Game crippling bugs, brain dead AI, unsatisfying combat, a lousy story and repetitive missions but still Skyrim got a high score.
Mercanaries 2: 5/10, far too many bugs for a retail release. Skyrim: 9/10 This is the last time I listen to a review.
The Xbox 360 version is great. I got it for 7 bucks at Gamestop. It should have gotten a score of 8 just don't download the patch from EA it'll make the game freeze up. I think EA stopped supporting it and I can't get into the multiplier but for 7 bucks the games awesome. I swear gamespot gets paid off sometimes to give bad reviews. Grand Theft Auto doesn't want any competition apparently. I hope EA gives Mercenaries and Pandemic another shot. The Frostbite 2 engine could make a great Mercenaries game. DO IT EA!!!
I might see if I can find this in the bargain bin, a huge open world with fully destructible environments, you can only expect bugs.
A lot of games don't have the smartest AI, and plenty of open world games have bugs, here and there. Therefore, it isn't that fair to say that Mercenaries 2 should get this kind of treatment. Review scores are arbitrary, even if people notice those same flaws that another person pointed out. Some people can tolerate certain flaws more than others.
is it just me,or is he just reading the PS2 review word-for-word?thats pretty dumb considering the PS2 review got a mch lower score...
5.0 .... gamespot, you dissapoint me .. again. This game is awesome!! Before you post ANYTHING here, be sure to check this game out!!
"difficult to hit moving targets"...........this guy must suck at video games.........there is no issue with the shooting system of Mercenaries 2.
warning evan with what i said you may not like it but for 10.00 at your local game store it's worth taking a look at.
don't listen to gamespot this "on ps3 with patch " is very even with the ai as stupid as a man on weed
i can admit this game wasnt the best but gamespot why do u have to be so harsh it wasnt that bad i put in a good 100 hours in to it and i thought it was awsome
I loved the first game on the Xbox. I just bought this one and we'll see if it's any fun. But since when is shooting everything not fun for the entire game? I take more interest in user reviews and ratings lately as they play to have fun and not to analyse it to bits to find every bug.
Wow he is so winy! This game is great and an enormous amount of fun! It's beauty is in it's simplicity.
I didn't notice most of these bugs that he's talking about. But then again I got the game cheap and it was already updated several times so maybe a lot of those were gone by the time I played it. Most of the problems he has with the game are ones that all open world games have. Someone must be new to the genre. >_> This game is fun and cheap. Get it while you wait on the price of Just Cause 2 to go down.
This game is awesome. Brain dead AI? Nah. Bugs? I have had hardly any. The list continues... bad review, truly.
this game is incredibly fun. This site sticks that way. They never look at fun factor in reviews. Thats why I never listen to the reviews when choosing games to buy.
What a tool...This is an amazingly fun game. I picked it up when it first came out and it is still one of my favorites. This site never looks at the fun factor. And isn't that the whole point of video games; fun? What a joke...
man this guy is a douche... its a great game 2 play, i bout it 4 days b4 the release and im still having fun with it... screw the review. screw this site. they give good reviews 2 the companies that pay them enough
Sure a bit repetative but get over it ,an come on the game is great fun ignor the douche AND Fire this tool gamespot
I don't think the voice acting is bad (I'm italian, and Nilson rocks), no game-stopping bugs whatsoever only dumb IA and co-op glitches (I use anoter save game for play co-op and help my friends getting HVT because it can corrupt easily your saving)! Story has no sense, but who cares when you can blow s**t up everywhere? Buy this game don't believe this review. I have it on Xbox 360! :D
@gmodMan44 Yes, this is definitely worth it, its only about $20 anywhere you go, so the price is good. And this is just about the most addicting game I have ever played. It is totally worth your money, the glitches aren't as bad as they say they are, and really the worst thing about it is the voice acting. Its basically GTA with explosions and not as bad.
This game looks really fun. i really liked the first Mercenaries game, but is the second Mercenarie game worth it?
The game is really fun. Weapons (besides the rocket launcher which can kill everything in one shot) are effective and the action is always intense. But, since there's no aim assist it's hard to hit moving targets and some missions feel repetitive. Other than that it's fun, especially if you get a friend alongside you in co-op.
You start to notice that despite the advancing technology Pandemic can't seem to make a good next gen game. They have some fun last gen, battlefront, the FIRST Mercenaries, but they have yet to hit the mark on the newer consoles. Maybe Saboteur will be okay.
He went to great lengths to find these bugs, least that's what the review comes off as. Really, I don't mind the game, its fun and playable on any system. But some of the problems he did mention are in the game, the airstrike for example. Though the review isn't great, it isn't totally wrong. But Mercenaries deserves more than a 5, 6.5-7.5 at least.
@RageQuitter69 You obviously didn't watch the review. I didn't get a 5 for its bugs. It got a 5 because in his opinion (and a lot of other people) its simply a poor game, from story to actual gameplay. Quit being an idiot.