Reviews and Problems with Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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26 November 2012
Conclusion: 2010's Medal of Honor was EA's attempt to take a piece of the military FPS market that has been dominated by Activision's Call of Duty. Like CoD, Medal of Honor went from the beaches of Normandy to the deserts of the Middle East to bring the series into modern times.
Excerpt: If you’ve been reading up on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, you probably noticed that the reviews are ranging from mediocre to plain bad. But is the game really as bad as the first batch of reviews and scores tend to suggest?
Excerpt: As I prepared to review Medal of Honor: Warfighter , I was briefly tempted to begin by opening a browser window and finding someone else’s review, then changing a few words around and posting it as my own.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s bearded badasses can’t defeat mediocrity (review)
30 October 2012
Conclusion: Honestly, I don’t think EA is giving Medal of Honor a fair shot. The software giant doesn’t even see the series as its premiere military FPS brand. After all, you can get in the Battlefield 4 beta by purchasing a limited-edition copy of Warfighter.
Pros: Warfighter clearly takes inspiration from other releases in its genre. Unlike some of the me-too efforts that have followed a similar path, the gameplay here can be pretty fun at times. Shooting mechanics are familiar and precise. Helpful onscreen icons let you know when you’ve nailed that reflex...
Cons: Every contemporary-combat based FPS has a gratuitous near-death, arms-flailing-in-front-of-you, holy-expletive moment or two … or 12. Warfighter joins the club, but the instances in its single-player campaign take inspiration from actual events, adding a never-before-seen level of “realism.” So t...
Excerpt: A lot of gamers have argued that the modern military shooter - what was made hugely popular in 2007 with Call of Duty 4 - jumped the shark long ago. Still, I held out hope that this subgenre could open up its claustrophobic, linear nature in both online and offline play, that's just not happening...
Conclusion: Medal of Honor: Warfighter feels like it is trying too hard to get a slice of the lucrative CoD pie, but the package never quite manages to get up to snuff. It is average in almost every department, and if you choose to play without the day one patch and graphics install it devolves into a buggy...
Conclusion: For better or worse, the massive success of the Call of Duty franchise has spawned a seemingly limitless number of inspirations, copycats, derivatives, and flagrant plagiarists. The mixture of explosions, booming rock, quick-cutting, and nonsensical military jargon is difficult for some gamers (and...
Pros: Good visuals, Solid multiplayer
Cons: Derivative - you’ve seen this before, and in better games, Weak campaign, Multiplayer mode’s unlock code will keep its playerbase small
Summary: Before the Call of Duty franchise assumed the first-person shooter genre’s throne, EA’s Medal of Honor series hovered around that very seat. In those days, gamers who were looking for quality World War II inspired gunplay could count on an interesting experience from the brand and its regular...