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Medal of Honor Warfighter Beta [My Review]

NOTE: This is an OPINION REVIEW!!!! This is is NO WAY a full review of the game. Next week we will receive the sequel to 2010s reboot of Medal of Honor. Back in that year it gave us a shot, but emotionally engaging campaign and a decent yet unpolished multiplayer. The developers at Danger Close released a Beta for the multiplayer last Friday, but, with only a week left until release; this may serve as a demo build of the MP. Ok, lets get some things clear here. I see a lot of nit picky, comparison crazed children who do not enjoy games for the sake of enjoying games. This game is being tossed around with CoD comparisons like yesterdays trash. Heck, I even read a complaint that the aiming is too much like CoD... Seriously? Is this what we are becoming? But enough about The Flood... Once you dive into the game you are treated with a nice orchestral score piece that is common with any Medal of Honor game. Once you hit that start button you see a pretty intricate menu design that gives you a more PC feel than a console game. Instead of putting two factions at war with eachother. You are able to choose what special unit you wish to represent. A couple off of the top of my head are US Navy Seals, and British SAS. Each of them have their own reload animations, etc for their training in the real world. It is a pretty cool design choice that gives a variety and sense of national pride to the player. Also if when ever you choose a class for playing; you will have options for what nationality you want. Provided that you have unlocked them. The class system also returns but with a bit more unique responsibility for each class. For examply: the demolition has the option to pull down a face mask and pretty much wheres an EOD suit that gives him bullet resistance; to counter that the Pointman has special ammo that packs a punch hard enough to kill him faster. each role has their own effective stats. The Pointman feels more lightweight and fleet of foot where the Assaulter class feels more heavy and deals out more damage. That is a feature that I really like in a game--because it makes each class feel different from another for each situation that you encounter. With each class comes their own style of weapons and mods. There is a pretty good variety of guns that can be modded to fit your play style and make it more of your own. Each mod that you make to this gun will effect its stats. And no; there is no damage meter for you to increase and decrease. It mostly effects your effective range and mobility. Thus making you feel more heavy or lighter, or even more accurate and deadly. Warfighter is not made to be a typical run and gun game. You are a human and the game knows it. Thus your body will not be able to take as much damage as in games like Battlefield or even CoD. Running blatantly out in the open invites another player to place a bullet in your skull with ease. It is meant for more tactical and team based warfare than a lonewolf experience. Heck, if you have a friend that you are effective with in other games. Then you will see that shine in this game! For you are paired with one other squad member that you can resupply and head, or be a mobile spawn point for--provided that you are not in combat at that time. Because you cannot spawn in the middle of a firefight with him and turn the tide of his death. There are instances when I was spawn killed for a total BS reason. And it will happen, it happens in all FPS games these days; and if you feel the need to complain--GET OVER IT!!! It is true that this game has its problems. For instance the pistols feel a bit under powered when ever you have to use them, and the shotgun for the pointman suffers from that as well. It takes me about three to four shots with a shotgun to kill and that is waaaaaay off beat for a weapon like this. Also when ever the game gets too busy, the reload animations will not play at all. It is like ammo magically grows in your gun. As if a War God planted gunpowder seeds in your mag... Also the Apache pilot killstreak is way OP in terms of weapon usage and time. When ever a player had his bowl of lucky charms and spawned this beast. You will be decimated until its time is up! There needs to be a weapon cool down, shorter time, and a rate of fire decrease. With only one map and one gametype for this Beta/Demo MoH Warfighter may become boring and old once you have played through it for a number of times; and if you do not have a good team or playing alone you may become frustrated and bored again. But that is probably because you do not have that variety that the full game offers. Warfighter runs off of the same engine that DICE made for Battlefield 3. The Frostbite 2 engine makes Warfighter look loads better than its older brother; in fact it looks better than Battlefield 3 did on the consoles! There is less grainy textures and a bit better lighting and smoke effects. But this is NOT a full demo of what the game will look like on a console... Obviously the PC will be a superior choice in terms of everything. but. what this game did on the 360 is very good and shows in terms of visuals that DICE was probably lazy with their BF3 console port. The frame rate ran at a very smooth pace and I did not see much chopping or screen tearing. There are some low res pop ins, but hey this is a Console game. If you are one of those people who complain and complain that "game x is so similar to game y," fine--go play what you think is better. We will be fine without you. I see lots of people bashing this game with their "top soil" ideas of what it is. They tend to never dive deep into what makes this game tick. Because it is ticking good for me. I am not going to issue a number for this, or any game that I review. I will just tell you this and that and what you should do... Look for my full review as well as Dishonored review in the coming weeks.
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  • All my care cups \_/
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  • one problem.... The -blam!- text is so -blam!- small!
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  • I downloaded it and tried a couple matches. I was disconnected from the first and the second was just bad. The gameplay is pretty sub par. The hit detection is awful, the controls are wonky, spawns are pretty godawful, and I suppose this is just in the beta, but there is a real lack of customization. I'm interested in the SP, but I'll pass entirely on the MP.
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  • Short version: Beta is bad and the people who made it should feel bad.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Hi GunKoMa Not liking what I'm seeing so far, especially the sniping (too many hit markers).[/quote]Hit markers are just common in all FPS games these days. You cannot really dismiss a game based off of the amount of hit markers that it uses. That is just communicating to the player that you hit something...
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  • The game felt cluttered. Played about 5 games and It is just another generic shooter.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ajw34307 Downloaded it today. I've [i]never[/i] like Medal of Honour before, but I found this one a bit more bearable. The gunplay way pretty good, but the menu systems are so confusing, I have no idea what I'm pressing 99% of the time, and the text is so bloody small. Took me about 5 minutes to understand the respawn system, I was continually being redirected around the map and spawned in enemy territory when I chose to 'fall back'. That said, the gameplay itself is pretty fluent and I started doing pretty well when I got the hang of it.[/quote]Indeed the gunplay feels more fluid and less choppy than BF3 did on the consoles.
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  • Downloaded it today. I've [i]never[/i] like Medal of Honour before, but I found this one a bit more bearable. The gunplay way pretty good, but the menu systems are so confusing, I have no idea what I'm pressing 99% of the time, and the text is so bloody small. Took me about 5 minutes to understand the respawn system, I was continually being redirected around the map and spawned in enemy territory when I chose to 'fall back'. That said, the gameplay itself is pretty fluent and I started doing pretty well when I got the hang of it.
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  • Not liking what I'm seeing so far, especially the sniping (too many hit markers).
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Cortland_Brewer The thing that disappointed me the most was the fact that it is [i]nothing[/i] like the last one. Medal of Honor (2010) was worlds better.[/quote]How so?
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  • Finally....
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  • The thing that disappointed me the most was the fact that it is [i]nothing[/i] like the last one. Medal of Honor (2010) was worlds better.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather Christ. This is why I stopped forum raging a long time ago. If I misunderstood your original message, which other members did as well, my apologies. Maybe I should go work on my reading comprehension. Good day.[/quote] Christ, okay, I'm sorry, we're all sorry, everything is good. Agree to disagree, whatever. Gonna go erase the Great Wall of China.
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  • Christ. This is why I stopped forum raging a long time ago. If I misunderstood your original message, which other members did as well, my apologies. Maybe I should go work on my reading comprehension. Good day. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:20 PM PDT]
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  • Erased. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:19 PM PDT]
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  • Erased. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:19 PM PDT]
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  • Sorry Brute, didn't mean to derail your thread with this foolishness, I honestly think this kid is a great troll or just got done with a paint huffing session.
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  • Calm down and take your petty squabble to the PM's! PLEASE!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather [/quote] Calm down deary.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] snake eater1234 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] snake eater1234 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather Again, you said it was so easy to tell who had or had not played the game, when I had in fact played the demo. Either way not getting into an argument in a thread about a crappy beta.[/quote] Again, what is reading comprehension? [/quote] Are you high, man? What in Gods name are you going on about? Someone smarter then me please explain what this dude is getting at. You edited it already, but I saw the whole "change your account" comment as well, weirdo. [/quote] It obviously doesn't take a whole lot to be smarter than you. "sorry if my opinion differs from yours, asshat." To which I responded with something that was in my original quote, where I said: "It's cool to hate that game, that's your opinion and I respect that." Would you like to try this again, you -blam!- idiot? Also ignore that account thing, I thought you were someone else for a second.[/quote] I like turtles. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:22 PM PDT]
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  • Erased. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:20 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] snake eater1234 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather Again, you said it was so easy to tell who had or had not played the game, when I had in fact played the demo. Either way not getting into an argument in a thread about a crappy beta.[/quote] Again, what is reading comprehension? [/quote] Are you high, man? What in Gods name are you going on about? Someone smarter then me please explain what this dude is getting at. You edited it already, but I saw the whole "change your account" comment as well, weirdo. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:07 PM PDT]
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  • Erased. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:20 PM PDT]
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  • Again, you said it was so easy to tell who had or had not played the game, when I had in fact played the demo. Either way not getting into an argument in a thread about a crappy beta.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] snake eater1234 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AMW Godfather The game is absolute garbage, you keep flooding the market with these mediocore, watered down COD clones and eventually this is what you get. The entire war shooter needs to be overhauled, I am so tired of these turds trying to be the next big thing.[/quote] >watered down CoD clones I actually lol'd. It's funny how you can tell who has and has not played or even seen anything on the game. It's one thing to hate on it, that's your opinion and I'm cool with that, but to just be stupid is a whole other game entirely.[/quote] [url=http://battlelog.battlefield.com/mohw/soldier/Viper%20Invisus/stats/172491272/xbox/]I have played the game[/url] and I mostly agree with AMW. Although the game certainly doesn't aim to be the next big thing, it's just filler game by EA to compete with Call Of Duty's yearly releases, because Battlefield isn't a yearly release. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:01 PM PDT]
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  • Erased. [Edited on 10.08.2012 1:20 PM PDT]
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