Reviews by RobertBTipton

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'True Lies', anyone?

RobertBTipton | Dec. 13, 2013 | Review of Just Cause 2

This is a really cool game, if you like unrealistic, explosive third-person shooters. It’s kind of like GTA on steroids. The graphics are fantastic: really colourful, with lots of variety, and good animations. The storyline is pretty over-the-top, but that suits the nature of the game. Generally, the production values are all good, with solid audio rounding out the presentation. Since the game came out a while ago, it has had plenty of time for patching, and runs very well, on my system at least.

I also kind of like the political commentary – well, it’s not very subtle, but US foreign policy is shown here, albeit in action movie form... it reminded me of True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger, in terms of the ‘feel’ of the action set pieces. If you like the idea of playing a game with that sort of style, then you’ll probably enjoy this. I’m not giving it a perfect score, because although it’s quite good at what it tries to be, what it’s trying to be isn’t as fun, in my opinion, as some other really good games.