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Medal Of Honor Isn't Just A Clone Of Bad Company 2

Granted, there are a lot of similarities between first-person shooters. But despite comparisons between games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and the upcoming Medal of Honor, you shouldn't be thinking about the word "clone."

See, DICE developed Bad Company 2 and they're also working on the multiplayer component of Medal of Honor - part of EA's approach to dedicate one entire team to the single-player and multiplayer respectively - so some think it'll play just like BC2 online. But according to what Medal of Honor producer Gordon Van Dyke told That VideoGame Blog, this really won't be the case.

"No. Absolutely not...people shouldn’t expect a clone of Bad Company 2 for Medal of Honor’s multiplayer."

Technically developed by EALA, DICE has a major part in creating the game so some FPS fans are a little leery about picking up two DICE FPSs within a 6-month span. But Van Dyke says this doesn't make any sense.

"It’s just like if you went and saw one action movie and then another one came out that year, you’re not gonna say, ‘Oh, I’m not going to go see that one.’ If it was the same director, maybe you’d want to go see that other one even more."

To emphasize this point, EALA boss Sean Decker has already said there's "enough separation" between the single-player campaigns in MoH and BC2; "both in time and in tone," so when MoH arrives, you shouldn't be saying to yourself, "eh, I already played Bad Company 2." Really, you'd likely be missing out...

Related Game(s): Medal of Honor

4/2/2010 10:43:09 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

Danny007
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:59:24 AM
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Day one buy for me, I've been anticipating a new Medal Of Honor for a while now.

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I_defenestrate
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:03:53 AM
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The video I saw of MoH looked amazing. It's rare that I get so hyped after one trailer but this one has done it. I'm also considering a first day purchase. It's been too long since I was giddy with a new MoH release.

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ValdiPS3
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:21:26 AM
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be a clone or not is not the main point in my opinion, I think the most important again is to incorporate the spirit which had earlier in the series, medal was lost in my opinion, was a unique game that fell on repetition so common all fps.

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Mavfan321
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:24:15 AM
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I wish there was a "show your papers" mission. There won't be of course but when I was a young buck I loved those sections in MOH.

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FullmetalX10
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:30:44 AM
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Meh, to me (a non-fps fan) most of them look the same, BC2 looked better than MW2, mostly since that game runs in 576p... I haven't yet looked at any medol of honor trailers or screenshots(cept for the one in the pic.)

Now what I did see today, were some red dead redemption clips(featurettes) which were amazing, it's like, such a huge world and it looks really good, even though the clips were taken from the xbox game, so I hope the PS3 counterpart will look at least as good, hopefully better, but we know how it works with multiplats (even though developers are slowly changing).

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maxpontiac
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 12:00:22 PM
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This is the game I am waiting for when it comes to online shooters.

Not really feeling BFBC2, and I am nearly done with MAG.

I also hope I am treated with a singleplayer campaign that blows my mind too!

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Rings0fUranus
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 12:11:36 PM
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if it WAS a clone of BFBC2 online, that wouldnt be such a bad thing...

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 8:52:08 PM

I beg to differ.

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Oxvial
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 12:19:10 PM
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Don't worry FPS fanboys wants all their FPS games to be the same thing.

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Qubex
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 1:05:52 PM

I love'em, FPS's...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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maxpontiac
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 1:26:13 PM

I like my FPS, and no, I don't want them all the same.

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BikerSaint
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:25:15 PM

Oxvail,
Yeah right....
as if you posses the "True Mighty All-Seeing EYE" who knows what everybody likes.

"I think NOT"

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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:35:42 PM

I like my FPS to have variety, and they do. Bioshock, BFBC2 and Half life are whole different experiences. You must be mistaking us for FF players.

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kraygen
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 2:22:01 PM
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I don't care one way or the other, fps is fps to me, not a fan.

However his reasoning is skewed. Paying to go see a movie is a lot different than paying for a $60 game. If the game is a clone, you paid $120 to pay the same game twice.

Like I said though, makes no difference to me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 2:39:26 PM
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*Head explodes from FPS overload*

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 3:30:53 PM
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a great game with a good online community (at least on PSN), and I am looking forward to Medal of Honor.

I am a firm believer in the principle that every person has a right to give their own opinion, but I get annoyed that some of you on PSXEXTREME dis on FPS games. Even if an FPS title has yet to be released, you still cast down your brow without caring what you might be missing. Do you carry on like this simply because you consider yourselves RPG, or REAL gamers? If so, then that's a pretty prestigious title you self-employ.

I enjoy RPGs just as much, if not more than, FPS games. So don't insult me with the cockamamie "FPS fanboy" label that you give those who play games like Battlefield and Call of Duty.

This is not meant to be insulting. I wrote this just to inform those of you who dis on FPS games, and those who enjoy them, of how biased and fanboyish you sound. Please don't make the mature PSXEXTREME community look like a bunch of one-sided, bullheaded gamers.

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backatcha00
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 4:41:38 PM

well said

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Hezzron
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 4:52:02 PM

100% agree.....besides you'd think the JRPGites here would be a little more polite respecting other genres. It's so much easier to ridicule and put down JRPGs. The games almost do it themselves.

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Alienange
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 5:11:42 PM

@ The_R0gue_Ninja - Don't let it bother you dude. The people you are referring to just haven't broadened their gaming minds. I'm sure they'll come around.

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BikerSaint
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:32:45 PM

@The_R0gue_Ninja,
"clap, Clap, Clap, Clap! I applaud you!!!

It's getting f*cking tiresome to keep reading how some so-called gamers(and I'm using that word loosely now) here are constantly ragging on FPS, or(insert your own game genre hate here).

And you know what???
(FYI, I'm only using this sentence below only as an example, & not trying to single RPG's out)....

I DON'T like RPG's & don't play them, but I still got FF8, FF Tactics, FF10, FF10-2, FF11, & FF12 just to sample every single one of them in the hopes to maybe find some small way to enjoy getting into them.

And, even though RPG's just aren't for me, NEVER have I EVER ragged on the RPG genre, and I've NEVER EVER also disrespected the RPG players by doing so.
So why so much hatre towards FPS's, or(insert other genre hate here)???????????

If you don't want to play any more FPS, or(insert genre hate here), then "DUHHH, JUST DON'T BUY, OR PLAY, ANY OF THEM"!!!!

And BTW, you hater's "dare" to call yourself real gamers??????
WELL, GUESS WHAT?...."NOOOO, YOU AREN'T"!!!!

A real gamer knows better than to spend time ragging on a game genre just because the more games of any type available to them, then better overall it also is for the whole gaming nation.

So, stop being so f*cking childish, grow up, get off your rag, & go play that(insert genre you idolize so much here) game, instead of constantly wasting so much of your own precious game time ragging on other gamers, and whatever(insert your usual genre hating here)game you don't like!!!!

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:05:11 PM

It sounds like you've been letting your angst build up for a long time, BikerSaint. I'm glad you got it out of your system. :) Lol

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spiderboi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 3:26:53 AM

+1. People are only to be branded fanboys if they just throw out baseless claims, none of w/c was in what you said :)

You sir, are not a fanboy

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Imagi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 5:03:22 AM

Well said, any time I see an article relating to an FPS game I know there will be some numpty beating on it.

I love my FPS games, they can tell just as good and sometimes better story than any rpg when done right and can be a whole lot more immversive, you are the in the characters point of view after all, you are the character.

There is allot of chaff out there but that is the same for most genres, just read the reviews on PSX and avoid the crap. FPS games only form part of my games library as I like most genres of games, allot of people here are missing out on some great games.

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Godslim
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 4:13:38 PM
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i thought it looked more like mw than bad company but with dice making the mp it should be great....and its about time the medal of honour series had a good comeback

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:26:26 AM

@The_R0gue_Ninja,

LOL, no built up angst here, just speaking my mind as I've always done the last 5 decades.
And I'm not planning to retire my voice or my soapbox in the next 4 to 6 decades either. LMAO

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LightShow
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 4:14:28 PM
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ive been pretty busy with BC2, and money doesnt grow on trees. prob skip this one.

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Alienange
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 5:13:03 PM
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BC? MoH should be praying that it's similar to MW. Who the hell wants to imitate second place?

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johnld
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 5:42:09 PM

it may be second place for you but to some people Bad company 2 is way better than MW2. MW2 didnt hook me in like the first game and i like bad company 2 better than MW2. It feels to me that MW2 is a dumbed down FPS, if that makes any sense. I prefer MAG and Bad company 2 anyday. i completely gave up on MW2 but i dont sell my games so its still on my shelf.

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Naztycuts
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 6:23:14 PM

I have to agree with Alienange here, I think if BC2 had killstreaks it would be more appealing to the MW2 crowd, I'm hoping Medal of Honor might too I saw a predator missile in the gameplay video, but that was single player FA SHO

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Alienange
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 8:55:56 PM

@ johnld - BC2 is second place to MW2 by about 6 million in sales so I'm certainly not alone. When it comes to MoH, I'm sure they'd love to reboot their series into the kind of stratosphere that CoD did with MW. Nobody shoots for the stars hoping to land in the trees.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 8:57:37 PM

I agree, Alienange. I was excited about MoH until I heard that DICE is doing the online portion now that excitement is gone. I'll stick with MAG and MW2.

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Imagi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 5:07:11 AM

Since when do sales figures have anything to do with the overall quality of the game?

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Imagi
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 5:44:27 PM
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I really hope that the MOH brand shake things up for us gamers! This really could be something new :)

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rogers71
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 9:49:52 PM
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For all I care, they can have a bunch of kids in a treehouse develop the MP side of the game. I want the SP to be character driven with good story immersion. If I want to play a game that has no story and just wants me to go through pulling the trigger, I will play MW2.

Here is hoping they can do the SP the right way. (fingers crossed)

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___________
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:26:11 AM
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ive never really been a fan of MOH simply because well the military scene had been milked too much back in the PS2 days and there STILL doing it now 5+ years later?
can someone show me the law saying every shooter has to be military based?
come on guys, for christs sake just because MW came out and opened the flood gates does not mean yous have to follow suit.
thats what i hate about this industry there is no originality, everythings follow the sheep!
nintendo released motion controllers, so sony and M$ have to follow suit.
M$ added achievements to their games, so sony had to follow suit.
thats it, its confirmed game developer and publisher are run by sheep!
i always thought it, but you did not have to prove it to me!

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