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Line of Sight Vietnam PC CD-ROM

Published by Sold Out Software
Developed by Nfusion
Release Date: Out Now
Price: £4.99

It's not often that we have a PC budget game in for review that I haven't played before. Line of Sight Vietnam is one such game though and I was surprised to find it's not bad at all, quite enjoyable in fact (with co-operative multiplayer missions available too), but it's probably not going to be a FPS that deaf gamers will enjoy.

The game puts you in the shoes of an elite marksman in Vietnam. Your job is to find the enemy soldiers and pick them off one by one. Naturally this calls for a fair bit of stealth and the element of surprise is crucial otherwise you'll be killed in no time. You're not always on your own and you'll have a companion who you can give simple orders to. Given the location you'll be waist deep in green foliage which also serves to supply cover which makes things a little easier.

Graphically the game looks dated but it still looks OK and it does manage to support the TFT resolution of 1280x1024 (something that can't be said for all games). The presentation of the game as a whole is not bad either. The tutorial messages are shown in text. Briefings are shown in text, as are objectives which can be recalled at any time. Orders you issue to your companions are shown in text as well which is great to see. However all this comes to naught when you realise that you need to be able to hear nearby enemies. Enemies can move through the thick foliage and the only clue to their presence is the noise they make. With no captions this means deaf games literally won't know who or what's hit them and this makes the game practically impossible for deaf gamers.

Overall Game Rating: 3.5/5

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Quite a decent FPS that's ruined for deaf gamers because of it's reliance on being able to hear your nearby enemies.