Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
ships with five Vietnam-themed maps. The number may not sound impressive, especially considering you're limited to these maps while playing through the new content, though each supports all of the play modes from Bad Company 2
, such as Squad Rush, Conquest and Deathmath. That turns out to a lot of different combinations. Besides, maps are absolutely huge and packed with little play touches.
The minute you set foot into a game, you're transported to an incredibly experience. Jets fly overhead, fires rage all over the place - it's crazy. If it wasn't for other players gunning for your head, I'd suggest you stop and smell the napalm. The real cool aspect of each map is the number of trenches lining each field. Considering the size of each map, trenches add a much-needed sense of claustrophobia. Every map has that one special aspect to it. There may be fewer maps than other multiplayer shooters, but each game will have a memorable, distinct feel to it.
The two big additions to your arsenal are the AK-47, my personal favorite, and the flamethrower. The former is a fun toy, but the latter is damn imposing in matches. It's balanced enough to not be something that everyone is packing (it's a tad tricky to use), but in the right hands, it can do quiet a bit of damage.
Vehicles are just as important as previous games, though not as prominent in matches. All six vehicles are Vietnam icons - you've got helicopters, jeeps and a set of tanks. They're great, though I've noticed most players have opted to stick with on-foot tactics for the most part. The only exception is helicopters. There's no mad dash, though they're a deadly addition to any tactic. However, helicopters can be taken down with normal gunfire, ensuring they're not an "end all" weapon.