VIDEO | X360, PS3 Friday, December 18, 2009 | 5:25 PM

Army of Two 40th Day demo videos

Army of Two 40th Day demo videos

The demo of Army of Two: The 40th Day was released yesterday on Xbox Live and PSN and so I decided to capture the Xbox 360 version with the help of Miguel, a French Gamersyder. The game is rather fun to play even though the graphics seem a bit outdated overall and the Aggro system causes some oddd AI reactions at times. I don't know if it will be enough to keep players interested but it is worth a look if you are into action packed coop games. Two more videos will come later this morning.
Update 2: Last video is up.

Demo part 1
Demo part 2
Demo part 3
Demo part 4

All comments

Commented on 2009-12-18 09:17:52
Played the co-op demo this afternoon. Not much of a step up from the largely unliked first game. I can't see this game doing very well outside the few who actually liked the first one.
Commented on 2009-12-18 10:48:12
OH GOD why is there curb-stomping in this game (end of 1st video), fucking disgusting! The "Camaraderie - " stuff was hilarious as always, though.

Just like the 1st game, I'm more interested in Kane and Lynch now because of the story, even if the co-op tactics aren't as elaborate.
Commented on 2009-12-18 12:02:03
1st one was good in coop witha friend. I'll pick this up for more of the same.
Commented on 2009-12-18 14:34:53
I played the demo last night, and I have to say that the game STINKS. Awfull gfx, camera and don't even get me started on the sound!
Commented on 2009-12-18 14:48:00
I think the graphics are ok. The stomping is so not right.
I read an article a few days ago where the devs stated that 'the European gamers' don't like these kind of characters, while the Americans do. (the game sold much better in the USA than Europe)

How about that for an explanation why this game received justified critique? It wasn't the game, it was the European gamer!

Anyhow, I bought and played the first, not buying the second unless it sells for 15 euro's ;o)
Commented on 2009-12-18 15:05:48
tried playing the demo 4 times since yesterday morning.. still havent been all the way through it. Already have no desire to sit through that intro one more time.

From what i have played of it the graphics are alright, but the controls are a whole heap of clumsy.

American posturing at it's best though
Commented on 2009-12-18 16:48:14
definately be giving this a rent, really enjoyed it.
Commented on 2009-12-18 17:43:12
Seems like a step-up from the previous game, no doubt about that... altough i'm not sure about the controls. It felt kind of... imprecise, a feeling i havent felt in a modern 3rd person shooter in a while. But its maybe just the settings or lag, because I played with a random dude.. =)

However, the ppl that complains at the graphics; i hope you dont mean the original looked better? Because in that department its clearly a step-up. Looks much better; a more warmy look, more natural looking textures and nice looking lighting effects. And I'm suprised by how much this games seperates from other Unreal ENgine 3-games... it's usually the same generic look in all those games, but this looks smoother and warmer, and the textures doesn't look exactly the same. :)
Commented on 2009-12-18 19:44:34 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
Seems like a step-up from the previous game, no doubt about that... altough i'm not sure about the controls. It felt kind of... imprecise, a feeling i havent felt in a modern 3rd person shooter in a while. But its maybe just the settings or lag, because I played with a random dude.. =)

However, the ppl that complains at the graphics; i hope you dont mean the original looked better? Because in that department its clearly a step-up. Looks much better; a more warmy look, more natural looking textures and nice looking lighting effects. And I'm suprised by how much this games seperates from other Unreal ENgine 3-games... it's usually the same generic look in all those games, but this looks smoother and warmer, and the textures doesn't look exactly the same. :)
I agree it looks better than the first, but what you say about the UE3 is not true. Bioshock, Rainbow Six Vegas (1&2), Mirror's Edge, Batman:AA, Brothers is Arms: HH are all very different in art style and are not generic at all.
Commented on 2009-12-18 20:30:44 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I agree it looks better than the first, but what you say about the UE3 is not true. Bioshock, Rainbow Six Vegas (1&2), Mirror's Edge, Batman:AA, Brothers is Arms: HH are all very different in art style and are not generic at all.
BioShock was based on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 2. Not 3.

Anyway, I didn't say there wasnt exceptions, just that many UE3 games look the same with identical ground textures and that kind of thing... But Mirror's Edge, for instance, truly looks fantastic - mainly because its stunning art style. But many UE3 games tend to look the same and suffer from the same shortcomings within the engine (choppy framerate, texture pop-in, flickering/pixelated shadows etc.) But ofc there are some UE3 looking more unique... however neither you or I can know how much they've modified the engine to reach that result. =)
Commented on 2009-12-18 22:22:44
dis game sucks just like the first
Commented on 2009-12-20 13:05:49
This one isnt as good as the first one. Everything just feels so clunky and fake for some odd reason. The cover system is still the gayest and uhhh.....its just horrible. I would rather play the first one for real.
Commented on 2009-12-21 05:29:29 In reply to Tarrell13
Posted by Tarrell13
This one isnt as good as the first one. Everything just feels so clunky and fake for some odd reason. The cover system is still the gayest and uhhh.....its just horrible. I would rather play the first one for real.
I agree. Liked the first one, but this one seems slower and clunkier.
Commented on 2009-12-21 14:43:33
wow i gotta try to play it again, but something seems wrong, the camera was weird in demo running felt delayed almost... and come on how the f*ck does a cinematic cutscene have fu*cking LAG!?!?
Commented on 2009-12-21 15:04:14 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
BioShock was based on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 2. Not 3.

Anyway, I didn't say there wasnt exceptions, just that many UE3 games look the same with identical ground textures and that kind of thing... But Mirror's Edge, for instance, truly looks fantastic - mainly because its stunning art style. But many UE3 games tend to look the same and suffer from the same shortcomings within the engine (choppy framerate, texture pop-in, flickering/pixelated shadows etc.) But ofc there are some UE3 looking more unique... however neither you or I can know how much they've modified the engine to reach that result. =)
Bioshock has the UE3 underneath:

http://www.unrealtechnology.com/case-studies.php?r...

Don't believe everything Wikipedia says ;o)
Commented on 2009-12-22 02:14:30
Army of Two: The 40th Day is a third-person shooter based in groundbreaking cooperative gameplay functionality. Sequel to the 2008 game of the same name, and featuring series heroes, Rios and Salem, in this new iteration players have a bigger playbook of features and a new arsenal of co-op moves that either player can perform at any time, opening up fresh strategies in the face of overwhelming odds. In addition, the game features advanced weapon customization and upgrade systems, as well as four explosive online multiplayer modes, each focused on unique cooperative play.
For more on this you may visit at :
http://www.techarena.in/video/23612-army-two-40th-...
Commented on 2009-12-22 19:42:17
Tried the co-op demo. It has some things going for it, like the customization. But it's just so average in every aspect. Played GoW2 with a friend before trying the demo, and the controls in GoW2 are just so much better and more fluid. There's a delay from animations in Army of Two, which you'll instantly notice and it's so frustrating. Didn't they test this game with a focus group or something? It plays horrible. The visuals, sound, game design and overall feel of the game are cheap at best. The way I see it, nothing was improved over the last game.
Commented on 2010-01-08 09:31:00 In reply to zlimness
Posted by zlimness
Didn't they test this game with a focus group or something? It plays horrible. The visuals, sound, game design and overall feel of the game are cheap at best. The way I see it, nothing was improved over the last game.
It really feels like a budget game. I haven't felt that since 99 Days of the Dragon!

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