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Assault Heroes 2

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Re-imagined for a more intense arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 explodes with additional combat vehicles, more powerful weaponry, hijack-able enemy units, extensive on-foot skirmishes and enhanced co-op. Battle alone or with a friend in dramatic environments like space and the rainforest as you hijack the stealth helicopter, armored tank or mechanical walker from the enemy base. Reign destruction on the sinister alien force with a superior arsenal of weapons including the newly designed sub-zero freezing ice cannon, homing missiles, rocket launcher and upgraded firearms. Survive on-foot warfare in underground areas and environments fully equipped with all your weapons. Unlock the full game now to save mankind before it’s too late! [ESRB: T (Teen) Animated Blood, Violence] Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition).

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The sequel to the award-winning Xbox LIVE® action extravaganza, Assault Heroes™ 2 continues to ramp up the excitement. Your original enemy was just a pawn of a more sinister alien force, and now you must fight on both land and in space to overcome this new threat. Fight alone or work with a friend in the enhanced two-player cooperative mode. Employ bigger and stronger weapons and enjoy a more intense on-foot combat experience. Battle through the extensive and intense levels in your trusty 4x4, or hijack enemy vehicles for even greater firepower. Take on even more relentless enemies and face-off with the most outrageous bosses you have ever seen on your way to the climactic battles in outer space!

  • Enhanced multiplayer co-op: Quickly activate improved cooperative weapons to rain destruction on hordes of bazooka soldiers, kamikaze bombers, and more.
  • Hijackable enemy units: Steal the attack helicopter, armored tank, or mechanical walker from the enemy base for surprise attacks.
  • More powerful weaponry: Utilize a superior arsenal of weapons including the newly designed sub-zero freezing ice cannon, homing missiles, rocket launcher, and upgraded firearms from the original.
  • Frantic on-foot action: Survive on-foot warfare while equipped with all your weapons in expansive underground areas.
  • Monstrous bosses: Face off against challenging mechanoid beasts before they destroy you.
  • New diverse and interactive environments: Blast through the Snowy Mountains, Rainforest and Outer Space with extensive destructible terrain from burning trees to shattering buildings.

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Assault Heroes 2 2009-08-22 23:17:46 DoppelGangerKnight
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7.0
DoppelGangerKnight Reviewed by DoppelGangerKnight    August 22, 2009
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Assault Heroes 2 2009-08-22 17:57:55 blackzarak21
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7.0
blackzarak21 Reviewed by blackzarak21    August 22, 2009
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Assault Heroes 2 2009-08-21 12:36:44 DiscoDuck8k
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5.0
DiscoDuck8k Reviewed by DiscoDuck8k    August 21, 2009
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Assault Heroes 2 2009-08-14 19:45:56 danysuri
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5.0
danysuri Reviewed by danysuri    August 14, 2009
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Co-op vehicular shmup. It's a good time, but can get hard on some of the achievements. Good luck!

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Assault Heroes 2 2009-02-03 17:47:11 peacesquid
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4.0
Reviewed by peacesquid    February 03, 2009

The most disappointing XBLA release of 2008.

When Wanako dropped the original Assault Heroes on us back in Dec 2006, it arrived with little in the way of hype or expectation and for me personally my first thoughts were that I needed another twin-stick shooter on XBLA about as much as Chelsea need a new trophy cabinet.

However, a quick go on the demo convinced me that this was different to the XBLA norm with its smooth difficulty curve, pinpoint controls and some nice, but tasteful, graphics. Indeed, up until Omega Five, Assault Heroes was probably the favourite of my fifty or so Arcade titles.

Assault Heroes was exactly what XBLA should be about. Classic coin-op style gaming but reinvented for the new generation echoing as it did the likes of Ikari Warriors, Mercs and Shock Troopers. So when Wanako (arf!) announced a sequel was in the works, I was about to add a third stick to the formula.

So finally, after a stream of turd releases (Wits and Wagers, Rocky and Bullwinkle and the like) interspersed with moments of rare quality (Lost Cities), Assault Heroes 2 arrived. This time with a whole lot more hype and even more expectation. Indeed Peoww even announced the release date on our not-stolen-from-other-sites news page.

I picked the game up without bothering with the demo and plunged in and from thence the pain arose.

Wanako promised Assault Heroes but bigger, better and with a host of new features. Well, Assault Heroes 2 is certainly bigger. Clocking in at a choresome two hours. But is it better? Not really, but I’ll get onto that in a moment. What of the new features? Well they exist, but only to plague the living.

We were promised hijackable vehicles. That to me means stopping a vehicle, dragging the driver out and jumping in. The word ‘hijack’ takes on even bigger significance in what is essentially GTA season. Occasionally, you’ll find a parked vehicle and can get in it. Theft? Maybe. Hijacking? Not exactly. The vehicles themselves tend to grant defensive improvements but rob you of the four-weapon assault vehicle that you spend most of the game in.

There’s another ‘improvement’. The fourth weapon which is now an ice gun. Useful against helicopters, utterly pointless against anything else as the flame thrower will do the same job. So where AH1 had three weapons (slow but powerful, fast but weak and intermediate), this game has four with the fourth feeling tacked on. It also slows down your weapon selection process.

Also, the nukes and grenades now don’t get re-equpped between levels. An annoyance but not too bad as the nukes aren’t particularly useful anyway. For one, they just don’t do enough damage and also they visually block out of most of the screen (without removing enemy bullets - oh dear).

Now this leads us onto the main problem with this game. The visuals. Sure it still scrolls smoothly and the graphics, for the most part, are nice enough but for reasons that I’ll never fathom, Wanako have slightly zoomed the camera out and also increased the detail on the ground. It’s no exaggeration to say that for large parts of the first two levels I was unable to see a fucking thing.

In an effort to disguise the lack of progress in the game engine, they’ve upped the detail and now I can’t see what’s killing me. It’s just like trying to play a vert-scroller on the Speccy! Level two (jungle… yawn) is a total mess. You can get used to it a little but invisible-death syndrome still pops up far too often.

The cutscenes are still remarkably poor (as they were in AH1) and the bosses still aren’t much cop. The usual array of bigger vehicles shaped like snakes and whatever. The giant spider now replaced by a giant whale. You get the idea. These are, as expected, tedious bullet sponges that overstay their welcome and generally frustrate without impressing. It shocks me that twenty years after R-Type developers still just don’t have a fucking clue.

The bosses serve as punctuation at the end, and in the middle, of the levels which is just as well as invariably you’ll need waking up by the time you reach them. The levels just drag on and on and on. The last time I attempted a complete run-through (ended three zones from the end by the game crashing out), I was so utterly bored of the sight of each level.

Assault Heroes didn’t have the most original levels but they were the right length and well-designed. Assault Heroes 2 relies on repetition to extend the length of the overall game and it really shows. Instead of the original game’s excellent sea level we now get a space one which plays almost like an old-school shoot-‘em-up but even this gets old pretty quickly and is eventually followed by a tedious battle through a spaceship that just screams ‘mundane’ at you.

Another slap in the face are the controls. The shooting is no longer truely in 360 degrees. The analogue stick locks to 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees when you get within ten or so degrees of those positions. Basically precise shooting isn't allowed in this game.

Add to that unenjoyable lair sections (ironically too zoomed in and liable to steal all your lives), laggy online co-op and all sorts of glitches that threaten to end your game prematurely and you're left with a lemon in my book. Firing up Assault Heroes 1 for just a few minutes really hits home just how far Wanako have fallen.

So how do you score something like this? Technically it looks (at times) and feels pretty solid and 800pts would fair for a game of such length but if I took away a point for everything that I really hate about this game, Wanako would actually owe me a review. Still, it has to be done and whilst the score you see here may not be a negative number, bear in mind that Assault Heroes 1 would have scored at least an eight from me.

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Assault Heroes 2 2009-01-17 02:22:46 JC Elite
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6.0
JC Elite Reviewed by JC Elite    January 16, 2009
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The original was better.

I loved the first Assault Heroes. I love shooters and, obviously, Xbox Live has a lot of them to choose from. The first Assault Heroes just gave me that feeling of playing some fun shooter in the 80's, only with better graphics and presentation. I was eagerly anticipating this sequel, but after playing it, beating it, and going back to it again........I came away disappointed.

The frustrating thing is that everything they have done new here isn't an improvement. The game is way harder, but not in that fun, challenging way. It just throws more enemies on screen at once and the first time you get killed by something off-screen, you will know my pain. The game is WAY too dark in some of the later levels, even when I jack up the brightness and contrast on my HDTV. The new weapon still doesn't make you want to go away from the trusty chaingun or flak cannon. In fact, it makes no sense to use since it's weaker than the standard weapons. The new vehicles are all terrible and aren't as good as your normal vehicle. The game is longer, which I liked at first, but the game seemed to drag on towards the end as the boring levels and lack of improvements from the original seem to be more apparent. And for some reason, the camera is pulled back farther in this game making it harder to see those tiny units. Even the achievements take a big step backwards here. Most of them are for the co-op game, are too hard or not fun, and you even get stuck with a 'collect every flag' achievement in the single-player. Ugh.

While I obviously have some issues with this game, it is still fun to play. It plays a lot like the first game and if you are into these dual-stick shooters, you might get into this game. It looks nice and the presentation is very good for an Xbox Live Arcade game. In particular, I really liked the music as the title screen theme has been in my head for hours. I was just expecting more from the game and, at a minimum, I was expecting that the new "improvements" would actually be beneficial to the game. So if you loved the last game I would definitely check the trial version of this game out. If you haven't played the first game, I would go grab that game instead. It's cheaper and better than this sequel.

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Assault Heroes 2 2009-01-16 05:46:56 nubala
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8.0
nubala Reviewed by nubala    January 15, 2009
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Decent game pulls you in

I had a problem with this game, i started playing it and 2 hours later i was still trying to pry myself away! Thats not to say its without flaws, alot of deaths are cheap and the driving should be tighter. Me and a friend got hooked on this game and it took over a small amount of our day! I never played the first one so i cant comment on how it compares but this game stands on its own!

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Assault Heroes 2 2008-08-17 21:34:06 ForTheDamned
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8.0
Reviewed by ForTheDamned    August 17, 2008

Better Than the Orginal

Tons of improvements over the original makes Assualt Heroes give Geometry Wars a run for its money

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