gamers (100%) found this review helpful
When i rented this i thought i would play it for 2 or 3 days and send it back. I've kept it for 12 and can't get enough. I should have purchased it. The graphics are top notch. and i don't just mean shiny which is what so many people seem to think makes a game look good. this game has DETAIL! The explosions look great, the characters look almost real and their animations are almost creepy.
The choice of weapons and squad mates is back and better than ever. And having the ariel view on the fly and being able to change weapons with your mule during a mission are such great ideas (aside from making the game a little too easy).
My only real complaint is that the AI still seems to be lacking. It's nice to hear your squad mates calling out the number of enemies around you and the first time i hear one of them call out the color of a car the enemies were hiding behind i was pretty shocked. BUT, why the last enemy standing still peaks his head out long enough to get shot several times is beyond me. And the team mates will still stand right in the open sometimes when there is a perfectly good stop to crouch behind right next to them.
So i'm giving this game an 8 for being jaw dropping, innovative, and creative. If the AI were higher, so would the score.
gamers (96%) found this review helpful
Now, I never played GRAW, so give me a break if I find this game completely amazing. This is by far one of my favorite games for any console. If you aren't familiar with the storyline, well, look at the game description. It can tell you all you need to know. Mexican rebels, US involvement, nukes, you know, that whole deal. Now, I'm not a big fan of squad-based shooters, but GRAW2 has definitely put this type of game on my radar. Here are the pros and cons
Pros: -fairly good team AI, they take cover when shot at and go into recon mode until you tell them to fire -awesome multiplayer. online customization is WAAAY over the top, and that's how we like it! -great action in the game overall. you always have some kind of explosion or bullets whizzing by at any given moment in the game -cool weapon choices and the ability to pick up whatever weapon is laying around, which I know is not new, but I like it -great graphics -mission innovativeness. I never felt like I was playing the same mission over and over again, unless I really WAS playing it again -command view, see what your ally sees. love it
Cons: -lacking a good enemy AI. they run from safe cover to get closer. maybe it's just my skill (pshh!), but they seem to just wind up dead quicker that way -graphics can get a bit glitchy at times, especially when there's a bunch of action onscreen -every once in a while you have that enemy you have to kill to advance the story, but you just can't find him! -voicover is iffy at best. cmon, things like "Now if you two are done with your little love fest, we can move on to more pressing matters" eesh -sometimes your squad just stands there looking dumb while you fight
All in all I loved this game, and it is one of the few games I've played that makes me want to do it all over again after I've beaten it. Loved it, bought it, been playing it ever since. I know I probably have more convincing cons than pros, but everyone should definitely pick up this game!