Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been BANNED in Pakistan, according to reports from Fox News. The report states that both these games depicts Pakistan as hun of Terrorists activity and Pakistan government officials are not happy with it.
The main reason behind this decision could be Medal of Honor: Warfighter DLC Zero Dark Thirty, it take place in Pakistan, and the opening sequence show US Navy SEAL team on a mission to destroy Al-Qaeda's arms deal in Karachi.
The authorities stated that "The Association has always boycotted these types of films and games. These (games) have been developed against the country’s national unity and sanctity. The games (“Medal of Honor: Warfighter” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games."
An official from Pakistan government said, both Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter an "effort to malign the minds of youth against Pakistan.”
2012 is coming to end, and no one will disagree if i say it hasn't been a great year for gaming industry in general. Lots of excellent games came out in 2012, but the ones listed below did not fall in this category. These games raised our excitement and expectations feeling to the highest level (because of all the stunning pre-release demo, marketing campaigns and more), but things didn't turned up as expected by all of us, as the final product were flawed or just mediocre. Here's a look at Most Disappointing Games of 2012.
1: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
The popularity and reliability of Call of Duty series in gaming industry is know to each and everyone of us. On console the franchise has provided gamers an excellent campaign and arguably the best online multiplayer experience to date, but things went completely haywire with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified on PS VITA, and no one expected this. The game included woefully short campaign (it was so short that GameInformer completed in just 42 minutes), small and ridiculous multiplayer maps and brain dead A.I.
Fans of the series were disappointed with Black Ops Declassified on PS VITA and went on to say that Black Ops Declassified was just a chance to cash in on the Call of Duty brand.
2: Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 ending was one of the most trending topic in 2012 on internet. Fans of the series didn't like Mass Effect 3 ending and there was a massive outrage over this (because the ending of Mass Effect 3 was the conclusion to an entire series, and fans didn't wanted it to end this way). Fans were disappointed with the large extent so much so that one of them went on to file a FTC complaints against EA and Bioware for "FALSE ADVERTISING". But things ended happily as Bioware agreed to the demands of fans and gave them the ending they wanted via Extended Cut DLC.
3: Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil series was the one that put survival horror genre on gaming world, but Capcom decided to tweak it to some extent with Resident Evil 6 (going for a completely new direction) and this didn't go well with fans. Capcom added four different campaigns into Resident Evil 6, all of them lack in focus and most important survival horror element.
4: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
When Medal of Honor: Warfighter was announced by EA and Danger Close, it was touted as a Call of Duty destroyer but this new attempt of EA to reboot once proud Medal of Honor franchise was flawed and the game falls well short of its goal. Medal of Honor: Warfighter gameplay was shallow and uninspired. The emotional element in the game was also not well received by fans.
5: Ninja Gaiden 3
Ninja Gaiden series is known for its steep challenge and tight action among its fans. However the latest installment in the franchise "Ninja Gaiden III" didn't live upto the expectation due to its repetitive gameplay. It failed to challenge and rewards gamers who completed it, and rather went on to become just a button-mashing bore.
These are our Most Disappointing Games of 2012. Let us know your choices to us in the comment section below.
Danger Close has announced that a new patch for Medal of Honor: Warfighter will arrive on December 17 (PC) and on December 18 (Xbox 360 and PS3). This upcoming patch will be based on community feedback to continuously improve the experience for our fans.
Medal of Honor Community Manager Seeson Mahathavorn has shared a complete changelog below. Check it out.
NOTE: The patch is an optional for Xbox 360 gamers, but a mandatory for PC and PS3 gamers.
Front-end visual improvements in MP
Increased bullet damage in Real Ops
In-game Party improvements
Shortened post-match timer and updated post-match progression display
Several fixes for Eyefinity setups (PC)
Added server leaderboards post-match
Added Fireteam leaderboards in Battlelog
Added Quick Select for classes/weapons
Added server password protection support (PC)
Added ability to modify FOV through in-game options (PC)
Added ability to modify ADS mouse speed option (PC)
Improved stability for SP and MP
Numerous fixes addressing known bugs and exploits
Additional content and changes in preparation for the Zero Dark Thirty or The Hunt Map Pack
Before the release of EA and Danger Close's FPS military shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter, lots of negativity surrounded it ranging from day one patch to disappointing beta to previous game in the series that failed to capture fans and new audiences and more. So only one question was there in the minds of FPS military shooting genre fans, does Medal of Honor: Warfighter features element to overcome all the negativity surrounding it before the launch, or its just a game that was doomed from the beginning?.
Let's try to figure out, The GOODs and BADs of Medal of Honor: Warfighter in our review below.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter storyline is pretty engaging and has an emotional factor attached to it. Players take on the role of a US Army Soldiers who are tasked to battle their way through numerous terrorist plot across the globe. Certain characters from first Medal of Honor game (Preacher, Dusty, Voodoo, Mother and new character Stump is also introduced) makes a comeback in Warfighter, and this is when emotional factor mentioned above comes into picture, as lead character is unable to prioritize his personal lives and professional one. Danger Close has presented most of the sequences in a cinematic style (where main focus is on explosion and action). In short MoH: Warfighter features an engaging and in-dept storyline that will make gamers care for in-game characters.
Improvements and Addition to Multilayer mode
In addition to comeback of few old characters, the addictive multiplayer modes also returns in Warfighter with lots of improvements and new addition. First new addition you will notice straight away in MoH: Warfighter is 10 different countries and new set of soldiers to choose from. Gamers first choose between the sniper, assaulter, demolitions, heavy gunner, pointer and Spec ops class and then Within each class pick a soldier from a certain country "UK, US, Sweden, Korea" and more, each comes with their own set of specialization and customization options.
The second new addition is Weapon customization in Medal of Honor: Warfighter, it's more in-depth now. Gamers will be able to change optics, barrel assembly, the muzzle and magazine style. Weapons customization in Warfighter is next to incredible, and the way overall process is presented i think its best and never seen before in this genre. As soon as gamer highlight a particular part of a weapon, the screen zooms into that part giving a perfect picture to gamer to customize it according to his/her need.
This time around upgrades and unlockables will be in limited quantity and will depend completely on the experience point you gain.
Fire Team Buddy is also a new addition MoH: Warfighter multiplayer. Players can benefit from things like respawns, resupply and the most important of all "Cover fire".
Sector Control, Hot Spot and the evergreen Deathmatch multplayer mode also makes a comeback from first MoH game. Developer has added a playlist that gamers pick, and it allow them to switch between any two modes randomly. Battlelog support is also added to the game so that gamers can manage their invites, VoIP channel and other things efficiently.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter is powered by popular Frostbite 2 Engine. There isn't any issue with graphics and visual section of the game, however texture quality at some instances take a hit although slightly, as some character models. However these small things are sometimes acceptable.
These are just few improvements we have listed, to find out more play the game yourself. I doubt you will hardly find anything.
Short and Dull Campaign:
The biggest disappointment of Medal of Honor: Warfighter is dull and short campaign. Medal of Honor series veterans can finish Warfighter campaign in just five hours time, as there's nothing new to do. During your entire campaign gameplay, all you will do is shoot an enemy that pop up from behind cover. Occasionally you will come across some vehicle or chase down sequences. As compare to the campaign in first MoH game, Warfighter campaign is much shorter and doesn't offer anything new.
Less Challenging due to Weak AI:
The single player section of MoH: Warfighter features pretty weak AI, and thus the game hardly offer any sorts of challenge even of the hardest difficulty. Almost at all instances, gamers will experience enemies running towards them or standing right infront doing nothing or hiding behind cover for long time.
There isn't much good thing to say about EA's Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the base of the game "Campaign" is dull and very short, add to the list not so good and encouraging multiplayer. Medal of Honor: Warfighter has fallen short on every expectations, and instead of raising the bar of military shooting FPS genre, the game turned out to be a big disappointment. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a big improvement in the series, but it does not feature elements to overthrow its competitors and other popular FPS games from their position.
The first week sales figure of Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been revealed. The FPS shooter from EA managed to sell more than 500,000 units in its first week on sale despite reception from gamers and critics across the globe.
This sales figure is an estimates calculated by VGChartz. Here is the split sales figure of Medal of Honor: Warfighter with respect to platforms. Xbox 360 version of Medal of Honor: Warfighter sold 340,000 copies, whereas PS3 sold 310,000 units. PC version of the game sold only 9000 units (digital download of Medal of Honor: Warfighter not included in this).
This is still some excellent figures if we take into account the reception game got from critics and gamers at launch.
What you guys think about Medal of Honor: Warfighter?. Let us know in the comment section below.
According to Electronic Arts, Medal of Honor: Warfighters reviewers are wrong about the game. The publisher however accepted that Medal of Honor: Warfighter disappointed them.
"On Medal of Honor, we’re disappointed with the critical reception," EA head Frank Gibeau said to investors during second quater earnings call. "Our internal testing and mock reviews indicated that the game is better than the actual score that we have right now, and we believe that it is."
Gibeau further added that Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a large product, and they will support it with DLCs in future.
“We are seeing some folks out there that just don’t like the game. We believe that it’s going to find an audience,” Gibeau said. “It’s been – had a good track record over the weekend in the UK. We’re going to continue to support the game going forward with marketing and additional content.”
Do you agree with EA that most reviewers very harsh on Medal of Honor: Warfighter?. Let us know what you guys think in the comment section below.
EA has released a debut trailer of Medal of Honor: Warfighter Hunt Map pack trailer. The DLC is inspired by a decade-long manhunt in some of the world's most dangerous places: Darra Gun Market and Chitral Compound
Darra is home to dozens of back-alley shops and self-taught machinists making guns by hand. Chitral is highly inaccessible and was thought to be one of Bin Laden's hideouts -- only those with the capabilities of total surprise will successfully penetrate the compound.