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Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted?

NeoGAF has an image of a drop card said to be found in Battlefield 3, as some early copies of the game have apparently found their way into eager hands, something confirmed by this seemingly endless unboxing video for the Limited Edition. The card has a logo saying MOH 1 and a pointer to the Medal of Honor Website, suggesting its a tease for a new installment in the Medal of Honor series of first-person shooters. Interestingly, this teaser only has logos for the PS3 and the PlayStation Network. Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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26. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 24, 2011, 22:08 shihonage
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 20:51:
I can't argue with an opinion but few agree with you, as both critics and users alike have panned the singleplayer campaign. To suggest that it did "everything right" is an insult to the entire genre, which has put forward much more compelling and competent experiences. MoH pretty much copy&pasted the COD design philosophy, yet managed to make it even more linear and restrictive. The gameplay mechanics were far to exposed and destroyed any semblance of immersion. There was nothing original, distinctive or memorable about it. It didn't contribute morally, politically, technically, artistically, emotionally or atmospherically to the genre. It was bland.

At least games like the STALKER series do some original and have feel to them, despite the myriad technical issues they launched with. At least Metro 2033 accepted it was linear but innovated both technically and with gameplay. At least COD accepts what it is but embraces it, being the gaming equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie - over-the-top action and ever more spectacular set-pieces.

MoH was just a money grab by EA, assigned to an incompetent gaming studio. If you want to compete with the likes of COD then you have to do something different, like BF3 does, or do something better.

Critics, yes. Users? Not so sure. Despite mediocre reviews, the game was selling quite well.

It's funny that you take this offended position for "the entire genre", when the genre was actually started by Medal Of Honor series, and far as I can tell, the only game that came close to doing something "different" thus far, was Modern Warfare 1. It actually elicited emotion in me. The follow-ups did not.

You speak of exposed gameplay mechanics while MW2 and Black Ops are guilty of far worse, which I said in the part of my post you conveniently omitted. MoH actually had markers that only showed up contextually, as opposed to being blatantly "on" all the time.

In MoH SP you can actually move a little bit around, as opposed to being pushed forward in an invisible corridor.

And as for what the genre's ultimate manifestation is... you believe it is "summer blockbusters". You know what? I am so fucking tired of summer blockbusters. And I am even more tired of never-ending bombastic, meaningless games that imitate them.

Pacing matters. MoH had it. It had a few moments of genuine tension. MW2 and Black Ops, on the other hand, were clown college.
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