Medal or Honor has received a mixed bag of press and reviews already, despite only just having been released in the UK today. You may remember some time back that certain armed forces officials said it should be banned from sale because it allowed gamers to play as Taliban soldiers in the multiplayer version of the game.
The Beta trial version of the game was also met with as much derision as it was praise, although most of the derogatory comments regarded the multiplayer with reviewers saying that the single player lived up to the hype of being a combination of Call of Duty and Battlefield titles.
Unfortunately, of course, that’s a massive tag to live up to. Call of Duty is the single biggest war game franchise there is on any platform and Battlefield has enjoyed excellent reviews thanks to its explosive gameplay. With Call of Duty: Black Ops only a month or so away, will people ignore Medal of Honor and instead wait for the release of the Black Ops title?
Medal of Honor does lack some of the features that Treyarch’s release will have. Black Ops will feature 3D gaming which will be a massive draw to those gadget lovers that have invested in 3D TVs or computers.
It also has an insanely popular multiplayer following with pretty much every release breaking new records when it goes online.
In all honesty, the number of pre-ordered copies of Black Ops hints strongly towards the fact that it won’t just be as popular as other Call of Duty titles but will surpass them all by becoming one of if not the biggest selling title of all time.
However, Medal of Honor does look worth playing and there is another month to wait before COD is released.