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  • Doing It for the Art: For the development of the original, Spielberg not only brought on Capt. Dale Dye, the military advisor for Saving Private Ryan, to work with the developers, but the developers were ran through a boot camp similar to what the actors in Saving Private Ryan had been subjected to. All in the name of ensuring that the game would be as authentic as possible.
  • Dueling Games: Originally with Call of Duty (which was established by the former developers of Allied Assault), while the 2010 reboot and Warfighter went against Modern Warfare.
  • Follow the Leader: While the 2010 reboot was a mild example of following the footsteps of Modern Warfare, Warfighter was attacked by critics and fans alike for being especially brazen about it.
    • Even before the reboot, the games from Pacific Assault onward increasingly took cues from new-kid-on-the-block Call of Duty with the addition of mechanics such as squad combat and ironsights, and the abandonment of the OSS behind-enemy-lines theme for straightforward recreations of WWII battles.
  • Franchise Killer: Warfighter, due to poor sales and reviews, has taken the series out of EA's rotation and a new game probably won't be seen for a while.
  • Genre-Killer: Warfighter's failure, along with the underperformance of its rival Call of Duty: Ghosts, ended the dominance of the Modern Military Shooter. Soon after its release, Call of Duty moved on to Science Fiction settings with Advanced Warfare, Black Ops III, and Infinite Warfare, with EA's own Battlefield series moving to the First World War.
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  • Stillborn Franchise: Not the series in general, but rather Rising Sun. It was hyped as the be-all, end-all of games set in the Pacific Theater, and was all set up to have a direct sequel with an ongoing character-driven story about two brothers, Joe and Donnie Griffin, with the original starring Joe and the planned sequel starring Donnie. But after Rising Sun was greeted with a pretty chilly critical reception, not only was the sequel canned, but it left the original with a Cliffhanger ending that was never given a full sequel. One of the lesser played ports (Heroes) resolved it off screen by saying that Joe and his friends were rescued.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Medal of Honor Wiki.


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