The Internet has these things, that as if it were a sea, suddenly brings to the shore names that we had all forgotten, but when we listen to them again we get a crazy desire for them to come back. AND Medal of Honor It is one of those cases in which the old sensations of having lived unforgettable adventures with its protagonists are mixed. Both on PC and consoles.
The fact is that in recent days there has been a rurrrun that has returned the name of Medal of Honor at the moment, and of course, the question has automatically arisen as to whether we can expect any news within this franchise. Overall, it was one of the most prominent in the last moments of the 90s and, especially, a protagonist in the first decade of the 2000s.
Quiet, Medal of Honor will not return
This saga, originally created by the Dreamworks development division with the protection of Electronic Arts, was born as a response in the world of video games to the fever for World War II that unleashed Steven Spielberg’s film Saving Private Ryan. What’s more, it was the director himself and some of his collaborators, such as Tom Hanks, who pushed for a kind of adaptation to reach computers and consoles.
That enormous impact that the franchise had with the first titles (Medal of Honor, MoH Underground and MoH Frontline) for consoles was amplified in 2002 when The one that is, surely, the best of all the deliveries arrived on PC: Medal of Honor Allied Assault that brought us for the first time a Normandy landing in first person that many still remember with impact today.
That would surely be the peak moment of a saga that from that moment on repeated its formula over and over again (taking us from Europe to the Pacific and back again) until 2007, both on PC and consoles, which caused something which is very common in this type of overexploited sagas: which gradually fell into oblivion and leading to increasingly lower sales figures.
2010, Odyssey two
But Electronic Arts did not want to let die Medal of Honor and in 2010 he made a move that, surely, definitively doomed his future: the change of scenery since the Second World War was left behind and took us to Afghanistan and the Modern Warfare. Intention? Compete against call of duty –created by the way by former employees of Medal of Honor– and its thunderous success with deliveries set in modern asymmetric conflicts and with terrorists as enemies.
The experiment did not go completely wrong, but it was far from what it was capable of generating. call of duty. What’s more, just two years later, in 2012, it arrived Medal of Honor Warfighter which is, until today, the last of the deliveries made by Electronic Arts. With one exception, a VR experiment, very entertaining and which passed with much more pain than glorywhich was Medal of Honor Above and Beyond.
So yes, forget that Medal of Honor I’m going to come back, at least for now, because the cemetery is full of classics that cost more to revive than to invest in new ideas that can be sold as current. Unfortunately, Electronic Arts lost the pulse and sensitivity of what a game was. Medal of Honor and it does not seem that, with the launch policy it is carrying out, it wants to take the risk again. Or maybe yes? We will see…