I love playing on line. I've done it for years. I sit back in my recliner with my Powerbook and use the mouse the arm of the chair. It's perfect. I use the left mouse button for moving forward and the right mouse button for moving backward. Clicking the scroll wheel fires the weapon. I use to play Return of the Jedi on line. Using dark forces was fun. Grab someone from a distance by the neck and drop them off a cliff .<br> But, unfortunately almost all on line gaming is full of cheats and hacks. Anything from a hack that just removes fog and recoil to an automatic aimbot that automatically points to any enemy and locks on. <br><br>Here is what you would see in Medal Of Honor in normal play.<br><br><br>And Here is what I see if I use my wall hack <br><br>With it I can even shoot through blacked out windows, but hacks ruin otherwise good games.<br><br>
UPDATE<br><br>So far I've been playing the game without any cheats on Advanced.<br><br>Those of you who are fans of Call of Duty, as I am, will find that this game brings combat to a whole new level. The enemy in this game wants to kill you, and they will do everything they can to do it.<br><br>I have had them lay in wait and draw me in to ambushes. In one mission, I thought I had done a perfect flanking move and was about to wipe out a machine gun nest. The next thing I know, my men are dropping like flys. It wasn't the squad of Germans that came over the fence to my left and were advancing on me. No, it was the tank that came out behind the brush to my right. I had just enough time to utter a "Holy..s" BOOM. end of mission<br><br>Forget heroics. Forget charging a stupid enemy. If the AI sees you trying to flank or close on it's position, it will focus on the greatest threat and you will find yourself pinned down and pices of you shot away.<br><br>This is a very good game. It's a very challenging game. It will draw you in, in surprising ways. I had been careful to keep my men alive through several missions. I was pinned down in ugly crossfire and saw one of my guys come out of cover to shot. He never got one shot off and was blown away. The guy next to me was telling me something when a bullet came through our cover and he slumped over and dropped. <br><br>I felt desperation and panic. I ordered the rest of my men to retreat and half were cut down before they made cover, but our mission was to go the other way. Had I done that, I would have lost all of them. <br><br>This is only a game, but if you allow yourself to get into it, it becomes a serious game you get wrapped up in. <br><br>I still have a few missions left, but I want to unlock the hardest level setting to see what that's like. <br><br>I'm playing this on my Xbox and it might be differrent from a Mac, but the load time is a pain. When you die, you'll be comping at the bit to get back in to the fight, but you'll have to sit there while the red line creeps across the screen.<br><br>That's the only drawback I can give you. This gives Call of Duty a run for the money. In many ways, I think this is a better game. <br><br>If you don't have it, and you're a first shooter/combat buff, get this game today.<br><br>
Loc: United States
So how advanced are the squad tactics in this thing? I'm not so much a fan of the Ghost Recon-type of gameplay, so I was holding off a bit.<br><br>But it sounds like you're having a lot of fun with it- and it can't be easy trying to aim and shoot with that Xbox controller. Should be that much easier with a mouse and keyboard...<br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
You don't have a lot of control over your squad. You can tell them to take cover, move to a position, assemble on you, provide supressive fire, and charge a position.<br><br>The game tells you, your men are trained soldiers and know how to handle themselves in combat, so taking cover and finding a good position to shoot from is left to them. The AI is pretty good. They don't stand around like nothings happening like COD. <br><br>In Call of Duty, I've walked in to rooms where three of my men are just standing around and there's a German right next to them, clear as day, and everybody seems just fine with that. I gues I must be the third wheel, because when I walk in, the German shoots at me, but ignores everyone else.<br><br>One other thing I'll add. As you might guess, shooting or being shot at with a small machine gun like the Thompson or MP40 are not very accurate, but don't bet your life on it. I was way, WAY, far from this one German. I had a sniper rifle and this guy had been shooting at me for a minute but nothing was coming near me. So I stood up on a small rise to plink him off. Just as I lined him up in my sights, bang, I'm hit. The guy got off a lucky shot or switched to single shot mode to take better aim at me, but he got me. I actually see my own feet fly up as I'm knocked back and that was the end of me. <br><br>Being a long time Halo guy, the Xbox controller is second nature to me. <br><br>
Thanks for another good review<br><br>After being disappointed in Rainbow Six first release I stayed away from those kinds of games on my Mac. Not even sure if I would buy this game.<br><br>Anyway good review.<br><br>btw;<br>Sony lost its law suit and was ordered to stop selling PS2 in the US - Sony appealed and if they lose that - Xbox and that other box might be the only games in town.<br><br>
Yep Sony lost - wished I save the link.<br>Basically it was a Patent infringement case. <br><br>A Cali company files the suit and a Cali judge ordered Sony to pay 90 million ? and stop selling PS2 Stations in the US, until Sony settles the suit. Sony of-course filed an appeal.<br><br>Sorta fair. If that was a Japan court the Cali company attorneys would have never made it to Japan to state their case. <br><br>
Loc: United States
link-o<br><br>Somehow I don't think this will hold up....we're talking about the best-selling console in the world here, people...<br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.