The original America’s Army game for PC and Mac was pretty cool. It was hard and realistic. However, something seemed different on the new game. I only played the demo that you can download from Xbox Live. It may not be the greatest way to judge a game, but if you don’t like the demo, how can the real game be good.
In just the first game I played, it did not seem to play very good. The controls seem awkward. This could also be from another bias. I enjoy fast paced first-person shooters. Even though I thought it would be cool that AA’s demo is a multiplayer mode, the demo for the new Medal of Honor was awesome and it was just single player mode. Based on the two experiences, I would expect Medal of Honor to be a much better game than the new America’s Army.
A demo game should be a good representation of the actual game. Why would a company release a demo that did not give you a reason to buy it? Check the demo out for yourself in the Marketplace. From my overview, I will give this game one last chance by renting it before I ever try to buy it.