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

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:22 am
by ExedExes
I just did the Black Cats mission on CoDWaW. It's where you take nearly all the guns on a PBY Catalina plane and eliminate Japanese shipping, then you land on the water and take out Zeroes while rescuing men who lost their ships. I've done a lot of those plane missions on other WW2 FPS but this was probably the most intense, if only for all the gun switching I had to do, as well as all the action going on around me. 4 more missions on WaW and 1 more on MoH Infiltrator now.

Exhuminator wrote:*I've also got Finest Hour and Big Red One on Xbox, even more WW2 FPS.

Get to those if you can. Finest Hour is difficult, but it was the first CoD I ever played. Big Red One fixes all the issues the first game had and is a lot more fun. Plus some awesome voice acting courtesy of the Band of Brothers cast.

Ziggy587 wrote:No one mentioned MoH Frontline? Objectively, it probably isn't better than AA, but it's gotta be my favorite MoH if only for nostalgic reasons. I haven't played it in years, but I've been meaning to replay it for a few months now.

Frontline was one of the first MoH's I played. That first mission was amazing in its presentation. But then it got VERY hard near the end, a sort of theme I saw in the console versions I played. Part of that reason was that I used every mounted gun in the game, and even in an empty area, tons of enemies would magically appear whenever I used one. Bad move!

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

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:28 am
by Ack
Exhuminator wrote:
Ack wrote:By CoD3 though...yeah, I can see it wearing thin. CoD2 felt that way for me.

After MoH1, MoHU, MoH: Frontline, MoH: Allied Assault, MoH: Rising Sun, CoD1, and CoD2 (and whatever else I'm forgetting I've played)... I'm pretty burnt out on WW2 FPS*. I think actually, I'm gonna ease off CoD3 tonight and just hit up CoD4. CoD4 is mentioned all the time in rankings as the best CoD of all time, might as well find out if that's true or not.


*I've also got Finest Hour and Big Red One on Xbox, even more WW2 FPS.


Yeah, this is why I take breaks from the subgenre every few years. After the likes of playing through MoH: Allied Assault(and expansions), MoH: Pacific Assault, MoH: Airborne, Wolfenstein 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Wolfenstein, Battlefield 1942, CoD(and the expansion), CoD2, Mortyr, and the rest I've gone through, I take breaks, sometimes for years at a time. Then I go back, play through one or two, and take another break. It's not exactly content that will be fresh, per se, but it makes for a nice trip down memory lane when I do.

CoD4 is pretty short, has all of the post CoD1 changes(so regenerating health, relying on others to open doors, etc.), and often limits what you can do in favor of railroading you. But it also has a level set in Pripyat, which is something I always enjoy.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:29 am
by Exhuminator
ExedExes wrote:Get to those if you can. Finest Hour is difficult, but it was the first CoD I ever played. Big Red One fixes all the issues the first game had and is a lot more fun. Plus some awesome voice acting courtesy of the Band of Brothers cast.

:lol: I just remembered yet another CoD WW2 console FPS I own:
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Well folks, I wanted to beat two CoD games for this together retro. So right now I'm dropping CoD3, and just going with CoD4 and CoD:Black Ops.

As for MoH, I'll try to secure a copy of Medal of Honor: Airborne. Ack said it's good, going on his word. And even though Airborne is still WW2, at least it's got the parachuting aspect in tandem with being a really short game (if reviews are to be believed).

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

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:43 am
by Exhuminator
I put two hours into Call of Duty 4 last night. I can safely say it's a helluva lot better than Call of Duty 3. Taking a peek at a walkthrough's table of contents revealed that I'm already halfway through the game! Not that I mind a short game these days though. I'll take quality over quantity, check please. (Actually taking a peek at the various CoDs over at HLTB reveals all the post-CoD4's have rather brief campaigns. Nothing wrong with that though.)

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

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:02 pm
by ExedExes
Exhuminator wrote:As for MoH, I'll try to secure a copy of Medal of Honor: Airborne. Ack said it's good, going on his word. And even though Airborne is still WW2, at least it's got the parachuting aspect in tandem with being a really short game (if reviews are to be believed).

You've got my word too. It's good and yes, it's short. You'll have the time to finish it.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:04 am
by Exhuminator
ExedExes wrote:You've got my word too. It's good and yes, it's short. You'll have the time to finish it.

Cool. Well, I've got a copy of MoH Airborne for 360 on the way. That one must have had a limited released versus other MoH and CoD games on its platform. It was kinda expensive to find a decent copy, and forget buying it new.

Put more time into CoD4 last night. Got to experience the bliss of "All Ghillied Up", which was among the most badass and interesting CoD missions I've seen in the series. It was worth playing this game alone just for that mission. Anyway I saved last night at the start of the mission called "Ultimatum". I'm hoping to have the game finished off this weekend. When I first started playing through CoD4 I was thinking, "Really folks? This is 9/10 material? Really?" But now that I'm this far into the game, I get it. CoD4 is rather badass and has aged very well.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:06 pm
by TSTR
Killed some more filthy Nazis in og CoD this morning. I like the close quarters combat where I can let loose with the SMG, makes me feel badass.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:44 am
by Exhuminator
Finished CoD4 last night. Put a half hour into Black Ops after that. Black Ops is moderately entertaining so far. But it's clear to me now: Infinity Ward > Treyarch.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:15 pm
by ExedExes
So I thought Mission 4 (that is, the 4th set of missions) in MoH Infiltrator was the end. Not so! It sure was more difficult, but there is one final set of missions to go. I'll be working on that this week as well as try to finish CoD WaW.

Anyone else find the enemy weapons to be far superior to what you normally start out with in any of these games? For example, I prefer an MP40 or StG 44 to the Thompson or BAR, and even the G43 sniper rifle to the Springfield, probably because of better accuracy, clip size, better rapid fire (using a magazine or clip instead of single shot bolt-action), etc. But I will always take an M1 Garand over any of the standard enemy rifles.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:17 pm
by Ack
I don't recall with MoH, but yes with CoD, quite often. The MP-40 and MP-44 are almost always weapons of choice.

This is not just limited to submachine guns either. I preferred the Kar 98k and Gewehr rifles too.