I had something clever lined up to write, but I’m pretty sure there are no more jokes to make about the rebooted Medal of Honor series anymore. Nobody was expecting the newest entry, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, to be an epic experience by any stretch. Nobody except for EA of course.
Since the October 23 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, critic reviews have been released with an audible “meh,” and EA has been reported as stating that the negative response is “coming in below our expectations,” with EA Labels president Frank Gibeau going on to say this about the reception:
“We’re disappointed with the critical reception,” said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. “Internal testing and mock reviews indicated that the game is better than the [Metacritic] score we have right now. We believe it is. However, we are seeing folks out there that just don’t like the game.”
There could be a ton of reasons behind the poor reception, including the recycled gameplay, poorly written story and characters, and lack of any new innovations in the genre. But who are we, the gamers, to say what exactly makes a game bad?
Did anybody check out Medal of Honor: Warfighter yet? Let us know if you agree with the scores or side with EA in the comments!