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Wednesday, 13 October 2010 08:52

MOH reviews not all positive

Written by David Stellmack
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Scores not as good as EA might have hoped
The reviews for the new Medal of Honor have been rolling in from across the Internet, and the scores are painting a confusing picture for the just-released title. Despite strong early buzz, the scores from a number of reviews are not as good as Electronic Arts might have hoped.

Reviews have used phrases to describe the game as “not-so-special operations,” “passable,” “technically competent,” and perhaps the harshest words, calling the game “one of the biggest disappointments of 2010.” Ouch. What is surprising is that the scores are all over the place, ranging from as low as 6 to as high as 9. Currently, the game has a metascore of 75 on Metacritic with 27 reviews in.

It seems that much of the complaints about the game center on the campaign mode and the fact that it isn’t as good as the multiplayer mode. Of course, many reviews also call attention to the fact that the campaign mode and the multiplayer mode feel like two different games, which they are. As we told you previously, the campaign mode was done by EA’s Danger Close studio using the Unreal engine; while the multiplayer mode is handled by DICE using their own Frostbite engine, which is the same engine that powered Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Of course, a number of reviews point out flaws in the game itself in both modes, as well as negative comments about the short length of the campaign mode that most reviews indicate will only take you 6 to 8 hours to complete. In addition, some reviews suggest that the campaign mode storyline just isn’t that compelling.

In the end, it seems that the reviews and opinions of this title are all over the map, and that could have a negative effect on sales. Despite a highest ever pre-order rate in the history of a Medal of Honor title, the controversy surrounding the release of this title just might not be enough for it to be a serious challenger this time around; but it does seem, however, that EA is trying to get things pointed in the right direction for the future of the franchise. We doubt that MOH is going to have little (if any) impact on Call of Duty: Black Ops and it could struggle to achieve its goal of four million in sales.

EA’s stock took a hit and was down a bit as the reviews started rolling in for MOH.

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