E3 - Army of Two: The 40th Day pre-view
I’ve got a big heart for this franchise. I absolutely loved the first Army of Two and, really, who didn’t?. The graphics were beautiful, it had a very well developed co-op mechanic with the introduction of the Aggro system and the one-liners between Salem and Rios were “pee your pants” hilarious. Also, everyone loved the awesome looking masks and the ability to “pimp” your guns! Army of Two: The 40th Day brings back Salem and Rios into a new adventure that’s a little different and a little darker; click the pic to check it out.
Taking a page out of Fable’s book, 40th Day will have players make moral decisions which affect the outcome of the game. All of the stuff that made the first game great are back like modifying your guns, awesome masks, and pimping your gear but now 40th Day will also build on your in-game abilities; for example, from what I saw at the live demo players will now be able to walk up to an enemy and surrender which distracts the enemy and gives your partner a clear shot at them. Players will also be able to take hold of a guy and use him as a “meat sheild”. If you just so happen to grab the leader of a group of enemies then all his men will drop their guns and surrender to you. That leads you to another moral decision, whether to finish off him and his men or tie them up.
Remember how you could either high-five your partner or slap them in the head in the first AoT? Well the devs let us know that they are even expanding that! Someone made the suggestion of allowing Salem and Rios to belly bump each other, another guy suggested that they show their comradery with a long and comforting hug. I feel like doing either one online will piss guys off to no end.