Army Of Two is one of the best co-op games for the Ps3 today (in my opinion) the game can get a little frustrating at times when you wont your partner to do something but you get over it real quick. The game has a little story line about a conspiracy and is kind of short but the fact that you can buy and upgrade your weapons is what makes this game different and the online game play is always a good thing. I would recommend this game for any one who as a friend.
I gave this game an 8 for it's potential rather than my personal opinion. It has a great story line and the setup of each new mission / level works well to keep the experience fluid throughout the game's course.
Although the graphics are great and the overall control and gameplay are easy even for the first time third person shooter gamer, I was very disappointed in the AI that the player is forced to deal with as a partner. I found myself yelling at my AI counterpart many a times (I know he can't hear me!!) to get out of my way or stop dragging me out in the open to heal when I got downed. Thus, I thought I'd try my hand at online play.
Better voice comm capabilities with online play would have been a nice touch. I found it hard to understand my partner while playing online and that really hindered what we were trying to accomplish as a team. There were some router adjustments I had to make to get this popping but even after that I still experienced poor voice.
If it's any consolation, I have played this game on Xbox 360 and all the gripes I mentioned above are not present. Microsoft's Xbox Live has surpassed all the things that people complain about with PSN gaming in most games I've played and written about. None the less, if you own a PS3 and only a PS3 you're stuck with what they throw your way. As I own both systems, I'll definitely be renting this one on Xbox 360 later to play it all the way through for a true "one-for-one" comparison.
posted by liquid731 (CULVER CITY, CA) Mar 27, 2008
Member since Aug 2004
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
This game plays well, it looks decent, and... that's it. The controls for this game have been done better than 95% of any other FPS I have played. The game looks better than 70% of any new gen game. However, everything else falters in one way or another. Enemies take too long to take down. The awkward teamwork functionality is gimmicky and makes one wish for an Army of One. The plot is just plan bad. And to top it off, there is way too much backtracking. It also doesn't help that the game's two protagonist have this uncanny bond to each other during game play that you don't see during the cut scenes. Play it and you'll know what I'm talking about.