Just Cause 4 Catch All

I have never played the series but I am watching a Let's Play and it just seems like so much fun that I might have to pick it up. But it certainly isn't scoring very hight on Metacritic.

Anyone picked it up? Is it a buy, or wait for sale?

JUST CAUSE 4 Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - INTRO (Full Game)

I was hoping for a “Well, we know 4 is going to disappoint so here’s a 5 teaser trailer announcement right before 4 releases,” thread.

Why are there no console reviews of the game on Meta? Weird.

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The IGN review gave it a 7.9 saying it was a lot of fun, but didn't really add anything that wasn't included in previous games. I had a lot of fun with 2, but never finished it. I tried 3, but felt like it was more of the same. If you're new to the series, I'd say go for it.

Yes for some reason all the others have flown under my radar...which seems oddly appropriate considering the heroes main method of travel .

As I have bought very few AAA titles this year, and have loved the last two entries in the series, I went ahead and preordered it.

I might start playing it Wednesday. It has been bumped by the need to farm resources in a F2P game event.

I often question my priorities...

I haven’t played JC4 yet. I’ll probably wait until a deep sale. JC3 was kind of a disappointment.

If you want to check out the series, I recommend playing JC2. You can get it on sale for a couple bucks. It’s fantastic.

I liked JC3 fine - it was not quite up there with JC2 but it was still quite fun.

Not sure if I will ever get JC4: RPS Review

Never played any of the JC games before but I do like a good game of blowing things up but after reading the review from RPS above it appears this game needs quite a bit of work and is not worth it unless DEEPLY discounted.

I've read some bad game reviews from RPS but that one is one of the worst. I can literally feel the frustration flowing through the text. I think I'm going to stay far away from this game.

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Yeah I think I'll wait until it is patched up and deeply on sale. This looks pretty rough. And I say this as someone who was a big fan of the last two games.

tboon wrote:

I liked JC3 fine - it was not quite up there with JC2 but it was still quite fun.

Not sure if I will ever get JC4: RPS Review

That sounds horrible. I still haven't played JC3 because 2 was so perfect, but I may pick up 3 for relatively fresh destruction in exotic locales.

This though is a no-go.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
tboon wrote:

I liked JC3 fine - it was not quite up there with JC2 but it was still quite fun.

Not sure if I will ever get JC4: RPS Review

That sounds horrible. I still haven't played JC3 because 2 was so perfect, but I may pick up 3 for relatively fresh destruction in exotic locales.

This though is a no-go.

JC3 is really good if you like JC2. It is essentially MOTS but that is still fun. Just 'cause.

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That's incredible. I can't believe they paid for the rights to that song just for that!

The RPS review seemed very out of sync with the Eurogamer review. Both are sites I trust, though RPS lost its mojo when Kieron Gillen left. The scores for JC4 are all over the map. The particular RPS reviewer here is a person who .... doesn't seem to find the same sources of joy in games that I do.

I think the freeform combat in the JC series is kind of polarizing. Some people love it and others find it tedious.

I still haven't seen any really solid reviews of JC4 on the consoles and good console comparisons. I've seen a lot of complaints about graphical problems, though.

Here's the Digital Foundry console analysis video:

It sounds like some of the graphical complaints have to do with texture streaming and the image scaler.

*sigh*

I returned it today. I hope they can address the problems and I may try again down the line. In the meantime, I reinstalled JC3...

Well, having put several hours into the game, I will say, at least on the PS4, the game is fine. They made plenty of changes, which, unfortunately, hit many of things that were the most fun about the last two games. There are several changes people are complaining about that I think are getting overblown however as they are getting swept up in the idea that everything different in the game is terrible, like the capturing of territories and the grappling hook system.

Unfortunately, Just Cause's signature "blow sh*t up!" play style is mostly gone. There are still things to blow up, but it doesn't feel nearly as important as it did in previous games. Once you've destroyed enough to earn the soldiers to start capturing territories, it starts to snowball a bit, creating territories you can capture for zero soldiers, or less. Yes, you start to get territories that give you a soldier for capturing them. I haven't had to intentionally hunt down a destroy things for a while now.

The challenges aren't nearly as interesting or fun. They are either ridiculously easy or tedious.

I haven't gotten for enough yet to deal with the weather systems that are the super-weapon/macguffin of the game, other than having a helicopter hit by lightning once.

The game doesn't feel as pretty as the last one either. I think they tried to up the graphic realism, but ended up sacrificing the smoothness. The cut scenes sometimes seem chunky and objects drawing in the distance are sometimes distracting, a glaring problem for a game that prides itself on its large open world.

I don't know if destroying things becomes important again later in the game or if challenges become more interesting later (right now the latter, at lest, doesn't seem likely). It's an "alright" game, but certainly my least favorite of the three JC games I've played (never played JC1).