I tried out, "Just Cause 3" for a few hours. I had a Redbox game-rental credit and a bit of time to spare, so I gave it a shot. I have some varied thoughts that don't really make a cohesive blog post so much as form an assortment of opinions/read like the ramblings of a madman. Let's share some.
|This is Rico.|
You don't really need to know anything else to have fun.
The overall graphics in the game are fine, but my word the explosions are beautiful. The effects of all the things that can be destroyed getting destroyed are gorgeous. From fuel tanks exploding to helicopters turning into flaming comets of doom, everything just looks so good when it catches fire.
On the the subject of buildings crumbling, it is kind of funny and odd that when it is something that is owned by the evil dictator you can easily blow it up, but much of the rest of the land's building are essentially invulnerable. For some reason I can make a huge satellite dish go boom, but a small pueblo won't do it too. Before anyone argues that is done because your character is a hero who wouldn't hurt innocents, I would like to point out early in the game it is stated that Rico can blow up whatever he wants as, "We'll rebuild it," and people hate the dictator so much folk don't care how many things gets ruined in an effort to destroy the enemy's statues, wind turbines, etc. I suppose it would be too heavy on the processing and technical side to have everything be possible to destroy, but a man can dream.
Shooting your guns is a fine game mechanic, it doesn't impress too much; it isn't awful either, though. The enemy AI is horrible though and even though this is an incredibly violent game it has a really cartoony-feel, like when Elmer Fudd shoot's Daffy's beak around his head with a shotgun--its really absurd and feels more silly than it does gruesome.
|Any game where you grapple onto a plane and snatch it mid-flight is worth a try.|
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