Continuation Of A Great Co-Op Franchise
Conflict: Vietnam you play a raw recruit Harold Kahler (aka Cherry), learning the ropes from your potty-mouthed fellow soldiers. In an interesting twist, you are also a potty-mouthed soldier. The game is actually a squad-based third-person shooter. You take control of four grunts, each with a specialty: a medic, a heavy gunner, an assault weapons expert, and a sniper. You directly control one team member at a time, but you're free to switch between them at will. When you're not directly controlling a character, that character will move and shoot autonomously, though you can issue several general orders such as hold fire, fire at will, stand ground, and follow.
These are your team members:
Ragman, team leader/rifleman
Hoss, machine gunner
GAME PLAY: the game features 14 long missions, covering a wide variety of tasks. There are a bunch of straightforward advance-and-kill-whatever-you-find levels, but these are punctuated by a couple of decent on-rails levels. The squad mechanic adds some complexity to the typical on-rail mission, as you're forced to constantly switch between four mounted guns, each with its own viewing angle on the action. At certain points during various levels, you'll also take control of a couple of different vehicles, including a jeep and a tank. At the end of each level you're awarded points for your performance. These points can then be used to boost any of nine different skills for each character. The tangible effects of these skill boosts are subtle, however. The game saves automatically at the beginning of each level. After that, you're granted ONLY two saves per mission to use at your discretion. The game uses the same buttons as previous games, but it feels better.
GRAPHICS: visually, the game is pretty much par for the Vietnam. Texture detail is sacrificed for dense jungle geometry, but it does a good enough job of making you feel as if you're creeping through the underbrush. The soldiers are clear and crisp. While the Vietcong are implemented extremely well to match the jungle atmosphere.
SOUND: since no Vietnam game is complete without a few licensed period songs, Conflict Vietnam includes recognizable tunes from the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, and Martha and the Vandellas. Surprisingly, both the cut scenes and the voice acting are pretty well done and, in a first for the Vietnam War genre, not especially embarrassing. The movements of the Vietcong are quiet and careful, until you are seen and they all come out of the jungle to kill you. As I said in the intro you and your team are quite the potty-mouthed. Especially Junior and Hoss who don't like each other and do not get along very well. Expect a good amount of exchanged words between these two during the course of the game.
CO-OP: is where the Conflict games are truly extremely enjoyable, due to the nature of teamwork. I played through this game with my brother in-law. The screen is split down the middle in a vertical direction. This is good with a large screen TV nothing smaller than 20 inches. Each of us had two characters. I had Ragman and Hoss and he had Junior and Cherry. We could easily split up and flag the enemy from any direction. You can swap/pick up weapons from each other or pickup enemy weapons. You can even heal each other with med packs if you get severely wounded, but with a certain amount of time before the wounded soldier dies. When you embark a vehicle one drives while the other shoots. What’s the disadvantage about this? When an RPG hits your vehicle everyone dies. As long as you save through the course of the level (depending on difficulty level) if you die you begin from your last save rather than from the beginning of the level.
I love Conflict: Vietnam and I was really impressed with it even though it’s from 2004. The Conflict Series continues to be one of the Best co-op games on the PS2.
What's that noise? VC in the wire!!!!!!!
I bought this game on a humbug and thought i will get around to it eventually, that was 9 months ago. I should have slapped myself for waiting so long to play this game. The opening scene puts you in the mind of 1960 era with the music, then when you actually get involved in the game you forget its 2010, The language of the characters really puts this title for the mature. The controls are at first awkward but once adjusted there fine. The brightness setting may need to be adjusted for your TV its rather dark. The battles are surprisingly intense and the AI is not really all that predictable. Once you get your map location down you'll enjoy the game better. The kill shots are extremely precise so using 5 rounds is about average unless you are a marksmen, and I am not, I just head hunt or center mass. Overall if your on a vacation or with some free time order a pizza, kick out the spouse, and pop this game in. You'll like it.
Outstanding conflict game sure to please.
This game is definetlly a fun game. The storyline is genius. 4 US soldiers trapped behind Viet Cong terriotory. This game is very fun. There is a wide range of weaponry including: M16, M60, M14, the Grease Gun, AK47, PPSH, Mossin Nagant, Dragonov, and many more. This game has extraordinary graphics and some of the besst for 2004. The really stupid thing with this game is the enemies take like 5 bullets to kill. The game has good sound. But they curse so much, you might want to mute the game!!!! This game is by far the best game availabe. If you want a fun fun, good Vietnam game that will never bore, try this on for size and you will not want to put the controller down. Conflict Vietnam is the best game available. Must buy Vietnam thriller.
This is the Hottest Army game EVER!
This game is the perfect fusion of both the Army grunt culture and the "Platoon" film starring Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger. Both these elements are exceptionally authentic and make the game very original. Also, the multiplayer is awesome. The game forces you to act as a fully functional team in order to survive your missions. Because you are only given a compass, this makes you travel abroad in the terrain with caution. The controls are simple and controlling your other soldier even simpler. I was a soldier in the United States Army. All I can say is that if you are looking for a perfect Army game, this is it. I don't even like playing games that much but once I played this . . . it has been euphoria ever since!
Best Conflict seris game
This game is probably one of the best Conflict game. the sound of the guns is really good. The game play is realistic, like if you go under a helicopter your character will hold onto his hat or when a grenade goes off near you your hearing is messed up for about 10 seconds. If you've played any other conflict game or war game in general you will LOVE this game. Probably the best war game for PS2.
I first got this game for Christmas a few years ago and i started playing again recently and just thought that id say that this is one of the best war games EVER!!!!!
this game is awesome
this game looks so fun. people look so realistic. i hope this game is beast. comments say this game is so good.