Excerpt: The preview of Just Cause managed to really impress us. An hour or two checking out that colossal world, doing stunts and pushing adrenaline levels to unknown heights made us think this would be an unequalled top game. We were wrong!
Excerpt: Just Cause is a classic example of a developer thinking “big” as it was always going to be a ambitious project and it was certainly one that had plenty of promise. Much credit is due to all involved for creating a large and generally interesting playing environment, but any true gamer knows where a...
Excerpt: It seems the Grand Theft Auto checklist of features oozes into a variety of games these days. Just Cause happens to strongly carbon copy most of those features in its Latin American take on an open free-roaming world.
Summary: Wolf joins Rico in the island paradise of San Espirito to see if Avalanche's first game, falls or rises above the crowd. This ambitious title is packed with action and has a few bugs, but it is definitely fun.
Conclusion: Just Cause is a good sandbox game with a lot of beautiful scenery to play about with. The easy difficulty, short lifespan and lack of anything truly clever that works makes it hard to recommend, though. Don’t worry folks, GTA IV isn’t that far away…
Pros: The play area - it's HUGE!, Pretty scenery with amazing draw distance, Fun missions
Cons: Side missions not varied enough, Temperamental vehicle handling, Bad lip-synching, Story missions too short, Easy auto-aim