Sledgehammer Games' unreleased third-person, Vietnam-era Call of Duty demo was aiming for a darker, more twisted tone, which you can see in its early concept art.
This looks so good though why?
wouldnt have sold well. need big future boom boom garbage ass crap
Why the disagrees? He's talking truth.
Its n4g, damned if you do, damned if you dont. I dont let it get to me
Ok I love the second image with the village and bridges
/groan Why big publishers gotta cater to lowest common denominator D:
Wish they had done this, or at least had made more missions take place in Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia in Black Ops. I don't think that game really did justice to what MACV-SOG guys had to do or went through. Another good Vietnam War game, if anyone is interested in wanting to play more of those types of games, was Shellshock Nam '67 for PS2 and Xbox. It did a good job of showing the brutality, it was dark, you had to worry about booby traps in the jungle on some missions, etc. It was really good.
Shellshock Nam '67 was actually Guerilla Games last game before being purchased by Sony. I have never played it and probably should. The NVA where kings at booby trapping. Pits covered over with spikes at the bottom, trip lines hooked to pull a pin on a grenade, poisonous snakes hanging from the trees to bite at the US/SVA etc. Actually the US had single shot, single use rocket launchers that once used where worth its weight in scrap. But not to the NVA. They took the rocket launch tubes and pulled the pin on grenades and put them inside and then hung them from the trees. Once the wire is tripped you got a whole collection of live grenades falling on a hopeless unit. Sorry I get carried away. I'm a US war historian
They actually made a sequel that came out for the PS3/Xbox and I think PC, but unfortunately, they put a humongous twist on it by making it an FPS with zombies, and it just wasn't the same. Be warned about the first though, it is a bit clunky with the controls and it definitely could use improvement with certain gameplay mechanics, but it was worth the $3 when I got it from Gamestop. I think it's only available on the EU PSN store though, unfortunately not the NA PSN store. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend the book, SOG by John L. Plaster. I know he advised a bit on COD Black Ops from some behind the scenes videos before its release, but it looks like they didn't take much of what he said and put it to better use. That book really showed what black ops was, black propaganda to create confusion within NVA and VC ranks, Project Eldest Son, very interesting customizations to their equipment in the field, etc. and it's unfortunate that Treyarch didn't go all the way that, but eh, it is what it is. I just hope there'll be some new dev who could make a Vietnam War shooter, for next gen consoles and PC, where you really feel like you have to watch your step in the jungle, using counter tactics to fight a guerilla force, fear of sapper attacks from the dac cong, the feeling of being behind enemy lines as an SOG operator, etc. and find a way to incorporate these mechanics into a great single player and multiplayer experience.
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