A briefly fun game that deserves a rental before deciding if it's your style.
postal83 wrote this review on .
One of the cooler aspects of this game is the ability to purchase weapons and then upgrade many parts of them including barrels, stocks, magazines, suppressors, and a few others. There is a decent selection for primary and secondary weapons.
You earn money by completing certain objectives through the mission and are given the chance through the map to purchase weapons/upgrades.
The other cool thing that this game does is it uses an aggro system that works pretty well. However, if you're playing with a friend in co-op, you will find that covering someone can really consume a lot of ammo which you can replenish by picking up ammo packs that the enemies drop.
The multiplayer can be pretty fun if you have the right people, and considering that theres only 2 v 2, its very important to be playing with the right people. My one major gripe with the multiplayer is the melee-fests that occur. It can get very frustrating when you are charged by the enemy, and they initiate a melee attack which locks up your controller and you have to sit and watch the animation while they choke slam you to the ground then riddle your defenseless self to death. Multiplayer would be great with this removed. It does create an excellent feel of cooperative gameplay though.
Single player co-op is okay, but stepjumping and riotshields tend to get old after a while.
The graphics are pretty well done and the game feels fairly polished, but some aspects of the gameplay can be frustrating at times.
The game appeals at first, but it slowly wears thin which is why I recommend this as a rental, especially when you can beat it and get most the achievements pretty quickly.
The difficulty settings definately reflect the ease of the game, some parts can be pretty tough! There are three difficulties, but the "Professional" is unlocked after beating the game.