Medal Of Honor Warfighter’s First In-Game Trailer

By John Walker on April 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Gloomy gloomy gloom gloom.

Medal Of Honor WARRRRRRFFFFFFFIIIIGHTER has its first game footage trailer. It goes BOOM! BANG! JUGGA JUGGA! SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT! BOOOOOOOM! BANGBANGBANG!

Oops, sorry, spoilers.

Eschewing the current (and correct) propensity for wub-wubbing through a trailer, MoHWF instead opts for RAWK chords. The trailer also boasts a “40-hour tactical headstart” if you pre-order. Although I think there should be a stronger term than “pre” when the game’s not out for over six months.

Well, that sure looks like lots of shuffling around in the dark.

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  1. Khemm says:

    Looks like another scripted, on rails campaign from CoD or BF3. Boooring.

  2. DevilSShadoW says:

    Why do they keep making these games. Especially on PC. Who buys them…

  3. Anguy says:

    I don’t really understand the need for a game like this when there’s already two similar series with COD and BF on the market.

    • hjarg says:

      Simpe- it is called “Me wants in on the profits”

      • Zoomon says:

        One could say that because there is still profit out there to be had, that there is also strong demand and a steady playerbase for such titles. There is a reason that Modern Warfare 3 is the best selling game of all time, and that is because it is popular. It may be mass consumption but the truth is, they put a lot of care into creating a formula that absolutely fits the people who want to play it.

        You may not consider it worth your time, but millions of people do, you have to respect the fact that EA and Activision have created such a thing and ultimately these games are a gateway for some to titles they wouldn’t have looked at prior to their gaming introduction.

        If you don’t want to buy the game, don’t buy it, but there seem to be a lot of comments about how this looks shit and people can’t believe that they are still making them, however people have also taken the time to come in and comment, so it obviously stirs some emotion, at some level, even in the most die-hard critic.

        • Brun says:

          so it obviously stirs some emotion

          That emotion is usually anger, disappointment, frustration, or exasperation.

    • MaXimillion says:

      But there won’t be a new BF game on the market for this fall. EA is alternating MoH and BF, whilst Activision is altering CoD’s by two different studios. Both need to have a new shooter out for every holiday season.

    • YourMessageHere says:

      Yes, it’s strange, isn’t it, that across all gaming, the gung-ho military FPS is the only subgenre with more than one game simultaneously released. Why, you could almost imagine that there might be some sort of difference between them. It’s a good thing there aren’t multiple driving games, or indie platformers, or turn based strategy games, or…or…what would become of us?

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    Gap Gen says:

    WARFIGHTER! CRYFACE! WARFACE! CRYFIGHTER! SHOOTMANS! BANGGUNS! KILLBADS! WINHAPPY! PUNCHKILLER! MODERNGUNFARE! DELTASQUADS! MISSIONBRAVOTANGLEEAGLE! TERRORSTOMPER! FIGHTWARRIOR! et cetera.

  5. Shooop says:

    LOUD NOISES AND SHOUTING

  6. Gaytard Fondue says:

    Where’s the Dubstep?

  7. Jad says:

    Wait, really? Globe trotting with fictional conflicts in the Philippines?

    One thing I liked about 2010’s Medal of Honor was that it took place in one country, Afghanistan, and was about an actual war there. While they obviously took enormous creative liberties, even the missions were somewhat based on actual, real-world operations that the US military undertook in 2003.

    But now it looks like we’re in “fly around the world to fake conflicts in exotic locales” COD bullshit now.

    (unless there is actually a war going on in the Philippines that I don’t know about — then I take it back)

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      Anthile says:

      Well, the USA were at war with the Philippines – around 1900.

    • Shooop says:

      Because real-world military engagements aren’t Hollywood-friendly enough. Being horribly confused over who’s shooting at you from a hundred meters away in a completely unfamiliar country isn’t “America! Fuck yeah!” enough for the kids! You have to have people kicking in doors in slow-motion!

      As for setting, the Philippines are close to North Korea. Which makes things even more ridiculous considering they’re only capable of rattling a rusty sabre and not setting off an intercontinental war.

    • Greg Wild says:

      You sound like a man who hasn’t heard of the mighty MILF.

      I shit you not.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moro_Islamic_Liberation_Front

      In all seriousness, in gunning for the War on Terror, MOH has all sorts of places with which to portray the business end of the U.S military industrial complex.

    • MordeaniisChaos says:

      I had a girlfriend who’s father was special forces. Nearly didn’t come back. Wasn’t too long ago. That’s all I’m gunna say.

    • Anton says:

      Yuuup! Basilan is a hot spot! I was actually born in the greater island of Mindanao. Davao City to be exact. Basilan is also in Mindanao, but it’s practically at the opposite corner. Basilan is part of ARMM : “Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao” and they do have their share of extremists, the MILF and also has their share of Al Queda allies in the form of the Abu Sayyaf.

      Quite interesting that they have Philippines as a location. I guess Medal of Honor is more fun in the Philippines. =P

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    Surlywombat says:

    Honor-sly feel I’ve already played this game three times.

  9. ZIGS says:

    Oh look, it’s another of those movies that require you to press buttons in order to keep it rolling

  10. konrad_ha says:

    How generic can it get? Seriosuly, this is starting to feel like a parody.

    • Forceflow says:

      Indeed. Slow motion explosions where we get blasted back, the controls are disabled, and we have to watch 30 agoniszing seconds of blurry filters to communicate that the player isn’t feeling so good.

      Snore.

    • max pain says:

      ’40-hour tactical headstart’ does indeed sound like a parody.

  11. BrendanJB says:

    *BAAAWWMM*

    BOOM! KABLAMO!

    *BAAAWWMM*

    PEW PEW!

    *BAAAAAAWWWWWMMMMM*

    -FIGHTMAN 2: THE GUNKILLER-

  12. Wolfman says:

    I agree with a lot of the “its already been done before” comments, along with the “its a cynical cash grab” comments.

    On the other hand, what’s wrong with another scripted sequence military shooter? It might be brilliant. It might not. I still go and see action films at the cinema because I like to be entertained even if I have seen hundreds of other action films before. So what is all the fuss about when we get another action game?

    • JackShandy says:

      I get thee feeling the people yawning in this thread don’t actually like scripted sequence military shooters, and are bewildered that there are hundreds of them in the first place.

    • Shooop says:

      We’ve reached the point now where the games play themselves with minimal player interaction. If they want to make a movie, why don’t they already?

    • Reefpirate says:

      It’s not the game so much as the ‘rah rah, bomb some foreigners’ jingoism that often accompanies these games that bugs me. I like a good action game, but I’m not really a fan of the pseudo-realism presented here.

    • YourMessageHere says:

      I can’t understand why it is that there’s no move to make something that plays like a military shooter but has a different setting – a modern-ish war in a fantastical country, a la Ace Combat or Killzone, perhaps, or an Alpha Protocol-style action espionage flavour, or even just mercenary group A vs. mercenary group B. I love a modern FPS, but I don’t like playing a soldier in a real world setting – no offence to soldiers, but being a human robot with no agency or recourse, killing people for a wholly spurious cause doesn’t appeal.

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        wengart says:

        One of the reasons I really enjoyed MOH2010 was its grounding in reality. It gave a bit more weight to the proceedings and I personally prefer that over COD’s over the top crazyness

  13. CaspianRoach says:

    I’m not sure it’s worth the full asking price judging by the trailer. Few months in on a deep sale for some five hour campaign fun? Sure. Sixty bucks? No.

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      liquidsoap89 says:

      I think I bought the first one for around $20 on steam after a while. It wasn’t even worth THAT price!

  14. kyrieee says:

    Keep shitting them out.
    This type of game needs to die sooner rather than later.

  15. 2late2die says:

    The cow is dry guys, stop milking it!

  16. DaftPunk says:

    Looks cool but in terms of gameplay,this will suck :D

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    stahlwerk says:

    I really liked MOH:AA, this however does not look like a return to form.

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      bear912 says:

      Which in turn makes me wonder if we’ll ever end up seeing MoH:AA on Steam or GOG. I hope so, ever so much.

  18. jinxed says:

    If graphics were worse, I’d say its blacks ops 2 :S

  19. Bluebreaker says:

    Rails of Honor coming soon.

  20. Average Ninja says:

    Aw hell, I’ll admit it. I enjoyed the first one.
    I sometimes wonder if I’m just not that cultured as a gamer.
    Right, going to go play some Dwarf Fortress to up my gamer cred.

  21. int says:

    What are those muppets doing with Cap’n Price?

  22. S Jay says:

    Medal of Duty

  23. Reefpirate says:

    I’m impressed/excited that JTF-2 will be/may be featured in this game. I don’t know if they ever have… They’re top-secret CANADIAN BADASSES.

  24. Lobotomist says:

    YAAAAWNNNNN

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    Jackablade says:

    Uh guys, that’s not Australia, that’s Ile Saint-Paul. I don’t think they have their own elite special forces unit what with the island being 16 kilometres across and uninhabited. Maybe they have some kind of secret albatross spec ops. That would certainly make for a more interesting game.

  26. sneetch says:

    This is €55 on Origin. You know I really don’t see how these FPS games provide anything to justify an increase in their cost over regular games especially as they’re bound to be producing paid for map packs.

  27. Sinnorfin says:

    Metal of Horror : Tie Fighter..

    would sound much better.

  28. Hug_dealer says:

    oh the ignorance of the people complaining in this thread.

    the comments about oh gee another on rail shooter, like we need any more of those. Same can be said for oh lets see, sports games, rts games, mmos, rpgs. Why did we need skyrim when we already had oblivion.

    If you dont like it, dont play it. Lots of games i dont like, but i respect that there is a market for them.

    People play games because they enjoy them, and people always want a new experience. The same reason you sacks upgraded from starcraft 1 to starcraft 2, its the exact same fugging game. Same reason we arent all playing baldurs gate still.

    • Grargh says:

      What if I liked shooters before they all had to be PRESS X TO RELOAD, checkpointy, health-regenerating, qte-ridden, drm-plastered console afterbirths and I’m just angry for having that stuff smeared in my face year after year?

      (Of course I can’t know for sure if all of those apply to Wrrfghtrrr, but we’ll see.)

      • Hug_dealer says:

        it is simply. Dont play it and dont buy it.

        That doesnt mean it isnt a good game, or that there isnt a market for it. You simply arent the person the game is aimed at.

        Now certain games deserve to be shunned, like rogue warrior. We simply have overly opinionated people on this site, i called them gamer hipsters.

        • Talnoy says:

          I still play Baldur’s Gate!

        • BrendanJB says:

          Woah, woah, woah. People think they can just give their “opinions”!? On an open forum on the INTERNET of all places!? And many of these people grew up in an era where FPS games didn’t amount to clicking on terrorists in a desert for 6 hours?

          God damn, over-opinionated hipsters.

          • Hug_dealer says:

            I know. I hate what gamers have become, whether its the 12 year olds dropping racism and bigotry over voice chat, and the overly opinionated gamers who think they know what makes a good game, or how games are suppose to be designed. Then you have the gamers who think they are entitled to everything for free, and think that all content released after a game comes out is milking them.

            If there wasnt a market, then they wouldnt make it. Its that simple. It might not be your market, but it is for someone. Same goes for music, art, furniture, cars, food, beverage, houses, and everything in existence.

            The leet jackwagons who think armed assault is the greatest fps ever need to have a reality check. They make a great game that isnt on rails, but guess why it isnt selling as much as battlefield or cod. Its because its not what most gamers are looking for. There is a market, but not a huge one. You can say its because they dont have a marketing campaign, but thats just a joke. Considering that a small polish company can release a PC rpg that absolutely dominated in sales compared to the pc sales of dragon age 2 from the well known bioware, goes to prove that its not the amount of money you dump into marketting that sells things.

  29. Borklund says:

    As a non-American I am pleased to see the inclusion of foreign special forces besides just the SAS, various US forces and Spetsnaz. As a Swede I am incredibly pleased to see the inclusion of Swedish special forces.

    This is their logo:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/F%C3%B6rsvarsmaktens_specialf%C3%B6rband.svg/500px-F%C3%B6rsvarsmaktens_specialf%C3%B6rband.svg.png

    I’m not sure if it looks awesome or incredibly sinister, or both.

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    Chaz says:

    How about a game focusing on a tier 5 operative, Dan Smithers junior accounts clarke at Fort Bragg? He teams up with Wilkins from G Division to go on a globe trotting epic adventure in search of a missing requisition order for a consignment of new staplers. Follow the paper trail on a gripping journey into the dark heart of military bureaucracy and office administration.

  31. Snuffy the Evil says:

    I think it’s funny that a significant chunk of this “gameplay trailer” is cutscenes and scripted sequences.

    • Brun says:

      These days “gameplay trailer” just means footage from the actual game which may or may not be doctored. It’s supposed to be distinct from other forms of trailers, such as theatrical/cinematic (which are usually CGI or *shudder* live action) or teasers.

  32. Moni says:

    If Medal of Honour is EA’s flagship tightly-structured first-person then hopefully Battlefield can go back to being Battlefield.

    Although, they’re probably just doing the old tick-tock model with Battlefield being the tick and Medal of Honour being the tock.

  33. TheEn4cer says:

    BURNING my money would be a much better use than Buying this crap, or any other EA game.

  34. Talnoy says:

    Oh look, someone ported Call of Duty to Frostbite 2…..

    • Shooop says:

      Already happened, it was called Battlefield 3. This is just the next quick cash-in.

  35. Obc says:

    looks like they couldn’t decide between inception horn or dubstep for the trailer and just used both….

  36. HaVoK308 says:

    They were heading in the right direction with the last entry. As a former Soldier I appreciated it. But now it appears they are blatantly ripping off Modern Warfare. They are not even trying to hide it.

    Pathetic.

  37. KitHavoc says:

    Lol. Look at ALL the haters.

    Let me break it down for ALL you POORLY UNEDUCATED people.

    For those of you who are deaf and didn’t listen (or even bother watching the trailer)… it’s a HOSTAGE RESCUE in the PHILIPPINES. Hope you guys can read CAPS. :D

    Also… it’s now INTERNATIONAL and GLOBAL, not just AMERICA.

    In other words… RUSSIA, GERMANY, SOUTH KOREA, BRITAIN, and OTHERS WILL BE TRIGGER-HAPPY LIKE US, AMERICANS! :3

    U guys mad, butthurt people? :)