Excerpt: What do you get when you combine "spaghetti-western" characterizations with fast-paced, multiplayer mayhem? Paradox Interactive is hoping that Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West can answer that question for you. It should be noted that Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West does not set out to re-invent the wheel, and that is probably a good choice.
Summary: If you are looking for a title to eat up some play time for the next couple weeks until a certain Wild West game comes out, feel free to give Lead and Gold a spin. Just be warned that is not perfect and has a few quirks. The historically accurate gun inaccuracy, spotty jumping, and odd character balance could all be seen as turn ons or turn offs, largely dependent on what you want from a game of this sort.
Excerpt: The western themed release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West may have been released at the wrong time, given that Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption is upon us, and, because of this, I feel that the game could be overlooked by many. Red Dead may be a higher profile release, although Lead and Gold is a delightfully cheap (£11.99) online multiplayer game that shouldn’t be ignored just because a bigger budget gaming western is just around the corner.
Excerpt: Woohoo woohoo woooo…woo woo hoo… It’s really hard to write in “whistle,” but if I could it would be the perfect intro to this review. You see, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is set in, you guessed it, the Wild West. There is only one song that can put you in the mood for a bit of Wild West action, and that is Ennio Morricone’s theme for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. So I wrote the tune down.
Excerpt: Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and co. may have satisfied our Wild West thirst on the big screen, but the world of gun-slinging outlaws has never really materialised in any meaningful way on the videogame circuit. Red Dead Redemption could go some way to filling that void this May, but until then, if you’re looking for some rootin’ tootin’ shootouts at dawn, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West could be a good way to pass the time.
Excerpt: War games proliferate in the multiplayer gaming landscape, but the Western is a thinly exploited genre. Enter Lead And Gold: Gangs Of The Wild West . The class-based gunplay between teams of dusty scavengers is fast and dirty, but there’s a sense of strategy that rewards slowing things down a beat and keeping an eye on your fellow cowboys. Four classes each offer unique weapons, from pistol to long-range rifle and devastating shotgun.
GAME REVIEW – Lead and Gold: Gangs Of The Wild West (PlayStation 3, PSN)
Alternative Magazine Online
20 May 2010
Conclusion: However, taking into account the omission of voice chat, the balancing issues and a lack of map variety, the game in its current state can only be cautiously recommended. The experience system certainly needs reworking: at the moment it seems quite elusive and detached, only applying on a ‘per match’ basis.