We didn’t get to see as much of Medal of Honor: Warfighter at this past E3 as we would’ve liked, because EA forgot our invitation, but we don’t feel too terribly bad
about it anymore. The guys who created Medal of Honor, which made this whole pop-action military fighting genre popular, went on to do Call of Duty, but then came back to do, uh, something. Meanwhile, the Medal of Honor team has struggled to bring a winner to the fold while Call of Duty continues to win the hearts and minds of gamers. Well, we have a big heart for the underdog (as ironic as that sounds), and we’ve included the new multiplayer trailer for the game’s Fire Team mode and a new Vietnamese setting.
It looks sharp, but not drastically different than anything we’ve seen before. At any rate, we need a little competition in this field. The game is powered by DICE’s FrostBite 2.0 engine, which also powered last year’s Battlefield 3 as well as EA’s latest Need For Speed: The Run. Honestly, I’d prefer we bring back mechs and giant spaceships and crazy stuff, but I don’t think anyone remembers Battlefield 2142, and I have the fatiguiest Halo fatigue that ever fatigued.
Also, the game sports, at launch, a Limited Edition branding despite the fact that all of their first shipments of all of their major console releases sport it. Well, whatever. It’s EA.