Wow just wow. First I go to penny arcade to hear them rant about how evil army of two is then I come here. I have never heard such hypocritcal words come from gamers mouths in all my life. I dont suppose killing creatures in WOW hurts your morals or makes you wonder why they deserved to die. Try to think about the hobos problems when you put there skull through a tv in condemned 2. Maybe try to sit back for a minute before you headshot a terrorist in rainbow six vegas 2 this week to really think about if what there doing is really wrong. Or maybe wonder about all the people shooting at you in any of the numerous games you play when you kill them. But its ok in all those games because 90% of the time they dont joke about killing them or do fist pounds or air guitars. Here's my short review of the game. If you like all out action third person games where you get to shoot lots of people and do somewhat rambo like actions, then you will like this game. If you play this with other people you may like it a bit more. If you like 4 player online action that is somewhat different than gears of war or any other third person shooter then you may like the online aspect of this game.
My thoughts about some of the front page post are below:
"Choke someone to death, then play air guitar. Shoot a turban-wearing suicide bomber, then fist pound. This is the life of a private mercenary as presented by Army of Two, and it is supposed to be fun.
Army of Two never asks its players to give two shits about the enemies they are killing. The terrorists, depending on the level, all look the same: the Iraqis look like Iraqis, the Chinese look like Chinese, and the Americans look like Americans. They are, essentially, faceless bad guys; even in the last levels of the game where players break into their own private military firm on a mission to kill their boss, the players are never onced ask to consider the fact that they are literally blowing their way past dozens and dozens of completely ignorant security guards and soldiers who are totally unaware as to their boss's corruption. The bad guys exist to be killed, not to be thought about or sympathized with."
_Congradufuckinlations you just described what happens in every shooter game ever made, either in game or by people in real life playin the games. If you didnt enjoy takin out bad guys by the dozens u wont play video games. You dont have to feel for the characters its a game not reality there is no morality play involved._
"The fact that one of the mercs grows a conscience out of nowhere is irrelevant, considering that conscience manifests itself in the duo's decision to blow away the dozens of aforementioned ignorant security guards."
_Did you even pay attention to the story, these people were hired to kill you by dalton and clyde apparently someone doesnt follow the story when playing the game._
"As it stands, however, players can easily spend hours killing bad guys without a second thought, until the protagonists suddenly start making devil horns and playing air guitar after a particularly violent gunfight. For more socially-conscious gamers, moments like this make the wheels come to a screeching halt: this is not funny or cool. This is callous, and more than a little sick. The player is forced to reevaluate all the fun he was having before, given this new and disturbing attitude toward mass genocide."
_Because that never happens in other war games like rainbow six vegas, gears of war, or with the general population of ppl on xbox live with mics. All I hear is good job on takin out this person or that person in any game I play.
P.S. Sorry if this isnt cool like everyone elses posts but im not good at bbcode or html design sorry._