Medal of Honor was released to much controversy this fall. Medal of Honor was released for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Ds and for your PC. The game is base in Afghanistan. The controversy came in when you reached the multiplayer mode of the game. As you play multiplayer on Medal of Honor, you are given the chance to be a Taliban bad guy who has the ability to kill American-led coalition forces. This was a horrible idea considering all the US military that have been killed by Taliban in Afghanistan.
The controversy led to the makers of the game changing this horrible part of the game. Now the Taliban is changed to “opposing forces” that can kill American soldiers. A little better than Taliban, but the premise is still the same. This is not a good idea and will lead to a stigma placed on the game. Many people realize young children play war type video games. My son actually plays Modern Warfare 2 on our PS3 with my supervision. I don’t want him to play a game where he can be an opposing force killing American soldiers. I really don’t want anybody to play a game where you have an option to be an enemy against American soldiers.
There are other problems with this game. Most of us realize war games are rater M for mature. This is because of the violence within the games. Some of the war games are realistic and are not made for small children. This game goes beyond that in its portrayal of war. First, there is a ton of cussing in the Medal of Honor game. I am sure there is much cussing when our men go to war, but this does not have to be placed in a video game. It doesn’t matter if the game is rated M, many of our children play war games.
The language is not the only problem. There are sections of Medal of Honor that are intense, daunting and horrifying. You will find yourself being ambushed by the enemy and in horrible situations. This is a war game that is not real, but can have lasting effects on children, teenagers and adults. I wanted to play this game, but I cannot do it now. The makers of Medal of Honor didn’t think this matter through when they made the game. They wanted to sell as many copies as they could and didn’t think the whole situation through.
For those of you who venture and buy this game make sure you buy the limited edition version of Medal of Honor. The limited edition version of this game is full of extras. You will get to play the old game Medal of Honor Frontline in HD. (LIMITED EDITION– Day-one access to the TOZ-194 and 870MC2 shotguns and Exclusive access to the MP7, a unique weapon utilized by Tier 1 Operators in the field).
It is a shame Medal of Honor made a game I cannot play in my household. The controversy is a problem for a pro-American type person like myself who loves to play war games. I am itching to play the game, but not if it has anything to do with me killing Americans. You don’t have to kill Americans, but the whole premise of the game makes me sick. It should make you sick too when you consider American heroes are the reason all of us have our freedoms in the first place. Stay away of Medal of Honor and its controversial game play.