Real Talk By: Vex
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, developed by 345 Studios, is a top down shooter, based on Comedy Central’s show Ugly Americans. You play as four of the characters from the show, and all the characters start out with certain strengths and weaknesses. Everyone can level up just like last year’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. This game of course isn’t a beat em up, but instead you get a variation of guns to choose from ranging from a crystal ball to a demon head.
The graphics are on point for a downloadable title. The cut scenes are funny even though facial animations were limited, the mouth didn’t move when they spoke. The audio is funny, the voice acting and sound effects help make this one of the funniest games I’ve played since captain Smiley. For the most part the enemy dialog is funny, but after a while it does get repetitive. What I wasn’t expecting is how much of an underlying role-playing game base Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon actually uses. In addition to the previously mentioned weaponry, the game also allows players to level-up each individual character. The only problem with this structure is how only one person can use any given character. Although it makes complete sense, it tends to prevent people from using their high level characters, forcing them to assume the identity of one who is level 0 instead. As with your typical role-playing game, in-game progress awards numerical level increases, with a limited amount of upgrade points.
The game levels are called case files and can be played solo or co-op, off and on-line. Each level has a variation of enemies and scenery to progress through. This game is by far easy when flying solo, but can be easily destroyed with four high level players. The re-play value is found in trying to level cap all your characters, but after doing so sad to say there isn’t much. All things considered, this is a fun game to play online with your homies, and a solid purchase if you’re a fan of the genre or the show.
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Gets
3.5 out of Five
+This game is fun and funny as hell, get it?
-The enemy dialog can get extremely repetitive.
-The replay value is quickly lost.