I usually don’t write about such frivolous topics like video games, but hey, I’m tired of being profound.
A new game called Mercenaries has just been released for PS2 and XBox. It’s supported by a great commercial – a parody of the “I am a nurse” ads that aired awhile back in which the characters talk directly to the camera. Even the wife (may Her name be praised!) who absolutely hates video games laughed.
“I will use two grenades, when only one is called for,” one character says.
“I will flip a coin to decide which building to blow up, then I will destroy both,” says another.
“I’m a mercenary, and I love my job,” another one says.
Here’s a pic of one of the merc’s named “The Swede”
Is that guy cool or what?
Overall the reviews are great for this game. Some are calling it GTA - North Korea, given the ability to jack any vehicle you come across.
Nevertheless, if you are into unadulterated mayhem – and let’s be honest, who among us isn’t from time to time? – then this game is for you.