I was originally introduced to the Just Cause franchise three years ago, when Just Cause 3 hit consoles. It was an absolute blast running and gunning as grizzled hero Rico Rodriguez: The parachuting! The wing suit! The creative ways I came up with to complete missions and dispatch my enemies! It looks like Just Cause 4 is ready to follow in its predecessors footsteps with a delightful sequel that ratchets up the crazy even higher. This game goes to eleven, my friends. Now playing: Watch this: Just Cause 4 is like Breath of the Wild on crack 3:12 So how does Just Cause 4 change up the franchise? If you’re expecting a reinvention of the wheel, you’ll probably be disappointed; however, if you’re a fan of the series and hoping for more of the same (just cranked up), you’ll get what you’re hoping for. In my time playing, I was able to check out an early part of the game to get a feel for Rico’s loadouts and the gameplay, and then skip forward to later on for a full arsenal to play around with. The grappling hook is as fun as ever, and still integral to Rico’s kit. Attaching boosters and retractors to it made for some hilarious high jinks; at one point, I was able to fashion a sort of flying bus that I could steer around in the sky while shooting rockets at enemy satellites. We also watched a developer turn a seaside carousel into a fiery… [Read full story]
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