If you're not among the best of the best in the shooter genre, you'll get squashed beneath the weight of the mega-blockbusters.

This is why, despite all the hype and relative critical acclaim thus far attached to EA/DICE's Medal of Honor , analysts say it won't steal the holiday sales crown. Although it is definitely a member of the FPS "Big Three" – the others being Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops – a recent survey conducted by Lazard Capital Markets says MoH doesn't rank as high on the US consumer interest chart. The survey says that 25% of consumers were interested in Black Ops , despite a solid 17% showing for EA's reboot of a long-running franchise. Analyst Colin Sebastian thinks Activision's huge title will once again set entertainment records and in the end, it'll sell a lot more copies than MoH:

"Importantly, given the broader interest and timing with gift purchases, we expect Call of Duty will still sell at least 3x the number of units as Medal of Honor, although game reviews remain a key variable in determining core gamer interest."

We've seen that comment from analysts quite a bit; that reviews tend to have significant impacts on sales. …well, we could've told you that. However, even if Medal of Honor had managed to drag down huge scores (which it doesn't appear to be doing), it probably still wouldn't have been enough to topple the CoD kingpin. By the way, look for our MoH review within the next 24 hours…

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I want both, but I want MOH more than Black Ops

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

even after all the lackluster reviews?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

He collects games. Even the bad ones.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Besides the multiplayer I think MOH is really good, of course not the best game ever but better then any of the COD campaigns. I just beat it to pretty sad ending. I just hope that SWFU 2 can get really good reviews, the demo was really fun and the graphics are beautiful.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

LOL the graphics are one of the weakest points in the game. The night levels are drab and boring as hell to look at. The day levels are better but still suffer from texture loading, pop in and screen tearing.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Oh my bad, I wasent really specific when I made the comment about the graphics. I was talking about the The Force Unleashed 2, the graphics in MOH were very disappointing for me, being that its 2010 you would think the graphics would look a lot better.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Ooooh, I see. My bad too. I misread your comment. Makes more sense now.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Doesn't help that reviews thus far have been lackluster for MoH.

Simcoe
Simcoe
11 years ago

Yeah, I was surprised at the range or scores when I looked earlier today. It'll be interesting to see what PSX says in their review. It would be too late for me, I had already put down $30 on the pre-order and picked it up this evening but too tired to play it right now.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Yes, as a collector I need every title out there & even the crap.
And for games that stink, it's the .50 cent to $5 bargain bin for me.

Anyways, I've only read one review on MOH so far, but it was favorable…..

Broken people, loaded guns: Ars reviews Medal of Honor

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2010/10/broken-people-loaded-gun-ars-reviews-medal-of-honor-1.ars

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Wiki is showing mostly favorable MOH review scores so far….

Medal of Honor Review scores

Publication Score

Edge 7/10
Eurogamer 8/10
Game Informer 7/10
GamesRadar 8/10
GameTrailers 8.1/10
IGN 6/10
X-Play 4/5

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Wonder if the reviews were tainted by cod-madness. Oh well, it all means nothing, it's all about KZ3 and R3. And what's with putting ZZTop in MoH? looks stupid.

Simcoe
Simcoe
11 years ago

The one low score review I read, claimed a bunch of technical problems including but not limited to screen tearing. Also a couple of reviewers liked to compare the multiplayer to BC2 and liked BC2 more.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

LOL! World it's so they can blend in with the Taliban. For some reaons it's a Holy Duty of the Taliban to grow a rats nest on their face.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

World, the Tier 1 guy that was on the cover was based on an actual Ops guy, and one site actually showed a side-by-side pictures of the MOH guy & the real soldier, but I can't remember which site I saw it on though.

BTW, that same MOH guy on the cover looks just like one of the guys in my club too.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

The last game that did that was Rogue Warrior. And you know how great THAT game was.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

That beard I bad ass! It don't look stupid and as saint said he is based on a real soldier! And most tier 1 operators do what they can to blend in with te enemy as well as prefer using their weapons!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Based on a soldier, not a biker, but I guess Jawk could be right about him pretending to be Taliban. But we all know that is blasphemy and means he has to pretend he's the "Opposing Force"

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Its blasphemous not to grow a nasty beard to these nutters EA calls "opposing force".

packersfan66
packersfan66
11 years ago

It's probably pretty on par with COD. But since it's not COD it gets a 70/100 for not being original.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That's kind of what I figure.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Read more reviews. That's not the problem.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

eh, I don't trust many review sites beside this one to be relatively fair. If it ain't Halo or CoD, the kids over at like IGN and Kotex-taku tend to find more wrong than need be.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

Usaually were on the same page alien but your way off on this one! Seems like every review I'm reading Is pointing at cod when they both accomplish the same things in a different setting! I don't get that!

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

its not getting bad review scores because its not CoD.
its getting bad review scores because its bad. pure and simple

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You see? booze925 gets it.

iPwn_3G
iPwn_3G
11 years ago

Yep, just waiting for that review, and i definitely agree that Black Ops will sell 3x. MOH has only been getting 6-8.1 on a 10 pt scale which will scare some people away from buying it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I am officially eating my hat(ill send you a picture Alienage.) >.< EA made this game look a whole lot better than it actually is. I only like it slightly more than MW2 at this point and that's because the multiplayer has potential. Its not as broken as MW2 was when it first launched. I wonder if EA was showing off the PC version on full settings or something because the game is not as pretty as it was in the trailers. I gave these guys credit for using the Unreal engine better than most have and now im taking it back. It's full of frame rate drips, some minor screen tearing and texture loading..meh..

I'll say this though, MW2 was better at telling you where to go. Theres points in the single player were all the action just stops and there is no hint as to wear to go next. Your stuck wandering around for 20 minutes while your team members sit in silence.

I'm pretty disappointed in this game thus far.

EDIT: there's no doubt Black Ops will sell more than this. Shame these games seem to be getting worse and worse. I wanted to give this one a chance since EA worked so close with out fighting men and woman but so far its a dud.


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/12/2010 9:59:35 PM

Simcoe
Simcoe
11 years ago

Wow, everyone of your complaints is echoed in the reviews I've read!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I like the sound. Its way better than the sound in MW2. The guns sound more authentic instead of a stapler clicking like in MW2. But its not Bad Company good. And while the multiplayer has potential it's almost as if DICE was intentionally holding back. Its no where near as polished as Bad Company 2 but it could get better with updates i guess.

Overall the game feels like a shooting gallery more than a shooter.


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/12/2010 10:08:33 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I don't hate you Jawknee. I respect your opinion even when it differs from mine. I gotta say though, MoH on day one? I'm a little surprised.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Aaaah, thanks friend. 😛

I had store credit. So i only ended up paying $13 for it. That't why I'm not too pissed about it. ha


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/12/2010 10:58:05 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'm hoping to get it for $13 one day too.

:p

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

well, black ops will go uncontested for the 2010 FPS crown. 2nd place will go 2 either Reach or Bad company 2.
MoH… doesn't even deserve a mention. its a damn shame, i WANTED MoH to be awesome, but… i guess not. bargain bin for sure.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I played Reach again, this time for almost 2 hours. I seriously don't know what all the fuss is about. Its full of jaggies and frame rate dips. The graphics are ugly in my opinion. Everything looks rough like some one scrubbed everything with sandpaper. There are moments when MoH looks better than Reach. And it plays almost exactly the same as the last 3 games.

meh.


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/12/2010 10:20:28 PM

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

ok 4get reach, im just going off of bens opinion.
ill rephrase
well, black ops will go uncontested for the 2010 FPS crown. 2nd place will go 2 Bad company 2.
Medal of Honor is a bargain bin purchase.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

LOL no your probably right. I wasn't disagreeing with you. I'm sure it will be between Black Ops and Reach i just don't understand why.

StangMan80
StangMan80
11 years ago

Fist off MOH is a lot better then MW2, the online is "a lot" better. I'm, disappointed that MOH has not been getting any good reviews. I hoping it will do very well. i knew all along it would not sell as good as black ops but i thought it would be a better game.
anyways I won't be playing any other games for a while now that Nov. 2 is coming up. I'll be playing RDR until then.

GT5 countdown: 20 days!


Last edited by StangMan80 on 10/12/2010 10:06:48 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Wait. What?? How do you know the online is better than MW2? Did you buy MoH? If you did, why would you not want to play your brand new game from now until GT5?

Just admit it, you bought it, it sucks, and you're going back to RDR like you should.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I mostly like the MP in MoH more than MW2. The sound is better. The environments look better and it has a Bad Company 2 feel to it which i like quite a bit. Its just not as good as BC2.

THE-GAMER
THE-GAMER
11 years ago

all the bad reviews this game is getting might turn me off but ill still wait 4 the psxextreme's review for MOH

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

MoH's reviews are looking really lackluster. That's okay by me. This gen has seen so many FPS games it's crazy. Hopefully, in time, they'll return to the corner in which they came and proportionately offer a good game every so often.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

It's definitely hard to turn your back on a trusted franchise to go play a game that's getting some serious knocks by the critics. In some cases it really sounds like DICE screwed up.

I'm passing for now.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

COD is a proven franchise that has yet to let down its fans. MOH has been somewhat "hit and miss".

I saw this coming a mile away. The new MOH just didn't look that good. Too bad.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I liked Cod until Modern Poopfare. So boring.

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

"COD is a proven franchise that has yet to let down its fans"
lol

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Yeah….and that's why Black Ops preorders are still right up there.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Never underestimate Sheep, I'm a Final Fantasy sheep who preordered FFXIII. Big let down there.

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

listen to World, he such a badass rebel for talking bad about the fastest selling entertainment piece of all time!
call us sheep, but come november us CoD fans will be very happy sheep


Last edited by booze925 on 10/13/2010 12:27:39 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

What World said.

Call of Duty fans are like Britney Spears fans. They know they re getting ripped off but they can't help them selves anyways. The fan girl in them cant resist. 😉


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/13/2010 12:30:59 AM