Advantages good choice of weapons, innovative missions
Disadvantages graphics are ok but not great, multiplayer is poor
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This is the first Medal of Honour title I've played and whilst I definately enjoyed playing the game and would recommend it to any Gamecube owner, I do have a few reservations.The game is a first person strategic shoot-em up set in WW2. You play an American soldier assigned a variety of missions. One of the advantages of this game is that all the missions require different skills. Some can be completed by simply blasting your way through, but others need more stealth and tactics to complete. Your range of weaponary is good, with the sniper rifle being particuarly effective. The control system is simple and easy to get along with, allowing for quick changes of weapon in the heat of battle. The AI of the enemy soldiers is pretty good, so you don't see anyone running into a wall for no particular reason!
I have three main reservations about this game:1. Multiplayer--the multiplayer option is fairly unimpressive. As the Gamecube has no XBox Live style online option the maximum amount of players is four. Therefore the sense of being involved in a WW2 style conflict is lost when there are only four soldiers fighting. For a great multiplayer shoot-em up on the Gamecube I'd recommend 'XIII' which is far superior.
2. Graphics--The graphics in the game aren't bad, but there is a distinct lack of colour within it. Too many shades of grey and green are present. I accept that this is going to be the case in any game set in WW2 but even the explosions are somewhat unsatisfying.3. The first mission--The openning mission of the game sees you taking part in the D-Day landings, exiting your transport and having to make your way up the beach under heavy fire. This is probably the most graphically impressive and exciting mission in the game, so everything after is seems slightly disappointing!
Overall I would recommend Medal of Honour to any Gamecube owner as a very playable, but not revolutionary action game.
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