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Games based off of other media and entertainment licenses are usually less hit and more miss. The biggest culprits are usually those games based off of movies. Contrary to the name of this game, however, the storyline here takes place in between the first and second movies, but it is still based off of a licensed franchise. The question is, though, does it break the mold or is it something to overlook?
When I saw the first trailer, it actually gave me high hopes that it would be a fun little downloadable game. When offered to review it, I kind of jumped at the chance. The game is a 4 player drop in/drop out co-op game with a number of missions spanning over 4 chapters. If you’re used to 3/4 overhead shoot-em-ups, you will have a basic idea of how gameplay control works (right stick to aim, left to walk). There is one mission in every chapter that takes place on Barney Ross’ plane, where it’s basically an on-rails shooting gallery to kind of mix things up, but these missions are very short.
PSN PLAY returns this month with a nice lineup of 4 summer special offers. Beginning on July 24, the first game will be available for Pre-order, with a 20% discount on all 4 games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Also as an added bonus, you will be receiving cash vouchers for purchasing any two or more of the titles available.
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Expendables 2: The Videogame will be releasing on July 31 for $14.99 as part of the PlayStation Play promotion on PSN allowing PlayStation gamers to experience the action first and giving PlayStation Plus members a promotional price of $11.99.
Building on the universe created in the high-octane, star-studded movies, The Expendables 2 Videogame invites gamers on an adventure to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire. It’s all business, until all hell breaks loose and the explosive mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up. The adventure concludes right where the new movie begins, creating a continuous story experience for fans of the Expendables’ hard-boiled brand of action.
Players can join up to three friends locally and online to experience all-out action in cinematic, close-quarter combat or while controlling an arsenal of vehicles in exotic locations including Somalian deserts, Burmese jungles, and more, and fans looking to compete for bragging rights can play through several challenges for the top spots on leaderboards.
Stay tuned, as PaulFierce and I will be partying with the cast Thursday night, and then playing The Expendables 2: The Videogame at Comic-Con and we’ll be sure to bring you our opinions of the game.
Source: Press Release