Medal of Honor single-player campaign deemed a little too cinematic

As the trailer embedded below nicely illustrates, the latest Medal of Honor game is very much designed to be a cinematic experience. The Call of Duty franchise popularized this particular spin on the first-person shooter genre, and based on early reviews, it looks like the new Medal of Honor is sticking to the formula.

According to Rock, Paper, Shotgun's assessment of the game's single-player campaign, developer Danger Close may have gone a little too far with trying to make the player feel like they're a part of a movie. The end result, the author says, is a game that feels more like a guided tour—one in which the player has a limited role.

These kinds of games are increasingly linear, but Medal of Honor seems to be a particularly rigid example. To its credit, the graphics are said to be excellent, and there's apparently plenty of variety within the heavily scripted gameplay. I'm curious to see how the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops compares, and we'll find out soon enough. The next chapter in the Call of Duty franchise will be released on November 9, which is just a few weeks away.

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