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Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel

Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel

Army of two devil's cartel

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Electronic Arts has been receiving a lot of flak recently for sticking to a formula when it comes to publishing games. Prime example of it is their latest offering Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel. This is EA’s second collaborative effort with Dead Space producers Visceral Games (makers of Dead Space 3) and the result is a bit peppered and spiced up version of its predecessor third person co-op. The game follows the exploits of protagonists Salem and Rios, both adorned in the signature army of two mask and taking on bad guys in Mexico. Players would immediately notice aesthetically pleasing graphics, visuals and destructible environment, thanks to the Frostbite 2 Engine infrastructure powering the game. The gun fire during game play is satisfying with non-stop action!

Army of Two : Devil’s Cartel Plot

The game takes place after the events of Army of Two: 40th Day. The difference this time is that our duos of heroes have become independent mercenaries rendering their services for the highest bidder. The game doesn’t provide any tangible reason of Salem and Rios’ presence in the remote Mexican town except that they are hunting down the illusive and remorseless head honcho of the Devil’s Cartel.

army of two devil's cartel

Army of Two : Devil’s Cartel Game Mechanics

Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel does introduce some new and exciting features which are sure to hit a chord with fans of third person shooters. The Overkill mode is an all gun blazing window of time which is activated when the duo has chalked up enough kills. When active, Overkill mode endows more penetrative power to our protagonist’s arsenal and makes them faster, enabling them to quickly eliminate scores of villains in a very short period of time. The cover mechanics have been enhanced, thanks to Frostbite 2 engine. You’d feel the thrill of thrashing the enemy cover to bits with barrages of your gun fire, but be warned, it works vice versa and the AI can be really unforgiving at times.

Army of Two Devil's Cartel

There’s nothing wrong with Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel! It sticks to a basic formula of adrenaline pumping gun play against a horde of bad guys and insurmountable odds, which our heroic duo will overcome. There’s also a chopper fight thrown in for good measures, but my beef with the game is, this is all very genre specific!

Verdict

Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel is definitely a game that third person shooter fans will enjoy due to aforementioned features. Army of two for Xbox 360 and Army of two PS3 are scheduled to be released simultaneously in March 2013.

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