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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
23 December 2009
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.
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: 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: The fourth chapter in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood begins with an Aztec warrior informing the members of his tribe that they will be buying rifles from Mexicans so that they can slaughter the white people encroaching on their lands.
Excerpt: While the foul-mouthed outlaws and frantic shootouts of the Old West are prime subject matter for action games, few titles have saddled up for the ride. 2007's Call of Juarez made a pass at the setting, garnering a middling reception, but now the franchise is back with another tale and a more...
Summary: Ubisoft's Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood , the prequel to 2006's Call of Juarez , tells the tale of the McCall brothers. Anyone familiar with the first game will immediately recognize Ray McCall as the game's preachy protagonist, and over the course of the new game, you'll come to find out exactly...
Pros: Dripping with Old West style, Gorgeous and varied environments, Solid gunplay and fluid cover system, Sweeping Spaghetti Western-inspired story, Wild West Legends Mode = rad
Cons: Clipping and pop in throughout, Inconsistent voice work, Terrible lip-syncing
Conclusion: When depicting the action and essence of the Wild West, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is one of the best representations within the videogame media today. With an engaging storyline, intense action sequences, and memorable characters, Bound in Blood is a gaming experience that all should play.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Xbox 360, PS3, PC Review
16 August 2009
Excerpt: Video games with a Western theme are pretty rare. What exactly goes on in a development studio when the team is thinking about designing a new first person shooter? No doubt loads of guys would shout out “World War 2”, but what happens when some guy shouts out “Spaghetti Western”?