The first-person shooter genre has come a long way since since the days of Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM. Back then, the games were all about firing millions of bullets into thousands of enemies. Story wasn’t much of a factor, and it almost became an afterthought within releases that could have easily been referred to as shooting galleries. Not that I’m complaining, though, considering how fun some of the early shooters were. Heck, I grew up playing a lot of them. However, things have definitely changed.
These days, the majority of the FPS titles that we get are based on, or inspired by, real-life military conflicts. In order to pay homage to the brave men and women who’ve risked their lives for their countries, developers have tried to create immersive, rewarding and realistic storylines within their games. The results of those experiments have been mixed, with certain titles standing out far more than others, but it’s good to see that things are moving forward. Although shooting tons of enemies without thinking is fun, becoming invested into a soldier’s storyline provides a great experience when it’s done right. The same thing can be said about fantasy-based shooters, but their lack of realism can sometimes hurt their immersion.
This October, EA Danger Close will release Medal of Honor: Warfighter into the wild. A game about Tier-1 operatives, it promises to provide us with an experience that will pay homage to real-life soldiers and the dangerous work they do. Below, you’ll find the game’s first storyline trailer, which shines a bit of light onto the narrative that we’ll battle through this fall. It’s somewhat confusing, and happens to focus more on bullet and explosive-based battles than anything else, but it’s something.
Next up is a behind-the-scenes feature that centres upon a collaboration between Danger Close and Linkin Park. The band stopped by the developer’s studio in order to create a music video for one of its songs (Castle of Glass).
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be released on October 23.