Reviews and Problems with Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
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Not so Good
Clarence A Cooper, Amazon
4 March 2013
Summary: Im not going to give this one star because the disc was actually good, but i would recommend you stay away from this game because of the online connections issues. The game actually froze every time I tried to play it. I had to sign out, start a new game, and then sign back into x-box live to get back to my saved game.
Summary: This is a great game with a huge variety of fun vehicles, heart-racing air-dropped bombs/missiles, and interesting weapons. The single-player is a long trip and it's a fun one with a constant stream of new weapons and vehicles unlocks. The destructible environments can't be beat either. Don't want to go through the front gate to that base? That building in your way? Then knock it down with a few anti-tank rounds, let the dust clear and charge in!
Summary: There's a very short list of games I've pre-ordered and a very short list of games I've straight up returned (only two on each). Mercenaries 2 appears on both of those lists. I went out of my way to get Mercenaries 2 for the same reason 9 out of 10 people did... the freaking commercial! Right? Come on, pretend that song wasn't in your head for days. Pretend you didn't love it! Oh, and Mercenaries 1 was groundbreaking and inovative and brilliant.
Summary: !!Possible Spoiler Alert!! If you like to see things go BOOM, than this may be a game for you, if not than your time is better spent watching Seinfeld reruns. Mercenaries 2 offers an underperforming story with bad AI and a truckload of bugs. Considering the hype this game had EA and Pandemic should be Just as a note, I believe all games should in part be judged based on their predecessors. This means that at various points in this review I will be comparing...
Summary: To summarize my feeling of the game, the ending non-cinematic of the game is a series of correctly timed button taps. Who on earth would wrap a game up with a combination of shoulder button, a, b, d-pad up? It makes no sense, whereas the prequel had an epic battle, this game ended with a feeling that the designers were bored of the game.
Summary: This game had it's bright points. The story is fun and it's a good time blowing stuff up. But that's about where the fun stops. The game is incredibly buggy. It freezes on a fairly regular basis, or allows your character to get stuck in situations that require a reboot of the system. And the game play has some serious flaws. The single most annoying element a game can have is rampant in Merc 2.
Summary: The game does have a very high fun factor, for about 2 hours. After that you begin to realize that it is the EXACT same thing over and over until the end of the game. The main story missions are few and far between with very repetitive side missions that usually do not even need to be completed. The graphics are ok, but nothing outstanding, glitches range from minor to major (major being game seizures/crashes/corrupt saves).
Summary: This game was ok. The main problem was the storyline. The surprising twist and turn was that there was no twist or turn. All that happens is that you are a mercenary who goes after some guy. It also gets really boring after one hour. They spent three years on this, it should have been better. The only good things are the graphics and sound. Graphics are really good. The sound is awesome too. You can hear gunshots echo if you're in the mountains and less in the road.
Summary: Okay, this game was a huge disappointment. The first mercs was awesome, this one just doesn't even seem done yet. I play xbox 360, and the graphics were TOTALLY SUBPAR! They would have been acceptable on xbox original, but they were far from next-gen. This game also has numerous OBVIOUS BUGS. For example, during the final cut-scene combo the camera glitched out, and while I completed the sequence, all I saw was some black lines smacking into a wall. WTF!?
Summary: Let me start this by saying I wish I could love this game. I bought this game with HIGH hopes that it would be a step forward for the series. As a fan of the original, I was hoping they would get past the at times bewildering AI (anyone with a rocket launcher immediately attempted to make a suicide pact with you), the sometimes wonky controls, and strange difficulty pacing. Unfortunately, Mercs 2 can best be summed up as one step forward and two steps back.