Reviews and Problems with Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
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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...
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.
Excerpt: Black powder revolvers are solid, simple things. They don't have laser sights and they only hold six shots. For all their limitations they excel at putting men into early graves. It's the same with Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. This old west adventure isn't fancy or particularly innovative.
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.
Pros: Fun gunplay, Great voice acting, Solid story
Summary: Westerns are all about shooting. Games are (mostly) about shooting. Therefore all games are westerns! No, wait. Hardly any games are westerns. There’s Red Dead Redemption. That was good. There’s Red Dead Revolver. And Gun. And… Sunset Riders?
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
Conclusion: I'm hooked as soon as the intro starts. The year is 1910 and the main character, Silas Greaves, rides into town in a series of gorgeous stills, and he looks just as lost as John Marston once did in Red Dead Redemption .
Pros: Entertaining high score chase. Charming design. Lots of action. Original narrative. Great voice acting.