Games has just released the latest installment in their
Medal of Honor series and itís called Medal of Honor: Pacific
game was already released on the Play station 2 last year
and now at last it makes its debut on the PC.
not an expansion pack, which makes it the first full Medal
of Honor game since Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was released
this time last year.
this series, EA Games has created a game thatís not only
entertaining but also informative as well. This
edition especially has a lot of extra information about
that time in history.
of Honor: Pacific Assault, or MOH:PA, takes place in the
pacific at the start of World War II. Pearl
Harbor is being bombed by kamikaze Japanese enemies and
you as marine private Tommy Collins are in the middle of
just finished your training and get stationed at Pearl Harbor,
receiving a nice tour, when several Japanese planes fly
over the island. Next
thing you know, the harbor is bombed and everyone is on
war with the Japanese is on and it takes you to the pacific
to battle it out.
The game starts in an amphibious vehicle, racing towards
the coast. Last
instructions are given by the officer in charge.
take aim behind the gunning station, a ring side seat to
you know what to aim for, the vehicle is hit and capsizes
and you have to walk to the beach through the water.
and gun fire is all over the place, people are screaming,
some are dying, and chaos is all around.
you make it to the beach, you have to ward off the enemy
while they charge at you with bayonets ready.
mortar round hits close by and you fall to the ground, wondering
how you got involved in this mess anyway.
flashback takes you back to the training grounds, where
your drill instructor drills you endlessly. He
takes you through your first paces, an obstacle course,
weapons training, heavy weapons training and medical assistance.
right away shows off a new feature, which is the medical
you get mortally wounded inside the game you can call out
for a medic and, if one is close by, he can help you recover.
The training is a basic walkthrough or run down of the
available keys and how you can achieve certain actions.
you first find yourself in the heat of the battle, when
the game starts, it can be very daunting and chaotic, not
knowing where to go or what to do. After
the training you at least get a basic sense of the possibilities
and options and now you are ready to take your position
in the battle.
game is very cinematic and uses a lot of in game animation
and cut-scenes to suck you right into the story.
also goes for the tour on Pearl Harbor after your training;
you get a scenic tour when all of a sudden the Japanese
planes fly over and all hell breaks loose.
It all plays out to let your senses lead the way.
EA Los Angeles is the developer of this game and
they have worked closely together with the Congressional
Medal of Honor Society or CMOHS, in short, to make sure
the game represents the ideals and integrity of the prestigious
Medal of Honor and to guarantee the authenticity of the
team also worked with Captain Dale Dye for advice, to make
sure the game is as authentic as it can be.
Dye is one of the most respected military technical advisors
in Hollywood and has worked on projects like Saving Private
Ryan, Platoon, and Band of Brothers and has also worked
on the other titles in Medal of Honor series.
weapons, uniforms and more were all replicated and used
in the game.
this to make sure the game puts you right in the middle
of the action and recreates the atmosphere of that era.
by informational cut scenes and in-game cinematics, this
game is not only entertaining but also provide background
information that give you a real perspective on where you
are in history.
Games really went all out with this release to create more
awareness, but also to really make you relive that past