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Watch This Crazy E3 Demo, Just 'Cause (2)

Seriously, just try to find something more ludicrous than this from last week's show.

Sitting in the Eidos booth at E3, marveling at the unbridled lunacy of the Just Cause 2 demo, I thought "Man, it's going to be hard to sum this madness up in words. I wish everyone could see exactly what I'm seeing right now." Lucky for me, then, that Eidos did what I sort of wish every publisher would do when they exhibit games at a trade show: Release the exact same rehearsed, developer-driven demo in video form. I just wanted to point out that this is exactly the same demo that got me all hot and bothered at the show--and here it is.

  


I stepped into this demo ironically excited about Just Cause 2, because the first game was so over-the-top and silly, if not actually a great game. But I came out wanting to play the sequel in a very earnest way, because it looks fun as hell. Avalanche has given Rico a few new abilities and addressed the major issues that made the original a little janky. This looks like the game the first one should have been.

Does this video strike you in the same way? Are you finally ready to assume the stunt position?
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Posted by Brad
Sitting in the Eidos booth at E3, marveling at the unbridled lunacy of the Just Cause 2 demo, I thought "Man, it's going to be hard to sum this madness up in words. I wish everyone could see exactly what I'm seeing right now." Lucky for me, then, that Eidos did what I sort of wish every publisher would do when they exhibit games at a trade show: Release the exact same rehearsed, developer-driven demo in video form. I just wanted to point out that this is exactly the same demo that got me all hot and bothered at the show--and here it is.

  


I stepped into this demo ironically excited about Just Cause 2, because the first game was so over-the-top and silly, if not actually a great game. But I came out wanting to play the sequel in a very earnest way, because it looks fun as hell. Avalanche has given Rico a few new abilities and addressed the major issues that made the original a little janky. This looks like the game the first one should have been.

Does this video strike you in the same way? Are you finally ready to assume the stunt position?
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Posted by HeaveyMental

didn't you already posted this ... 2 times ?!

Posted by Gizmo

That looks like a lot of fun, I really have high expectations for this.


Posted by gosukiller

I have already seen this video on a videogame website called "Giantbombdotcom" which is a website about videogames.

Posted by Drebin_893

I'm always assuming the stunt position.

Edited by skrutop

Dude, what!?  Awesome!  Any game with a Tenchu-style grappling hook is a winner in my book.

Posted by Mustard

yeap... that's pretty much exactly what it needed to be :D

Posted by slantedwindows

WHO CARES?!


Brad, turn around, and throw whatever foo-foo hippy crap you're having for lunch at Vinny and Jeff to prod them to put up their endurance run already!
Posted by Alphazero

I'm on top of my desk right now, and am about to grapple hook to 2010 so I can play this.

Posted by TimeWaffle

that looks bad ass

Posted by YoungDetective

Are you guys really complaining about them reposting this? It's awesome, and people might have missed it in the E3 avalanche. And it's the coolest thing ever.

Posted by kratos187

cant wait to get this looks awesome

Posted by Luberik

well, they really like just cause 2 with the double post. INTENTED I say! INTENTED! It looks awesome though. I wanna get really drunk with my friends and then play it, awesomeness will occur.

Posted by Tirrandir

Lol, nice to see our show-weary friends finally make it into the office to put up things twice.  ;) 

But yeah, I'm really psyched for Just Cause 2.  No player choice, no deep story, no impressive integrated multiplayer options. 

Just stunt position.

Game of show, 2009.

Posted by TheMustacheHero

You already posted this...like twice too. Nothing new to see here folks.

Posted by TwoLines
@HeaveyMental said:
" didn't you already posted this ... 2 times ?! "
It's awesome enough to be posted 3 times. Or maybe even 4?
Posted by N2NOther

This game looks amazing. They can post it 10 times and I wouldn't care because I've watched it that many times. This is easily one of my most anticipated games now. Thanks Brad!

Posted by Kraznor

This looks like it combines the absurdity of Pursuit Force with the open-world gameplay of Mercenaries. In short, looks awesome.

Posted by stinky

sadly, nothing at E3 was worth missing a week of Endurance runs.

Posted by HT101
@TheMustacheHero said:
" You already posted this...like twice too. Nothing new to see here folks. "
Just that this game looks freaking bananas and the more you watch the video, the more like Rico you become.  It's the truth.
Posted by SketchyBrown

After the first time you posted this I went and got the Just Cause 1 demo - within the next 20 minutes I was on my way to Gamestop to pick up the original for $11. Totally worth it.

Posted by CL60

hmm

Posted by DonPixel

not ringing any bell.. looks kinda generic for me

Posted by Callumrides

looks so over the fucking top gotta get this when this comes out

Posted by Systech

Wow, I am really impressed at the graphics. It's so pretty!

Posted by TwoOneFive

where the fuck is that parachute coming from?! and how does he keep deploying it!? what is this, STAR TREK!?

Posted by Skillface
@slantedwindows said:
" WHO CARES?!

Brad, turn around, and throw whatever foo-foo hippy crap you're having for lunch at Vinny and Jeff to prod them to put up their endurance run already!
"

Get out.
Posted by TheMustacheHero
@HT101: So I can assume the stunt position if I keep watching it?
Posted by raggedglory

that game looks stupid and crazy in all the best ways.  Cant wait!

Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud

Game looks like a lot of fun.  Looks like the open world madness of Mercs evolved to what it should be.

Posted by Pepsicolaboy

it looks impressive (again).
They should package in some "'horde mode' style sandbox killing things in increasingly outrageous context'" mode into this game. Then I'd get it.

Posted by ZeroCast

Well hey, Just Cause was totally awesome and chaotic back then so why not more of the same explosive action?

Posted by ez123

I'm not lovin this Monday for some reason.

Posted by Venatio

Wow, another great looking game from my country of Sweden! This game might be awesome

Posted by baldus

I missed it the first time around. So thanks for posting again! Looks absolutely ridiculous and definitely worth a playthrough.

Posted by Hector

Hahaha! Outrages but awesome!!!

Posted by Scooper

The base jumping looks cool.

Posted by Crono

I'm only 3 minutes in and I already want this.  This looks fucking awesome!

Posted by Neorub

that looks pretty awesome

Posted by Pie
@CL60 said:
" hmm "
I agree
Posted by Death_Burnout

Repent, all Just Cause 1 non-believers!

Posted by Demonstride

This looks incredibly good. Plus the parachute stuff is awesome.

Posted by wrecks

As long as they've improved upon the bland repeatative missions the 1st one was filled with, I'm all in. The rest of the game was solid gold action!

Posted by deaux

Maybe they should do a 'best of E3' recap.  Judging by the comments, it seems like 80%+ didn't catch this last week.  The same probably goes for other demos.

Posted by CL60
@Pie said:
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@CL60 said:
" hmm "
I agree "
Who wouldn't?
Posted by Manks

Definitely picking this up.    Loved the first one.

Posted by HT101
@TheMustacheHero: I was in the stunt position while watching it and it really added to my viewing.

Posted by OlDrtyBstrd

I sort of had the same reaction to Mercs 2...and look how that turned out.
So yes, this game looks awesome, but so did Mercs 2. This game will be great, just as long as it's framerate is solid, and it is bug-free

Posted by EndlessMike

What god of insanity possessed the developers of this game?

Posted by darkjester74
@TwoOneFive said:
" where the fuck is that parachute coming from?! and how does he keep deploying it!? what is this, STAR TREK!? "
You're taking the game a little too seriously dude, settle down.  It supposed to be utterly ridiculous like that.  That looks awesome, will definitely need to check it out.
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