Reviews and Problems with Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
2 September 2013
Summary: Call of Juarez is a series I've always wanted to enjoy. It's hard not to admire its attempts at clever storytelling, and the commitment to creating a wild west first-person shooter in an age where everything's about blasting terrorists with shotguns. Sadly, it's a series that never lived up to its potential. The last game in the series, The Cartel , was the worst by far, to the point where I was legitimately shocked another game in the series was coming.
Excerpt: The Call of Juarez series eked out a niche for itself as being the only consistent game for those yearning for the trappings of the Wild West, but after The Cartel torpedoed any chance the series had for a modern setting, Gunslinger is in many ways an attempt to start afresh. With a comic book-inspired art style and a narrative playfulness, Gunslinger clearly wants to distance itself from its ill-received predecessor.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Multi-Platform) Review
27 June 2013
Summary: Call of Juarez is a surprisingly great game from a franchise that has had many ups and downs. The pseudo-historical context allows the game to associate the protagonist will all sorts of cowboys, sheriffs, thieves, scofflaws, and ne’er-do-wells from the pages of American legend, in a story that never stops being entertaining.
Prepare for a Showdown | Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review
14 June 2013
Conclusion: All in all, Gunslinger is an excellent downloadable title. It manages to take the first person shooter concept and mix in enough unique gameplay mechanics to make it interesting again. The game really makes itself stand out with the dueling portions; the system isn’t perfect, but it is new, and with time, it can only get better. Unfortunately, the game is also on the short side, since it is a downloadable title. We really feel this deserved the full-length treatment.
Conclusion: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger has a lot of charm in its short but appropriately wild Old Western campaign, with an excellent storytelling twist and fast-paced arcadey gunplay against wily black-hats. Why it puts such emphasis on its broken dueling mechanic is confounding, and its ludicrous load times and occasional crashes are marks against it, but the good beats out the bad and the ugly.
Pros: Fun gunplay, Great voice acting, Solid story
Conclusion: "...pulling off trick shots is a complete thrill." "The six-hour campaign brings you to visually stunning Wild West environments..." "None of the boss encounters are particularly imaginative or challenging...
Pros: Entertaining mesh of narrative and gameplay, Arcade mode will bring you back for more gunslinging, Score based gameplay keeps things interesting
Cons: Long load screens, Boss battles are dull, Duels turn tedious quickly