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Battlefield Vietnam

By vassil3427
Mar 8, 2004
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  1. I used to love to play BF1942....But I just cannot wait for Battlefield Vietnam. I plan on picking it up the day of release, I was just wondering if anyone else here was looking into getting this game. I think it looks awesome.:D
  2. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Posts: 242

    Ye, im looking forward to it, been playing BF and Desert Combat for a year and a bit now, and its the most emmersive gaming experience out there imo.

    Hope BF:Vietnam has napalm and stuff, those Huey choppers look really cool too (dont think they'll touch DC's Apache's tho)

    Dont think its gonna offer BF players much tho, the screenshots they have released are unrealistically good, the actual game never looks as good as the hype screenshots they release, i think its gonna be more like an add-on than a sequal.

    I have such a love/hate relationship with EA Games, they pretty much abandoned us BF players when it dsperately needed patching, and they then released a couple of patches which caused more trouble than fixes. I hope they dont abandon BF:V players as they did with BF:1942 gamers.
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    I'm looking at it.....haven't made up my mind though. I walked away from the Secret Weapons add-on as a lame attempt just to get more money for nothing really extraordinary.

    I love the game itself...play original, RTR and DC religiously....my groupd tries to get together on one of our servers every Tuesday or Thursday evening (real-life still rules).

    If BF:V has enough different gameplay and the ability to hold my attention then I'll seriously take a look at getting it.
  4. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Posts: 242

    ye SWOWW2 was REALLY bad, i downloaded the demo and it was terrible, wtf was that jetpack all about?
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Tried SWOWW2 on a friends computer at a lan, and though it had some novel new vehicles, it just wasn't worth it for the single-player experience.
    When going online, I found that there was next to no servers using it, so I put of the purchase.

    And I wouldn't have bought RTR, if it hadn't been for buying both BF1942 and RTR of a friend for around 30$ total.

    BF:V might be worthy of a purchase from what I've seen from a friend, but I'm not sure since there's enough of mod's out allready.
  6. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Mr. G....what time of day GMT are you generally online and using what handle? Maybe I'll do a search someday to see if you're out there.
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    I use Mr.Garibaldi (big surprise huh), but I'm not generally on at any set time.

    Usually several times a day, but mostly after 5PM GMT.
    I usually play on "Catch-Gamer.no" servers, "SP 100mbit DC 0.7" or a boomtown server.

    It's becoming more and more DC, but it I do play some of the new BF1942 maps every now and again.

    You using Masque as nick?
  8. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    I, for one can't wait for Battlefield Vietnam to come out. I plan on getting in line.

    Since I only just discovered Battlefield at Christmas time, I play almost every day, should say night, at between 11 PM and 2 AM Central Time. Mostly Desert Combat though, it's just a lot more fun than regular BF 42, to me.

    Also played the Eve of Destruction mod, which is based on Vietnam, but can't say I like it to much. The planes aren't as responsive and the helos are a lot harder to fly. May be realistic though.

    From what I've read, the helo controls in DC are modded from the airplane controls and the new "Vietnam" helos will have there own controls, making them fly even more realistically.
  9. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Posts: 242

    Dont think BF is about realism tho, i think BF1942 had the perfect balance of realism and playability, one of the reasons you dont see many people flying the choppers in DC is because they find it too hard and too difficult to control, i hope they go for a good balance and not all out, Operation Flashpoint style realism, coz that would suck, the simpler the better is what i say (is that because i am simple? i dunno, prolly) :grinthumb
  10. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    I own three copys of Battlefield 1942. That is how much I love the game. I play it on my LAN at home and on the Internet. I will definately be getting Vietnam.
  11. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Actually, no. I use |***|H.E.R.O. (Atari Secret Society). Masque is a handle I stick with and used from the old Tribes 1 days. I still hang onto it.

    Edit: It's good to see all you guys playing. It would be pretty schweet if we all hooked up sometime.....though the time differences would make it difficult.
     
  12. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Masque, I've been to your server many times, (wanted to show you how to really play this game, heh heh, just kidding), and have never found anybody there. Guess I'm on at the wrong time.
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Oki. I'll add you to my Buddie list in GameSpy and maybe we'll meet on a server :)
  14. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Posts: 242

    Im not gonna buy BF:V, gonna wait untill StarWars : Battlefront comes out, its supposed to be the ultimate star wars game, basically, its BF, but with all of the vehicles and weapons in the original movies, based around the time of the original movies and on the planets which the original movies depict, so, ill be shooting your arse in my ATAT walker on Endor :D:D:D

    Edit : ATST walker, sorry
  15. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Tuesday and Thursday.....roughly 9-11 EST. Either -=|***|=-North Coast or -=|***|=-Hidden Realm Risen.
  16. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Sounds good Mr. G. I'll add you to my list in ASE.
  17. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Then we'll just have to see if we find eachother then :)
  18. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 312

    i cant wait for it.
  19. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 201

    I have all 3 bf1942 packs, I love it and will definitely get bf:V. What I think will be good is the heavy jungles with loads of plants and trees to hide in. What I think let down the other bf1942's is the open spaces.

    It gets quite boring when you cant find any places to hide and you're running for ages. But with bf: V you'll be able to hide in something whilst seeing through the trees (preferably with a sniper).

    PS: Does anyone else here hate the snipers on bf1942? Both allies and axis snipers suck (axis is slightly better).

    I really reckon we should from a TS bf1942 group. :D
  20. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    I have attempted to get something together like that myself a while back. We had a game going with LNCPapa, Vehementi, and myself one night but we never did end up playing again. One reason is because Veh has been on dialup (only had dsl that week) so he couldn't play again. He is getting DSL in a few days though so I'm sure he would be in on something if we could get something going.

    If your interested in doing anything let me know. Send me a private message on TS with your AIM, Yahoo or MSN name.
  21. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  22. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 201

    Has any1 got any GOOD SCREENSHOTS of BF:VN
  23. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

  24. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 822

    I think we should seriously look into starting a Techspot Battlefield Vietnam team....
  25. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 201

    Yeh we should! Cheers olefarte for the site :D There are some sweeet Screenshots on it!
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