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Just Cause 2 Preview from E3

Game I Was Most Surprised By at E3: Just Cause 2

With E3 being such a big expo, it's a challenge to keep all the games you see straight. But one game I can't stop thinking about is Just Cause 2. Although I haven't played the first installment of the franchise, I'm really surprised at how much I'm looking forward to the second title in the series. If you aren't familiar with the it either, let me break it down for you: you play as Rico Rodriguez, a CIA Black Ops agent assigned to the tropical island of Panau to overthrow an evil dictator, as well as find and confront his former boss, Tom Sheldon.

Sounds kinda run-of-the-mill so far, yeah? Well think again. Since Just Cause 2 won't be out until next year, a handful of press members were treated to a demo of the game by one of the developers at E3, and although he is obviously a pro at it, it just showed us the potential that this game has to be freaking awesome. Find out why I liked it so much, and why I think you will too when you read more.


Just Cause 2 is a solid third-person shooter, but it has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Not only do you get to use a parachute, grappling hook, and some seriously cool weapons, but your over 300 side missions (on a huge map landscape that has you utilizing the entire island for gameplay) are to basically wreak havoc on your enemy's military bases and blow stuff up. And who doesn't want to blow stuff up every once in a while? Plus, riding on the roof of a car to fight off your advisories while your partner drives through a jungle island is also kinda awesome. The demo was short and sweet, but by the time I left the room, I was sold.

This may not be the game you're used to playing (from what I can gather, the controls are going to be pretty involved since you have so many weapons), but you may want to step out of your comfort zone and give this one a shot. Just Cause 2 will be out in early 2010 for your Xbox 360 and PS3 systems.

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