Upon seeing my first tornado, I immediately spawned a jumbo jet and blasted my way towards it. Xbox One, Pc. Here’s hoping we can blow this bridge up. Solis is a beautiful setting, too. Avalanche Studios has done a phenomenal job of making them feel like a legitimate force of nature. It’s present and accounted for, with Rico doing battle with an evil organisation known as The Black Hand across the island of Solis. In the absence of a new Red Faction game, Just Cause 4 is at the top of its field when it comes to blowing stuff up. The island is made up of several distinct biomes, each with their own weather anomalies. And, especially when there’s any significant number of enemies on the field at a time, their AI all but ceases to function and reduces them to punching bags. Virtually everything that’s red – and a few things that aren’t – will explode when damaged, and destroying one of the huge, Epcot Center-like fuel tank spheres produces some of the most spectacular fireballs seen in any game. Just Cause 4 is a slightly better version of Just Cause 3's destruction-fueled action, but lacks a big new idea to give it an identity of its own. See our Video Games Guide for more. But, at the same time, that’s all carried over from the previous game, and I’d have loved to have seen Just Cause 4 double down even more on destructibility. Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of "Marvel 616," Proxima, and more. Island inhabitants will drive into them with comedic determination, while animals and fauna are unfortunate bait for the growing winds. The enemy never tries to take any territory back, so there’s no metagame there – it’s little more than a thinly veiled upgrade menu, as each territory comes with weapons or vehicles that can be airdropped to you. I also saw a few brief glimpses of this new mechanic, but it does seem cool. It seems to determine things by weight, which teases some interesting elements to the physics system I’m yet to see unfold. (voice), People of Solis To Avalanche’s credit, there is some significantly improved enemy diversity that prevents you from blowing through their ranks quite as easily as before, including flying drones, soldiers with grapple-proof shields, stealth suits, grenades that drop when they die, and even occasional suits of power armor that function as mini-boss fights – because when attack choppers and tanks can be slapped aside like insects, you need the Iron Man Mark I armor to stand a chance. Sadly, I only briefly encountered a lightning storm, so can’t speak to how extensive its effects are on Rico and his surroundings. Just Cause 4 Review. Add a couple of powerful boosters and you’ve your own flying death machine. This time it has tornadoes! Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Avalanche Studios has clearly come to the realisation that true enjoyment of Just Cause 4 comes from allowing the player to experiment with its systems with their own devices, free to see how this vast, complicated world ticks in response to every minute of action. She handles all things gaming whether it be news, reviews, events or silly features. Rico’s mission is to stop this, helping out fellow citizens and rebel forces the best he can. After initially being hopeful that I’d have some meaningful control over how my weirdly pastel-colored rebellion would spread across Solis, I was disappointed by the conquest map. Of course, this often involves blowing things up, which is totally fine by us. During my hands-on session, the developers alluded to mysterious forces working in the shadows, causing the unstoppable tornadoes and lightning storms tearing their way through the wilderness. So the goal, effectively, is to look good wiping the floor with them – which, don’t get me wrong, can be quite satisfying. A deputy is sent to the town of Hope County to arrest Joseph Seed, a corrupt evangelical religious leader who rules the town with the help of his disturbed followers. MATURE +17. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. It does learn from and address many of Just Cause 3’s mistakes, especially when it comes to some of the more annoyingly repetitious mission types, but it doesn’t really come with a must-have new idea to give it its own identity. Age Rating for Just Cause 4. I did delight in exploiting certain weaknesses: that guy with the deployable shield might think he’s safe from my grapple, but if I can spot a foot sticking out underneath, he’s about to be strung up from the nearest building by that foot. 01:00. As long as you keep moving and remember to bail out of a vehicle before it explodes, you’ll probably win. Learn More. Avalanche Studios is perfectly aware of the ridiculous world it’s created and the absurd chaos caused within. However, now having spent a few hours with the fourth instalment, it’s taking important steps to address fan complaints and create something quite worthwhile. Using new technology known as “The Apex Engine”, it’s no longer aped by crippling performance issues that ruined things on console last time around. Relative to Just Cause 3 the improvements are widespread across its beautiful open world, but generally minor. Rico is a leader to the Army of Chaos, a growing group of rebellious soldiers, ready and waiting to fight back against The Black Hand. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Across the board, just about every weapon has an alt-fire function that usually make up for the lack of grenades or placed charges - most guns come with something that’s at least as destructive, and the sticky mine launcher fills that role nicely (though they’re hard to come by). It controls brilliantly, creating a true sense of scale as you explore the world. 12 of 19 people found this review helpful. Don't buy this garbage. All the while he is being stalked by someone from his past. Instead, it’s buttery smooth, reflected in how responsive Rico feels as you deploy your wingsuit in-between jagged cliffs and claustrophobic sequences of road. As someone with a pretty firm grasp of the basics, I was very pleased to not have to earn all of that back again before the party got started. Absurd as it is to pull off tricks like completely avoiding fall damage from any height by grappling the ground and pulling yourself toward it faster than you were already falling, it’s a fantastic mode of travel that’s unique to Just Cause, and using it effectively it involves an element of skill. The soldiers you need to capture a territory are generated by going slightly out of your way to blow things up, so if you’re anything like me you’ll have more than you’ll ever need. Title: Soaring into an enemy fortress in such a manner was excellent, encompassing everything I’ve come to love about Just Cause 4. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? After liberating his homeland in the last game, our hero is turning his attention to more serious means as he goes up against highly advanced mercenaries and a series of seemingly man-made weather calamities. Directed by Francesco Antolini. It means you’ll never walk anywhere, always seconds away from a maneouvre that propels you into the air, ready to deploy your wingsuit. (voice) (as Cristina Vee Valenzuela). Like I said before, it simply feels amazing in practice. The capital city is hounded by a sequence of tornadoes, while snowy mountains have to contend with a rapturous blizzard tearing apart military facilities. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Add the first question. Once caught up in its winds, the tornado throws Rico around like a ragdoll, sucking him off alongside countless other bits of animals, debris and other parts of the dynamically reactive world. The Army of Chaos system feels more considered, and knows that you want your actions to really mean something to the island of Solis. Continuing to deny the laws of physics, Rico’s trusty hook can propel him across the world in a matter of seconds when used in combination with his unlimited supply of parachutes. With a few additions, reading that review will tell you everything you need to know about Just Cause 4’s strengths. Just Cause 4 Reloaded includes additional premium content as well as all previously released improvements and additions to the game. (Video Game 2018). After losing his niece in an assassination attempt, Aiden Pierce, a street-smart vigilante, uses hacking apps on his phone to take over a new operating system in Chicago to hunt the criminals that killed his niece. Just Cause 4 is a slightly better version of Just Cause 3's destruction-fueled action, but lacks a big new idea to give it an identity of its own. Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland, the island of Medici, to help the rebellion fight against the evil military run by Di Ravello who is seeking global domination. This is a very iterative sequel, and therefore it’s just as gloriously over-the-top and action-movie stupid as the last one. The grappling hook is now fully customisable, capable of Airlifting, Boosting and Retracting all manner of objects. Lead the fight against the Highwaymen, as they seek to take over the last remaining resources. Liberating the map piece by piece has a new spin that resolves one of my chief complaints about Just Cause 3. When Agent 47 joins the ICA to hunt down threats to mankind, he is also pulled into a game of Cat and Mouse against a mysterious organization that is determined to stop him. Just Cause 4 Reloaded delivers an expansive and explosive gameplay experience in an all-new package! Players traverse/explore an open-world environment and use machine guns, rocket launchers, and explosives to attack and kill enemy soldiers. I wasn’t able to unlock the grapple mods with the mouse – I had to switch to a controller to make it work. The Lightning Gun is a pretty underwhelming damage hose, but the Wind Cannon is basically Rico’s version of shouting FUS RO DAH and blasting everything in his path. This is depicted through the in-game map as you push forward frontlines and, presumably, overpower the enemy. The joyous chaos you can cause across Solis is often neutered when you’re forced into scripted sequences filled with uninspiring chase sequences. Avalanche Studios returns with another entry in the explosive Just Cause series. This is particularly true in story missions, an area where the series has faltered in the past.