The first tunnel mission was such a buzzkill that I put Vietcong in my backlog, but I’ve finally gotten around to playing with it and the POW mission sucks ass. Not because I can’t get the guy out, but because of bizarre scripting errors. I kill the guards, free the guy, and try to escape. The game seems to understand that it’s time to go, but then it resets my objectives and the team goes back off my control and sets up around the village.
This is incredibly frustrating. I can get the POW out with no real problems, and the next time I tried I gave the signal to blow stuff up and do it “right” thinking that might fix it, but when I start back to the LZ the goddamn game decides I haven’t rescued the POW yet and everybody heads back to the village.
What gives here? Was I just unlucky twice? Is there a hidden secret objective that I don’t know about?
Funny thing about that mission. I had played most the way through the game, and REALLY hated that tunnel mission. Then I saw someone else play the game and I just remember saying aloud “Huh, where’d the flashlight come from? I bet that really helps!”
I had trouble with that mission too. Everytime I would tell my team to join me they would barrel down the hill, fall, and die. Great fun.