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Cause havoc, Just Cause 2

The Just Cause series made its first debut in 2006, long awaited and over hyped, Just Cause 2 came out in 2010. Developers trying to make the      expectations that furious fans had for the game. Edios this time have made the fans even more happy. Living up to the long awaited 3rd person open  world shooter.With many more content compared to first one, but some of my favorite features are taken out. Just Cause 2, powered by the Avalanche Engine 2.0 is a truly stunning game, with amazing detail to the massive world, wherever you go.

This time you return as Rico Rodriguez, on the fictional Asian island of Panua. As Rico, you are armed with cars, planes, helicopters, guns and a new “Grappling Hook” that you can use in almost any situation, whether it is hijacking a plane, or simply towing an enemy, you would master the use of it and might find it more useful than a machine gun. Panua is a truly amazing environment. From tropical islands to the arid desert. The world will keep you exploring for ages.

The graphics in Just Cause 2 is AMAZING, you can’t tell it was made in ’10 because its graphics can be better than some games that are being released right now. One thing that truly amazed me was the water in Just Cause 2, the tropical water looks very good in the sun light and has a strong tropical color to it. But, with high graphics comes with a high price for PC. Most gamers would need a mid to high end computer to run this game. But of course, rest a sure, this games still looks fantastic on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The physics is also an important part of the game. Just Cause 2 uses the Havok physic engine. Although this isn’t the best physic engine out there, it still does a good job showing all the effects. Sometimes it might feel a bit weird and your character might slip and slide on mountains or just the ground.

So whats the gameplay like? Its awesome. To progress further into the game you must cause havoc on government property, like military bases. The more havoc you cause, the more money you get and you progress further into the game. Trying to find a rogue American Spy. To your disposal is a black market feature, you can use it to call in vehicle, weapons and tell it to extract you to a location wherever you like. However, unlike the first Just Cause, you can no longer call in air strikes. A feature that I dearly miss. Somethings boats and planes seem unresponsive and take a master to handle them.

Overall, Just Cause 2 is an amazing game, both by graphics and by gameplay. If you have time you should definitely give this game a shot. It would keep you occupied for at least 12 hours or more. To rate this game, I would give it an 8.5 out of 10. Only losing some marks because of small bugs inside the physic engines and other small minor in game issues. But these small things will cancel out when you see the scale of the game.

J Chong

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League of Legends review

Many people may find League of Legend players as basement dwellers, no lives or simply nerds. But… it is the truth. Once you’re addicted to LoL. You cannot stop, only wanting to play more and level up as fast as you can.

The gameplay in LoL is similar to its counterpart, Dota 2. LoL is a free online game, so no need to stress about the wallet. Gameplay at the start of matches are a bit slow, but when everyone reaches are high enough level there will be massive team battles that you would not want to miss. LoL is both strategic and heavily online based, not a good internet connection is needed to play LoL, but a good one would be preferred by your team mates.  LoL has a small number of different game types. The most popular are the 5v5 and the 3v3. The variety of champions is amazing, with 99 playable characters. Choosing the one character that you would play well with is hard. Many of the characters come in different classes, such as “tanks”, “support” and “assassins”. Trying to find that one character that would suit you would take some time.

Although the game has many positive aspects, there are equally as many negative aspects to the game. Many times when logging into LoL there would be updates or the servers are down. Making you want to smash your screen. LoL gameplay might be repetitive sometimes, as most matches are played on the same map. Finding matches is another major issue, finding a match that is free is hard and often takes 2-3 minutes. Also, as I stated before, finding the right type of character that you would play well as will take a long time. Matches last from 20min to sometimes 1 hour. So be prepared not to leave or you’ll be reported and called an “n**b”.

League of Legends is an awesome online game to play with friends or solo. This game has lots of potential so be prepared to face updates every few days or so. Overall I would rate this game an 8 out of 10. Purely because there are some small in game issues that can be fixed and there is more potential with this game. I would recommend LoL to people who have played Dota or other types of online games before taking on LoL.

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