posted by scottl25n (BALLSTON SPA, NY) Jan 4, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
Overall MOH:H2 is a fun game, and the first WW2 based FPS that feels good when played. Graphics are still behind par but the wii was never designed to be a powerhouse in this category.
Overall Gameplay is typical for the medal of honor series. Average storyline with relatively decent game maps for each level.
The feel of controls is very stable and is a great stepping stone for future titles to build on, where as how to use the wiimote and nunchuck for a FPS.
The extra bonus in this game is the online play. I have put in some decent time in this categary, and it enjoyable but lacks in realism quite a bit. EA needs to address realistic shooting points, and levels at which an user/soldier should be down. I have noticed on numerous occasions a sniper snot to the head from less than 10 feet only takes their helmet off. Or a full clip of a SMG doesnt take a user down. This can get frustrating over time, but all users are binded by this.
Overall the game is enjoyable, and again a step in the right direction for online play and FPS's on the wii. I look forward to see what is next on the radar.
Even though the graphics inevitably disappoint at first glance, the game starts to grow on you if you give it a chance. There's no doubt that the Wii controls are the star of this show. Yes, it takes a while to find the most suitable settings for you, but once locked in, you're set to have an incredible time despite all of the game's short comings. Aiming, shooting, reloading, leaning, zooming, melee, crouching, throwing grenades, etc.. It all feels natural. It's not only the basics, but also the additional controls for stationary weapons and other equipment. The bazooka the machine-gun turret, the artillery, the mortar, the radio fine tuning...
Even though the graphics during the game are not so attracting, the overall quality of the presentation throughout the game is top notch. Menu graphics, and design, mission briefings and voice-overs, music... It's all really well done.
One other cool thing about this game is that although the Wii does not have the "achievements" system built-into the platform, the game manages to provide you with a very similar mechanic that makes it even more fun to go out of your way to accomplish more than just the required tasks during the game. You get rewards for killing 50 or more enemies with each weapon. You get rewards for completing secondary objectives. You get rewards for not dying once in certain difficulty levels, etc.
I would recommend renting this game first to see if you'll like it or not. Play it for a few hours. See if it feels right. Customize the controls. Play online. Play the arcade mode. Win some of the rewards. Play at veteran level. If you like the world war two genre shooters, there are a lot of reasons why you'll want to keep the game. Yet there's a chance that you may not be able to get into the whole deadzone thing soon enough. Yes the graphics are dull. Yes the campaign tends to become repetitive. However, if you liked the controls of Metroid Prime Corruption, there's no way you will not love this game.