hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

gamescom: Overkill in the new Army of Two is ridiculous

9:00 AM on 08.19.2012 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
  @CTZ

One of the abilities the two new protagonists of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel get is called Overkill. After filling up the Overkill meter from in-game actions such as killing others, a player can activate it to slow things down, recover health, and blow up EVERYTHING. Overkill gives a explosive effect to your bullets, and nothing stands a chance against your rampage when it's activated.

Each player gets there own Overkill meter, but only one person needs to activate it to turn on the ability for both players to use it. A good tactic is for one player to activate theirs, and then have the other player turn their's on after the first one runs out. Both players can activate Overkill at the same time too, which gives an overall bigger impact from the ability.

Generally, it will take players in the final game a while to fill up the Overkill meter, making it precious resource. For the press demo though, it was filling up constantly so we could see the feature as much as needed, something that I was more than happy to abuse. It was pretty cool seeing the environment get shredded, and see limbs get ripped off bodies in my attacks. 

Another thing about the new Army of Two I liked was the cover mechanics. You simply need to look at an object that you can take cover behind, press the cover button, and the game will take care of the rest. Your character will automatically do what needs to be done to make his way to the desired cover destination. You're not locked into the run, so you can pull back on the left stick to break the run if you change your mind. 

Overall what I played felt like your standard third-person shooter experience. It certainly looked great visually thanks to the Frostbite 2 engine, just nothing really wowed me from the demo. It definitely had that Army of Two feel going on, which I'm still not sure if that's a good or bad thing.




 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Today I learned that Bad Rats 2 is a thing that is happening. I don't know how to feel about this.
techsupport avatartechsupport
The temp agency that employs me had me work as a sign spinner today. As in, I held a six foot cardboard arrow-shaped sign and spun it and danced for six hours. It got interesting when a homeless couple confronted me about hogging their spot.
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
5 days until ! ... Yeah I got lazy with this one.
Snaveage avatarSnaveage
5ish hours into Phantom Pain and it is absolutely glorious. This is truly A Hideo Kojima game.
Robo Panda Z avatarRobo Panda Z
It looks like my job at PAX didn't work out (For a variety of reasons). Have fun at the convention, everyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A
thelivinglegend avatarthelivinglegend
Witches of Crookback Bog from Witcher 3 is the best quest in the whole game and of any game I've played in recent memory.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
I was just accosted by the most gorgeous cosmetics saleswoman with an adorable Hatian-Creole accent. It's not often my attention gets that immersed in a total bullshit sales pitch. Well, that and I didn't want her to let go of my arm.
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
My son just washed my Majora's Mask NEW 3DS because the screen was dirty. Bahahaha *cries uncontrollably*
Flegma avatarFlegma
Ever thought of skipping a console generation (and not upgrading PC for years, either) because of how big your pile of shame is? I'm doing that just now.
Tenzan  avatarTenzan
Apparently there are cancellations on the CE versions of MGSV:TTP from Europe and North America. People getting emails saying they are cancelled and such. On top of that is that there's been unboxings that don't have the extras for the Day One edition.
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
I've been mad at myself all morning for missing the apostrophe in "I'll" on my Quickpost last night, but it turns out that apostrophes just don't show up on the feed! Isn't that the bee's knees?
Perro avatarPerro
Playing through Skies of Arcadia Legends right now. Bringing this to Steam or current gen in HD seems like a no-brainer. Make it so, Sega!
Kris S avatarKris S
Fassbender looks awesome. A not shit game adaption? We will see
Nathan D  avatarNathan D
Just found out that Third Impact in The End of Evangelion took place on my birthday. I'm freaking out right now.
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Man at Arms did the Geralt Witcher's Swords ! [youtube]https://youtu.be/HJZekaPAd_M[/youtube]
StriderHoang avatarStriderHoang
3:16 MIKA, DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE BOW IS COOKING?
Virtua Kazama avatarVirtua Kazama
Welcome back to Street Fighter, Rainbow Mika! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbDSvRMc9rQ
pixelrock avatarpixelrock
Jumpy Wall, my first game, is coming to the iOS App Store this September [img]http://i.imgur.com/oHAWJuC.gif?1[/img] See the trailer [youtube]https://youtu.be/Q1GKzQTiDtY[/youtube] or [url="http://jumpywall.com"]jumpywall.com[/url] for more.
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
Looking for a good book? Defending Jacob by William Landay is fantastic. Couldn't put it down.
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Have you played Vampire Hunter D on Ps1 ? [youtube]https://youtu.be/XdMxdMIXFCI[/youtube] A cool game , very hard last boss.
more quickposts


Contest!


destructoid's previous coverage:
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel


  Feb 21

'Dude-bro' takes a back seat in The Devil's Cartel

Rebooting the Army of Two series with producer Greg Rizzer


  Jan 16

Army of Two 'Overkill trailer' features a lot of shooting

Guns, explosions, guns, explosions, and more guns


  Dec 10

Preview: Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

And you're dead, and you're dead, and you're dead too


  Dec 07

Big Boi and B.O.B. to appear in the new Army of Two

Hip hop stars to appear in pre-order bonus pack


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -