Men of Valor: The Vietnam War (PC)
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3 out of 5
Media: Video Game|
ISBN/ASIN : B0000A1P94
Manufacturer : VU Games|
Release data : 12 November, 2004
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An addictive war game - definitely hits the right notes!
This is a very good game, and reminds me of Black Hawk Down and Call of Duty in looks, feel and gameplay.
The developers (2015) have paid lots of attention to getting the game to look and feel right. The jungle scenery is excellent, the arsenal of weapons is historically accurate and well rendered in the game. Your character is Dean Shepard, a Marine "grunt" fresh to the Nam in 1965; I particularly liked the way the game makes a point of the fact that the player character is black and does not pull away from the racial tensions between troops, which was historically accurate. In fact, overall this game is a very good testament to the (US) soldiers who fought in Vietnam - the quotes by soldiers and politicians about their feelings on the war during the loading screens, and the realistic letters of condolence that follow you getting killed are nice touches, unusual for shoot-'em-up war games.
And Men of Valor is a classic shoot-em-up war game - gameplay is a cross between "Medal of Honor" and "Call of Duty" with a bit of "Vietcong" thrown in. The game interface is standard FPS and includes the "bleeding damage" from MoH Pacific Assault; it also includes the hidden booby traps, dead body searches, and colourful language from Vietcong (though fortunately no tunnels yet!) Health can be restored by finding health packs on the aforementioned dead people, or by the corpsman (like MOHPA). The action is unbelievable at times, with enemies growing out of the jungle everywhere - it is well worth a look if you like war games of the MOH variety.
Men of Valor runs well on my PC, only one bug so far where one of the cutscenes didn't work properly and I had to restart! The downside is that, like FarCry, there is no quicksave facility, and this can lead to some frustrating times having to replay from a checkpoint. (I'm sure a patch will be available soon!)
There aren't many decent Vietnam games around, but this deserves to be one of them, as much for its treatment of the war as for its enjoyable gameplay.
theres no valor in this!
im disapointed to say the least. The game comes complete with four disks and therefore takes a while to install. The reason for being disapointed is that the game to me feels as though it has been rushed - despite taking years to develop.
The fact that there are no save game options is a real let down as the harder the game gets the more frustrating it is to restart the mission everytime you die - thus making the game very repetetive. The game dialog is entertaining at first, but you will soon get use to the repetetive and pointless swearing throughout the missions, which to be honest really started to get on my nerves after half an hour.
I bought the game at a discount price and I feel ripped off to say the least. There are also a significant number of bugs within the game, so I decided to download and install the official patch for the game, which rendered the game unusable, even after restoring it to the original settings. The only good thing about the game is that the graphics are superb, but then again, all the latest games have good graphics. If you are a medal of honour fan, I would advise that you purchase moh:pacific assault instead of this. If your looking for a Vietnam game, there are plenty on the market at the moment, but none that I would particularly recommend. Not Impressed!
One of THEE best Games
Being chosen as one of the test gamers for this game I was amazed by this product. Set around the time of the Vietnam War, 'Men of Valour' puts the player in the role of a marine. I'm not going to ruin the story line, but the plot is very well thought up, and doesn't fade away. This game is a shooter and is very similar to games such as MOH: Front line. The 3D sound didn't stop to amaze me as it actually makes you feel you are there, the graphics of the jungle are parreled to none, as well as all the cities in the game being well crafted and built. The AI has realistic tactics and movement, meaning you’re kept on your toes throughout the game, looking here and there to stop them ambushing you. Though one of the things in this game that excited me were the ever so carefully produced cut scenes. These really catch the emotions of the soldier and the detail is phenomenal. A real eye catcher. The interface is easy to use and even a gaming 'beginner' will find this game easy to install and start up. If you are in to FPS or war/ historic games, then this is defiantly a game to save up for. Even though I've played it and know all about it, I'm going to start saving because I know that this will be a great success the moment it hits the store shelves.