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  • Summary: Vietcong: Purple Haze contains all missions and multiplayer modes from the original Vietcong and its expansion pack, Fist Alpha. Now you can penetrate deeper into the deadly jungles of Vietnam to fight Vietcong guerillas and the North Vietnamese Army as they work their ways into Cambodia. In addition to pushing back the VC charge, you must gather intelligence on secret weapons factories hidden deep below ancient temples, safely return downed US fighter pilots back to base, and avoid and disarm lethal booby traps. You can fight with all-new weapons, call in an air strike, and jump in a Huey to unload several thousand rounds behind a mounted M60. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Functionally, the game was almost perfect, with only minor issues with the AI of the team members. The ability of the medic to heal the player to a certain amount, but with some damage that stays with the player through a mission or two is about as realistic as a game could get.
  2. With nineteen missions on offer and an Xbox Live feature that there is enough here to keep you going until Bungie's latest effort comes onto the marketplace.
  3. The graphics run a little below par, but if you can handle the gritty look and sometimes doggy AI you'll be rewarded with a great experience.
  4. A poor port of the original PC game. It has faults in almost every area that considered alone would have be forgivable but together, combine to seriously impair the games enjoyment factor.
  5. Though a few of the changes are constructive, the new developer, Coyote, has generally made a mess of what used to be a good game.
  6. The gameplay really doesn't dazzle, and with several other fantastic FPS games out there, it's a wonder the developers let this one go in this condition. Vietcong: Purple Haze is flat as a board.
  7. 40
    The biggest issue with Purple Haze for Xbox is that the game simply isn't complete. Why the truncated campaign? Why the revamped levels?

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