EA shelves Medal of Honor franchise after weak sales, reviews

By Matthew · 17 replies
Jan 31, 2013
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  1. Following weak critical and commercial reception, EA has decided to yank the Medal of Honor brand from its shooter rotation. Despite receiving generally mixed reviews among critics and consumers, the franchise's 2010 reboot still managed to sell more than five...

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  2. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    What a load of bull, they tried the same junk activision did by rebooting an established game and made it worse and worse each time. Of course after you trash something enough people will just give up on it.

    We played MOH 10+ years ago all the time and it was great fun! Queue 2010's version I bought it without hesitation and played it for a few hours and never again. The game just was not fun, and that should be the #1 criteria for any game.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Airborne is legendary to this day. I haven't seen that mechanic in any other game since.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  4. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    Game is terrible. Felt like an update BHD.
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Medal of Honor gets a Purple Heart.
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    Bf4 is a great game but it leaves allot to be desired. I mean now that allmost but all the expansions are out we get allot of map variety that I like.

    But I did not like how I had to pay as much as another game for the expansion and some trash dog dags for the premium service. And still we did not get a captain like we had in bf2.

    If only they would make a mad editor/map maker for bf3. I believe console gamers are hodling us down, they make more profit with consoles but the hardware is outdated.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,999   +1,318

    Couldn't have just let it die with the GOOD moh games.
  8. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Yep I played MOH Warfighter for about a week and lost interest fast. So not worth it. Had high hopes for it after passing on the previous one. Nothing but a rip off of BF3 and COD with tons of hackers.
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    90% of my play time goes to first person shooters, but I couldn't get excited about the last two installments of the series. Obviously I'm not sad to see the series go, but at least this means more focus can be put towards future titles.
  10. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    EA should shelve EA - sometimes you really need to start from scratch. Innovation is key which they seem to be lacking.
    Arris and Wendig0 like this.
  11. KidChaos

    KidChaos TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I must be in the minority here. I really like the multiplayer. The main game (which is weak) is not the reason I bought the game. This game is a nice balance of the action and authenticity. I like the customization of the weapons and the different units. To me, it's the game play BF3 should have been on the ground troop level.
  12. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    I thought this game's multiplayer had some promising aspects, too. I was hoping they'd iron out the kinks, get rid of the bugs, make improvements where necessary.

    The graphics were really good.I would have forgiven the rather bland campaign had the developers attempted to ensure that AI movement was at least smooth and consistent so as not to take away from all that sweet DX11 goodness. It was sort of jarring to see AI's "float" from one spot to another, or else spin their heads around 360° like the little girl from "The Exorcist".

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    Maybe I should try it... I like "combat authenticity". I like realism. I don't like it when developers "balance" weapons and take away their real life behaviors and abilities. If you are going to use real weapons that exist in the real world, the game should simulate those as close as possible. If you want to balance and tweak crap so everyone is supposedly on an even playing ground, then make fictional weapons.

    Grrr!!! /rant
  14. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    It was hardly marketed, no matter how good (or bad) a game is, it needs to be marketed well.
  15. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Woah! Are you from the FUTURE!?
  16. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    I know typo. Freaking techspot gives no option to edit.
  17. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Littleczr, you do indeed have the option to edit. You just enter the forum side of the comments and use the edit button.
  18. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Yeah, I didn't know about it in Australia until it was out. It was also released at a cheaper price, which they could have marketed the hell out of.

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