Preview of Medal of Honor: Airborne

Medal of Honor: Airborne Box art

Medal of Honor: Airborne

by Stephen Cameron

June 6, 2007
Tired of your typical WWII first person shooters? Well, we are, rather we were. We wanted to see something different, first person shooters are pretty much the same mix and match since Quake 2 on the PC, not to mention consoles. When Electronic Arts asked XboxAddict to go see this title, we honestly had our doubts. They pitched it to us as, “This is the only WWII shooter that you can perform airdrops from a plane!” At first, we asked ourselves, “Will this actually make a REAL difference?” “How can dropping out of a plane help my gameplay any?” “Come on!?!?” “Will my gaming experience actually be that much better?” Well, folks…it will! Let us explain.

After doing quite a few airdrops it became extremely clear of the endless possibilities. Think about it, you suddenly have the ability to start anywhere in that map, on a roof top and start sniping bad guys, or right on the street, or if you have enough balls, right into the hornet’s nest! The tactical advantages are enormous. The maps/worlds we play tested were called Operation Husky, and Operation Avalanche, and folks these are simply a wonderful taste of things to come. I’m not just giving you the public relations fluff here. I truly believe that EA has a winner on their hands here.

Thus far, most WWII shooters like the Call Duty series, or heck, even the previous installments of Medal of Honor, the fact that you’ve always been lead along these preset scripted pathways, made those games very predictable. For example, a guy jumps out…you shoot him and all his friends cap you like old yeller. ..darn, I died…I start over, the same group of thugs come back right on cue, they jump out…. Anyways, you get the picture. This “pre-scripted” game type in any first person shooter was getting very old, fast.

In Medal of Honor: Airborne, you play the brave role of Boyd Travers, Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division, the basic concept is to have you and your fellow paratroopers complete various objectives in any order you want, remember you can drop anywhere in the game’s six various levels.

All the weapons in the game are upgradable at least three times, for example… The Thompson, the first upgrade is a Forward Pistol Grip, then the next is a Cutts Compensator, this suppresses upward lift on the gun, and finally a monster 50-Round Drum.
From what we saw in the graphics department, things are right up there with Gears of War, the game is still a few months away, but things can only get better from here.

The soundtrack in this game was a real treat, ok, it had the same feel and vibe of Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan, really brings you into the moment.

Let’s face it at the end of the day it’s still a WWII shooter with unique parachuting abilities, which should add a whole new twist to this tired genre.

So, on August 28th, 2007…save your pennies for this one folks. It will be well worth it. Medal of Honor: Airborne should live up to what we saw and played. This anticipation of breaking the mold in the first person WW2 genre will leave you breathless, I promise.

Also, be sure to check out our friends over at Xbox365.com's hands-on preview.

Screenshots

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Sunday, November 5, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,324
Forum Posts: 725,654
Xbox One Titles: 1,081
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,643
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,074
Screenshots: 30,717
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X LA noire
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 36 Views

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 344 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 422 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 642 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 470 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 635 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 437 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 735 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 419 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 1035 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 784 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1094 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1059 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1017 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1370 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics