History VideoGame / MedalOfHonor

28th Jan '16 9:36:20 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* NonIndicativeName: Most of ''Medal of Honor: Frontline'' actually doesn't take place at the front lines of the battlefield. The player spends the bulk of the game as an OSS operative (not a frontline soldier) doing covert missions behind enemy lines, and stealth comes into play in several levels.
26th Jan '16 8:10:52 AM henry42
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* In ''Medal of Honor'', you often play as a pivotal American frontline soldier in a particular theater of battle. Though MoreDakka is generously provided, you often fight alone (main exceptions being ''Pacific Assault'' were you control a team of at least three allies, ''Airborne'' where you always have a few paratroopers on your side, although apparently they can run out, and the 2010 game, where most missions find you with at least 1 companion). In any case, most of the action serves to drive you from one iconic action scene to another. The series is noted for great realism and respect for real soldiers in real wars.
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* In ''Medal of Honor'', you often play as a pivotal American frontline soldier in a particular theater of battle. Though MoreDakka is generously provided, you often fight alone (main exceptions being ''Pacific Assault'' were where you control a team of at least three allies, ''Airborne'' where you always have a few paratroopers on your side, although apparently they can run out, and the 2010 game, where most missions find you with at least 1 companion). In any case, most of the action serves to drive you from one iconic action scene to another. The series is noted for great realism and respect for real soldiers in real wars.
26th Aug '15 5:14:25 PM nombretomado
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** The manor house level in ''Frontline'' has an EvilChef who appears to do a [[TheMuppetShow Swedish Chef]] impression. ** Frontline and Allied Assault also recreated the Normandy landing from SavingPrivateRyan. Reviews picked up on this and treated it as evidence of this being the game of the film, and is undoubtably the TropeCodifier for WWII games.
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** The manor house level in ''Frontline'' has an EvilChef who appears to do a [[TheMuppetShow [[Series/TheMuppetShow Swedish Chef]] impression. ** Frontline and Allied Assault also recreated the Normandy landing from SavingPrivateRyan.''SavingPrivateRyan''. Reviews picked up on this and treated it as evidence of this being the game of the film, and is undoubtably the TropeCodifier for WWII games.
30th Jul '15 4:43:18 PM nombretomado
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* MoralGuardians: Caused quite a flap that nearly kept the reboot from being released when it was revealed that in multiplayer you'd get to play as the Taliban. The military went as far as to ban its sale in any military compounds, and eventually the developers chickened out and just copied ''ModernWarfare'' by changing the name to "[=OpFor=]" (short for 'opposition force').
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* MoralGuardians: Caused quite a flap that nearly kept the reboot from being released when it was revealed that in multiplayer you'd get to play as the Taliban. The military went as far as to ban its sale in any military compounds, and eventually the developers chickened out and just copied ''ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' by changing the name to "[=OpFor=]" (short for 'opposition force').
3rd Jun '15 1:10:59 PM Fawfulster
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** Rising Sun has a mission titled TheBridgeOnRiverKwai
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** Rising Sun has a mission titled TheBridgeOnRiverKwaiTheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai
3rd Jun '15 1:10:14 PM Fawfulster
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** Rising Sun has a mission titled TheBridgeOnRiverKwai
16th May '15 10:59:51 AM Morgenthaler
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Not a trope.
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nws_medal_of_honor_logo.jpg]] '''''Medal of Honor''''' is a series of {{First Person Shooter}}s primarily set in WorldWarII, and is probably the seminal title of this particular genre. Named after the United States' [[BlingOfWar highest military decoration]]. [=MoH=] is known for a [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief deep level of immersion]], achieved by subjecting its design staff to actual military training, akin to the experiences of its inspiration, ''SavingPrivateRyan''. Creator/StevenSpielberg served as director and producer of the first title.
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nws_medal_of_honor_logo.jpg]] '''''Medal ''Medal of Honor''''' Honor'' is a series of {{First Person Shooter}}s primarily set in WorldWarII, and is probably the seminal title of this particular genre. Named after the United States' [[BlingOfWar highest military decoration]]. [=MoH=] is known for a [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief deep level of immersion]], achieved by subjecting its design staff to actual military training, akin to the experiences of its inspiration, ''SavingPrivateRyan''. Creator/StevenSpielberg served as director and producer of the first title.

* BritsWithBattleships: Present in ''Allied Assault'' (including its expansion packs), ''European Assault'', and of course, ''Warfighter''.

* KatanasOfTheRisingSun: The enemies in ''Rising Sun'' and ''Pacific Assault'', obviously.

* NazisWithGnarlyWeapons * NewRomanLegions: Fought in ''Breakthrough'', ''Airborne'', and ''Vanguard''.

* RedsWithRockets: Soviet soldiers and partisans appear in ''Spearhead'', ''Breakthrough'' (multiplayer only), and ''European Assault''. There are abandoned Soviet vehicles in the 2010 game, too.

* YanksWithTanks
5th May '15 6:47:27 PM Joylock
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* AllThereInTheManual: In ''Warfighter'', it's never directly stated that the Cleric is actually [[spoiler: Hassan, the network's wealthy Dubai financier]]; this plot point is only shown in background details.
5th May '15 6:41:04 PM Joylock
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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''Warfighter'', [[spoiler:the bespectacled trainer of new terrorist recruits turn out to be the "Cleric," mastermind of the PETN attacks on the West.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''Warfighter'', [[spoiler:the bespectacled trainer of new terrorist recruits turn out to be the "Cleric," mastermind of the PETN attacks on the West. Doubly applies because "The Cleric" also turns out to be Hassan, the wealthy Dubai banker that Preacher and Mother grab in Hello and Dubai without realizing that he's the BigBad.]]
2nd May '15 5:27:05 PM nombretomado
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In 2010, following the runaway success of the ''CallOfDuty ModernWarfare'' series, the ''Medal of Honor'' series was rebooted and brought into a modern-day setting, with gameplay re-tooled to be closer to the style of ''Modern Warfare''. The new ''Medal of Honor'' games distinguish themselves from the new ''Call of Duty'' games (as well as the newer ''Franchise/{{Battlefield}}'' games) in that the plot and atmosphere are intended to be much more "true to life", focusing on the Invasion of Afghanistan and later the War on Terror, without Hollywood embellishments such as runaway nukes or rogue Russian special forces divisions with genocidal ambitions.
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In 2010, following the runaway success of the ''CallOfDuty ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series, the ''Medal of Honor'' series was rebooted and brought into a modern-day setting, with gameplay re-tooled to be closer to the style of ''Modern Warfare''. The new ''Medal of Honor'' games distinguish themselves from the new ''Call of Duty'' games (as well as the newer ''Franchise/{{Battlefield}}'' games) in that the plot and atmosphere are intended to be much more "true to life", focusing on the Invasion of Afghanistan and later the War on Terror, without Hollywood embellishments such as runaway nukes or rogue Russian special forces divisions with genocidal ambitions.

* [[ParachuteInATree Parachute on a Windmill]]: In the Rough Landing level of ''Frontline'', a paratrooper who jumps with you is caught on a windmill, and is razed by machine gun fire while trying to free himself. A CallBack to this occurs in the first level of ''CallOfDuty'', where your CO is hung up on a tree and killed.
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* [[ParachuteInATree Parachute on a Windmill]]: In the Rough Landing level of ''Frontline'', a paratrooper who jumps with you is caught on a windmill, and is razed by machine gun fire while trying to free himself. A CallBack to this occurs in the first level of ''CallOfDuty'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', where your CO is hung up on a tree and killed.

* PragmaticAdaptation: It's a minor point albeit a historical inaccurate one, but Canada's marker for the map for the D-Day invasion is the modern Maple Leaf Flag, which was not adapted until 1965. Most likely the game designers decided that having the Red Ensign flag of that day would too confusing for gamers and not worth the trouble to explain. Rival game ''CallOfDuty 1'' used the historically accurate Red Ensign.
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* PragmaticAdaptation: It's a minor point albeit a historical inaccurate one, but Canada's marker for the map for the D-Day invasion is the modern Maple Leaf Flag, which was not adapted until 1965. Most likely the game designers decided that having the Red Ensign flag of that day would too confusing for gamers and not worth the trouble to explain. Rival game ''CallOfDuty ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 1'' used the historically accurate Red Ensign.

* RespawningEnemies: Most games have these in at least a couple levels. Similar to the later ''CallOfDuty'', you often have to push your way through.
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* RespawningEnemies: Most games have these in at least a couple levels. Similar to the later ''CallOfDuty'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', you often have to push your way through.
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