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Posted by fanzhou on December 12th, 2016

This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Ruffian Games' Xbox 360 exclusive Crackdown 2, which reviews describe as "more like an ambitious user mod than a true follow-up." Crackdown 2 currently earns a score of 73 out of 100 Buy RS Gold  at Metacritic.com.IGN's Erik Brudvig rates Crackdown 2 at 7.5 out of 10. "Epic's oft-repeated motto for Gears of War 2 was, 'Bigger, better, and more badass,'" he begins. "For Ruffian's follow-up to Crackdown, it feels like the motto was, 'Don't rock the boat.'""Here is a sequel that feels near identical to its predecessor in just about every way," Brudvig continues. "The open world action formula is the same. The game's location is the same. The graphics look about the same. And the shortcomings, well they're about the same too. Is it fun? Yes. That hasn't changed either."Crackdown 2's gameplay progression will be familiar to those who played the original title. "At the outset of Crackdown 2, you'll find yourself in the shoes of a general badass, capable of doling out pain and stomping squads of freaks," Brudvig says. "By the end you'll be able to leap from rooftop to rooftop with ease, pick up and toss cars and trucks, fill the sky with homing missiles, and even glide through the air like a flying squirrel."According to Brudvig, the process remains as addictive as ever. "Crackdown 2 is really a game for people who like collecting things," he says."The main prize is agility orbs, found on rooftops or other places that require a bit of platforming. You can also find hidden orbs, or the new renegade orbs -- which annoyingly run away from you -- and Xbox Live orbs which can only be snagged while playing online co-op. RS 3 Gold
Add in some audio file collectibles and you have roughly 1,000 things to seek out. It may sound like an odd focus to build a game around, but this platformer-meets-[P]ac-[M]an formula is seriously addictive."However: "Even with all of the additions, the game doesn't feel new by any means and Ruffian still hasn't addressed many of the issues that people had with Crackdown 1. The story is nonexistent.

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