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Submitted by poot563 843d ago | opinion piece

Should EA Restore the Tainted Medal of Honor Name? - Ordinary Gamer

EA has both MOH and Battlefield, making two similar games release next to each other concurrently and trying to squeeze in the already crowded market. As of now, Medal of Honor is on a hiatus following the poor performance of both reboot games. Only the Battlefield games offer the serious alternative to Call of Duty. (Dev, EA, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

dan958  +   843d ago
Great article.
csreynolds  +   843d ago
I think EA's done enough to Medal of Honor, don't you?
Linsolv  +   843d ago
"Should EA stop sucking the life out of every IP they own?"

I dunno, you tell me, article. You tell me.
Leviathan  +   843d ago
That's how I feel about xbox exclusives. All three of them. GEARS>HALO>FORZA.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   843d ago
fail

there's 4, you forgot fable
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Leviathan  +   843d ago
UM...fable is playable on pc.
SlapHappyJesus  +   843d ago
Firstly, the original game sold over five million copies. Far from a "poor performance", I would say.
Secondly, and this is entirely personal opinion, I thought they did a rather good job with Warfighter. I still play Warfighter's multiplayer to this day.

That's just me though. I thought they did a good job rebooting the series and am sad that people didn't really take to it.
dan958  +   843d ago
I think it's just because it wasn't really a 'Medal of honour' game. It had no similarities to the originals. They probably just took up the name hoping it was sell more under it, it could have been a brand new IP - how that would have effected sales, we will never know.
SlapHappyJesus  +   843d ago
While I agree, that can be said about Modern Warfare. People consider that a triumph, despite going against almost everything done with the original CoD releases.
Most series go through changes. Big ones, even.

I've played every Medal of Honor release and every release in almost ten years feels largely different than the original games.
I don't feel that is a proper issue raised against the last two games, really.

That said, sure. They were definitely selling the reboot on name, while it could have easily been its own series. Again though, nothing that hasn't been done dozens of times over.
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InTheLab  +   843d ago
I disagree. Airborne craps all over both MoH reboots.

Weapon leveling
Open ended gameplay
A meaningful war against a tangible threat

Even Bad Company did a better job of being the "off year" shooter for EA as it had great characters, and interesting story, and open ended gameplay + vehicles.
SlapHappyJesus  +   843d ago
Point being, did it feel like the old games?
I say not really.
InTheLab  +   843d ago
It doesn't feel exactly like the old games, but more like an evolution of the originals.

The reboots felt like an entirely different franchise with the MoH name attached. They are nothing more than me too clones of a used up franchise.
sdozzo  +   843d ago
Why. It Won't Make Enough Money.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   843d ago
Medal of honour used to be a great franchise.
I remember playing the first two games on the PSOne and having a blast. Also Frontline was a brilliant game too. *Sigh* EA are my most hated game company at the moment.

Here's some nostalgia for the guys that played the old games
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Good times :)
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dan958  +   843d ago
I remember playing the D-day landing so many times. And completing the game just by pistol whipping everyone.
DasTier  +   843d ago
Medal of Honour should go back to WWII, i would love to see them incorporate the new Frostbite engine in that setting.
babis1974  +   843d ago
i can't agree more. E.A. should make Medal of Honor the franchise it used to be. A great one!Imagine a new Medal of Honor about WW2 with the new engines by Danger Close Games and frostbite 2 or 3!!!
mrmancs  +   843d ago
e.a said ps4 games will run at 1080p 60fps . I like this company . Guess pc owners hate them.
Dfooster  +   843d ago
The problem is nobody is making engaging single player experiences in war shooters anymore. It's all about multiplayer which has alienated me for sure.

A really good (long) single player or co-op campaign in WW2 based on next gen tech would be amazing but I can't see it happening.
Parasyte  +   843d ago
I think they should let MoH cover the WWII era and let Battlefield do the modern stuff. That way you offer a little something for everyone.
InTheLab  +   843d ago
Give me MoH Airborne 2. That game was way underrated. Open ended hubs, weapon leveling, lean, and a REAL war.
Alcohog  +   843d ago
MOHAA was the best. Most of that team went on to make the original Call of Duty, which was also amazing and the best in the series. If they could recreate some of the things that made that game so great I would certainly be on board. I'm ready to go back to WWII also.

Take me back to The Hunt and V2 Rocket Facility! Those were some good times on the PC.
wenaldy  +   843d ago
Amen, solo mission with Jimmy Patterson. Trying to take down Nazi by his own hand.
WeaseL  +   843d ago
Spent years playing this online
sprinterboy  +   843d ago
MOH needs to go back to WW2 with the new frostbite engine, I am sick of all this modern day shooters, WW2 was way better. Plus somebody needs to make a new version of Hidden & Dangerous that was one awesome game or a new IP basically ripping off the formula of H&D lol
vigilante_man  +   843d ago
I thought Resistance Fall Of Man was awesome and that was set in WW2. The atmosphere was portrayed just right. That took me over 20 hours for my first run through as well (lame, I know).

As long as a game has a great story, brilliant atmosphere and lasts at least 12-15 hours I see no reason why more shooters could not be set in WW2.
brave27heart  +   843d ago
Go back to WWII but keep the emotional stuff in there. WWII was all about ordinary people being thrust into the horrors of war to protect their homeland. Approach it like a playable Band of Brothers and you could have a genuine alternative to the modern day shooters.

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