EA upset at the low scores from game reviewers for Medal of Honor Warfighter
EA is lashing out a bit at game reviewers for the poor reception and scores given to Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
The company stated the game does not deserve to get low scores, going as far as saying their internal "mock" reviews rated the game a lot higher leading up to its launch.
While the company still believes the game will sell a lot of copies with the public, very early sales data is showing the opposite being true. Warfighter is currently on track to become the lowest selling game in the series with even EA already saying the launch sold "well below" their expectations.
Analyst Michael Pachter thinks if the sales stay low enough, EA might end up killing off the Medal of Honor series in favor of a possible yearly schedule for the Batlefield series.
In terms of review scores, Warfighter is currently averaging the lowest within the entire Medal of Honor series with an average score of 54 between the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions. EA had hoped the game would have drastically improved from the previous Medal of Honor game, which was a reboot of the series but only averaged a score of 75.
So how much money did EA send to the reviewers?
Hahahahaha, actually the game deserve that score. single player was OK at best but the multiplayer is a glitch haven, poor network optimized broken mess. So ya it does suck.
Instead of trying to copy the predominant Modern Warfare trend, EA could have just had the Medal of Honor team go back to making the WW2 games the series succeeded with originally and it would have been innovative by today's standards.
Anyone who's watched the "Military Shooters in a nutshell" video by TotalBiscuit on YouTube should know why MoH: Warfighter is such a bad game. EA staff should consider watching it. Also, internal reviews are biased as HELL, NOWHERE near what a real review will say. Heavily scripted action sequences are not the way to go, I'm afraid. Even Call of Duty seems to move away from that. Common, EA. Get in the game.
i played the beta and i called it back then it'll suck badly.
EA, guess what? The mock reviews were high because people didn't want to loose their jobs for genuine criticism or they worked on the game and it was all they did for the past 2 years.
News to EA: mock reviews aren't real.
EA focus on one game per genre, focus on one game and make it awesome, BF3 was worth the wait i don't mind waiting 2-3 years again for another one.....
It ain't terrible, but it could have been so much better. There's just nothing that makes it stand out from the crowd, or actually make it interesting. Feels like they just rushed it as a puny excuse to compete with Black Ops II.
I wonder what Steven Spielberg would think if he saw what has become of the franchise he helped create.
EA protip: If you want to make Medal of Honor better, make it something a little more creative than a CoD clone. The first one was alright, a solid game in its own right, but it didn't bring much of anything special to the table. Do the same for another game and nobody is going to care.
That's when the company hires a reviewer to review the game before it comes out. The review is made just for the people at the company to get a sense for how the game will be received once it's published.
Kinda reminds me of the time when CoD devs cried about their low score on metacritic because the people got sick of their recycled garbage.
PROTIP: Make a good game so that you won't have to complain about low scores. Just look at Halo 4!
Really........ I played it at a convention and I thought it was pretty decent. Definitely not anything under 7/10 (I would say at least an 8).
I'm very interested as to what the hell 'mock reviews' is supposed to mean.
EA: WAAAAH! Why are you giving it a bad score! Am I not paying you enough!?
It's certainly not a terrible game. Much like the first reboot game, it's like a 7/10.
The brand should have been retired when 2015 stopped developing for EA.
In the end, it's their fault for trying to milk it for what it's worth.
In Danger Close's defense, it's not THAT bad of a game. It is nothing special, but not terrible.
Dear Frank Gibeau, When people speak what they honestly believe to be the truth about your products, instead of whining, moaning, and complaining, try making a better fucking game. Seriously, you're not making any friends by doing this, and people aren't going to go out and buy the game because you're trying to demonize reviewers.