European Assault will not take you by the hand and lead you to the finish. You'll have to fight for every inch of ground that you gain, and you'll meet your untimely demise more than a few times. Along the way, you'll experience a gritty, raw, and realistic combat experience that will give you a greater appreciation for what veterans of World War II went through.
The game's wide-open levels actually encourage players to explore, giving the series a fresh feel compared to past games and other World War II shooters. Unfortunately, a very brief campaign and no online multiplayer means the fun doesn't last long.
Adrenaline mode is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen in a game. The very idea of an invincible soldier in a WWII game just does not make any sort of sense. The same goes for the revive feature. I know what the intent behind this was, but I would much rather use the good old-fashioned checkpoint method.
European Assault is one of the ugliest current-gen games we've seen. Boring textures, a weak palette and a flimsy design ethic all round make it appear like slightly dressed up PSone data. The animation seems inspired by amateur puppetry and even the menus look like they were knocked up in the last day before submission. [Aug 2005, p.94]
A rather decent addition to the MOH series. It certainly has its flaws, but it was enjoyable how there were side missions that encouraged extra exploration of the levels. I felt that the squad tactics didn't quite work right, and the gameplay would have been better off without. Still worth playing if you're a MOH fan, even if it is somewhat outdated.
So I bought this from a charity shop like 70% of my OG Xbox game library, it was 99p so I suppose I shouldn't bash it too much however this feels inferior to frontline much like rising sun in more ways than one, the game just looks like arse when upscaled to hd however this is not a problem for moh frontline.
The multiplayer has no bot mode, a feature previously in rising sun and no online functionality even when it launched.
If you crave retro MOH invest in a cheap £25 pc and buy allied assault and its acomplicing expansions however if you have then all and are craving a new experience it's not so bad I guess. I suppose we need to beg ea for a remaster of the first Medal of Honor games before airborne, until then this will have to do.
SummaryIn Medal of Honor European Assault gamers play as US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William "Wild Bill" Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services -- the OSS. As Lieutenant Holt, your classified missions take place in WWII Europe and are of critical importance to the Allies. You are...