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One man and his dog (with not a 'come by' in sight),
This review is from: Dead to Rights: Retribution (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
If you're looking for a decent shooter at a bargain price you won't go far wrong with Dead to Rights. Or should that be semi-shooter as for much of the time you'll be utilising your melee skills as you plough a swathe through massed ranks of enemy combatants.
It's not a perfect game but it does keep you gripped as you and your trusty and rather bloodthirsty four-legged friend set about avenging the death of your father in a typically dystopian city where danger - and annoying snipers - lurk around every corner.
I think many people may have been put off buying this due to the concept of a man/dog tag team - and admittedly it IS daft - but it works surprisingly well. Unlike many companions, Shadow is actually a very useful asset, and you'll be thankful for him when surrounded by multiple foes. Plus he's simple to control; just press the up directional button and he'll savage the nearest enemy while you gain valuable breathing space. There are also a handful of missions as Shadow himself that hinge on stealth. You'll either enjoy them as a change of pace, or like me find them a bit tedious. But that may well be because I'm rubbish at that kind of thing. (Deus Ex, the horror...)
Lastly, in the current climate of ridiculously short games, Dead to Rights bucks the trend by being relatively long so you won't feel short-changed.
I wouldn't rate this above a game like 'Timeshift' in terms of a hidden bargain gem, but compared to the bland likes of 'Blacksite' et al it's one that will keep you entertained for as long as it lasts.