Excerpt: Subject to a great deal of scrutiny, as well as the occasional punch line, the Army Men franchise has had a rough go of it ever since its inception several years ago. What began as a genuine and enjoyable journey into the world of little green plastic army men has quickly diminished into a series of disastrous titles characterized by stale gameplay and rushed delivery. Portal Runner tries to break that trend by presenting a fresh perspective on the Army Men universe.
Excerpt: 3DO's greatest innovation, the 3DO game machine, was a failure and nearly the company's downfall. Having abandoned hardware technology and devoted themselves to software, 3DO has made a name for themselves in the past few years, especially as the publisher of the Army Men games. This multitudinous series has resulted in claims of lack of innovation on 3DO's part.