Medal of Honor: Warfighter Developer: Danger Close Publisher: EA Available on: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Reviewed on: Xbox 360 & PC
Well here it is folks, EA’s latest multi-million dollar ‘hey we’re cool like COD’ shooter. Yes EA has made it incredibly easy to be cynical about their big releases what with their corporate attitude & business practices both being what they are, but despite all that is Medal of Honor: Warfighter worth a look?
Developer –DICE Publisher –Electronic Arts Available On – PC, PS3, XBOX 360 Reviewed On – PC, XBOX 360
Going toe-to-toe with the biggest FPS franchise in history is no small feat, but EA have certainly brought it big time with Battlefield 3. Exploding into the holiday season right alongside direct competition, this is the best time of the year for FPS fans. Sticking true to the series’ formula Battlefield 3 is bringing back huge scale online open warfare as players do battle on foot, in tanks, vehicles, jets and choppers with a big array weaponry all across large new maps.
Electronic Arts seemed to have their hands busy with the closed BETA for their upcoming free to play ‘cartoon shooter’ Battlefield Heroes, which has so far seen over 100,000 signatures of eager gamers trying to get into the next online FPS experience early.
Re-structuring old gameplay around the same familiar Battlefield mechanics, Battlefield Heroes looks to be a blast for a free download on PC with a colourful art style and unique features such as special character abilities and customization options and even an optional third person camera view.
With Battlefield Heroes scheduled for release around April, it’s only the beginning of the Battlefields to come with Electronic Arts announcing another two Battlefield titles. Both scheduled for release this year, console gamers can look forward to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continuing the story of the original console hit with a series of updates; as well as Battlefield 1943 – a remake of the classic Battlefield 1942 for XBOX 360, Playstation 3 as well as PC.
Bounding into stores in acrobatic style this holiday season is the most unique title to be found from the gaming fiesta of ’08, Mirror’s Edge. Scaling heights in creativity and atmosphere Mirror’s Edge is definitely a refreshing title that tries something new and stands out amongst the rest, coming to us straight from EA’s Digital Illusions CE, famous for their recurring first person shooter Battlefield franchise. Mirror’s Edge may retain the first person aspect of the Battlefield series but with a focus on weaponless combat and environmental navigation the similarities end there. Ingenuity and absorbing art design polish the experience of playing as the spunky new Asian acrobat Faith but it doesn’t stop her from frequently slipping up and spoiling what could have been a much smoother affair.
Set in a futuristic city shadowed by skyscrapers and the oppression of an overpowered Government, our heroine Faith lives the daily life of delivering secret messages from rooftop Continue reading Review: Mirror’s Edge
Of all my planned holiday locations for this Christmas, a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. wasn’t on the list. I’ve never even been overseas. Claiming this is now difficult, having survived the wastelands of Bethesda’s Fallout 3. Continuing a stellar series of role playing games, Bethesda have managed to build even more on a popular franchise, delivering on every expectation and despite a few bugs along the way the overall experience is immeasurable in grandeur, a role playing adventure like no other that adapts and takes form as the player progresses and continually rewards those who explore and discover the exciting world.
Hidden above the floor of eGames ’08 Sony held something special for those whom upon request ventured into the blackened lair of looming omnipotence. Appropriately veiled, armed with only notepad and pen this hearty attendee was sure to dive straight in for the first public Australian play time of a BETA preview for Killzone 2 on PlayStation 3.
Treyarch are taking players back to World War II in Call Of Duty: World At War (CoD: WaW) and despite a return to one of the most common and reused settings for a first person shooter ever the numerous changes and additions prove it’s not just any old return to form.
As much as many never want to see World War II from a first person perspective again from first play of World At War the collaboration of the CoD 4 engine against the Pacific rim environments create a new and exciting experience be it an essentially familiar game. The perks and experience system of CoD 4 multiplayer are included and expanded upon with players gaining XP and unlocking new weapons in the same manner as before with a large range of selectable perks new and old.
Activision and Alienware are teaming up to host a huge event in Melbourne, Australia for the launch of Call Of Duty: World At War.
Running 24 hours long this November 8th, the event is looking to be a real blast. Not only will Call Of Duty: World At War be playable across 100 XBOX 360s and 100 Alienware PC rigs throughout the event but a plethora of freebies will also be provided.
If excessive quantities of game time with the biggest upcoming unreleased First Person Shooter on the horizon isn’t enough, and if the bags of swag don’t satiate for the full day event, Laser Skirmish will also be running for anyone wanting to bring their real A game.
It’s not just World At War either. Activision will be rolling out other titles such as the unreleased 007: Quantum Of Solace video game and Alienware will be sure to impress with displays of their top-notch PC gaming rigs.
Electronic Arts have regretfully informed Kotaku that the upcoming first person shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe, Tiberium, has been canceled with no further intentions for production.
Shaping up as a solid spiritual successor to C&C Renegade, Tiberium was looking quite seductive with intended plans for XBOX 360, PS3 and PC. Renegade was quite good on PC with competent single and multi player modes so I’m disappointed to see this one isn’t going to make the cut.