Apr 28, 2010

Just Cause 2

Do you like blowing things up? I've got a game for you. Just Cause 2, the adventure of Rico Rodriguez set on an island known as Panau. I spent a good 10 hours going from place to place attempting to get 100% by destroying the things that mattered and collecting the necessary upgrades. It started getting repetitive so I decided to continue the story that I had been neglecting. That's when I realized I was done with this game. The story puts you on an arranged path which didn't sit well with me since I was so used to doing my own thing. On top of that it wasn't anywhere near as fun protecting some lame technician as it was blowing shit up.  I have to give Just Cause 2 credit. I was playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 recently, and I thought about all of the things I could destroy thanks to Just Cause 2.

The grapple hook and the parachute are a lot of fun. They add interesting dimensions to the gameplay, especially when you're getting shot by an army of upset soldiers. The action is over the top, but what would you expect from a game that expects you to destroy everything in your path? I enjoyed the game while it lasted, but I would avoid the story in favor of doing your own thing. It took me a while to get the hang of how the game worked, but it makes sense. Just explore the dots on the map and destroy everything there until you unlock new missions. Why should you try this game out? Just Cause.