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Just Cause 2 Gameplay footage

Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 9:36am

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Video games are really taking off. Anyone seen this video yet?

10 minute gameplay

Blew my mind. I'm sold on this game already, and I haven't even head of the first one.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 7:16pm

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Yea, looks awesome.
Is it just me or are a ton of sequels out now or coming in the future. Bioshock 2, L4D2, AC2, you name it.
I think after 3-5 hours he gamers are gonna fell like, "I've played this before, what's the big deal?" I think a new forula is gonna have to hit the market soon. I am beginning to fell like I've played these type of games already. Maybe just cause wil be that new formula, e can only hope.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 8:27pm

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Well, we haven't gotten tired of action movies, dramas, sci-fi and comedies yet, have we?
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 8:30pm

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Pooky wrote:

Well, we haven't gotten tired of action movies, dramas, sci-fi and comedies yet, have we?
Exactly...
Well, I got kinda bored watching the mummy 3...felt like I'd seen that kind of stuff of stuff before.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 8:59pm

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Well, it being the third movie in a very generic series of action movies about mummies, I think I can understand why it would feel that way.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 10:44pm

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Well it was the first one I had seen, and the first time I'd seen, I would think I'd be interested.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 1:28am

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Wow! Looks like amazing quality. They must be playing on a PS3. wink Can't wait to get it.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 1:39am

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This actually looks quite bad!
Sure it has nice visuals but I'm really not liking the gameplay, I wasn't a fan off the first games gameplay and this is no different, just a few additional jumping options and more cars.

Visuals are sweet though, explosions are perhaps the only bad thing I see with the visuals.

I doubt the storys going to be greta either seeing as the firsts story was really bad as well!
So yeah, I'm not going to be looking out for this game. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 2:09am

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Yeah the visuals are cool, but the whole magic grappling hook thing is pretty out there. And he jumped off a cliff and didn't pull the parachute until he's like 20 feet off the ground and was able to instantly, perfectly maneuver under that bridge and then UP and over to the boat. Pretty over-the-top, but it looks like that's what they're going for, really.

I'm sure I'll give it a rental if it gets decent scores, but can't say I'm looking forward to it. It does seem to give a great sense of scale though, which is what I love about open world games like this. Far Cry 2, while extremely repetitive and trivial in gameplay, was outrageously awesome in scope. Plus it looked sexy as hell.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 9:35am

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While it looks hilarious in videos, I think the lack of discipline would probably lead to me losing interest pretty quickly. There comes a point where you make the player so super-powered and the world so 'open' that it ceases to have any kind of draw, for me.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 1:30pm

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Tarn wrote:

While it looks hilarious in videos, I think the lack of discipline would probably lead to me losing interest pretty quickly. There comes a point where you make the player so super-powered and the world so 'open' that it ceases to have any kind of draw, for me.
That's knid of how I feel...Same kind of thing, just different names
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 5:42pm

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He can shoot his grappling hook and from there, deploy his parachute? Infinite parachutes, mind you.

I read the comments before checking the video and thought "Ahh, it can't be that bad". I seriously laughed to myself while watching this. The ridiculousness is hilarious. Too hilarious for me to say this looks any bit of fun. Shame too because I was really impressed with the graphics for this title. Why the overly dumb gameplay??

I mean.. It just doesn't make sense. Even for being over the top.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 6:19pm

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Yeah, exactly. They could take away the model for the parachute and he's essentially a superhero.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 9:20am

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Yeah, I think that's my problem with the game: the setting and fiction.

It feels like this should be a superhero game, yet for some reason they're depicting it as a relatively 'normal' action hero in a semi-realistic 80s action movie scenario. Even Rambo doesn't get this crazy. It all ends up feeling a bit arbitrary and frivolous. Definitely should be a proper superhero.

Either that, or go completely the other way, and have him as a completely ordinary Wall Street banker who can inexplicably do all this stuff. Or some really stuffy Oxford professor who can do all this stuff.

That'd be good.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 2:48pm

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I really enjoyed the first game, and this looks equally fun, so I'm sold.

The grappling hook was a gameplay feature in Just Cause - they're just taking it to the next ridiculous level. The hero (Rico Rodriguez) is an hispanic amalgam of lots of spies rolled into one...not really 80s per se, just that the first was based on Cuba I think so it's got an hispanic, exotic vibe that just happens to look like the 80s. If you find it hilarious, I think it's intended.
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 6:22pm

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Yeah, I was totally sold on this game when I saw the first few trailers. But besides some amazing graphics, it looks like it will get repetitive very quickly. I also thought it was dumb as the guy could stand right in the middle of the crossfire of ten enemies and barely take any damage. The parachute/grappling looks ridiculous too.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 3:21am

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Am I the only one that thinks this looks insanely cool and sees the idea of jumping from car to car and grappling hook to parachute an extremely fun set of gameplay tools?
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 3:56am

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I think gaming abandoned realism about the time plumbers became heroes and rodents were tearing around at supersonic speeds. Funny though...I can't recall ever hearing complaints about that. wink
Of course, if it was stated that this will be extremely realistic and down-to-earth, then that's a different story. However, that would probably be abandoning a lot of fun.
IMO, a game should be judged by one factor: fun. And this looks like a lot of fun--weird infinite parachutes or not.

Atom wrote:

Am I the only one that thinks this looks insanely cool and sees the idea of jumping from car to car and grappling hook to parachute an extremely fun set of gameplay tools?
Posting videos of gaming on YouTube. Isn't that a bit...well...sad isn't the word, but...
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 4:24am

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I think gaming abandoned realism about the time plumbers became heroes and rodents were tearing around at supersonic speeds. Funny though...I can't recall ever hearing complaints about that. wink
Saying that would imply that video games started as realistic endeavors, when it is exactly the opposite. Early games didn't try to be realistic, rather they were short and abstract with limited gameplay elements and variables. It was only in the last few generations of gaming that the industry has started to attain realism in graphics, story, etc.

Plus, you probably wouldn't "recall hearing complaints about that" as you weren't even born until more than a decade after Mario made his debut. smile

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Atom wrote:

Am I the only one that thinks this looks insanely cool and sees the idea of jumping from car to car and grappling hook to parachute an extremely fun set of gameplay tools?
Posting videos of gaming on YouTube. Isn't that a bit...well...sad isn't the word, but...
....huh? How does that reference Atom's quote at all? unsure And you do realize that this video is an advertisement, right? Not sure how advertising on the world's 4th most popular site is considered lame...especially when it worked on you, Richard.

As long as we are insulting people who post gaming videos on Youtube, take a look at this loser. He must be a very sad and pathetic creature.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 5:00am

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Guys, sometimes we need to abandon all of this "the plot line isn't interesting.." and just accept that this game is freakin bad ass. I mean, wtf guys? You have a freakin grappling gun.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 3:13pm

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rogolo wrote:

....huh? How does that reference Atom's quote at all? unsure And you do realize that this video is an advertisement, right? Not sure how advertising on the world's 4th most popular site is considered lame...especially when it worked on you, Richard.

As long as we are insulting people who post gaming videos on Youtube, take a look at this loser. He must be a very sad and pathetic creature.
I was just making a joke. Kind of noting how in the last gaming thread, Atom said--well--that--and now in this thread he's quite involved. Not meant to be taken seriously, of course.

About Mario...I was saying in a sarcastic manner that games never were realistic, so saying a game is preposterously unrealistic makes very little sense to me. And although I was born about a decade after he first came up, Mario and Sonic have had games made about them pretty much my whole lifetime. smile
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 11:10pm

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I think this looks badass, but I'm not going to buy it at midnight and play through it immediately. Hopefully there's a distinction between fanatic and appreciative at some point, Richard. wink
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 11:16pm

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Atom wrote:

Am I the only one that thinks this looks insanely cool and sees the idea of jumping from car to car and grappling hook to parachute an extremely fun set of gameplay tools?
I agree, I think this game looks really badass. Whether the actual game part with missions and story is fun remains to be seen, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to have fun just messing around.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 11:28pm

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The game better be a little bit more challenging then it looks. Apparently it's damn near impossible to die and it looks stupidly easy. That kind of messing around doesn't warrant a $60 price tag, imo. Maybe a rental.

I'll wait for reviews and such.
Posted: Sun, 29th Nov 2009, 3:27am

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I'm a bit P.O.'d right now...My jokes never come off as funny. Do I word them wrong, or are they funny only in my head? Maybe I'm not a funny person. *huddles in corner crying*

Other self: Richaaaard. Why do you cry, Richaaard...

Ah crap, there I go again.
Posted: Sun, 29th Nov 2009, 3:38am

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Richard III wrote:

I'm a bit P.O.'d right now...My jokes never come off as funny. Do I word them wrong, or are they funny only in my head? Maybe I'm not a funny person. *huddles in corner crying*
No! You're hilarious! We all love you!

See? Sarcasm isn't projected over the internet very well.
Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2010, 6:27am

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Interested parties, be aware that the demo for Just Cause 2 is now available on XBL and PSN. I'm going to go play it right now!

Edit: As expected, it is completely riciculous. But it's also completely awesome. You might even say it's ridiculously awesome. I don't think it'll win any awards, but it's pretty fun, and the demo area is only a small section of the map, which is enormous. There are some graphical issues (screen tearing, especially,) and the voice acting is awful, but it seems to be a pretty solid title! Lots of fun, anyway.
Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2010, 9:09am

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The demo is also on Steam, for PC people.
Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2010, 1:36pm

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It is indeed quite fun, but the controls and camera are kinda terrible which is a shame. You can tether a moving helicopter to a tree, though, so that's ok.
Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2010, 3:43pm

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I didn't have many problems with the controls, apart from motorcycle riding, which is a bit of a pain. But you can parachute off a moving motorcycle and then jump back on, so it's all good. smile
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Downloading now...I'm interested to see if like it. The trailer didn't exactly knock my socks off (as opposed to some people wink).

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Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2010, 4:36pm

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I can see me enjoying the demo, but having absolutely no inclination to buy the full game. I expect my reactions to be something like this:

Quite pretty
Weird camera controls
GRAPPLING HOOK!
PARACHUTE!
Weird camera controls
I'm going to do something else now
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But... the camera controls aren't that weird. I really don't see the problem with that one. I just had to adjust the X and Y sensitivity, and after that, it worked just fine.

Of course, I have been pretty much exclusively parachuting and grappling hooking around in the two times I've played the demo. Maybe once I get into some actual gameplay I'll have more problems? Honestly the demo itself didn't sell me on the game. It was the demo, then the trailer that plays right afterward showing all the environments that are available later on. Doing things in the small demo area will certainly get old, but the full game seems to have a hell of a lot to do.

Granted, the problem with these free-roaming games is that mission variety sometimes goes out the window for the sake of a huge area to play in, and I could see that being the case here as well. If nothing else, though, I can see myself keeping this demo to play every now and then.
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Aculag - I'm expecting the PC controls to be weird, specifically.
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Ohhhh, well yes.

Protip: Download the PS3 version when you get home. wink
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I really disliked the first Just Cause and some of the stuff I hated about that is still in it. It feels way too arcadey. The grapling hook is brilliant fun but an game where my enemies act that dumb and have to be shot 5 times (without any proper reaction to beeing shot except for an "ouch", if even that) I put away quickly. The death animations are also terrible.

Shame. Could have been great fun. But not like that.
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I'm having the same problem I had earlier with B:AA; my computer can't run it without a crapload of jerkiness. This is a lot worse than before, since I always have to aim at stuff.
However, I had a lot of fun playing it anyway. I think it is way better than Just Cause 1, which I found incredibly bland. I still don't have the knack of the grappling hook, but it's really cool slamming guys against stuff. It's also fun taking two submachine guns and blasting off a staccato of shots that holds the guy in midair.
But what always makes me laugh: "Aaah! He caught me with his wire thiiiing!"
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As expected, it's highly amusing, but there's nothing here that makes me want to buy the game. The demo has all the amusing destruction I could want, before going back to a game with some substance.

Everything about the game, other than the tech itself, feels kinda amateurish. It's 1990s computer game design with modern tech.

That cut scene at the start of the demo? Leaving aside the writing and voice acting (jesus!), what's with the bizarre 'film grain' filter and the hilarious, accidental tilt shift photography of the helicopter on the landing pad?

Edit: Hoping to have a video review of the demo up on PotentialGamer.com later on.

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That cut scene at the start of the demo?
Hehehehe, I totally forgot to mention that. That must have been one of the most random, badly acted and written cut scene I've seen in a very, very long time. biggrin
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Yea, the demo is rather disappointing. Shame, it had (some) potential.
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Tarn wrote:

That cut scene at the start of the demo? Leaving aside the writing and voice acting (jesus!), what's with the bizarre 'film grain' filter and the hilarious, accidental tilt shift photography of the helicopter on the landing pad?
Yeah, I really hope the cutscenes aren't a big part of the game, because they are absolute sh!t. It makes me wonder if the accents and dialogue in this are horrible and inconsistent on purpose, because the only other thing that makes sense is that they hired people who had never done voice work before, and people who have never written before.

The militia leader chick in particular is some of the worst recorded dialogue I have ever heard. It's grating, and just plain terrible. It's like they told her she's from an island nation, so she decided to make a mish-mash of all island dialects without ever hearing what any of them actually sound like. And the guards and police all sound vaguely Asian, while the main character doesn't really sound like anything. A bad attempt at Latino, perhaps?

But I think you guys are missing out on a hilariously fun time. Disregard the fact that the game has a "plot" or "missions", and just mess around in the environment. Not only is it very visually appealing, but there's a lot of room for shenanigans. Go find a plane and attach it to a motorcycle, or a person, or a burning oil drum, or a helicopter. Better yet, find a plane, get it going really fast, then stunt jump and ride on top of it and try to pick fights. I've played the demo a good six times all the way to the end of the timer, and I haven't gotten bored yet. This game is all about blowing stuff up and causing chaos, and that results in a lot of really ridiculous events that are really fun to watch. The plot is second fiddle.

Maybe I'm just easily amused, but even though I cannot stand the dialogue and voice acting, I'm having a great time with this game, and that's without even doing missions most of the time.
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Exactly. This feels exactly like Uncharted for 360 (wink). Better graphics? No. More cinematic? No. More fun? Maybe. There is nothing more fun than going 2000 feet in the air and free falling off a helicopter.
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FXhome Dude wrote:

Exactly. This feels exactly like Uncharted for 360 (wink).
You must have never played Uncharted then, because the only similarity between the two is that they both have shooting.

Actually, that post kinda contradicts your earlier one saying this demo is disappointing. Make up your mind, damnit! wink
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It's disappointing mainly because it's un-cinematic, bad angles, lousy voice over. It's fun in the fact that it provides mindless entertainment and unrealistic jaw-dropping stunts. And yea, I've played uncharted (the demo). I mean there's obviously a similarity. Environments, enemies, and the two main guys look roughly similar...
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As in they're both male and they both climb things? And both games take place on earth?
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FXhome Dude wrote:

It's disappointing mainly because it's un-cinematic, bad angles, lousy voice over.
This is not the game.

FXhome Dude wrote:

It's fun in the fact that it provides mindless entertainment and unrealistic jaw-dropping stunts.
This is the game.

Also, the Uncharted demo is not representative of the game at all. And saying Uncharted is similar to Just Cause is like saying either of those are similar to Far Cry, because they all have palm trees.
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You think the cutscenes are bad? Try watching them at 5 frames per second because your computer can't keep up. wink
But they were hilariously awful. "They tell me I am the best..." This is always undermined by the fact that I'm sitting there thinking, "You're talking to a couple million different people with varying gaming capabilities. I'm one of the worst."
But it is a lot of fun, despite the gratingly awful cutscenes.
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Terminal Velocity wrote:

Try watching them at 5 frames per second because your computer can't keep up. wink
Advice: Your birthday is coming in a month. Now is the time to drop the causual hint: "Yea, Im thinking about about getting an xbox 360 sometime soon..." Trust me, your missing out on so much. hugegrin
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I'm not enough of a gamer to buy a 360.
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FXhome Dude wrote:

Exactly. This feels exactly like Uncharted for 360
I've never felt more pity for 360 gamers than right now.
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Tarn wrote:

FXhome Dude wrote:

Exactly. This feels exactly like Uncharted for 360
I've never felt more pity for 360 gamers than right now.
Yeah, if it weren't for Mass Effect 2, (which I think should be even better for PC) I don't know what a 360 is worth nowadays apart from the extensive Live (which you pay for of course).
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Note I did not say this is Uncharted for 360. From what I've played Uncharted is better in every possible way. No one would deny that. I'm simple saying that there are portions of each game that resemble each other. smile
Posted: Wed, 10th Mar 2010, 1:16pm

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I don't think there are, though. Just Cause is essentially GTA gone mental. Other than sharing a third person point of view, there aren't really any similarities. Even the gunplay works very differently.

If anything, the 360's Uncharted is Gears of War - very different style, but similar shoot-and-cover gameplay, with high production values storytelling.
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Well the whole reason Uncharted 2 is Uncharted 2 is that there's nothing else like it, really. I mean, you could say Tomb Raider Underworld is the 360's Uncharted because it has basically the same climbing mechanics, or Gears of War for the gunplay, or Assassin's Creed for the expansive environment, or Call of Duty for the cinematic feel... really though, there's no equivalent.
Posted: Thu, 11th Mar 2010, 12:15am

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FXhome Dude wrote:

Note I did not say this is Uncharted for 360. From what I've played Uncharted is better in every possible way. No one would deny that. I'm simple saying that there are portions of each game that resemble each other. smile
No, all you're saying is that you have no idea what you're talking about, as per usual.
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Aculag wrote:


No, all you're saying is that you have no idea what you're talking about, as per usual.
You give me too much credit... wink
But anyway, when it releases late March, who's going to pick it up? If not then, ever? I personally don't see myself ever owning a copy.
Posted: Thu, 11th Mar 2010, 2:32am

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I won't be buying it right away unless it really does have a TON of stuff to do. Probably a rental at first, though. The demo is a lot of fun, but I do worry that it will get boring.