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Army of Two for the Xbox 360: Not What I Expected

Jun 29, 2008
I was really excited to finally get to see and play the new game Army of Two for the Xbox 360. I had really high hopes that this game was going to be able to rest and not turn out to be just like your average shooter game. With the fact that this game is centered about two buddies with cooperative play and seemed to be filled with big explosions along with funny one lines I was sure it was going to be a hit.

Boy was I wrong! The big explosions and one liners are very few and not to mention far between. I played them game and felt very disappointed in the game overall. I couldn't get past the feeling that they had just shoved the game through and out the door. The end result being that it feels very unrealistic and extremely unfinished. Let me tell you why I feel this way.

The unfinished feeling comes at the end of the game. It's kind of like a decent movie that you sit though hoping for a great ending and then the screen fades to black leaving you disappointed and frustrated. You find yourself in a fight with the guy you have been chasing for over half the game on the last level of the game. This boss is a guy you were convinced was dead a while back. During the fight this guys moves are quite disappointing since he doesn't do any of the cool moves they show in the cut scenes through out the game. Once the fight gets so heated and you are really into it they game switches over to a cut scene. During the cut scene you watch as the bad guy is running for a helicopter, hops in and thinks he is getting away. Your partner pulls out a Stinger missile and shoots down the helicopter. Then what happens? The credits roll! You don't even get to finish off the bad guy you chased through most of the game. Instead the only thing you get to do for the final finish is watch the cut scene as it all happens! It's couldn't be any more unfinished than that.

While that might not be enough to deter other die hard gamers from giving Army of Two a try the lack of polished in several other areas might. The lack of ability to control your "partner" in the game is frustrating. You find that while he is suppose to have your back he is running off willy nilly and getting himself killed. If you are looking to play with another real person then this issue is not as bad. One tip though is to agree on who is going to go stealth and who is the agro to avoid issues that will arise if that is not decided on from the start.

All in all is Call of Duty 4 a good game? I would say it is decent at best. This isn't one I would be running to the store to purchase but might take a spin with if a friend wanted to play.
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