Okay, so there's a new video game being advertized on TV. It's called "Conflict Vietnam," (as opposed to it's objectionable real name, "The Vietnam Conflict," I guess), and the ads feature the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black."
But just the existence of the game made me start asking questions. The first was, "Who really wants to play this?" I mean, I'm guessing the game is sold on its authenticity, so who wants that level of authenticity? Is there a "My Lai" mission? Can you drive your soldiers insane on acid and heroin and have them murder children? It's either a totally inauthentic authentic game, or it's a geniunely disturbing game. Right?
But a second question just totally hit me. The wife and I were on the couch, and the ad came on yet again. My wife, annoyed, finally said, "I don't get it. How do you win?"
Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson LundOkay, so there's a new video game being advertized on TV. It's called "Conflict Vietnam," (as opposed to it's objectionable real name, "The Vietnam Conflict," I guess), and the ads feature the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black."
It's actually called Conflict: Vietnam, and it's the third game in the Conflict: series, and it's total crap. From the sounds of things, you "win" the game by completing all 14 missions. After you complete them, your "tour" is over, and you get to go home. Seriously. I guess that's a lot like life.
From what I played (demo copy provided to my buddy, a GameStop manager) the game has some hinky AI, mediocre graphics, and questionable gameplay. Avoid at all costs.
And seriously, the reason Vietnam games are coming out (Shellshock, Battlefield: Vietnam, Vietcong: Purple Haze) is because WWII games are so yesterday. Call of Duty and Medal of Honor have that war locked up, so companies have to pick another war. Trench warfare (WWI) isn't interesting, so they picked another war.