X360, PS3 Friday, July 13, 2007 | 10:06 PM

E3: Mercenaries 2 gameplay

E3: Mercenaries 2 gameplay

Still at Barker Hangar, we had the opportunity to get a glimpse of the next iteration of the Mercenaries IP. The game is clean, the frame rate is solid, and you can grab a huge truck with your helicopter. As fun as it looks, don't try this at home.

E3: Offscreen gameplay
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Commented on 2007-07-13 22:28:17
lol towing an 18 wheeler with a helicopter, cant believe you ended the vid just as it falls, i was looking foward to a huge explosion.

Setting the trees on fire looked awesome. Game looks very promising!

Pre Alpha build, thats insane that they are pulling out these graphics, the same with Burnout. Or is that the norm!?!?
Commented on 2007-07-13 22:37:19 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
Pre Alpha build, thats insane that they are pulling out these graphics, the same with Burnout. Or is that the norm!?!?
Depends on the developer really. We saw pre-alpha footage of COD4 and it looked better than a lot of retail games :)
Commented on 2007-07-13 22:38:03
wow a must have, i loved the first game
Commented on 2007-07-13 22:57:00
on on the spot they said the game was almost finished and they are now in the final stages..........so how is it pre alpha
Commented on 2007-07-13 23:01:49
Screenshots weren't that promising but after watching this video, the game sure is on my list now!
Commented on 2007-07-13 23:11:02
wow, that looked alot rougher than i was expecting, the LOD while in the chopper was horrible, hope they sort that before retail
Commented on 2007-07-13 23:46:19
Erm pre-alpha means pre-alpha.

I loved to pick up cars in choppers and drop them in the original too. Though the chop controls were stupid compared to games like Battlefield Vietnam and you could "hit the breaks" in mid air and have the car slap you in the face.
Commented on 2007-07-13 23:50:05
The On The Spot demo was flickering all over the place and bits were missing when buildings got blown up. It might not be the latest build, just the latest stable build which isn't going to blip out on them in the middle of a showing.
Commented on 2007-07-13 23:54:08
The game will be great but the graphics are bad as of now. It's still on my most wanted list, especially if they don't make the game any easier (high difficulty in the first one forced player to experiment with various tactics... that was great).
Commented on 2007-07-14 02:50:18
looks pretty cool I would say. The first sandbox game on the nextgeneration consoles that I actually have just a tiny bit interest in.

I would have loved to see that huge 18 wheeler smack the helicopter in it's face. That would have been hilarious.
Commented on 2007-07-14 03:23:34
Has there been any mention of multiplayer, if so maybe you could play conkers with a couple of tankers.
Commented on 2007-07-14 03:29:52 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Depends on the developer really. We saw pre-alpha footage of COD4 and it looked better than a lot of retail games :)
Although can these games REALLY be considered pre-alpha anymore? Remember that footage of Halo 3 pre-alpha? I mean they didn't even have placeholder textures for a lot of stuff. It just seems strange to me all these games that are still 'pre-alpha' only a couple months before they launch and yet already look insane. Or maybe developers are just getting more comfortable with the next-gen platforms.

I'll tell you what though, that Mercs 2 footage looks a LOT better than the last couple screen shot releases. Seems like they finally activated anti-aliasing in the game or maybe it's just not as obvious in motion. Either way it's looking great. I loved the first so I'll be picking up Mercs 2 for sure.
Commented on 2007-07-14 03:35:55
The explosions look really cool. I'll keep an eye out for this one.
Commented on 2007-07-14 21:56:07
COD4 is not pre-alpha... they said there would be a multiplayer beta coming soon... and isn't the game releasing this holiday?
Commented on 2007-07-14 22:09:13
This pre-alpha stuff is just bullshit so that people aren't nit-picky and look at core gameplay mechanics and not graphics.
Commented on 2007-07-14 23:04:12
Holy shit, no way is pulling up a 18 wheeler like that realistic! But it is soo cool.

There was quite a lot of visible LoD popping during the footage. I hope they clear that up.

Oh, fire looks nice too.
Commented on 2007-07-16 10:02:32
Quite funny ^^
Looking forward, think this game is gona be a hit.
Not realistic, but funny. I imagine seeing really a copter pulling up an 18-wheeler...
Commented on 2007-07-18 04:26:28
very choppy. but still, this game looks awesome.

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