Vietcry is released now, discover the rice fields, jungles and more in our Vietnam mod. Instead of just using the Crysis typical health auto-regeneration, Flow groover imported the classical medikits and armorpaks. Small tests have proven that this wasn't a bad idea. For us, it was especially difficult to get used to the turn, the player will no longer be invisible at will, and the health bar is no longer recharging automatically. Features: * No Nanosuit * New gameplayfeeling * Medikits and armorpaks * Many old weapons * Cinematic environment * New bullettime feature * A mix of open and linear gameplay
Not awesome, not terrible.
To start I will say it's a very fun mod, and for the most part doesn't have bugs or glitches. However, it has some problems that prevent me from giving it a high rating.
Let me say the no nano suit thing is awesome. For the last 20 years games have made you the super badass and it's refreshing to have to creep through the foliage slowly and carefully (I played on the max difficulty) or you get 1 shotted by some dude you didn't see.
But the setting is also the game's biggest weakness. This game, when you take away the story, has absolutely nothing to do with Vietnam. The maps are not what Vietnam looks like, the uniforms for both sides are wrong, the music is not Vietnam era (although it sounds very similar to some Vietnam-war era music it is actually available on Jamendo and is more modern). The maps don't feel natural (the landscape, the tree layout, it feels like a city park made to look like a forest like they do in Cincinnati). Also, it's kind of funny that the Vietnamese still speak Korean :)
In case you don't know what I'm getting at imagine taking HL2 and making forest maps and AK-47s but using Combine Troopers as Vietnamese soldiers.
The game claims to be in Vietnam but in all honesty the environment falls apart for anyone who knows something about the war. The mod is a great technical achievement and a blast to play, but the theme brings it down.
However, this dev team is clearly quite skilled and I look forward to what they release next!