-Movable and make-able spawns using a chopper (for American/Allie forces) or a shovel (for NVA)
-Armor Classes have a gun as well as RPG/ L.A.W. weapons.
-Heat-Seeking Missiles (something that the bf1942 engine didn’t have, DC had somewhat of Heat seeking Stingers, but they didn’t follow the plane and curve around , they just shot straight and got the plane in the vicinity of where u shot.)
-Graphics are a notch up in comparison with bf1942 engine.
-Jungles are amazing, along with the urban warfare running through bombed buildings. (This is more of a campers game, like Day of Defeat.)
-The ability to have more players in vehicles which allows for a more organized way of attacking the enemy’s bases.
-Carrying Vehicles and Spawn points with helo’s around the map is a great new edition.
-Flying is more realistic than DC, I can hover around in the helo Sitting STILL in mid-air.
-Napalm runs are awesome, You can wipe out a whole team with it, leaving a balance as well for NVA with their SA-7 heat seaker, (something the U.S. forces don’t have)
-Being able to choose between 2 player models.
-3dMap available to mark all the flags and your players with MARKERS so
a. You don’t kill them
b. It shows how many meters you are from each flag and players (on your team)
-Driver seat of any Vehicle has 12 oldies songs available to them (GTA Style
-The M60 is way too accurate, I can mow people down running, standing, kneeling, or lying down you name it…
-There are some glitches, i.e. decrease in frame rates once in awhile for example when you lift up a tank and drag it across the map, it tends to lag a bit.
-Some users have already complained that there are some ATI issues with the game. (i.e. with latest catalyst) [For once I am happy that I own my FX5900
-I feel there aren’t enough flying maps. Too many “walking” maps, which I still like but it should their should be an even amount.
-The propaganda lady on NVA is annoying and they need to get rid of her, or have an option to disable her voice. (i.e. GI your country will give you a medal, but only after you are dead.)Summary
Well my first impressions of this game were amazing. It is way more graphic intense and action packed than its predecessor. The weapons are far more superior, and sounds of gunshots whizzing by are intimidating. Some ppl have complained that EA released this early, but they don’t realize how much they put into this game. I mean look at Bf1942 they have gone through so many updates, and it too had glitches when it was first released. This will definitely be the engine to use in future mods to come. Could you imagine a Desert Combat mod for this with 3 helo’s full of players in Basrah Nights, or some other Night map. Or even F16’s and Players with real Heat Seekers, unlike DC.
Overall this game gets a 9/10 IMHO.
Did I miss anything?
Edit: I will try to get some good screen shots tonight for you D3.
Edited by AYoKoNA, 22 March 2004 - 12:44 PM.