Army of Two

Dec 5, 2007

In their latest issue, GamesRadar Sister mag Xbox World had a few not-so-nice things to say about conspicuously release-date slipping filthy-mouthed co-op shooter Army of Two. From the article:

As anyone who’s read the Bible (or as is more likely, seen Governor Arnold’s End of Days) will tell you, the Devil comes in many forms. Sometimes he’s a little boy named Damien, sometimes he’s a girl whose head can turn a full 360 degrees, and sometimes he’s under deep, deep cover as a videogame. Iron Maiden lied to you - 666 isn’t the number of the beast; two is, and the Devil has an army.

We were all set to review Army of Two this issue and had been playing a very complete beta in preparation for the arrival of the finished code, only for EA to pull the game weeks before its November release. It’s probably for the best, since we were all geared up to stove its face in.

At various points throughout the last year, we’ve looked at the game and felt a sense of heart-warming optimism for a title that should have plugged the gap between Gears of War and Gears 2 very nicely. But like Disneyland, professional wrestling and hardcore pornography, the reality is far less pleasing than the fantasy.