It hasn't even been five years since the advent of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and already we have games with incredibly uninspired gameplay and generic names to go with it. This isn't to say that Warfighter isn't a competent shooter, because it is. If, somehow, you're not entirely burned out on modern-day first-person shooters, then you may want to read further about Warfighter.
If there's one interesting mechanic that Warfighter brings to the table, it’s the Fire Team system. Essentially, in multiplayer games, you're given one other player as part of your Fire Team, with plenty of benefits stemming from sticking together throughout the match. I'm not sure it's a good enough mechanic to warrant Warfighter's existence, but it's definitely something new and appreciated.
The best part about the Fire Team mechanic is that is really works. There's an incredible amount of incentive to stick together, and doing so is crucial to the success of your team.
If your buddy goes down and you avenge him by eliminating his killer, he'll respawn instantly. If you need health or ammo, you can restore both if you're near your Fire Team friend. You can also spawn on top of them when you return from death, but that's nothing new.
Other than that, there isn't too much worthy of note in Medal of Honor: Warfighter. I only got to demo the multiplayer, so the single-player experience is completely unknown to me. All of the usual guns make their appearance, and each class has a unique ability they can utilize on the battlefield. The heavy gunner, for instance, can call down a drop ship that acts as a spawn point for the rest of the team, and as a turret for the heavy gunner. The sniper, on the other hand, can utilize a remote-controlled plane and dive-bomb it into enemy territory.
As I mentioned, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with Warfighter. It strives for a more authentic approach to the genre and seems to stick to that M.O. rather well. The game's visuals are also wonderful on a technical level, though there's not exactly any style or flair to them. If you were already super excited about another Medal of Honor game, then it looks as if this game won't disappoint you. If you want something new and fresh in the genre, look elsewhere.
|6:00 PM on 02.16.2013|
Medal of Honor isn't dead, it's just having a nap
Electronic Arts laid the Medal of Honor series to rest a couple weeks ago. The publisher cited Medal of Honor: Warfighter's the poor critical and commercial showing as the driving force behind the decision to set th...more
|6:30 PM on 01.30.2013|
Medal of Honor 'out of the rotation' following Warfighter
The Medal of Honor series is now "out of rotation," Electronic Arts announced today as a part of its third quarter financial call. After Medal of Honor: Warfighter's less than stellar critical and commercial showing, the...more
|1:00 PM on 12.17.2012|
MoH: Warfighter Zero Dark Thirty DLC out on PC
The Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack has been released today on Origin for Medal of Honor: Warfighter ahead of tomorrow's launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This content pack, which contains two maps inspired by real-world loca...more
|8:00 AM on 10.31.2012|
EA: Warfighter is better than reviews say, trust us!
Usually, a negative review for a major videogame is accompanied by all sorts of wailing and caterwauling from angry fans, but in the case of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, most readers expected it. All except Medal of ...more
|11:00 AM on 10.24.2012|
Review: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a funny name. Yes, "Warfighter" is a term with a real-life military application, but that doesn't stop it from sounding incredibly silly. It is gratuitously macho, not to mention rather redundant...more
|7:00 AM on 10.23.2012|
Medal of Honor: Warfighter gets HUGE launch day patch
Day one patches are nothing new, as developers increasingly exploit online connectivity to allow them to finish developing the game after they already pressed it onto a disc. Medal of Honor: Warfighter, however, seems to goin...more
|5:00 PM on 10.12.2012|
Preview: Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer
In about two weeks, Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be released. While we've seen single-player content twice already, it wasn't until recently that we got to try out the game's multiplayer at length. Although the last game h...more
|1:30 PM on 10.04.2012|
A little more on Medal of Honor: Warfighter's campaign
It hasn't been that long since we first got a look at Medal of Honor: Warfighter's single-player campaign. For general details, do be sure to check out that preview. Recently though, we got a chance to spend a few hours with the game including new single-player content. Specifically, two whole campaign missions.more
|7:30 PM on 10.03.2012|
Medal of Honor: Warfighter beta opens this Friday
There's no doubt in my mind that somewhere out there, people are pumped for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, but they sure aren't a vocal bunch, at least not around these parts. There's always the chance that the upcoming beta, w...more
|9:00 PM on 09.14.2012|
Watch nearly eight minutes of Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Earlier today, Abel shared his thoughts on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which seems to be worth keeping an eye on. For action-heavy titles such as this, sometimes, you just need gameplay footage to get a real sense of things....more
|9:00 AM on 05.22.2013|
People actually like the Maverick Hunter reboot concept
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|3:00 AM on 05.22.2013|
Vote on Black Ops 2's new Personalization Packs
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|6:20 PM on 05.21.2013|
Destiny also coming to the Xbox One
Not to be left out of the "Oh we're going to be appearing on the Xbox One as well!" parade is Bungie, as they too revealed that Destiny will be released on Microsoft's next-gen console. So that's Watch Dogs, Thief, Assassin's...more