I'm really into the BattleField 1942 series...is this game similar game-wise ?
How would you compare them ?
I love BF Vietnam! Only problem is, I built a new PC and cannot install it because disc 3 got scratched some how. I'm going to try and polish out the scratch with toothpaste asap - I miss playing some BFV online! I don't have the newer BF2 games.
XGamer - AA is kinda' like BF - but is much more realistic.
- You can actually use the sight on your weapon to aim - and it is recommended to do so as you will be MUCH more accurate.
- Grenades are far more realistic and fun to use in AA than in BF - you can easily gauge how far to throw nades in AA, you can "cook" nades in AA, by that I mean that you can pull the pin, drop the spoon and wait a few secs before tossing the nade in order to get an airburst or to hit a target nearby.
- Dying in AA is realistic - when you die you do NOT respawn. You must wait for the round to end. Fyi, the rounds on the various maps range from 7 - 10 minutes.
- Sound in AA is critical - using headphones and a decent sound card is highly recommended - hearing approaching footsteps through the noise of battle can be the difference between being surprised and surprising the enemy.
XGamer, I recommend downloading and installing AA, heck for free you cannot go wrong! You do need a higher end system to get the most out of the game, plus you have to do some training (!) in order to play the game and to use some weapons (advanced marksman training = sniper rifles for example), but the training isn't too hard or time consuming and you need not do it all at once. Fyi - AA has pretty clean netcode - I played AA online for almost 4 years with a skinny 56 K connection and an average ping of 350 and I was very competitive with the high-speed players. (!!!)
There is a stat tracking system built into AA now, and there is a unofficial site that has a much more comprehensive stat tracking system, for example here are my stats at this site
BF is an arcade like experience that provides quick (mindless?) fun. AA is a simulation that is easy to learn and hard to master that provides a very intense experience.
If you need any help with AA XGamer, feel free to post here or a PM.
You can download AA here
PS: Big J, GREAT to hear that you are back
and running with AA! You MUST try out the map Border, a great newer map!