Summary: Imagine Pikmin with demons and death metal -- that's kind of like what Army Corps of Hell is. Instead of commanding cute little plant-like creatures in an oxygen-heavy forest, you'll command nasty goblins in the bowels of flaming Hell, playing as the former King of the land. You'll send your minions to devour demon corpses, with guts and blood flying in every direction, but there's little time to enjoy the spoils of war as the biggest beasts of the underworld are right...
Conclusion: Unfortunately, the promising premise never evolves much beyond its initial appeal. A light RPG mechanic--which yields weapon upgrades--as well as some rear touchpad-triggered attacks, inject welcome variety. However, even these additions can't wash away the bitter taste of repetition that sets in far too soon. A visual presentation that looks more PSP than Vita, doesn't help matters.
Summary: Parents need to know that Army Corps of Hell is a "Mature"-rated PlayStation Vita game that fuses action with strategy. There is a lot of blood in the game, which can be seen pouring out of fallen creatures when defeated, as well as during cut-scene story sequences. As a demon commanding your goblins, you can hack and slash and shoot projectiles at enemies, plus they can violently attack your goblins, too, such as being crushed and burned.
Review: Army Corps of Hell (Sony Playstation Vita)
29 March 2012
Summary: : Army Corps of Hell is a interesting and morbidly charming little game that has a lot of heart (which is as black as the dead of night) but, unfortunately, runs dry at just about the halfway point due to the limited number of things you can actually do with the game collectively. The action is a fun and demented take on Pikmin for all intents and purposes, and it plays well on Sony’s new handheld.
Summary: " Army Corps of Hell " starts out great. However, the weak graphics and repetitive enemies start to grate after just a couple of hours, and not long after, the gameplay innovation also dries up, making everything a rather tiresome slog. Army Corps of Hell is certainly worth seeing, but it’s probably only worth a rent or a buy when it receives a bit of a price drop.
Conclusion: 'Army Corps of Hell' isn't a terrible game, and I did have fun with it for a few hours, but I just can't see recommending it. If this were a $10-$15 downloadable title I would say it's worth taking a chance on, but as a $39 full-release title it just doesn't hold up. Unless you're a diehard fan of the game type or you want to support a new IP that takes a chance, I wouldn't suggest buying 'Army Corps of Hell.
Conclusion: Army Corps of Hell starts off interesting but after just a few short hours you reach that uneasy realization that the game is not changing and the experience gets very repetitive. I can appreciate that it's a new IP for a new platform, and I encourage that, but this one falls considerably short of greatness.