Reviews and Problems with Call of Juarez: The Cartel
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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
The Armchair Empire
10 November 2011
Conclusion: The game starts with a bang up shoot-out on an LA freeway then flashes back to days earlier when the trio explores Sequoia National Forest to take in the sights and blow up a few outdoor marijuana grow ops, framing another gang for the destruction in the process, which so predictably ends with a...
Call of Juarez: The Cartel proves that good ideas mean little when they don't have a solid foundation to support them.
15 September 2011
Summary: It has been almost two months since Call of Juarez: The Cartel was released on consoles. In the time since, you may have hoped that developer Techland would have been busy fixing the problems that plagued those versions for the game's PC release.
Pros: Secret agendas smartly link the gameplay with the story, Challenges give co-op play a competitive edge, Many levels offer room to maneuver
Cons: You miss out on the good stuff when you play on your own, Low online population makes it hard to find co-op partners, Unlikable characters that say and do unlikable things, Lots of bugs and glitches, Overdone, distracting blur effect
Summary: Nearly a quarter century again Midway released a questionable action game called NARC. This ultra-violent arcade game had a pair of overly sensitive cops blow up anybody that even thought about picking up a crack pipe or bong.
Conclusion: It's a mixture of bad decisions and rush jobs. The only way it could be worse is if the disc punched you in the face every time you opened the case. At least it's not completely broken, I guess.
Excerpt: Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an interesting attempt, but it doesn’t quite progress the series as much as it could have. Bright ideas fell flat due to polish and execution, but the cooperative play is worth checking out for those of you that love joining up with friends.
Pros: Interesting story, with great co-op incentives
Conclusion: Call of Juarez: The Cartel makes a lot of mistakes. Changing the setting from the wild west to the modern day was the first sign of trouble, but it was by no means the last. The game is, to put it simply, broken. I could only recommend this tedious and tiresome gaming experience to people I hate.
Summary: Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an FPS that brings the lawlessness of the Old West into present day. You'll embark on a bloody road trip from Los Angeles to Juarez, Mexico immersing yourself in a gritty plot with interesting characters and a wide variety of game play options.