Just Cause 2 - First Impressions, My mind has been blown to fucking pieces.
Just Cause 2 - First Impressions, My mind has been blown to fucking pieces.
Mar 10 2010, 08:40 PM
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Well, another "2" game. Seriously, the last couple months I've played Modern Warfare 2, Left For Dead 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and just started the Godfather 2. Somehow or another I missed Mass Effect 2. I'll probably get to that later this year.
Anyway, Just Cause 2 comes out later this month. The demo's been released on PSN and XBL and I just went and preordered my copy from Gamestop.
The first Just Cause had mixed reviews - from being mindless fun to glitchy as hell. I really enjoyed the first one, although I've never owned it and it's been about 3 years since I last played it. This was my roommate in college's first 360 game and we played the hell out of it. Huge island levels to explore and a badass grappling hook to connect to everything. IT was a lot of fun. I actually just bought a used copy of the first game to hold me over until the Just Cause 2 is released on 3/23.
I downloaded the demo last night. It gives you 30 minutes to do whatever you please on the island. There's a mission set there for you to play if you choose and it serves as a quick tutorial, but I omitted the mission and jumped off the side of a mountain, plummeted to the ground before pulling my parachute and landing on the roof a jeep driving down the road, then throwing the driver out and hijacking it like nothing happened. It's amazing. The controls are very easy to get used to and the game is very lenient when it comes to the concept of physics. I spent a small portion of my time in the demo fighting the tan-skinned bad guys by shooting at them, throwing them around with my grappling hook, and blowing them the hell up in the totally interactive environment.
It kind of reminded me of the control scheme for the Saboteur. It felt familiar and that's something I instantly liked. At first I was thrown off by the Hispanic lead character, but I'm thinking he'll kind of grow on me.
I went and pre-ordered the game at Gamestop so I get the Monster Truck and bad ass pistols. A friend of mine pre-ordered his from Wal-mart so he could get the Hovercraft bonus.
Here's some videos of the ridiculous fun to be had:
Here's some of the achievement list; some pretty interesting shit.
Gaining a Foothold (10 points)
Complete 3 stronghold takeovers
Conqueror of Panau (20 points)
Complete 9 stronghold takeovers.
A Trusted Ally (20 points)
Complete 49 faction missions.
First Taste of Chaos (10 points)
Cause chaos for the first time.
Saboteur (10 points)
Complete 150 sabotages.
Destroyer (20 points)
Complete 1000 sabotages.
Professional Hitman (20 points)
Assassinate 25 colonels.
Globetrotter (20 points)
Discover 100 locations.
Freeroamer 1 (10 points)
Reach 100% complete in 15 locations.
Freeroamer 2 (20 points)
Reach 100% complete in 100 locations.
Body Count (15 points)
Kill 750 enemies.
Unarmed and Dangerous (15 points)
Kill 50 enemies using melee attacks.
Gravity is a *****! (15 points)
Kill 30 enemies by using the grappling hook and making them fall to their death.
Follow Me! (15 points)
Kill 5 enemies by dragging them behind a vehicle with the grappling hook.
Hang 'em High! (15 points)
Kill 30 enemies while they're suspended in the air with the grappling hook.
Wrecking Ball (15 points)
Kill 5 enemies by smashing them with an object tethered to your vehicle with the grappling hook.
Piñata Party (15 points)
Kill 5 enemies with the melee attack while they're suspended with the grappling hook.
Juggler (15 points)
Kill 30 enemies while they're in mid air.
Road Rage (10 points)
Kill 30 enemies by mowing them down with vehicles.
Marksman (15 points)
Kill 50 enemies with head shots.
Killing Frenzy (20 points)
Kill 20 enemies in 60 seconds.
Invincible Warrior (20 points)
Kill 50 enemies in a row with inventory weapons without losing health.
Destruction Frenzy (10 points)
Destroy 30 objects in 60 seconds.
Test Driver (10 points)
Drive 30 different vehicles.
Trying Everything Once (25 points)
Drive all 104 vehicles.
Road Trip (20 points)
Travel 75 kilometers by land vehicle.
Please Step Out of the Vehicle (10 points)
Hijack 50 enemy vehicles.
Stunt Driver (10 points)
Get 100 stunt driver points.
Parachute Climber (10 points)
Open the parachute and then land on foot 300 meters above the starting height.
I Believe I Can Fly (10 points)
Base jump 1000 meters.
Bridge Limbo (20 points)
Fly an airplane under 30 unique bridges in Panau.
Stunt Flyer (10 points)
Fly an airplane close to the ground for 30 seconds.
Perfectionist (25 points)
Reach 75% completion in the normal mode or mercenary mode.
Top of the World (10 points)
Stand on foot on the highest point of Panau
This post has been edited by Stoic Person Eater: Mar 24 2010, 01:54 PM
Mar 24 2010, 05:34 PM
doesn't play well with others...
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@ massacre - i don't even think i could pass on it if there weren't deathmatches here... i love GTA so much that i'm willing to play it over other games... hell, right now i am playing through the story again instead of renting batman: arkham asylum ...
@ stoic - that's kind of why i was always interested in this game... i'm very creative and this game practically gives you a blank canvas for you to paint however you like... but, i don't see any game worth owning in the summer yet so, this is the first one on the list ... if this had a multiplayer mode, i might of considered buying it this week so i could play with someone from here...
This post has been edited by bOnEs: Mar 24 2010, 05:35 PM
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