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  • Summary: Step into the boots of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to Operation Varsity inside Nazi Germany, you'll fight behind enemy lines in the epic WWII battles that turned America's firstStep into the boots of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to Operation Varsity inside Nazi Germany, you'll fight behind enemy lines in the epic WWII battles that turned America's first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Featuring spectacular graphics adding to epic combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe. As the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on the Nintendo Wii platform, players can expect Medal of Honor Vanguard to take full advantage of Wii’s one-of-a-kind controllers. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. A solid if unexciting WWII game on either platform. There’s little reason to pick up the game unless you blasted through Call of Duty 3 and are looking for more.
  2. 70
    If you can live with it, and I suspect many can, you will undoubtedly find Vanguard to be an entertaining and intense first-person shooter. For me, this is just the beginning of better games to come. I don't want to choose between tight controls or good graphics. I expect them both.
  3. The control scheme is largely a mess, but Electronic Arts succeeds in giving gamers more standard WWII action gameplay.
  4. Yes, Vanguard relies heavily on all the cliches of a World War II shooter, and what little new material it has fails to make the same impact as those now-standard genre elements once did. [June 2007, p.103]
  5. Vanguard just feels dated and unoriginal. Even by including Wii controls, Vanguard doesn't do anything to make the game stand out from any of the other dozens of WWII games out there, many of which are much more fun.
  6. Where MOH Vanguard takes a sniper hit to the head is the game play department, which feels a bit loose and unpolished.
  7. So Medal of Honor: Vanguard is just a waste of time and money. A tedious plodding waste suitable only for those absolutely desperate for another first-person shooter to play on their Wii.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 24, 2007
    10
    Easily the best first person shooter on the Wii. A must have!
  2. MeAgain
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    Revolutionary game for a revolutionary system. The best utilization of controls on a FPS for the Wii.
  3. JackS.
    Feb 28, 2007
    8
    The first solid Wii FPS with decent graphics and split-screen multiplayer.
  4. NeilH.
    Nov 3, 2007
    8
    It is a very good game and has really good controls and the sound is amazing.
  5. RedgieM.
    Jun 27, 2007
    6
    Short game but well thought out control concept with the Wii system. would have liked at least double the amount of levels and co-operative Short game but well thought out control concept with the Wii system. would have liked at least double the amount of levels and co-operative play rather than death matches. all in all prob the best FPS on Wii atm but i hope that changes soon for all us who enjoy good gaming. Expand
  6. JeffC.
    Jul 29, 2007
    6
    This is an OK game everything is just middle of the road. But as far as First Person Shooters on the Wii, this game is a step in the right This is an OK game everything is just middle of the road. But as far as First Person Shooters on the Wii, this game is a step in the right direction (unlike Red Steel), Hopefully Metriod Prime 3 will set the benchmark. Expand
  7. Sam
    May 8, 2007
    3
    This is a horrible game. The graphics make me gag, the controls are dreadful and the multyplayer is just plain putrid. The Wii is great; this This is a horrible game. The graphics make me gag, the controls are dreadful and the multyplayer is just plain putrid. The Wii is great; this game is not. Collapse

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