Just Cause is a series that’s quite similar to GTA but it does deliver an interesting premise of you being a liberating force that tries to remove the unlawful rulers from the region. Playing as Rico Rodriguez, your role in Just Cause 3 is to liberate the entire region of Medici the best way you can.
The game world is massive, one of the things I love about the game, but at the same time there’s a lot of verticality and you can use a ton of cool tools from grappling hooks to parachutes, wingsuits and so on. All of these are designed to offer you an amazing verticality and at the same time they deliver an extraordinary gameplay mechanic that’s really enjoyable and fun at the same time.
Missions are varied and fun as well, with a whole lot of tasks that you need to perform. Some of them can be time based and those are very stressful, but most of them allow you to choose your own path and be creative. In fact, this is the main strength of the entire game, the fact that you can explore it as you see fit and not even touch any of the missions if you so desire.
Physics are amazing in Just Cause 3, and that allows you to find some creative ways which help cause unlimited destruction unlike never before. You can also attach tons of objects in the air and then blow them up if you want, something that does offer some creative ways to cause havoc. You also have plenty of interesting gun types to be honest, and all of that helps you in your quest.
You are free to blow up structures, even bridges if you want and so on, with all of them being destroyed in a realistic manner. Destroying stuff is actually a visual feast in this game, and that, alongside many others, manages to make the game so fun and filled with plenty of cool ideas all the time.
The idea of using rebel drops to acquire new stuff in the game world is quite neat and it does deliver plenty of great ways to leverage the game mechanics as you see fit. I do feel that the game is designed with all types of players in mind, and it does offer a great improvement over the predecessor which is quite impressive on its own.
You will love the graphics too, mainly since the game manages to look so much better than Just Cause 2. I find this game to be an amazing title on its own and the fact that you are free to do whatever you want is offering lots of freedom to be honest.
I am really impressed with the stuff that Just Cause 3 manages to do and everything from the game world to the missions and exploration is done in a stellar manner. I loved this game and I am sure that you will like it as well, so you should definitely give it a try. Keep in mind that you need a powerful computer to run it and there are a few bugs here and there, but these issues can be overlooked as behind them is a beautifully crafted, amazing title!
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