Conclusion: For all its slight foibles, Just Cause 2 is hugely entertaining, and despite the creeping feeling of repetition beginning to set in as you destroy your 500th fuel tank or collect your 1000th item, there's more than enough freedom to pull off ludicrous stunts and experiment with your weapons, vehicles, parachute and grappling hook to make you want to extend your stay in Panau's sandbox paradise indefinitely.
Summary: " Just Cause 2 " is such a massive improvement over it’s preecessor in almost every aspect particularly the action and graphics although it appears that this is where the production budget has been spent rather than on the sound.
Conclusion: As sequels go, you don't get much more improved, polished and flat-out fun than Just Cause 2 . Avalanche has done a phenomenal job of capturing the most important element of any video game, and they've done while giving you one hell of a play
Excerpt: Every so often, a game comes along that shatters the status quo. A game that challenges norms, rewrites the rules, and does a bunch of other things that can only be explained with cliches that don't really mean anything.
Excerpt: Just Cause was a game that was plagued by awkwardness. It was released during the tail end of the last console generation and received a port to Xbox 360 strictly out of necessity as most gamers were migrating to Microsoft’s new console. The game sported a wide-open tropical paradise that, while impressive, was sparsely populated and was more about the verticality that your character could achieve and the crazy stunts he could pull off.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is In recent years, the ‘open-world’ format has been the most popular kid in school. Infamous, [Prototype], Assassin’s Creed, No More Heroes and Saint’s Row just to name a few that have opened up their maps for non-linear exploration and side missions galore. That’s not even mentioning the GTA series – the games that really put the format on the map. And so what is Just Cause 2 but another spot on this wild cat of a trend?
Conclusion: Just Cause 2 succeeds in its primary aim of dropping you into a ludicrously over the top action movie. The missions may not be very involving, but there's no denying that with the right tools there is a lot of destructive, albeit mindless, fun to be had in this picturesque playground.
Excerpt: We present to you yet another dual review, where I (Arnold) and Ben tell you exactly why Just Cause 2 is a pretty big bag of hyperbole. While a solid concept and idea, it's ultimately lacking in execution and is marred by a grapevine of flaws that really detract from the whole experience. As usual, Ben covers the gameplay while I close up with graphics, sound, and the conclusion. Kick it, Benny.