Cast your minds baông chồng lớn 9th November 2010. In fact, don’t, all of your days were the same. You were in high school. The tables are mix out in rows & you’re sat side-by-side with a person you have never met, but who has an alphabetically similar name lớn you. You’re more interested in scanning the room at the grubby books, adolescent projects disguised as decorations, & the globe that every history teacher seemed to lớn have, counting down the minutes to 3pm as you know that’s the time you can jump on the bus home page & be the first lớn dive into the world of Call of Duty Blaông xã Ops as it was released. Strikes trang chính right? We were all there once.
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But whilst your minds strayed lớn Firing Range và Nuketown, the languid fossil, Mrs Jones, had made three other students nod off and sent one lớn the hall for texting their playground love. Her lesson on the Vietnam giới War was borderline lifeless.
As the bell rang & books were crammed inside your Adidas backpaông chồng, all her mundane facts about the Battle of Dien Bien Phu flew straight out of your mind, never lớn be revisited. Me too, it was until research for this article had begun that I only briefly remembered Mrs Jones’ glasses falling off her nose as she said something that sounded like ‘the French lost’.
I was too focused on hearing the Black Ops loading screen, and diving into lớn the chiến dịch.
Mason và his F******* numbers.
It had me gripped from the first cutscene, an interrogation starting in the same chair you sit in for the loading screen; ingenious. I apologise if you have just fallen down a wormhole of nostalgia, it’s a long climb out of here.
I spent the whole night trying to grind out the chiến dịch so I could go to lớn school the next day and accidentally spoil it for everyone. Whoops.
Walking into lớn school the next day I had a swagger nearly as big as the bags under my eyes, and I was about to unleash a whirlwind of spoilers.
I must confess, although Mrs Jones was a bore, I loved history và knew more about the Vietphái nam War than she did, or so I thought on the basis of my night of gaming. Rife with memories of me tearing through the Jungles of Vietphái mạnh with my French-made Famas that I’d looted from the Viet Cong enemies, I was in shoông xã when she corrected my know-it-all-ness when I explained why I thought the French & Russians were working together.
This was the first time I noticed the power of Gọi of Duty, in that it could teach millions of children across the globe a completely different story lớn the real version, và taint history.
In recent Điện thoại tư vấn of Duty news, the next instalment of CoD is set to be based in Vietnam, heavily focused on the previous Blaông xã Ops Campaign, and possibly feature Alex Mason và Frank Woods. But with the Blaông chồng Ops chiến dịch bending the truths of the Cold War to benefit their storytelling, is Treyarch about lớn teach children around the World the Vietnam War that they want, or the real version?
Take Blachồng Ops, for example, it was the first instance in Which Gọi of Duty broke from their historical meticulousness. Having previously been a franchise that highlighted major historical wartime landmarks and retold the history books as accurately as possible, Treyarch had a history of working with Hollywood, & this was no different. Having actors such as Kiefer Sutherland (executive producer of counter-terrorist series ‘24’) voicing characters, it was clear that Treyarch had been influenced by cinema rather than sticking lớn facts.
Obviously there have to lớn be aspects of truth-bending incorporated withing Call of Duty, especially Blaông xã Ops, as they brought us Zombies. It was hardly truthful that after meetings between JFK & Fidel Castro that a zombie outbreak occurred within the Pentagon. However, when looking at the chiến dịch, you would assume it was based completely on wartime history, and for that, it should be 100% accurate.
This goes without saying, most of the Blaông chồng Ops campaign is truthful, và you’re lured inkhổng lồ the campaign with a brilliantly captivating rendition of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Not long after you are sent khổng lồ the Arctic in a mission called ‘Project Nova’, which shows a humongous arctic base under German influence. Whilst these did exist in reality,it was near impossible for German resources to lớn make a base that big in the arctic, due to limitations of shipping, & their resources post-WWII. These bases were in fact much smaller and would normally be derelict. It is inaccurate to believe that there was a huge Nazi presence in the arctic, especially as Russia và the USA would have sầu larger bases there too.
But in the most comparable mission to what we may see in gọi of Duty 2020, Mason và Woods are sent lớn Vietnam giới, on a mission named after the country it’s set in.
You are flooded with an array of historical facts which almost pulls the wool over your eyes for the actual gameplay. Whilst Treyarch seemingly did their retìm kiếm on Wikipedia, their facts are accurate, but many aspects of the mission are not. The Viet-Cong army was known for their guerrilla warfare tactics và would rarely be caught out in the open lượt thích in the first combat instance you come across. They were known for using the l& that they knew so well to their advantage, often using underground tunnels to lớn ambush troops or booby-trapping routes. Finding the Viet Cong army out in the open lượt thích that would scarcely happen. It goes without saying thatthis mission wasn’t based on a true sự kiện lượt thích alike some on this storyline, however, their display of the Viet Cong army was all wrong.
Within the mission, you can also pick up weapons with a Flamethrower Underbarrel. This would not have sầu been possible at the time & was seemingly added lớn the game as they were renowned for using actual Flamethrowers. Treyarch took a huge shortcut here combining a Gun and a Flamethrower when in actual fact, the flame would have melted the Gun.
In the next mission within Vietnam, you are actually presented with a Flamethrower, which seems rather counter-intuitive sầu. In the most recent Modern Warfare, Underbarrel attachments are still present, however, a Flamethrower isn’t, which hints that it won’t be introduced in CoD 2020, although they’re phối in different times.
This mission, which is the forefront of the map ‘Jungle’ is a much better reflection of Vietnam giới, although it is dumbed down for gameplay spectacles. After infiltrating a Viet Cong base, Woods and Mason sweep through the base without having to avoid a single booby-trap, which would not have sầu been the case during the Vietphái mạnh War. The Viet Cong would even booby trap their own bases in events lượt thích this, although they knew exactly where they were meaning that they wouldn’t trigger them themselves.
Further inaccuracies come with the weapons. The Vietnam giới War ran from 1955-1975, although most of the fighting ended in 1973. Throughout the chiến dịch, most missions are phối in 1968, which is peculiar considering the weapons that they were using were first developed in the early 1970s. Weapons such as the G11, Famas, và the AUG weren’t invented until the very over of the Vietphái nam War, and wouldn’t have sầu been used there anyway due lớn the high dem& that would be needed. The Famas was also a French weapon, which would never have made its way lớn the hands of the Russians và the Viet Cong armies that both sport them during points of the chiến dịch.
With the next instalment of hotline of Duty, it is likely that we will see many aspects of the Vietnam War return, with weapons such as the AK-47 being popular, & missions based around events such as the Geneva Convention, meaning historical accuracy will need to be maintained. The Vietnam giới War was one of the most famous battles in history, & any inaccuracies during the chiến dịch could cause millions of players to be told a story which isn’t true và rewriting history books for the current generation.