Medal of Honor is much like an Underdog. Give it time and it will grow on you.
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-Single-Player campaign is well paced with strong friendly A.I and decent enemy A.I (On Hard Mode)
-Story leans towards a more realistic setting. (No EMP's with 50 choppers falling down from the sky)
-Guns sound great, explosions sound powerful. Voice acting is very good. Sound is overall impressive.
-Graphics aren't groundbreaking however, presents itself strong with real settings and great lighting.
-Standard controls with nice gameplay finishes. (Lean, HUD is optional, prone feels realistic)
-Campaign is too short. Luckily there is some replay value in the Tier 1 mode.
-Occasional frame issues during cut-scenes. (But not to the point where it makes it any less enjoyable)
-Multi-Player is fast paced, in your face action.
-Small to medium sized maps. (Lot's of cover, debris and buildings)
-Maps are well designed and majority are fun to play.
-Gameplay feels on it's own level. (No heavy arcade feel)
-Hard to determine your friends from other players. (No different colour blips on radar)
-No lobby chat or post game chat. (When invited into a party you are unable to talk till you enter the game)
-Certain aspects feel rushed and unfinished.
-Occasional hiccups. (Nothing to get overly frustrated over)
Overall it's a great First-Person Shooter. Feels it could have used some more polishing, though. With some patches and updates that'll fix most issues and introduce more features (Lobby chat, more maps, guns etc) no doubt in my mind it will stand strong.
Solid Extras. Packaged with Medal of Honor: FRONTLINE in HD and Battlefield 3 Beta Pass? It's like getting two and a half games for the price of one.
It might not be what most were expecting it to be, but... it sure does a great job of being a great FPS nonetheless. (Especially considering how full of a plate DICE has with upcoming titles such as Bad Company 2: Vietnam and Battlefield 3)
Is it worth your money? it was worth mine. With time you start to appreciate for what it is and what it was trying to be. If EA get's it's sales we may even see a sequel. Danger Close will no doubt have more experience and DICE with less on their plate.