Thought it looked ok but would like some info on what people on here thought about it just incase it turns out to be pants.
Thanks for any info or comments on it.
> Help! Can you tell me how to release the P.O.W. in the Vietcong
> village and stay alive at the same time. I creep about but always get
> killed or the P.O.W. does. This is a brilliant game.
I'm stuck on the same part as well, it's really frustrating isn't it?
Help! Can you tell me how to release the P.O.W. in the Vietcong village and stay alive at the same time. I creep about but always get killed or the P.O.W. does. This is a brilliant game.
As far as style is concerned, it's not quite as 'hardcore' as the Raven Shield/OFP style of game - but then it's not Doom either. You can't just charge about shooting wildly, you'd snuff it in a few seconds.
Graphically, it's pretty good. The backdrops and scenery are all very well crafted. AI soldiers aren't spectacularly detailed, but the animation/motion is superbly done. The sound is solid, particularly if you have quad or 5.1 surround sound - though I found that playing with quality headphones with give good results as well, adding to the already immersive enviroment.
The game is a little on the short side, first time though on the normal difficulty setting took me around 20 hours of gameplay. Not exactly disastrous for a FPS, and there are already rumblings in the on-line community about an add on - which the game quite blatantly hints at in the dialogue at the end. There's also talk of Pteredon releasing the SDK, which means a load of extra missions designed by community fans with time on their hands.
Part of the problem with the review scores is that problems with the CD copy protection caused the frame rate to drop to unplayable levels on a lot of PC's, which was only fixed recently by a patch (US release only) and by delaying release in the European market a couple of extra weeks to sort things out. Of course, reviewers only had this version to go by, so scores were dragged down by this. Also, the Multiplayer experience is a big jungle of cheaters. Despite the reputed complexity of the game engine, VC has proved very easy to hack. If you want to play on line, do it on a secure server with people you know, or you're just going to end up being off with people with semi automatic M79 grenade launchers, that can only be killed if you hit them with mortar fire....
If you just want it for SP action, then I'd get it. Tonnes of replay value as well.
> but reviews were okay
Okay being the important word there. They weren't anything amazing.