February 10, 2012

"Now videogamers can play the role of Ho Chi Minh's communist forces as they rout French colonists in a blood-spattered shoot'em-up."

"We in Vietnam aren't that familiar with World War II but we still enjoy the 'Call of Duty' games... Anybody can enjoy any game, as long as it's fun and rewarding."

19 comments:

edutcher said...

Oh, joy!

Let me know how much blood there is when the Viet Minh walks into the village and disembowels the chief for not joining Uncle HoHoHo's noble cause.

The Drill SGT said...

Not one I'll buy...

I know how the game ends.

Revenant said...

I don't care for the subject matter of this particular game, but it is cheering to see other nations' computer game industries starting to take off. The more the merrier.

Scott M said...

Please explain why this is noteworthy. Every time I sit down for a nice FPS match or two, I'm playing either the Russian Union or the US. Aside from some slight differences in the weapons and where you start on the match at the beginning of the match, it doesn't matter a whip.

Maguro said...

You know Jane Fonda has a copy.

The Drill SGT said...

Seriously though, the last battle would be:

Battle of Mang Yang Pass

This is where Mobile Group 100 gets turned from a Regiment into a company.

It was portrayed as the opening scene in "We Were Soldiers"

Fucking heat. Fucking grass. Fucking country.

rcocean said...

Commies vs. French Imperialists.

I could play either side in that one.

Jose_K said...

know how the game ends, the french surrender but allow the comunist toestablisgh a stronghold first

Hoosier Daddy said...

I'm sure there will be a 1967 Tet add on pack so all the leftwing moonbats here can relive the battle where Cronkite said the war was lost.

Only to a moonbat could turn the crushing defeat of the Viet Cong into a victory.

damikesc said...

For what it's worth, shooters based in Vietnam have been really terrible to date.

Maybe this one won't suck...but I'm not optimistic.

David said...

Sick.

And not in the contemporary sense meaning "wonderful."

Synova said...

For some reason (probably a personal failing) I find it difficult to be upset when entertainment in foreign countries portrays that country or its people as the Good Guys.

I don't even mind, usually, when the US is portrayed as the Bad Guys.

Things are only severely out of balance when people in a country insist on portraying *themselves* as the Bad Guys in their entertainment.

EMD said...

Does the gamer get to fly the last helicopter out of Saigon?

Scott M said...

For what it's worth, shooters based in Vietnam have been really terrible to date.

The Bad Company 2 Vietnam add-on wasn't bad. Excellent map design, but very little in the way of gear choices.

Rusty said...

The Drill SGT said...



No. the whole of the TET Offensive where the Viet Cong and the NVA shot their bolt and but for Mcnamara and CBS news the US troops and the S. Vietnamese army could have walked into Hanoi.

The Drill SGT said...

Rusty?

what do you think I said about Tet?

BTW: Tet occurs every year if course, but the Tet Offensive was in 68, not 67.

Rusty said...

Nothing, sarge.
I just think the TET Offensive would have made a better game.

Seeing Red said...

Ohhh, red on red.

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