Realisation part 2

Last agency mission in Just Cause 2. I accept it, and it says I’m finally going to kill that bastard Baby Panay. I’ll need the help of one of the three factions, so I should choose one to help me in the end game…..

THREE factions?! There’s two! There’s only ever been two! I check the map – there’s another faction there. A blue one. I’d only done the red and yellow ones. The blue one had just appeared for the last mission; it hadn’t been there for as long as I could remember. I reloaded my last save before starting the mission, and spent the next few days doing random missions for either red or yellow (the Reapers and the Ular Boys, but I can’t be arsed typing them all the time), hoping that the blue faction (I think it’s called the Razors) would show up again. It didn’t. By now I’d maxed out the rocket launcher and the Sivikrin Havoc helicopter, the two most fun toys in the game, as well as some of the others. But I’d missed out on a third of the game, potentially. I had a choice to make.

So I restarted the game. On easy, again. Saw the blue marker, and now I’m doing a mission per faction at a time – blue, then red, then yellow. None of these fuckers are gonna disappear on me this time!

I thought I’d miss the upgrades, the unlocked weapons and vehicles, the huge health bar and all the unlocked towns. Funnily enough, I don’t. I’m loving the game all over again. Not only that, but I’m now doing what I purposely didn’t do before – I’m driving from one mission to the next. From one side of the world to the next. And the game world is huge. And I’m enjoying it. Sure, the driving model that the game uses is shite (cars spin all over the place at low speeds, and are twitchy as fuck at high speeds), but when you get used to it, or find a few cars that work for you, it’s actually fun darting along the middle of the road at 4000mph whilst scoring stunt driver points for being a fucking maniac idiot.

Holy fuck, I love this game. Once you get used to it, it’s fun. FUN. On easy mode, mind you.

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