Medal of Honor: Allied Assult = NAICE!

I got Medal of Honor: Allied Assault a while ago but haven’t played it because I’ve been so busy with work and everything. I finally got around to installing it yesterday and I have to say I am quite impressed. For those of you who have not heard of this game, it’s a first person shooter (FPS) that takes you through some of the actual battles that occured in World War II. The beginning intro movie to the game is amazing and it has a very similar resemblance to that gory 20 minutes or so of the movie, Saving Private Ryan. I played enough to finish the first mission, Operation Torch, and was really impressed with the details of everything and the gameplay. I’m not exactly sure if it closely follows the history of the battles, but it was pretty similar to what I read on the page I linked above concerning Operation Torch.

The only thing that bugs me about this game is the way you move around. It’s not as smooth and doesn’t feel as natural as it does when you’re playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Historically though, any company that uses Id’s gaming engines never do a good job when it comes down to nailing the movement of the person you are playing like Id’s games do.

Otherwise, if you’re into FPS’s and like more realistic games than just blasting monsters, this is definitely a game to grab. Unfortunately, it’s still the same price as when I got it last year which is 50 bucks. So far it looks like it’s worth the money though.

Can’t wait to finish the single player version and get some on-line mulitplayer action. I heard it’s amazing…

Games Hall of Fame

I don’t know why it took me so long to find this place, but I have been gleefully going down memory lane this morning reading about all of the awesome games I have played from when I was a small kid up until now. How many fond memories as a child (or teen) do you have of playing these games?

You know I can’t tell you how many hours I wasted playing this and this on my Atari 2600 or this on my NES system. I can’t tell you how many hundreds of dollars worth of quarters I blew playing this game with all of my grade school friends during our lunch time. I can’t even begin to fathom how many overnight LAN games I set up just to play this with several local (and dozens of Californian) friends and a few cold beers with pizzas.

Hmmm, I wonder when this game will get inducted?