I played an absolute load of Just Cause 3 over the weekend. The game doesn’t take itself seriously, and it’s fun to play a game that encourages mass destruction. There’s even a line in the game where Rico’s friend tells him they can rebuild anything he destroys. Thanks for the free pass for as many explosions as I can handle!
I really wasn’t prepared for how big the game is, however. I knew Just Cause games were large, but my jaw fell open when I zoomed out to see the size of the map, including how many extraneous islands were just hanging out kilometers away from the large islands. This is going to take quite a while to clear out, but it will be a lot of fun to do so. Many claim that it’s repetitive, but it’s the same style as an Assassin’s Creed or inFamous game. If those type of open world games don’t appeal to you, then this certainly won’t either.
Me? I’m having a blast, a literal blast, mapping out where I need to go next to make things go boom. Even my eldest loves watching me play. He likes to point out what I need to shoot next, asks what I can blow up, and laughs at my crazy stunts and deaths.
Also played a bit more of Dragon Quest Heroes before my reviews director yelled at me for not playing Just Cause 3. It’s definitely DQ meets Dynasty Warriors, just with some RPG elements thrown in, including crafting and side quests. It’s a delightful game, and I’m having tons of fun with it.
The strategy guide for Just Cause 3 came in on Saturday (UPS has been horrible this last week with my deliveries, so who knows when I’ll get the guide for Xenoblade Chronicles X), and I have used it a bit, especially with the maps. I hope to get that guide done and reviewed this week as well.
It’s December, but the fun ain’t stopping yet!