Just Cause 2 Catch-All

Thanks for the information guys. True to form, it was indeed a generator that I was missing in the power plant, and once I expanded my search radius beyond what I thought was the edge of the village I found some additional tyrannical fuel cylinders.

Puce Moose wrote:

Thanks for the information guys. True to form, it was indeed a generator that I was missing in the power plant, and once I expanded my search radius beyond what I thought was the edge of the village I found some additional tyrannical fuel cylinders.

Be careful to not go crazy though, as it is next to impossible to 100% the game as there a number of known glitches of some sort that keep you from destroying everything or something like that. I think that's what it is. Anyways, you'll notice that the 'perfectionist' achievement is for only 75%.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Puce Moose wrote:

Thanks for the information guys. True to form, it was indeed a generator that I was missing in the power plant, and once I expanded my search radius beyond what I thought was the edge of the village I found some additional tyrannical fuel cylinders.

Be careful to not go crazy though, as it is next to impossible to 100% the game as there a number of known glitches of some sort that keep you from destroying everything or something like that. I think that's what it is. Anyways, you'll notice that the 'perfectionist' achievement is for only 75%.

I find it best to get in a helicopter and find things that way.Those few last generators are a pain, but so much easier to see from the air.

I've been amused with some of the faction mission descriptions as well; Chinese businessman named Lee Ho Fook, indeed! Nice to see some Warren Zevon fans amongst the game designers. I was also rather pleasantly surprised by the ancient island dead cannibal soul-monsters/Bermuda triangle mission - a nice change of pace from the usual stronghold raids, as well as some cheeky commentary by Rico.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Be careful to not go crazy though, as it is next to impossible to 100% the game as there a number of known glitches of some sort that keep you from destroying everything or something like that. I think that's what it is. Anyways, you'll notice that the 'perfectionist' achievement is for only 75%.

Yep, I visited the official forums and apparently there's a bug where 100% is impossible to achieve due to an invisible water tower.

I find it best to get in a helicopter and find things that way.Those few last generators are a pain, but so much easier to see from the air.

The helicopters are great; I've even used them in a couple of missions in which I think you were supposed to use a land vehicle (most recently one where you have to escort a doctor to a ski lodge to patch up one of Bolo's boy-toys.) The planes, though... those things seem nearly impossible to control.

The island residents crack me up sometimes as well; sometimes I like to sit on a rooftop and watch the traffic go by. Once I saw a motorcycle driver stop abruptly to avoid hitting a pedestrian, which caused the guy in a taxi behind him to swerve and knock down a nearby tree to avoid hitting the cyclist. Well, the cyclist promptly got off of the bike, turned around, and yelled in an awesomely overly dramatic shriek 'You BASSTAARDD!!' at the Taxi driver, as if that was his own personal tree and the Taxi driver had cruelly knocked it down just to spite him. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a game since I discovered the wonderful applications of the rocket spear+trap in Bioshock 2.

Puce Moose wrote:

The planes, though... those things seem nearly impossible to control.

I found my first airport and hijacked a fighter jet of some kind. I tried to to some type of strafing run on the base I was trying to complete, but damn if I could even see anything as I flew by. Then I hit a tree and died.

How is the DLC? Any must have items?

Most of the DLC is 49 cents right now in the Steam sale. That's almost not worth thinking about.

Besides, how can you turn down a description like:

The usefulness of an oversized monster truck when destabilizing small countries is clearly evident.
tanstaafl wrote:

Most of the DLC is 49 cents right now in the Steam sale. That's almost not worth thinking about.

Besides, how can you turn down a description like:

The usefulness of an oversized monster truck when destabilizing small countries is clearly evident.

Actually I don't agree. Unless the monster truck has a giant gun on the back or fires missiles where the lights would normally be. Otherwise grappling gun/parachute suffice.

tanstaafl wrote:

Most of the DLC is 49 cents right now in the Steam sale. That's almost not worth thinking about.

Besides, how can you turn down a description like:

The usefulness of an oversized monster truck when destabilizing small countries is clearly evident.

I paid $0.49 a while back when they were on a similar sale for Rico's Signature Gun, and I regret it. Maybe the monster truck might be fun, but the extra gun I got was a pain w/ no ammo drops so I had to always use the black market for more ammo. I gave up on it rather quickly.

Just picked this up in the steam sale. So what are the best mods?

I know I'm a filthy skimmer

Picked up the game. An hour in I saw what appeared to be a blimp half way across the world. After about half an hour of flying in the crappiest helicopter ever I made it.

Spoiler:

There was a bumpin' ass party and strippers. Sadly I couldn't sink it.

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it.

Loving the over-the-top nature of the game, and just enjoying causing some (read: alot of) havoc.

syndicatedragon wrote:

How is the DLC? Any must have items?

The Black Market Aerial Pack DLC and Black Market Boom Pack DLC are the two I have and I like them. The Dual Parachute Thrusters are pretty sweet as is the Air Propulsion Gun ... though, yeah, it sucks to have to buy them from the Black Market.

garion333 wrote:
syndicatedragon wrote:

How is the DLC? Any must have items?

The Black Market Aerial Pack DLC and Black Market Boom Pack DLC are the two I have and I like them. The Dual Parachute Thrusters are pretty sweet as is the Air Propulsion Gun ... though, yeah, it sucks to have to buy them from the Black Market.

I wasn't sure about the Boom pack. Bought the Aerial and some of the other vehicles.

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

Picked up the game. An hour in I saw what appeared to be a blimp half way across the world. After about half an hour of flying in the crappiest helicopter ever I made it.

Spoiler:

There was a bumpin' ass party and strippers. Sadly I couldn't sink it.

No, but if you

Spoiler:

base jump from the top of it, and hold-off on deploying your parachute until the very last second

, it's a picture-perfect way to get an Achievement.

I have nothing to contribute to this thread other than I'm excited to get my new computer specifically to play this game

Puce Moose wrote:

The planes, though... those things seem nearly impossible to control.

I found this to vary significantly from plane to plane. I was horrible with some of them, but there is a fighter jet that you can steal from an air force base in the top center portion of the map that was incredible to fly. Some of the most fun I had in the game was zipping down the one central river valley darting under bridges. If I remember right, I also liked the little spy jet that you could summon from the black market guy later in the game.

This discussion kind of makes me wish I would have bought this instead of renting, but then I look over at my humongous backlog and I just can't justify picking it up even for the super cheap prices it is going for now.

Planes would be a thousand times easier to control if the game had some damn yaw controls. As it is turning planes is a huge pain.

EriktheRed wrote:

Planes would be a thousand times easier to control if the game had some damn yaw controls. As it is turning planes is a huge pain.

But it still makes the skydiving challenges look like a cake walk.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
EriktheRed wrote:

Planes would be a thousand times easier to control if the game had some damn yaw controls. As it is turning planes is a huge pain.

But it still makes the skydiving challenges look like a cake walk.

No sh*t. I never managed to complete any of them.

I'd settle for some basic instrumentation on the planes; it's difficult to tell if you are climbing, diving or flying level in some cases. I've given up ever landing one; I just aim it at the nearest structure then bail out.

tanstaafl wrote:

I just aim it at the nearest structure then bail out.

I think we are understanding how they designed the game to be played now

I love flying the jumbo jets into the random city buildings (as negative as the implications of that are) but the aftermath is always kinda boring.
WTB Red Faction destruction.

I know I sound like a douchebag, but I loved doing the freefall challenges and didn't find them challenging at all. Just don't forget you can use your chute. For flying challenges - call in cheap helicopter from the black market guy. It's fast enough to complete any of them.

Started JC2 last night.

The accents... they BURN.

tanstaafl wrote:

I'd settle for some basic instrumentation on the planes; it's difficult to tell if you are climbing, diving or flying level in some cases. I've given up ever landing one; I just aim it at the nearest structure then bail out.

I really tried to land the plane for that one mission where you're given the option to spare the hacker's life after recovering the data - if you can land the plane. I made a gentle water landing, but the plane still sort of exploded. I like to think he's out there somewhere clinging to a flotation cushion.

Deadmonkeys wrote:

The accents... they BURN.

Like everything else in the game, I think they're supposed to be over the top. I am in love with Bolo Santosi.

Ninjas? Seriously...there are god damn ninjas in this game? Assuming they weren't just a one off and that they will show up again, is there an easy way to take care of them? I got tired of shooting them a couple of times and having them disappear so I pulled out the rocket launcher that I just so happened to have and blew them up but I doubt I will always have a rocket launcher handy in the future.

This game is starting to get a little annoying. I just took out a tiny town that had a gas station and a generator and there were helicopters on my ass. I don't want taking out one little town to become a 20 minute affair just because I have to take care of all the damn helicopters.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Ninjas? Seriously...there are god damn ninjas in this game? Assuming they weren't just a one off and that they will show up again, is there an easy way to take care of them? I got tired of shooting them a couple of times and having them disappear so I pulled out the rocket launcher that I just so happened to have and blew them up but I doubt I will always have a rocket launcher handy in the future.

This game is starting to get a little annoying. I just took out a tiny town that had a gas station and a generator and there were helicopters on my ass. I don't want taking out one little town to become a 20 minute affair just because I have to take care of all the damn helicopters.

Time to change up your tactics. When taking care of a gas station and such, grab the pickups and then get with explosions. Usually the alert level will drop down right away if there are no living enemies in view when you 100% a location. This is also true and helpful of the communication stations.

When I see an incoming helicopter, I 'm usually thinking, "great, a free attack helicopter!" Think of it as a gift, not an obstacle.