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Medal of Honor Airborne demo coming soon

Medal of Honor Airborne demo coming soon

The demo of Medal of Honor Airborne will be touching down on XBL and PC later this month.

I'll be honest - I'm a little bored of WWII shooters. In fact, I'm more than a little bored of them. Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and the piles and piles of attached expansion packs have slowly sapped away and destroyed my desire to experience the gritty, dirty reality of war.

The new Medal of Honor game though, Airborne, may just be able to woo me back toward the genre.

Unlike a lot of people though, I'm not altogether that fussed about the parachute jumps which look to be a massive part of the gameplay and allow players to choose the starting location for the level. No, what's grabbed me by the cojones is the weapons system which allows players to upgrade the various authentic firearms littering the landscape. A scope here, a silencer there - these are the things which really impress a man like me.

Best of all though, EA has just announced when the demo for the game will be touching down and what we can expect to see within it.

Available for 360 and PC, but with no PS3 demo on the horizon just yet, the demo will be distributed via Xbox Live and the official website. The demo for both platforms will be available on August 23rd.

The demo for the highly anticipated shooter will comprise a single level from the singleplayer game. The level in question will be part of the Operation Husky campaign, which saw soldiers parachuting onto the island of Sicily in an attempt to sabotage the anti-aircraft facilities of the island. The level will showcase a selection of objectives, including assassination and demolition tasks.

There is a bit of bad news though as the game, which was originally scheduled for a late August release similar to Bioshock, has now been pushed back to September 6th.

Tired of WWII shooters too, or are you still desperate for a little more anti-Nazi action? Let us know in the forums.

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riggs 15th August 2007, 11:04 Quote
The last MoH game I played was Allied Assault (man, that's going back a few years). Hopefully 'Airborne' will be pretty good - I'll give the demo a try as soon as I get my PC up and running again (it's reformat time, and I hate backing stuff up!)
Krikkit 15th August 2007, 11:51 Quote
As long as it's better than Pacific Assault, and even a 10th as good as Allied Assault, it'll be worth a buy. Any word on minimum requirements? DX10 or 9?
Da_Rude_Baboon 15th August 2007, 12:10 Quote
MOH:AA was my multiplayer game of choice for many a year. Hopefully this will lift the franchise from the pit its ended up in.
Hiren 15th August 2007, 12:16 Quote
Like everyone else has said MOH:AA was great, after that it all went downhill. Call Of Duty:UO has been my WWII shooter of choice for a while now, hopefully this game brings MoH back on track. I find the parachuting intriguing as well as weapon collection.

Maybe it's time they started to make more games based in the Gulf or other modern settings. Falklands anyone?
DXR_13KE 15th August 2007, 14:08 Quote
and i was thinking this was not coming to the pc platform....
Veles 15th August 2007, 17:29 Quote
Last one I played was Frontlines on my PS2, was pretty crap after the first level really, I think the WWII genre is a bit worn out now, there's bucketloads of content waiting to be exploited but for so long game developers have stuck to the same old content the majority of the time, mostly copying famous films and series' like Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. As a result it really seems like you're playing exactly the same game every time, I really liked how the CoD series broke the mould a bit by being able to play as other allied factions and in campaigns mostly ignored by FPS games like the north Africa campaign.

I don't think it would be a good idea to move the series to a modern day setting either, I think there are too many modern shooters now, with the likes of BF2 and now CoD4, it would be just moving from one tired genre to one that will soon be worn out. You either have to make an outstanding game, like CoD or Red Orchestra, or make it completely wacky and original like Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Otherwise it's just gonna seem like every other game. Even a game where the mechanics were great and original, I can't remember the name of the game right now, was something similar to Band of Brothers, that gave you proper squad based combat, but when I started playing it I was immediately bored by the American paratroopers in Normandy setting.
enessel 15th August 2007, 19:44 Quote
I know everyone complains about WWII games, but there are only 2 good ones: MOH series and COD series. I really don't think people can get enough of WWII in general.
cpu121 15th August 2007, 23:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
Even a game where the mechanics were great and original, I can't remember the name of the game right now, was something similar to Band of Brothers, that gave you proper squad based combat, but when I started playing it I was immediately bored by the American paratroopers in Normandy setting.
Brothers in Arms?
Bungle 16th August 2007, 00:02 Quote
What we really need is a game based on WWI in the trenches, standing in trenches hardly advancing forward will almost certainly appeal to the camper community in FPS. I think there's an untapped sector of the gaming public to....well tap into.

MOH pacific assault was pretty good from what I recall. By no means as good as Allied assault but enjoyable none the less. Me thinks some of you people are getting fickle.:D
Mother-Goose 16th August 2007, 15:01 Quote
Can't wait! It would be cool to do a game from the german perspective though, a kind of "what of they won" type of game.
Hamish 16th August 2007, 15:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hiren
Like everyone else has said MOH:AA was great, after that it all went downhill. Call Of Duty:UO has been my WWII shooter of choice for a while now, hopefully this game brings MoH back on track.
yep this
MoH:AA = good
later MoH games = BAAAAAAAAD
CoD1 + expansions = good
CoD2 = meh, not so good, still ok tho

i do love me some nazi shooting action tho :p
Veles 17th August 2007, 00:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by cpu121
Brothers in Arms?

Thats the one
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