Thread: Official review thread

Official review thread

  1. #76

  2. #77
    Guys relax, Reviews are just opinions of people about a game. Some people like it, other hate it.

    But most reviews are good about this game, I'm sure Just Cause 2 will be the best sandbox game of the year!
    In Panama we had Just Cause for real in 1989

  3. #78
    Originally Posted by Danzaiver
    Guys relax, Reviews are just opinions of people about a game. Some people like it, other hate it.

    But most reviews are good about this game, I'm sure Just Cause 2 will be the best sandbox game of the year!
    Thats for sure, though it has two hard concurrents...

    Mafia II and Red Dead Redemption...

  4. #79
    Originally Posted by Tieze95
    WTF??
    GamePro gave it 60 !!
    They really dont know what fun is...
    Alright. The C*** that reviewed this didn't play it and I can tell.

    A few quotes:

    'Just Cause 2 is ostensibly an "open-world" game but that's an incredibly ill-fitting description for what is a very linear experience.'

    Wrong.

    'And once the main campaign is over there isn't much else to do other than explore the world for hidden collectibles.'

    Very Wrong

    'Also exasperating is the fact that you face off against the same handful of enemy types throughout the game.'

    Yes, they are called HUMANS... (and ninjas)

    This guy really annoyed me...
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  5. #80
    Originally Posted by Forsinain42
    Alright. The C*** that reviewed this didn't play it and I can tell.

    A few quotes:

    'Just Cause 2 is ostensibly an "open-world" game but that's an incredibly ill-fitting description for what is a very linear experience.'

    Wrong.

    'And once the main campaign is over there isn't much else to do other than explore the world for hidden collectibles.'

    Very Wrong

    'Also exasperating is the fact that you face off against the same handful of enemy types throughout the game.'

    Yes, they are called HUMANS... (and ninjas)

    This guy really annoyed me...

    Yea i didnt really read the review, im the kind of guy who jumps to the rating...

    But cmon, 60?
    Its ashame that they really count it in the metascore.

    Theres another Gamepro here in Germany, heres the review: http://www.gamepro.de/test/spiele/xb...2_test_p5.html

    THis rating should actually appear in the metascore.

  6. #81
    UK Gamespot review : http://uk.gamespot.com/xbox360/actio...opslot;title;1

    They gave it an 8.0

  7. #82
    1UP ** A

    ZTGameDomain ** 9.8 / 10

    Game Informer ** 9 / 10

    Eurogamer ** 8 / 10

    VideoGamer ** 8 / 10






    Play UK 87 / 100
    Games Master UK 86 / 100
    Edge Magazine UK 7 / 10


    ** = Only these sites count towards average score.

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    GamesRadar: 8 / 10 (http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/just-c...30113128807024)

    2 points less because there was no-cover sistem and no VTOL.

  9. #84
    Here's the Eurogamer review link - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ju...-review?page=1 - 8/10 as mentioned above

    And the Videogamer one one - http://www.videogamer.com/ps3/just_cause_2/review.html - also 8/10

  10. #85
    Here it is the one review that ussally fails or lives (IGN UK)

    8.7

    link: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/107/1079184p1.html

  11. #86
    Originally Posted by Schwarzenegger
    1UP ** A
    ZTGameDomain ** 9.8 / 10
    Game Informer ** 9 / 10
    Eurogamer ** 8 / 10
    VideoGamer ** 8 / 10

    Play UK 87 / 100
    Games Master UK 86 / 100
    Edge Magazine UK 7 / 10

    ** = Only these sites count towards average score.
    How do you come to that conclusion? If you look at the Metacritic page for the PC version, they have 5 reviews, including the Edge one. The average if you add all of them up is 81, which is the metascore on that page. They are not missing any of the scores out. This is a shame, I'd expect them to at least drop the highest and lowest scores to eliminate weirdness (specifcally Edge magazine!)

    Metacritic claims that:

    "The METASCORE is considered a weighted average because we assign more significance, or weight, to some critics and publications than we do to others, based on the overall stature and quality of those critics and publications."

    ... but their inclusion of Edge magazine's score seems to conflict with that statement. Edge may think it's significant, but it's really just a low distribution UK mag.

  12. #87
    AWeSOM GAME WOOHOO!!!!!

    Love flying around in mah AC 130-ish thingy

    Day and Night Effects Great too.

    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 out of 10
    Im a guy
    and- if any of u guys now- when is the official just cause 2 release date?

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  14. #89
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/re...-cause-2/63610 gametrailers review the gave it an 8.0

    lol Story was like 5.2 :S
    I got just cause 2 and i love it!!!!

  15. #90
    Guardian (UK newspaper's site) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...-2-game-review

    4 stars (out of 5) - They were "overwhelmed" by the vast size of the game but still rate it highly overall.

    Quote - "Its freedom is also its downside, as Just Cause 2 can feel overwhelmingly vast. Travel takes time, becoming tedious, and you're likely to be constantly sidetracked."

  16. #91
    Originally Posted by Johnny Tee
    Guardian (UK newspaper's site) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...-2-game-review

    4 stars (out of 5) - They were "overwhelmed" by the vast size of the game but still rate it highly overall.

    Quote - "Its freedom is also its downside, as Just Cause 2 can feel overwhelmingly vast. Travel takes time, becoming tedious, and you're likely to be constantly sidetracked."
    I guess they havent tried the extraction feature :P

  17. #92
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    Thanks everyone for the links and heads up on the reviews as they come out. Updated reviews posting.

  18. #93

    GameZone review

    Hey guys, not sure if this was posted or not but here is a review from GameZone, who gave it a 8/10 which is a pretty good score. I'll be getting it regardless because I loved the first one.
    http://ps3.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r34616.htm

  19. #94
    I thought this game was going to score horribly just for the lack of story, like Mercenaries 2. Looks like critics still know what fun is.

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  21. #96
    Originally Posted by M0RG0R0TH
    I thought this game was going to score horribly just for the lack of story, like Mercenaries 2. Looks like critics still know what fun is.
    Apart from the po-faced, joyless "videogame culture" bores at Edge magazine and the gibbering tools at Gamepro who come out with gems such as, "a mildly interesting diversion that won't fully fill the void left behind by superior titles like Red Faction Guerrilla"

  22. #97
    So across the board it's MOSTLY getting good reviews. But, IMO, the reviews aren't good enough.

    Anyone remember what the turd fest known as GTA4 was rated at? A perfect 10 pretty much across the board. And the game SUCKED! My memory of GTA4? This: "Hi, my names Niko, can I take you bowling, or to play pool, or to have something to eat?" That's GTA4. Friend dates. I wouldn't give it a 1/10 compared to JC2.

    And don't anybody worry about Gamepro, they're a bunch of liars who've been busted before, going back all the way to the SNES era in the 90's. Basically, Eidos/SquareEnix didn't pay them any money so they didn't even bother playing the game, they just wrote a review based on a 30 second video they watched of it on youtube. That's seriously what they do there; if the game company doesn't pay them $$$ to write a good review, they don't even play the game, instead they just make ***** up and trash it.

    IMO any site that gave GTA4 a higher rating than JC2 is bogus and not a word they say can be believed. Cuz clearly Rockstar paid all those sites/mags to review GTA4 so well, as it's a terrible game.

  23. #98
    So far the lowest score I have seen is Edge's score.
    But they gave SR2 a 5/10, and I thought SR2 was more fun than GTA4, which they gave a 10/10.
    I think Edge is easily swayed by presentation and popularity.
    JC2 is so much fun, I sometimes feel like we don't deserve games like it. lol

  24. #99
    Another Test from Germnany's Xboxdynasty.de:

    http://www.xboxdynasty.de/review/xbo...eview_704.html

    9/10

  25. #100
    Games tm magazine (UK magazine - check this thread to see the cover) gave Just Cause 2 a 7 out of 10: "still capable of brilliance, but still too sloppy".

    They were particularly annoyed with the voice acting ("It's a combination of dodgy accents, weird sound mixing, budget dialogue and intensely, maddeningly irritating noises that serves only to annoy") and the gunplay ("It's not a good shooter. Auto-aim has been replaced by twin-stick blasting, but there's no punch to the guns, and it's too easy to run out of ammo.")

    They loved the skydives, grappling hook and size of Panau.

    Incidentally, God of War III got an 8 out 10 in the same magazine (just to put the numbers in perspective).

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