It's worth noting that The Expendabros was developed to help promote The Expendables 3 and effectively serves as a demo for Broforce. Apparently. At least, that's what other reviews say.
I wanted to like this game because I was so looking forward to Broforce, which I still have not played, but ultimately found it to be repetitive and boring. Pretty much everything can be easily destroyed, so you can just plow straight through the level, making level design irrelevant. There's no strategy. Just shoot and move to the right.
There aren't many enemies, just 5-6 or so. And the boss fights are far and few between.
The fun parts:
- Unlocking different members of the team, each of whom has a different weapon.
- Boss battles. There are only two, unfortunately, and they're spread apart.
- The cut scenes where you have to mash a button to do something. Sadly, this was only used in two spots. This isn't anything mind-blowing, but it broke up the monotony of the game, and it would have been nice to see more of these breathers.
- The last two levels. I won't say more, but these two levels are the exception to the repetitive levels throughout the majority of the game.
What's frustrating is that there are components of a great game here. As stated before, this is effectively a demo for Broforce, so my expectations may be too high. If Broforce is less repetitive and has more boss battles, then great. If Broforce is pretty much the exact same as The Expendabros, then I'll be really disappointed.
As a game, it would get a rating of 5/10 or less. But it's really a demo, so ...
7/10 (as a demo). Good way to kill an hour or so. It is a clever promotional took for The Expendables 3, so props there, and it was free.