Excerpt: XBox Live Arcade is a sea of arcade ports and other unique, sometimes quirky games. A sequel being released for an arcade game is something of a rarity. However when the predecessor was a successful title, it really shouldn't such a surprise when a new title is released.
Conclusion: AH2 is still one of the best stick-shooters currently available on the Xbox Live Arcade. It takes everything that worked in the first game and makes numerous improvements that help to advance the series.
Excerpt: Assault Heroes 2 is a top down scrolling shooter available now on XBL for the modest sum of 800 points. In the award winning first installment, your heroic assaulting defeated a ground based enemy.
Conclusion: There are already too many dual analog shooters out for XBLA and PSN, and this one sits near the bottom if the pile. It takes a lot for me to admit that, mostly because I have purchased and played them all (yes, even the sequel to Mutant Storm ).
Summary: Re-imagined for an even more intense arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 expands its horizons into outer space, featuring hijackable enemy vehicles, many more levels and an enhanced co-operative gameplay mode.
Excerpt: Shooter/Vertical/Arcade Nearly as bad as John Terry but not quite as funny. When Wanako dropped the original Assault Heroes on us back in Dec 2006, it arrived with little in the way of hype or expectation and for me personally my first thoughts were that I needed another twin-stick shooter on XBLA...