Reviews and Problems with Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Game Over Online
26 September 2015
Excerpt: Do you like explosions? That’s pretty much the only relevant question when considering Mercenaries 2 as a candidate for your gaming time. Because if you do like explosions, you are really in luck.
Conclusion: Bad things aside having all the factions, HVT's, building to destroy and challenges makes the game last for quite a long time providing you can stand the flaws to play it that long or feel like going for all the achievements.
Excerpt: Joining the army to blow up things and control heavy weaponry may be cool and all, but usually the pay in the sector isn’t all too great. Luckily there are Private Military Corporations or companies that recruit mercenaries to go fight in the middle of nowhere and blow stuff up for a good sum of...
Excerpt: Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction was all about purposely blowing things up, and then grinning in the aftermath as you looked around at your handy work. Now for those expecting me to say that this sequel is a more grown up and intelligent game, Pandemic’s mindset was exactly the same here, thus...
Excerpt: The mercs are back, and this time they’ve moved from North Korea to Venezuela. The story is mostly standard action fare, with your character being betrayed by his/her employer, almost being killed, and, worst of all, not getting paid.
Excerpt: Oh no you didn’t! Chances are if you own a television you will have seen the Mercenaries 2 advert and are already familiar with the song this line is from. Incidentally, it also perfectly sums up some poorly-realised elements in what is a mixed bag of frenetic highs and lows which don’t quite...
Conclusion: For all the above criticisms, there is something strangely compelling about Mercs 2, but I suspect that's the psychological pull of an open-world map with lots of untapped activities rather than anything more substantial.
Summary: Mercenaries 2 is a huge game with loads of stuff to keep you busy and some remarkable destruction that dazzles the eyes. Sadly, the game is also shallow, offering a gameplay experience that rarely elevates above the most basic run and gun style.
Excerpt: Despite suffering from numerous delays that pushed it from a late 2007 to Q3 2008 release window, Mercenaries 2 has been high on the most wanted list for a lot of gamers. The original Mercenaries on PS2 and Xbox proved to be a highly entertaining sandbox action game that differed from GTA thanks to...