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Just Cause 2

Just got finished playing Just Cause 2, a fairly new title developed by Eidos & Avalanche.  I was fairly skeptical of it due to the 81 metascore on metacritic, but decided to rent it with Gamefly.  At first, I was pretty turned off due to the highly repetitive missions (HIGHLY), but after exploring the vast world, I realized it offered so much more.

Just Cause 2

Playing this game merely to progress through the story will be extremely disappointing. If you end up with a copy of Just Cause 2, explore the world.  Cause chaos.  Do faction missions. 

The world created by the developers is so expansive that I barely recall seeing the same place twice.  There are all types of vehicles (cars, boats, planes, helicopters, motorcycles, etc), accompanied by a grappling hook which can be used to take you anywhere.  It also allows you to launch yourself into the air and use your parachute to enjoy the free-falling experience.  Imagine a plane taking off, hooking onto the plane with your grappling hook, pulling the pilot out in mid-air, hooking onto another plane nearby, hijacking it, and then parachuting out before crashing.  Yeah, you can do that.

Just Cause 2

I wouldn't recommend buying this game. It's fun for a while, but can easily become rather boring.  I put around 22 hours total into it and then sent it back to Gamefly (with only 22% of the game complete).  I completed the missions, but completion is also measured by how many cities you explore and materials you gather.  

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2 Comments

I wish Co-op would be a mantadory requirement for these open ended worlds like crackdown. It's just such a pity to run around by yourself when you can have so much more fun with another person doing stupiter stuff than you.

Yeah. I was extremely surprised when I saw no co-op option.

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