No doubt one of the biggest influences in the success of the current head honcho of the FPS market: Modern Warfare 2, EA and EA DICE are planning the retaking of the throne with “the most authentic modern war experience” in its new title that is simply named Medal of Honor.
I remember back when I was LAN-ing it up with friends- messing about with the games on the computers there, and finding a game merely titled MOHAA.exe. The same night we ended up playing a good 30 hours of the campaign between the 6 of us and professing our love of the Medal of Honor series.
Over the next few years we’d play stuff like Rising Sun, Frontline, a bit of Pacific Assault and finally a little of Heroes 2. There is no argument that Medal of Honor paved the way for other FPS games to take up their challenge on EA. With most of its games set in the World War 2 era, playing as American soldiers battling to prevail against the waves of the German war machine, Medal of Honor was a breath of fresh air where games like Timesplitters and Bond shooters were all too present.