Medal of Honor: Warfighter
"We Should Have Done Better" With Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Says EA Exec
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A top-ranking EA executive has admitted that Medal of Honor: Warfighter should have been better, saying that the title lacked quality leadership.

Warfighter hit in October last year, to generally poor reviews and a lackluster commercial reception. Our review called it “average in almost every department” and gave it 55.

Rich Hilleman, EA’s Chief Creative Director, said that the issue with Warfighter was not related to the over-saturated FPS genre, or its similarities to Call of Duty. Instead it was to do with execution.

"We don't think its a genre problem," said Hilleman. "It was an execution problem. We don't think Medal of Honor's performance speaks to any particular bias in that space against modern settings, World War II, or any of that. It's much more that we had some things we should've done better."

Hilleman elaborated by suggesting that Warfighter developer Danger Close needs to strengthen its team.

"I think a key part of this is having the right amount of high-quality production talent," he said. "And we didn't have the quality of leadership we needed to make [Medal of Honor] great. We just have to get the leadership aligned."

Late last month EA revealed that it has shelved the Medal of Honor series until further notice.

[via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]


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Comment #1 by Chainsaw Chunk
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:35:36 AM
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Yes they should have done better and not released it at all it is an abomination FACT

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Comment #2 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:46:47 AM
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@1 I think you need to learn the difference between your own opinion and fact.

Is it an amazing game? No ofc it isn't. It's not as bad as you are suggesting though - I've seen reviews for and played a LOT worse.

Time to let this bandwagon move along.

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Comment #3 by IIIII Matt IIIII
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:51:56 AM
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Still need to have a go of this,
rent or buy is the question?

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Comment #4 by jamie1000013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:54:13 AM
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I really enjoyed the first Medal of honor although the campaign was short and the multiplayer could have been better. The second one however was really poor, the single player was still decent but didn't grip you as much as the first one did. The multiplayer however was just plain awful with the god awful layout and the crappy buddy system which could have worked well but didn't.

The first one showed such potential I don't know where they messed up same with Kane and Lynch 2.

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Comment #5 by GeneralGranko
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:55:13 AM
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Do not buy. Do not rent. Unless you are ultimate completionist, then there is no reason to get this game. But if you really must - rent.

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Comment #6 by pined5551
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:59:45 AM
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You should just shut the fuck up and make a decent game. People will buy it if it's good. Put the product first in terms of priority and the profits will tkae care of themselves. You would know this, EA, if you weren't a bunch of fucking retards!

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Comment #7 by TacticalTodger
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:00:47 AM
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@3 Depends if you can find it for £10 if so buy it, it's not as bad as everybody says it is Online wise it's pretty good, Single player wise no it's crap. Plus if you rent you'll need an online pass.

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Comment #8 by Chainsaw Chunk
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:10:43 AM
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@2 so you have read a review and believe you have played worse, well buy it and then express YOUR opinion I played it day 1 it required a patch to fix its broken ass and was horrible. Fact is everybody hated this game everybody EA have binned the franchise. Opinions are like A$$holes

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Comment #9 by TotalBlank
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:10:57 AM
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The game is absolutely horrid. Now they are playing the blame game because they aren't cashing in like they usually do.

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Comment #10 by Steakslave
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:11:12 AM
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Funny how there was just an article of how demos can possibly hurt game sales. This game is a good example of that possibility. This first game's MP was passable, but this one was just awful from what the demo showed.

Maybe if developers & publishers know ahead of time that they have a turd on their hands they should at least give the game easy achievements to drive sales to a small degree. Hell, I've played my fair share of stinkers to see that nice 1000G in the end, but this game will never be one of them...

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Comment #11 by DeadlySinz86
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:30:40 AM
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Its sad to see 1 of the first WW1@2 FPS giants fall. But I think it's a franchise that deserves another shot, but it needs to be done correctly. I think they should stay away from the Modern FPS area, CoD and BF have that pretty well covered and any other franchise don't really stand much of a chance. What they need to do is stick at what they were good at, maybe go back to WW1&2 or even Vietnam. Hell ... why not an American Civil War FPS? That could be pretty sick and to my knowledge, it's never be done in an FPS>

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Comment #12 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:31:27 AM
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Maybe they shouldn't of tried to make another generic spunkgargledweewee game then. There's where they went wrong :/
Never mind giving it the title 'war fighter' ... it's just so lazy...

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Comment #13 by Timmsy
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:48:24 AM
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first one got 65% and second one got 55% bit of a no brainer of a big franchise reboot like MOH

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Comment #14 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:48:55 AM
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@4... the first only had split screen multiplayer.. I'll take it you mean the other one on the 360...

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Comment #15 by General Boredom
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 07:51:36 AM
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"Rich Hilleman, EA’s Chief Creative Director, said that the issue with Warfighter was not related to the over-saturated FPS genre, or its similarities to Call of Duty. Instead it was to do with execution."

No, that's EXACTLY what the problem was. MoH:Warfighter, was an unoriginal, uninispired, "me too" modern military FPS that didn't bring anything unique to the table.

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Comment #16 by NHS KEMISH
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:06:18 AM
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I really dont think its that bad I 1000G the game and it is good, it remembered me to COD MW 1 with the flag mode. So I think it wasnt that bad

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Comment #17 by Opiate42
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:09:12 AM
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Should have done better....

No shit.

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Comment #18 by The Duke of Darkness
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:10:36 AM
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@8 #2 has played it hence how they know they've played worse.

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Comment #19 by Jester 343i
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:15:10 AM
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Never played this online, but have to admit did enjoy playing through the campaign.

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Comment #20 by cheevo360
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:28:22 AM
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Just bring back Medal of Honor as World War again please. This is what Medal of Honor about. Danger Close is one of worst publishers that EA should admit since both Medal of Honor series for modern war were awful.

Medal of Honor need sticks World War since original series. :)

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Comment #21 by Pr0ph3cy
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:46:16 AM
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thank god I didn't buy the second one

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Comment #22 by Nitewalkar
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 08:54:31 AM
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They brought this game back and made a sequel as a way to get people to pay for access to battlefield betas

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Comment #23 by plum
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:08:13 AM
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The campaign was one of the best I have played in a long time. Also online is great very fun with 4 friend squads. Really don't get why there's so much hate it's a far better game than the previous game try it before you make a comment.

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Comment #24 by mr1861
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:22:13 AM
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Strike Three! You are out!

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Comment #25 by eragon3443
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:07:20 AM
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I enjoyed both Medal of Honors, and have put more hours into both more than I have of any other shooter, except CoD4. Warfighter was amazing, and I don't know why so many people hated it!

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Comment #26 by fdmbayman
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:15:43 AM
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@11 Not bad suggestions however there was a civil war game made but it was lackluster. So it still could have potential.

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Comment #27 by Finn Jake n BMO
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:21:44 AM
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@3 buy it. its ok game but you need an online pass which is $10 (if you plan on getting all achievements?) you should be able to find it new for $20 and that will give you all time you need to finish it.

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Comment #28 by strawberry
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:22:48 AM
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they should stop making generic games.

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Comment #29 by hotdogenigma
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:28:42 AM
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It's hilarious this game tanked in similar fashion to it's immediate predecessor, you'd think they would have learned. Anyways, my opinion is oversaturation in the FPS genre and EA wanting a bigger piece of the pie.

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Comment #30 by Rastaman20
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:32:19 AM
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at least EA has come forward and said hey we dropped the ball, but honestly with a franchise like MoH, why the fuck wouldent you have the best you could get if your wanting to make money off it?

that just shows they just want to sit back and not want to put any money on making a quality game and yet still want you to go out and pay full price for a crappy game

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Comment #31 by Optomistic
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 11:00:09 AM
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I'm disappointed that this wasn't it good as it could of been, I really wanted MoH to make a comeback. Like #2, Hating on EA has become sooo lame. Everyone does it cos it's cool, but thats cos they are one of the biggest guys around.

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Comment #32 by Sanchezz4387
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 11:38:25 AM
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hindsight ey

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Comment #33 by CASCADEYOUTH
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 03:27:59 PM
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I thought multiplayer was pretty decent despite the clunky weapon customization menu and spawn menu

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Comment #34 by ash356
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 06:35:34 PM
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Meh, give me a HD re-release of MOH:Frontline and 'maybe' I'll forgive you :)

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Comment #35 by DEFCON 1
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:03:39 PM
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they should of not made it instead.

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Comment #36 by Raging Bullgod
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:43:07 PM
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What Medal of Honor should have been was an SP focused game. Like the others before it. Leave the MP to Battlefield. You can not compete with BF or COD. THQ tried with Homefront.

But now every game has to be a AAA hit or it gets shelved. There is no room for mid range games.

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Comment #37 by fresh fish 101
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 02:02:09 PM
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and they wonder why i dont buy these crappy titles thaty make... cuz these are the types of stories that come out 6 months later about them.

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Comment #38 by CxHxUxD
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 02:37:03 PM
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"...was not related to the over-saturated FPS genre, or its similarities to Call of Duty..." too many FPS games out there too hard to create the perfect game these days! The only good reviews it got were from its vets who were actually over in the middle east serving our country. I'm glad I snagged this game for 25$ on black Friday. Get me my 1000Gs in there regardless!

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Comment #39 by Lieutenant Horatio Caine
Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 05:14:17 PM
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Wait, whats wrong with the name. I actually loved it. lol :D

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Comment #40 by Lieutenant Horatio Caine
Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 05:15:40 PM
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Game*** ;)

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