So every year Activision releases yet another Call of Duty and EA retaliates by releasing a unique and original FPS title to compete directly against it.
This year that honour has fallen once again to Medal of Honor with their annoyingly subtitled iteration, Warfighter. Which I guess is a far better name than bullet shooter or soldier killer.
As you can undoubtedly see I’m not enamoured by this game yet and even though the trailers and screen shots are looking very good I can’t help but be pessimistic about another Medal of Honor after the last few left me feeling a little flat.
In fact I can remember quite vividly being at E3 2010 and trying out the last Medal of Honor, I thought the game was awesome and at that time I really did think it would give Call of Duty a run for its money but when it was finally released it wasn’t done.
It was painfully obvious the game had been pushed out to go head to head against Call of Duty and that final polishing had been skipped and any left over budget had been spent on marketing instead.
Will EA make that same mistake again this year? Well yes since the last one sold over 5 million copies and even though it didn’t even dent the popularity of Call of Duty the fact that so many people want to buy anything but Call of Duty will likely mean this version of MoH will also be profitable.
Hopefully EA can prove me wrong and release a ground breaking quality title with Medal of Honor: Warfighter, however I think their top FPS talent is likely bunkered down with Respawn Entertainment so I’ll not be overly optimistic.
Last Updated: May 21, 2012