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…