As usual, 2012 saw EA and Activision going head to head in the contemporary warfare market, with Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on one side, up against Medal Of Honour: Warfighter on the other side. In an end result that surprised nobody, ever, Medal of Honor lost big time to the COD juggernaut. Thanks to a game that was plainer than vanilla and a sour taste from the previous stab at the franchise, MOH came out the loser last year, as well as becoming the most expensive advert for a Linkin Park song in history. And now, it looks like we won’t be seeing anymore MOH for a long time.
The twelve deals of Christmas is back! Or, erm, actually, it’s been back for a few days now. And if you haven’t dropped by to check in on your Playstation 3 Network in a while now, you may have missed out on a few good deals. My bad. Anyway, there’s still quite a few games left to go until the sale ends. Let’s take a look shall we?
I’ll say one thing about Medal of Honour: Warfighter, it’s pretty damn authentic. It may be a run of the mill shooter that Jim Lenoir thinks deserved some harsh and unfair criticism, but when it comes to painting the world in drab greys and browns, it does so with enough accuracy to actually double as a documentary. That’s thanks to the input the game received from real life military operatives. Except the soldiers who helped out on a certain mission that has zero darkness in thirty places, are kinda in trouble now.
In gaming, marketing can often be a make or break situation. Big games usually pull out all the stops in order to get their title cemented in the mind of the public conscience, hiring big name actors and directors to film a quick spot or two. But a lot of game developers and publishers don’t have that kind of scratch on hand. So what’s a game to do? Why slag off the competition of course, American politics style!
I called it, the first reviews for EA’s military shooter have started hitting the Internet and it’s an abysmal failure. The best score I’ve seen so far is 7/10 with the worst being 4.5/10.
We’ll add scores as we find them but so far this list is pretty miserable reading for EA Games.
EA’s big shooter of the year, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, is releasing in 5 days time.. or is it? We haven’t had any notifications from EA but while I was fact checking this morning on this main article I noticed both BTGames and kalahari both have October as the expected date and no longer the 26th of October?
The big military fight this year is going to be between Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Black Ops 2. I haven’t had any time with MoH yet but my time with Black Ops 2 was pretty incredible so EA has their work cut out for them to try and make a larger dent in the COD juggernaut this year.
Just before heading to cloud 9 last night I read about how EA is planning on releasing a special Bin Laden themed DLC for Medal of Honor and was immediately horrified. To me it felt like a cheap cash in and something that could be seen as hugely disrespectful to all those people affected by terrorist attacks across the world.
I’m having a hard time trying to muster any enthusiasm for Medal of Honor. Granted, the game looks great, the action looks Baytacular and the ideas in place are solid. But I’ve seen it all before. And with a new Battlefield on the way, MOH might just have a hard time selling itself. One aspect where it could shine though, is in the storytelling section. Gamers love to relive infamous skirmishes that made the headlines, and the opportunity to hunt down one of the most hated men in American history, could shift quite a few units.
So earlier today Geoff was at Capcom’s event complaining about the location and the lack of any real sustenance while I sat smugly at the Hitman event with my bottle of water and a PEACH.. a peach that made me the envy of all those who weren’t here, that is how little food we’ve received so far at Gamescom
Time to highlight that other game from EA that focuses on death and destruction from a first-person perspective, Medal Of Honor Warfighter. We all know that several nations will be represented, but how many exactly?
In a surprisingly frank admission Frank Gibeau of EA Games has admitted that EA weren’t very pleased with how Medal of Honor turned out and that they have invested more resources into the studio working on Warfighter to try and ensure that it becomes a solid title in their stable.
Over the past few days EA have been asking us to Like their Facebook page so that they can release the multiplayer trailer for their upcoming shooter, Warfighter. We haven’t posted about that since it’s stupid and I’m sick of these campaigns. However the trailer has now been revealed and it is looking pretty awesome.
The year so far has released some fantastic games so far, great content that we’ve all had a chance to sample and own. And 2012 has only just crossed the halfway mark, so here’s a look at what the rest of the year has in store for us, from futuristic warfare, driving on the horizon and all the way to some revolutionary war tomahawk action.
There’s still a great year ahead, that’s for certain.