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Emobi Games has announced 7554, a new shooter that will be among the first games produced in Vietnam to arrive in North America. The unusual name for the new game comes from an important date in Vietnamese history. The 7th of May (5th month) in 1954 was the date the French army surrendered to the Vietnam People's Army, ending the first Indochinese War. In the game, players take on the role of a soldier in the Vietnam People's Army. Years later, America would fight against that same army in the Vietnam War. “There has never been a video game of this size and scope from Vietnam and that fact alone gives us a lot of national pride," says Emobi Games director Tuan Huy in a press release. "It is our privilege and our challenge to create a first person shooter that gamers will enjoy playing. And though 7554 is based on historical events, it is not an attempt to recreate the past, but rather it is a vehicle meant for entertainment.”
7554 will utilize Nvidia's PhysX engine and Havok's Vision Engine 8. The game is nearing release on PC in Vietnam on December 16, with a release in North America planned for February of next year.
7554 brings up a number of interesting ideas for American gamers to consider. It's rare that we get to play a game told from the cultural perspective of a different world military; modem shooters predominantly depict a Western view of the action. 7554 represents a step past that, as an opportunity to play a shooter from the perspective of an army that would later be an enemy of the United States. Would you be interested in playing a shooter produced in Vietnam?
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*Sigh* Another shooter, and I don't think it's going to be that good, unless they put in some interesting gameplay mechanics. Either way, I'll probably wait for reviews before picking this one up.
No. It'll suck donkey nuts i can tell you that much. Here we go again, another copy of black ops
Sounds interesting, I'd give it a try.
i already played fps on BC2
i'd be interested in playing if only to see a different perspective..do i think it will be good? no.
I bet in the end they throw a big american party. Seriously though I'd play this just to see a different perspective.
If it's good, great!. If it sucks, I'll probably end up laughing. So I'll stay neutral until I see reviews.
I've never heard of this company. The game will probably suck a load of balls.
Ok, whiners and haters, pls download the demo and at least try it for free. In fact, the game is priced at less than $12 in Vietnam.
P.S: Ok, I'm biased since I'm VNese, lol.
While I'm glad that my home country is producing games now, I don't think this game will be any good. But I wish them the best in this endeavor.
I sense that a country that has seen war first-hand, (as opposed to the American position of always having wars in other countries), would have a very interesting perspective on the realistic FPS genre, but I still wouldn't buy it if it plays like a cut-rate Call of Duty clone. (Waldorf: "But Call of Duty already plays like a cut-rate Call of Duty clone! Dohohohoho!")
worth a try