Medal of Honor: Frontline (early impressions)

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  1. JasonK

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    Well imagine my surprise as I roll out of bed this afternoon to the hollering of "FedEx!!! FedEx here!!!"

    I went outside and Mr. FedEx guy handed me my Medal of Honor Frontline game. (Thank you for the free overnight shipping, EBGames!)

    I played through the first level, and made it to the end of the second before heading off to work.

    Here's my very early thoughts:

    Graphics: Pretty darn good. The first level, which essentially has you re-enacting the first scene from Saving Pvt. Ryan, is intense. Waves crash into your boat, soldiers start throwing up, and countless bullets scream by overhead.

    As you head in the water, bullets zip by, and into many of your pals bodies. The trails the bullets leave in the water look great.

    As for the beach, your screen will shake with each incoming projectile the Germans launch at you. I was wandering around, trying to dodge machine gun fire, when two feet away a missile landed. It was incredible.

    Player models are ok, but the faces look awkward mapped onto the heads when talking... I haven't played enough to judge detail in-depth.

    But, there is NO BLOOD. I noticed it right away, and I understand why Dreamworks would want to leave it out, but it's odd when you get a headshot on the enemy from 10 feet away and you don't see any blood at all...

    The sound is TERRIFIC. I'm playing it in Dolby Pro-Logic, and there is a lot of activity in all of my speakers. The sub's boom with each explosion, and the sounds of bullets whiz by endlessly. You'll hear other soldiers chatter, and the enemy talk about some good cigarette's.

    Controlling Jimmy Patterson is fairly easy. Those familiar with any other PS2 first-person shooter's will feel right at home. But as I've recently been playing A LOT of Halo, I'm used to the XBOX controller.

    You can customize the controller, but I went with the default settings.


    That's about all I have to report for now. Based on the short time I've spent with the game, I would recommend it for fans of the series for sure, and also for casual FPS fans.
     
  2. Camp

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    It's going to be a big seller. People have been calling for this one for months.
     
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  4. Romier S

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    ....and in typical EA fashion this one will be ported to the Gamecube and the X-box.
    Here are the announcements:
    MOHF X-box
    MOHF GC
    EDIT: I haven't picked this one up yet but it certainly looks good. I'll definitely give it a rent. Having played Allied Assault recently my MOH addiction isn't as big as it was.
     
  5. Camp

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    EP: Electronic Ports
     
  6. Jeremy Illingworth

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    Is there any idea when the GC version will be out? I'm dying for this game but would rather get the GC version.

    jeremy
     
  7. Ryan Peter

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    Camp no kidding. And the article makes it seem ambiguous on whether it will be a direct port or an enhanced port. Yah right! I smell an Agent Under Fire port all the way.

    Sorry for the hijack. Tell us more about the graphics compared to the PC MOH, thanks!
     
  8. Travis Olson

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    Just imagine the X-Box version in full 5.1! That is going to sweet!
     
  9. Joe michaels

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    How different is it from MOH:AA on the PC?
     
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    ...adding to that ?: How is the gameplay on PC? Is it typical WASD movement/aim with mouse? I've only seen the game briefly but was mightily intrigued.[​IMG]
     
  11. JasonK

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    Can't really compare it graphically to PC, since my PC would explode if any game outside of Pong were installed on it....

    But, compared to other console games, it's nowhere near HALO quality graphics (but, to be fair, no FPS for PS2 has HALO quality graphics.) I'll stick with my original statement that the graphics are 'pretty darn good.'

    The backgrounds look very nice, with a lot of wreckage in the streets. I haven't played far enough into the game to get a feel for all the levels, though.

    The framerate gets rather jumpy when there is a lot of action. For example, one level has a lot of German artillery, and if you get close to it, the game gets jittery. It's distracting, but not terribly.

    I figured it would be ported at some point, (it's EA, right?) but my PS2 was getting lonely and needed some attention.

    Is there any truth to the rumors that the XBOX will be getting Allied Assault? I would love to hear a Medal of Honor game in full Dolby Digital sound.

    This game should certainly keep me busy until Morrowind is released for the XBOX.
     
  12. Dean DeMass

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    I will be waiting for the X-box version. Medal of Honor in DD 5.1 is what I want. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
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  15. Jerry Gracia

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    MEDAL OF HONOR: FRONTLINE mimics the sights, sounds and intensity of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN...'nuff said.

    The audio in this game mimics the 5.1 audio in SPR, even in Dolby Surround. I thought that was rather amazing.

    I own both the XBOX and PS2 and guess what...I'll enjoy the PS2 version until the XBOX version comes out.
     
  16. Mitty

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    I picked this up this afternoon, with EB's 3 for 1 trade in deal. Can't wait to play it when I get home.
    Gamespot gave it a 9.0, which is really saying something: Review.
    I'm actually really looking to Medal of Honor: Fighter Command, which is a WWII flight sim game that's supposed to be coming later in the year.
     
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  18. Jeremy Illingworth

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    I saw it too. I was looking forward to it although I would have prefered a European Theater flight sim instead.

    jeremy
     
  19. Dan Brecher

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    Frontline instead of Allied to X-Box now then eh? Hmm, yeah, cool, looking forward to that. I will contain myself and wait for the X-Box incarnation.

    Dan
     
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