Morgan19 wrote on Dec 18, 2010, 17:58:
So how does this integrate, gameplay-wise, with BC2? Do you have choose to launch the original OR this with separate icons and never shall they mingle, or does the Vietnam stuff get "mixed in" as you're playing BC2 online? Hope that makes sense...
The content is included in the last patch for BC2, you're purchasing an unlock code that you use inside BC2 to "unlock" it. You don't start over with a new rank, that carries over from BC2 and your config settings. The content isn't mixed with existing BC2 servers so when you're playing Vietnam you don't switch to BC2 on map rotation, they did this for people who didn't purchase the DLC pack so they wouldn't get kicked etc.
If you have the Steam version of BC2 then you need to get the DLC from Steam, retail copies can purchase from EA's online store or Direct 2 Drive.
It's like playing a "total conversion" of Bad Company 2 with Vietnam era assets.
Piloter wrote on Dec 18, 2010, 17:46:
So...is this going to be a better gameplay experience than the original Battlefield Vietnam?
Perhaps more to the point, is this going to support cooperative/solo offline or LAN play with bots, the thing that made the original Battlefield 1942 (and Desert Combat/DCX) such a joy for so many years, or has Dice solidly given up on us antisocial losers who prefer to have one human per side and a whole bunch of bots filling out the roster?
How about a campaign mode, with the differences between Major Victory and Major Defeat carrying over to how well your side is doing between various maps?
It's a $15 mini DLC 5 map Vietnam themed expansion to Bad Company 2.
So the answer to all your questions is no. I haven't LAN gamed since the late 90's, do people really still do that? This comment was edited on Dec 18, 2010, 18:20.