Double Shot: Just Cause 2 Aerial Pack
I just got my grubby little hands on the $2.00 Black Market Aerial Pack DLC for Just Cause 2. Apparently, developer Avalanche will be releasing a few of these in the coming months, each containing about three equipment and vehicle additions a piece. This pack includes a new rocket launcher, fighter plane and parachute jets, all purchasable from the in-game black market. Is this first entry worth the price of admission?
Going with the aerial theme, the rocket launcher is primarily an anti helicopter weapon. It gives you the ability to lock onto 4 separate enemies (vehicles or people) by holding down fire and dragging the cursor over your targets. Once they are cued up, simply release the button and watches as a volley of pure destruction homes in on your victims. I say that it's mostly useful for choppers because on the ground, there are just too many obstacles, such as buildings, civilian cars and trees, that can get in the way of the missiles, resulting in a wasted round. And since this launcher holds half the ammo of the standard one (to make up for its potential 4 count volley), each time you let loose with the rockets they need to count. I really can't recommend this weapon for anyone except those tired of playing the hijacking mini game when the attack copters start circling. The regular rocket launcher is much easier to use and has twice the ammo, once fully upgraded.
The new fighter plane is probably even less useful. As much as fun as is to strafe a base with rockets and bullets before skydiving into it, most planes just move too fast and bank too slowly to be effective in any sort reliable way and the F-33 Dragon Fly is no exception. To make matters worse, it's only a slightly more nimble version of an easily stolen Panauan plane:
At a cost of 100,000 dollars, there's just no need to waste your money on a plane that you can find for free at most airports in the game. Plus, the standard black paint scheme, while adhering to the motif of Rico's other black market toys, is pretty bland and boring to look at while flying.
The final item included in the pack is probably the most interesting and handy. Once you buy the parachute jets, you can then switch them on anytime, mid-float and be propelled forward for a brief time. A meter appears at the top right corner of the screen telling you how much juice you have in the tank; don't worry, it refills automatically after about 8 seconds.