What’s the surest way to get me to blog about something? Probably asking politely, but the second-surest way is to take random ideas I have in my head about things I like, and then somehow telepathically translate them into a beautiful looking video game that makes me want to leap off my roof and grapple my cat with a broom before crashing through the windshield of my car.
Fortunately, Rico, the star of Just Cause 2 is more talented than I am and the developers over at Avalanche Studios, who refuse to reply to my emails threatening to kill myself if they don’t add co-op, have decided to pitch reality to the wind and create a sandbox game that looks like everything that is awesome about gaming… and physics… and explosions… and destructible environments… and grappling hooks… and parachutes.
Pay special attention about half way in where Rico shoots a propane tank, then grapples it and rides the goddamn thing into space. The fact that someone at Avalanche thought this would be “hilariously fun” is 1 thing, the fact that a lead designer green-lit it and put it in the game makes me want to kiss them all on the mouth:
In fact, if I lived in Sweden, I’d probably camp out in front of their development offices with fresh donuts, trying to lure them out just to give them hugs.