Army Men II
|a game by||cosmigo GmbH, and 3DO|
|Platforms:||PC, GameBoy Color|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Army Men Games|
Do you remember the soldiers you used to play with in the back yard? The little plastic ones that would melt when you set fire to them? There was a game about them a few months ago - Army Men, which bombed spectacularly, probably cos it was bloody terrible. Publishers 3D0 have taken the rather optimistic step of rush releasing a sequel wherein your diminutive warriors get to scrap over various domestic battlefields (gardens, kitchens etc) as well as the more conventional jungles and airfields of the previous incarnation.
The idea is a fairly good one - imagine Cannon Fodder meets Micro Machines- but like so many good game ideas it's been well and truly pissed up the wall. The supposedly improved AI is risible (your men require careful shepherding lest they get stuck on the scenery), and the missions are just plain dull. It's also repetitive. Simply put: Army Men 2 is about as much fun as shitting bowling balls.