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Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond attempts to return to the series’ roots with a VR twist. It’s also storied Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment’s first step into VR and one of the first major World War 2-themed shooters to land in the medium. While it largely succeeds with frantic Nazi-killing action that brings you into the chaos of the second World War in locations like Omaha Beach and Peenemünde, its inconsistent tone and quality makes for a shooter campaign that drags on past its welcome. Next to that, though, is the truly impressive documentary dedicated to shedding light on the true stories of those who fought and served. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond itself, however, pales in comparison, not only to the legendary legacy that it attempts to draw from, but also in comparison to other recent VR shooters. Before you can jump into this Oculus exclusive (which I played on an Oculus Rift S), you have to get past Medal of Honor’s shockingly high system specs that warn of performance issues on anything less than an RTX 2080 or equivalent — and you need a spectacular 340GB of storage space to even launch the installer in the first place before it settles into a mere [correction: the installer has since been updated to only require 180GB] 180GB. That’s right: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is almost as big as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. But for all that, we do get a diverse number of wonderfully detailed scenes throughout, including the gorgeous French countryside and the Norwegian Telemark. TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

That said, NPCs rarely manage to cross the uncanny valley in VR, making their stiff and overly drawn-out performances all the more difficult to sit through when you just want to get back into the action. There’s a pretty good amount of content, at least. Between a lengthy Campaign mode, online multiplayer, a versatile Survival mode, and the wonderful Gallery mode filled with interviews with living World War 2 veterans, there’s plenty to see and do here. However, if you came expecting the VR equivalent of Respawn’s conventional shooters like Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, the slow pace of the campaign is going to be a disappointment. Instead, the often low-key missions take about nine hours to clear from start to finish across six acts set in the European Theater. There’s something enthralling about standing atop frozen mountains in Norway or commanding an M4 Sherman tank into battle that you just can’t replicate outside of VR. Likewise, there’s no equivalent to landing on the shores of Omaha Beach and using your hands to physically plant dynamite on hedgehog blockades while taking enemy fire from all sides. The problem is that these high points are buffered by long corridors of repetitive shooting and lukewarm, exposition-riddled dialogue that slows the whole thing down at the worst moments. There’s a solid half of this campaign that isn’t all that memorable, and by the end it feels like it’s dragged on too long.

Shooting Nazis is Fun.

Again, there are peaks and valleys in this landscape. Some of the most interesting challenges in the campaign have you searching for mines, planting bombs, and clambering your way out of a rapidly flooding Nazi U-Boat before paddling your way up to the ocean surface. Each of these makes pretty good use of the motion controllers, though because all of it is so scripted, none would feel out of place on a traditional keyboard-and-mouse shooter. Further, it’s a shame that there’s only a few limited physics-based interactions throughout the campaign. In the same year when we’ve played Half-Life: Alyx and even The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, both of which use physics to cleverly present unique scenarios that would never work outside of VR, this minimal level of interactivity feels primitive. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond takes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to VR game design, throwing you into European WW2 combat scene after European WW2 combat scene: parachuting behind enemy lines, manning an AA gun, clearing a Nazi train, riding shotgun in a motorcycle, storming Omaha beach. It all sounds more exciting than it actually is. I was bored often, especially during the dull mission briefings and bits of dramatic dialogue that bookended action segments. Held captive by my VR headset—I played with a first-gen Oculus Rift—I sometimes felt outright mad at Above and Beyond for not getting on with it. Into the Radius VR

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

When it’s being merciful, Above and Beyond at least lets you goof off during its weirdly-paced dialogue scenes (lots of long pauses). I threw props around, and if it let me, plunked holes into my surroundings with my pistols and rifles and submachine guns. Admittedly, that means I’m judging with an incomplete experience of the dialogue, because a lot of it went like: “There are things [inaudible because I started firing my handgun into the ceiling] that I’m willing to sacrifice myself for.” I got the gist, though, and it’s all the usual boring suspects: clean-cut American good guys, a plucky British teenager, some French resistance fighters. Above and Beyond isn’t always more enjoyable when the shooting starts. Sometimes I’d pop out of cover and almost instantly everything would go echoey and red to warn me I was taking too much fire—some of the Nazis are absolute lasers with their rifles. There wasn’t much time to awkwardly aim down the sights of my M1 Garands or Gewehr 43s, then, so I shot from the hip and relied on tracer bullets and generous hitboxes to clear out enemies as fast as I could, skating around with the analog stick on my left Oculus Touch controller. (There are other locomotion options.) It’s fun in moments, but most of the challenge is remembering to stock up on ammo and reloading as speedily as possible—I was almost always thinking about ammo. The magazines don’t snap to their slots in the satisfying way they do in Half-Life: Alyx, though.

Test yourself against your fellow soldiers.

For how much I had to think about reloading, it’s not very satisfying. Even the ping of a spent M1 Garand clip is hard to hear. (I used the built-in Oculus Rift headphones.) When it’s being cruel, Above and Beyond makes you restart a scene because you ‘blew your cover’ by messing around and shooting at the floor. In those moments, it feels like I’m being punished by the teacher for not paying attention during class. Sometimes it even glues you in place so that all you can do is stand and listen. (Amusingly, though, you can come unstuck and have an out-of-body experience, turning around to see your own headless torso.) I started having more fun when I turned the difficulty down to get past an awful Norway skiing segment (you ski very, very slowly while being shot at). On easy, there’s noticeable auto-aim that makes just about every other shot a headshot. I liked it that way, even though there was no skillfulness to it, because pretending to be a crack shot without really being one was more fun than squinting down my sights at deadly clumps of pixels up on balconies. If you’re working with older VR hardware like me, know that there’s a good amount of shooting at range. There are sniper rifles to help, but they’re horrible to use—the scopes flatten the world, and I had to cross my eyes to bring them into focus. Additionally, if you don’t have 360-degree tracking, it’s very easy to accidentally get turned around in Above and Beyond.VTOL VR 

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

What was fun in Above and Beyond was holding my handgun sideways, and otherwise attempting to shoot Nazis in ways uncharacteristic of the early 20th century. I also liked jabbing my chest with syringes to heal, an ultra-violent action that I did casually, as if idly jabbing pins into a cushion. VR games, whether or not they intend to be, are great comedic vehicles. It was especially funny when I syringed myself on accident while trying to grab a gun—but also annoying, since a useful item was wasted. Likewise, grabbing a grenade when I meant to grab a syringe was only funny a few times. The funniest thing that happened was when I desperately reached for my submachine gun and ended up holding a potato in front of my face. I did enjoy the scenery a good deal, especially some of the interiors, which are filthy with little details, like books and pamphlets and newspapers—I wouldn’t have accepted anything less, since the damn game devours 180GB of disk space. Outside, there are some stunning vistas, and an incredible number of distinct scenes and set pieces. Just the number of landscapes produced for this game is a hell of an accomplishment. With so much variety, there’s some enjoyment to be had just from seeing how the devs approached each scenario.

Dicey Visuals.

No scene is totally successful, and there are some real stinkers: infiltrating a Nazi base by walking around with a box of papers, a dreadful nautical stealth segment, an underwater bit where you have to wave your arms to swim (just awful), a scene where you shoot down planes that just kind of get stuck in the ocean when they crash (this whole scene is bizarrely janky). But some are stupid in a fun sort of way. When you climb into a tank, for instance, the cannon follows the center of your vision, and it feels as if you’ve become the tank. It isn’t more fun than any other on-rails tank combat level—look at Panzerschreck guys, shoot them with the machine gun—but after defeating a Tiger tank you’re off to do something totally different. It’s like wandering between lavish but disappointing interactive museum exhibits. You know turning the valves in the U-boat isn’t going to be more fun than pretending to be a janitor in the Nazi facility (you have to bend down and pick up trash to blend in), but you still want to check it out.  Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an action-packed, immersive VR experience set in World War II, where you step into the boots of an agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in war-torn Europe. A deep single-player campaign bursting with authentic detail takes you through historic events on land, air, and sea.

Sabotaging Nazi bases, subverting enemy plans, aiding the French Resistance, and partaking in the biggest moments of the war. In addition to the rich narrative campaign, you’ll be able to hone your skills in challenging combat exercises, go deeper into the history with award-winning short films created just for the game, and test yourself against your fellow soldiers in explosive, fast-paced multiplayer matches. Multiplayer modes take place on numerous sites across Europe and feature competitive modes where you fight alone, with a team, or even scramble to plant and diffuse timed explosives. You’ll need more than good aim to succeed in your mission. Use anything in the world as cover, throw back enemy grenades, swim from sinking ships, and dive out of burning airplanes. You’ll have to stay on your toes if you want to make it out alive. You’re not watching history, you’re experiencing it, like never before. I am extremely pleased to see the devs listening to feedback but I believe there is still a lot of work to be done. I’ll be closely following the updates as they come through and will be considering a reinstall after substantial fixes have been made. Please understand this was a day 1 review and I will try to do my best to update it if and when I reinstall after updates/patches and improvements have been made to the game. If you are playing the game and see that changes have been made which conflict with the integrity of this review.

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Or disagree with anything I’ve covered please feel free to leave a comment. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are rooting for this game and the entire community surrounding PCVR gaming. The review was not intended to be hostile, but rather a plea for us as a community to be treated in the same regard as desktop, console gaming and even wireless VR gaming. This game alongside HL: Alyx are/were seen as the catalysts to bring PCVR into the realm of AAA devs interests, fully fledged VR experiences and to the overall ‘renaissance’ of VR. We want devs to be excited and daring to venture into VR with their innovative ideas and industry knowledge, not to be turned away, afraid of a community or bad reviews. I think one of the biggest things that people have mentioned was to take a look at some of the groundbreaking games that exist in VR already and takeaway those ideas and concepts that people already love and know work perfectly in VR and to apply these to the game-making formula. Well, after a lengthy download and some game-play I definitely have some things to say. This game is going to seriously make its core demographic REALLY mad. Lets go over the glaring problems right now with the game. The first scene when you are supposed to shoot the nazi coming up beside the jeep in front of you, never spawned so I did not even see anything. After reloading the scene again he appeared. Partisans 1941

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