Once again these pre-orders are pissing me off, I always have to walk to the local EB games and it's either super cold or rainy, That's Canada.
Anyways I seem to have been playing Just cause 2 for the last couple of hours and seriously It is a BIG step up from the first one, they really fixed up most of the problems that the first one had and I was beyond pleased of the finishing product.
A little recap of the story line is you are Rico Rodriguez (typical south american name) He is a special ops trying to hunt down the man that trained him become the man he is today, simply because his trainer went Rogue. Pretty simple right?
Now for the controls you gotta play around with for a while it's certainly nothing you can just pick up and play of course it has it's own creative way to use the controller (in my case the ps3 controller) Now once you get used to the controls which really take no time, all it takes is to remember the buttons to hijack and do stunt positions because trust me there is going to be times when you are gonna have to think fast about these controls.
Now the story line is nothing we were all looking for in this game, as of how far I am right now it's not as strong as other bigger titles, It's just you're typical Desperado movie with a little bit of Enrique Inglesia and Che Guevara, you probably thought I was gonna say Antonio Banderas.
Many people that were anticipated by this game was simply because of the ridiculous stunts you can perform such as managing to stand on top of a jeep while it's flying out of control and grappling to a helicopter that has been spraying bullets at you for the last 5 minutes, that's something I actually wanted to talk about the Grappling hook.
The Grappling hook is you're best friend through this game, It can be you're Vehicle (sort of) It can be you're weapon, and it is also great to pull other vehicles while it is attached to the vehicle you are currently driving, what catched my eye about this game was not only the Dual Grappling hook, but also that there are absolutely no boundaries to where you want to grapple, you can grapple to anything you want just aim and shoot, Big changes are the fact that the hook is not used as a single weapon anymore It is a gauntlet on you're left arm that by simply pressing one of the triggers you activate it, And as for the Dual Grappling, I have never had so much fun seeing an enemy flying around screaming while he is attached to a propane tank.
The only bad thing I think this game has is the Driving mechanics, It's really loose and when I'm driving I spin like a mad man, I could see myself choosing the Gta 4 driving over this one, But I guess they are right about the whole "choose the right car for right environment" Physics they explained.
If I were to give this game a rating it would be an 8/10 simply the story line is nothing worth telling you're mom about, and there are small control problems that will make you just feel a little bit frustrated. But just a little bit. The combat is simply a blast and the map is just too humongous for me to even talk about it, BUT HELL I RECOMMEND THIS. Simply a must have if you LOVE sandbox games. No doubt about it.
P.S: Pre-order this game in gamestop or ebgames and you get the signature weapon from the original game and a monster truck. It is probably the most biggest cheapest and strongest revolver I have used in a video game, I think it might be because it is upgraded to the max.