Review: Medal of Honor (Globe and Mail)

Globe and Mail's Chad Sapieha calls EA's new shooter flawed but fun, and criticizes the way it skirts any sort of meaningful commentary. From the review:

"What’s more, developer Danger Close cautiously skirts anything that could be considered even remotely controversial in the game’s story. Rather than tell a tale about a frustratingly fruitless search for a terrorist mastermind, or explicate the difficulties of determining peaceful Afghans from warlike Taliban – and illustrate the consequent civilian death toll – they have instead focused on a fight for a patch of barren rocky land that has no more apparent worth than Hamburger Hill. In fact, simply by invoking that notorious Vietnam War battle I have offered more political commentary on the current conflict in Afghanistan than have the makers of this game."

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