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4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I'm going to try to do this review without mentioning any other FPS games (you know what I'm talking about), because this is a game in it's own right. First, let me say that I have not completed the campaign, nor have I progressed a great deal in multiplayer (I'm 43 years old, and just not that good at live gaming). Having said that, there is nothing more fun than a good...
Published 12 months ago by powderfinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed
was looking forward to getting this game . but i'm dissapointed . .. the graphics and audio are superb but the single player campaign is far too short . I managed to complete this game in all three difficulty levels in only a couple of days .13 scenes is not enough . especially when you compare it to GTA which has 60 + scenes/ missions to work through and even more...
Published 2 months ago by Del2363
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good,
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)I'm going to try to do this review without mentioning any other FPS games (you know what I'm talking about), because this is a game in it's own right. First, let me say that I have not completed the campaign, nor have I progressed a great deal in multiplayer (I'm 43 years old, and just not that good at live gaming). Having said that, there is nothing more fun than a good MP game against actual humans. The campaign mode is fairly linear, as has been said elsewhere, but it IS involving. What I mean is this; I'm actually fighting for/with my squad because that's what soldiers do, fight for the man next to them. That sounds daft, but I'm finding it more fun this way. After reading reviews that said the campaign was far too short, I decided to play on 'hard' setting right from the start, and I think this is the right choice.
Ok, multiplayer then. This is a little more of a thinking man's game, and not a 'run 'n' gun' arcade shooter. The maps are a little bigger and more open than you would expect from the R&G games, but not on a scale with the more complex/intelligent shooters available. I'm particularly liking Basilan and Shogore Valley, though I am struggling on the jungle map. The level of interaction with the scenery is superb, though only in small detail like barricades and the like. This is down to the excellent Frostbite2 engine that creates it. There are a few annoying spots where you would expect to be able to walk, but the game will not let you go there even though it might look clear. Map edges should be more clearly defined. At the moment there are only eight maps to play on, but there is almost certainly some DLC to come. One thing I don't like is the inability to explore a map on my own without being shot at. If you enter an empty server, you can do nothing but spin on the spot. I want to look for the good firing-points for later use as I'm not Chuck Norris.
A new idea to this genre of game is the buddy system, and I like it. You get teamed with another online player for the duration and I am definitely seeing better results when we work together. If one of you dies, and you will, you respawn on your squad mate, if you chose to. Running around flat out on your own is going to get you nowhere but the next respawn point, so this is an original idea that works. The thing I don't like is the complete lack of choice when you first play MP mode. I'm unlocking characters, countries and classes every time I play, so as I'm only on a low level anyway, some choice could have been available from the start. I looked online and read lots of reviews before buying this game (already available here 25% cheaper than release. Just don't forget, if you buy second-hand you are likely going to have to buy a new online pass @ £7.99 from the online store), and noticed a pattern emerging. All the industry reviews panned this game, and most the individual gamer's reviews are good. Bear in mind that these are the same industry reviewers who, every November, say the latest run 'n' gun rehash is wonderful when it brings absolutely nothing new to our consoles, so it doesn't really help our choice. I felt I was taking a bit of a chance when I ordered this game, which is their fault. Their awards of 4/10 and 5/10 seem grossly unjustified to me, and probably have lost this title lots of sales. If you are worried, rent it first, but I am happy with my purchase and am going to go online again today for another session. On the basis of my incomplete assessment, I would award it 8.5/10 so far. I will update this review in a week or two, when my eyes need a rest.
1 week on, and PSN is down tonight, so it's update time.
I am thoroughly enjoying this game, both campaign and multiplayer online. Not everything is good though; the MP menus took me ages to figure out, and I still find them a little confusing and awkward to navigate; picking a nation in MP right at the start of a career is a bad idea. I chose based on weapons stats., which vary between nations, and it now means I cannot play as British forces in this class until I unlock it! Not fair; also the lack of variation in my primary weapon early on is a little annoying, but really not much different to other FPS games. Things I do like then; The MP maps are very good, and vary somewhat in different game modes, which is new; weapons skills are more accurately recreated here, which will not go down well with young avid gamers, but I like; the various classes are the most balanced I have played with and against. There is no great advantage or disadvantage to any class; the buddy system has lots of benefits. Play it right and stay within 20 metres of each other and you will get some points for things your buddy does, and vice versa. Not sharing points, but getting some for being in the area is all it takes.
I have also been reading more reviews and forums on this game, and it's quite polarized. The main criticisms seem to be about the realism and the personal aspect in the game. It seems a lot of gamers don't want things like recoil etc., nor do they care about forces personnel's stories. Hmmmn I didn't expect that. Most people who are enjoying this game seem a little more, shall we say, mature. So I am aware that this game is not for everyone, but I would be on it now if the PSN was working tonight.
Oh yeah this helped with the MP a lot. Medal of Honor: Warfighter Official Game Guide #Prima Official Game Guides#
Final update. I'm really having fun with this one. A couple months later and I'm still having great fun on MP and revisiting the campaign on 'easy' to earn the trophies I missed first time round. There have been two DLC maps (£8 in UK in total) and both are awesome! Both are set in Pakistan, and one is a compound complete with crashed helicopter. If that sounds familiar, it also does to the Pakistani government who have banned this game. I also enjoyed the campaign more than the other fps titles, particularly the last mission where you get to 'do' an obvious OBL type character, and earn the trophy called 'let him rot'. This is not the only mission based on real events as you will see if you follow the news.
Lastly, EA have announced they have suspended the MoH franchise to concentrate on Battlefield4. I don't know what this means really but it doesn't sound good. I can only hope that they will continue to support existing MoH titles with DLC etc.
5.0 out of 5 stars Alpha Male,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)I like and play Battlfield & COD, but this destroys both of them (especially the increasingly lacklustre COD) with incredible graphics & the most realistic FPS action yet. You really feel like a Tier 1 operator, with authentic weaponry performance and tactics. I am commenting solely on the single player campaign, but this is the alpha male of FPS.
4.0 out of 5 stars A confusingly overlooked FPS,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)For some reason this game seems to come in for a bit of stick and I can't understand why.
The storyline is good, the graphics far surpass a lot of what is in, wait for it.......COD games (I bought this for something to play waiting for the release of Ghosts), and it has good gameplay (I am using the battlefield layout).
Gamers ask for realism with these games and for what I can see the developers have been brave enough to try and provide it and they have come into for some flack for it?!
"..it's to dark" now I am far from a Ross Kemp styled veteran of warfare but I have never heard of a war in which both sides stopped and rigged up a bit of better lighting first. ".....the aiming is erratic" nope, what it is is more close to the truth. Guns have recoil they don't stay where you point and automatically return to the same point after firing. Also they have, not sure if anyone has noticed added bullet drop to ALL shots. Meaning those sweet moments so easy to come by in COD when you take a headshot to someone standing 100 yards away is a bit harder to come buy. This is also because, even though previous reviews have stated the AI is poor (?) the enemy takes cover, they work as a team and will try and work towards where you've tried to hide yourself. "....you have no compass" yeh because every soldier I have ever seen walks around with one strapped to their face! This game is more tactical and about you making the right decisions. As said, never been there but if I was being chased through the hurricane swept streets of a strange city pursued by gunmen I wouldn't have a compass in hand.....more likely toilet paper.
Only criticism is that it is far to short!!! Well worth £10-£20 though.
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)was looking forward to getting this game . but i'm dissapointed . .. the graphics and audio are superb but the single player campaign is far too short . I managed to complete this game in all three difficulty levels in only a couple of days .13 scenes is not enough . especially when you compare it to GTA which has 60 + scenes/ missions to work through and even more when you get online .
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game.,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)I know most of the reviews about this game are not so good, but I like it very much. I like the story, even if a bit confuse.
The realism of the fighting is much better than other games, it's not only shooting, we really get the feeling of a SF operator.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what i expected,
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)I've got number 1 and that's brilliant but this game is a total let Dow sound effects game play story just completely not what I expected wish I didn't buy it but I must say amazon I can't fault p&p spot on
5.0 out of 5 stars good game,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)Very fast delivery and a great price made for one very happy brother on his birthday. Would definately recommend to game lovers
2.0 out of 5 stars Early days, but not very good so far,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)I loved earlier incarnations of these series so was quite excited to only have to spend 9 quid on it for PS3. I'm not very far into it yet but can't say I'm that impressed. The atmosphere is OK, the in-game graphics I think are quite good actually but the non-playable footage I don't think is very realistic.
The game has crashed on me twice - I'm unaware there's any fault with my machine.
The visuals, at least throughout the stages I have seen, are very dark - I had to turn the brightness up to nearly maximum on my TV - again, the TV is not faulty - to be able to see a lot of what's going on and to actually find objectives such as doors to breach etc.
But the worst thing about this game, especially when combined with my last point, is there's no compass or objective indicator you can follow, and this leaves you wandering around aimlessly for long periods. Whilst I'm not a hardened gamer, I believe this is a design fault of the game as I am really struggling to progress and finding it quite tedious trying to find objectives.
I hope my experience of the game improves and I will report back at a later stage, but currently this is the worst FPS of any renown that I have ever played.
2.0 out of 5 stars single player review,
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)considering danger close tried to fill this game with so many diffrent aspects it still fails to be a good game, story is short and switches between two main players who are piecing together an awful plot. Ai is useless on both teams your team struggle's to kill any enermy ai though the whole game and i've seen enermy ai running along side my team ai an neither taking a shot a each other it is was almost laughable. graphics are average i have read some people saying the graphics are stunning but they can only be commenting on the cut scene graphic's as gameplay graphic are basic and not really anything special, the cut scene graphics are unique they almost look like graphics you would expect to see on ps4 but they also look more like actual people just mapped over with graphics and some scene's in the cut scenes look like they are replaced with normal video footage they are only short but are clearly noticeable. e.g. in one scene the camera focus mainly on the main in a room but camera for a split second moves to his hand and turns his wedding ring and it is actual footage of a real hand, and i noticed it alot in cut scene's especially in the end cut scene. gameplay is normal for a FPS but adding driving sequence's ruined the game a bit for me if i wanted to drive cars add buy a driving game not a FPS. yes some FPS games have driving parts like james bond games but they seem to fit in to them games more then the driving does in this game. i wont comment on multiplayer because i haven't played that much but its normal multiplayer ranking up etc etc and for anyone buying the game second hand ea have removed the online pass
overall 2 star
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not a bag game...,
This review is from: Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) (Video Game)It's true that it's a bit too easy and some levels are only five minutes long have you kill one person. Still, it is a good game, graphics look great. The large levels are what make this game for me. The AI good, not great, but good enough to put up a fight on the harder game settings. It may take only 4-5 hours to play but at least give it a try.
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Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3) by Electronic Arts (PlayStation 3)