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Medal Of Honor

Medal Of Honor

Overall, MOH falls short of Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2, but not by much. It's fun, it looks good. It provides a more realistic war plot, so I'd certainly recommend it.

Mafia II

Mafia II

Mafia II seems to have been fairly well received. 77% for the PC version. Odd, I found it a pretty damn boring game. By the time I got to chapter 3 (of 15) I was counting down the chapters, just playing for the sake of finishing it. You'll enjoy Mafia II for the storyline. Not the linear yet sandbox design. Not the hours of frigging driving. Not the bland gameplay and combat. Just the story. For me I need more than a story in my games, so I rate this a bit lower than others.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

I know a lot of critics come down hard on linear games, but it works well for Metro 2033. It has to be one of the most dark and chilling atmospheres I've played in a video game. If you're not playing in a completely dark room, you're not enjoying Metro 2033 the way it's intended. This is atmospheric survival-horror at it's best.

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2

It's amazing what three years and a second franchise (Dragon Age: Origins) can do for a developer to polish the Mass Effect universe into an exception sequel. I was left underwhelmed with ME1, handling it only an 8/10. Inconsistent from wow to extremely bland design, awful A.I., hopeless weapons and lots of little bugs such as a glitched GUI. I'm happy to say ALL of this is fixed in the sequel!!! It's not perfect, there's always improvements to make, but not far from it. Which you'd hope for since this is easily the highest rated PC game of 2010. A 95% aggregate on MetaCritic, the next highest is Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood way back on 88%.

Mini Ninjas

Mini Ninjas

While it may look like a cute, cuddly childrens game, its skeletal structure is just a plain and simple hack'n'slash third person action. This is from the same studio that created the Hitman franchise, which I personally feel is a bit overrated with the last Hitman title in 2006 just being downright crap, and Kane & Lynch which is nothing but an average shooter. So I suppose Mini Ninjas is their best game yet, just.

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is a good game. I look forward to the sequel. But it's not something I'd want in every game, it's just something a bit different that makes a nice change from the constant action shooters. It's high point is the design and running high above sky scrapers. Low point; combat.

Mercenaries 2

Mercenaries 2

I'd definitely recommend the average Saints Row 2 over this game. I like the Venezuela settings, I like that it's a bit shorter and has more action, but like many console-based games there's too much playing missions over. And don't get me started on all the silly little bugs you'll come across or every character in the game repeating the same line over and over again line a broken record.

Mass Effect

Mass Effect

Overall, I have to give it to BioWare for creating such a large, complex game. It wasn't long ago that games were really just walk-and-shoot for under 10 hours. But BioWare creates a rewarding experience, with a fantastic story, a mix of RPG and shooting. But I can only wish the shooting and combat was a bit better. The level design needed a bit more detail close-up, to feel more like a real world. But I'm sure the sequel will fix that issue because not much looks plain in 2010.

Medal Of Honor: Airborne

Medal Of Honor: Airborne

Medal of Honor: Airborne is the pefect example of a game that could have been great, but was left stumbling over it's own feet in an unfinished product. I can only assume it's because Activision's Call Of Duty was jumping ahead of them in the WWII shooter market. The last MOH effort in 2004, Pacific Assault, was an average game and since then Activision released a successful Call Of Duty 2 in 2006 and was set to release Call Of Duty 3 in time for the 2007 christmas.

Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault

Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault

So my overall thoughts; average design and average gameplay, thanks to some inconsistencies in difficult and useless weapons, makes MODPA a far inferior game to the original. I hope MOD: Airborne makes up for it in 2007, but from what I've heard already, I might have to wait till the fourth MOD in 2010 for a good game again.

Max Payne 2

Max Payne 2

Overall May Payne 2 was a great game, with fantastic story telling, good design and fun gameplay. It could have had more spectacular levels, but what was here fit in well with the film noir setting. Also not a long game; I finished it in three long sittings. No more than 10 hours.

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough

Breakthrough is overall a much longer experience than Spearhead and with the subtly improved level design, fans of MOH:AA really should not skip on Breakthrough. Just make sure your hits count, because the level of difficulty is slightly harder this time.

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead

Apart from the final mission, the level design only barely lives up to the original MOH:AA, but gameplay needed much more playtesting and it was far too short to cough up money for.

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault

The design was good enough and even for a short game, MOD:AA was a load of fun. Probably not quite as fun as Soldier Of Fortune 2, but I'll be sure to play the two mission packs and look forward to the two PC sequels released since MOH:AA.