Looking at this game its quite obvious that its aimed for playing with a human companion this both appealed to me and didnt appeal to me personally, On one hand I love co-op games where you can strategies with your buddy to reach a common goal, but on the other hand the idea of not being able to just pick up and play and having to organize when your gonna play off another persons schedule put me off a little resulting in me having to pay to babysit an AI.
Regardless i decided to risk it because a friend of mine had recently bought it. When i fired it up for the first time i couldn't get find a teammate on my friends list and didn't like the idea of a public game so i decided id just risk teaming up with the AI.
Once I got in game and past the training video which reminded me i can die in combat I was pleasantly surprised to find that the AI was easily directed and for once useful. You have 3 commands to control them Regroup(Left D-Pad), Advance (Up D-Pad) and Hold(Right D-Pad). Pressing either on of these will result in the chosen command being highlight in blue and double tapping will result in it turning red(Blue being in a normal/stealthy manner red being in an aggressive manner) so far Ive found it to work almost flawlessly.
I found the combat solid, Although clumsy at times the aiming is good. The cover system works slightly different to other shooters in where you just run behind cover and your character reacts to whatever you want to do this allows you to bounce around effectively going in and out of cover.
lastly Possibly a feature appealing to a lot of people is the ability to purchase, Mod and choose your own weaponry. You gain money filling certain objectives(Some being necessary, others you have to find certain things or choose to do them) want a high tech golden plated AK47 but risk drawing attention to yourself? or do you before a more traditional low-key look? its your choice. You have three weapons slots Primary(Your main weapon tends to be a shotgun or assault rifle) Secondary(Pistol or SMG) and Special(Sniper or RPG).
Personally i found this game to be great fun even without a fellow human to play with(not all people have Xbox live so this is essential) certainly a must have for gun nuts and fans of shooters.