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Mercenaries Member Review for the PS2

Lakerol By:
Lakerol
02/21/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER LucasArts 
DEVELOPER Pandemic 
RELEASE DATE  
T Contains Mild Language, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Merceraries: PS2

I'm a little confused about the A and A+ from our fellow gamers.  But everyone is entitiled to their own opinion. Freedom of Speech, and all that.

The game is pretty stright foward, pick a mercerary and start blowing stuff up.  Each character has a strenght or weakness, speed over strenght, and a mixture of both.  What makes the game fun is the almost everthing can be blown up. From people, to buildings, to cars. FUN!

There are many ways to do this, rifles, gernades, air strikes. You name it, you can probably use it. 

The game has a very GTA feel to it, with the free motion and the use of vehicals.  While you are bascially able to kill anything you wish, the game keeps you in check with a balance of factions, and loss of money if any non-coms are iced.

This with the touchy controls, and crappy save option makes for some flaws in merceraries resume.  The aiming and movement alone make this game extremly difficult to play while under fire. Most players find it easer just to move and shoot, instead of aiming for the enemy.  So much for the 3rd person Shooter experience.

The camra makes for some difficult gameplay.  Having to constantly move the camra to make sure your not getting run over from behind makes for a cheap kill tatic. Thus comes the save feature. Normally, it works well, with your player respawing at a local medic... While on those speical missions, that feature goes down the crapper. Dying on one of main missions results in a total restart of the ENTIRE mission.  You are not able to save on these.

This is more annoying than anything. Thus, why cheat codes were developed.

This game is fun, challanging and the weapons are awesome. Nothing like dropping a fuel-air bomb on some North Koreans.

But, the controls need serious work, along with the camra and savin feature.

Plus, the game gets boring after a while. Doing the same type of side mission over and over, becomes old real fast.  New location, same mission, four seperate times.

No thanks. I've got a life to live.

Also, there is no muiltplayer, and thats a stepback in today's gaming area.  Having online play with this game would have been something to see. Air-bombs everywhere.

On a final note... This game preaches the use of nucelar weapons.. And you don't even get to use one!? That alone is a rip off!

 


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