"The best in the
series so far, but is that saying much?"
A lot of people
would have already cringed when they saw the title to this game let
alone actualy clicked on the link to read the review. This is the
latest in the Army Men series, and to be frankly honest, possibly
the best incarnation yet. That would be a positive thing if it
weren't for the fact that most of the games in this franchise
weren't positively crap.
I liked the first
game in this series on the Playstation, however as they've persisted
in releasing more titles as the one before it bombs, it seemed that
not very much has been learned.
follows the storyline where the Green Army was wiped out practically
to the last soldier when they attended a peace signing with the Tan
Army which would have meant a lasting cease fire between the two
factions. A renegade Major Malice unleashes an ambush that sees all
of Sarge's platoon wiped out with the exception of the big fella
himself, so he goes off on a third person rampage to avenge his
XBox the game looks nice in terms of texturing, with walls and other
environs being great to make your way through. It's just a shame
that Sarge himself doesn't look so great.
pretty terrible on this game with shoddy camera work and the only
time you really get a bead on your enemy is when you deliberatly
hold down the lock key and then that will give you a clear chance to
shoot your foes. Quite possibly it will get to the point that you
don't care whether you do or not.
There are some
interesting effects such as Sarge getting holes blown into him
during the game which shows that you are doing it a bit tough,
however it doesn't affect the way he performs one little bit. So
it's certainly a graphical piece of cherry but nothing more than
aesthetics come into it.
Weapons abound in
the title and once again I was highly unimpressed, especially with
what would have to be one of the most ordinary uses of grenades
almost ever. Not only does it take an age to get a grenade out but
then a silly arc appears that shows you where you think that the
grenade should land. This system is so user unfriendly that Sarge
can be right up next to an open window and not put a grenade through
it as the arc simply does not allow for any precise targeting.
When switching to
automatic weapons, one will notice that they are not truly auto, you
just get to push the fire button faster. Multiplayer is essentially
more of the same dreck, but this time you and up to 3 other mates
can bitch about the faults in this title together as you ineptly
steer your multicoloured Sarge's around.