Wednesday, September 10, 2014
More Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Reviews – Worse Scores, “Don’t Buy It”, “Bland”, “Uninspired”

More Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Reviews – Worse Scores, “Don’t Buy It”, “Bland”, “Uninspired”

A new dash of Medal Of Honor: Warfighter reviews have gone live, some that are even more damning than those released yesterday. Kotaku’s saying “don’t play it”, while Videogamer calls it “bland and buggy”. Review scores inside.

CheatCodeCentral: 2.7/5 – “Medal of Honor: Warfighter feels unpolished. It’s a slew of great ideas mashed together in a way that doesn’t give any of them time to truly shine, rushed out to make a deadline that didn’t do it any favors. While there’s enjoyment to be had here, it is fleeting and often devolves rapidly into frustration and boredom.”

Videogamer: 6/10 – “I’d like to see Danger Close take a real, genuine crack at the thoughtful war shooter they clearly want to make, because its repeated attempts at a weak Call of Duty knock-off isn’t going to win over hearts and minds. Medal of Honor: Warfighter never stood a chance, and its deep schism between intended tone and actual design feels even more comically tragic now than it did with the original reboot two years ago. This is a bland, buggy and often boring title, one that belies the intentions of its developers and leaves the much-maligned modern shooter looking worse as a result.”

Kotaku Review: Don’t Play Medal Of Honor: Warfighter – “And yet Warfighter’s dedication to authenticity is ultimately its greatest downfall. These soldiers may spit believable jargon; they may call enemy troops “skinnies” and effortlessly sling all manner of slick-sounding military acronym. But they never manage to feel like people. They’re plastic army men fighting in a ridiculous video game world. Authenticity is more than real-world locations and accurately modeled weaponry. In order to feel authentic, a creation must, on some level, feel human. For all of Medal of Honor’s jingoistic, on-some-level-well-intentioned hollering, it feels as lifeless as an abandoned amusement park ride.

If you have played a military shooter in the last five years, you’ve already done every single thing you’ll do in Medal of Honor Warfighter, and done it better. The game so epitomizes the thoughtless, drab military shooter that it frequently lapses into inadvertent self-parody. It is lackluster in almost every way. But hey, at least the flashlights look pretty good.”

Forbes: Seen It All Before – “As a video game version of a modern-day John Wayne movie, Medal of Honor is sappy at best, dirty enough to be uncomfortable but too clean to be interesting. As a game, it works, most of the time at least. There’s nothing much more to see here.”

Official PlayStation Magazine UK: 6/10 – “Assuming you can patch it and it works, what you’ve got here is a basic shooter that, when it remembers what it is, can be fun, and when it forgets, goes mad. Most of the good ideas it uses are familiar enough to provide an acceptable amount of enjoyment, and while I applaud the attempts to try new things, not all of it works (or in some cases even make sense). But even at it’s best it’s unlikely to excite you enough to ever tell anyone else about it. Unless that conversation starts with “Parking! Actual Parking!”.

About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Well thanks Ernice I guess you were right, I should have saved my money for AC3 or NFS. I knew that the game was going to be meh, but not this bad. I guess it’s time to board the pirate ship!
    ___

    Also Ernice I sent you a chat mate.

  • Wolf1888

    Sad… It looked good in the trailers..

  • nick

    i think people are being FAR too picky on this!
    for instance ” These soldiers may spit believable jargon; they may call enemy troops “skinnies” and effortlessly sling all manner of slick-sounding military acronym. But they never manage to feel like people. They’re plastic army men fighting in a ridiculous video game world.
    whats new?
    seriously, were you expecting a david cage deep story with amazing believable relatable characters were you?
    one thing that REALLY pisses me off about the hypocritical of the journalism bizo this gen.
    one game gets slaughtered for something, and others eh who cares.
    im sorry but whats good for the goose is good for the gander!
    reviewers have seemed to have forgotten there suppose to review a game for WHAT IT IS, not what it SHOULD, or what they WANTED, it to be!

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Oh guys, Playstation All-Stars Steelbook cover:
    http://www.dualshocknexus.com/2012/10/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale_25.html

    I don’t like it. Looks too childish. And the art looks like crap.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Also new Black Ops 2 single player gameplay, Stick Force Singapore:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBcsxyktVeM&feature=g-vrec

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    One more thing, Black Ops 2 to use Ping and latency to match-make, not region:
    http://mltiplyr.com/2012/10/25/black-ops-2-matchmaking-to-use-ping-latency-not-locale/

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    You guys should really check out stick force mission video I posted in the comments! Looks like it’s going to be really fun switching between players and robots! Going to be a strategy game!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Thanks GRIM! Posting now!

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    I suppose Ernice was right. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHyD49DaeA