The first Medal of Honor title since the franchise was rebooted was met by mixed opinions by fans and received an average critic score. Now with Medal of Honor Warfighter, developer Danger Close are hoping to reach the levels of its rival first person shooters such as Call of Duty and Battlefield. Warfighter offers a Tier 1 operative storyline where players take control of soldiers from different factions from around the world including the US Navy SEALs, the SAS and the FSK. However, has Medal of Honor Warfighter stepped up its game or will this be another title to forget?
Let’s find out and kick off the HOTs and NOTs.
Similar to the first Medal of Honor, Warfighter will once again bring you to a storyline where you take the role of the US Army soldiers who will battle their way through a terrorist plot all over the world. The characters from the first game will make a return and aside from having a militaristic storyline with the traditional take down the terrorist and save the hostages plotline we’ve already seen in other FPS games, fans can expect to see the emotional side of the game’s characters as they struggle to prioritize their personal lives and the job to protect the country. As always, expect most of the scenes to be presented in a cinematic style where explosions and action are common. Compared to the blockbuster hit Call of Duty, Medal of Honor has more depth to the storyline that will make gamers care for the characters.
Variety of Ways to Play
In addition to simply just shooting enemies, Medal of Honor Warfighter will give you a variety of ways to kill your enemy. As always, there will be a sniping section where you position from one building to shoot the enemy down to the next, control a small robot to go through small spaces to shoot an enemy down, a section in the story where you will do car chases and a lot more. While these gameplay types are already common, it’s good to see that Danger Close fleshed out the gameplay, rather than having the game being a straight-up shooter.
One of the additions that Danger Close implemented in Warfighter is a breach-weapon upgrade. At every time you breach a door, you will have the opportunity to pick what type of actions you will do. At the start, you will only settle with the kicking the door and going through a slow-motion segment where you can score headshots. For every four headshots you make during a breach section, you will unlock a new way to breach a door like using a crowbar instead of kicking the door.
New Additions to Multiplayer Mode
The addictive multiplayer that the first game had will be making a return in Warfighter, though it will be much more in depth, giving you the freedom to do a lot of things and it’s much better. One of the additions you will see straight off the bat is the ten different nations to choose from. This time in Warfighter, you can have a set of soldiers in your team that is from the ten different countries like the United States, Sweden, Korea, or the United Kingdom. For the team of soldiers you assemble, each of them will have their own specialization and you can customize them to choose what country you want them to be in. As always, the country or class you pick will have stat differences so it’s best to think carefully and find out which one best suits for you – though at the beginning, you only start with one choice but will later expand as you progress through the leveling system of the multiplayer portion.
Customizing guns will be a lot more in-depth in Warfighter as it will now allow you to change the optics, barrel assembly, the muzzle, magazine style, and its paint job. Just like with all other games, the variety of upgrades you get to pick will be limited. Certain things will get unlocked as you gain experience in the game. The amount of weapons that you can use is decent and depending on the character class you will be using, you can be sure to spend a lot of time figuring out which part works best as you never know what will await you in the battlefield.
As for the modes that you can get to play, the fan favorite modes on the first Medal of Honor will be making a return. If you love modes like Sector Control, Hot Spot or simply the traditional death match, you will be pleased to see them here again. There is now a play list that you pick where it will make two modes continuously switch at random. To make the game more innovative, Warfighter adapted the Battlelog from the Battlefield 3 where you can manage your invites, the VoIP channel, and party. The additions of the battlelog will benefit those gamers who are active at playing the online mode.Medal of Honor Warfighter Review,