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It's stealth, but not as we know it... more like a good old-fashioned arcade style shooting romp with a little strategic movement required to succeed. If you enjoyed the first army bash then check this out. If not, then I advise you to pick up the original title because overall it is a much better game.
All in all an average game that is quite accessible to people of all ages with a nice sense of humour and a very different game style which is refreshing, as most new games are driving and fighting games. It’s also very hard to start with but when you get used to the strife it does get a lot easier but it’s a little sluggish. Considering the ease that a lot of playstation games can be completed in this could be a small but slightly disappointing godsend.
3DO was to lazy to even pretend to do a good job of translating this game to the PS-X. The graphics are nauseating, and the control is frustrating. Even worse, the interiors of bunkers and hangars, which could be explored on the N64 version, have been blocked up by doors and made inaccessible. Pure hack work.
Unfortunately, 3DO have failed again to convert this simple idea into a winner. For the life of me, I can’t understand why they don’t make all the levels take place in real-life locations such as workshops and other environments you’d expect to find toy soldiers, instead of horrid green fields which all look the same. Instead of lobbing grenades over pieces of toast and rope-sliding down flights of stairs, you are left with yet another level of fields. Surely in that case you might as well be playing a real army game about real armed combat? In reality, Army Men are little more than a gimmick for 3DO, and one that’s been milked to excess..
Oh ja, da werden alte Erinnerungen an
meine Sandkastenzeit wieder aufgewärmt, jedoch kann mich das kriegerische
Treiben der Plastikkameraden nicht
gerade überzeugen. Zwar sind die
Missionen umfang- und abwechslungsreich, dennoch ist unterm
Strich nicht viel von spielerischem
Tiefgang zu sehen. Grund dafür sind in erster Linie die hakelige
Steuerung und die mangelhafte Grafik. Will man einen genauen Sprung über einen Wassergraben vollführen, stürzt man normalerweise in die reißenden Fluten. Im Nahkampf hat sich eure Zielsicherheit extrem verringert und es wird fast zum reinen Glücksspiel, den Feind zu treffen. Im grafischen Bereich drücken der unnatürliche Nebel und eine allgemeine Pixeligkeit enorm auf die Spaßbremse.
Difficile de mettre la moyenne à ce nouvel Army Men qui, dans sa qualité d’ensemble, s’approche plutôt des médiocres premiers volets. En tous cas on est très loin du fun de Air Attack. Mieux vaut passer son chemin et ne pas succomber au matraquage publicitaire qui entoure la série.
Mein Gott, während es mich bei der Nintendo-Version nur geärgert hat, macht mich hier die Verhunzung des genialen Spielprinzips richtig wütend. Wie kann man ein Spiel so lieblos umsetzen. Wenn ich die Entwicklung der Konsolen-Army Men so ansehe, dann bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass vielleicht eine gründlich überarbeitete DC-Version folgt. Empfehlen kann ich dieses Machwerk auf jeden Fall keinem.
I really have had enough, 3DO obviously doesn't recognize the PS' true power and are being extremely negligent about it. I'm stressing this issue because, 3DO has yet again failed to deliver what could have at least been an "OK" game. Army Men: Sarge's Heroes was first released on the N64, it didn't stir up anything besides bad ratings. Now the game has landed on the PS and it's stirring up even more atrocious comments and we are making one of them.
The first game in 3DO's Army Men series for the console systems, Army Men 3D for the PlayStation, lacked a great deal of spit and polish but had enough going deep down to make you hope for a sequel, albeit one that was much improved. That sequel, Army Men: Sarge's Heroes, came out for the Nintendo 64 last year and has now arrived for the PlayStation, but not much, if anything, has been improved upon, and it contains even more problems.
But like I said, the game contains great ideas, it's just that all of them are poorly executed, from the control to the graphics to the sound. Apparently, 3DO isn't paying its programmers enough. If it were, this series could take off the way Hawkins envisioned it, both financially and critically.
But it's the big stuff that's wrong with this game. To begin this, control is horrible and collision detection is almost arbitrary. The total absence of animations for turning character around will certainly make you cry, as you stand in place and the background shifts. It can take ages to come about and return fire, by which time either you, or whomever you're trying to protect, is history. Look, if you're an Army Men fan, you're going to buy it anyway, but don't say we didn't warn you.