Medal of Honor: Airborne

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by KriegsmarineFreak, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    No shame in pedantry!
    Raises an interesting question about first person shooters though; just how accurate do we want them to get, & is it best that they retain a cartoon or 'factional' feel?
    Played Call of duty 4 on a 360 over christmas and things are getting so realistic (in 'look' obviously, I'm not stupid enough to imagine 'This is war') it's almost creepy if you start thinking about it.

    Imagine an Arnhem shooter where all the characters are equipped and named as original participants... not sure I'd like it.

    Funny thing is I wouldn't mind at all if it was a strategy game, perhaps something more removed about the interface or the more traditional feel of them makes it ok?

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Kev

    Interesting points about BIA. I had a look at some excerpts from BIAHH and have to agree that the buildings, landscape etc. is excellent. One scene showed a bridge blowing up in front of the troopers. Presumably that is the one outside Son. Does the game stay pretty loyal to the rest of the operation?

    Steve W.

    No idea about hells highway, as Ive only played Road to hill 30 and earned in blood. Its not a faithfull representation by any means and some liberites are taken but in comparison to other games the BIA try to stick to some resemblance of fact. Its pretty well researched and quite interesting as you see the in real life the barn you have been fighting for
    for 3 days in the game.

    Stagically there resonably accurate I think , the unit was in the place it is in the game, the operations really took place, even if on a more detail level there a bit more gamey.

    Kev
     
  3. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I think the more realistic looking the better. The most realistic looking game I've seen so far is Call of Duty 1, the finest hour (graphics wise). Funny that, you'd have thought they would have got better as they went on, but I feel CoD 2 & 3 have a more cartoony feel to them. CoD 4 as Adam pointed out is so realistic it's almost scary. (But that ain't WW2). As for BIA, they too have that cartoony feel, the colours are too vibrant and it's very slow paced. Apart from that, it's definately the best of the bunch. I think as we've already pointed out, BIA has the most realistic feel to it. So what's it gonna be like when Hells Highway comes out. A mixture of realism and intense graphics and gameplay.Bring it on.marcus
     
  4. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i am fond of talonsoft games.yours,lee.
     
  5. Christos

    Christos Discharged

    Sounds good.....Have to pick up a copy of BIA and check it out for myself...
     
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    No shame in pedantry!
    Raises an interesting question about first person shooters though; just how accurate do we want them to get, & is it best that they retain a cartoon or 'factional' feel?
    Played Call of duty 4 on a 360 over christmas and things are getting so realistic (in 'look' obviously, I'm not stupid enough to imagine 'This is war') it's almost creepy if you start thinking about it.

    Imagine an Arnhem shooter where all the characters are equipped and named as original participants... not sure I'd like it.

    Funny thing is I wouldn't mind at all if it was a strategy game, perhaps something more removed about the interface or the more traditional feel of them makes it ok?

    Cheers,
    Adam.
    If you want to play Arnhem in a First person shooter Adam then try Battlefield 1942. Great Shooter. Actually all the Battlefield games are brilliant. Just bought Company of Heros so looking forward to that!
     
  7. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    No shame in pedantry!

    Bless you!

    Raises an interesting question about first person shooters though; just how accurate do we want them to get, & is it best that they retain a cartoon or 'factional' feel? Imagine an Arnhem shooter where all the characters are equipped and named as original participants... not sure I'd like it.

    On your point about characters having original names,I agree with you, Adam. I think accuracy should stop with as true a respresentation of an op as possible. This was my point about MOHA and Varsity. Why have the troopers land where none did? Why not have them assault Diersfordt Castle? It was taken by 3/507th but it wasn't a cakewalk! It would make an excellent game level.

    Funny thing is I wouldn't mind at all if it was a strategy game, perhaps something more removed about the interface or the more traditional feel of them makes it ok?

    More like Close Combat? I played ABTF for some time and enjoyed the strategic elements most of all. I added some 'mods' which made a more realistic game.

    Steve W.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    If you want to play Arnhem in a First person shooter Adam then try Battlefield 1942. Great Shooter. Actually all the Battlefield games are brilliant. Just bought Company of Heros so looking forward to that!

    I know bf1942 well mate, but my thought is do you really want to go around shooting someone's friend, dad, or grandad in a game?
    There have to be limits to the 'realism' for me.
    While impressed by the emergent photorealism in that call of duty 4 I still think I'd prefer a somewhat cartoony feel to remain.

    Edit: Sorry, cross-posted with GPRGT.
    I agree, accuracy for all the situations is fine and not often given enough consideration, but people should be left nominally fictional.

    Cheers,
    adam.
     
  9. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I know bf1942 well mate, but my thought is do you really want to go around shooting someone's friend, dad, or grandad in a game?
    There have to be limits to the 'realism' for me.
    While impressed by the emergent photorealism in that call of duty 4 I still think I'd prefer a somewhat cartoony feel to remain.
    Agreed Mate, I know what you mean. It's nice to make it more of a game. GPregt, great game!! Used to play it all the time. In fact all of the CC games were good, except for the first one.
     
  10. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Wow! I've heard a word about Company of Heroes :)) I'm playing it from initial release till add-on Opposing Fronts - very interesting type of WW2 RTS :)
     
  11. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Hey, guys :) I'm finally coming back to this site and want to share with ya something special. May be u know that in autumn of 2007 Electronic Arts gathered game-zines journalists from around the world to special presentation of Medal Of Honor: Airborne. Whats was that presentation? It was 2 day re-enactment of camp and battle life of ordinary airborne soldiers of WW2 and where journalists were wearing airborne uniforms all-day, shot from all types of weapons of airborne and took a part in various re-enactments with real weapons etc. Fortunately 2 russian journalists from russian game-zine 'Gamemania'/'Igromaniya' have been visited that presentation and make a video there! I've seen this video not far ago :) - it is amazing for me!! To see Tompson or BAR shooting, for example :) Someone interesting in it? I can share it with ya - this video have no copyrights, but unfortunately have size about 350Mb.
     
  12. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    I've done a bunch of screenshots of this video, look into attaches :) They r cool :)

    EDIT: seems to me that no one interesting in that video?! hey!!! is anybody there? :)
     

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