Even though most of the shots of the game involve parachuting, gamers won't spend that much time in the air. The time you do spend, though, is hugely important as where you land will impact how successful you are in a mission. For starters, you don't really want to land right in the middle of an enemy troop, while other landing points will be perfect to begin sniping or assaulting an enemy stronghold.
And while we're expecting the familiar shooter experience that we've come to expect from the Medal of Honor series, Airborne should provide a greater emphasis on freedom than we've seen before - publisher EA is keen for gamers to make their own decisions and tackle objectives in their own way.
Unfortunately, we still have a bit of a wait before we can get our hands on Medal of Honor: Airborne, as it won't be out until early next year.
June 29, 2006