Friday, May 6, 2011

Why I love Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

A hundred dollar bill superimposed on an explosion? Sign me up!



Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is a game developed by the late Pandemic Studios. You may recognize this name if you've played the Star Wars: Battlefront series or The Saboteur. You're one of three mercenaries sent to Venezuela to rescue the leader of a Venezuelan uprising for a wealthy benefactor. However, when you try to retrieve payment, he pops a cap in your ass (No really, he shoots you in the ass, and they spare no expense to remind you at every possible moment). Now you're on a campaign of revenge against this benefactor so you can get what you deserve, while blowing as much shit up as possible.

Now I don't like this game because it is good. I like because of how bad it is! Airstrikes can pretty much solve any problems for you, so if you have some extra cash laying around, just buy a nuclear bomb, problem solved! Being able to survive falls from thousands of feet high and watching your million dollar helicopter plummet to the ground and fail in a catastrophic explosion is is one of the more satisfying things to do. Need money? Just swindle your coworkers out of theirs because their challenges are laughably easy and you can make them bet millions. There is a certain part in the game when you're supposed to escort a high profile CEO from the airport to his building in the city. Sure they give you a car, but ride in style! Just call in a helicopter and fly him to the building no problem! You can completely bypass everyone that is trying to kill him by flying over them.

Now let's talk technical problems. The vehicle spawners are sometimes broken so as you're driving around you may want to look out for cars and even tanks that come crashing on you from above because they spawned incorrectly and launched into the sky. The ragdolls are hilarious, if you hit a civilian with your car or armor piercing tank shell, you get to watch them either simply collapse, or fly to the moon Team Rocket style! Don't worry, they get right back up because civilians can't die! The AI's driving is ridiculous. If they aren't blatantly running into their fellow civilians, They're just driving right over traffic in an APC, so if you ever play, try and stop traffic for more than 3 seconds. Hilarity will ensue.

That's just some of the reasons I love Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. I definitely recommend picking it up because it will bring you hours and hours of laughter. The best part is is that it is Co-op, so laugh with your friends too! I'm sure you guys will find more to love than I have!

33 comments:

  1. Nice write up. I liked the first one, definitely gotta grab this one.

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  2. I like that song from the mercenaries trailer...anyone know what it was called?

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  3. @Garret It's "Oh no you didn't" It used to be on Pandemic's site, but that's gone. You may need to use an mp3 downloader

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  4. sounds really fun, reminds me of GTA gameplay: solve the problem however you want to

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  5. I've only played the first Mercenaries, I'll definitely try the second one now.

    Thanks.

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  6. OH NO YOU DIDN'T! Another underrated game that got shafted because of CoD. You have good taste my friend, will follow for sure.

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  7. Hahah. Sounds like a bad GTA using cheat codes.

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  8. I absolutely love the song off the trailer, OH NOOO, OH NOOO, OH NOOOOO!!!

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  9. I'd never played, yeah I saw the trailers and gameplays and it looked cool, but never had the chance.

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  10. Haven't tried it. Think I will now.

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  11. This game really is underrated even the first one is amazing
    How to Hack Life.

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  12. I haven't got the game but play it round my mates, very enjoyable! :)

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  13. sounds like fun, maybe i should get it one i get some money..

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  14. Haven't tried it, might have too now though!

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  15. I still havent tried this game... Will try it out i think.

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  16. i liked the commercial, never played it.

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  17. I loved the Star Wars battle front games. This game sounds nutz!

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  18. I was just gonna head down the video store, might see if I can rent it!

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  19. Nice write up but I don't think I will be purchasing this.

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  20. I've only played the first, I should give this one a try :D

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  21. the first one was so fun! havent played this one yet

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  22. Interesting stuff man! Definitely a good read.

    Will follow for more :)

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  23. I had to do a double take, the cover looks like something out of borderlands!

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  24. I love Coop-games like this one. Spend a lot funny hours playing this one.

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