Mercenaries 2 World In Flames
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an action-adventure video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to 2005's Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. The game is a third-person shooter with an open world, set in a fictionalized war-torn Venezuela. The game's primary objective is to kill the President of Venezuela whose betrayal of the protagonist mercenary acted as a stepping stone to their current position.
Mercenaries 2 World in Flames
Pandemic Studios began developing early ideas of Mercenaries 2 in December 2005; an early pitched concept took place in the studio's home country of Australia, and featured robotic soldiers and a final boss that was secretly a cyborg. This idea would later be reserved for the shelved Mercenaries 3: No Limits. To counter the "dark and gloomy" atmosphere of the first game, developing artists wanted to create a colorful environment and were immediately attracted to somewhere tropical. It was decided relatively early on for the game to be set in South America, with beta tests taking place in Argentina and Suriname until Venezuela was chosen due to its massive links to communism, history of internal conflicts, and its importance to the international oil industry. In addition to the three playable mercenaries from the first game, a fourth and fifth mercenary character were also considered; one planned mercenary included Fiona Taylor, a prominent character who appears in both games as a non-playable character.
In preparation for the release of Mercenaries 2, Electronic Arts opened a commercial campaign in August 2008, with scenes of the plot of the game in a stylized world, featuring background music reminiscent of a "hip-hop musical" singing about how the protagonists are going to get revenge for being double crossed and getting no pay to boot. The song, called "Oh No You Didn't" was written and performed by the Wojahn Brothers and was released as a single on September 23.
New vehicles have been added, such as boats. Hijacking now consists of a small minigame, ranking in difficulty relative to the vehicle being hijacked. Another feature is the ability to switch from driver to gunner on demand. One other new addition to this iteration of Mercenaries is the ability to build a Private Military Company (PMC) and recruit mercenaries into it. There are three mercenaries that can be recruited: Eva Navarro, who will act as a mechanic once recruited, and Ewan Devlin, who is a helicopter pilot who can pick up valuable objects you may encounter, and can also extract the player if necessary. Also Misha Milanich, a bomber pilot, will be available for hire as the player's source for airstrikes.
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames released with achievements on Xbox 360, sometime later the major 2.0 "Payback" update was released that introduced trophy support on PlayStation 3, among other things like worldwide co-operative mode and cheats. A list of the trophies and achievements for Mercenaries 2 can be found here.
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is a free-roaming driving and action game. In the beginning the player selects one of three mercenaries from the previous game (Mattias Nilsson, Chris Jacobs and Jennifer Mui). Each merc has a special ability: Jennifer can run faster than others, Mattias regenerates his health faster, and Chris can carry more ammo. The gameplay is similar to that of the preceding game, with a few minor changes, one of which is a new way to hijack tanks: whereas in the previous game the player could simply walk up to the tank and automatically hijack it, it is now necessary to participate in quick-time events to get rid of the enemy gunner. It is possible to use a grappling hook to latch onto passing helicopters in order to hijack them. As opposed to the previous game, player characters can swim.
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an open-world third-person shooter video game developed by the now defunct Pandemic Studios (known for games like Full Spectrum Warrior or The Saboteur). It is a sequel to Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. The game takes place in war-torn Venezuela following a coup by a powerful businessman. The player assumes the role of a betrayed mercenary trying to get revenge on his/her employers after a set up.
The M4A1 Carbine is the standard issue weapon of the Universal Petroleum mercenaries and can be seen being carried by Allied Nations medics also. The model of the M4A1 lacks the rear sight, yet still, it has good accuracy. Jennifer and Matthias can carry a total of 12 magazines, while Chris Jacobs (being the "strong" mercenary) can carry 16.
The first pattern M249 is used by UP mercenaries and AN soldiers. In-game, its bipod is unfolded and is fitted with a heat-shield. Only holds 100 rounds despite being fitted with the 200-round belt box.
The SVD Dragunov is used by the PLAV, VZ forces and UP mercenaries. A glitch in the game occasionally makes the characters hold it like a pistol. On the buy menu, it is mislabeled as the "7.72mm Sniper".
Taking part some time after the events seen in the first Mercenaries game, World in Flames begins as our lovable mercs, no longer working for private military company (PMC) ExOps, perform a seemingly normal contract for a rather suave Venezuelan businessman, only to be backstabbed (actually, shot in the arse) for their trouble. The businessman is Ramon Solano, and he plans to overthrow the Venezuelan government, and punish the rest of the world by putting a stop to the export of precious oil.
To assist in this quest, you'll recruit a support staff to help you hone your shooting skills, drop off supplies, and transport you from dangerous spots. You can also purchase items from the myriad of groups, including an oil firm and a Venezuelan rebel faction. If the action proves too tough alone, you can engage in missions through online cooperative play, a first for the franchise. Not only is the environment open-world, but fully destructible. Let's say you need to take out a sniper perched in a tower. You can pull out an assault rifle and kill your foe, or grab C-4 explosives and blow the tower to bits.
The game is very much inspired by Venezuela . We worked very hard to capture the look, feel and flavour of that part of the world but it's not a city-by-city or street-by-street recreation. Obviously we have to strike the right balance between getting the environment as real as possible while making plenty of concessions in order to be able to compact a giant country into a game world that is feasible to create for and explore but I hope that anyone who knows a thing or two about Venezuela will feel as though we did our homework.
Given that we try to strike a blend between setting our game in real world, plausible scenarios and over the top fantasy this sort criticism is always to be expected. This said, Mercenaries 2 is a work of fiction and any resemblance to real world people or situations is unintended.
Most definitely. More than 50 per cent of the objectives you'll have in Mercenaries 2 involve ancillary tasks for various factions in the world. A relatively small portion of the tasks in the game are compulsory.
Definitely online cooperative play. Being able to play with my buddy in an open world action game is a pretty new frontier in video gaming and I'm glad that we're trailblazing in this regard. Two player action in the world of Mercenaries will our emergent "what, not how" game philosophy to a whole new level!
The technology and tools for Mercenaries 2 has been completely rewritten from the ground up as to specifically support big open world action games. Open worlds games are massive and complex collections of code and data - without the proper technology or tools creating them can be a nightmare. From our experience on the first game we were able to identify many of the needs we would have our of tools and tech this time around and now that we're in full production that research is really paying off big time.
Like the previous title, Mercenaries 2 is an action-adventure, third-person shooter with vehicular combat elements set in an open world environment. The gameplay remains pretty much the same, although new features have been included, like a more destructible environment, co-operative multi-player mode, quick time events while hijacking vehicles, a fuel stockage stat, a grappling hook for helicopters, a waypoint system and the ability to swim.
The game features a lot more vehicles than its predecessor, with more variants of each vehicle and new vehicle types: motorcycles and boats. New weapon types have been introduced as well, such as pistols and grenade launchers. One other new addition to this iteration of Mercenaries is the ability to build a Private Military Company (PMC) and recruit mercenaries into it. There are three mercenaries that can be recruited: Eva Navarro, who will act as a mechanic once recruited, Ewan Devlin, an helicopter pilot who can pick up valuable objects encountered in the map and also extract the player, and Misha Milanich, a bomber pilot and the player's source for airstrikes.
The development of Mercenaries 2 began 12 months after the first game's release, on December 2005. The game was known at the time for being delayed many times. Its original release date was December 2006, before being postponed to Spring 2007, Winter 2007, Spring 2008, Summer 2008, and then September 2008. An early concept of the game, which was set in Australia, featured robotic soldiers and a final boss that was secretly a cyborg. The idea was scrapped and was later reused for the cancelled third installment, Mercenaries 3: No Limits. The Australian setting was scrapped almost immediately as well, in favor of a South American setting, with beta tests set in Argentina and Suriname, until Venezuela was picked for its links to communism, its internal conflicts, and the presence of oil. Two more playable mercenaries were planned, including Fiona, who can still be played as a skin for Jennifer, with the Total Payback update. 041b061a72