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Just Cause 2: This game is still awesome

FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Games and Technology
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Wikipedia wrote:
Just Cause 2 is a sandbox-style action video game. It was released in North America on March 23, 2010, by Swedish developer Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive, published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2006 video game Just Cause.

Just Cause 2 employs Avalanche Engine 2.0; an updated version of the engine used in Just Cause. The game is set on the other side of the world from the original Just Cause on the fictional tropical island of Panau in Southeast Asia. Rico Rodriguez returns as the protagonist, aiming to overthrow the evil dictator Pandak "Baby" Panay and confront his former boss, Tom Sheldon.

Wait, is this game any good?

Well, watch some of these videos and see for yourself. But really, this game is good. This thread (and the one(s) before it) is full of PAers giddily relaying their excited stories about their exploits on Panau island. Don't you want to revel in glee at the chaos and destruction you cause? Well, don't you?


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Wikipedia wrote:
The game-play is similar to that of its predecessor, in which the player is free to roam the game's open world at will, without having to focus on the game's storyline, much similar to that of other sandbox style action games, like Mercenaries.

Several new additions and improvements to the game were explained by the lead designer of the game, Peter Johansson. The AI has been rewritten to use a planning system which enables enemies to do all sorts of new things. For example, the enemies will use the environment to their advantage, taking cover behind objects, and adapting dynamically to the objects around them. The hybrid aiming system is also a new feature that helps the player to quickly aim at enemies while leaving the player in full control over the cross-hair; as such, the player is rewarded for skilled manual aiming. It also enables you to pinpoint specific limbs manually and have varied crippling effects on the enemy. Just Cause 2 also has an adaptive difficulty system, gradually scaling the difficulty as the player does more in the game.

The game takes place on the fictional island of Panau, situated in the Malay Archipelago. It is geographically similar to both New Zealand and Hawaii.

There are several new weapons in Just Cause 2, such as a rocket launcher with laser-controlled rockets, a one-handed grenade launcher, remote-triggered C4, and a detachable mounted minigun. There are several new vehicles, including a Boeing 737. There is a greater difference in the handling of different vehicles. Ground surfaces now have a large influence on the player's controls (e.g. while a sports car may be suitable for driving on a flat road, it is not particularly suitable for off-road driving). There is also a real-time deformation system and moving parts that can come loose from vehicles.

The player must acquire weapons and vehicles in the field of their own accord, as Rico doesn't have official support from the agency in this game, but later information revealed you can acquire weapons and vehicles off the black market.

Early in the game the player contacts a black market supplier, from whom weapons can be purchased and vehicles and get them delivered to the player's location via heavy drop. As the game progresses, additional weapons and vehicles become available on the black market. Additionally, all weapons and vehicles on the black market have parameters that can be upgraded in several steps, by building upgrades with weapon and vehicle parts. There are over 2,000 parts that the player can acquire.

Developer Interview

E3 Trailer

Launch Trailer

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FAQ

Which version should I buy?

All three versions (PC, 360, PS3) are essentially the same; however, the PS3 version uses the built-in Youtube functionality, allowing you to upload videos of your exploits on the fly.

Is this game better than GTA IV?

Yes. If you like sandbox style games, you'll love this. Picture GTA IV with a grappling hook, parachute, and less semen jokes.

Who is Bolo Santosi?

She is the lead-er of the revolutionary army known as the Reaa-puuuurs

Xbox 360 Demo : http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802534307e7/


PC - Steam Demo : http://store.steampowered.com/app/35110/



OP stolen shamelessly from Kyougu (Thread 1)

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  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It's Bo-lo San-toe-zeeee

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You aaawe the Just Cause 2 thwead,no? I hear you awe velly skiiiiiiilled!

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  • TheDugglerTheDuggler Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I finally decided I am going to get this.

    Has it been decided if PC or 360 is superior? PC mods would be a big selling point.

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You have made me happier than a man whose just had a colonic irrigation, Scorpio!

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    oh jesus take out those god damn gifs

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    alt post: da ree-pahs

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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Xbox Live: Ink Pouch / PSN: Stiff_Ninja / Origin: PAZoidberg / Steam
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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ah, the rocket mission... probably the first one that really got me to see the potential that games like this could have.

    Good job, serdadu!

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  • WarcryWarcry Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Just finished the game at exactly 30%.
    Spoiler:

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  • DaSniper91DaSniper91 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    This game is pretty amazingly fun but JC3 better have yaw. The absence kinda ruins flying the planes for me.

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  • HalfmexHalfmex Matter of fact... I didn't even give you my coat!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man, you really do become a bullet sponge late in the game - every douchebag henchman with a firearm has Wyatt Earp-esque accuracy. When shotgun blasts are hitting me from the opposite end of a military base, that's a little annoying.

    Thankfully a tank fixes everything right up.

    This game desperately needs vehicle spawn codes. Them tanks ain't cheap!

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 Spaaaace! In Space.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I really need to get around to doing that rocket mission, I want to see if you can grapple it/how high it goes. :)

    All I've done story-wise is a few stronghold takeovers, and I'm at almost 13 hours on my main save game.

    Also; see here for free C4/grenade top-ups. Has saved me a lot of cash.

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  • Raoulduke20Raoulduke20 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Halfmex wrote: »
    Man, you really do become a bullet sponge late in the game - every douchebag henchman with a firearm has Wyatt Earp-esque accuracy. When shotgun blasts are hitting me from the opposite end of a military base, that's a little annoying.

    Thankfully a tank fixes everything right up.

    This game desperately needs vehicle spawn codes. Them tanks ain't cheap!

    If you're on PC you can use a mod to make the black market items free or cheaper at least. I use free, myself, since I doubt secret agent types pony up their own cash for their gear. You can also make it so that all the weapons and vehicles are fully upgraded for free, but I enjoy finding upgrades too much to use it.

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    On the rocket mission, if it gets too high, you fail the mission and it restarts it; you never really get close enough to try to grapple to it.

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  • Ratsult2Ratsult2 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    How often do you guys roll when you are in combat? Rolling seems to keep the enemies accuracy down for a little while. I'm at 40% and the only thing that is a threat anymore is when the send helicopters and I'm on foot... well, that or if I have absolutely no cover. Then again, I do use fully upgraded grenades on large groups/vehicles and I use hit and run tactics to clear out a base.

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  • TwistedJesterTwistedJester Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The OP needs a link to those mods that were posted in the last thread.

    Also whoever decided enemies are capable of shooting the wings off a fly flyring at the speed of light fifty miles away with a pistol should be slapped. It's ridiculous. Almost as bad as enemies just spawning right behind you.

    This game would be much better served if enemies in bases spawned from a structure you could destroy.

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  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hillean wrote: »
    On the rocket mission, if it gets too high, you fail the mission and it restarts it; you never really get close enough to try to grapple to it.

    I grappled to it. And then promptly had to restart when I realized I couldn't stick triggered charges on it from that position. :?

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  • Cannon GooseCannon Goose Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think I'm in love with that tiny agency jet.

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    I really need to get around to doing that rocket mission, I want to see if you can grapple it/how high it goes. :)

    All I've done story-wise is a few stronghold takeovers, and I'm at almost 13 hours on my main save game.

    Also; see here for free C4/grenade top-ups. Has saved me a lot of cash.

    I love you.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So on the 4th agency mission, I believe it is
    Spoiler:

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    webguy20 wrote: »
    So on the 4th agency mission, I believe it is
    Spoiler:

    Dude, if you fly around the entire island, it looks like every single 007 villian has a secret base on this island.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've just spent my whole playtime with this game mucking around, and scaling a massive cliff face with the grappling hook is just so much fun.

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've just spent my whole playtime with this game mucking around, and scaling a massive cliff face with the grappling hook is just so much fun.

    Agreed; I didn't know there was an achievement to 'parachute-climb' 300 feet, until I was just messing around climbing mountains, landed, and it was like... 944 feet total.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A whole new wooooooorld!:whistle:

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow No guarantees. You know me better than that, Jin.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The thread title should mention com-rades

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  • BrymBrym Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    A whole new wooooooorld!:whistle:

    I lol'd hard at the ending of that.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The thread title should mention com-rades

    Don't you mean comb-raids? :P

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    The thread title should mention com-rades

    Don't you mean comb-raids? :P

    Very good, lah.

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    The thread title should mention com-rades

    Don't you mean comb-raids? :P

    Very good, lah.

    Excellent job, serdadu!

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  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    How come the enemy get homing rocket launchers but Rico doesn't?

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow No guarantees. You know me better than that, Jin.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Because you get a grapple gun and they don't

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  • HalfmexHalfmex Matter of fact... I didn't even give you my coat!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    A whole new wooooooorld!:whistle:

    Holy god, that was fantastic. Tears in the eyes, sir.

    Tears in the eyes.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow No guarantees. You know me better than that, Jin.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    A whole new wooooooorld!:whistle:

    Oh my God

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    -SPI- wrote: »
    How come the enemy get homing rocket launchers but Rico doesn't?

    Enemies also have sniper shotguns, you'll find out later.

    They must have been in Borderlands before they came to Panau

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  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Just in case folks were wondering, apparently there is some impact to those messages from sabotage:

    http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/justcause2/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-54087392&pid=943500

    Maybe someone with the game could verify these things. It seems like they're pretty minor, so might be tough to do.

    We don't even care... whether we care or not...
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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Everytime I hear Panau I think of Pulau Pulau from Jack of All Trades.

    In fact, I think I'm going to refer to Scorpio as The Daring Dragoon in my head.

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  • BrymBrym Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    In case anyone didn't know:

    The races in this game are actually quite fun. The first one I tried was with the impossible-to-turn jet, and because it sucked so much, I didn't play any more until after finishing the story. Now that I've seen the others though, I'm kicking myself for not playing them earlier. Skydiving is my favorite so far.

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  • HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    A whole new wooooooorld!:whistle:

    holy shit

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Brym wrote: »
    In case anyone didn't know:

    The races in this game are actually quite fun. The first one I tried was with the impossible-to-turn jet, and because it sucked so much, I didn't play any more until after finishing the story. Now that I've seen the others though, I'm kicking myself for not playing them earlier. Skydiving is my favorite so far.

    There's one called Kicked to the Curb
    Spoiler:

    favorite one so far.

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  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Holy shit, a ski resort with a mission involving driving down the ski slopes in a car at hilariously dangerous speeds?

    Fuck yes! This game...

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