Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC User Review
Super Gamer Dude
Medal of Honor Warfighter is a first-person shooter video game developed by Danger Close Games and published by Electronic Arts, and is a game that leaves you wondering what happened? The other Medal of Honor games have at least been mediocre, and amusing to play, but Medal of Honor Warfighter just does not live up to its hype. I have found it very hard to see anything that is worth praising, but I will do my best to try.
This installment leaves off where Medal of Honor left off. You play as a Tier 1 operative named Preacher who, after years of deployment, comes back to find his family in turmoil. It also seems that the deadly explosive PETN had begun to reveal itself in all sorts of organizations all across the world. You trek across the world with your unit, stopping bad guys and shooting foreigners, just like any Medal Of Honor game before it. Although this time around the firefights are bland, the missions are boring, the story is told by a complete amateur, and the game just is not any fun.
The games' missions start you off with a single weapon, a machine gun, and as you kill enemies you are free to loot and use their weapons, from aks to shotguns. Despite this, the action is very bland, boring, and funnily dumb. Your teammates are useless, they will blindly fire at anything, be it an enemy or not, and even the enemies will fire at random into walls that are not even near you, its very sad! The artificial intelligence in this game is really lacking the intelligence part, and is an extremely big letdown.
Despite all of this, the game is at least remotely fun to play through, and if you have a couple hours to kill on a Thursday night, and have absolutely nothing better to do, you can give Medal of Honor Warfighter a go. Its clunky feel, bad gameplay, and uninteresting storyline will not be enough to keep you from putting the control down.
Now the multiplayer does indeed fare a bit better than the single player version. Players take part in a large scale global battle by selecting which country they would like to defend. There are 12 different Tier One units from ten different nations that players have the ability to select from. There is also a new interesting thing they added to the multiplayer, with each online server you visit, the game will pair you with a random buddy. You can replenish each others health and ammo, and even respawn next to each other. If your team mate avenges your death, you will be respawned immediately.
Despite being a big letdown, Medal of Honor does have a fun multiplayer to look at and play for a couple hours. So if you have some change lying around, go pick up a used copy of this game and entertain yourself for just a short while.
Super Gamer Dude
Medal of Honor Warfighter is the follow-up to EAs Medal of Honor series reboot of 2010. That game was not a critical success but was still a solid first attempt to bring the franchise back to its former glory. Developer Danger Close is ready for round 2 with Medal of Honor: Warfighter. How did they fair this time around? Read on to find out.
Single Player: 8/10
The single player in Medal of Honor Warfighter is a rather short experience. Even novice first-person shooter players should be able to wrap the whole thing up in less than 12 hours. Veterans of the genre shouldnt have any trouble beating the game in five to seven hours. The graphics youll find in the single player are first rate, and better than those in multiplayer for some reason. The opening cinematic goes directly from cut-scene to player control and if youre not careful youll miss the cut because there is little drop in graphical quality from cut-scene to gameplay. The sound is also very good and really does a great job of making you feel like youre on the battlefield. Each primary and secondary weapon has its own unique sound which youll come to easily recognize with no visual help. I dont really want to go into very much detail with the narrative in single player since its a really interesting story that I dont want to spoil. As much as I would love to give the single player a ten because of how interesting and exciting it is, I just cant justify it since its over so fast.
This is where most gamers will spend the majority of their time with Medal of Honor Warfighter, and any first-person shooter really. I usually dont like to start a review section off with a complaint, but I have to express my disappointment with the maps in multiplayer. Dont get me wrong the maps have good flow and look tremendous. My problem is the lack of maps, with Warfighter featuring only eight. That pales in comparison to the 16 released with each years new Call of Duty game. My only other complaint with the multiplayer is the poor damage dished out by the shotguns. Unless youre at point-blank range you can absolutely forget getting a one-hit kill. I know shotguns are supposed to be short-range weapons but surely you could kill someone from three feet away with a buckshot blast.
By far the best aspect of the multiplayer is that it does really go a long way to instill a sense of brotherhood among teammates that you just dont find in enough first-person shooters. Teammates will provide health and ammo for each other and if only one player is alive, the respawning teammate spawns on him. This works great as long as your teammate is willing to recognize the situation and adjust his position accordingly. If he's taking heavy fire and won't take cover as you spawn, you may be dead before your character model's feet hit the ground. You'll also earn points for everything your partner does right. It all goes back to that brotherhood thing I was talking about earlier. Help your teammate and help yourself.
Final Score: 8/10