In my hands

CrackdownI know I just started playing EQ 2, but I had too much fun with this game’s demo to pass it up.

As always, quick impressions to follow.

Update: Well, I didn’t update this last night because I played Crackdown too long and it got too late. I guess that should count for something.

I’m not sure what I think about Crackdown yet. Yes, it is a fun game to play. Very fun. It’s a lot of fun to just run around and power up your super cop. I’ve already earned 3 stars in strength and I’ve almost got my 3rd star with agility. So I can lift cars and jump twenty feet in the air. Both of those things are extremely fun to do and doing the rooftop races are a blast. Jumping from one rooftop to another across the street feels fantastic. They really got the feeling of vertigo and height perfect. I actually feel it in the pit of my stomach if I’m about to miss an extra high jump.

But the actual meat of the game has left something to be desired. I played for about 4 hours (which flew by) and I am just about ready to take down the first boss. If I had solely done the missions and ignored the races and the hunt for orbs, I could have taken the first boss down in 3 hours. If the other two bosses are equally easy, I’m looking at 10 hours of the main game. That’s borderline unacceptable. I had hoped for more.

Sure, I’ll have fun searching out the 500 agility orbs and the 300 hidden power-up orbs, but that will be tedious as well. So while I’m enjoying the game, I’m nervous that it will lose its sheen quicker than I hoped.


  1. Don’t worry, the rest of them are not that easy. While you will tear through Los Muertos quickly, the Volk are no joke. My brother-in-law and I ran into their territory after cleaning up the first area and were we quickly killed by the first group of guys. Additionally, the first compound in that territory was quite difficult to take.

    Have you done coop yet? It adds a great deal of fun and longevity to this game.

  2. Will – I noticed the same thing, the Volk are giving me problems. I tried to take down one of their generals and got toasted. So I was back in Los Muertos territory, doing rooftop races 🙂

    I haven’t tried co-op yet, but definitely plan on giving it a try.

  3. I’m glad to hear that the game is not going to be a push over. I plan on getting it soon.

  4. Oh, man. I have five unfinished games. This will have to wait.

  5. Dang. I made the mistake of playing the demo.

    A blast. (In more ways than one.)

    Will be picking this up now (sigh). Anybody up for some co-op?

  6. ag – played some co-op last night – it’s a total blast. Next time you see me on, drop me a msg, we’ll do some co-op.

  7. flamingsquirrel says

    I’ll do co-op… If you send me a 360 and crackdown…
    Or else you’ll have to wait till 2010 when I get a 360… Come to think of it, I wonder when they’ll take down the servers for most games…

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