So here we are again, after the phenomenal Medal of Honour - oops sorry - Honor, comes the inevitable follow up. Same engine, same bad guys, same idea. Good. What's better this time is the graphics, the missions themselves and the lavish locations - what other game sends you from Paris to Africa to Scandanavia via Italy? Fantastic. The gameplay is simple and quick to master - first person shoot 'em up with straight forward missions. Herein lies a fault - it's never that hard to work out where to go next, there are no secrets or puzzles to solve, the game pushes you along, and you shoot anything that moves - fun and stress busting. As you undertake each mission, you get the deja vu sense that you've been here before - and you have, in every war movie you watched as a kid. From the destruction of the cliff top guns to the apprehension of the cable car, you'll get hairs on the back of your neck as you re-live those childhood games where everyone wanted to be Richard Burton. The skill level is finely balanced - not too hard to put people off, but difficult enough to keep you up into the early hours of the morning frustrated (yeah, yeah, I should get out more and be frustrated in some nightclub instead). If you finished the first one, it shouldn't take you too long to march across Europe and stamp your female boot mark everywhere. It's the final stages that things go a little weird, with gun carrying dogs and animated tin soldiers. For a game so richly researched , along with a history lesson at the end of each mission, the final level seems an odd thing to have - some might think it's rather distasteful considering the subject matter, but then some might think making a game of a world war is distasteful - it's your decision whether you play or not. The one main fault in my eyes, as with the first, lies with the multiplayer round. Whilst the cheats and special characters you can pick up are most amusing and fun
, the split screen means you can never really sneak up on anyone - the radar is a giveaway, even if they're not looking at your half of the screen. Bring back the link cable and lets snipe the heck out of friends that have never played the game before... Every ps owner should have a copy - if only coz it's easy to play when you're drunk. Hic.
This is the sequal to the hit medal of honour. In the game you are a member of the French Resistence and unusually for a first person shoot them up game you play a woman. This version takes you all over Europe to fight your increasing varying missions. There are seven missions and twenty four levels, and include going undercover to recover art works and destroy the nazis secrets to liberating paris. The weapons are more advanced in this vesion and include the Panzerfaust. There are new enemies to face including half-tanks that have to be destoyed using petrol bombs, tanks and motorcycles. An interesting feature is the multi player mode which allows players to go head to head against each another using a variety of weapons. During some mission you will have a buddy to help you complete the mission. You have to keep them alive until they perform a specific task. In some missions you have to go undercover a camera works well if the guards are giving you grief as they are all vain. The game play is excellent and the graphics have been improved. This game is very hard so expect to spend many a frustrating afternoon trying to complete it. You are given regular video clips to let you know how the war is progressing. This is the best first player shoot them up that has ever been developed for the playstation.
This game really does show how much computer technology has come on in the past couple of decades. It is one of them Jame's Bond kind of games nut i think it is definatly a league or two above them. One of it's main problems is that you cannot play multi-player games with this game and i think that that is quite bad because lets face it, there's nothing you like more than getting your mates round, firing on some quality music, maybe cracking open a few cans and just playing on the computer till you just can't be ar$sed anymore. It's great ain't it? I do however think that the makers of the game managed to overcome the fact that their is no multi-player facility by mjust making the game play a lot more intense. With loads of hidden characters and levels at the end ready for you when you complete the game but i havent managed it yet, my brothers dead good! This is the best playstation game i own at the moment and i can't see anything coming close to it at the moment. Lets just see what the future holds in store for us all.