"Become the commander of a group of military specialists in one of the most forgotten and brutal wars in history!"
Korea: Forgotten Conflict is the latest title from developers Plastic Reality that take gamers into a genre that is often overlooked, the Korean War. The Korean War raged from 1950 to 1953 between the communist armies of North Korea and the American inspired South Korean army that killed thousands of people from both sides. Korea: Forgotten Conflict (now known as Forgotten Conflict for this review) emerges gamers into this deadly war with a group of highly trained soldiers.
Korea: Forgotten Conflict is very reminiscent of Commandos that takes gamers into an enemy territory where they must perform a variety of missions that include rescue, sabotage and assassination in at attempt to change the tides of war. You get to control five highly specialised soldiers that include a sniper, medic, military engineer, Korean specialist and a ranger. Apart from your five soldiers, the game also boasts over 12 huge levels, over 50 authentic weaponry of the time and a variety of historical accurate locations.
As with Commandos, the Forgotten Conflict has a similar gameplay design where players must use stealth and subterfuge to complete each mission. Running into enemy territory like a Hollywood action movie hero is sure to end the mission fast. That being said, I would only recommend this title to gamers who are extremely patient or for those that enjoyed Commandos and UFO: Aftermath.
The game is not a real-time strategy but rather a turned based title where the player must give his or her troops orders and then watch them play it out. The gaming engine of the Forgotten Conflict is divided into two windows, the main window being your gameplay area with the bottom window showing you a list of soldiers who are under your control. This list also displays their attributes, health and inventory. Fortunately the developers have included a pause function in the game that allows you to give your troops new orders and to change weapons or to use various equipment in their inventory.
As mentioned before, the Forgotten Conflict features over 12 massive levels that range from extremely easy to extremely difficult and some of my favourite missions were using the military engineer to lay and diffuse explosives in the game. The blurb on the back of the box doesn't boast the "12 Massive levels" for no reason either as some of the levels are quite lengthy and you will be playing this title for hours before you will finish. Apart from just controlling your troops, you also have access to variety of different vehicles that you can actually control in the game that helps gamers reach their intended destinations faster.