Reviews and Problems with Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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Medal of Honor: Warfighter
18 November 2012
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?
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. While this globetrotting, tier-one engagement has some fun beneath its gritty fingernails, it fails as the category flag-bearer it wants to be.
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-rewarding headshot. And single-player skirmishes give you access to a convenient peeking move that facilitates leaning around corners, adding a slight cover-based-shooter vib...
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 broken mess, though even with the optimum requirements it fails to start up to its rivals. Man down.
Summary: Parents need to know that Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a gritty military shooter that depicts modern warfare with unflinching visual realism. Enemies spurt blood, grunt, and sprawl in believable ways when shot, and melee combat scenes show foes getting stabbed in the torso and having their necks snapped.
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 most publishers) to resist.
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
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. I wouldn’t actually do that, of course, and yet the approach almost seemed appropriate because Warfighter resembles the product that might result if someone took a similar approach to game design.
Excerpt: Upon completing Medal of Honor: Warfighter's campaign, you are met with a heartfelt dedication impressing upon you the heroism of the men in uniform the game depicts. The attempt at sincere emotion is commendable--but it rings hollow, coming as it does at the end of a bog-standard military shooter that celebrates the killing of hundreds.
Pros: Fire team system gives the online multiplayer a sense of camaraderie, Entertaining and inspired vehicular sequences, Some atmospheric levels
Cons: Ho-hum campaign fails to combine the usual tropes into a greater whole, Disjointed narrative populated by cookie-cutter characters, Set pieces lack the necessary thrills
Excerpt: from Danger Close and DICE in 2010 marked the official reboot of a venerable series of military shooters, following on from the ground-breaking classic, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. While 2010’s Medal of Honor wasn’t quite up to the task of confidently continuing the celebrated franchise, the title held a lot of promise and gamers gave EA the benefit of the doubt, looking to the sequel to see how the development team would build on its solid foundations.