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“Whoah? Where am I and how did I arrive here? These words... As I read them, I become more and more informed of the opinions of one Fripplebubby T. Jones, and I feel smarter by the second!”
Hot Bloggin' NightsLet’s clear some stuff up. First of all, you aren’t dead and this isn’t heaven. Secondly, my name isn’t Fripplebubby T. Jones. I don’t even know where you come up with this shit, I swear.
Nay, you have stumbled into the blog of a very eager man. A man who will dispense you his thoughts in exchange for only your audience. Covet these thoughts, as in the post-apocalyptic world that will soon be upon us these very thoughts may just be used as currency. And right now, inflation rates are rising.
Videogames. This is the topic I wish to discuss with you today. So that your mind may more fully comprehend the scope of my thinking, i’ll narrow down the subject to one Just Cause 2.
Get it? Just Cause is a play on words.Any PC inclined users would have noticed the Steam summer sale that went on last week. During this time, Just Cause 2 went on sale for a pittance. A mere pittance, I say. Jumping on this opportunity, I finally got around to seeing what the relative hype was all about (after all, people liked this game, though it wasn’t a blockbuster exactly).
My first reactions are that Just Cause 2 is a bloody gorgeous game, from the scope down to the textures themselves. From the air, everything looks as good as any game i’ve ever seen. And the world is pretty huge, with a great array of vehicles to traverse it’s varying environments.
At it’s heart, Just Cause 2 is a stupid game. Look at me, I shot a dude. Look at me, explosions. You pick up missions as the main character, Rico Rodriguez, by working with the criminal factions on the island in order to gain information on a rogue agent you were sent to find. In the world of the internet, I find it hard to believe that one would have to resort to such extremes (by which I mean completing dozens of missions and single-handily murdering hundreds of armed men) just to find a guy who you know the name, appearance, and last known whereabouts of. Still, the game has to have some premise for launching missions, and I can respect that it could be worse.
The missions themselves seem repetitive, but the gameplay is so fantastic that I don’t mind. Oh, and about the gameplay: it’s fun. Grapple your way to the tops of buildings, onto vehicles, shoot dudes, tie dudes to other dudes, it’s all there. Red barrels that explode? Check. Chaos? Check check check.
Just Cause 2 reminds me a lot of one of the first games I owned for the Xbox 360, Mercs 2. I liked Mercs 2 at the time, but looking back, it was pretty garbage. Just Cause 2 is Mercs 2 done right. Strap it on.