Medal of Honor: Warfighter
A Recent/Honest Review
Medal of Honor Warfighter is the sequel to Danger Close's Medal of Honor (2010) a reboot of the Medal of Honor Series written my Steven Spielberg and is a very good game. Now I've read all the reviews. The good ones and the bad ones and what I have to say is this. All those who gave this game 10, 9, or even an 8 are overselling it. 6 or 7 is probably the most accurate rating because it's not perfect. The real reason i'm giving this a 7 is because EA has discontinued it (i hate them for that) and the fan base is unfortunately smaller than COD and BF mainly because those who have gave it critical reviews played it on the first month or so of the release. The game at first was rushed and unfinished so you got a rush and unfinished game which in-turn gave a glitchy feeling to the game because it happened. After a couple months or so with some updates it's all better now. Heck I don't have any connection issues with this game vs. BO2. I bought BO2 three months ago and everytime I'm on it i have connection issues (i have xfinity high speed internet so my internet is not bad). The Campaign tries to make you feel some kind of "pity" for the character preacher for he is having troubles with his life at home. Somewhat realistic if you ask me but the execution is poor. I thought the campaign was both intense (at some points) but boring in a lot. 3-4 hours i was done. But if you're like me you don't by a FPS game with a multiplayer just for the campaign you're in it for the multiplayer. The multiplayer is excellent. Great gun customization. great graphics (especially for a multiplayer), great classes, and great pace. Although the Frostbite 2 engine is restricted you won't spend your time blowing stuff up. Most things that you'd think would be breakable are so. 12v12 TDM is fun as well with a good size maps which are bland for some of them but still good. The lasting appeal is not very good though. I still play this game but not as much as I used to (i'd like to note i bought Star Wars the Old Republic. an MMO, and i've been engulfed in such) yet when i do play i have massive fun. If you want a comparison towards COD or BF your not going to get one and if you do make one it's going to be a bad review because the game is not COD or BF it's Medal of Honor. It leans more BF but that's because EA created both games (well actually Dice did BF danger close did MOH but you know what i mean) and it's very ignorant to judge this against those games. Now because it's 30 dollars i'd go buy it if you have the extra money because you'll be getting a Triple A title for 30 bucks and that's a great deal (not to mention you get the DLC with it) but if you're a COD player or a hardcore BF player then don't get it and put a bad name on it because the game is not for you.
MoH IS STILL GOING STRONG! RESPECT TROOPS!
I HAD THIS GAME SINCE RELESE AND THESE PASS 2 MoH GAMES HAVE BEEN GREAT. IT HAS MADE ME GROW MORE APPRECIATIVE FOR OUR COUNTRY'S OPERATORS. THE HAS JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF DIFFICULTY AND SATISFACTION. IN MY OPINION THIS GAME IS BETTER THAN BOTH BATTLEFIELD AND CoD
The Definition of Mediocrity
My favorite genre is the shooting genre. I enjoy third-person and first-person shooters immensely. There are a lot of bad shooters out there like Inversion and Blacksite Area 51; but I think Warfighter has to be the worst one I've ever played. Everything about this game is flawed. Whether it's the story, the gun play, the cover system, and it's selling point, the breaching. Everything has something worth complaining about. And believe me, I'll be doing that a lot in this review. It has an extremely bear bones story. You can't get any more generic. Special forces, called Tier 1, are out finding a terrorist names Hassan. That's it... There are thirteen missions in the game, but a lot of them are very random. One mission required me to snipe a terrorist who was boarding a civilian boat. Me and my fellow soldiers set up for a sync shot, I fired, there was a Sniper Ghost Warrior like slow motion bullet cam, and the mission is over. It took three minutes. That's the shortest mission I have ever seen in any game. The game is very short. It'll take you 3-4 hours to finish the campaign.
The game can't even copy games properly. They had a Killzone like cover system, and it's awful. The game will force you to use it sometimes, too. The game does this by not letting you go prone. When this happens, you have to use the worthless cover system, and when you do use it, you'll still end up getting shot, resulting in cheap deaths. The cover system is extremely pointless. When the prone does work, you'll notice that it has the exact same animation as Battlefield 3. And I mean the exact same! The game tries to be Call of Duty with its over abundance of breaching (which I will get to soon), and set-piece moments. The levels are extremely linear, you won't be driving tanks and airplanes like Battlefield, but you do get to drive a car and boat, but it's still very linear then, too.
The level design is very uninspired. You'll fight in jungles, the Middle east, and on boats. There isn't really anything new about it. When I drove the boat, I somehow sank into the water, and out of the game world. Everyone was pretty calm about it too. It took the game five or so minutes to realize that something wasn't right and restarted back to the checkpoint.
The characters are dull and motionless. The weapons feel terrible to fire. The sniping missions are the worst.... You get a tomahawk weapon for melee. Every time you do it, it goes into a Killzone like cut-scene. Some of them involve me slashing a dudes face with it. Or hitting the dude in his family jewels. Some these are pretty fun to do (especially the last one), but, unfortunately, it takes too long to accomplish. By the time it ends, you'll be near death. So using melee isn't the best choice...
There is nothing to collect in the levels, adding no replayability. The only this they do have is a lot of breaching options. Some of these include shooting the door knob with a shotgun, kicking the door down, or blowing it up in different fashions. You unlock new breaching "abilities" by getting headshots during a breach. Once you get four headshots, you unlock a new breach. These are kind of fun to try out, but you'll get all them once the game ends. You have to break through A LOT of doors in this game.
All in all, I did not enjoy this game. As a fan of shooters, this is kind of pathetic. In this day and age, we shouldn't be getting games like this. It's an embarrassment, and a shame to the Medal of Honor license. I recommend not wasting your time on it..
Characters: Thumbs Down
Story: Thumbs Down
Level Design: Thumbs Down
Weapons: Thumbs Down
I was reading a lot of reviews for this game after i got it, that made it look like it was the single worst game ever created. i, however, thought that this game was better than all of the call of dutys combined. this game had great graphics, great gameplay, and great missions. this game is so much better than COD, because the online from COD 4, to MW3 is exactly the same, with the ecxeption of different maps, and guns. Think about it, the online is the same for all games. and the online for B OPS ! was awful. the graphics were terrible, and the gameplay was terrible, even when your playing on a 65 inch plasma 3D TV, it was still terrible. getting back on track, MOH is a great all around game, and would highly reccomend it.
The sequel to Medal of Honor not only fails to come to par, but is worse than the original. I honestly am overwhelmed at how bad this game is.
The storyline, based on actually events or not, is horrible. It's just bad, it's boring, and it's slow.
The gameplay is one of the anchors of this ship; significantly worse than the last and not nearly as good as it could have been. 'Chase' missions, if you will, literally wait for you to catch up to the person your chasing before they continue forward. Realistic?
Most of the weapons are pulled/copied & pasted from the last MOD or Battlefield 3. Very disappointing
I won't even go into graphics or sound as they are not worth talking about and they too were pulled from their predecessors. I gave graphics a '3' purely as mercy points.
I'll tie lasting appeal and multiplayer together. From what I remember, multiplayer was anything but impressive. I can no longer access multiplayer due to some update that I can't find and EA's customer support is as much of a joke as this game.
For the people giving this game a 9/10 or 10/10, please grow up. This game in the absence of all other shooters is a "3" at best. Even the professional reviews said this game was junk. Look some of the big ones up if you don’t believe me. Don't buy it. Call of Duty is better, so is Battlefield 3; both excellent games.
This game is, without a doubt, underrated. The storyline is brilliant (that might be an understatement), the gameplay is great, the graphics are awesome, (I never really knew how to rate the sounds but everything seems to be aligned just fine), and the lasting appeal...omg; I started a new campaign RIGHT AFTER I beat it. Yes, others have stated that this is an awful game. And because of that, I almost didn't buy this game. But I thought to myself: "Hey, games are like movies. Not everyone likes the same movie."
this game was the best game I played since battlefield 3 . it was way better than the 2010 medal of honor . the are way better and support actions. why does game informer give this 5/10 its at least worth 9/10.
Many people have told me not to buy this game and that its terrible.I decided not to listen and went ahead and bought it.I couldn't have asked for anything better.I payed $30 for the game and it was well worth it.This game is very tactical but very intense at the same time. Theres a ton of customization you can do to make any gun the way you want it. I'm not sure why people are hating on this game and thinking its terrible without even playing it.I suggest if your skeptical about the game,go out and rent it from your local redbox.One of my friends told me to do this before i bought the game but i just bought the game instead.As soon as i put the game in my ps3 and loaded up a match, i fell in love.Great game,i personally love EA,DICE and frostbite 2 technology.It all comes together in this game and makes it awesome!
A solid shooter, also a challenging one
The reason I enjoy this game is because the gameplay feels a little different than the shooter that I think most people are used to (Call of Duty). Don't get me wrong, COD is a fun game in itself, but this game offers a slightly different "feel" to me. It seems to be a bit harder to handle compared to the smoothness of COD, but is that necessarily a bad thing? I mean I think people are rating this game negatively because its harder to handle, but that is what makes it different and, to me, a fun challenge! I think more gamers who love FPS should try this game out. I think it's worth the $30. And I'm sure those of us who play this game will appreciate more people hopping on the not-too-populated servers. :p Thanks for reading! Remember: try something different, you might like it.
This game is a fantastic successor to the previous game released two years ago. Danger Close did an incredible job of taking the last game and fixing what didn't work and pushing what did work even further (integration of the Frostbite 2 engine for example). The damage that the Frostbite 2 engine produces is outstanding, it may even be better than Battlefield 3's integration of the engine. However, on to the game. EA and Danger Close did a great service in showing a true take to modern day warfare. Too many games including the CoD titles have gone commercial, it's all run and gun to reach the objective and "Yippee!" you've won. Well, not with this, just as with the previous title, Warfighter shows a glimpse of the brutality, sacrifice, trust, and teamwork in warfare today, diving you deep into a story where brotherhood is what keeps you together. As far as the gameplay, vehicles have been introduced in the campaign! Well, a couple cars but it makes for a nice twist that adds to the replay value. The options for breaching is a pretty sweet touch to make things a little more interesting. This game is not without flaws but it is a must buy nontheless, especially if you played the previous. The campaign is short, just keep that in mind there are only about 13 missions. But, believe me, it's not all straight forward, the enemies are smart, sneaking up on someone takes a little bit of finesse. This game blew me away with the step forward it took from its previous title, I would recommend it to anyone!!