Submitted by Abstract360 2159d ago | article

Rumored 'Call of Duty: Vietnam' To Be More Story Heavy?

While not official, there have been several rumblings about Treyarch's next installment in the white hot Call of Duty franchise. Specifically, the current rumor is that Treyarch's Winter 2010 entry into the series will be based around conflicts regarding the Vietnam War. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Gandalf  +   2159d ago
Just make the story like Saving Private Ryan, and you have an epic story.
pxpxp  +   2159d ago
@ Gandalf
Yeah, i think there is potential for a good story, since there is not a lot of vietnam games out there, there is still a lot of terrific stories to be told.
darkmurder  +   2159d ago
As long as this one doesnt screw multiplayer over although again itll suck, better matchmaking with more boring weapons sigh.
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jammy_70  +   2159d ago
sounds good
but 4 some reason i really want medal of honour to be better...
StanLee  +   2159d ago
I still maintain World at War is the best Call of Duty game made this gen. Everyone was overly critical of the game because it was set in what is admittedly, a stagnant World War II setting. Even the multiplayer was more balance with more balanced maps that the Modern Warfare titles and Nazi Zombie was a phenomenal addition.
Hellsvacancy  +   2159d ago
Ill guess we'll all find out in 6 months time
sikbeta  +   2159d ago
Yeah, like the Movie Saving Private Ryan, not the great story just the length, like +2 hours campaign?
Prototype  +   2159d ago
IF this is true, can we have the A-Team in it? I'll buy it then :D
freeblue  +   2159d ago
wow.. finally a MW where Americans are actually the invaders, not just retaliation
to something someone else did.

i would love to play a game where US get its ass kicked. just imagine the new controveral village scene.
MerkinMax  +   2159d ago
Did anyone else here enjoy World at War more than MW and MW2? It felt more epic and it seems like World at War was a better looking game too. Oh yeah, Nazi Zombies > Spec Ops anyday.
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bjornbear  +   2159d ago
@ freeblue
not only that, but it will be a game where you play the loosing side, which i think is unique.

I'm tired of the whole "YEAH TESTOSTERONE WOOOOOW WE WIN EVERYTHING" kind of idea, so it will be interesting to have to survive ambushes etc (i know WaW had something of the genre but this will be absolute defeat =D)
Elven6  +   2159d ago
Saving Private Ryan a epic story? Hardly, the only thing worth watching in that movie is the opening sequence, the rest of the movie is garbage!

How about better war storylines like that seen in Band of Brothers, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Forgotten Soldier, Das Boot, Flags of our Fathers, etc?

It really won't take much to make a COD game "story heavy" since the storylines are usually so ridiculous! With most COD games it's like your witnessing something made by the Propaganda Department since they always have over the top and uber glorified scenarios. Has a war game even gone as far as trying to humanize those around you? I know Velvet Assassin is one but that game has a ton of other issues.
DasBunker  +   2159d ago
screw private ryan

full metal jacket FTMFW
The Happy Baby  +   2159d ago
Emptyin clips, while "Paint it Black" plays in the background...
this takes me back....

LOOKOUT! theres Charlie everywhere!
creatchee  +   2159d ago
Problem is, TREYARCH is developing this. Their CODs are always overshadowed by the previous and upcoming installments by Infinity Ward. Since this would be COD's first foray into Vietnam, I would MUCH rather see Infinity Ward tackle it. I mean, there is LOADS of potential for awesome gameplay (jungle traps, napalm, blowdarts, etc) and I think that IW is more adept at coming up with the new stuff while Treyarch is best when they take things that IW develops and just updates/contextualizes it.

There have been a few other games about Vietnam that come to mind, and none were all that great. Hope this turns out to be different.
IaMs12  +   2159d ago
I too would be awesome to play as the "losing" side because it would make more epic scenarious and gameplay wouldnt it?

I use the term "Lose" loosely because America did not lose or win Vietnam, all they did was go in, kill bunch of people and 50,000 of themselfs then pull out. Thats it, didnt change a thing.

Its also Politically correct to hate America, anything Anti-American is Politically Correct in todays world.

I find it funny that people hate another country because either they think they are stupid and such but in reality their country is no different, America is no exception.

People overestimate America but at the same time underestimate them. I find it funny that people hate America for going into a country and trying to help, instead of sit back and watch it tear itself apart, but they dont hate that country. Every government has other intentions.

God never told us to sit back and watch but to help fellow people out thy neighbor. Why do people think America is a bad place?
DrRobotnik  +   2159d ago
This sounds very interesting. I bet when you call in air support, it would be a napalm blanket.
TheROsingleB  +   2159d ago
And if that were to happen, it would be awesome :P
OGharryjoysticks  +   2159d ago
Da Nang
I can see it now. Major Grisley shooting Gooks in the bush love you long time.
chak_  +   2159d ago
just make something new damnit
Nitrowolf2  +   2159d ago
well im glad tehy are finally moving away from the WW2 stuff, i might try this one out if its vietnam
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Roper316  +   2159d ago
can't be any worse then the turd IW released. a campaign that should have been DLC and a broken glitch fest of a MP. Either way it is a used buy because it wears the Activision name on it so you know it will be average at best.
divideby0  +   2159d ago
bought this years game...BIG mistake..
same crappy MP online...camp, shoot, move, camp, shoot, move...boring..
SP was disgustingly short.
SpecOps is fun...

COD is the Madden of FPS...new game every year with incremental improvements....
not buying this crap anymore..just rental for SP is fine with me
Jrome  +   2158d ago
Exactly, that's why i didn't buy MW2 this year. I also didn't buy WaW although WaW did come with a zombie mode that added a lot entertainment wise to the game. I trust that Treyarch will bring more entertainment to the new CoD as well.
mrv321  +   2159d ago
More story heavy than MW2 only implies there's actually going to be story.

I played through MW2 twice and for the life of me this is all I got

Dude shoots other dude.
A country invade America and America is surprised

That's basically it and I am not even joking... it offers no closure... just shooting and big scenes which after Uncharted 2 aren't that impressive.
bjornbear  +   2159d ago
that would be cool
as long as it isn't like MW where you have 4 other guys that work as one men armies, and have real soldier, like in COD2.
Pumbli  +   2159d ago
I know Treyarch won't let me down. :D

I like CoDWaW so much more then MW2, I even kinda prefer WaW to CoD4 but that's much more close. :P
led1090  +   2159d ago
treyarch can actually take the gold this time. IW has pulled the bar lower now with MW2. So this time rome can finally be captured. Bad choice of words i know. But m drunk:P:P
albert_275  +   2159d ago
I actually prefer Treyarch over IW, mostly because of their heavier emphasis on co-op. Campaign co-op? YES PLEASE!
W-k  +   2159d ago
Treyarch is great, its a shame they dont get as much attention as IW , i played cod5 more then cod4 but i still have to say COD2 was the best story of them all i hope Treyarch dose something similar to the Vietnam story,that would be great cod needs to be more story driven then a have mp i would just be happy with some kick A$$ co-op missions, right now for the best MP war game id have to say BFBC2 over MW2 iv played both and BFBC2 beta was a better online game and i do like MW2 just bfbc2 feels more like a war where mw2 feels like your stuck in a big box with guns still a good game , i just hope Treyarch can change up the cod MP a bit the last 3 where all the same with the exception of nazie zombies witch owned.and that spec ops thing witch is ok i guess MW2 needs more guns most of them sucked lol
villevalorox  +   2159d ago
I'll pass, I'm done with COD"."
PS360PCROCKS  +   2159d ago
Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooo
HOSe  +   2159d ago
this would have to be a no brainer purchase because i believe Treyarch would finally get their stuff right with this game and it would be VIETNAM.. thing with vietnam is the VC had crap weapons, so idk about that.... but i think it would nonetheless be a very cool experience
HOSe  +   2159d ago
and also
if it is more competitive oriented than mw2 , then itll be a winner.. but if it has the care packages ect, itll be the same thing, therefore, not a $60 purchase
LOLatURDUMBAZZ  +   2159d ago
NotSoSilentBob  +   2159d ago

Claiming a Call of Duty will have a good story is like saying HHGuesser actually has inside information.
HOSe  +   2159d ago
if treyarch and or activision had ballz they would release a cod game with no sp and just straight up GREAT mp....
dkgshiz  +   2159d ago
More COD games?
I think COD should be finished after CODMW2. There pretty much just milking the franchise now.
sGIBMBR  +   2159d ago
They're been milking for quite awhile now...
nogolis  +   2159d ago
I think World At War was the best offering in the entire COD series. It was polished. It looked good. It played just like COD4 and COD6 and those are facts. The setting might not have been new or vastly different than what we've seen in lower resolution on past iterations of WWII games, but it damn sure looked phenomenal. I also really liked the multiplayer aspects of it too. Hell, I didn't even play COD4 online but a handful of times. I blasted out "WAW".

I think my biggest complaint is when you find a good game you like to play online something new comes along and steals all the players away from that game and they never return to the game. It leaves the game useless and that's why I wish there was something there to cushion the online aspects of these games more. Like make Call of Duty 20 as a stand alone game and then have like Call of Duty 20 online. Make us buy them separately and then the developers would have to support the multiplayer separately depending on sales.

I don't know, my biggest hang up with online games is the shelf life. They never last. You can get a game 4 or 5 months after it drops and try to jump online with it only to find no one playing anymore and that's a shame because it is making people rush out and buy the game before anyone, even if they don't have the money to do so.
evilmonkey501  +   2159d ago
i highly doubt
A cod would even sell 500k without multiplayer. Good point, but IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
NoPoint  +   2158d ago
You obviously haven't played the other cod games. Call of Duty 2 was the best cod game. BTW it's not called milking if there are only two modern warfare games. As far I know all of the cod games have been great. I expect the Vietnam one to be great.
Blow Out Your Brains  +   2159d ago
This would be so cool because though it's not a contemporary shooter, it would be the closest thing Treyarch has come to making a modern day military FPS. There is sooooo much potential to craft a game based on the brutal battles in Vietnam. Day one for me.
menoyou  +   2159d ago
gay. all call of duty games just need to focus on multiplayer
arakouftaian  +   2159d ago
And by the way
I have not played it
but people say the best nam game
is shelshock nam 67
made by gg
the creators of killzone
it will be nice if
sometime gg make
a socom game
or just a mw game in fps
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Jack-Pyro  +   2159d ago
This is actually...
something that needs to be treaded carefully, VERY CAREFULLY.

Though the Vietnam War (or Indochina conflict) was almost 30-40 years ago, its still regarded as one of the most controversial things of all time. The Vietnam War, wasn't just war, there was also the enormous antiwar movement that took place at the same time, they'd have to at least make note of that.

Last but not least is the psychological aspect of the Vietnam War, with the only expression that comes to mind is, War is Hell. PTSD, Shellshock, Jungle Fever, all these things were not only present, but Common in Vietnam, so creating an atmosphere that encompassed all these things would be difficult.

I still have high hopes for the game though, if anybody can do it, it's Treyarch.
jalen247  +   2159d ago
Treyarch might be able to pull off something big with a COD Vietnam game if they do things right. COD:WAW showed that they are very capable of making great COD games.
Jrome  +   2158d ago
I fully agree. A lot of people say treyarch just bites off of IW but one of WaW best features - Zombies - wasn't from IW, they also put in vehicles which i missed in CoD4 because i loved them in CoD3.

They also added to zombies with great new maps as DLC. To me, treyarch is way more capable of making an entertaining CoD than IW, and that's just me.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2158d ago
I hope we get napalm for air strikes in online play. And no agent orange please.
TheProfessional  +   2158d ago
Please let this be true. If Treyarch keeps the same level of violence and gore that Infinity Ward is afraid to put in their games (dismemberment, huge bulletholes, ragdoll bodies, etc.) and takes it to Vietnam it'll be absolutely amazing. World at War's campaign was so much better than COD4s and if Treyarch's next game is anywhere near as good it'll be a classic. Not only will it look great, but people forget that WAW had Oldman and Sutherland so imagine who they'll get for COD NAM...

There just aren't enough Vietnam games in general, let alone good ones. Do it Treyarch.
Major Kanimo  +   2158d ago
-plz dump treyark
they offer no innovation to the cod series aside from a couple gameplay changes, they can be easily classed as a "mod team"
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