One word can describe this game, BRILLIANT! My first love is Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the C4, the guns, the shooting, and don’t forget the blood; all make for a great game. But what Rainbow Six is lacking Mercenaries 2 make up for two fold. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is a sandbox game, you can do anything. You actually get money for blowing up billboards, 5k for each one that is destroyed. The graphic s are very smooth and very real, you can see wrinkles, scars, individual hairs. Everything is so detailed. The only thing I don’t like which is very minimal is the fact that you can only play single player or a co-op on XBOX Live only.
You start out at the main menu with hundred dollar bills fanned out. If you roll through them you can see the three main characters which you can choose one to play throughout the game. Chris Jacob, bald, dark, large man, the only mercenary that has a moral compass and actually uses it! Mattias Nilsson; blond Mohawk, Swedish man, the craziest of them all, he just wanted to blow stuff up. The last one is Jennifer Mui; Asian/American, tall, skinny, dark hair, all she cares about is the money, though all love that feature. After choosing a character it then takes you to the first mission which is a tutorial to help you use you PDA and also how to use weapons, air strikes, change weapons, package drops, and other things you will use for the rest of the game. Your first mission is to rescue General Carmona for a man named Ramon. After rescuing General Carmona you take him back to Ramon and Ramon betrays you and shots you in the ass. You then go back to Ramon’s mansion and “clear” it out. Basically kill everyone and take over the house for your headquarters. You next have to make friends with companies in order to get supplies and get paying jobs. Throughout this period you need to find and hire three key people, Ewan Devlin (helicopter pilot), Eva (mechanic), and Misha Milanich (jet pilot). You will already have your INTEL person, Fiona Taylor, she will help you a lot throughout the game. After assembling your team you are ready to start missions. I will not give anything else you will just have to play the game, and have great fun. I did!