Sony Gamer's Day - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Hands-on
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun begins with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, where you’ll witness the destruction of the American Naval fleet. Action then takes place from Guadalcanal to Henderson field during the height of the war. If you’ve played any of the previous MOH games, you’ll know what to expect here – lots of shooting, and lots of scenarios seemingly ripped from a movie.
Good news! You can now save DURING a mission! This might not seem like a breakthrough to some of you, but anyone who’s made it 45 minutes into a mission in a previous game, only to be killed just before the goal will appreciate this addition. It will be an area, rather than a checkpoint, so this will allow you to kill a few bad guys, then head back and save your progress, and then move ahead again.
Even better news is that the game will be online this year, and you can play straight-up deathmatch against the best soldiers in the country. The brief time I got to play online was ultra smooth and a blast to play, even though I was getting smoked by testers at EA who were quite excited for some fresh meat. If online isn’t your thing, you can play through the game co-op with a buddy, or just play 4-player split screen if you’ve got a big ol’ TV but none of that there newfangled broadband. Look for Medal of Honor: Rising Sun in fall of 2003.
9/21/2003 Aaron Thomas