Review: Stick 'Em Up 2: Paper Adventures (Xbox Live Indie)
2 September 2014
Summary: While the campaign may be fleeting, it offers plenty of variety and the ability to tackle it with three of your buddies in offline couch co-op is icing on the cake. There are also multiple difficulties, a versus mode, and in game achievements to keep you busy for awhile. While it may not be the next Gunstar Heroes , Stick ‘Em Up 2: Paper Adventures provides some incredibly solid run n’ gun action that exceeded my expectations of what to expect from a downloadable indie...
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Conclusion: Players looking for replay value will want to look elsewhere as there aren’t many features that beg for a second play through. The cooperative gameplay is nice, but once you finish the storyline, there’s not much left to do besides earn all of the achievements and collect all the items you missed the first time through.
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