That’s why I’m no longer psyched about Army of Two: The 40 Day. In a similar move to the Prince of Persia series it looks like the sequel will take the dirtier, grittier approach to the story. The one thing that Army of Two had going for it was the complete over the top insanity. Without it, Army of Two becomes yet another generic third person shooter with mercenary dudes.
I’m sick of this realism movement in shooters. Why can’t shooters be fun? The action movie motif has been done to death and it’s time for something new. I think the complete insanity of the two heroes made them more endearing then space Spartan 10432. Army of Two walked the fine line between stupid and funny like a professional trapeze artist. Now it’s yet another shooter, which are a dime a dozen nowadays.
How do you feel about realism in games?