Due to some recommendations I got in #Elliquiy, I bought Mercenaries 2 on Saturday. I'm totally addicted to the game. It's so freaking awesome!
Did anyone of you got that game too? What do you think about it? Are you willing to share some nifty tricks or secrets you found? Discuss!
I will like to share how I beat the unbeatable Mission to get Eva, the Mechanic. This solution provides that you're willing to loose at least once. You also need a good Helicopter. Something among the lines of P.A.L.V. Gunship. It has some decent load of Missiles and two Miniguns. Now for the tricky part:
You beat the first part of the Mission which is quiet easy. You just go around in Town a few times, drive up the road to the mine, avoiding the fighting VZs and P.A.L.V.s by using the Jumpfunction. Now you're ordered to go down into the mine to meet the unavoidable death by an Anti-Tank-Missile, Tankcannon or landing on your Roof. You don't. You just step out of the car. The timer won't start to run before you've passed the first gate.
Now call in the Helicopter. You fly down the way you would usually drive with the Helicopter. Avoid getting to close to the jungle because they're hiding VZ forces which ocassionaly are armed with Stingermissiles (unhealty for your copter). Once you meet the first VZ base you're free to unleash hellfire on every little jerk who's planing on blowing up your car later on. Once you got the Tank out of the way and the two-three Missiledudes turn to shreds with the Minigun, you're safe to fly down and get rid of the rest. You're also free to take the money and the fuel Tanks. The dead VZ Forces won't need it anymore. You fly back now cause the rest of the cannyon is more or less safe. Once you reached the Car again you fly through the cannyon on your left. Keep it low, they got a SAM waiting for you at the end along with a busy VZ Base.
THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK but I managed to hid with my copter behind a building and the SAM wasn't able to fire at me. They shot me down though since I couldn't dodge very well. If you move around too much you're picked off by the SAM. If you stay in the same place too long you're shot by the tank or the Missiledudes. The best thing is to just fire away with everything that's left in the ammopacks. Turn the whole base into ashes. It's very important to get this thing cleared out. You have to make a tight turn in that base and therefore make an easy target. If you're still in the copter you can fly back to the car, else just pick up an unmaned jeep from the VZ to go back. The task to drive through the cannyon is now MUCH easier. Just watch out for stones and Carwracks along the way. These are probably the only things that can still lead to a failure.
Please note: I experienced one base respawned while I finished the other one. I don't know if that's due to some invisible border I crossed or time. I think it's the second one since I took my time to play around with the winch and Fuel Tanks