A review of the EOD mod for Battlefield Vietnam has been posted at Hells Special Forces website. This is based on a press preview version of the mod that includes 4 maps, 3 of which inlude bot support. Here is his take on a couple of the maps:
“Operation Hastings – I am sure everyone remembers this map from the BF42 version of EoD. The map, by design, is the same thing. Control points, bases, all in the same places as before. The difference in this map is the vegatation along the river beds. It also has a few new toys for the players to enjoy, one of which being the A1 Skyraider, which EoD had done a long while back, that was expected to be in the 42 version. The USA also get a different variant of the M113, an ACAV version which is decked out with 2 rear mounted M60 and a MG turret. The NVA will also get a new bird in the sky along with the new BTR60 model.”
“Stream – I am sure this is a big fan favourite among many EoD players from the BF42 version. The EoD team has taken the original version and made it crazier, in a good way. There is so much vegatation in this map that a large army of enemy sodliers could creep up on you without detection. Choke points can easily be made using either sides booby-traps. If you enjoyed the battle which Stream on 42 gave you, you are going to want to marry the battles Stream will give you on EoD:V.”
The reviewer also makes note of the use of a Medivac Huey in the game which could be a useful addition in the right hands (not mine clearly). The huey has an interesting bit of eye candy with side doors that automatically close and open as you descend and ascend. Keeps you from shooting out, but also keeps folks from shooting in too. Pretty cool looking if I do say so myself.
Read the full preview review here: HellsForces.com EOD Preview
Mission reports on all of the maps included with this release of the EOD Mod for BFV are here:
Eve of Destruction Missions Info
Still no word on a release date for the mod, but I must say this is looking pretty sweet. The only thing that has me more excited is the fact that the Red Sox are in the World Series. So Go Red Sox and come on EOD!