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Conflict: Vietnam PC DVD-ROM

Published by Mastertronic
Developed by Pivotal Games
Release Date: Out Now
Price: £9.99

The last few years have seen plenty of Vietnam based FPS games. Conflict: Vietnam is a third person, squad-based shooter that puts you in the role of the rookie soldier. If you've played the other Vietnam based games this will feel like familiar ground and indeed it is. There are some differences though such as the RPG elements that allows you to upgrade the abilities of your characters between missions.

Conflict: Vietnam is average in every sense of the word. Nothing about the game feels well done. Graphically the game looks OK but it's obvious this is a multi-platform game and the frame rate is nowhere near as smooth as it should be. The weapons don't feel right either. The AI of your squad members is also rather suspect and they appear to be against running for cover, which can make things infuriating at times. The game also features a restrictive save system which makes the game more frustrating than it should be.

Whilst we often see games that are problematic for deaf gamers, it's not often we review a game and come to the conclusion that the game in question should not be played by deaf gamers. Sadly that's exactly the conclusion we've come to with Conflict: Vietnam. There's no subtitles which means you'll miss out on the story and dialogue between the characters. Objectives are shown in text but the text information is minimal and not very informative. Deaf gamers will be oblivious to all the important audible content as the game has no captions. All things considered, it's just not worth the hassle for deaf gamers.


Overall Game Rating: 2.0/5

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An average FPS game based on the Vietnam War. There is virtually no support for deaf gamers. Best give it a miss.