I played for about an hour last night.
I haven't played any of the RO series much since Ostfront. I did play RO2 and Rising Storm for a bit, but moved on, so I was pretty damn rusty. OK, ALOT rusty. Remember the 'learning curve' you had for Ostfront? Take that learning curve and multiply by 10 and you get RO:Vietnam.
Actually, its not that
bad if you played RO2. My problem is that I've been playing so much Arma that the default RO keybinds keep messing me up. I haven't played around with the settings enough to know if there is any free look in the game. I did see an option for free look when in iron sights, but I'm not sure how that works. Like I said, its been a long time and I've gotten so used to Arma's keys and character interaction that I spent a lot of time crouching, un-crouching, fixing bayonets, un-fixing bayonets, going prone, etc. when all I was trying to do was sprint across the battlefield.
I was shot in the head more times than I can remember. Shades of RO:Ostfront.... spawn, run, die, ad nauseam.
The two maps I played on looked phenomenal. The computer I was playing on is has an Intel i5 2500K mildly overclocked and an nVidia 970 gpu. So while pretty stout, its definitely not the latest and greatest. I didn't notice any fps drop, server lag, or anything other than smooth gameplay. The server I was on was full with 64 people on it. Tripwire may have gotten this thing right. (It was a TWI "official" server so the hardware may have been exceptional. I'm fairly certain it was an NFO server out of Dallas.)
Several gametypes, of which I know virtually nothing about. I'll have to research that. It has VOIP for team and squad communication. I must say, for the little time I was on, I was impressed with the level of maturity of the players. It was all business in the chat. I wish I knew the gametype and maps better so I could have been more helpful to the cause. I was guilty of at least two team kills. Even with icons on friendlies, its gonna take some time to get used to the uniforms.
And yes, for the kiddos, there are perks. Most are cosmetic, some open up weapons options (like RO2/Rising Storm). In fact, saw one (had to be a kid) type, "So, all I get for perks is uniforms upgrades? wtf is that?" I'd have laughed if it weren't so true of today's player. Sad really.
If you're still into fps shooters or if you like the era, I say its worth the money. Virtually 1/2 price of a Battlefield or CoD game and comes with three different game types. I say go for it.