Medal of Honor: Warfighter

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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The Medal of Honor franchise has been KIA (Killed In Action) thanks to this game!
Genre: First person shooter

Military shooter

Platforms: Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PC
Release Date: October 23, 2012 (North America)
October 25, 2012 (Australia)
October 26, 2012 (Europe)
November 15, 2012 (Japan)
Developer: Danger Close Games (now DICE Los Angeles)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Franchise: Medal of Honor
Previous Game: Medal of Honor (2010)


Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a first-person shooter developed by Danger Close Games (currently known as DICE Los Angeles) and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourteenth installment in the Medal of Honor series, and the sequel to the eponymous 2010 reboot of the franchise. The game was released in October 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Why It Sucks

  1. It's another generic FPS with the same graphics as Battlefield 3.
  2. Lazily-written and disjointed story.
  3. Archetypal characters.
  4. Beyond linear and restrictive level design.
  5. Dull set-pieces.
  6. You can take over 8 sniper rifle shots to the face while standing still.
  7. Many scripted sequences which you must complete or else you'll instantly die for no apparent reason. There's a level in which you must chase down a target, but what they really mean by that is run into an ambush, and he'll be waiting. Once you see him again, he'll start running. When you repeat the process enough times, the game will catch him for you in a cutscene.
  8. Idiotic friendly and enemy AI.
  9. Awful difficulty, its too easy.
  10. Several bugs and glitches.
  11. Repetitive shooting galleries.
  12. The only meaningful choice you have in the game is how you open doors, leading to the nickname "Medal of Honor: Doorfighter". Regardless, the result is always the same: slow-motion shooting.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Fireteam mechanic gives the online multiplayer mode a sense of camaraderie.
  2. Entertaining and inspired driving sections.
  3. Some of the levels are very atmospheric.
  4. The controls and gunplay are solid.
  5. Impressive visuals.
  6. It came with the Battlefield 4 beta if you pre-ordered the Limited Edition (PS3 and Xbox 360) or the Digital Deluxe Edition (Origin for PC).

Reception

The game received mixed-to-negative reviews, with Metacritic scores of 53 on Xbox 360 and 55 on PC and PS3. It was also a commercial failure, leading EA to place the series on "indefinite hold".

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