Summary: Shooting in Warfighter is excellent, and the presentation is great, but it doesn't stop the game from being broken literally, and thematically.
Pros: Lighting and detailed textures breathe life into the game's environments, Guns feel realistic and satisfying
Cons: Glitchy gameplay becomes annoying and repetitive, The game's story is told poorly, and directly conflicts with gameplay, There's nothing new here; even the game's most exciting moments are outdated, forgettable and lazy
Excerpt: Picture the scene: You're creeping through an Afghan wadi, covering your squad mates' approach with suppressive fire on an enemy machine gun encampment. Dust is being kicked up by running and bullets, and the piecing glare of the red-hot sun is so bright it makes looking far into the horizon impossible. You're a long way from home, soldier, and the emotional toll must surely be immense.
Excerpt: I'm not going to use this space to compare Medal of Honor to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Yes, EA's decision to "reboot" the Medal of Honor franchise was almost certainly born from envy for Activision's cash cow and the smell of blood in the water after Activision's and Infinity Ward's well-documented meltdown.
Excerpt: There’s a kind of tingly feeling as you start playing Metro 2033 , based on the book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky, a subconscious summation of too much data to consciously be aware of. A summation some might call ‘a premonition’. It says “This game is going to be something special,” and it’s quite right. From the very start, the filthy dejected atmosphere of the world is related to you in great detail, both above and below ground level.
Conclusion: Medal of Honor tries to cram in every trick it can conjure up, but ultimately fails to include the kind of staying power needed to take over from Call of Duty . The four hour single-player story simply isn’t enough, and the online option doesn’t have that staying power to dissuade shooter fans from looking elsewhere. An unfortunate miss for EA .
Conclusion: Does feel a bit rushed to get out before Call of Duty, but overall is a solid game. Medal of Honor definitely could be a lot better with more polish and less linear gameplay. The multiplayer portion may not be able to stand up against its competitors.
Summary: Medal of Honor re-enters the crowded FPS market with a modern war setting that will likely not shock anyone. While seemingly conflicted at its core, Medal of Honor is a refreshing break from the likes of Call of Duty, just don't expect it to have as big of an impact.
Pros: The realistic war setting, The easy to use and varied gameplay mechanics, Despite its flaws, the multiplayer can provide a fun and fast-paced experience
Cons: The overly scripted and familiar campaign, The numerous visual and gameplay bugs, The lack of overall depth to the multiplayer