EA has earmarked another 18 online multiplayer servers to be shut down this year.
Electronic Arts has offered every Australian who bought Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 on Wii their money back.
Released to a muted fanfare on Wii and PSP almost three months ago in the US, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 is the filler release you're expecting. The apathy surrounding it is hardly surprising. After more than ten different MOH titles since the back end of '99, we all know the drill: shoot clueless Nazis, wander around linear levels, blow stuff up, meet objectives, repeat until dead/bored.
Even if you're somehow new to killing brain-dead Nazis, Heroes 2 is so by-the-numbers that you won't be satisfied. If that sounds cynical, it's a fleabite on the gelatinous flabby arse of this bone-idle attempt to reprise the World War II shooter. You'd have to really want to own another World War II shooter, and on the Wii, to find sustenance in the few crumbs of comfort on offer, although, to be fair, if you ignore the bland, predictable, linear environments, the atrocious enemy AI, the boring objectives and the same old same old same old, the Wii version's control system is worth inviting into your tent to snuggle and compare haversacks.
Waving and drowning
Could Medal of Honor Heroes 2 be the first-person shooter Wii owners have been waiting for? Well, it's another World War II game, the missions are unoriginal, the levels are linear, the AI is terrible and everything is brown. So no. But for those Wii owners who aren't after a realistic, intense experience, who just want fast-paced arcade action, and who don't mind all the brown, Heroes 2 has a lot to offer.
It seems that gamers simply can't get enough of World War II. And who can blame people for wanting another chance to shoot Hitler's Axis of Evil right in the mush? This time around, Electronic Arts is, somewhat wisely, going back to the series' Frontline/Allied Assault-era roots to deliver what promises to be one of the most accessible titles in the series' eight year history.
EA has announced that Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 is in development for Wii and PSP, and due for release this year.