New Medal Of Honor Will Retain Recognizable Features
EA wants to rejuvenate the seriously ailing Medal of Honor franchise and to do that, we'll need a new setting and new gameplay features. Basically, we need a complete overhaul.
And it's very likely that we'll get just that; we really like how EA is tackling this new project (dedicating one entire team to the single-player campaign and another whole team to the multiplayer is one example). For long-time fans of the franchise, though, this "go in a new direction" philosophy has left them a tad skeptical, and they wonder if this new entry will even be recognizable as "Medal of Honor." Well, despite the drastic changes - and hopefully, improvements - we're anticipating, EA says the game will still boast many of the same elements that will be easily recognizable by the fans. According to what executive producer Greg Goodrich told IncGamers, the team is well aware of the dangers of stripping a series of all familiar features. Said Goodrich:
"Nowadays there are certain things that a first-person shooter player expects, and we want to make sure that we're doing something that they're accustomed to, and what we like and what our fans like. There are also things that the Medal of Honor player expects; things that have been in this franchise since its infancy.
Even though we're moving onto a new war, a new enemy, and a new warrior, there are certain things that will remain, independent of what the timeframe is and who the enemy is."
So what sticks around? Well, the "peek and lean" feature, for one. Goodrich says it has "always been in Medal of Honor" although I don't recall being able to do that in the original title... Well, my memory could be off on this one and anyway, it's good to see that this impending overhaul won't entirely strip the franchise of those elements that we've enjoyed in the past. Personally, this is one series that I sincerely hope can make a triumphant return.
2/19/2010 10:26:33 AM Ben Dutka