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Medal of Honor 360

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Other GamePeople columnists have reviewed this from their perspective - huh?:
Tech Gamer (360)
Dressup Gamer (360)
Multiplayer Gamer (360)
Tired Gamer (360)

Medal of Honor has been released on 360 and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.

Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:

"in the past, if you wanted a heady mix of entertaining violence and clich├ęd, partisan representations of the geo-political struggles of the day, you watched James Bond films. in the last couple of decades, however, this role has been largely fulfilled by first-person shooter video games..."
- Tired Gamer (Thu, 17 Feb 2011)

"Medal of Honour shoots at both worlds. By turns, more considered that Battlefield and brasher than Call of Duty. As a first step for a franchise reborn there is plenty to impress a technical gamer..."
- Tech Gamer (Mon, 25 Oct 2010)

"Medal of Honour 360 is packed with thought provoking and exciting moments. The multiplayer adds hours of game play, but the time spent in the campaign is far more effecting..."
- Dressup Gamer (Wed, 20 Oct 2010)

"Medal of Honour courts two kings as it returns to modern parlance. On multiplayer terms this split personality needs some focus if it is going to convince either Modern Warfare 2 or Battlefield Bad Company 2 players away from their betrothed..."
- Multiplayer Gamer (Wed, 11 Aug 2010)

Medal of Honor 360 Release

14/09/2010 10:31

Medal of Honor returns to the bloody battle that is the first person shooter war. Relaunched, it depicts modern warfare for the first time with a harrowing tour of duty in current day Afghanistan.

Having lost ground to the Modern Warfare and Call of Duty series, Medal of Honor has had a massive investment to get it back on track. The unadorned name is as much a statement of intent as anything, it takes the series back to first principles to focus on what is important for an experience like this.

Playing as both U.S. Army Rangers and Tier 1 Elite Ops Special you work against enemy insurgents. Realism has been the focus here with input from U.S. military consultants, so you can employ genuine military tactics and advanced technology like combat drones and targeted air strikes.

The storyline follows several "Tier One Operators" working as the National Command Authority in Afghanistan alongside the more tactical "Big Military" perspectives. You also get to drive and pilot a range of vehicles through the game - including an Apache helicopter gunner.

Medal of Honor is a game of two halves. The multiplayer has been created by DICE - of Battlefield: Bad Company fame, with the main game falling to Danger Close, a new EA studio. This has freed each developer to focus all their resources on a paricular aspect of the gameplay without dispractions.

Medal of Honor is released for 360, PS3 and PC on 15th October.

Written by Paul Govan

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