Condemned 2 Catch-All

Anyone else get the latest and greatest hobo killing simulator? You can decapitate them with a steam press now! Also killing someone with a toilet seat brings a special kind of joy.

Great game so far, if you found even a little bit of fun in the original, you'd do well to get this.

I've not played either one, but I've had sort of a peripheral interest in the series.

If it's not too spoilerific, can you play the game *without* doing all of the nasty CQC kills? Are you basically a good guy trying to right some wrong/unravel a mystery, or is it just random brutalization with a vague series of missions sprinkled about? (Most previews I checked out left me a bit confused.) I like the dark atmosphere in the bits I've seen (I love stuff like Silent Hill) , but I really can't get into the broken glass-to-the-eye, lead-pipe-to-the-pregnant-woman's-belly or cheese-grater-to-the-testicles kind of stuff, so I'm curious if the game can be played it in a more traditional FPS fashion.

Puce Moose wrote:

I've not played either one, but I've had sort of a peripheral interest in the series.

If it's not too spoilerific, can you play the game *without* doing all of the nasty CQC kills? Are you basically a good guy trying to right some wrong/unravel a mystery, or is it just random brutalization with a vague series of missions sprinkled about? (Most previews I checked out left me a bit confused.) I like the dark atmosphere in the bits I've seen (I love stuff like Silent Hill) , but I really can't get into the broken glass-to-the-eye, lead-pipe-to-the-pregnant-woman's-belly or cheese-grater-to-the-testicles kind of stuff, so I'm curious if the game can be played it in a more traditional FPS fashion.

You can't avoid the combat, it's very much an action game. A scary action game, but an action game nonetheless. You can skip the "fatalities" in Condemned 2 (they aren't present at all in the first one), they are there mostly for flavor.

I picked it up today, looks like you're the only one on my friend's list playing so far Sinatar I loved the first one (I always thought it was the best "launch" title and didn't get enough cred) so this was an insta-buy for me. I'm on the second mission now. I'm not sure what to make of the combo system, I guess I just have to get the hang of it. I'll reserve some judgement about it until I get more play time, but for now it's nice to be back in the ol' survival (well, action/survival) horror neck of the woods again.

Swat wrote:

I picked it up today, looks like you're the only one on my friend's list playing so far Sinatar I loved the first one (I always thought it was the best "launch" title and didn't get enough cred) so this was an insta-buy for me. I'm on the second mission now. I'm not sure what to make of the combo system, I guess I just have to get the hang of it. I'll reserve some judgement about it until I get more play time, but for now it's nice to be back in the ol' survival (well, action/survival) horror neck of the woods again.

The combo system gets a bit easier once you get some of the mission unlocks. You get moves that stagger the enemies more which makes it easier to land that final hit in the combo. Also make sure you use hook shots (left stick click + attack) as those tend to knock the enemies around pretty good.

I'm enjoying it so far. It seems to be on-par with the first of the of series and has some nicely added combat, combo, and forensic elements. I did try out some of the MP modes and it's rather mediocre. We'll need to set up a Condemned goodjer night to really give it a fair shot.

Yeah the forensics portion is way cooler than it was before, it's pretty fun stuff examining the scenes so far.

I thought the first one was a really fun game, I just rented it though. I'll probably rent this one eventually as well.

I'm on the level with the SCU office building and it's really a drag. I was having a blast up until the meeting with Rosa and I'm drudging through it hoping it's over sooner than later.

My biggest problem with the first one was that it had zero replayability. I eventually bought it for $10, played it through, and passed it on. Is it the same deal here, or is there a little more meat this time?

I played the last one twice, then again it was a launch title and it was pretty sparse back then. There is the multiplayer, I only got one match in and didn't know what the hell I was doing, but it seems better than most "tacked on" multi games. I'd say if you're not a big fan this is most certainly a rental, I loved the first one so I showed it with my bucks, because I want to see a third one

I feel dumb with the combos.. the fighting system is way more advanced, and there's a bit of a learning curve like learning a new fighting game. I'm getting the sh*t kicked out of me on the medium setting. But I gotta say, when you do pull off the moves, it feels damn good.