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  • Summary: In a conflict that lasted 11 years and took more than three million lives, four men experience the longest 28 days ever. Cut off behind enemy lines during the 1968 Tet Offensive with no way to contact help, four young, barely trained soldiers realize that their only hope for survival is to head into the heart of darkness. Now, with few rations and dwindling ammunition, you must guide these soldiers across 100 miles of ruthless terrain crawling with unseen enemies. As you drive a wide range of vehicles, shoot era-specific weapons, and avoid enemy booby traps, remember--you're not trying to win any war--you're just trying to make it home alive. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. SCi have done a marvellous job with the high detail, which comes across well in both the audio and visuals. In fact it's so detailed that it feels real.
  2. The Viet Cong are everywhere in this game, and they just keep popping up out of the bushes, just like the war movies and stories I know we’ve all read about the Vietnam War.
  3. The controls are cramped, the AI questionable, and the pacing and gameplay seems more geared toward an action-shooter than a stealthy military sim.
  4. Unfortunately, figuring out how to work the controller is absolutely infuriating, meaning you go into firefights against stealthy Charlie with no knowledge of your environment, opponent, or weapon.
  5. The graphics are average at best, and at worst are no better than some of the later PS1 titles with some very rudimentary texture’s. The levels themselves, right from the off seem to be needing another few months work to give them a much more paced feeling.
  6. The pacing, thanks to a combination of necessary haste and the weakness of your divided squad members, feels more akin to a corridor shooter; there’s a constant sensation of feeling harried and hemmed in. [Oct 2004, p.107]
  7. 30
    The looseness of Conflict: Vietnam, from the lack of comfortable and immediate controls to the boring progression of the game, just doesn't cut it. While the idea of squad-driven combat set in the tense, emotionally-charged setting of Vietnam has potential, Conflict: Vietnam falls short in execution.

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