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Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (Xbox)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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Next Level Gaming
I'm surprised more people aren't playing this online. No, the game doesn't look as good as a SOCOM II, but the gameplay I think is pretty solid, and it's got some really good online play to it. The storyline is authentic, and draws you in. It's an all around solid effort by EA Games, and another game I will be playing online for a while.
80
Realm of Gaming
Medal of Honour: Rising Sun depicts war at a high standard. It is planned exactly like World War 2 was, and blends it into a game perfectly. Single player will keep you playing for hours, than you have the multiplayer mode to play once you are sick of single player. I highly recommend this game.
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4Players.de
Man merkt an MoH Rising Sun deutlich, dass die Serie, die auf der PSone ihren Anfang nahm, langsam in die Jahre kommt. Dass man spielerisch dementsprechend nichts Neues zu sehen bekommt – von dem höheren Stealth-Anteil einmal abgesehen- ist eigentlich nicht weiter verwunderlich. Dass nach dem beeindruckenden Spielbeginn mit dem Angriff auf Pearl Harbor dann aber in das altbekannte Run-and-Gun-Prinzip umgeschaltet wird, das mittlerweile wahrlich nichts Besonderes mehr ist, weckt den Eindruck, dass man die Medal of Honor-Kuh bis zum bitteren Ende melken will. Auch der grafische Rückschritt, der unwillkürlich Erinnerungen an die Turok-Serie weckt –auch wenn die Modelle der Figuren gut aussehen- ist nicht ganz so einfach wegzustecken. Einzig die imposante Soundkulisse kann wie bei jedem Spiel der Serie überzeugen. Doch auch die so entstehende Stimmung kann die grottenschlechte KI nicht verschleiern.
78
GameZone
While not making quite the same impact as Frontline, Rising Sun has its small share of thrilling moments that makes this a somewhat average installment of the Medal of Honor series. The game does, though, magnificently capture the essence of the era but it also accurately recreates war’s most brutal moments. However, even the game’s wonderfully intense story can’t hide the fact that this game seems to lead you by the hand and doesn’t offer options to keep the action fresh. Still, if it’s historical accuracy and plenty of action you crave, Rising Sun will not disappoint.
78
Game Informer Magazine
I always look forward to the new Medal of Honor, and not just because the series is one of the true blue-chippers on the FPS market. The thing that separates MOH from the pack for me is the fact that I always feel like I’m getting a little taste of what it must have been like to live through the events of World War II. In many ways, the franchise’s story and heavily researched historical elements have been more of a draw for me than gameplay.
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XBox-Zone
Was nützt einem die imposanteste Soundkulisse und der größte Aufwand bei der Vorbereitung des Titels, wenn es an grundlegenden Dingen wie der Gegner-KI oder der Grafik hapert? So wird das Spiel den hohen Erwartungen schlichtweg nicht gerecht und lässt viele Fragen offen. Warum sind meine Mitstreiter doof wie Brot und rennen ohne Not in meine Schusslinie? Warum fallen manche Gegner nach einem Treffer aus der Pistole um, während andere vier Kugeln aus einem Scharfschützengewehr schlucken? Warum erreicht die streckenweise derb ruckelnde Grafik nie Xbox-Niveau? Warum bietet das Leveldesign nach dem grandiosen Startlevel nur noch Standardkost? Warum ist die Gegner-KI so erschreckend niedrig? Bleibt zu hoffen, dass sich die Entwickler beim nächsten Medal of Honor mehr Mühe geben. Dann klappt´s auch mit der Hit-Medaille.
75
IGN
Like a good Saturday afternoon movie, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun provides a good amount of kicks and thrills for a quick gaming session. It has some interesting story elements ripped straight from the history books and makes history live on in a first-person shooter. While a lot of work has been done to make this an accurate experience that feels and sounds right, the gameplay itself lacks the upgrade that it needs.
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Gamesmania
Im Vergleich zum Vorgänger kann Rising Sun nicht überzeugen. Hätte man den Entwicklern noch etwas mehr Zeit gegönnt, um die Schwächen auszumerzen, wäre eindeutig mehr möglich gewesen. So aber bleibt der Titel hinter den Erwartungen zurück und richtet sich in erster Linie an schießwütige Zeitgenossen, die bei dem einen oder anderen Manko schon mal ein Auge zudrücken. Nichtsdestotrotz ist das Spektakel in einem unverbrauchten Szenario angesiedelt und besitzt auch einige wirklich spielenswerte Passagen.
65
JeuxActu
Même si le bombardement de Pearl Harbor par les avions japonais procure des sensations nouvelles, l’ensemble du jeu ne surprend plus assez. Toutefois, les fans de la série enfileront à nouveau l’uniforme pour combattre l’ennemi. Les différentes missions historiques et le mode online devrait amortir tout de même leur achat. Dans la même veine que son prédécesseur, Medal of Honor : Soleil Levant offre du bon spectacle mais avec de grosses lacunes techniques qu’il faut absolument évincer dans le prochain épisode.
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GameSpot
What's really a shame about Medal of Honor Rising Sun is that a few more months of development could have polished it into a game truly worthy of previous entries in the series. The basic framework of a Medal of Honor game is evident here, but Rising Sun's fundamental components just aren't as well-oiled as those of its predecessors. Most of the less-essential parts of the game, such as the rousing score and informative supplemental materials, are consistent with the high quality we've come to expect from the Medal of Honor name. Sadly, that contrast makes the failures of the core gameplay that much more disappointing. Diehard fans may be able to overlook the mechanical flaws in order to appreciate the game's refreshing change of venue and rich historical context, but taken purely as a shooter, Medal of Honor Rising Sun is simply not where it should be.
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Factornews
Medal of Honor : Soleil Levant reste très fidèle à son gameplay traditionnel mais on est surpris de trouver autant de bugs d’IA. Le mode coopératif est une excellente initiative mais l’IA n’est pas à la hauteur pour le mettre suffisamment en valeur. Sans parler de la taille des maps qui empêche le jeu de briller graphiquement et dont résulte une progression brouillonne. On espère qu’EA corrigera le tir dès le prochain épisode…
60
X-Power
Medal of Honor Rising Sun is niet wat we ervan verwacht hadden. De opdrachten zijn vaak erg saai en de gameplay is niet bepaald vernieuwend. Als je het eerste level, de aanval op Pearl Harbor, zou wegnemen blijft er een alledaagse first person shooter over. De singleplayer bestaat uit slechts 9 missies en de replaywaarde is ook tamelijk laag. De echte Medal of Honor fans zullen met deze game geen miskoop doen, de rest kan hem beter eens een weekendje huren en hun geld sparen voor andere toppers.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
On attendait une surprise de Soleil Levant, c'est le cas, même si ce n'est pas la bonne. Si le titre a des qualités indéniables en termes d'ambiance comme cela est toujours le cas, et qu'il faut avouer que le niveau d'intro est une pure merveille, il est difficile de lui pardonner ses lacunes de maniabilité. Il cumule les pires tares qu'un FPS puisse avoir à ce niveau : imprécision, lourdeur, mauvaise gestion des impacts. Il y a visiblement quelqu'un qui croit possible de vendre plein de jeux juste en écrivant Medal Of Honor dessus. Donnez-lui tort s'il vous plaît. Peut-être que ça les réveillera pour la suite. En attendant, on gardera cet opus nippon pour les grands fans de la série, ou pour ceux prêts à payer pour l'incroyable attaque de Pearl Harbor.
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GamePro (US)
True-blue Medal of Honor fans will still enjoy Rising Sun's cinematic style, respectful and historically accurate atmosphere, and heavily arcade feel. But for many, the game will feel too familiar in a fast-food way, lacking that old Medal of Honor magic. Here's hoping that next year's operation, a sequel to Rising Sun, will muster a return to glory.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This game seems more tuned to be a demo. Give players the Pearl Harbor experience to lure them into buying the full game. It would work as a business strategy, but consumers won't be happy after blowing $50 when the demo gave them what they needed. With the competition it faces now, this series needs a complete overhaul before it ever stands another chance.
50
Game Revolution
But in the end, war is still hell. There's too much confusion on this battlefield to keep me from returning. Something about this war is driving guys on both sides insane. Oh well, time for me to get back to my reports. Besides, the Rising Sun is getting in my eye.
40
GameSpy
Although another four or five months of development time would have yielded a single-player experience that takes more than a day to complete, and could have tweaked the shockingly retarded enemy AI, the fact still remains that this graphics engine just isn't cutting-edge, nor cutting it any more. Extra grainy footage or not, and lame returns to the campaign to dig up cheat codes aside, this Medal of Honor experience is just good enough to romp through on a rental, should please fans of the series, but this is certainly not enough to justify a purchase.
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Game Shark
I don't mind linear gameplay too much – sometimes I just like to be led by the hand and blast away without having to think too much. But Rising Sun just grates – it feels like a cash in. In fact, it feels like a poor third party mod or a mission disk – not a game you are expected to part with 40 quid to play. At £20, it would be tempting, as a full price game, it just doesn't cut the mustard.