Visceral On New Army Of Two: "In A Sense, It's Old-School"
The new Army of Two is all about fun. That's the point of video games, right?
The franchise is known for it's crazy over-the-top gameplay and developer Visceral Games will push the envelope even farther with Army of Two: Devil's Cartel. For those of you who like to kick back with a friend and have a cooperative blast, this is the game for you.
Or so says producer and designer Greg Rizzer, who told Eurogamer that the third game in the series shouldn't be taken too seriously:
"Especially in the market today where every shooter is claiming to be the most realistic, one of the things that's starting to slip away is games are meant to be fun. Even if it's a game that's violent in content, we still as gamers need to be able to appreciate a Michael Bay-esque type of experience. And using all this new technology we have, why not?"
Rizzer is confident that Devil's Cartel wills stand out in a crowd, what with it's extreme approach to just about everything in terms of third-person action. He also added that while the previous two titles "had a real frat-boy-esque tone to them," they've scaled that back for the new entry. ...but things will still be over-the-top silly. And in fact, Rizzer says this is essentially "old-school" in nature:
"To me, when you look at video games and you see the reaction of people who are playing it and are like, 'whoa!', that's the reaction you're supposed to get from when you were a kid and used to go to the arcade and see the first boss battle after playing Ghouls 'n Ghost or whatever.
That's the thing video games, I feel, need to get back to: pick up the controller, be able to play and not have to know a million different things and just have really cool things happen on the screen. So in that sense it is old school."
Army of Two: Devil's Cartel is slated to launch on March 26.
2/28/2013 11:36:07 AM Ben Dutka