Excerpt: The Men of War series has been a boon for fans of tactical combat, with missions that value strategy over brute force. In fact, brute force rarely ever works, so you need to think ahead if you want your squads to survive. This is an expansion release, but it functions as a stand alone experience, so even those without previous installments can jump in. In Men of War: Vietnam, you’re in control of a small squad of soldiers tasked with various objectives.
Excerpt: , to review. It's very difficult for me (in other words, I'm terrible), but I've also been having a lot of fun. I was impressed with the game when I first previewed it over a year ago at 1C Company's Another Night in Moscow event, so I was pretty excited to finally get some time to play it. There are lots of excellent details in the game such as inventory management, the ability to reload and unload weapons, and direct control of soldiers.
Conclusion: So, in terms of boiling down this review to a verdict on whether Men of War is good or not, I think I’ll go with the trusty “Yes, but” conclusion. It is good, but the Vietnam setting doesn’t fit the template as well as World War II, and I would strongly advice newcomers to play the original Men of War first, otherwise that first mission may well put you off for life. Trust me, I know. I was in ‘Nam, man.
Excerpt: Prior to playing Men at War: Vietnam we had an idea in our mind’s eye of what we would have liked it to be. We had visions of a game with Company of Heroes ‘ style mixed with Dawn of War’s real time tactical gameplay. Unfortunately what we got was rather different… Like Dawn of War , MaW: Vietnam does feature real time tactical gameplay – meaning you don’t need to worry about building bases but instead solely focus on unit tactics and keeping your rag tag group of men...
Summary: How much you enjoy Men of War: Vietnam depends on your patience for constant saving and reloading. Just like in the earlier releases in this 1C Company series of real-time squad combat games, the difficulty has been cranked through the roof. Your small squads have to battle their way through dozens if not hundreds of enemies in each and every mission, with even a single misstep often resulting in instant failure. That doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun, and it isn't.
Pros: Intricate missions with multiple objectives on huge maps, Lengthy solo campaign, Cooperative play adds replay value
Cons: Brutal difficulty demands tiptoeing forward and saving often, Missions are absurdly tilted in favor of the opposition, A few AI issues, Lacks a much-needed tutorial, Connection problems hamper co-op play
Summary: The difficulty is brutal, the graphics look like they're from 2006 and the AI from the original Command & Conquer were more advanced than they felt here. Men of War has done a lot of things right but the Vietnam edition feels like a poorly constructed attempt of an expansion pack. The whole experience felt rushed, unfinished and extremely unpolished.
Excerpt: Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Lace Mamba Global Developer: 1C Company Players: 1 – 4 Site: http://www.menofwargame.com/games/vietnam We recommend you play Men of War: Vietnam with a shower cap on your head, or at least something that makes your hair harder to grip in spur of the moment frustration. Right from the off the uninitiated will be...
Excerpt: We recommend you play Men of War: Vietnam with a shower cap on your head, or at least something that makes your hair harder to grip in spur of the moment frustration. Right from the off the uninitiated will be tearing clumps of man-fur straight from their skull as this game sets out to kick you in the mouse hand before you can acclimatise to the harsh realities of jungle warfare. Does four men against an entire company of hostiles sound fair to you?
Summary: La guerre. L’enfer. La mort. Les Viets. Les pièges. Les balles. Les hélicos. Le napalm. La chaleur. L’humidité. La jungle. Les tunnels. La folie. Les ordres. Les putes. Les années 60. Le Vietnam.
Pros: Un ensemble fluide, Une bonne gestion de ses troupes, Ça change de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
Cons: Un concept inadapté à cet opus, Moche comme un pou, Très (trop) difficile, Peu de missions