Excerpt: Hot on the heels of Master of the Monster Lair , Atlus has decided to bring another Global A-developed game to North America called My World, My Way . This game doesn't involve dungeon creation of any sort, but it does have another original premise.
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: Breakthrough is the 2nd expansion for the WWII hit Medal of Honor. Like its predecessors, the game is an action-packed WWII fighter. This time around, you are in Northern Africa, Sicily and Italy trying to stop the Germans from expanding their territory. There are several new locations, new weapons, and somewhat new gameplay. I guess the big question is, \'Do any of these changes make Breakthrough anything unique/different or is it just the same old thing over again?
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: 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.
Excerpt: Dear Mom and Dad, I signed on with the 82nd Airborne because it promised that its new approach to fighting the war would be the best way to serve my country in this terrible crisis. It’s been a tough three years over here in Europe, but the Airborne has proved that it can take the good fight for freedom to new heights. Over the last six operations in my tour, I’ve really done my part to stop Jerry!
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: next battle. Medal of Honor Airborne is touted as having completely open levels, but in reality the levels aren’t as open as advertised, as there are plenty of invisible barriers blocking your progression into certain seemingly open areas of the environment. Missions, however, are smartly designed with varied goals that not only require taking out Nazi soldiers but also tanks zeroing on the gamer in its crosshairs.