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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by MrPopo Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:08 pm

Pacific Assault has favorable reviews from review aggregator Metacritic and naturally is all in the Pacific Theater.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by CFFJR Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ah, well there you have it! I'll have to check that out. Thanks.

Looks like the only official place to get it these days is Origin, which I don't currently have.

On the plus side, it's on sale for 4 bucks right now.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by Exhuminator Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:03 pm

CFFJR wrote:Any good WWII games that have you fighting Japan?

Only ones I can remember:
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I beat the first one co-op many years ago, it was decent fun in co-op. It didn't take place entirely in Japan, but the pacific theater against the Japanese.

Never played the second one.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by Ack Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:18 pm

CFFJR wrote:Any good WWII games that have you fighting Japan?

Not just as a piece of the campaign, but the whole game?

The 19XX series.

What? I kid, I kid. Pacific Assault has some problems in my opinion. I found that going back to replay levels sometimes deleted my progress, and the AI is pretty poor at times. You could track down a copy of the Medal of Honor 10th Anniversary if you want. It has the Director's Cut of Pacific Assault as well as Allied Assault, the expansions, and Airborne. Oh, and a soundtrack CD.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by ExedExes Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:19 pm

CFFJR wrote:Any good WWII games that have you fighting Japan?

Not just as a piece of the campaign, but the whole game?

The only ones I can think of are MoH Rising Sun and Pacific Assault. I've played both. RS was okay, and PA was good but.... I went back to my thoughts and feelings and found Ack's opinion on it, what he and I said in 2014:

Ack wrote:I really didn't like Pacific Assault. The squad AI felt terrible, and I recall the saving feature being bugged and more than once deleting my medals from levels when I went back to replay them. The game felt like a mess, and while I'm all for using video games as a patriotic outlet, at times PA is sappier than a maple tree.

ExedExes wrote:In my report for this game over in the Games Beaten thread, I made mention of the terrible squad AI. Tarawa (the final level) is tough enough without everyone dropping dead in your way as you're trying to snipe the machine gun emplacements all over the place. I was also not a fan of the makeshift command system they tried there either. It never worked right. I ended up having to literally shoot or pistol whip my squadmates because they were blocking me in the tight spaces.

Furthermore, I reported in 2014 in that year's Games Beaten thread:

ExedExes wrote:The load times were rather unbearable, but the better graphics and overall experience made up for that. I liked the movie-style cutscenes and story, and instead of going alone as in previous MOH games, you had a squad with you at all times (even if they got in your way and yelled a lot of stuff every ten seconds), including a corpsman who was the only way you could be easily healed as opposed to picking up medpacks and canteens. Enemy AI was greatly increased, as the Japanese would resort to banzai-style attacks in which they would charge straight at you. There was even a scene where you piloted a Dauntless bomber, which I really liked as I'm a fan of WWII aircraft. There's too much to like not to recommend this.

As I said, give it a try, but I'm finding CoD WaW the best Pacific fighting experience so far, even if it's only 50% of the game.

EDIT: Pseudo-ninja'd by Ack's new thoughts, but for a historical perspective I'm keeping his 2014 quote here. Also yeah, I've got that 10th anniversary package. Best way to experience the early PC MoH games.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by Exhuminator Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:12 am

I beat CoD: Black Ops last night, and I'm glad it's over.

Taking a break from CoD/MoH FPS for a minute. But I'll probably blow through Airborne once it gets here.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by noiseredux Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:07 am

played more COD. I did get through the dam mission (British campaign) and moved on to the truck ride. Gawd, I really hate those sections in COD games where you are riding in a vehicle and shooting stuff around you. Meh. I think the game is really pretty great beyond those parts, but I still have a few more British missions left before I get to what is apparently a very lengthy Russian campaign. Really doubt I'll be able to bang it out before the end of the month.
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by ExedExes Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:52 am

Completed Call of Duty World At War AND Medal Of Honor Infiltrator this weekend! Thoughts will be forthcoming in Games Beaten thread.

The final set of pics from WaW - does the final Russian mission look familiar, original CoD players?
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This was easily my favorite month of TR so far. Thanks for a lot of fun!
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Re: Together Retro: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

by CFFJR Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:12 am

I made a final push between last night and this evening and finished off Allied Assault.

The whole game was a treat, start to finish, though Mission 6 stands as my favorite, I think. I'm definitely going to hit the expansion packs, and later on Pacific Assault.

This was a good month for TR. These are both series that I made it a point to avoid over the years, but I had such a good time with these two games and I'm happy I gave them a chance.
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