Submitted by kube00 1020d ago | article

Where did EA go wrong with Medal of Honor?

The recent news is that EA is done with Medal of Honor. The game is no longer in its yearly rotation. This means it could be shelved indefinitely. What went wrong with the series? Is there anything EA could do to fix it? If EA does start making more MoH games should they go back to the WW2 theme or try another war? (EA, GameCube, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Medal of Honor: European Assault, Medal of Honor: Frontline, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1020d ago
trying to be like call of duty. yeah, cod sells, so what? be original and make your games like you used to! REMEMBER MEDAL OF HONOR FRONTLINE? YEAH...
DoomeDx  +   1020d ago
Allied Assault FTW!
IAMERROR  +   1020d ago
They CODified it, MOH was the OG back in the day, Frontlines was a standout title.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1020d ago
MOH FRONTLINE at least got an HD version that was nice of them.
dcbronco  +   1020d ago
CoD is what MoH was supposed to be. Infinity Ward(not as a company then) were coders for EA. They made a CoD demo for EA as a new direction for MoH. EA refused the idea and wanted to keep making cookies. CoD is now huge and EA is desperately trying to get back into that genre. One of the dumbest decisions ever in gaming.
#1.4 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Kratoscar2008  +   1020d ago
I would LOVE to see WW2 to be a plot point again, im really tired of modern combat, i want to kill Nazis again.

MoH Frontlines was awesome, i still play it from time to time, the D-Day mission is perhaps my favorite mission in any shooter.

A shame this series will die, it died with Honor (I dont consider the modern combat games MoH material)
e-p-ayeaH  +   1020d ago
WW2 FPS aren't mainstream anymore unless we get another saving private ryan kind of movie which i doubt.
Kratoscar2008  +   1020d ago
That damm spielberg he should be making another WW2 movie or a game (Instead of that lame boomblox).
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1020d ago
There are still plenty of WW2 shooters being released on PC, just not for the casual(Console) crowd who WANT CoD every year.
boldscot  +   1020d ago
They tried to grab the COD money and stopped trying to make great games.
Now we are in the same situation as we were a few years back with the FPS market over saturated with modern shooters rather then WW2 and most of them are pathetic attempts to cash in on COD's money making success.
up2snuff  +   1020d ago
Give it to the guys at Respawn who made the first MOH. Copy COD and give it dedicated servers...end of story.
dcbronco  +   1020d ago
They also made the first CoD.
Cam977  +   1020d ago
Rising Sun was the first average one in my books.
shackdaddy  +   1020d ago
Pacific assault was mine. Rising sun actually got slightly better and then the quality went back down again after that.

Airborne was good too but had a lot of bugs.
#5.1 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Cam977  +   1020d ago
I too enjoyed Airbone and I would've preferred it if they developed the formula rather than jump into the modern era which led to the series' ultimate demise.
venom06  +   1020d ago
THEY DIDNT GO WRONG WITH MEDAL OF HONOR.... the problem is CoD fanboy review sites that have CoD so far up their "you-know-whats" that it clouds there jugdement on ANY military FPS with killstreaks... NO MATTER WHAT THE GAME IS.... they did the same crap with Homefront.. why, because it had killstreaks so that automatically meant it was "too CoD".. GTFO, both games Medal of Honor and Homefront were decent and nowhere near as bad as the fanboy reviewers made them out to be. This will be the case with any military FPS in the future. No matter how different, or innovative it is, if it has anything that resembles a killstreak, the CoD fanboy reviewers (IGN, KOTAKU, etc) will slaughter it without given it a fair chance.
#6 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
dcbronco  +   1020d ago
I haven't played the MP of MoH 2. But it was far better than CoD on the first. No arcady bs.
Tzuno  +   1020d ago
they changed everything in a cod whore.
shackdaddy  +   1020d ago
They changed everything about the game a while ago and it lost all of its charm.

The game used to be about WWII espionage then went all CoD on everyone and they started obsessing over "authenticity".

Go back to WWII and let me blow up a submarine or sneak into a German officers pub again. Those are the type of experiences that made me love MoH.

Airborne was a great game with flaws. Expand on that.
InTheLab  +   1020d ago
They abandoned the ideas of MoH Airborne like leveling weapons during the sp campaign and open ended hubs. They took a huge step back with MoH and MoH WF was complete trash...but at least lean is back.

MoH's mp was completely broken. Can't tell you how often I spawned in front of a camper. I often times had to leave the match.

MoH WF mp was slightly better but the UI is all screwed up so you never really felt comfortable about where you were and what you were doing.
cyclindk  +   1020d ago
They wouldn't need to "replace" it if they'd just get there heads out of their a$$es on MoH... Airborne, for all it's faults, was a peek at the kind of innovation the MoH series needs to reinvigorate the franchise.

Don't look at CoD

Don't look at Battlefield

Make MoH its own game!
WeaseL  +   1020d ago
2015 inc
isarai  +   1020d ago
EA as a whole just went to shit halfway through this generation. Started of with a bang showing games with great content, creativity, unique ideas, and overall great value for you dollar. Then somewhere along the lines they just started scamming money out of every game they could, with online passes even for games that don't feature online, gimped content, and mainstreaming/casualizing everything while leaving just about every game making me wish i never bought it.
squarecircle  +   1019d ago
Many reasons;

Modern day setting is an over saturated market, hell even Cod is trying to get away from it..

It was labelled as inferior Battlefield, a game to hold you over until the next Battlefield instalment arrived.

They tried to compete with cod, but as many games have shown us in the past; it NEVER works!

MoH 2010 and MoH Warfighter are way too linear. What happened to multiple routes of the old MoH? Or the open battlefields of Airborne? No-one wants to be funnelled down invisible hallways with you activating set pieces...

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Disney Infinity At Sea On Dream Imagineer Interview

20m ago - Danny Handke, the creative design lead for the Oceaneer Kids Club, talks about bringing Disney In... | Arcade

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Review | Attack of the Fanboy

37m ago - Attack of the Fanboy: From Software’s Bloodborne is one of the highest rated exclusives to arrive... | PS4

Win the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset!!

Now - Join us on FIlmwatch to find out how you could win the much anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset on Blu-ray. | Promoted post

Bloodborne The Old Hunters review | The Escapist

37m ago - The Escapist: Downloadable content gets a bad rap, and often deservedly so. Too many times it fee... | PS4

SJ Hollis Talks Japanese Gaming

54m ago - SJ Hollis writes for P&L: "Here are some of the great games I’ve had chucked at me over the last... | PS4

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Review | Game Podunk

2h ago - Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition brings a genuine depth that many RPGs have seemingly forg... | PC