There seems to be a complicated tale of political intrigue running underneath Square-Enix's new Just Cause 2 for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC that I'll have to reconcile sooner or later, but for now I'm enjoying myself by being an instrument of chaos that blows up as much property of the Panuan government as humanly possible. The PS3 version of Just Cause 2 has a nifty video capture option which allows players to record their exploits and optionally upload them directly to YouTube from the game itself (although I can't get that to work, as I get a mysterious error code every time), so it's only natural that I capture my terroristic exploits for posterity's sake. Here are a few of my recent greatest hits.
Normally I lay grenades at the base of water towers, but in this instance I just didn't feel like making the long trip.
Panau is home to many tall skyscrapers. I climbed all the way to the top of a nearby radio tower and took a leap of faith, freefalling a great distance before opening my parachute and landing off the coast in the sea. That tower I look back on at the end is where I started.
Anything with the Panuan star is fair game for demolition. Here I take down a pair of smokestacks and deal with army soldiers that attempt to ambush me by boat.
Movement is key in Just Cause 2. Here I base jump from a tall building, open my parachute and glide for a while before landing atop a passing truck. Then I hijack the truck, crash it into a wall, and escape via parachute before tethering a statue of the local dictator to a passing car, causing it to come crashing down.
I'll be posting more of my adventures in Panau in the days ahead, so be sure to check out my YouTube channel for the latest and greatest.
Just Cause 2 Video Mayhem