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Episode CLVI: Side Effects May Include Motion Sickness

Take some Dramamine, because it’s time for another episode with the Bastards!

This week King Baby Duck and Blueonic talk about the gripes of having swarms of tourists around the Salem area, and wonder if and when they’ll start getting used to having movies being made around the area. KBD reviews the first episode of Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, and discusses its non-canon elements that make it different from the other anime seasons. The recent film End of Watch is talked about, and Blueonic goes gun crazy with the beta for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Finally the recent HD remasters of Sonic Adventure 2, Jet Set Radio, and NiGHTS into dreams… are looked at, and Blueonic explains why that spiky blue hedgehog is making him literally feel ill.

Buckle up your seatbelt, because you don’t wanna fall off during the loop-de-loop! It’s Episode 156: Side Effects May Include Motion Sickness!

"Medal of"–OH SH!T! RPG!!!

I know this came out in 2010, but I was able to get my hands on Medal of Honor recently (that, and the new one is coming out later this year). I didn’t mind this game so much, as I liked the leap from doing the World War II style to the more modern battles, especially in the Middle East. This game also gave me a new aspect of “mountain warfare.”

STORY:

Medal of Honor truly went towards a soldier-aspect, with real situations from actual soldiers being implemented into the story. The mountain warfare was one of the most impressive things they did with this game, from sniping on mountains to the scary spider holes that they had. It seemed when everything was all right, that’s when the worst would happen. They would come out in a ridiculous amounts of waves rocking RPGs, AK47s, PKMs. I was glad, however, that the other guys in my unit were carrying ammo. It was scary to see how nearly invincible they were, and you wonder why we had such a hell of a time with the war in Iraq and dealing with finding Osama Bin Laden.

The story kind of starts off in a scary aspect, when you’re with one of the elite squads of the U.S. Military, and they are in a Chinook helicopter. Suddenly it gets hit by an RPG, and you have to jump out before it crash lands. It then goes back six months previous to the start of the main mission where you’re looking for a special Person of Interest. You are then almost blown up from an I.E.D. placed on a dead body that looked like the guy they were trying to find. After that the games moves onto another four soldiers that are a part of the Delta squad for the Army.

You also play as the U.S. 75th Army Regiment that gets dropped off in what seems to be Omaha Beach in WWII, except it’s an uphill battle on a mountain side. Let’s just say it was a bad place to be dropped off, as all the Taliban came pouring out from the tops of the hill and just made it one hell of a battle. The story bounces back and fourth through the groups on the mission aspect, but if you’re a person that likes first-person shooters I’d recommend renting the game or buying it cheap price on Amazon.com.

GAMEPLAY:

When I started playing Medal of Honor I had a different feel to how the guns were set up. I have to give that to them, though, seeing that they were able to make it different from Battlefield 3 (since they used the same Frostbite 2 engine). The graphics were done very well with how they did the ground layout, along with the sun-and-sky elements to create the shadow effects. The sniper part of the game was also interesting, as it gave you a bit of the realism with how the bullet would drop depending on the angle.

However the main issue I had with the game was it didn’t give you a map HUD, which made it hard to figure out where I was going. The only good thing I saw regarding this issue was the up button on the D-pad would give you the location area of what the spotter was telling you. The gun designs were nicely done, from the M4s and SAWs to AK47/74s and the RPGs. I’m impressed with how this game was done and how realistic it was. It’s just sad that this game didn’t do very well. Fortunately EA Games is making a follow-up to this game called Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is due to come out on October 23rd 2012.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

I know that this game wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, seeing that it ended up getting its arse handed to it by Battlefield and Call of Duty. (It’s kind of like what happened to “Weird Al” Yankovic’s film UHF, which got swallowed whole by both Batman and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.) It was more or less the bad timing, and the fact that the last Medal of Honor to come out was MOH: Airborne. I know that Hero’s came out but I can’t count that being on the portable. Medal of Honor didn’t do so well because it failed to catch up with the other modern military shooters, as people weren’t interested in another WWII game. Warfighter, though, should give the Medal of Honor series the big jump it needs, hopefully making it the frontrunner it was before.

FINAL GRADE: 9.1 (out of ten)

Game: Medal of Honor
Developer: EA
Publisher: EA
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Genre: FPS
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I dedicate this review to all the men and women that have served or are serving right now, and those who gave their lives to the cause of yours and my freedom.

The photo above is the Medal of Valor, and it’s an honor for those who can obtain it. The recipients of this medal usually made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save one or more people in battle. If you see someone who owns it, make sure you show the utmost form of respect!

Episode CV: The Elite Gamers Of The Benevolent Press

What’s better than have the Issues Program dudes show up to talk about the first half-year in gaming? How about having pro gamer, reviewer and model Raychul Moore joining the roundtable?

In a special episode the Bastards welcome Issues Guy, JC Sergeant and Raychul Moore to the program, as they dissect the current goings-on in the gaming world. Find out which games have already made it to their best-of 2011 list, and which upcoming titles they’re looking forward to most. Plus the gang chimes in on the true nature and style of Duke Nukem Forever, and figure out if L.A. Noire is a title that deserves to be on the pedestal that other gaming sites seem to put them on.

It’s all right here on this super-sized episode of the Boston Bastard Brigade. It’s Episode 105: The Elite Gamers Of The Benevolent Press!

Episode LVI: The Night After The Kraken

The B3 members try their best to record after a day of celebrating and drinking. This will explain their raspy vocals during the episode.

This week the Bastards put their two cents on the demos for Medal of Honor, DeathSpank, Limbo and Death Track: Resurrection, as well as the full game of Skate 3. Plus Anvil gives his take on the week in sports, and the Bastards review the movies Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Undisputed 3: Redemption.