After two so-so console games (Rising Sun and European Assault), the series is still trying to rally back to the glory days of 2002's Frontline. This latest entry definitely has a different energy to it, yet still retains much of the same feeling Frontline delivered. The arcade-like icons from Assault are subdued in Vanguard (and can be removed entirely on harder difficulty settings), enabling the game to better achieve the gritty realism the franchise once had. Here's hoping the finished product is as exciting as it sounds.
Medal of Honor: Vanguard deploys to stores this March.