Zero Punctuation: Mercenaries 2

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Russian Redneck:

yourkie1921:
Please, no more MMO's.

Fuck, man! Since when has it mattered what kind of game Yahtzee reviews? Honest to Pete.

I tend not to like his MMO reviews as much as I like the other ones and for every MMO yahtzee reviews 10% of the escapist leaves.

Haha great review as per usual. Oh by the way, love that you let Octale and Hordak use your NOOOOO attack, awesom dude!

Wait, where the hell are my ads? I specifically come here for the ads. How else am I suppose to know what to buy? Now I feel cheated.

And confused.

And afraid...

lol, FFXI does that whole "Stockpile" thing. Every job-class in the game has its own special ability that you get at level 1. This ability is known as a "two-hour" ability because of its ridiculously long cooldown timer of 2:00:00. Of course, it's not often people use these because it's stockpiled, and in the cases it's really necessary, no one seems to use them anyway, because you just don't remember they exist.

gamer_award:
Jesus I wated The Force Unleashed not this.

Funny, I wanted to see him rip up World of Warhammer

Great review this time round, a lot better compared to your other ones.

Mercs 2 was sort of fun, but had some incredibly annoying missions. Not that they were hard, but the AI kept killing the hostages one way or another. I think the best way to sum this game up is to say it was made by EA GAMES. That's always a red flag for me. Sure it might be worth renting for a day or two, but you will probably get sick of it after a couple hours.

By the way, in Mercs 2, money is so easy to come by that you might as well just use the airstrikes even when you don't think you'll need them. They are great for clearing out bases if you have the laser guided ones with a large tank or bunker buster, which costs about 500,000 each. Not too bad considering all the money you make. Funny thing is, you can buy airstikes from each faction and then have them drop the bombs on their own people! =D

Shiuz91:
I think i figured out why Yahtee hasn't reviewed SW:TFU. He must have enjoyed it and he can't think of any funny big problems with the game. Also this review was awesome.

I dont think that would stop him from doing a review, becouse if you remember his orange box and phyconauts reviews, he really liked those games and the rewiew was still just as good as any other ones.

Yay!!!! A return to the greatness of.........3 weeks ago. This is the kind of rewiew that everyone was looking foward to.

You're not reviewing The Force Unleased just becouse we keep mentioning it aren't you Yahtzee?

Are you like waiting for stalker to be completly bug less before reviewing it or you just wont review it?! Because, you know its a great game ( IMO ) and Im curious to know what you are thinking about it.

On another note, I havent played merc 2 since I played merc 1 and as I can see, its the very same thing as the firts one. So I didnt miss much.

That is all.

over.

Just wondering: Why does everyone hate The Force Unleashed? It didn't seem like that bad of a game to me. No bugs, the quick-time events actually made sense(when the game told you to push "Y" the guy actually shot lightning instead of doing something totally unrelated), the force powers were fun, the boss fights were challanging, and it gives us some part of the story between the originals and the prequels.

The wookies in the first level were so retarded that it was funny though.

Great review. I felt like the last fiew were a bit lacking, but you're on point with this one.

logan494:

TheHecatomb:
You're late.

No, You're late. And this game does suck balls.

Didn't you watch the review? The game is fun!

Everything he said about the game is absolutely correct.

UltraBlumpkin:
By the way, in Mercs 2, money is so easy to come by that you might as well just use the airstrikes even when you don't think you'll need them. They are great for clearing out bases if you have the laser guided ones with a large tank or bunker buster, which costs about 500,000 each. Not too bad considering all the money you make. Funny thing is, you can buy airstikes from each faction and then have them drop the bombs on their own people! =D

Well, if your a nit like me then you're too fixated with the concept of earning 1 Billion dollars to even buy the bunker busters.

FYI - MOAB on the tin shed shanty town = awesome

It sounds like mercenary's 2 is just like mercenary's 1

Not a single person has mentioned that there was no way of getting out of water unless there is a ladder, a boat, or a really low tide! Most broken and stupid game of this year.

*waits outside for Yahtzee*

At least I can finish Bionic Commando, Ben.

I'd like to see how he would try to defend his position on first-person shooters. The only things that have changed since the days of Doom are:
- fully 3D character models
- speech
- physics engines that consist of more than just a gravity variable.
- enhanced lighting techniques
- the ability to aim in all directions

Apart from those five things (three of which are basically cosmetic), first-person shooters are basically the SAME games they have been since Doom. You still have to solve puzzles / find keys to progress. You still have to fight nigh endless hordes of carbon-copy malevolent forces. Hardly anything has changed. It's almost like FPS game developers are afraid of even nudging the envelope... lest they shatter the formula that has proven successful since *gasp* the days of DOOM.

People talk about HL2 as if it was a revolution in gaming. It wasn't. It was a standard-fare shooter with a good physics engine and up-to-date graphics, now dated, trying to be HL1 (which, while unique in a sea of Doom clones, was still not "revolutionary" as the basic gameplay stayed EXACTLY the same). There are other FPSs with gameplay that's more in depth and flexible, such as Deus Ex, Thief, and Metroid Prime, to name three off the top of my head, and it's a shame that so much praise is showered on the HL series when there are much better games out there...

Honestly I don't think he was hard enough on this game. Mercenaries 2 was one of the most pretentious, broken and depressingly short games I've played in quite a while.
You get hold of these things called "Nuclear Bunker Busters" at the end, before I used them I was trying to find a vantage point ages away from my target, thinking "well it's Nuclear, I doubt standing thirty metres away from it is going to be very healthy."
But unfortunately the range of the laser designator is only thirty metres, so I had to stand right next to it. And I wasn't hurt, my Swedish guy just covered his eyes and said "oh bother, this bright nuclear explosion is really quite an annoyance, I sure hope it dissipates soon." When I could actually see again the bunker in question was slightly cracked, but for some reason all the surrounding trees (which can be destroyed by wayward cars veering off the road) were all still standing. This supposedly Nuclear weapon has a damage radius of about twenty metres. Couple that with the very short range from which you can call one in, and you end up with having the exact same thing happen each time.
Bomb comes down, big flash of light, sometimes able to see the outline of a mushroom cloud through the brightness, and then your vision returns and you see that only the building you targeted is damaged, the others (in a tightly packed city street) are all fine.
When I heard that you could get nukes I figured that meant I could stand on a far away hill and watch as a ,mushroom cloud signalled the defeat on an entire city. Not only is the damage it causes pathetic, but I can't even see what little damage it is doing due to the (inescapable) bright light.

Now my only fear is that if I continue bad mouth this most heinous of games in the other forums, that I will automatically be seen as blindly picking up Yahtzee's banner of scorn and dancing around like a sheep.
I should go back and bookmark all the previous posts I have made about this game... just in case, then I can shove them (and more importantly the date of said posts) in whoever's face it is needed to be shoved.

TheHecatomb:
You're late.

And for this he must die.

Nice use of first post btw. Very constructive/supportive. Let me try:

Its'a review.

i laghed so hard when he talked about the THICK AI HAHAAHAHAHAHA

OuroborosChoked:
*waits outside for Yahtzee*

At least I can finish Bionic Commando, Ben.

I'd like to see how he would try to defend his position on first-person shooters. The only things that have changed since the days of Doom are:
- fully 3D character models
- speech
- physics engines that consist of more than just a gravity variable.
- enhanced lighting techniques
- the ability to aim in all directions

Apart from those five things (three of which are basically cosmetic), first-person shooters are basically the SAME games they have been since Doom. You still have to solve puzzles / find keys to progress. You still have to fight nigh endless hordes of carbon-copy malevolent forces. Hardly anything has changed. It's almost like FPS game developers are afraid of even nudging the envelope... lest they shatter the formula that has proven successful since *gasp* the days of DOOM.

People talk about HL2 as if it was a revolution in gaming. It wasn't. It was a standard-fare shooter with a good physics engine and up-to-date graphics, now dated, trying to be HL1 (which, while unique in a sea of Doom clones, was still not "revolutionary" as the basic gameplay stayed EXACTLY the same). There are other FPSs with gameplay that's more in depth and flexible, such as Deus Ex, Thief, and Metroid Prime, to name three off the top of my head, and it's a shame that so much praise is showered on the HL series when there are much better games out there...

The big to-do over the original Half Life was the fact that wounded enemies would not just stand there and take abuse, but run around a corner and ambush you. This was not in the original doom... nor was the level of interaction with the environment, emphasis on mobility and jumping, vehicle sections, a workable and mildly intiguing storyline, secondary damage effects....

Come to think of it the only thing modern FPSs have in common with DOOM is being first person, having guns, and having health and ammo on the ground.

Bless you, sir! The last couple reviews, while scathingly accurate, have just not seemed quite as funny. This one is right back on form.

I especially love the Irish helicopter pilot. JAYSIS BEGORAH! Gets me every time.

Definately a much better review than the previous few. Relaying weird things that happened in-game are much funnier than forcing humor, (which I'm not totally convinced Yahtzee is finished with doing).

Loved it this week bloody hilarious. *smiles*....now off to unforgotten realms....

Better than the last couple I have to say. Very good altogether, and I love the final closing quips.

ElephantGuts:
You've got to try coop.

you've got to try pouring lemon juice and salt into your eyes coz thats what merc's 2 graphics engine does to yo eyeballs cuzzzz

im not to sure if he like this game. he said it was fun, but he said a lot of bad stuff about it.

I think Mercenaries are a good addition to the world of gaming.

Storyline THATAWAY >>>

<<< Depth THATAWAY

Blowing shit up here. Stay or move on, s'up to you.

Vromnir:

Shiuz91:
I think i figured out why Yahtee hasn't reviewed SW:TFU. He must have enjoyed it and he can't think of any funny big problems with the game. Also this review was awesome.

I dont think that would stop him from doing a review, becouse if you remember his orange box and phyconauts reviews, he really liked those games and the rewiew was still just as good as any other ones.

TFU is one of the easiest games to rip into in a long time..

bigWilly:

ElephantGuts:
You've got to try coop.

you've got to try pouring lemon juice and salt into your eyes coz thats what merc's 2 graphics engine does to yo eyeballs cuzzzz

*sigh* I never wanted to be exposed to this kind of idiocy on the escapist. People like you are the reason that all games must now have a brown tint.

No, that's just shit. Games haven't really been there for about eight years.

Heroic One:
It... it actually WALKED OFF the building? Wow.

That's damn impressive AI.

Clumsy AI like that makes for great stories years down the road when reminiscing about games of ole. Joking with friends about funny things that have happened in games is one reason why I secretly enjoy playing poorly-made games. You just can't get comedy like that from a good game. :D

Edit: Also, where's our Force Unleashed review? :3

Great review.

And the ads will be back and I'll tell you why: Because things tend to cost money in the real world and especially the people bitching and moaning the loudest about it are the people the least likely to pay for the content if they were given this alternative.

Nothing beats spoiled and ungratefull internet retards, demanding everything should be free, free of ads and of course exactly what they want. Unfortunatly no one beats them. With a big lead pipe.

very good, i liked your "steal the enemy helicopter so they don't recognise me" plan, shame it didnt work.

Glad you got rid of the Ads.

The only thing that makes mercenaries 2 fun for me it's that i live in venezuela so it fells somewhat terapeutic to blow all my neihborgs to tiny wee pieces

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