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Medal of Honor Abandons WWII for Afghanistan

Discussion in 'PC and Console Simulations' started by JagdtigerI, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. JagdtigerI

    JagdtigerI Ace

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    "Electronic Arts has announced what it hopes will be the triumphant return of its popular World War II-era first-person shooter series, Medal of Honor. But this new game won’t be set during World War II at all - in fact, much like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor will let players in some modern warfare in war-torn Afghanistan.

    Medal of Honor will also introduce the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle. The development team has been working closely with Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community since the earliest stages of development to create what it calls “the most authentic modern war experience.”

    The game is being developed by a team at EALA chosen by studio leadership of General Manager Sean Decker, Executive Producer Greg Goodrich and Senior Creative Director Rich Farrelly. This team will be focusing on the single player campaign. For the multiplayer portion of the game, EA has enlisted the help of wholly"

    Traitors....

    Medal of Honor Abandons WWII for Afghanistan > Current Video Game News | Crispy Gamer
     
  2. Mehar

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    When will companies learn, you don't need to go "modern" to reinvent a franchise, gain sales, etc. You just need a great game that is fun to play with mass appeal, Call of Duty: World at War was released after Call of Duty 4 (the one that made the series "modern"), everyone expected it to fail because it was "World War 2 again". In the end it sold over 11 million copies and generated millions in revenue on downloadable content, the game is still selling.

    Airborne was a cool game but the stupid plot twist was extremely unneeded and ruined the entire game for me and I'm sure many others.

    That being said, I don't mind a modern Medal of Honor game, I will definitely try it out just as long as they keep some variety in it and don't go "all modern". Call of Duty for instance despite going modern has WW2 games released and the rumor of Call of Duty 7 taking place in Vietnam is great!

    Although, EA did release Battlefield 1943 this summer and that's selling great, infact, it broke digital download records for Microsoft and Sony, a PC version is going to be released in a bit as well. It also reviewed great, in short, if these companies see World War 2 games are selling great and reviewing well, I don't see why it will be completely abandoned.
     
  3. Hans Ludwig

    Hans Ludwig Dishonorably Discharged

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    I'm so through with these small, linear map type of games. Ever since OFP/Arma1/Arma2/WWIIONLINE, I just can't stand the CODs and MOHs.. =[ I bet MOH will be true to its previous games where it's nothing more than a game built around SP.
     
  4. Mehar

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    Rumors are that the game will revolve around a elite unit that takes orders from the president, others claim it might be about the real life soldier nicknamed "cowboy", the one who caused a stir in the States for his "looks".

    I know Delta Force grew beards and such during the beginning of the war to help adapt/blend in with the locals when they almost caught Bin Laden, perhaps that as well?
     
  5. gregc

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    meh Frontline was the best I loved the variety of the German and Allied uniforms
     
  6. Joe

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    I bet while the idea was being thought up they where like "woohoo we will be the first to set a game in afghanistan!", then cried themselves to sleep when MW2 came out.
    I think, they will probably make a great game, but MOH to me is one guy wiping out the entire Whermacht...I will miss that, for some reason.
     
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    I love wwii games, modern warfare i just can't get into, im probably going to skip over this one, but i hope they go back to wwii and dont just pass it by , MOH really needed to fix their online which was really bad with airborne, and way to skip the offline split screen :/
     
  8. Mehar

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    Ok mehar, thanks to that trailor I AM getting that game.
     
  10. Anderan

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    I rather like the modern CoD games, though I do like WWII shooters, so long as they are well done, seriously people, we've fought on Omaha like 40 times now, give us some new battles.
     
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    thats stupid, they're just trying to compete with COD4 and Modern Warfare 2
     
  12. panzer kampf gruppen 6

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    awww why modern warfare? Its boring why not korea or vietnam? Besides airborn was relly fun i liked it online.
     
  13. JagdtigerI

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    Well..yes...what do you expect them to do...I don't like it either but....
     
  14. Volga Boatman

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    Good. WW2 first person shooter games are dime a dozen anyway, and have not offered anything different from game to game. Programs are from the same basic template, with a few minor variations, but the basic product differs only from game to game cosmetically.

    We may have to wait for other designers to break the mold of the 'first person shooter' game before the subject of WW2 on a tactical level is done the justice it deserves.

    Where are the simulationists? Avalon Hill boardgames offered more psuedo reality than these games ever could.
     
  15. panzer kampf gruppen 6

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    What about Korea?? Korean war vets got no recognition.
     

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