Here's some new information about the command system in Conflict: Vietnam
. In case you missed it you can check out the weapons and skill point system in our previous previewCONTEXT SENSITIVE COMMANDS OVERVIEW
Being able to quickly issue commands to the other troops in your squad has been a gameplay cornerstone of the Conflict series since its inception. However, up until this point the commands that players were able to give were of the most basic kind – advance, hold position, fire at will, etc.
With Conflict: Vietnam, Pivotal Games has answered fans’ demands to improve and expand on the command system, more than doubling the number of orders that can be given on the battlefield. A large majority of these new options are what is known as context sensitive commands.
Context sensitive commands are activated much like other commands, but their function depends on what the player points his cursor toward. For example, with the command button pressed, if the player points the cursor to another squad member, the Shield order will be issued; but if the cursor is pointed at a booby trap, the soldier will be ordered to disarm it.
Though everyone will need to use them at least a little to complete the game, how much players use context sensitive commands will ultimately boil down to their personal gameplay preference. Those that like to have a very active role in everything their troops do can quickly switch between soldiers and play out their every move. Conversely, someone skilled in context sensitive commands could use a single soldier to command all the rest, rarely having to switch to another character.
Below are descriptions of six of the context sensitive commands that are new to Conflict: Vietnam.Heal
When a man is downed in battle, another soldier can be ordered to administer a Medical Pack to put him back into action. Alternately, players can select the fallen character and order a squad mate to find and heal him. This saves players from the panicked search for injured characters that occurred all too often in previous Shield
Usable on squad members, other friendly troops, and civilians, the Shield command orders a soldier to protect the targeted character even if it puts themselves in severe risk. A soldier ordered to Shield someone will stay close to their charge, attacking anyone who assaults the person they are protecting.
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