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So, I remember i tried this game back when the demo came out, but I tried it on the PS3. I hated it. Total let down. Bad controls, aiming was bad, vehicles felt odd, and the voice acting was ....ick
So, I get the chance to swap a game with a buddie of mine, and i took another stab at this game, 360 this time, not that it matters mind you.
First couple of hours, still hated it. All the original complaints still there. I swear to god I got so fed up with the aiming and trying to do the practice drills in the beginning I darn near tossed the stick at the plasma....but I never.
About 20 hours later, I'm hooked. Can't put it down. Sure, the aiming isn't great, there are a few bugs but for a mindless "blow everything up" type of game it is tons of fun. And, once you stop playing with the bad vehicles in the beginning, some of the other stuff works great. This is the first time in a long time that helicopters and tanks actually control like they should. I've actually had quite a few dog fights in heli's against other heli's with no issues. try that in GTA4. And the amount of vehicles is mindblowing, not to mention there are multiple ways to use them with mounted guns or missles on board.
And the world is HUGE. Even before you open up the other side of the map, it's bloody huge! Sure GTA4 had lighting, weather, and some other stuff to make the world more lively and real, but I swear it seems merc's is a LOT bigger.
As for aiming, as you start to find better guns, it becomes less of an issue. And of course, use more bombs, well, precision isn't needed.
Solid 7.8-8 /10 for me. no idea on multiplayer, as I don't care for MP at all. But for a single player purchase, you'll get a solid 40 hours out of it for sure.