What I’m about to say is my thoughts and my thoughts alone. The other members of GGN have nothing to do with this. As some of you may know already, Medal of Honor: Warfighter is inspired by real-world events. So conflicts in the Philippines and Somalia will be included in the single-player alongside many other hot spots. What’s causing some issues isn’t the main campaign but the DLC that is scheduled for release.
Zero Dark Thirty is a film that comes out in December and focuses on the ten years it took to find and ultimately kill Osama Bin Laden. The DLC in question is called Zero Dark Thirty map pack which features two maps that players can explore. Now here’s my problem with this whole idea…why name the DLC after the film?
You have those people out there that think it’s perfectly fine to cheer on the death of people, even if they are horrible human beings. Yes, Osama Bin Laden was cruel and took the lives of many loved ones but does that mean we have to stoop to his level and praise his death? I Just finished reading about 10 different comments that all had to do with how happy they would be if there were missions were you could personally kill Bin Laden. Hell, one person even said they would willingly pay the full price for a game that revolved around just killing Bin Laden in different way. Even if that is trolling, it still shows how some people are just ignorant. I’m not perfect but I damn sure don’t get excited when I find out a game requires you to kill Nazis or something.
A lot of people these days have this “us against them” mentality that I find disturbing. Life would be much simpler if this feeling didn’t exist or if it wasn’t as strong as it is.
And for EA to honestly try cashing in on people’s emotions like this is pretty upsetting as well. EA could have easily called this map pack something else; like map pack 1 or Delta Strike. But no, they deliberately named the downloadable content after the film to no doubt boost sales. There is no doubt in my mind that there will be those that buy this game just to have the chance to play these map packs. End of rant.