Reviews and Problems with Army of Two: The 40th Day
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Army of Two: The 40th Day
8 June 2012
Excerpt: Gaming year 2010 has started with a bang! Games like Bayonetta, Darksiders, Mass Effect 2 and MAG have all been released in January which makes it already hard to top that month still. First up in the line is the co-op aimed Army of Two: The 40th Day by EA.
Excerpt: Army of Two occupies the same space in my mind as Assassin's Creed . Both were incredibly flawed gameplay experiences, but I managed to have fun and look back on both fondly. The similarities end there.
Excerpt: Army of Two ended up being a bit of a disappointment on its release in March 2008. The cooperative third-person shooter was built around the Aggro system, which essentially controlled who out of a two-man private military outfit was going to get the most attention from enemies.
Summary: The 40th Day’s attempt at a meaningful co-op experience falls flat due to clunky controls and the utter absence of a storyline. I appreciated the fact that I wasn’t just playing as a cloned version of the main protagonist like in many half-baked co-op modes, but I had a harder time battling the...
Conclusion: EA Montreal's efforts in improving Army of Two in virtually every conceivable department is to be commended, but there's no escaping the numerous irritations that plague the game and spoil what would have otherwise been a really excellent and effortlessly entertaining third-person action shooter.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is If any of you have read my profile here on MEGamers.com, you’ll know that I’m not a big fan of shooter up games. And that’s simply because I have ridiculously stupid hand to eye coordination in these games.
Excerpt: I was one of the few reviewers out there who really didn’t have a big problem with the first Army of Two. Many people joked about its so-called homoerotic buddy system, but in reality those people were just hopping on a bandwagon that shouldn’t have been launched in the first place.
Conclusion: If you loved the first Army of Two game, you should enjoy The 40th Day as well. What is lacks in story it definitely makes up for tenfold in action. Though the solo campaign is short, the co-op and multiplayer modes are where the real action is.