Summary: Previously, Medal of Honor games consisted of World War II, exploding beaches and Nazis . While the franchise has been successful, it has finally reached the point of reboot. Gone are the 1940s and the European war campaign; now, Medal of Honor jumps into modern times, putting gamers in the role of an elite soldier in Afghanistan. This is Medal of Honor for 21st century warfare.
Conclusion: On the whole, in fact, Medal of Honor Airborne introduces some new things not just to the WWI scene, but to the first-person-shooter genre. The weapons-upgrade system rewards both diverse gunplay and "playing favorites," and the open-endedness of the airdrops lets players try different strategies at the beginning of each level and after dying in combat. The game doesn’t stray completely from the norm, though, which renders a few levels feeling surprisingly linear.
Pros: Free-form parachuting, Weapons upgrade system
Cons: Linear play once on ground, Excessively hard
Summary: Medal of Honor Airborne, next-gen debut of the series, is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience.
Excerpt: Medal of Honor has been a long running staple series at Electronic Arts since 1999. It helped invigorate the first person shooter genre on the PlayStation, taking away some of the focus from Nintendo 64's amazing GoldenEye 007. The series would, arguably, hit its peak with the PlayStation 2's Frontline, and the PC's Allied Assault. Since then, the series has struggled, finding itself trapped in a web of redundancy.
Excerpt: For those of you who remember and keep track of such things, the Medal of Honor series really jumpstarted the popular WWII shooter genre, at least in recent years. Played a lot like the true original, Castle Wolfenstein, MOH is mostly one man going through a series of shooter missions against thousands of German, or more recently Japanese, troops. The game has a huge following for both its single player missions and its online deathmatches.
Conclusion: Even with the problems that face Medal of Honor Airborne I still feel although the single player experience is a very smooth and enjoyable experience. There were a few missions in particular that really offer up an extremely good experience and some of the more intense shoot outs I have experienced in quite sometime.
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.