Thursday, July 27, 2006

Army of Two First Look

Available for Ps3 and Xbox360 sometime in 2007, from EA's new Montreal studio. The game is set in the near future, where you take control of, as the name suggests, a two-man mercenary team doing high-risk paramilitary operations. The game is a third-person shooter allowing you to either play through the campaign with a friend, or issue orders to an intelligent computer-controlled teammate who may or may not obey the orders you give him.

Billed as the first game ever to put players inside tactical warfare involving Private Military Corporations. Reid Schneider, Senior Producer at EA Montreal noted, "This is the game we've always wanted to create. Until now, the hardware would not allow us to deliver truly intelligent AI characters."

Hands on from gamespot
Eurogamer first look
EA press release

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15 comments:

gnome said...

Pah...another FPS. And the imagery so much reminded me of Fallout... Pity...

On a side note, I do hope that bethesda won't turn fallout 3 to an Oblivion-clone.

The Elderly said...

played the original fallout, and to be honest i wouldn't mind wandering around a wasteland oblivion style, however i would miss the turn based hexagonagnaog.ll? combat.... i loved that bit.....

gnome said...

Yes it was perfect... Perhaps you should try fallout tactics... All it has is Fallout's combat, only squad based. Unfortunately no nudie bits are included, but quite a nice game...

The Elderly said...

i saw the reviews, never played it, it seemed from the reviews as just a rip off of a great pc game. Now you've given it a thumbs up, i'm going to try it....

thanks my gnome, (anoints gnome with incence smoke and precious oils)

gnome said...

Welcome old boy...

Mind you it's pure combat. No RPG elements and other happy stuff.

The Elderly said...

are the backdrops/scenery plasticky like baldurs gate on ps2,

gnome said...

Havent seen Baldurs 2 on PS2 (or the PC, not yet at least), but the scenery is a bit more plasticky than the original fallout.

The Elderly said...

like molded plastic hills and stones, i hated that on the ps2, the scenery was so false,

gnome said...

No, no, not that bad... Just a bit shinier than the first two games...

The Elderly said...

okay you've got a convert.... (opens ever increasingly filling upping tome)

gnome said...

Well, it really isn't that much of a game... ends up being quite a chore...

Put the tome down. Forget. Good.

Have a cookie.

The Elderly said...

munch...... tasty thanks!

munch...... munch......

(waits for gnome to turn his back, and scribbles fallout down as a rental option)

munch....... hmmm!

gnome said...

Rental?

I saw that...

Here. Have another.

The Elderly said...

gee thanks Gnome....... (rubs out fallout.... ) see happy now?

Munch.... crunch......

scrumptious..... (cleans biscuit crumb spray from computer screen.....)

gnome said...

:)