I’ll preface this by saying I’m primarily a PS3 gamer. What are your picks for underrated games? For me, it’s the latest Medal of Honor. I think it got a bit of flack for being the Medal of Honor franchise’s answer to Call of Duty Modern Warfare. To me, that’s a really unfair criticism. I admit I was quite sceptical going in, thinking it would be another one of Medal of Honor’s…ahem…”honourable” failures, like European Assault (which I enjoyed, but it’s buddy system left an awful lot to be desired and it’s checkpoint system was a freakin joke – you could not sit down to play it unless you were willing to spend at least an hour, often two, of solid running and gunning before you’d get an autosave). Anyway, back to Medal of Honor. It did not take long before I was absolutely blown away by this game. The absolute pinnacle came for me during a level called “Belly of the Beast”, which is the one that’s featured in the trailers that begins with an RPG taking down a troop-carrier helicopter. It ends with a desperate firefight between you, your three buddies, against hordes of “opposing forces” pouring down from hillsides all around you. When I had finished that level I was dumbstruck. Obviously a computer game cannot compare to actual combat, but I felt I had been as close as I’d ever want to come to it. The way the levels kind of overlap too, is so well done. You’ll kind of finish one level as a certain character, and then pick up the next level as another character on “overwatch” protecting the character you were just playing in the previous level. Awesome. My only complaint about the entire game is not really even a complaint: it was too damn short. Just when I had really settled into a groove and was really enjoying the game, the credits rolled. All I can do now is play it again, and hope that another instalment in the franchise is coming to a game store near me, soon!
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