Men of War: Vietnam

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Men of War: Vietnam is a RTS game developed by 1C Company and published by 1C Publishing EU.

Men of War is back in a new time and location and with a more focused story campaign. Vietnam is also the first in the series to be set in a different time period and because of this we get more modern vehicles and weapons such as helicopters (Get to the chopper!).

Newcomers to Men of War will probably feel targeted from the beginning (You have about 10 seconds to move your guys into cover at the start with no indication on how to actually play).

With the new setting comes a lot of change such as guns being more effective and tanks being more or less replaced by helicopters that roam battlegrounds. Because of these changes the strategy you used in the previous games will have to change to incorporate more guerrilla warfare tactics.

Oddly enough the superb controls from the previous MoW (WASD) game have been changed back to the old awkward controls of the earlier games in the series (↑←↓→).

Graphically the game hasn’t changed too much from the previous games but the new models for vehicles and weapons are great to look at. This in conjunction with the new campaign music helps immerse the player into the game. Unfortunately some game breaking bugs can shatter the immersion completely and can turn a simple “Get that object mission  into “Find that object that was absorbed into the ground and disappeared mission”.

1C Company provide a lot of patches for their released games so hopefully most bugs should be gone by the time you are reading this.

Co-op has also returned which will allow you to grab three other friends to play through the campaign. Unfortunately progress saving still hasn’t been implemented for multiplayer, which is problematic as most missions only give you control of a handful of soldiers  and unless you and your co-op buddies are pros, will often end in a “GAME OVER” very quickly.

Men of War: Vietnam is a game suited for players who can’t get enough Men of War.

Newcomers should probably look into Men of War: Assault Squad if they’re interested in the series.

 

Pros

Fresh new settings.

New vehicles.

Co-op.

Nice models.

Awesome campaign music.

 

Cons

The game takes some steps back.

Voices for soldiers haven’t changed.

 

Features

  • There are two sides in every story, so two new story-driven campaigns attempt to show the war from both sides.
  • Breathtaking missions including an ambush on the Ho Chi Minh trail, a game of cat and mouse in the Mekong Delta, raids into Cambodia and Laos, bridge defense during the Tet offensive and more.
  • New weapons and units: M-16, T-54, M-113, Patton III, M-60, AK-47, M-14, RPG-2, M-72 LAW, RPK and many more.
  • Multiplayer mode – co-op for up to 4 players.

 

For more information of Men Of War: Vietnam go to http://www.menofwargame.com/games/vietnam

 

Rock of Ages

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Rock of Ages is a RTS action game developed by the ACE Team and published by Atlus U.S.A Inc.

Humorous, fun and aesthetically unique are some words that would best describe Rock of the ages.

Your main objective in the game is to destroy the gate that leads to your opponents’ castle and squash their leader with your boulder; but there’s a catch, in order to get to your opponents gate you must destroy/avoid their defences using your platforming skills and reflexes. If your rock takes too much damage it will shrink and you won’t be able to inflict as much damage. Your opponent will also be attacking your castle gate at the same time as you do in order to achieve the same objective (Squash your opponents’ leader inside their respective castle). In order to minimise damage to your own gate and to slow your opponent down, you must place defences like towers, TNT and sheep (Yes, sheep). Defences cost money and the main way to gain money is to crush objects with your rock. Placing your fortifications in random places will generally be ineffective and a waste of money. Most of the maps  have ideal choke points that you must utilise to your advantage.

Party time!

Roll and smash your way through the hilarious single player campaign where you take on the role of Sisyphus and travel through time defeating historical figures and undertaking epic boss battles or go head-to-head with your friends in 2-Player battles.

Rock of Ages is a humorous game and a lot of fun to play. It’s definitely worth a look.

 

Pros

Humorous.

Unique theme.

Fun to play.

Multiplayer!

 

Cons

Short 😦

 

Features

  • Brought to you by the insanely creative minds of ACE Team, makers of Zeno Clash!
  • Take control of a giant boulder and crush your enemies!
  • Use an amazing variety of units to defend your tower and knock your enemy off course.
  • Bring your fight to both online and offline multiplayer!
  • 3 different modes: War, Time Trial, and SkeeBoulder.
  • 5 rich, historic periods of art and music create a gaming atmosphere unlike any other.
  • FREE Original Soundtrack included with the game download.

For more information about Rock of Ages head to the steam store at http://store.steampowered.com/app/22230/