Unobtainable Highs

MoH airborneAsk any gamer and they will have favourite title in their gaming history that defines the benchmarks that we apply to each and every game we play. Whether is was in a MMO or just a standard console game, these experiences weave a complex matrix of “ideal” qualities that us gamers tend to seek out in each new game.

It is this normally jaded hindsight that determines how we each evaluate and judge a game.

For example I recently completed the campaign mode on Medal Of Honor Airborne, I really enjoyed the MoH titles before so was quite looking forward to playing this.
There are some wonderful scenes and missions,but I was quite shocked when I finished it in a few sittings.

Once completed I instantly begin to evaluate and comapre it to the original game and to more recent games like Battlefield and Call of Duty.

I’m not a tester or reviewer so I get to cherry-pick only those games I’ve a high chance of enjoying anyway, but many fall short. The first thing that struck me was the duration of the game, I managed to complete it in under 8 hours, which was considerably shorter than the original title. This is a feeling that I got in Call of Duty 4 and thats a big reason for me avoiding COD 5 at this time. One recent exception to the rule was Rainbow Six Vegas which I played last year, that delivered a sizeable chunk of campaign mode game play that wasn’t over in the blink of an eye.

Sadly it seems alot of recent games fall to capture my attention or provide enough enjoyment, well at least for it to match up to my seemingly inflated expectations.

Call of Duty 4 : PC to get new maps

cod4.gif In an unexpected turn of events the additional map pack that was made available for the console versions of the game are due to be released on the PC on June 5th.
Although the map-pack was going to be available for the PC, no timeframe was given for it's release.

The additional 4 maps Broadcast, Chinatown, Killhouse and Creek where released back in April and could be purchased with 10 Xbox gamer points or you could purchase the Game of the year edition.

The final piece of good news is that the update including the maps will be free thanks to sponsorship by Nvidia (source).

Console to PC games
It's transparent where the market sector for this game is, sadly its seems games are ported to PC from console now-a-days. This results in some great console games appearing on the PC game market only to deliver poor results to the original FPS platform. COD4 on the PC is a good conversion even if the single player is a small element, but games like Frontlines: Fuel of wars appear to be badly thought out, for both single player and multiplayer.