Reviews and Problems with Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review
19 March 2010
Excerpt: A really good wild west shooter seems like a pretty easy game to make. Considering you can wander into any video game store and buy a number of excellent war games or titles that pit you against invading aliens, a guy shooting a few enemies in run-down desert towns doesn't sound like a game design...
Excerpt: Towards the end of the first Call of Juarez , the tormented Reverend Ray McCall breaks down and shares the details of his dark past in a touching load screen monologue. If you played the game and thought to yourselves: "Wow, they could have made a game based on that story," I'm happy to report that...
Excerpt: of Western movies. The genre is slowly trickling away in film, but the amount of classic westerns is just staggering. It’s a different story for games, as I can’t even name more than two western games.
Conclusion: If you are willing to cope with all of the game’s aggravations, the unlockable content may give you some perseverance to trudge on. You can unlock history to each character’s past as well as additional playable team members.
Summary: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood suffers from some mishandled controls (they’re really not sloppy) and is lacking only in originality if you’ve inundated yourself with westerns most of your life. It is a solid, if short FPS, and even the multiplayer is a blast once you get registered.
Summary: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary...
Excerpt: I’ve always felt that the Western was one of the most underappreciated genres in the gaming industry. With such legendary characters like Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickock -- The infamous Wild, Wild West seems to be an untapped goldmine for gritty outlaws, tense storylines and awesome gun...
Pros: Taut showdowns offer a chance to shoot from the hip. When its time to duel, the camera drops to waist-level and pulls out to third-person. To survive the fight, players must keep the enemy in sight, hover a hand just shy of the holster, then draw and shoot when the clock strikes.
Cons: The game’s Civil War opening feels hemmed in like a tepid take on