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Aydin

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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 10:31:18 AM »

Alright, after burning it 3 times, I finally got a disk that wasn't gay and it worked.

I've played like 3 missions, which were fun, the controls are quite strange to someone used to GTA, the camera doesn't move with you when you run left/right, you gotta do that yourself, the vehicle physics feel very strange, some cars (the generic car you find all over the place) feel like they're stuck on the road, while others (the fucking tank) seem to jump in the air at even the sight of a small rock. The weapons don't seem to have any sort of an accuracy system, it's sort of spray and pray, but you do get a general idea of the firing cone after a while. The framerates were not bad for a PS2 game with this quality, and it managed to get bloom down good and not looks like shit.

Blowing shit up is fun, even if the destruction physics are slightly crippled (basically, instead of seeing the building fall into several gibs of it's former self, you just see tons of smoke, and then in the cover of the smoke it changes to the 'destroyed' model and spews out some debris), yet it still manages to be fucking fun blowing up mansions with a tank.

you have to take into account the "PS2 Port" factor.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008, 12:42:07 PM »

Actually what he said hits the nail on the head for the PC version too.

I have it and played it in coop mode and it is definately fun but controls are badly ported for the mouse and the enemy AI is more stupid than in hl1 but not really noticeable when you are in an enemy base and are blown into smithereens by tanks,choppers and rocket launchers.  ;D

I would definately recommend GTA4 first if you are a singleplayer person and then when it gets a bit cheaper buy mercs2

But in Coop I think I never had this much fun, its a perfect coop game but it also has its problems or atleast my friend has crashing problems with the game.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2008, 02:28:16 PM »

and the enemy AI is more stupid than in hl1...

They put nades on the ground and then sit there and take cover, too?
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2008, 02:47:25 PM »

No actually they can handle grenades a bit better than the soldiers  ;D

I just meant that the AI is not very smart because often they dont even shoot at you even if you stand in front of them, it takes a while for them ^^

Also noticeable if you have a gunner in your car.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2008, 04:03:41 PM »

Hmm, the AI is good in the PS2 version, they used the cover well and when I got in a tank, they ran to the nearest machinegun turret or bunker.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2008, 08:34:44 PM »

I just got mine today, gonna try it out.  ;D


EDIT: WTF is with the civie cars! They're like big ass rocks stuck on the ground and the turning is HORRIBLE....

By the way, how do I get to HQ in 5 minutes when the bunker buster can't destroy the big bunker doors?.. 5 minutes isn't enough.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008, 12:28:15 PM »

Best way is taking an enemy helicopter and fly to the HQ, thats how I did it with a friend, but even with a helicopter time is short.  ;)
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 01:53:29 PM »

I tried that and got raped by enemy AA vehicles.  :P

I finished the story too, too short I wasted cash for the PS2 version.  :'(

EA made it too short.... Hate em..
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2008, 04:23:03 PM »

EA made it too short.... Hate em..

As much as I hate EA games and -love- bashing them....

*shrug*

I don't think they actually made the game, just published/marketed it.

Sure, EA sux hard.
Sure, EA has their dirty paws in the game.

But they didn't make it.
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Re: Mercenaries 2
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 05:27:08 PM »

Well yeah its short if you only do story missions but I think its the replayability factor of the game that they were aiming for because you can work for whoever you want but not for everyone at the same time.

And like in GTA there are some things that you can do like destroy every Advertisement or collect all spare parts and destroy enemy buildings to unlock weapons, vehicles and such things.

But yeah Only the missions are the real fun part of the game.
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