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  • Summary: The latest game set in the Army Men universe is a 3D action/adventure which finds photojournalist Vikki G. and sidekick Leo the lion in a quest to rescue her boyfriend Sarge from the clutches of the notorious Blue spy Bridget Bleu.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Rotatable camera angles, a variety of weapons (albeit they're all arrows), and a good mix of puzzles and action made this game entertaining....in an Archie Comics sort of way.
  2. While the multiplayer mode's forgettable, and there's not a ton of replay value, the first run through the story is surprisingly long, and filled to the brim with some of the most amazing scenery conceived outside of a Toy Story film.
  3. The platforming design and gem collecting feel like the sort of gameplay one would expect in an old-school game--and I don't mean this as a compliment.
  4. There are flashes of progress to be found in this title, and if 3DO continues to build upon Portal Runner's shortcomings, there is a possibility for a truly decent Army Men game in the future.
  5. Vicki is no Lara Croft and unfortunate[ly] for 3DO she's not even close.
  6. The game is saddled with the same lackluster gameplay that has plagued the entire Army Men series.
  7. It's got some nice CGI and a few neat lighting effects here and there, but with control issues, lame multiplayer and boring level design it's pretty obvious that the curse has struck again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HuukiddinMister
    Oct 26, 2001
    10
    Great fun game shame about the toy twist, but it can be easily over looked. Great for all Lara fans.
  2. AnthonyM.
    Oct 3, 2001
    9
    HEY WAKE UP out there! This is a sleeper! Tons of fun! Even wife plays it? Hey guys U know family fun!

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