Is Just Cause 3 a cry for help?
There’s a mission during the game’s third act that so closely resembles an earlier pair from the first two acts that the back-and-forth dialogue lapses into a sort of self-aware fatigue.
To paraphrase: “Oh, we’re doing this again.” “Yup. Follow the trail of pipes and shoot all the things, then blow up the three big things and escape. You’ve done this before, you’re good.” “Gotcha.”
Nothing exists in a video game without its creators consciously putting it there. People built this series of three missions, saw how mindlessly similar they were and wrote a script calling that out. It’s like the team at Avalanche Studios knew their game had issues, and is surreptitiously apologizing. Read more…