Gun Bros 2 Review – My brother, my rifle, and I
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Glu Games Inc.
Version #: 1.0.0
Date Released: 2013-02-20
Developer: Glu Games Inc.
Price: FreeUser Rating:
Meet Percy and Francis, two muscle heads armed with gigantic cannons to wrought havoc on waves of approaching enemies. As much as I enjoyed the prequel, Gun Bros 2 brought a new level of testosterone driven fun while keeping with the same systems that made its predecessor such a hit.
Take an interesting plot circling mass destruction, add a couple of cliche and cheesy acronyms for naming purposes, then finish off with a futuristic landscape setting for a perfect combination.
In this game, players take control of either brother, with the choice being made at the start of the game. Not that it makes much of a difference, because the other brother will still be available throughout the rest of the game as a back-up figure, providing cover fire and the likes helping you take down hordes of enemies. Controls are done via dual joysticks, with one for movement navigation and the other meant for directional shooting. Players are given a few waves of weak enemies to get used to the control system, where simply running or even just standing around without firing a shot is enough to take down enemies thanks to your brother, who will do some shooting himself. As the levels progress, of course, it gets trickier where players will have to focus on taking cover and running out to trade shots with the enemies.
A tip to note would be to make use of the environment while gamplay is in progress. Scattered across levels lie explosive barrels that if shot at, detonate and cause massive damage. Use these to get way from being swamped by your opponents.
Graphics wise, Gun Bros 2 really has all I could ever ask for from a top-down shooter. The 3D graphics give a great animated feel while attention paid to details such as explosions and flames really made the whole gaming experience even better.
In-app purchases will make the later, tougher levels much easier to handle, but they can get rather expensive. A classic example of paying your way through a win.
My only gripe would be the lack of option to toggle between friendly fire. It would really make the game more realistic if there were an option for better players to have friendly fire turned on. Players would then have to be more decisive and careful about their firing accuracy, and of course there should also be times where the partner character accidentally injures the player as well. All this to add an additional depth of challenge into the game.
A free game, this app definitely gets my thumbs up.
Would I Buy Again:Most definitely
Learning Curve:Simple. The game even gives a few levels to get accustomed to controls.
Who Is It For:Fans of top-down shooters
What I Like:It's different from the conventional shooting games, with the addition of a partner.
What I Don't Like:No friendly fire mode.
Final Statement:Let's go, Rambo!
Gun Bros 2 does not support the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4th generation) or iPad 1.
Untold years after the first T.O.O.L. wars, the Tyrannical Oppressors Of Life have returned to finish the job. Only the Freakishly Rugged Advanced Genetics Galactic Enforcement Division (F.R.A.G.G.E.D) agents Percy and Francis Gun stand in their way. Armed with a new array of highly advanced and ridiculously destructive weapons, the Gun Bros are once again defending the galaxy from the T.O.O.L. insurgency. It is a time to innovate and eradicate. The last conflict has left both sides scrambling to rebuild their armories. Old Xplodium mines have been reopened and even decommissioned factories are once again roaring to life as the conflict escalates. It is up to Percy and Francis to stop this threat from reemerging with an even more devastating arsenal of killing machines. The Gun Bros are back and, once again, responsible for defending the galaxy. Luckily, they’ve got access to a host of new gear that will help them defeat T.O.O.L.
Battle the T.O.O.L hordes with your Gamecenter friends, head over to the all-new Endless Mode and check it out!
NEW GUNS & MODS!
Choose from a broad range of weapons; from pistols & rocket launchers to new and improved laser weapons & shotguns. Collect MODS and strap them on your weapon to gain secondary, tertiary and even quaternary fire modes! Players can even unleash multiple MODS at once!
MEGA BOSS BATTLES!
Battle against the Pus Titan, Maullusk and The Broliminator! These monstrous bosses are enough to get any Bro excited…
Invite your bros to join your tour of duty with an improved Brotherhood system. Share the fun! Share the love! Share the destruction!
No tour of a hostile alien planet would be complete without a tank to mow down the locals. Hop into the Honey Badger tank and do some donuts on your enemy’s face. Comes standard with missile launchers and inertial accelerator. Safety belts not included…
MULTIPLE GAME MODES!
Advance through each mission, unlocking new environments and better loot in the Campaign mode or work your way to the top of the leaderboards in the Arcade mode!
Every mission contains armor, but it’s up to you to find it and grab it. Increase your HP and SPD with bold new styles conceived by the galaxy’s top fashion designers and military experts, many of whom are the same person.
Gun Bros 2 is free to play, but you can choose to pay real money for some extra items, which will charge your iTunes account. You can disable in-app purchasing by adjusting your device settings.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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