"The following is a response of sorts to Leigh Alexander’s article, “Medal Of Honor Draws Controversy For Real-World War Content,” on Gamasutra. It is highly recommended that you read her article, as it touches on some excellent points in the Medal of Honor controversy and possibly militaristic video games as a whole. Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra’s News Director, is a skilled writer and journalist; this is not meant, by any means, to discredit her or her work.
“Should a reboot of EA’s Medal of Honor series, set during the ongoing war in Afghanistan, cause such controversy?” No.
There are two distinct factors in the media’s opposition to the game – its apparent insensitivity in depicting a present conflict, and its allowance for players to assume the role of Taliban soldiers in multiplayer. Both of these will be addressed respectively."