Summary: I bought this when it was first released for the PS2. I had high expectations due to its predecessor, Medal of Honor Frontline. This game was a huge disappointment to say the least. You start out sleeping in a bunk below deck on a naval ship in Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attack, and you need to get to the top of the ship and fight them off while you escape. So, the beginning of this game is not too bad, and I was mildly interested in the gameplay.
Summary: This game has the absolute worst gun sounds ever. There is a mision that all yoyu have to do is stand and you will beet it. there is med packs everywhere. there is no "hard" misions on the game. not a good game to own but if you want to mess around with 2 player then it is good otherwise just rent it.
Summary: To those of you who are in the middle of playing this game, don't bother to finish it. After about 6 or 7 levels, the game is over with a terrible climax. In MOH Frontline, you find the Nazi which you've been chasing for most of the game and kill him toward the end. However, in Rising Sun, you end up chasing this Japanese guy and never actually get to him.
Summary: any one who reviewed this game as better than frontline must work for EA games. Anyone who reviewed this game as hard is either 4 years old or only has 1 arm, if they do not fit into one of these categories should immediately give away their game system, this is the easiest FPS I've ever played. Even on Hard the Japanese are such bad shots you can run up to them from a hundred yards away while they are shooting at your and club them down with your rifle.
Summary: Me and a friend of mine played Frontline for 2 weeks and couldn't put the controler down. WELL FOR RISING SUN WE THREW THE CONTROLER'S DOWN AFTER ABOUT A DAY IN TOTAL SHOCK OF HOW SUCKY THIS GAME IS. IT'S SHORT, LAME AND NOT WORTH 50 BUCKS. If your going to buy this with your HARD EARNED MONEY wait till the hype dies or rent it. Go by FRONTLINE.
Summary: i am a huge MOH fan - so i write this review with disappointment. first, i blew thru the entire game in 1/2 day and kept waiting for that 'awesome' mission that abounds so much in FRONTLINE: it never showed up. basically the people who make this game have taken the massive following for granted and either didn't put their best people on it or cut the resouces too much.