Just Cause 2 is an amazing piece of art, most likely inspired by drugs and spiderman fans. In this game, you play as a fearless agent of some questionable federal agency. You are sent to the tropical island of Panau, a military based island, to find out if one of your agents that had vanished off the radar a couple weeks back had become rogue. In the process, you soon learn in order to do so you must team up with the 3 local gangs, the Roaches, Ular Boys and the Reapers.
Throughout the game, the player causes chaos, murders thousands of members of the Panau military, and learns how to effectively use a grappling hook device attached to your hand. The device in question is an amazing tool that allows you to propel yourself some great distance in a blink of an eye, melee people, and even hook your helicopter to the head of a statue, enabling you to tear it off.
|Yes we've stolen his head! Now what do we do with it...|
The main character that resembles spider man (his logo is a scorpion, not a spider) is named "Scorpio." Throughout the game, you complete a series of side-quests in the order of your choice, and each completed quest unlocks more, until you've caused so much chaos you unlock an "Agency Mission," which are the quests that make up the main plot of the game.
The people in this game are generally split into 3 categories. The innocent civilians, the police, and the main characters. The civillians are all unimportant background characters that don't do anything but yell at you when you run them over. They are all oriental, and can't seem to interact in any way other than fear. Main characters are the only people in the game with any personality at all. However, you only see them in cut scenes, making this game really just you and random bots. The police are all trigger happy men in red vests that tend to shoot you regardless what you do. In fact, on more than one occasion I've been shot at just for walking near a cop, or doing something just as harmless.
|Its like spider man, with guns and parachutes. How awesome is that?!|
In summary, this game is really just a great mathematical equation that looks something like this :
Spider man / 2 + [Grand Theft Auto ^ Better Graphics] - Physics = Just Cause 2. If we were to ask Avalanche Studios why they would make a game like this, their answer would probably be: "Just Cause...2."
Here's the official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhIgzW1kEdA
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