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  • Summary: Set in the bucolic Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the brutal rule of General Di Ravello, you assume control of franchise's hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici...by any means necessary. With over fourSet in the bucolic Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the brutal rule of General Di Ravello, you assume control of franchise's hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici...by any means necessary. With over four hundred square miles of utter freedom from sky to seabed and a massive arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can dream up. Expand
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Just Cause 3 - Destruction Dev Diary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    95
    Let’s try a metaphor and imagine games as drinks. Fallout 4 is a fine wine, aged, complex, and evolving, likely better with a bit of wait. Bloodborne is a single malt Scotch — dense, overwhelming and rarified. Destiny might be a well made cocktail — a bit trendy, probably too expensive, but eminently satisfying and possessed of a certain technical skill. Just Cause 3 is a Miller High Life. It might not tick those other boxes of quality that those other drinks manage, but damn if I’d have it any other way.
  2. Dec 13, 2015
    87
    When you’re not waiting for it to load, Just Cause 3 is an incredibly fun game. Crisp visuals and a clever soundtrack bring all the explosions to life. Even with the violence and destruction, it manages to maintain a lighter tone than the Far Cry games, without sliding into the outright silliness of Saints Row. But, it’s still silly enough.
  3. Dec 21, 2015
    80
    Just Cause 3 gets away with more stunts and high-flying hijinks that, let’s be honest, even Hollywood can’t get away with much anymore. Come for the explosions, but stay for the, well, stay for even more explosions.
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    77
    All in all, Just Cause 3 is one giant bombastic set piece that manages to be immensely enjoyable and disappointing at the same time.
  5. "I have an island and i will blow it up!" Just cause 3 is a symphony of explosions. Action scenes make you feel good but missions get repetitive after a while.
  6. Dec 5, 2015
    70
    Like me, fans of the predecessor will still enjoy playing this game, and the true sandbox nature that promotes tinkering around with nearly endless possibilities will ensure that some people will continue to play it even after the story is completed.
  7. Dec 4, 2015
    30
    Imagine a roller coaster that stops for maintenance every 30 feet and doesn't allow you to exit, even after you've already been around the track a few dozen times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 170
  2. Negative: 28 out of 170
  1. JRG
    Dec 1, 2015
    10
    Repetetive after a while, and it has some questionable progression unlocks. A little bit shallow too.

    But hell if I'm not having more fun
    Repetetive after a while, and it has some questionable progression unlocks. A little bit shallow too.

    But hell if I'm not having more fun than ever.

    Every day I come home and look at my PS4 game collection and think "these are all great games, but I'm feeling lazy as hell. I don't want to think, I want to RELAX."

    Enter JC3. Turn on the game, blow stuff up, cry laughing at the awesome freedom afforded to you.

    Thanks Avalanche. You know what you are good at and don't pretend to make this game something it isn't. It's good, stupid fun. And I've been waiting for this since JC2.
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  2. Dec 1, 2015
    9
    While the story arc remains unimportant, everything else is an improvement over predecessor Just Cause 2. The new wing suit makes exploringWhile the story arc remains unimportant, everything else is an improvement over predecessor Just Cause 2. The new wing suit makes exploring the islands easier. The environments are again massive and even more beautiful than before. The fire leech has instantly become one of my favourite weapons in gaming history. Just Cause 3 might not exceed expectations, but then again it doesn't really have to as long as it delivers what it promised. And it does: endlessly blowing up everything in sight in various way still is fun, a lot of fun. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2015
    8
    Repetitive mission design and lacks an engaging story, but who cares!!

    This is the perfect game to disable your higher brain function and
    Repetitive mission design and lacks an engaging story, but who cares!!

    This is the perfect game to disable your higher brain function and just have a blast playing. Reminiscent of the last-gen titles Prototype 2 and Saints Row 4, just roaming the landscape causing havoc everywhere you please is a blast. The wingsuit is by far one of the best new gear additions and makes movement throughout the game not a chore, but something to look forward to. A great getaway at the end of a long day.
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  4. Mar 23, 2018
    7
    Just Cause 3 and a great game has great mechanics and a very dynamic gameplay system however its history is very uninteresting recommended forJust Cause 3 and a great game has great mechanics and a very dynamic gameplay system however its history is very uninteresting recommended for those who thought gta v could be more chaotic Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2015
    6
    Right now as this game is on the PS4 - i cannot in good conscience give it more than a 6. And lets go into why ina moment.

    Good stuff first
    Right now as this game is on the PS4 - i cannot in good conscience give it more than a 6. And lets go into why ina moment.

    Good stuff first - the game is a blast, pun intended. If you're looking for a game with mindless destruction and unique innovative ways to cause mayhem then this is right up your alley. In this regard it ks endless fun and i have had a great time finding endless ways to grapple enemies and things together in order to creste mayhem. Just brilliant.

    Tons of variety in vehicles, weapons etc... it feels just as good as the previous games in this regard. One annoyance is the lack of remapping keys or controls on the controller because it requires quite a steep learning curve. The story while largely throw away is funny at times as the characters almost know they're in a parody of sorts, some rather funny moments and dialog to be had.

    The game world is massive in scale, but as the old saying goes - size doesn't matter. It feels boring to be honest when all you have to do are random challenging, throw away missions and just blowing stuff up. Rpg this is not, so prepare yourself for that. I feel like it could have been smaller qnd mkre paded out.

    And onto why i cannot give it more than a 6 right now. Framerates and loading times. On ps4 thd frame rate constantly judders around and usually while doing not a whole lot, for examlle driving ALWAYS causes the framerate to drop, equally just swining the camera around does the same and intense exploding scenes causes it to falter further (hint:this is a lot because this is the game). This all causes massive lag in inputs which is very frustrating and jarring at times.

    Then theres the loading problems. I was doing an exploding vehicle challenge you find early on in the game, loaded it no issue and screwed it up so restarted it - i waited more than 4 minutes for this to reload, from a scene i was just in 30 seconds before. This is not isolated either, it has happened many tomes before and is simply poor.

    So. Taken without the issues this is an 8 for the sheer madness and fun factor. But right now, as it is i cannot give it anything more until /if the technical issues are resolved.
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  6. Feb 19, 2017
    6
    Destruction galore! that is the best part of this game. running around F'in stuff up is a lot of fun and a sight to behold. But to tell youDestruction galore! that is the best part of this game. running around F'in stuff up is a lot of fun and a sight to behold. But to tell you the truth thats it. not much else to talk about. The open world is large and beautiful but sadly repetitive. Every base is the same, every town is the same and every mission almost feel the same. You may find nothing wrong with that at first but 5-10 hours will make you want to move on. The story is cringe worthy at every turn. The main character is cool, nothing wrong but when he and other characters start to talk and play out the story. Well lets just put it this way, you'll be wishing you were deaf. It's not the voice acting it just leaves you with the thought of "Who the hell says this ****

    You will also find some bugs, but nothing game breaking, but a good bit and very easy to run in to. Also the frame rate will drop a good bit when things get crazy.
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  7. Jun 15, 2016
    0
    As of today's date with current latest patch the game is unplayable. The frame rate is appalling. You are warned!! Blowing up stuff is why IAs of today's date with current latest patch the game is unplayable. The frame rate is appalling. You are warned!! Blowing up stuff is why I bought the game but frame rate drops so low that it takes the fun out even there. Compare it with bad characters and story and you got a **** game. Expand

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