Nov 28, 2007
With only one thumbstick, pulling off a first-person shooter on the PSP has always been a tricky proposition. And by "tricky," we mean "doomed." Which, in a weird way, makes reviewing this portable Medal Of Honor rather easy: if you've liked other FPS games on the PSP, especially the first Medal Of Honor Heroes, then you'll like this; if you didn't, and it's because you hated the controls, then don't bother with the sequel.
As with other FPS games on the PSP (World War II or otherwise) Heroes 2's controls - which have you using the front icon buttons as a defacto thumb stick - takes a bit of getting used to, and not the most accurate in a pinch. Get yourself into a particularly squirrelly firefight early on and you'll end up looking like a piece of swiss cheese. But once you've gotten the hang of them, (probably by the end of the first mission), you should be okay, especially since the game compensates for its own shortcomings by including an "aim assist" option, which we recommend to all but the most sadistic of players.