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The Expendables 2 The Video Game PSN

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?

The Expendables 2 The Video Game PSN

The Expendables 2 Videogame will feature characters portrayed in the films by Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Jet Li, who can team up for local and online co-op. The game bridges the gap between the first and second films, concluding "right where the new movie begins, creating a continuous story experience for fans of the Expendables' hard-boiled brand of action."

According to a press release, The Expendables 2 Videogame "invites gamers on an adventure to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire. It's business as usual, until all hell breaks loose and the explosive mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up."

Are you ready for this? If you said "yes," you're a damn dirty liar. No one is ready for "The Expendables 2: The Video Game: The Launch Trailer" NO ONE! I've dubbed the following video "One Minute of Pain." Watch your heroes of yesteryear kill-up all the bad guys, ever.

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced what new PlayStation Network downloadable games, expansions, demos and videos were released for PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP this week in America and Europe.

The Expendables 2 Video Game ($14.99) (Demo Also Available)The Expendables video game is a way for fans to experience all of their favorite explosive moments, as their favorite stars, in 4-Player Co-op action.ESRB: MFile Size: 1.15 GB

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Sound Shapes Preorder Offer (Static Theme Gift With Purchase) ($14.99)Releases 8/7 as part of PSN PLAY. Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. Equal parts instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5. Additionally, Sound Shapes comes to the PLAY program as a cross-platform title, allowing players to play at home on their PS3, or take it on the go with PlayStation Vita. Create and upload your levels on either platform for others to download and remix on their own.ESRB: E

THE EXPENDABLES 2PUB: UBISOFTPLATFORM: XBOX360 (XBLA), PS3 (PSN), PC (STEAM)RATED: MA15+HEXThe Expendables is all about crusty former 80 and 90s action Heroes bullet-spraying, explosion-surfing, and bad-guy owning. It sounds like the perfect recipe for a coop video game shooter! And To tie in with the movie sequel, we now have just that.BAJOArcade and dual-stick shooters can be an enjoyable distraction, especially if they're well made and especially with friends. Straight away you'll notice that this game, however, much like the 80s and 90s action heroes themselves, it's pretty rough around the edges. You begin by choosing from one of four expendables: Barney, Yin, Gunnar and Caesar, each with their own unique weapons and skill set, with basic upgrades as you level your character up.HEXThe animations in the cut-scenes are pretty awful, and Sly's sound-a-like is also a bit dopey.BAJODopey, but would you say accurate? HEXPretty good sniper. BAJOActually, it's pretty spot on. Yeah. While you're waiting for the game to start, the character models march around like they have something shoved up their butts, but as soon as that level's loaded, it's crazy time! Like the films, little time is wasted on any sort of plot, and you are thrown straight into the action.BAJOYou can switch between your two weapons to pelt bullets in the direction of swarming enemies, as well as pick up other random weapons which are scattered about each level. But none of the guns feel like they're doing any damage, and bullets are difficult to see so aiming with the right stick is pretty vague. HEXYeah, some of my favourite dual-stick shooters or top-down shooters have really over-emphasised bullet animations so that you really know you're hitting your intended target, because the characters are so small on screen, you really need that. Here, you're kind of just squinting at the screen and hoping you're doing some decent damage. Even when using the RPG with laser sight, it was so all over the place. I was like, "is this rocket going where I need it to? I don't know". BAJOYeah, the shotgun was the only weapon that had any sort of weight to it, I think, as well as a really visible bullet spray so you knew exactly where you were shooting. HEXAnd playing as Sly, I generally found I'd be better off with the dual pistols I started with. That or just charging in and Melee-attacking your way through, however this is better achieved when playing as Yang, as he wields knives that make his melee kills way more effective. If you go down, your AI team mates are pretty quick to come to your rescue, which is good, and the more people who jump in on a heal, the quicker you get back up and into the action.BAJOThose signature kill were pretty brutal weren't they Hex? For a start you're just mowing down hundreds of shirtless goons and then zoom in for these devastating kills.HEXYeah, well a small downloadable game like this isn't really going to get into the moral choices of something like spec ops, but it did feel a bit unnecessary. BAJOI liked the way the text appeared in and around the levels, giving you tips or indications of what you needed to do next. Occasionally you would be required to switch to a certain character to set of charges or open a door while the others covered your back, but these moments were few and far between, with most of your time spend in haphazard bullet-spray.HEXEven worse are the helicopter missions which really seem to just drag on and on. You're just switching between a chain gun and a rocket launcher attempting to mow down everything and anyone in your path, which often just ends really abruptly when you're thrown to a score screen.BAJOVisually, it's not too bad to look at, some of the in game animations are a little rough though. There are four chapters to play through set mostly in desert bunker or cargo environments. Helicopters and tanks will burst into areas, wave after wave of countless enemies will come pouring onto the screen with flame throwers and RPGs as you scramble to complete an objective while keeping your teammates alive, and it's a nice touch that they tried to work a cover-system in there but it is a bit fiddly. There's just a kind of rudimentary design to it all that definitely reeks of a rush-job.HEXThings get pretty hectic on screen in the later levels which makes it even harder to see where you're aiming, especially when trying to aim at enemies on higher ground, but I kind of enjoyed the craziness off the chaos despite that. But all the levels looked and felt the same to play through. There's a real lack of imagination and thought in the way these areas have been constructed that will see you wanting to put the controller down pretty quickly.BAJOWell, in fairness we weren't expecting MUCH from expendables, and we got exactly that so I'm giving it 4 out of 10 rubber chickens. HEXIt's a few steps even further in the wrong direction for movie tie-in games, so I'm giving it 3.

The Expendables 2 Videogame tries to play it safe by going for that most fundamental of arcade experiences, the multiplayer shooter. This is a game in the same tradition as top-down/isometric shooters like Ikari Warriors and Commando. You control one of up to four of the Expendables, with the Sylvester Stallone and Jet Li characters voiced by sound-a-likes (a very drunk sound-a-like in the case of Sly) while Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews actually got roped into providing genuine voice work for their respective characters. The disposable story is a prequel to the movie, with the crew needing to get a hold of information for the next mission from an uncooperative sniper. If machismo and twee one liners were like spray on aerosol cheese in a can, this game would be flooding the room in about four minutes.

You can complete against friends in the leaderboards, but the main event is the games coop, which will allow four players online or off. No price has been revealed as of this writing, but it certainly wont break the bank.

Stiamo parlando di alcune delle più brillanti stelle degli action movie anni '80 e '90, peccato solo che per questa riduzione videoludica i nomi più altisonanti (Schwarzenegger, Willis, Van Damme, Statham, lo stesso Norris) siano stati tagliati, lasciando in squadra soltanto il già citato Stallone, Jet Li (nel ruolo di Yin Yang), Dolph Lundgren (Gunner Jensen) e Terry Crews (Hale Caesar). Quale che sia la formazione, The Expendables 2 Videogame si presenta come il più classico dei twin analog shooter e, lo diciamo subito, va giocato preferibilmente utilizzando il controller per Xbox 360, visto che il puntamento via mouse influisce negativamente su di un gameplay già limitato di suo. Le missioni possono essere giocate in solitaria, affidando il controllo dei nostri tre compagni all'IA ma con la possibilità di cambiare personaggio in qualsiasi momento agendo sul d-pad, oppure in modalità multiplayer cooperativa insieme ad altri tre giocatori. 041b061a72


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