Welcome to Medici
Six years after the events of Just Cause 2, Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland of Medici, a fictional Mediterranean island under the brutal control of dictator General Sebastiano Di Ravello, who has set his eyes on world domination. Wanting to stop him, Rico goes on a journey to destroy his evil plans.
So yes, The story is very vanilla and bland. As I played I found myself not really caring for the characters and story as they did not particularly pull me in. It seemed as though the story was written out of basic requirement.
Cause I’m Free flying
The game play is one of the most amazing and fun things in the gaming world. You get a good old fashion parachute, an amazing wing suit wich keeps you in the air at high speeds, and now an amazing grappling hook. This hook will literally grab anything in the game. Buildings, Land, Helicopters even people. Grapple to your hearts desire. You can use it to get out of tight or intense situations and use it to keep in the air with your wing suit.
Rico takes so much lead to the body that you could use him for a pencil by the time he actually died. I had a helicopter land on me and got up to still keep shooting.
The three mechanics of movement and game play work very well together and the the addition of destructible environments make this game paradise for players who want destruction on a massive scale.
There’s nothing like setting off an explosion then jumping off the side of a tower as you see it explode behind you while you glide freely and effortlessly like a bird.
Land, Sea, and Air
The game play of flying over the world and seeing everything in birds eye view is pretty awesome but after a short while it can become pretty boring and even frustrating. The islands have small village type settlements, some big but most smaller. This is to be expected of a island type design level but I could not seem to get pass majorly flying over grassy field type land and it got very boring. cities became islands of there own because I at least got to see buildings and people. The environment meshes together and becomes the same thing making you search for settlements or enemy bases for relief from flying around aimlessly.
Just Cause 3 is not pretending to be more then it is, A fun game where you fly, parachute, kill, and blow stuff up…and down. If you want an in depth story with character development and emotional connection this is not the game for you
but if you want to relax, have fun and pointlessly destroy buildings, cars, hijack helicopters in mid air, jump out of cars as they explode and grapple a goat to a rocket then this is the game you’ve been waiting for.