GameTrailers user Spallen has uploaded scans of the world's first review of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for the PS3 & Xbox 360.
I'll give this one a rental and see how it plays out. I loved the first one on my PS2 (played it all the time), so it's nice to see them bringing it into the next-gen. It's a shame they didn't do more with the gameplay, but the basic formula is still fun so I know i'll at least get some enjoyment out of it. Plus the nuclear bomb is worth the little bit of time spent with the game in itself!
I loved the first one as well, though I played it on the xbox. I actually preferred it to GTA series last gen. Also it was one of the rare good games that came out in January.
I'm never too interested in review scores, but it did seem a bit too much exactly like the previous installment for my wallet. I might enjoy it as a rental since I loved the first one though.
would have purchased this little baby if it had offline coop..
Guys, where are the scans?, so i can read the review too The ones from the forum was taken down :( Thx in advance :3
I thought that it does have offline co-op...I read somewhere that it has split-screen co-op. Edit:"Co-op Multiplayer: Whether split-screen or online you no longer have to go it alone. Invite a friend to jump in and help you fight your way to the top." Here is the link: http://www.futureshop.ca/ca... It is under "Features"
having the game here in my playstation i can say that it feels a lil half baked, its fun and all but the controlls and stuff isnt that great tbh. it feels like Just Cause with destructables. EDIT testing the split sccreen coop hold on SORRY mate no offline split screen coop mode, dbl checked every menu :(
Thanks for the heads-up about the split screen...that sucks...that is a definite let down! Bubbles for your help!
This is what happens when EA gobbles up developers - they acquired Pandemic after the first Merc. game and they also got Dice after Battlefield Modern Combat. Know we have two sequels to a great games (Mercenaries 2 and BFBC)that are half baked.
Usually don't say this but...Fu(k 'em!
7 is pretty much what i expected from this game. it wasn't a purchase for me. these kinds of games tend to get old fast.
Did you play the first one?
From what I've seen in trailers it looks like a 9/10. If it's anything like the first one it's bound to be one h3ll of an enjoyable game. Stupid reviewers...
some reviewers expecting TOO much from next-gen titles.. imo adding nex-gen graphics and some new features is enough for most of the original games like this.. Fans of the series will love this one too .. (hope so)
agreed while I probably am not going to buy this one, I am definitely going to rent. The first one was a blast and this one looks as though it followed suit.
From what I've seen, it looks loads better than the first one. I can't imagine any fan of the first not liking it.
i clocked the first one aroun 5 times da british asian women is da one
I'll say that too. Every game can't be MGS4. I saw this and was thinking; no cover system, graphics look last gen, but then I think I might be a little spoiled and I would probably still play the first one. So if there are any improvements it's worth a buy.
Reading the review, it sounds a bit like the reviewer was tired of playing games as a whole (rushing to meet review deadlines, not really playing for fun). Several places it says things like it's a lot of fun, undeniable joy... but in the end the score is low because it's too familiar and repetitive... You just said earlier you had fun, isn't that the point of gaming? People like that just need to step away from gaming for a while, go play any sport (like tennis, how repetitive and familiar is that?) and then come back to gaming later and refreshed.
Did it say anything about how online coop was handled? I want to know if the servers are dedicated or laggy. I hope they used PSN servers...
I'm kinda disappointed. 7 isn't a bad score but I was expecting more, specially considering the quality and awesomeness of the original.
I don't think this will be less enjoyable than the first one. The videos I've seen of it look amazing imo. There is a slight chance that the reviewer is an idiot and/or is saving his 9's and 10's for games with a larger marketing budget.
I'll wait for the big sites to start reviewing it. Magazine reviews generally mean nothing to me.
from leaving ps3 side and releasing it on our beloved dying console! Mr Bot
Never played the first one and to me, this doesn't look very ineresting. Although, does anyone know if there will be a demo put up for it?
well the game is a glitchy mess and not much has changed since the first game. i think it deserves a 7 (wot wud the game bin like without extra dev time)
Another flop for the ps3. OMG Mercenaries 2: 7/10 Too Human: 6.8/10 http://www.metacritic.com/g...
You do realize this is a multi plat game right?! LOL
LOL @blusoops. This guy just owned himself.
I'm just gonna take a guess here, but OPM usually reviews the inferior ps3version? You know, Original Playstation Magazine. If you have a link that shows the 360 version flopping, plz post it here.
A while back and expect it will be a good rental.
While I loved the first one, at the same time I did get bored with it. Shoot shoot, strafe strafe, blow up buildings, repeat. There's just not a whole lot of story or much to do... I may still get this one though. I love the commercial so goddamn much! "I will get my vengance! They will never end this mayhem!" "OH NO YOU DIDN'T!"
When we first seen this game it looked pretty awesome but now that we have seen games like gears of war 2, killzone 2, resistance 2, and fallout 3, this game doesnt look so hot anymore. Looks like it will be fun but I think im happy with BF2 for now.
This is only one review. And so what if it's a seven? I still can't believw how fvcked up this industry has become that a 7 out of 10 is bad. Mathematically, it is above average. People need to just relax about this AAA bullsh1t. Not every game has to be a 9 or a 10 for it to be good. Besides it's not even an exclusive. It's probably a good game, just not a great game. Sometimes good enough is just that: good enough. EDIT: Wow. I had no idea I was that popular to where I get disagrees for saying people need to calm down about reviews, especially on a multiplatform game.
Not trying to defend this because it's true what your saying, but if I were on a budget or I had to choose between games I might pass on a 7/10. If I wasn't interested and it was a 10 than I might give it a buy. For some a 7/10 isn't worth the $70. Right now I'm trying to decide between this and force unleashed, two multi plat games with same score and have their issues. I remember I was on the fence about MGS4 (because MGS3 didn't go down right for me.) But the 10/10 and the "The best game ever" sent me straight to the store to pre-order. Edit: And it was the best game ever on my 5th playthrough, they were absolutely correct.
i bought it last night (PS3 version), and here are my opinions after playing for about two hours. this is by no means a comprehensive assessment of the game, as i'm still at early stages. Graphics: 7.5/10. if this game had been released last year, it would have looked GREAT. it's in the same boat as HAZE, visually; the graphics are good, and clean, but dated. that year delay for Mercenaries 2 probably helped with tweaking the gameplay, but at the expense of the visuals. explosions look really good, but character animations, especially in cutscenes, are incredibly stiff and last generation. maybe i'm spoiled by games like Uncharted and Heavenly Sword, even GTAIV had more believable animations. i think a more stylized look would have helped this game, (somewhere between Team Fortress and Bioshock would have been nice), instead of trying to go for realism. also, the game has one of the coolest start menu screens i've seen in a long time. it just oozes style. if i have to give EA credit for one thing, it's their GUI screens. they always have polish (see, Burnout Paradise, Fight Night Round 3, etc). Controls: 8/10: the controls are responsive, and i haven't tweaked the settings, so i'm only playing on default. aiming is good in vehicles like tanks, and a little loose with guns. granted i haven't used many guns, and there's a bit of an auto-assist going on to help out. once again, i haven't tweaked any controls, so i'm not completely condemning them. let me put it this way; when i died in the game, it was MY fault, not the controls (i've only died twice, so far). Story: 8/10: so far, i'm digging the story more than the first, as it's a classic revenge tale, and i don't know, there's just something compelling about being wronged, then exacting your revenge by killing as many people as possible. voice acting is very good, dialogue is decent. no complaints so far, but again, i'm only two hours into the game. Gameplay: 8.5/10: the big one. if you like Mercs 1, you will like Mercs 2. so far, gameplay has remained fundamentally the same with the exception of being able to set fire to your surroundings, and blow up a nice number of buildings and homes. Venezuela is huge, but i haven't had much time to explore as i've been doing missions. speaking of, missions are in the same format as the last game; you meet a contact, and do jobs for them. being a Merc, you can ally with whomever you want, but if you want to keep all your contacts happy, you will have to find that balance between helping out rival contacts that keep both parties in your good graces. driving, shooting, making things go boom still has that Mercenaries charm, so i have no complaints here yet. since i plan on playing more of it over this weekend, i'll have a better opinion of the game by Monday. Overall: 8/10 (this IS an average) i loved the first Mercenaries, and besides the feeling of de ja vu (many of the sound effects, like accessing the PDA, and selecting support are identical to the first), i'm enjoying the first one. it doesn't have that "next gen" polish, but it's certainly fun, and clearly made for the fans. i haven't played co-op yet (naturally, since the game hasn't released yet, and my local gaming store got the game early), as no one on my friend's list has it yet, so those impressions will have to wait until Monday as well. so far, i'd recommend it, based off of your enjoyment of the first.
For the review. This means more than any site or magazine to me because it's a gamer's perspective, who has played the first one so your in the same position as me. All of your statements are valid and stuff I wanted to know e.g.(graphically spoiled eyes) and there are no fanboy comments, something gaming mags can't get away from. Oh, and BUBBLES!!!!
i'm glad the write-up was helpful. i'm still early in the game, so my thoughts could change, but so far, i'm digging it. it's just plain fun. and it doesn't have to be revolutionary to be fun. bubbles back at you!
Reviewer merely offer their opinion on games. Most non-gamers who own a PS3/360 rather play a movie based video game or Madden. Anyway, do you like blowing stuff up? Do you like shooting at people and driving tanks? Well this game might be for you. I stopped relying on reviews after middle school. Rent the damn game, and have your own opinions.
Lmao at Rampant.
i know this game is better than GTA 4 because GTA 4 sucked BA%%S way to overhyped but MERCS 2 SHOULD have a way better score
much lower than i expected.. i mean how many games let you drop a nuke on a city?
Let me cut and paste for you. From Blusoops "You do realize this is a multi plat game right?! LOL "
And no trophies for PS3........rental.
Is this out yet? If not when? I'm in Canada.
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