WWII games were all the rage back when the first FPS Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was released, so it comes as no surprise that its true sequel Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault continues the cinematic shooting experience, although it took a while to show up in its DRM-free form.
I’ve never been very fond of (anti) war movies, but strangely enough I had my fair share of enjoyable gaming experiences depicting all kinds of fictional and non-fictional wars, and while the original Medal of Honor never struck me as the groundbreaking or emotional title it was lauded to be, I had a lot of fun playing it, mainly as an arcade shooter.
If one forgets about all the patriotism and the controversy surrounding “killer games” making people insensitive about the horrors of war, then one should have some good times with this title, as it’s engaging enough with its bombastic presentation including all kinds of explosions and a story that follows Private Thomas Conlin as he goes from bootcamp training to ordering around a squad of soldiers himself. There are obviously some concessions to be made in terms of graphical quality and A.I., but then again if scripted events with non-stop action are your idea of a fun FPS, then this should still entertain for a few hours.
The game is now available DRM-free, and with only EA’s Origin platform as a viable option, there’s no better way to experience it in its digital form.
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