just cause 4
GRAPPLING WITH A BIG AND INSANE SANDBOX GAME
You’ve got to hand it to Rico Rodriguez. He’s always finding the most beautiful places to visit, with stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking vistas. And blowing most of it up while he’s there. This time the remote South American country of Solis is Rico’s destination, and the glorious open-world setting of Just Cause 4. Solis is the game series’ biggest playground yet, with richly varied environments, teeming with wildlife, and even featuring Mesoamerican archaeological sites. Which you can probably blow up.
As always, rugged agent provocateur Rico is going to have to get his hands and his grappling hook dirty, overthrowing a controlling army that is repressing the people of his chosen destination. This time he’s facing off against a hi-tech private militia called the Black Hand—super-wellequipped a-holes that we’re sure will be fun to take out.
Avalanche has always provided the Just Cause series with a fantastically realized and massive sandbox for combat and destruction. Well, here they’ve unveiled an incredible 100 square kilometers of rainforests, mountains, desert, and exotically beautiful geography for their latest game. It’s genuinely huge. But even better, there’s weather. And not just the sunny kind you might be used to on Rico’s South American sojourns. Solis is prone to the most extreme weather conditions including tornadoes, blizzards, and forked lightning storms, just to make the action more dramatic.
Rico’s new grappling hook has been evolved for JC4 too. It has all kinds of new gizmos and capabilities, fully customizable to your preferred play-style. Vehicle and driving mechanics have been overhauled, and there will be a whole smorgasbord of new vehicular carnage possibilities—with military jets, helicopters, turbo-powered sports cars, and even cranes and wrecking balls very much on the menu.
Enemy AI has been ramped up to provide Rico with more of a challenge also. And let’s not forget the aforementioned blowing stuff up. The series’ destruction and physics simulation, evolved to be the most comprehensively bonkers yet, coupled with that extreme weather, looks like providing the most intense Just Cause so far.
Above Adverse weather will throw a spanner in the works of your usually perfectly judged wing-suit flights.