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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review
2 January 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: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a game of small details, both visually and gameplay-wise. There are a few noticeable problems, but the details make a big difference in the end. One of my biggest gripes with first-person shooters is characters rarely seem like part of the environment.
Conclusion: All in all, Bound in Blood is another solid title. Whilst there may not be anything spectacular about it, the game is an improvement over its predecessor in some respects with increased replayability, and an enhanced multiplayer system.
Summary: Brothers Ray and Thomas McCall solve most of their problems with six-shooters. Techland employs a similar tactic with Bound in Blood, wisely ditching the cumbersome stealth levels from the original in favor of more intense shootouts in the picturesque Western prairies, mountains, and ghost towns.
The Chance to Sling a Six-Shooter with the Best of Them
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: From the dark Civil War battlefields to the windswept Mexican deserts, take two brothers on a journey into the Old West
Graphics: Phenomenal environment art highlights this great-looking game
Sound: Excellent voiceover work and an era-appropriate score pull you into the setting
Excerpt: After the disappointing showing that Damnation made with me, I was a little put off on Western themed games. Thankfully I got over that long enough to review Call of Juarez, which puts the action back into the gunslinger genre.
Excerpt: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood isn’t a game for everyone – a Wild West themed, story-driven first-person shooter with deliberately (Read: Slower) paced gunfights is bound to turn a few people off, especially with the mature themes and language used throughout the adventure in order to give the game...
Excerpt: In the current generation there is probably no genre more crowded than the FPS. It takes a lot to stand out amongst such a heavily populated group of games, and while one way to stand out is to make a game of extreme quality, a rarely used setting can work as well.
Excerpt: In a game about war, blood, guns and obsession, it’s the few quiet moments that really stick. I recall the downtime in a small outpost outside the remains of a wild shootout, where I took a stroll down a dusty path suffocating in the dry heat of the setting sun.
Excerpt: is as follows: a beautiful woman can be deadlier than any bullet. When Ray and Thomas McCall first laid eyes on the lovely Marisa in Mexico, it was the beginning of a widening rift between the two brothers; a rift that would eventually end in blood.