Story - 80%
Graphics - 85%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 75%
Replayability - 75%
Welcome to Solís, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions.
Just Cause 4 sees rogue hero Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any costs.
Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder!
Quite the intro from Square Enix’s new release, Just Cause 4. I’m an absolute Just Cause noob, so this will be a “first-time players” impression on Just Cause 4, any Just Cause game for that matter.
So right after I found out that I had the opportunity to review Just Cause 4, I had to go do some research. First off I started with the YouTube trailer. It seemed pretty damn impressive. Jumping from helicopters into moving vehicles, leaping from mountains only to be saved by your wingsuit! This had me quite interested. Now the question was, could I do the same jaw dropping feats in the game…
The first few cutscenes tell the story of the previous games and why the character you portray is so infamous. After a few tutorials and mandatory chit chat you can finally get into the action where you get to blow stuff up. Blow Stuff Up Simulator 2018. Is that an IP, can I say that? Anyway. this brings me to my next point…
The graphics look absolutely amazing, I can only imagine how the lucky few Xbox One X owners must feel as the game has been enhanced for the Xbox One X. The visuals are perfectly matched with the audio. This game is epic just by the audio and visual standards.
The gameplay is fluent, some of the NPCs are a bit like droids, but for the most part, the aggressive units attack as they should. Just Cause 4 uses Avalanche’s new Apex Engine. This is exciting as a few games marked for 2019 will also be using the same gaming engine.
Just Cause 4 is fun as a novice player, I enjoyed it, on top of that, every explosion and gunshot sounded like the real thing and looked even better.
Where I would have to fault Just Cause 4, as a novice player, would be that the controls are a bit tricky at first. There are also some bugs, but nothing a patch cant fix, eh?
To the Just Cause regulars, TL;DR, proceed to the YouTube trailer.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox One X Enhanced
Genre: Open world action adventure
Age Rating: 18
Publisher/Developer: Square Enix/Avalance Studios
Estimated RRP: R999
Release Date: Out now
- Engaging story
- Graphics look amazing!
- Audio is simply epic!
- Controls are a bit tricky for beginners
- Some glitches/tearing