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  • Summary: The epic saga of World War II continues with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. Play as Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin in a far-reaching tale of two brothers trying to prevent Japanese forces from dominating the Pacific. Rising Sun features real-life historical battles like Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal, over 20 authentic WWII weapons, highly intelligent enemies, and a heroic cast of characters that fight on your side from level to level. Battle other soldiers in ten multiplayer levels and an all-new two-player co-op mode. Expand
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  1. 100
    A masterpiece, plain and simple. From the opening Pearl Harbor sequence, to the rain-soaked midnight raids, to the machine-gun-mounted elephant rides, Rising Sun oozes with jaw-dropping quality at every single turn.
  2. The computer AI against you is not bad. I have found splashes of extreme stupidity with some enemy soldiers as they just stand there and wait for you to shoot them.
  3. If you’re a Medal of Honor fan, it’s a must have, although I would be prepared for a little disappointed. If you’re an FPS fan, there are probably better games out there for you, but if you’re not big on strategy, then it’s definitely worth a shot.
  4. The best thing I can compare the missions to is a crap sandwich on two really great slices of rye. The first and last missions are awesome and show off some sweet cinematics as well as fantastic gameplay.
  5. It's fraught with lots of minor gameplay problems that eventually add up to one major headache. Rising Sun isn't completely without merit, since it comes packaged with some nice extra materials and mostly solid production values, but the weakness of the gameplay itself undermines what could have been a much more enjoyable experience.
  6. 60
    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.
  7. We were disappointed when "Frontline" failed to take advantage of its World War II settings, but it's galling to see that EA still hasn't got it right with Rising Sun. If there's ever a case against World War III, then surely this is it. [Christmas 2003, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8