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Army Corps of Hell review: Overlord and Pikmin produce the spawn of Satan

Hellacious

Army Corps is Pikmin in hell. Development, presumably, was handled by Shigeru Miyamoto's evil twin brother.

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Dozens of little yellow goblins wielding pointy weapons form your devilish posse, and there's not much more to the boring, boring levels than chucking them about a bit.

Anything that moves - even the giant purple eyed, spear-throwing demons you find in game - can be downed by simply flinging your army with the right trigger. Bosses, like the flying minotaur, offer minimal variety with stomping attacks and, of course, glowing weak points to aim for.

But the game won't ever trouble Pikmin for charm or tactical potential, despite you being able to outfit your minions and change the colour of your cape. Oh, and giant gardens are more fun to explore than flat brown rocks.

The verdict

Hellacious. It's as if the developers thought their concept was so brilliant they didn't actually need to design levels.

4
Format
PlayStation Vita
Developer
Unknown
Publisher
Square Enix
Genre
Action

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