X360, PS3 Friday, July 4, 2008 | 10:39 AM

Mercenaries 2 gameplay

Mercenaries 2 gameplay

Pandemic released this long video of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames showing the different way to play the same mission with each of the three characters in the game. Looks like the delay was very beneficial there, the framerate seems much better, with only a tad too much tearing.


Gameplay

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Commented on 2008-07-04 10:59:51
link doesn`t work for me
Commented on 2008-07-04 11:04:54
Fixed.
Commented on 2008-07-04 11:10:35
Looks real nice.
Commented on 2008-07-04 11:12:56
It looks very nice
Commented on 2008-07-04 11:17:00
I don't see any differences between the 3 characters, exept for the sniper rifle. It's just a run and gun game. Blow things up, shoot some foes, interactive cutscenes while taking over a vehicle. The 3 characters do the same thing. Or did I miss something?
Commented on 2008-07-04 11:50:03
Love the gameplay!!!
But too much brownish... that time of the day lasts a few minutes in real life! I want to see blue skies in videogames, dammit!
Commented on 2008-07-04 12:20:12
Awesome!
Commented on 2008-07-04 13:20:50
LMAO @ the devs trying to make the characters seem different. lol. they're essentially skins so you can play as the token black guy, the white guy and the woman. dont pretend its anymore significant then that...i wish it was, but in mercs...it isnt.

does look good tho, they need to work on that framerate and screentearing tho...it was terrible.
Commented on 2008-07-04 14:08:14
I am very impressed so far!!!! I loved the first Mercs on the XBox.

This looks like it is going to be a lot of fun for quite a while....

Visuals are great (considering all the destruction)
Gameplay is spot on!
...

I don't really care about the rest!!!


Bring it on!
Commented on 2008-07-04 14:16:25
Love the gameplay even though you have your generic three characters, i love the grapple hook and there are more similarities between the the two guys than the girl so it should shape up for some awesome gameplay. The animations are amazing and the little mini game, i hope it's not the same every time though that would just get BORING
Commented on 2008-07-04 15:16:44
holy crap tthis thing is action packd. all that could have made it better is if the buildings were all destructable as well BFBC style lol
Commented on 2008-07-04 15:59:17
That definitely looks like fun.
Commented on 2008-07-04 17:29:29
well, I didn't expect much from this title, but I must admit that looked quite good. :)
Commented on 2008-07-04 18:01:54
why not just have one person which u can use to do whichever stratagy u want with. i dont like character classes, i will feel like im missing out on something the other 2 can do
Commented on 2008-07-04 18:57:27
would be alot better if the action was more fluid and didnt stop everytime you took a vehicle for quick time events.

To be honest, i'm abit disappointed. The levels are pretty empty and uninspiring..they didnt show the destructablity properly of everything lik ewe saw a few trailers back.

Alot more work needs to going into the framerate and AI too.
Commented on 2008-07-04 19:07:26
i like it,

you can complete the objective 3 different ways

overkill is the best way, just don't care and do as much blowing up as possible

sweeet!
Commented on 2008-07-04 19:08:11 In reply to jioann00
Posted by jioann00
why not just have one person which u can use to do whichever stratagy u want with. i dont like character classes, i will feel like im missing out on something the other 2 can do
everyone plays differently i guess

some like doing it sneakily, some like blowing everything sky high and causing as much destruction as possible

i guess the game might be short and this way you can create alot of replayability. I can see achievements for each seperate class
Commented on 2008-07-04 19:27:16 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
holy crap tthis thing is action packd. all that could have made it better is if the buildings were all destructable as well BFBC style lol
They are, atleast...they were in Mercenaries 1 and I believe it's the same in this sequel. Though, you probably won't be able to shoot holes in the walls or even blast away pieces of a builing. It will most likely come down entirely at once. No real destructable environments, but it's a cool visual gimmick nonetheless.

As for the game, it's shaping up nicely actually...looks like loads of fun! I worry about the draw distance which isn't very apparent in this vid, but the previous vids I've seen show immense pop-in. Lets hope this one comes out well polished!
Commented on 2008-07-05 00:25:24 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
holy crap tthis thing is action packd. all that could have made it better is if the buildings were all destructable as well BFBC style lol
If you've played the first Mercenaries, I can assure you that all of them will be destructible.
Commented on 2008-07-05 01:58:05 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
holy crap tthis thing is action packd. all that could have made it better is if the buildings were all destructable as well BFBC style lol
the first mercenaries (a ps2/xbox game) was much more destructive then battlefield bad company is.

the game looks nice anyways, i just thought it was funny in the vid how the voice over said "now helicopters don't usually stand around waiting for you like that, i guess he didn't see him." no hiding that A.I stupidity mr director!
Commented on 2008-07-05 04:02:08 In reply to mustacio
Posted by mustacio
the game looks nice anyways, i just thought it was funny in the vid how the voice over said "now helicopters don't usually stand around waiting for you like that, i guess he didn't see him." no hiding that A.I stupidity mr director!
I think he was dumbing the AI down on purpose, as you wouldn't want to see him get killed during a demonstration. I believe this because if you played Mercenaries 1 on its hardest mode, the AI was completely brutal and unforgiving almost to the point of being cheap. And it just got worse as you progressed.
Commented on 2008-07-05 09:15:37
Pandemic ?...no. thank you.
Commented on 2008-07-05 11:30:11 In reply to jioann00
Posted by jioann00
why not just have one person which u can use to do whichever stratagy u want with. i dont like character classes, i will feel like im missing out on something the other 2 can do
I know.. I want a single character that you can do everything with, OR choose the class later on etc etc. I also hate playing pre-made characters with specific abilities etc. It makes me feel like im playing on the developers terms, not my own.
Commented on 2008-07-05 14:22:10
I have a feeling 98% of gamers will play with Overkill.....Hm, I wonder why ¬_¬ lol

Maybe because they want to blow things up in a game that's created around the concept of blowing things up.
Commented on 2008-07-05 17:07:59
What happened to sniper rifle when climbing the ladder?
Why are we getting these kind of obvious faults in next gen games?
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