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Explodotron - 2010-04-09

It's like playing a movie!

vissarion - 2010-04-09

Specifically, this movie


WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2010-04-09

I usually skip cutscenes in games like the, but the voice-acting is so incredibly bad every cutscene is a riot. The first time I met the drunk Swedish ex-pat who's accent changes between every line I knew this was something special.

StanleyPain - 2010-04-09

One time I pulled some insane kill of a Colonel and laughed after I did it and the guy in the game laughed at the same time almost the same way and that kinda creeped me out.

pineapplejuicer - 2010-04-09

I was playing it last night and it started to thunderstom in the game literally at the exact instant a thunderstorm began outside. The game knows!

Cleaner82 - 2010-04-09


Goddamn it they should be paying me instead.

Charles - 2010-04-09

Agreed. Take these stars.

StanleyPain - 2010-04-09

It's also important to note that this whole game is basically about destroying the infrastructure of a small country in a way that will very likely make life 50 times worse for most of its citizens. There's something both funny and weirdly tragic about that.

oddeye - 2010-04-09

Pretty much. Also the reason you do this is so you can put your own US-Friendly puppet government into place.

The end of the game though.... dear god.

How the fuck does one nuke blow up an entire oilfield?? What exactly has he achieved by blowing up "the largest" oil reserve in the world?

Cleaner82 - 2010-04-09

Basically you play a terrorist. I know that I don't care about that, but what shocks me is that nobody else does either.

pineapplejuicer - 2010-04-09

one of my good friends and i have always referred to the so called "sandbox" genre as terrorism simulators. previously the much maligned but actually quite good WW2 game "the saboteur" was the most accurate current-gen terrorism simulator (Postal 2 notwithstanding). you got to play a wisecracking irishman blowing up infrastructure and killing nazis in occupied paris with cool sin city inspired graphics and climbing stolen straight from assassin's creed. plus you can fucking shoot down zeppelins resulting in a fiery whale-song cataclysm as they crash to the ground.

but the instant i parked a van laden with explosives next to a propaganda speaker on a busy city corner, walked away casually, and swung the camera around for a dramatic closeup of rico as he pressed the detonator, i knew the saboteur had been dethroned. giant explosion, civilian casualties, police, helicopters, etc. etc. incredible.

if you enjoy terrorism simulators and ever see The Saboteur for or under grab it, highly underrated game.

Syd Midnight - 2010-04-09

That's part of the fun of Jagged Alliance 2, by the end you've done more damage and rape and looting to the people than the Queen ever did. If you're playing it right.

Explodotron - 2010-04-09

I just bought Freedom Fighters for the umpteenth time (once for GC, once for PS2, thrice for Xbox). I absolutely love that game. If someone can let me know how this (Just Cause 2) compares to it, both in terms of gameplay and story, you will have yourself a sale.

memedumpster - 2010-04-09

Five for Freedom Fries!

pineapplejuicer - 2010-04-09

i loved the shit out of freedom fighters back in the day, but i can't really say its similar to JC2 in the name of selling you the game. you were actually a terrorist in FF, an american terrorist, it was an integral part of the plot. in JC2 you're working for an american agency called "the agency" (huh huh) so you're more of a secret agent doing secret agent badassery (gadgets, vehicles, guns, etc) than the leader of a small resistance group based out of the sewers.

that being said, JC2 is a vastly superior game in my book. technology is a huge part of it because i think its been 6 or 7 years since FF came out, but the mechanics of the game work so goddamn well. the physics are goofy and cartoony (see the "airplane ballet" video) but never feel out of place because the entire world is built to accommodate moments of action based insanity. the grappling hook is a revelation and something i hope every open world game from here out copies, and it facilitates choice.

you're speeding along a bridge, trying to outrun enemy soliders. you can stunt jump onto the hood of your car and shoot the driver of the chase car. you can stunt jump onto the hood of your car and shoot the front tires out, causing the car to flip violently end over end. you can tether the car to teh ground with your hook, so the entire thing gets stuck and allows you to escape. or, you can get out, kill off the pursuers, tie one end of your rope to a survivor and the other end to the edge of the bridge and watch him dangle for a few seconds before you cut him loose and send him to his death.

basically its the best choose your own adventure game ever. by far. but i can't in good faith say its that similar to freedom fighters if you're primarily concerned with actually BEING a terrorist in the plot. the saboteur, the other game i mentioned above, definitely is because you're part of the french resistance in paris during the nazi occupation, so you might want to check that out if youre in it for the story. but i haven't talked to anyone who bought JC2 and doesn't love it, plus there's a demo you can hop on xbox live/PSN and check out first.

i need to stop writing goddamn essays in the comments.

Explodotron - 2010-04-10

Sounds cool. If I come into a few extra bucks, I'll pick it up. Otherwise, I'm saving my pennies for Red Dead Redemption. I never played the first one, but this one reminds me a lot of Gun, which is another favorite of mine (when I'm bored and have 6 hours to kill, in goes Gun). Check out the multiplayer doc on Gametrailers or where ever.

You can form posses!

Oh, and don't worry about writing your essays. Video games is serious business.

BHWW - 2010-04-09

I see him having similar one-liners throughout the game: "Try transporting yourselves through the air now, you airplane jerks!"

"Try living instead of lying on the ground full of bulletholes now, you soldier jerks!"

Cleaner82 - 2010-04-09

You can't ride a bike whilst it is on fire stupid child!

StanleyPain - 2010-04-09

Ghost stars....

Camonk - 2010-04-09

That and co-op are the only two possible improvements left to make

Explodotron - 2010-04-09

Co-op is basically the only multiplayer mde I'm interested in anymore.

oddeye - 2010-04-09

Yeah a co-op mode would be nice, espcially considering all the vehicles with turrets and such.

kwash - 2010-04-09

I've played this, and can safely say that this is among the best voice acting in the game.

kwash - 2010-04-09

I'm sorry, I meant "sadly say."

Camonk - 2010-04-09

It's only sad until you hear Bolo Santosi. And whoever it is in charge of the Ular Boys who keeps calling you serdadu.

I love this game like its my wife.

TimbolinoBilchard - 2010-04-09

That wit is drier than a ninety year old's pussy.

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