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This review is from: Just Cause 2 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Talk about value for money! I've been playing this game for over 40 hours and have still only completed 45%. The concept is very similar to the Grand Theft Auto series, but in my opinion this game trumps any of those games. Whereas GTA is styled on gangster/crime movies, JC2 makes you feel like you're taking part in a Hollywood action blockbuster or James Bond movie.
The premise is simple - you're parachuted onto the island state of Panau, and have to cause as much chaos as possible in order to bring the dictatorship down. There are story based quest, and additional faction-based sub-quests (which vastly outnumber the story quests). Then on top of that, you have a HUGE island to explore with all manner of things to interact with, shoot, maim and demolish. As I've said, I've been playing for ages and am still discovering new things. Only the other day, I discovered a giant, Arecibo-style radio telescope under control of the army.
Sandbox games like this have a tendency to get boring - Assassins Creed is a good example. I love the GTA games, but I never bothered to try and complete them 100%. For some reason, I feel totally compelled to discover every last feature of Panau Island. Maybe that's because the game makers have made exploration so much fun.
Graphics-wise, this really does take advantage of DirectX 10. On my medium spec machine (core i7 920, GTX-275, 6gb ram) it looks absolutely scintillating. Not quite as good as Crysis, but certainly approaching those standards when it comes to the foliage and scenery. And you'll get to see a lot of it, as it is very easy to get around the island using your grapple hook alone.
I took a punt in buying this and have ended up playing one of the most enjoyable games ever. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 25 Sep 2011 04:58:23 BDT
Mr. James Parsons says:
i7 as a medium rig, you sahh are retarded i7 as a med pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffttttttttt
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2011 12:41:22 GMT
M. Carter says:
The i7 920 is over two years old, and it's been superceded by both Sandybridge 1175 and Sandbridge-E 2011. I suggest you get to know about your subject matter, and learn how to spell, before calling others "retarded".
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 09:52:16 GMT
Yours Truly says:
I see your point, James, but you could've perhaps not been so rude.
I myself thought "medium rig" was a strange thing to say, for that time; age doesn't necessarily dictate the quality, though. My computer is state-of-the-art and nails practically any game on max with perfect, or near perfect FPS, including new games, but it's not got parts in it that have just come out. Granted, I spent £800 or so on my entire setup, so it better be kick-ass! xD
Thank you for the review, BTW, Carter; helped me plenty. :) Tempted by this game, because it looks awesome. Now that it's 2012, would you still recommend it?
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 23:30:58 BDT
M. Carter says:
Absolutely. I clocked up an embarrassing number of hours playing this game.
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