Just Cause 2 WOW!

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#1 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

      I know I am late to the party having never played Just Cause 1, and just buying 2 a few days ago. With that being said WOW, how did I not hear more about this game, it's great. It's huge! Fun! With what seems like a lot to do and flying jets in this is a blast. This game is simply amazing, and it came out last year but you couldn't tell that, looks like a game you could have released this year and never know.  
 
      I guess what I am getting to is how does the 2nd one compare to the first one in terms of overall I know the graphics are clearly better being on the new platform where 1 was one the last ones. And my second question is, when the hell does the 3rd one come out!?    (might be early on the 3rd one with news and such but still, if they make one I will be buying it as soon as it comes out.)

#2 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

1 is kinda terrible, and 3rd hasn't been announced yet.

Just Cause 2 is probably one of my favorite open world games for having dumb fun

#3 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

@bioblood22: Welcome to the party! Just Cause 2 was my major game I played last summer, truly amazing fun like you said yourself (even if the story and voice acting was terrible). All I know is that it's a swedish developer behind the game, and they've said nothing more about a third game except that they'll most likely make one. That was months ago they said that though, so I guess it's either in early development or they've kept it hidden for everyone.

Fingers crossed it's as good / better than Just Cause 2!

#4 Posted by Dread612 (167 posts) -

Just Cause 2 is just awesome, completely underrated. Its just a fun game. I don't know about the console versions, but the PC version looks speculator.

#5 Posted by buft (3301 posts) -

I loved the game, so much fun to be had 

#6 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@CrazyChris: Hey thanks for the info, I guess I'm the newest fan boy for JC2 but that doesn't bug me the game is just fucking awesome.
#7 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

At first I didn't like the game because I thought it was unfocused or more precisely I just didn't "get it" at first. I tried to like it so I just started messing and then I spent a hour flipping cars on a bridge. Its a really fun game and a really good looking game. I think they are making a third game but the same studio is also working on a Mad Max game so it might be a while.

#8 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

I fucking love just cause 2

#9 Edited by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Well having been let down with games like La Noire (replay value) and Dragon Age 2 (where do I start) I bought JC2 because I love sandbox/open world games and down right crazy ass fun in them. I bought it for like 30 bucks not really expecting to much and them BAM! kick ass-ness ensues and so far it's the best/most fun game I've bought all year, with most of my REALLY WANTING games coming the later year and early 2012.  
 
   I haven't bought a game in a long time I bought saying "well I'm bored and this is cheap-ish let's see how this is" and then be blow the fuck away by it. So glad to see that can still happen. 

#10 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

@bioblood22: Yep, it's definatly a sleeper hit of 2010. Hopefully the developer earned some cash on it, because I'd love to see a good sequel to it.

#11 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@CrazyChris: Same here, this game just put JC  on my "always on" radar. I'll be keeping an eye on this franchise.
#12 Posted by ProfessorEss (7278 posts) -

Absolutely amazing game.

#13 Posted by Dread612 (167 posts) -

Good times:

#14 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@Dread612: Great screen shot! I've never found that jet yet though, now I need to try and find it and take some stuff out!
#15 Posted by Solh0und (1756 posts) -

You guys make me want to go back and play the second game again. 
 
@bioblood22: You'll going to like Bolo Santosi's voice......

#16 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

I'm playing the game as we speak just flying around in my little black jet pissing off the gov. by hanging in their air space them making them look like fools as I fly away, I was using that winter cam-o assault heli. but kept getting taken out.

#17 Posted by CaptainObvious (2993 posts) -

MY NAME IS BOLO SANTOZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

#18 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Um yea....just lost my kick ass little black jet due to some freaky ass bright tower light flash on a smaller island ....WTF!

#19 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@Laketown: Thanks for the input on 1. (sorry it took so long didn't see your post till now, my bad.)
#20 Edited by ShockD (2393 posts) -

Be sure to find the dead whale with a secret in his belly.
#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Welcome to the club :)  Just Cause 2 wins the "mind=blown" award of the last decade 
 
such a GOOD FUCKING GAME 

#22 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -

It's pretty tedious, but whatever, at least I'm getting some trophies out of it.

#23 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -

I had the most fun gaming in a long time with JC2; it's hard to put the controller down once the disc is in, and the gameplay whoops asses.
 
Why can't more games be as fun and entertaining as this?

#24 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

@BulletproofMonk said:

It's pretty tedious, but whatever, at least I'm getting some trophies out of it.

YOU SHUT UP, IT'S AWESOME.

Just because Jerry Seinfeld is a has-been, don't make Little Jerry Seinfeld a never-was!

#25 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

The parachute and grappling hook is the best way to get around in any game ever.

#26 Posted by Sanity (1891 posts) -

Yes, i followed it close last year but i didn't wanna pay 50 bucks for it so i passed on it. But the game and all the dlc for like 7 bucks was a steal. I can easily see me sinking tons of time in this and got getting board.

#27 Posted by emem (1961 posts) -

Just started playing the game yesterday, it really is pretty amazing and reminded me of playing Uncharted 2, except for the parachuting of course.. I really didn't expect that. Having said that, I want Uncharted 3 for the PC lol. :)

#28 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@emem: Never played any of the Uncharted's seeing as I don't own a ps3. But yes, JC2 is pretty amazing.
#29 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

If only GTA IV was half as fun as Just Cause 2.

#30 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Ygg said:
If only GTA IV was half as fun as Just Cause 2.
I find GTA IV more fun in the long run. I can only do dumb stuff for so long before getting incredibly bored. I didn't even finish Saints Row 2 because it got so boring.
#31 Edited by believer258 (11629 posts) -

It is fun for a little while, but I can't seem to make myself play it for more than two or three hours every few days. It's almost too dumb. Fun, yes, very. I really need to put more time into it.

#32 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

I often spend like 2 hours on it before jumping to something else like ME2 or DS2   (Mass Effect 2 - Dead Space 2)   But I do find the game fun, running, flying, riding, boating around checking out places.

#33 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

the first few hours are amazing, but then it became an extreme hassle.

#34 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@kingzetta: A hassle? Really? I don't think the game is playable if you sit down and try to go at it for 5+ hours it's more a short burst kinda game but at no point has it felt like a hassle to me, that's just my personal opinion so take that for what it's worth. 
#35 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

I couldn't play this game the right way; I only had fun slingshotting around, blowing stuff up, and attaching things together. Once I started trying to do the missions I got frustrated and stopped playing. Maybe I'll go back to it soon, but I've got so many games in my backlog...

That reminds me; Bioshock 2 is not very good. I don't think I'll be getting through that one.

#36 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Really, I've been meaning to buy the Bioshock games but things keep coming out and I just get them so I haven't gotten to it. But I find JC2 to be a pretty good game aside from the horrible VA's I rather enjoy it. The missions do fall short of great and maybe even good, but some of the side missions are pretty fun but to each their own. 

#37 Posted by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

It really is an awesome game. And it is really good looking on the PC.

#38 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@bioblood22 said:
@kingzetta: A hassle? Really? I don't think the game is playable if you sit down and try to go at it for 5+ hours it's more a short burst kinda game but at no point has it felt like a hassle to me, that's just my personal opinion so take that for what it's worth. 
it took 20 minutes by jet to get anywhere.
#39 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@kingzetta: LOL well it is a big ass world I drove around just the big Island and it took me an hour and 45 mins. But once you get to places then you can just fast travel via the black market which is nice.
#40 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

The more I play them, the more I'm convinced Just Cause 2 and Saints Row 2 are actually the best open world titles we have.

#41 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Saints Row 2 I think is underrated, that's just my thought on that. JC2s' world is HUGE, and looks great, it's a game built for screen shots. Once you get weapons  unlocked and leveled up and get your armor/health leveled up and some money in the bank the game become far more fun than when you just start playing it, sure the enemies keep getting harder as you get better but I think that makes it even more fun. So I would put JC2 up there in the "Best Open World" category.

#42 Posted by Daiphyer (1307 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
The more I play them, the more I'm convinced Just Cause 2 and Saints Row 2 are actually the best open world titles we have.
BINGO! You win.
#43 Posted by marlow83 (239 posts) -

I'm going to be different and say that i hated Just Cause 2. Like, I really, really hated it. Boring/repetitive missions, tedious traveling, and offensively terrible voice acting. Fun. 
 
...it is pretty, though

#44 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Dude you can surf a tank down a snow capped Malaysian mountain all the way to the beach all while hearing NPCs talk, shout and scream in Singlish. That's one crazy game.

#45 Posted by JP_Russell (1171 posts) -

JC2's world is indeed gigantic - just over 1 square megameter, roughly 25 times the size of Oblivion's (and Skyrim's, presumably) world, for example.  It'd easily be too big if it weren't so easy to get around on a whim via the grappling hook and parachute.

#46 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
MY NAME IS BOLO SANTOZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Fuck you for reminding me of Bolo Santozi and her stupid ass accent.
#47 Posted by sirdesmond (1234 posts) -

Just Cause 2 is a freaking great game. I've had far more fun with it than I ever did with GTA (although from a story standpoint it is not nearly as good).

I grabbed in on Steam when it was dirt cheap. Just plug in a 360 controller into your PC and have a blast!

#48 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Hey to me JC2 is a great game even with it's flaws. It's a game I'll keep in my collection for sometime. JC2 has made me a JC3 hawkeye as now I can't wait for the 3rd one.

#49 Posted by Tennmuerti (7998 posts) -

@marlow83 said:

I'm going to be different and say that i hated Just Cause 2. Like, I really, really hated it. Boring/repetitive missions, tedious traveling, and offensively terrible voice acting. Fun. ...it is pretty, though

This.

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude you can surf a tank down a snow capped Malaysian mountain all the way to the beach all while hearing NPCs talk, shout and scream in Singlish. That's one crazy game.

I must have missed where there was a tank in JC2.

@JP_Russell said:

JC2's world is indeed gigantic - just over 1 square megameter, roughly 25 times the size of Oblivion's (and Skyrim's, presumably) world, for example. It'd easily be too big if it weren't so easy to get around on a whim via the grappling hook and parachute.

All that space filled with so much copy pasta.

#50 Posted by RawknRo11a (551 posts) -

yea, I dont know how much time I've wasted doing stupid stuff in this game grappling things to other things...

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