Early Medal Of Honor Preview Says It's "Slick And Smooth"
If there's one franchise in desperate need of rejuvenation, it's EA's Medal of Honor series. But everything we've heard really is pointing towards a return to quality, as the new iteration this year will be set in modern-day Afghanistan, with one entire team dedicated to the single-player campaign and another team dedicated to the multiplayer element.
But it gets better. According to CVG citing a recent preview in GameMasters magazine, this new installment is "slick and smooth" and the Elite Ops levels akin to those found in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be enhanced by the edition of "huge-scale Sledgehammer campaigns." The latter is apparently more similar to EA's Battlefield franchise, which may set Medal of Honor apart from the reigning Call of Duty. Executive producer for the ambitious new MoH, Greg Goodrich, says you might "surprised by how some of the enemies respond to you, both in terms of tactics and the weapons they use." Co-developed by EALA and DICE (who of course is responsible for Battlefield: Bad Company), Medal of Honor is a major project and one that is getting a lot of internal attention. The key may be a definite separation from CoD, although that may not be necessary, considering Treyarch's plan to produce a new Call of Duty set in Vietnam (or so the rumor goes). Furthermore, Infinity Ward has already said they're not going to do a third Modern Warfare. But even so, MW2 will reign supreme online for a while and to get people to buy another military shooter, you'll have to be something special.
And that's exactly what EA expects MoH to be: something pretty darn special. We have confidence in the designers, certainly, but we'll have to see some in-game footage before we make any predictions.
1/12/2010 10:31:59 AM Ben Dutka