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PabloHoneyOle
post 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


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DLC is dropping tomorrow on the 360, Thursday for the PS3 (and probably never for PC, suck it, Pie).

Anyway, I have a lot of Microsoft Points just waiting to be spent. Here's the potential menu of DLC that was leaked last week. Pricing not yet available.

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Pimped Rides Pre-order Pack

Bring on the chaos in Panau with a pimped up Ice Cream Van. Featuring a sturdy front ram, side skirts and greater top speed, you have the perfect tool for causing some serious fender-benders. Its extreme makeover also include a jingle to match. And if you’re in the mood for something even more destructive, why not try out a true weapon of mass destruction in the new and improved Tuk-Tuk. No longer the runt of the litter, this particular Tuk-Tuk houses a ridiculously oversized mounted weapon on the roof. Just the thing you need to wreak havoc in paradise!

Wild Rides DLC Pack
Unleash your inner beast with two truly powerful new vehicles. Get your kicks on the routes of Panau with this beautiful Chevalier Sauvage -69. Once this muscle car kicks into high gear, it will take a swarm of Panau's finest to put it to a halt. And if you are looking for a bit more bang for your buck, try out the new F-33 Dragonfly fighter jet. With quad-mounted miniguns and double missile launchers, this agile bird is the definite ruler of the skies, and packs a serious punch to land based targets as well.

Multi-Rocket Launcher DLC Weapon
Become the master of destruction with this fine addition to the Just Cause 2 arsenal. As the name implies, the Multi-Rocket Launcher is capable of firing a spread of rockets on your target, making it the most destructive weapon in Panau.

Signature Guns DLC Weapon

Get ready to truly fill Rico Rodriguez's shoes with the return of his classic signature guns, as seen in the original Just Cause. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your chaos-causing skills, using Rico's favourite tools of the trade.

Bull's Eye Assault Rifle
More powerful than the standard assault rifle, this lightweight and lethal automatic rifle features increased accuracy and a higher magnification scope.

Air Propulsion Gun
Courtesy of the Agency Propulsion Labs, this gun was originally designed as a jet engine but was soon repurposed for the weapons division where the Air Propulsion Gun was born.

Cluster Bomb Launcher
A natural progression of the grenade launcher, the Cluster Bomb Launcher is a small-scale weapon of mass destruction for personal use.

Rico's Signature Gun
Customised by the Agency and adapted for Rico’s shooting style, this deadly accurate and powerful pistol packs a punch with precision, power and flair.

Quad Rocket Launcher
Combine a rocket launcher with a shotgun and you've got yourself the powerful Quad Rocket Launcher - expect some collateral damage!

Multi-lock Missile Launcher
This highly sophisticated weapon of destruction allows you to lock up to four targets and unleash a barrage of homing missiles to take care of all your troubles.

Tuk Tuk Boom Boom
Try out a true weapon of mass destruction in the new and improved Tuk Tuk. No longer the runt of the litter, this particular Tuk Tuk features a ridiculously oversized mounted weapon on the roof. Just the thing you need to wreak havoc in paradise!

Chevalier Ice Breaker
Bring on the chaos in Panau with a pimped-up Ice Cream Van. Featuring a sturdy front ram, side skirts and greater top speed, you have the perfect tool for causing some serious fender-benders. This extreme makeover also includes a jingle to match.

F-33 DragonFly Jet Fighter
Try out the new F-33 Dragonfly fighter jet. With quad-mounted miniguns and double missile launchers, this agile bird is the definite ruler of the skies, and packs a serious punch to land based targets as well.

Chevalier Classic
No agent should be without a hot set of wheels and with an increased top speed and superior handling, you can arrive at your destination in style or make a guaranteed quick getaway.

Agency Hovercraft
The ultimate in amphibious transport, the Agency Hovercraft is the most flexible form of transport in the game. Steered by a thrust-based engine for smooth and agile movement, the vehicle is as comfortable on land as off. Equipped with a turret-mounted autocannon, you’re guaranteed to blow your opposition out of the water.

Monster Truck
The usefulness of an oversized monster truck when destabilizing small countries is clearly evident.

Dual Parachute Thrusters
Take to the air for longer! The Dual Parachute Thrusters when mounted to the parachute rig provides bursts of forward momentum to extend airtime.

Dare Devil Parachute
Perform your ultimate stunts in style with this Dare Devil Parachute.

Chaos Parachute
Featuring a skull motif, make an entrance no one will forget ... should you leave anyone alive to remember.

Camo Parachute
Designed for covert operations this camo parachute will make it much harder to trace your movements across Panau.

Tiger Parachute
Take to the air in style with this tiger stripe parachute.

Firestorm Parachute
Avoid enemy heat with his hot Firestorm Parachute.

Scorpion Parachute
Rico's trademark 'Scorpion' comes to life in this bespoke parachute.

Rico's Standard Parachute
Rico's original parachute for those that would like to return to basics.

http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-lets-...ip-169793.phtml

I'm in for all the vehicles and probably most of the ridiculous weaponry. It'll certainly make the harder settings more enjoyable and insane.
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- Stoic Person Eater   Just Cause 2 - First Impressions   Mar 10 2010, 08:40 PM
- - bOnEs   yea, i tried the demo out and came away impressed ...   Mar 10 2010, 08:53 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   On a side note, I JUST received Just Cause 1 in th...   Mar 10 2010, 09:24 PM
|- - §ynch   QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Mar 10 2010, 01...   Mar 11 2010, 01:25 AM
- - Massacre   QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Mar 10 2010, 03...   Mar 11 2010, 05:32 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   I played the beginning of Just Cause 1 last night ...   Mar 11 2010, 07:06 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   I played the first Just Cause a lot last night. It...   Mar 12 2010, 05:41 PM
- - DuffMan   I played the demo of JC2 a few times and I even pu...   Mar 12 2010, 08:38 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   Never played Crackdown. Not sure that every missio...   Mar 12 2010, 09:18 PM
- - DuffMan   Well from what I can tell from the demo all you do...   Mar 13 2010, 12:22 PM
- - Massacre   Just pre-ordered. Nigger.   Mar 13 2010, 08:43 PM
- - D-O   Tried the demo. the game is pretty good.   Mar 14 2010, 07:50 PM
- - TheAnalogKid2112   The demo was a hell of a lot of fun. I had a blast...   Mar 14 2010, 10:00 PM
- - TheAnalogKid2112   edit: After watching those videos in the OP, I...   Mar 15 2010, 08:06 PM
- - bOnEs   there's literally almost endless possibilities...   Mar 15 2010, 08:18 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   Yeah, this game just keeps getting better. I'v...   Mar 15 2010, 08:27 PM
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- - Stoic Person Eater   I've found the plane, but I haven't found ...   Mar 16 2010, 01:21 PM
- - Pieface   I've flown 4 different types of helicopters no...   Mar 16 2010, 01:44 PM
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- - Stoic Person Eater   Mid-air hijacks are the bee's knees.   Mar 16 2010, 05:55 PM
- - Massacre   You mean cat's pajamas.   Mar 16 2010, 06:12 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   The turkey's titties.   Mar 16 2010, 06:24 PM
- - Massacre   That, I have not heard before. Nice one.   Mar 16 2010, 06:35 PM
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- - bOnEs   RE: Just Cause 2 - First Impressions   Mar 16 2010, 10:18 PM
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