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Tomorrow is D-Day. Tonight you land behind enemy lines. The tide of the way is in your hands. You are an elite Special Forces agent sent to execute covert operations, search and rescue missions, and commando raids. Fight to win the medal of Honor in the only game that lets you take on Nazis in WWII.Amazon.com Those looking for a Saving Private Ryan interactive will be pleased with this effort from the games division of Hollywood's DreamWorks studio. Polished with the grit of great WWII films, Medal of Honor shines brightly, despite the graphic limitations of the PlayStation. As U.S. secret service officer James Patterson, you must embark on highly dangerous missions, sometimes in the trenches, sometimes undercover, but always alone and always eliminating the German Nazi threat. The Nazis are equipped with the same weapons as you, and they know how to use them. Throw a grenade and watch soldiers scatter, or better yet kick a steel pineapple back in their direction before it blows. Missions are divided into challenging--but never frustrating--levels that include infiltrating a U-boat pen, destroying a war train while disguised as a German officer, or powering through a group of nasty Gestapo in a quaint French town. A mixture of stealth fighting and action movie bravado, using each with prudence is essential for successfully completing levels. This game is suspenseful, in the way that a good page-turner keeps you up at night. You'll be playing until the end of the level, but when that comes, the briefing for the next level is just too enticing to stop. --Jeff YoungPros:The best first-person shooter for the PlayStationAn engaging plot, even for non-history buffsOutstanding music and sound designCons:Graphics get blurry when close upReplayability is low except in multiplayer modeOccasional polygon dropout can enable player to see through some walls Product description Tomorrow is D-Day. Tonight you land behind enemy lines. The tide of the way is in your hands. You are an elite Special Forces agent sent to execute covert operations, search and rescue missions, and commando raids. Fight to win the medal of Honor in the only game that lets you take on Nazis in WWII. Review First-person shooters are somewhat of a rarity on console systems these days, and ones that aren't ports of PC games, even more so. Rare's GoldenEye 007, Acclaim's Turok series, Lobotomy's PowerSlave, and Insomniac's Disruptor had been the sole efforts, but now DreamWorks' Medal of Honor has been added to the list. This rare breed has a lot to live up to, since PC games like Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, and Quake III Arena have set high watermarks for the genre. Luckily for publisher EA, Medal of Honor isn't trying to compete against them, at least not directly. Medal of Honor is set in the heat of World War II. As a member of the Office of Strategic Services department, you must infiltrate enemy-occupied territory, sabotage equipment, steal documents, and generally act as a monkey wrench in the Nazi's plans. Being an OSS agent doesn't only require you to be a commando, there will be times when you must don the cap of spy as well, using forged papers and Nazi uniforms to gain access to areas where a straight-on assault would fail. This sort of gameplay feels much like a 3D take on an old Apple II-era WWII adventure-game series: Castle Wolfenstein. It's true that id Software later brought the Wolfenstein line into the third dimension, but MoH is more of a 3D version of Wolfenstein than Wolfenstein 3D was. And as good as Wolfenstein 3D was, it was only a straightforward shooter. Medal of Honor's gameplay elements - masquerading as an officer, stopping troops from flipping alarms, and using passes - makes it feel more like an adventure game, such as Metal Gear Solid, than like a fast-paced blow 'em up like Quake. Any developer trying to create a first-person shooter on the PlayStation is going to have a tough time (remember how GT skipped bringing Quake to the system?), and DreamWorks has certainly had some difficulty. The frame rate in MoH is rather slow, and the control is sometimes sticky, The visuals have an overall grainy look, bullet shots sometimes hang in midair, and pop-up occasionally causes enemies to just suddenly appear in
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