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Army of Two: The 40th Day

Army of Two: The 40th Day
28 Jan 2010 21:22:54

Accompanied my younger sister on her shopping-tour today (she was looking for different girlish stuff)... and returned with new Army of Two: The 40th Day PS3 game.



Official web-site: http://www.armyoftwo.com
IGN review

Video-games are not popular among girls in Russia. A perfect moment to grin while shop-assistants are staring at you intending to buy a game and it's not Sims.

I heard the game was kinda panned by the critics. As though the plot is far-fetched and the action takes place in the same town the whole game, which is boring. Maybe it's true, I don't know yet, but I was a huge fan of the first game... so if the second uses the same mechanics, it will be enough.

Gonna play Elliot Salem, the short guy who is kinda tsundere. Hot-tempered and sexy, I mean :D Hope Vallefor will join me as Rios. No fun to play such a game alone.

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mospehraict
mospehraict
29 Jan 2010, 12:07:01
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You have 2 ps3s? Or how do you intend to play it together?
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Glory (Russia)
29 Jan 2010, 12:38:55
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Split screen. This is actually the main feature of the game - team work. Army of Two has lots of different combos for 2 players. Can't say that I admire FPS as a genre, but fighting together is so much fun. This game is really outstanding because of this, cause honestly its plot and graphics are pretty average. But it's also obvious that one needs a big TV-screen if they intend to enjoy it.
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mospehraict
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29 Jan 2010, 13:06:04
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> if they intend to enjoy it.

I doubt one can really enjoy splitscreen... it's ridiculously odd.

> Can't say that I admire FPS as a genre

It's impossible to admire FPS on consoles, because FPS aren't meant for them.
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Vallefor (Russia)
30 Jan 2010, 02:17:03
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Split screen is fun enough. Two plasma screens & two PS3s in one room are better, but who has it?
And when you play on the Internet you cant talk with your partner (of course one can use telephone, Skype or in game voice-chat, but there is a difference... you won't feel your partner, if you understand what I'm talking about).

My first PS3 FPS game was 'Resistance'. And when I began to play, I thought just like you, that there is no way to play FPS without mouse. But after a few hours I got used to sticks.
Of course you can't use the same tactics that you do with a mouse, but without it... huh, you can lie in front of your plasma and relax :)

BTW, I always play games (regardless of the genre) at the highest level of difficulty. Bahh, sometimes watching my 100th retry Glory laughs at me xD
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mospehraict
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30 Jan 2010, 04:19:04
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Yes, a LAN party with PS3s could be troublesome to organize :) While the PCs one would be two laptops away...

> you can lie in front of your plasma and relax

I guess I feel like it, that console gaming is somewhat less hardcore than PC :) No offense :)
mospehraict
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31 Jan 2010, 04:17:07
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> two PS3s in one room are better, but who has it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1jB4hVJRg
Glory
Glory (Russia)
30 Jan 2010, 09:36:07
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The fact that you don't like something doesn't mean everybody thinks so. Yap, it's split-screen, but I enjoy it and thousands other ppl do.

Also, FPC on console and on PC are kinda different. As Vall has already mentioned, you have to use different tactics. On PC they often require you to move (for example, to run) and fire at the same time. Otherwise, things would be pretty easy. On PS3 FPS has more of a positional game. You run, find a place to hide, shoot, again run... Surrounded by stunning graphics it has its own charm.
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mospehraict
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30 Jan 2010, 10:01:24
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Yes, people tend to enjoy the most ridiculous things in the world sometimes :)

These "other tactics" are a mere lack of choice - without mouse you just don't have choice other that this given tactic, while mouse doesn't really stop you from using it - and it's used in PC games also. Speaking about graphics, modern PCs are much more stunning in graphics than consoles. So it's just sort of a dumbed-down gameplay with dumbed-down graphics...
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Glory (Russia)
31 Jan 2010, 12:37:10
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Agree about graphics. But you probably should know better than I - average folks won't upgrade their computer every half a year (they probably are not even able to assemble it themselves). Besides, PC game developers got used to release unfinished products and provide tons of patches for them. And some games just are not optimized, no matter how strong your machine is. That's why video-games are still alive :)
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31 Jan 2010, 13:22:05
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Concerning unfinished products, I guess it's because good timing in publishing on PC is more important than on consoles. Delay a game for a year on PC and graphics can become outdated due to new graphic cards, which is not so big deal on a console, PS2 is still alive after 10 years, and nobody cares.

Btw, it's not necessary to upgrade every half a year to beat PS3, it's just necessary to beat it once :) And I guess with a simple Core2Duo and modern nVidia card it's a no-problem.

I think video gaming is alive because people who have no life get tired of sitting before their PCs 24/7, and like sometimes to get up to play their console. Having several gaming platforms gives them an illusion of having a little life. Which is obviously false.
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30 Jan 2010, 12:11:33
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Btw, I'm just trolling as usual, don't you mind :)
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31 Jan 2010, 12:37:53
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You are welcome to troll.
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31 Jan 2010, 08:03:09
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That's very nice of you to allow me to :)

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