Demo is out!

#1 Posted by Nilazz (606 posts) -

So the demo is out, I haven't tried yet, have anyone here tried it? if so, impressions?

#2 Edited by Sackmanjones (4610 posts) -

I'm downloading it now. Very curious on how it turns out.

My guess is it will be poor.

#3 Posted by clnutella (4 posts) -

Just got finished playing the demo co-op with my brother. We were not happy. They removed the fist bumps. They cut down on weapon customization (less than both the sequel and original). As people that appreciated the asinine universe of the first Army of Two, we are very dissapointed. I can only hope that these were things not included only in the demo, but I don't have much hope for that.

Not all is bad though: better enemy ai, much better graphics, tightened gun play, neat co-op scoring system, bigger set-pieces. If you want a new co-op shooter that isn't Gears of War, you should definitely check out the demo or a rental of this game.

#4 Edited by themangalist (1679 posts) -

Just got finished playing the demo co-op with my brother. We were not happy. They removed the fist bumps. They cut down on weapon customization (less than both the sequel and original). As people that appreciated the asinine universe of the first Army of Two, we are very dissapointed. I can only hope that these were things not included only in the demo, but I don't have much hope for that.

Not all is bad though: better enemy ai, much better graphics, tightened gun play, neat co-op scoring system, bigger set-pieces. If you want a new co-op shooter that isn't Gears of War, you should definitely check out the demo or a rental of this game.

if they removed fistbumps, I see no reason why it isn't just some co-op third person shooter. Wait...

#5 Edited by Quarters (1553 posts) -

Yeah, some of the personality is gone, but it seems like it probably is a better game. Weird trade off. It made me more curious to see the final product. I at least think it looks more interesting than GoW: Judgement. Something about that feels off.

#6 Edited by MariachiMacabre (6939 posts) -

@clnutella said:

Just got finished playing the demo co-op with my brother. We were not happy. They removed the fist bumps. They cut down on weapon customization (less than both the sequel and original). As people that appreciated the asinine universe of the first Army of Two, we are very dissapointed. I can only hope that these were things not included only in the demo, but I don't have much hope for that.

Not all is bad though: better enemy ai, much better graphics, tightened gun play, neat co-op scoring system, bigger set-pieces. If you want a new co-op shooter that isn't Gears of War, you should definitely check out the demo or a rental of this game.

if they removed fistbumps, I see no reason why it isn't just some co-op third person shooter. Wait...

EA: "TRUST US IT'S A GREAT GAME!" *Shutters the development studio* "What? Oh it's gonna be great. Preorder today!"

#7 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3599 posts) -

Saw some youtube ad for this with some guy rapping alongside the action... oh man.

#8 Posted by MightyDuck (1441 posts) -

Definitely seems like a competent 3rd person shooter. It just didnt draw me in though.

#9 Posted by StarvingGamer (7581 posts) -

If you took it as farce, the first game was immensely enjoyable as long as you had someone to play it with. I actually liked the feel of the shooting more than other console shooters, which is to say I actually liked it at all.

#10 Edited by MariachiMacabre (6939 posts) -

If you took it as farce, the first game was immensely enjoyable as long as you had someone to play it with. I actually liked the feel of the shooting more than other console shooters, which is to say I actually liked it at all.

Yeah, I played it with my brother and had a good time with it.

#11 Posted by Raven10 (1599 posts) -

I thought it was okay. I liked the destruction allowed by Frostbite 2. But the gunplay didn't really feel all that great. Dunno, pretty average I guess.

#12 Posted by Damodar (1158 posts) -

If you took it as farce, the first game was immensely enjoyable as long as you had someone to play it with. I actually liked the feel of the shooting more than other console shooters, which is to say I actually liked it at all.

Absolutely. I played it couch co-op with a friend and we got way behind the character motivation basically being to make a shitload of cash. The game was a bit rough, but I had so much fun with it. When Army Of Two: The 40th Day came out, we did the same again and had even more fun. It was pretty polished and the controls were way better, it was really violent in a hilarious way and a lot of the story beats with the decisions you make were actually really entertaining. Anytime you could sneak up on enemies and zip-tie their wrists, we'd do it and then use the in-game paper-scissors-rock mechanic to decide which of us got to curbstomp their head. It was totally psychotic and the hardest I've laughed while playing a game in a long time. Just from a pure fun perspective, I hold those games in a very high regard, especially 40th day. And it was so enjoyable seeing the progression of the weapon upgrades in both games. So much good stuff.

So it was a little bittersweet to see a new game that looked like it diverged from that. No Salem and Rios broke my heart a little bit :(

#13 Posted by UlquioKani (935 posts) -

It seemed like a competent game. I might get it just to play as Big Boi but apart from that, there isn't anything particularly unique.

#14 Posted by falserelic (4954 posts) -

I've played the demo its not something that's worth 60 bucks to me. The demo was alright, but it didn't feel like nothing special.

#15 Edited by Xshinobi (357 posts) -

I'm surprised. It isn't terrible. I will buy it on a black friday deal or something.

#16 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

No fistbumps? No sale!

#17 Posted by ripelivejam (2819 posts) -

this or infinite? i'm having so much trouble making up my mind.

little help guys?

#18 Posted by awesomeusername (4060 posts) -
#19 Edited by TheHT (10313 posts) -

this or infinite? i'm having so much trouble making up my mind.

little help guys?

bros before... i'll see myself out.

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#20 Edited by psylah (2153 posts) -

Dude, Army of Two: TFD was pretty good.

I'm disappointed that they removed the fistbumps

En memoriam, here's a dedication to the bromance we've lost

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