The publisher of Serious Sam 3 has urged fans to openly criticise Medal of Honor in return for free copy of the game.
“During this busy season of video game releases the team at Devolver Digital realize that not every game will live up to expectations. One such game has been Medal of Honor: Warfighter – yet another military shooter where cover is king and most folks spend their time peeking out form behind a wall or a strategically placed concrete barrier,” a statement on the Devolver site reads.
“That shit is weak. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Serious Sam3: BFE ‘Warfighter-fighter’ program. Over the next week we will be offering 100 free Xbox Live Arcade downloads for Serious Sam 3: BFE to some of those affected so they can get up from behind that wall and get back to the unleashing heavy ordinance upon a horde of brutal aliens just like our forefathers.
“Stand up and make your voice heard by simply tweeting your concerns about the stagnant modern military shooter with the hashtag #SeriousSam3XBLA and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Serious Sam 3 download - the perfect remedy for mundane, cover-based shooters.”
A clever marketing ploy? Or a seriously low blow?
Whichever way you look at it, it’s fair to say that the campaign hasn’t picked up steam as of yet. At the time of writing just over 30 tweets have been posted using that hashtag, meaning that Devolver still has plenty of codes to go around.
There might be even be some left of over at the end with which it can mop up the egg on its face.