Conclusion: Be warned though, My World, My Way isn’t perfect. After the many hours I’ve put into the game, I found it to be a little repetitive. Essentially the game follows a certain order of events that’s repeated throughout the entire game. After a couple of times going through it, I found myself wishing that there was a little more variety. In addition to this complaint, enemies can also be unexpectedly difficult.
Excerpt: Most know the Medal of Honor series' war torn past by now. The 'historically accurate' shooters were fantastic on the first PlayStation, and even flirted briefly with success on the second Sony console, before becoming bogged down in a struggle to move forward, like a soldier pinned in the trenches.
Excerpt: Developed by EA Los Angeles, Medal of Honor: Airborne is a first-person shooter which once again takes place in the European theater of World War II, and is the first in the series to focus on paratrooper activities. In the game, you assume the role of Private First Class Boyd Travers, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, and later the 17th Airborne Division, of the United States Army during World War II.
Excerpt: To say that Medal of Honor: Airborne is the best game in the storied Medal of Honor franchise is an understatement. Airborne just may be one of the most compelling and entertaining World War II shooters ever coded. It has taken a long time, but it seems that the developers of this franchise have finally found the means to deliver the game that they’ve always wanted to create – a truly cinematic World War II game that is less about realism and focused on irrational...
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: The WWII shooter genre is overdone at best. The Medal of Honor and the Call of Duty camps have been largely in a two front battle with each other for years. There have been small insurgencies of other titles poking their nose into the fray from time to time, but mostly the two big dogs have been at the head of the pack, with new Call of Duty titles actually going away from the shrinking WWII popularity, thank God.
Excerpt: What is it that makes WWII such a popular scenario for video games? Is it the fact that it is recent, yet long enough ago to allow it to be used by popular media? Is it that it was as morally unambiguous a war as there has been? Is it the combination of weaponry and squad-level tactics? Or is it just the 'ding' noise from the M1 Garand as the clip is ejected? Whatever it is, WWII games have fallen out of favour in the last year or two.
Summary: Of course, I can always practice airdrops with other members of the Airborne in simulated war games, but the 12-person participant limit is a little disappointing. I know this is a terrible thing to say, but sometimes, I wish the war wasn’t over. Being a part of the Airborne has brought an exciting new dimension to combat, making me often wish I was back on the front lines.
Pros: Parachuting into battles grants more freedom and adds verticality to combat.
Cons: The six missions are over too quickly, and the AI is inconsistent.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Things do tend to come unstuck towards the end of each level, and it can suddenly turn into an incredibly linear run-and-gun affair, but these short downfalls aren't enough to drag the game down into badtitude. Well done EA, well done.
Excerpt: Easily the longest running WWII series of first person shooters, Medal of Honor: Airborne is another attempt at capturing the percentage of gamers that don�t seem to be tired of WWII games. Released by Electronic Arts, this rendition of the series focuses on the fellows that wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, the Airborne unit.