..will now be finally reviewed by moi 8) released on april 23rd i holded it off for me post up some of my exstatic college events, to which was ignored by most i noticed O.o but whatever, a huge hearty cheerz to those who still commented through 8).
Soo SR2, Ultor exposed:
Released: April 23rd.
Now as you may know, and can easily assume, Ultor Exposed is certaintly no Lost&Damned, its very much in twine with yah usual odd extra's in terms of content, but hay least it isn't exclusive to a specific console :roll:
U-E gives enough, I suppose to have another trip to Stillwater worth it but how long you stay with SR2' disc lodged in the tray won't be as long as you'de hoped.
It does at least deliver on everything it promised, theres a few extra vehicles, clothing costumes, new''homie'' Tera Patrickand 3 new missions.
The vehicles is certaintly the high point, which can elaborate on how poor the missions are i guess. Your given 4 new vehicles given to your garage straight from the get go, no requirments needed, you could basically start a new game and you'de already have yourself a rocket-launcher equipped mining truck at your disposal.
All four are considered unique vehicles and thus cannot be customised, which is a real shame since that means no nitro, there all at least considerbly fast, as fast as any SR2 vehicle will allow still, but its strange why customisation had to be taken fromthem in the first place, considering driving around in something that can identify you is what makes SR2 so enjoyable.
The clothing costumes are far from spectacular. Theres only a handful of quirky costumes and a few shirts with some pre-set logo's on. The costumes are all fun somewhat just to dress up as a SWAT and gun down your fellow law enforcers. As is dressing up as an alien or some sort of futuristic marine that looks like something out of Halo almost.
But I at least still just stick to my own self-made outfits only wearing the others for a quick rampage. Whats more most can't be customised either so you can't even have the SWAT uniform match the colour of your gang which is what i was especially hoping for.
A few extra hair cuts have been added too and they actually turn out to be some of the best in terms of the whole collection, theres a few to suit an older player-created character to even an anime inspired cut. Theres not that many, but whats given is satisfactory i'de say.
Then theirs of course the most advertised part of it all, Tera Patrick in all her pixilated glory. Shes still nothing special as expected, she comes equipped with an AK assault rifle and has all the same goofy AI quirks as the rest of yah homies, so besides having a substantially larger rack than every other character shes no standout as a homie.
Finally we have the 3 extra missions, which was supposed to be the highlight of it all, but turned out to be the biggest dissapointment.
You have 3 missions all aimed at Ultor, which on its own was a killing blow to the longetivity since they all have the same short length as any other SR2 mission so adding just 3 doesn't give much time to kill.
Now the missions themselves are pretty fun and the last one gives you a whole new level of epicness to go through, but the motivation of it all is lacking and the ''story'' is hardly even related.
Theres even added glitchs to having you accompanied by two Tera's, which in reality sounds lika godsend but ina game its just sorta weird.
SR2 imo, had some fantastic cutscenes, while not graphically upto par, were still full of life and very well directed. U-E however gives you opening cutscenes reminescent of you staring an activity. You'll just have your character and Tera standing there having a small conversation to open the mission, the writing is alright but still pretty devoid of personality in comparison to like, every other opening cutscene for a SR2 mission...it also doesn't help that Tera's career as a voice actor hopefully with be a short-lived one.
What I really didn't understand, is everyone is handed to you right at the beginning, which is all fine for the vehicles, but even the missions are available right from the start, you could just escape from prison at the beginning and then all of a sudden start going up against Ultor?? Whats more Tera is available from the get-go to, which is were getting two Tera's to follow you in 2 of the missions comes to mind...but completeing the 3 ultor missions will ''unlock Tera as a homie...''...wtf?!? that also includes her own vehicle, which is also one of the vehicles your given to at the start so...yeah...pretty lazy organisation of it all.
Now theres also some added multiplayer maps, but i've actually ''never'' played the multiplayer soo can't really comment on that.
Coop also gets an extra incentive to have you try harder through the missions since you and your partner are scored on how many kills ect. its good for some competitive scoring but the reward being a higher sum of cash doesn't motivate much considering money becomes less of an issue fairly early on, if not by the time you've completed the game, which is of course what DLC is meant to be aimed at...
Overall its a rather dissapointing package, even the pricing seems rather steep when putting some thought into it. SR2 costs you £40/60$ which of coures gives you 40+ missions, countless combinations of clothes, 8 homies, 90+ vehicles and well of course the whole game...with something that gives you 3+ missions, 5 or so uncustomisable clothes, 1 homie, 4 uncustomisable vehicles the pricing is certaintly well off imo.
Final Score 6/10.