X360, PS3 Friday, August 15, 2008 | 6:18 PM

Images of Mercenaries 2

Images of Mercenaries 2

EA and Pandemic release some new images of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. It's still quite ugly visually. As for the gameplay, well, let's hope a lot of work has been done since last year's catastrophic playable build. I'm not holding my breath.


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Commented on 2008-08-15 18:28:34
the lack of split screen kills this game for me.
Commented on 2008-08-15 18:29:56
Hmm, this is like wartime GTA, and GTA looks better (this coming from someone who finds gta looks awfull)
Commented on 2008-08-15 19:07:41
I'll pass.

Maybe someday they will try and pull a good story/cinematic along with it.

It feels empty.
Commented on 2008-08-15 19:15:33
This game needs 4xAA, 720p with no AA looks so bad in open world games :(
Commented on 2008-08-15 20:02:34 In reply to Sto
This looks worse than Just Cause... which was an Xbox port :-|
Commented on 2008-08-15 20:09:08
this game is looking terrible. too bad, since it was a successful PS2 game.
Commented on 2008-08-15 20:50:04 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
the lack of split screen kills this game for me.
You were expecting it to? I don't see how they could ever do split screen for an open world game like this. Lack of system link, however, is unforgivable.

I played the original Mercs after hearing how amazing it was, and was massively disappointed, I'm not particularly excited about this, especially as it's coming out at the same time as Saints Row 2. Although the region you have to explore this time does look a lot more interesting than the first games, as do the vehicles you have.
Commented on 2008-08-15 21:03:24 In reply to Sto
Posted by Sto
This game needs 4xAA, 720p with no AA looks so bad in open world games :(
Exactly what I was thinking, especially after seeing the last shot.
Commented on 2008-08-15 21:05:11
The game looks WAY better in motion, than it does in stills, particulary vehicle sections.
Commented on 2008-08-15 22:08:36 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
You were expecting it to? I don't see how they could ever do split screen for an open world game like this. Lack of system link, however, is unforgivable.

I played the original Mercs after hearing how amazing it was, and was massively disappointed, I'm not particularly excited about this, especially as it's coming out at the same time as Saints Row 2. Although the region you have to explore this time does look a lot more interesting than the first games, as do the vehicles you have.
it was originally said to have split screen by the developers. but it was scrapped later on. i didnt expect anything, i was told it would have it.
Commented on 2008-08-15 22:53:37 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it was originally said to have split screen by the developers. but it was scrapped later on. i didnt expect anything, i was told it would have it.
Haven't been following the game that much, but yeah, if they said it would then that sucks. Simply having system link would have been enough for me though. If a game has online capability, is it really so hard to allow for system link as well?

I just want to play with a friend in another room, we shouldn't need to be online to do that..
Commented on 2008-08-15 22:58:42 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
Haven't been following the game that much, but yeah, if they said it would then that sucks. Simply having system link would have been enough for me though. If a game has online capability, is it really so hard to allow for system link as well?

I just want to play with a friend in another room, we shouldn't need to be online to do that..
from what i've seen (gamespot: on the spot) online is teathered as well. you cant just split up completely (ala GTA4's free roam) you have to be within a kilometre of each other. which is kinda dissapointing. i would have liked it if one could do one mission while the other tackled another somewhere else. it kinda defeates the purpose of co-op, but i'd have liked the option.

without the option to just sit next to a mate on the sofa and blast people to hell over split-screen its just not worth buying.
Commented on 2008-08-16 00:51:02

It's still quite ugly visually. As for the gameplay, well, let's hope a lot of work has been done since last year's catastrophic playable build. I'm not holding my breath.
Wow, have you not seen the latest gameplay videos? It's far from ugly. In fact, it's stunning.
Commented on 2008-08-16 02:08:59 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox

It's still quite ugly visually. As for the gameplay, well, let's hope a lot of work has been done since last year's catastrophic playable build. I'm not holding my breath.
Wow, have you not seen the latest gameplay videos? It's far from ugly. In fact, it's stunning.
i wouldnt go that far. its ok looking, but its far from stunning...lol
Commented on 2008-08-16 03:58:07
That's your opinion, you're entitled to it. Like i'm entitled to mine.

From the videos i've seen it looks pretty stunning, especially considering the scope of the game. Plus someone who has played the final build says it is stunning. So basically, these screenshots don't do the game justice.
Commented on 2008-08-16 04:28:08
Yeah, from footage, looks stunning. Just the amount of stuff on screen with exploding buildings, vehicles, it's pretty impressive. Co-op will be insane.
Commented on 2008-08-16 10:08:02
From what I seen so far this game look like a pile of crap. Hopefully they will release a demo that will change my mind.
Commented on 2008-08-16 12:20:35
are you sure these are ps3/360 screens,they look more like ps2 screens.

because if seen live footage at gamespot and gametrailers and the game looks good.
especialy the explosions and shit.
Commented on 2008-08-16 12:48:03
Those screens are from the co-op mode. Just so you know...
Commented on 2008-08-16 12:53:31
yes it look stunning to me tooo

I wonder how some can say otherwise!!!!!!!
Commented on 2008-08-16 16:04:07
Ehrm. Actually the game looks good. Yey, AA etc. isn't done very well but explosions, coop mode, destructable environments + the whole open world system is moren than just a "piece of cake" for a console. Remember a console has it's limitations in hardware.
Commented on 2008-08-17 19:14:27
I think you're all basing the game too heavily on screenshots. The first Mercenaries was ugly and didn't have co-op either, but it didn't matter, because those weren't the reason the game became so popular. Gameplay is where it's at, and if they can do it once they can do it again.
Commented on 2008-08-17 19:28:49
I don't think judging this game heavily on screenshots is a bad thing considering how bad this game looks. There's just no excuse for the game to look this way.
Commented on 2008-08-17 20:08:05
The game looks a damn sight better in motion, granted, it's no graphical showcase by any means, but it looks decent enough to me.

I just hope the performance is up to par and the pop-in is acceptable. The destruciton is cool, though a bit *understatement* cheap. Still, it looks like a lot of fun! That nuclear explosion vid I saw recently was pretty cool as well.

I remember the first one having some great controls, especially the chopper conrols are spot on! It felt really natural. Hopefully that'll still be intact and I'll have a blast! :)
Commented on 2008-08-18 04:44:23 In reply to omegaheat
Posted by omegaheat
I don't think judging this game heavily on screenshots is a bad thing considering how bad this game looks. There's just no excuse for the game to look this way.
Well it does look better in motion, but either way... even if it looked exactly the same as the first game I'd buy it, cause that was awesome and this is just bigger, better, more stuff and co-op. Graphics don't enter my decision at all. If they did I wouldn't be approaching 70 hours on EDF 2017 =)

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