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Mercenaries 2 lets you destroy just about anything

We are a gaming news site, after all. Let's move away from all the juicy new info and give you a preview of a game we're still in the air about. Some may dislike it, but the loyal fanbase of the original Mercenaries title are ready for more and we've got some hands-on impressions from IGN to keep you worked up. Let's make a list.
  • Everything is destructible, so set those trees on fire and watch the blaze spread. The fire is claimed to be the best-looking thing in the early build of the game. So either it looks really good or the game looks kinda bland.
  • Did we mention everything is destructible? Every building, vehicle, other person, whatever -- all can meet their doom thanks to you.
  • There are thirty weapons in Mercs 2 and over 200 vehicles. The fun lies in the vehicles, though. You won't necessarily have to pull a Grand Theft Auto and take a 20 minute jog to get the perfect vehicle, though. As you kick ass, you earn cash. This cash can be traded in for special weapons, attacks (air strikes), or vehicles to be delivered on the spot. Want a Wave Runner on that small lake? You got it!
  • Stealing a tank from an enemy involves a more God of War inspired button-pressing sequence, whereas other vehicles will only require one press of the action button to oust whoever else happened to be driving it.
There are a lot more impressions about the actual level played in the hands-on treatment, but we'd like to leave that up to you to read. It's pretty entertaining and we're moderately jealous. The game seems to be shaping up nice, but since we haven't heard how their online service will work, we've got our reservations until we see that in action.

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1. wait, so is everything destructable?

Posted at 1:14PM on Jul 9th 2007 by pete

2. @ pete -- Just in case you aren't being facetious, yes. Everything is destructible. And in case you are, I probably could have said it a few more times in the post =P I kid, I kid.

Posted at 1:44PM on Jul 9th 2007 by ndoerr

3. facetious? me? never...

Posted at 2:16PM on Jul 9th 2007 by pete

4. The environments in Transformers were supposed to be fully destructible and we know what garbage that game turned out to be...

Posted at 2:27PM on Jul 9th 2007 by Slaytan

5. Hahah...Transformers..you guys should know that every rushed movie game blows. I can't think of one that has ever been good.

Back to this game though, looks pretty interesting. I'm surprised this blog missed the Battlefield: Bad Company updates that shows how destructible environments affects your missions.

Posted at 3:30PM on Jul 9th 2007 by Popfrogs

6. Everything destructible? Heard that one before. I'm hoping this time it's for real.

Posted at 7:47PM on Jul 9th 2007 by NeverSage

7. That sounds awesome, but quite frankly I'm so SICK of QTE's. GOD! They are in every single action game! ARGGHH THEY ARE NOT FUN! Sure maybe they were a nice diversion in "Die Hard Arcade" but nowadays it's just an excuse for lazy game design. Timed button presses are terrible and need to die.

Posted at 2:21AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Sean

8. Now this is a game that would make me wanna buy a PS3.

Posted at 4:34AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Perkoff

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