Medal of Honor on PS2 & PC. Which one is better and why?

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  1. Jeff Rogers

    Jeff Rogers Second Unit

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    I am buying one today....I have heard some good and bad on both.
    1. which game is longer?
    2. Which is just flat out more fun?
    3. Why is one game better than another?[​IMG]
     
  2. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    I haven't played Frontline but I can offer some constructive comments on Allied Assault. Here goes:
    It offers some of the most visually splendid levels every created for a FPS. The plotting during each of the 6 missions is satisfyingly dense, and there's enough coordination with other Allied soldiers to make the missions feel genuinely cinematic. The music is simply amazing! I've actually listened to the MP3s when I'm not playing the game. Its that good!
    My biggest gripe with the game: Design wise, both geographically and aesthetically, the sniper level is my favourite mission. (I can't remember if it's 4 or 5), but it sufers an infuriating, and fundamentally awful flaw: the numerous snipers (regardless of difficulty setting) have super human sight, and can shoot at you at an astonishing rate. It takes all the tension out of the level, and almost ruined the game for me. It's by-far-and-away the most frustrating game-playing experience of my life. So be prepared.
    The first part of mission 6 is also very badly designed. But the rest of the game is absolutely splendid. Definitely pick it up. I'm sorry I haven't been able to offer a comparison. :b
     
  3. Scott L

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    I've played both and Alied Assault and Frontline and AA seems to run jerky on my p3 800 with a Radeon 7500 in 1024x728. Just be sure your computer can handle it. It's very fun and the Normandy level is unforgettable.

    Frontline just rocks on the PS2 but sadly you're stuck using 2 dinky analog thumb sticks. I've never had problems controlling console FPS's such as Halo and Goldeneye, but the PS2 controllers easily have the worst thumbsticks. They just aren't as accurate (I'm guessing this has to do with them serving as buttons as well). If the developers let you hook up a USB keyboard and mouse then I'd recommend it over the PC version. But still the Normandy level with its explosions is probably even better than the PC version (puts flame suit on). I haven't heard the DPL personally as I was playing on a store demo but I've heard it's great.

    And I think the PC version is more highly regarded in the reviews compared to the PS2 version. Just see how you like the controls for the PS2 before you buy it.
     
  4. Joe michaels

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    I would say in comparison on the single player levels they are very similar and even. But the PC version has multiplayer that is pretty fun so a slight nudge has to go to the PC version but only because of that.
     
  5. MikeAlletto

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    The only thing I did not like about the PC version (haven't played the PS2 one) is there is no blood. I found it extremely hard to tell when I was hitting someone without the blood being a tip. They wanted to make it realistic, well when people are shot or blown up...they bleed. Luckily you can download a blood patch for the PC version.
     
  6. Jason Harbaugh

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    Luckily with the PC version you can download a bloodpatch, this you can not do with the PS2. I will add that even though the blood is a minor detail, it adds alot to the realism and actually just helps with knowing if you hit someone or not.
     
  7. Scott L

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    Jason can you point me in the direction of the bloodpatch? And is there anything else worth looking at?
     
  8. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    I am not sure which blood patch I use, but it is great. You see decent splashes when you hit someone and it also leaves little puddles on the ground from where you were hit and where you hit the Nazi's.

    -Dean-
     
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    the best version of any FPS is the one that you use a mouse and keyboard as your controllers.
     
  11. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    re: the best version of any FPS is the one that you use a mouse and keyboard as your controllers.

    Hell yeah! I am pretty good with the PS2 analog knobs, but its real jerky on the PS2 MOH Frontline,
    the AA game with your mouse and keyboard is the SH!T.
     
  12. Ike

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    Frontline's control is awful, and the graphics seem to be more of a mixed bag. The Beach level (4th level on the PC version, 1st level on the PS2) is better on paper on the PS2, since it's longer, but thanks to the horrible control, the PC version is more fun to play.

    Also, as was mentioned earlier, you can get a blood patch. I use one, and have almost forgot the game came without blood. It's not quite the right color, but it works.

    I see no reason not to get the PC version.
     
  13. Kevin Alexander

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    This one game may motivate me to get a PS2.
     
  14. Joseph Young

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    First person shooters, including MOH, are generally superior on the PC for a number of reasons.

    1. Skins, mods, maps, patches and other such customizations are the heart and soul of a good FPS. The nights I spent downloading endless textures, skins and maps for UT, as well as map creation utilities, were a lot of fun and are sorely missed on a console.

    2. The mouse/keyboard arrangement is superior, and if a console FPS (such as MOH) lacks USB support, you are looking at wanky controls at best. I've found the exception to this being HALO, a superior console FPS in every respect.

    I do not use a PC at home therefore I have not extensively played the MOH series there, but I do own the PS2 version. It's a great game, don't get me wrong. But I have yet to feel totally at home using the dual analog sticks for aiming. Often my crosshairs either overcompensate or undercompensate, and I find myself trying to nudge the target a millimeter over an enemy as he fires away at me. This would not happen with mouse/keyboard support.

    Another real shot against the PS2 MOHFL is lack of multiplayer. Even the PSX MOH (and Underground if I remember correctly) had a really fun multiplayer mode. Some of Frontline's levels would be perfect for some split screen action and it's disappointing to say the least.

    I have yet to experience a console FPS with the same customization, multiplayer, precise control and high quality textures found on the PC. Halo exceeds the mark in many of these respects but consoles don't allow FPSs to take their brilliant conceits and run with them.

    It's frustrating while playing a great game like Frontline (a good reason to own a PS2, btw) to have to struggle with controls that I would normally not have to struggle with had I a keyboard/mouse setup. It's a real handicap.

    Joseph
     
  15. Jeff Rogers

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    Well I decided on Frontline. Cleared through the first few levels..
    Tuns out my roomie heard the gunshots and recognized them....comes out from his room and says he hays Allied Assault already... so I "borrowed" it. [​IMG]
     

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