An Analysis of Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Jacobs, L. B. (2011). An Analysis of Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/5928
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This thesis explores the representation of the characters and content in the electronic game Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault first published in 2004. The thesis examines the history of conflict themed games and current academic literature on the subject of representation of ethnicity and history in these games. A methodological discussion is presented outlining the challenge of academic game study and how it was applied to this particular title. The findings of an analysis conducted under the methodology explored in the thesis, is presented. These findings conclude that in terms of representation the game has few novel aspects and that the way the characters are presented is motivated by game design decisions rather than historic revisionism.
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