Conclusion: Don’t be discouraged, the Vietnamese are as well prepared as the American soldiers. The developers made sure of that by making both teams balanced, giving one another their own distinct advantages. The Vietnamese may not have the firepower of the American soldiers, but they may be faster.
Excerpt: There is no doubt that Battlefield: 1942 ( review ) is not only a great multiplayer shooter, it is also one of the most popular and influential PC game to be released in recent. Battlefield 1942 was a success for the fact that it had a large number of players in the one server at once (up to 64) and...
Better than many shooters, but still very violent.
Common Sense Media
9 May 2005
Summary: Parents need to know that this first-person shooter features a significant amount of glorified and dramatized violence. Although putting the violence in a historical context makes it less gratuitous, the game cannot help but glorify warfare -- and in some ways make it a spectacle.
Excerpt: People see review scores for Battlefield Vietnam and are understandably confused. Not just because it's hard to imagine anything involving one of our greatest wars receiving anything less than full applause, but because it's the follow-up to one of the greatest games ever and the reviews are barely...
Excerpt: The three Huey gunships fly in formation just a few feet above the calm, murky water. While the choppers prepare to go weapons-hot, loudspeakers blare the opening notes of Wagner's
Ride of the Valkyries.
Excerpt: Building on their highly successful Battlefield 1942, the developers at EA/DICE have improved the graphics engine, in addition to adding new classes, weapons and vehicles. Throw in an immersive soundtrack and you have all the makings of another successful Battlefield title.
Excerpt: Amidst much hype and expectations from the legions of loyal gamers, Battlefield Vietnam has arrived. The game is the next entry into the highly successful Battlefield series from Electronic Arts that allows players to wage war from the land, sea, and air.
Summary: as the insanely addictive juggernaut that it is today, but how many of you remember just how flawed and cumbersome the game was at the time of its launch? Although the premise was neat, the execution was sloppy, the ping was god awful and the framerate was unbearable on a number of systems.