Summary: A skeleton cowboy marionette driven by revenge. Troma's Lloyd Kaufman driving dangerously. A beautiful, unlockable picture of our own Hamza Aziz. A gator that has sex with a lumberjack. Wait, hold on... what now? Yup, this is definitely a Twisted Pixel game.
Excerpt: Taking cues from the old spaghetti westerns, modern revenge tales, and marionette puppet shows comes a Kinect game that may surprise gamers. The Gunstringer provides a unique experience with immersive controls, a charming world, and a good sense of humor, but at the same time is hindered by the same...
Pros: Genuinely funny dialogue, Unique presentation and wacky characters, Intuitive and simplistic Kinect control scheme
Cons: Short experience, Sluggish controls, Platforming sections
Excerpt: Only the mischievous minds at Twisted Pixel could mess with us like this. In the third add-on for their Kinect shoot-’em-up The Gunstringer , you play as someone new: the Devil himself, with eightballs for eyes and a shotgun that wastes foes with one shot.
Pros: + Switches traditional, + El Diablo and his quest are as goofy-charming as you’d expect from Twisted Pixel.
Cons: ? Will El Diablo ever battle the Gunstringer?
Excerpt: Twisted Pixel is back with their second release in 2011, and their first one to not only debut on retail shelves, but also use the Kinect sensor. You play as the Gunstringer - a skeletal marionette armed with a six-shooter and a grudge towards his ex-allies who betrayed him…in a puppet show about a...
Excerpt: Playing Real Big Shootin’ was a sweet reminder of everything we loved about The Gunstringer ( OXM rating: 9.0), one of our very favorite Kinect games. Unfortunately, many of those wonderful ingredients aren’t part of this downloadable add-on.
Pros: + More, + Goofy levels with solid variety and plenty of challenge.
Cons: ? Next time, how about more insanely over-the-top DLC like
Summary: Overall " The Gunstringer " is a good overall package which represents decent value for money and must rank one of the better Kinect games currently available. This is mainly down to the instantly recognisable Twisted Pixel presentation and humour along with the superb soundtrack and the bonus of...
Conclusion: A Show For The Ages - The presentation for the Gunstringer is unique. The game starts off with a live action bit showing a theater full of people and a theater crew getting ready for the evening show. As the curtain pulls up to start the show, we are pulled into the world of the Gunstringer.
Conclusion: If you can get the Kinect, and your body, perfectly placed then The Gunstringer is a hoot of a game. While it is short, there is still plenty to gain from it (unlockables, trophies and a co-op mode) including a very fun and strange story. If you own a Kinect you might want to give this a go.