Military games are all fairly similar in that you play some dude with a bunch of guns versus a lot of other virtual dudes with guns… you’ve all got infinite lives and a lot of ammo and you shoot each other and it’s fun. But real war isn’t fun, and it has consequences. In the next Medal of Honor game, subtitled “Warfighter”, the emotional impact of war will be a key feature.
A couple days ago, Sal Giunta was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions during combat in Afghanistan, making him the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.
Responding to feedback from both parents and the families of US military, EA Games had decided to pull the Taliban from Medal of Honor’s multiplayer mode, replacing it with a generic slightly MEC-like “Opposing Forces”. S’right kids… no more Ackbar Allahing for you!