josh
josh

just got medal of honor…i find it to be another garbage fps….booooo

char
char

that lang sounds like a fanboy to me and what amazes me is how he's saying that it's "not as smooth as black op's and you should consider waiting" which is the whole point, the game isnt even out yet so how can he compare the two!?

Dan
Dan

Ending the article like that is almost asking for a flame war…

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