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mugwump 03-06-10 12:05 PM

Just Cause 2
 
Is anyone else having a blast with this demo? I remember renting the first game on the original Xbox and not being too impressed but this one seems like a lot of fun. The grappling hook combined with the parachute makes for some great mayhem. I'm just not sure how it will all come together as a game and am worried that this 30-minute taste of the action may well be all there is to it.

foxdvd 03-06-10 02:11 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I have the game preordered from amazon, and I am looking forward to it, but I was underwhelmed by the demo. I love these kind of games, but I hope the main game has a bit more direction. I never got into the first game, but games like Saints Row 1 and 2 are in my opinion some of the best games of this generation. It is really important to have variety in missions in these types of games and some sort of direction.

All of the stuff needed to make a great game are in the demo.....

dsa_shea 03-06-10 02:37 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I liked the demo but it seemed like the character and cars seem to skate across the landscape rather than being "attached" to it. I also have it on pre-order and will enjoy it but the movement just feels a tad off.

lordwow 03-06-10 04:47 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
How on earth do you work the grappling hook?

Decker 03-06-10 05:08 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
Will the actual game be single player only?

wfciii 03-06-10 06:15 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I agree the demo is good. 10 years and I'm still a Cool New Member?

mhg83 03-06-10 07:07 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
You need to have a few more posts to update your status...

Noob ;)

Quezacotl02 03-06-10 07:39 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I cannot stop playing this demo. So rockin'. 30 Minutes each session just is not enough time to inflict the amount of Chaos I am willing to do. Download it if you have not already!

slop101 03-06-10 08:43 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
It's pretty great - the only thing I didn't care for was how quick you run out of ammo, and how little of it there seems to be around - but I'm sure it's not an issue in the full game.

mugwump 03-06-10 11:30 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 10035059)
It's pretty great - the only thing I didn't care for was how quick you run out of ammo, and how little of it there seems to be around - but I'm sure it's not an issue in the full game.

The one and only time I managed to grapple up onto a helicopter I was out of ammo. I'm not sure if there are melee weapons and I just haven't found one but it was frustrating not being able to do anything once I was up there.

slop101 03-07-10 01:45 AM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
You can melee with the grapple using "B".

nickdawgy 03-07-10 01:47 AM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by wfciii (Post 10034947)
I agree the demo is good. 10 years and I'm still a Cool New Member?

I'm confused as well. You are hardly cool.

;)

foxdvd 03-07-10 02:06 AM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by nickdawgy (Post 10035325)
I'm confused as well. You are hardly cool.

;)

you ruined a perfectly good joke with a winking eye!!!!

Reminds me of this guy I use to work with who was real bad about cutting people down and saying "just kidding" after...it did not take long to understand that he was actually just cutting everyone down, and he figured that saying "just kidding" made it ok...when someone would get mad he would just laugh and say they took it the wrong way...

This short fat dude we worked with took the worst of it. The prick would make fun of him all the time...and always would say "just kidding"...one day the short guy had enough and just blasted him....I have never heard a string of cuss words, and put-downs so well put together in my life. He not only used every word in the book, it was thoughtfully strung together in a way that hit home...focusing on true flaws and character issues in the prick. When he was done, the 4 of us just stood there...and the short dude said "Just kidding"....we must have laughed for a week from that. From that day on, when ever the prick picked on the short dude, he would just snicker, and after a while he stopped picking on him...

Decker 03-07-10 02:22 AM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
This game feels like what Mercs 2 should have been. It's a lot of fun.

mugwump 03-07-10 11:58 AM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 10035324)
You can melee with the grapple using "B".

But how do you fight with it while you're hanging from it?

slop101 03-07-10 12:58 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
Oh, if you're hanging and have no ammo, I don't think there's anything you can do - maybe try to keep grappling to a position from where you can attack?

lordwow 03-07-10 01:25 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
If you grapple the helicopter, you have to swing up onto it's windshield (which is either up or down on the thumbstick). Then shoot the passengers and then hijack with the quicktime event.

mugwump 03-07-10 08:19 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
After watching the trailer that runs after the demo times out I'm in for this one. The various types of terrain and vehicles should make for some great sandbox action even if the main storyline fails to deliver.

wfciii 03-11-10 09:16 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I've been "Cool" for at least the last ten years! If you doubt me, refer to my official DVD Talk status (which cannot be faked).

Boba Fett 03-11-10 09:21 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
I'm not digging this demo as much as I did the original. I appreciate the innovations I've seen so far, the execution is pretty sloppy.

RocShemp 03-11-10 10:00 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
Although it features terrible acting and awkward animation during the cinematics (everybody walks like they have a steel rod shoved up their asshole), the gameplay was a whole lot of fun. It's like what the latest Bionic Commando game should have been.

PopcornTreeCt 03-13-10 06:58 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 
The demo was a huge awesome surprise for me. I wasn't expecting a Mexican Grand Theft Auto. Way fun game.

Decker 03-13-10 07:05 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt (Post 10048238)
The demo was a huge awesome surprise for me. I wasn't expecting a Mexican Grand Theft Auto. Way fun game.

It was WAY more fun than GTA IV. I hope the game turns out as good. I'm hoping for a review by next Tues so I can roll my God Of War III gaming credit into this preorder. Still don't know if I want PC or 360 version, though.

foxdvd 03-13-10 08:53 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 10048248)
It was WAY more fun than GTA IV. I hope the game turns out as good. I'm hoping for a review by next Tues so I can roll my God Of War III gaming credit into this preorder. Still don't know if I want PC or 360 version, though.

game informer gave it a 9 out of 10....

RocShemp 03-13-10 09:44 PM

Re: Just Cause 2 Demo
 

Originally Posted by foxdvd (Post 10048364)
game informer gave it a 9 out of 10....

Awesome. :up:

How reliable are they?


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